The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Economic & Policy Briefings

Chaired by Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford, the CIC Economic and Policy Briefings provide regular economic analyses, policy updates and comments on major commercial projects in construction industry. The briefings bring together leading policy-makers, economists and senior  industry players to discuss the key topics in an informal setting.

The Briefings run six times a year, typically on Tuesdays, from 9.30am - 12.30pm with three speakers, the opportunity to ask questions and two short coffee breaks.

In 2018 the series will contunue to take place at the Institute Of Civil Engineers, Westminster on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 20 February
  • Tuesday 10 April
  • Tuesday 15 May
  • Tuesday 10 July
  • Tuesday 16 October
  • Tuesday 13 November

2018 Programme:

Will Waller, Market Intelligence Lead & Associate at Arcadis, David Orr -Chief Executive of National Housing Federation, Rebecca Williams Onshore & offshore wind energy lead at RenewableUK; Jim O'Sullivan, Chief Executive, Highways England; David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing & Land, Greater London Authority; Charles Horton, Chief Executive of Govia Thameslink; Dale Sinclair, BIM Protocol Launch; Prof Noble Francis, CPA; James Hastings, Experian, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, Town & Country Planning; Michael Dall, Barbour ABI; Centre for Digital Built Britain, John Cridland CBE, Chair of the Transport for the North

Past speakers include:
Gavin Barwell MP, former Minister for Housing, Planning and LondonAndrew Wolstenholme OBE, CEO of Crossrail and CLC, John Cridland CBE, Mark Farmer, Terrie Alafat (CIH),  Phil Wilbraham (BAA),  Bridget Rosewell OBE from National Infrastructure Committee, Chris Savage,  Paul Morrell, former Chief Construction Adviser, Dr Andrew Neather, Crossrail 2,  Prof.Noble Francis, CPA, Peter Andrews from the Bank of England as well as analysts  from Experian and Glenigans and Will Waller from Arcadis, to name a few.

Why attend?

  • Promote knowledge exchange between the construction and built environment community, practitioners, policy-makers and other interested parties
  • Gain opportunities to deepen expertise
  • Participate in discussion led critical thinking and informed debate.
  • Connect and build networks with key players from government, business and academia in the built environment industry
  • Learn about economic policy issues and cutting-edge research
  • Hear from thought leaders and experts on important issues that will affect economic and policy direction.
  • Make your voice heard among decision-makers attending the Briefing

Who should attend?

  • Local Authorities (including regulators, planners, economic developers and construction and infrastructure policy makers)
  • Senior Public Affairs officer & Policy Makers
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Built Environment and Infrastructure Practitioners
  • Members of Built Environment & Construction Industry Professional Institutions
  • Property and land developers
  • Smart solutions providers
  • Interested individuals who wish to broaden their knowledge on policy issues and research relating to the built environment and construction industry


“I particularly welcome the range of topics covered which helps me to keep in touch with aspects of the industry which I don’t necessarily hear about in other ways, whether that be major infrastructure projects, economic forecasts or policy proposals. I always find it two hours well spent.” Paul Everall, Chief Executive at LABC

“The CIC Economic and Policy Briefings is an excellent way to gain high level insight into the minds of thought leaders and monitors of the construction sector.

People ask me how I seem to know everything. It’s because I go to the CIC Economic and Policy Forum every couple of months and get it from the horse’s mouth.” Richard Saxon CBE, Chairman of JCT

“The CIC's E&P Briefings is a hidden gem - one of the most interesting events organised by CIC. It's a great combination of presentations and discussion on key issues of the day and on major projects.” Turlogh O'Brien, Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Housing

Ticket Prices

  • 6 Session Briefing Pass - £190.00
  • Single Session - £55.00

(Discounts avaliable for CIC Members)

For further information, please contact Kamila Tomaszewska

To see presentations from previous Economic & Policy Briefings click here.