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Recent events

Key issues for UK road transport

07 February 2024 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Transport (Roads) Minister

As the Westminster war drums signal the coming general election, The Industry Forum was delighted that Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Roads Minister, could join us to lead a round table on ’Key issues for UK road transport’. There are, indeed, a lot of issues including managing a rapid switch to elect... Read More

Policy priorities for the water sector

29 January 2024 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Emma Hardy MP, Shadow Minister for Flooding, Oceans and Coastal Communities

Recently, Emma Hardy MP, Shadow Minister for Flooding, Oceans and Coastal Communities, led a highly topical Industry Forum roundtable on ‘Policy priorities for the water sector’. Lila Thompson, CEO of hosts, British Water, chaired the meeting in the absence of Rod Dowler. The wide ranging discu... Read More

Improving government performance in procurement and value for money

25 January 2024 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Dame Meg Hillier MP, Chair, Public Accounts Select Committee

Dame Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Select Committee, spoke last Thursday at an Industry Forum roundtable on the critical subject of ‘Improving government performance in procurement and value for money.’ The meeting was hosted by the Railway Industry Association and introduced by R... Read More

Delivering a circular economy

26 October 2023 - Afternoon workshop - Login for venue

Kerry McCarthy MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change

Part of the 'Getting the UK moving again' series of workshops For many practical and intuitive reasons, the goal of a circular economy has gained traction but is hard to deliver. Such a project needs to be achieved in steps and each step depends on a range of technologies as well as a suitable po... Read More

Industry Forum 30th Anniversary Reception

19 September 2023 - Evening reception - Login for venue


To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Industry Forum we are holding an evening reception at the House of Commons hosted by Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business and Industry, and sponsored by Workday. Speakers: Rod Dowler, Executive Chair, Industry Forum (Chair) Bill Esterson MP... Read More

Adjusting to new defence procurement priorities

14 June 2023 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Chris Evans MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shattered complacency about peace on the European continent. It has brought defence procurement to the top of the agenda as nations scramble to give urgent help to Ukraine, and also bolster their own defences. So, the Industry Forum invited Chris Evans MP, Shadow ... Read More