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Fringe activities at the party political conferences

Published:  25 September, 2009

BRIGHTON/MANCHESTER: The Construction Products Association, Civil Engineering Contractors' Association and Construction News have joined forces to present two fringe events alongside the Labour and Conservative parties' conferences this year.

The 'Construction Industry Fringe Events' on Delivering Effective Transport Infrastructure in an increasingly global economy, aims to promote the UK as an attractive place to do business. It also aims to encourage increased productivity, innovation and investment.

A key ingredient in achieving this, said the CPA, is to ensure that we have an effective transport infrastructure.

"If we are to have world-beating companies to lead us out of the recession and retain our place as a major player in the global economy, we need to dramatically improve the transport infrastructure in this country," it stated.

The Labour Party event is being held on Monday 28 September at The King's Terrace, The Grand Hotel, Brighton at 8pm. Speakers are: Paul Clark MP, transport minister; Michael Ankers, chief executive of the CPA; Steve Withers, managing director, Amey Inter-Urban; Nick Edwards, editor, Construction News.

The Conservative Party event takes place on Wednesday 7 October at the Lancaster Suite, The Midland Hotel, Manchester at 8pm.

Speakers are as above, with Stephen Hammond MP, shadow transport minister replacing Paul Clark.

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