CIRIA Winter reception

Join CIRIA for our annual Winter reception, as our new Chief Executive Dirk Vennix gives a taste of what is planned for CIRIA over the next year. We’ll also have a member spotlight presentation from HS2 to hear how they are developing an integrated resilience plan for this important national project.


2016 has been a busy year for CIRIA, as we launched our new membership branding and improved membership offering, announced our ‘Infrastructure & Resilience’ events series, and welcomed our new chief Executive Dirk Vennix. And 2017 is set to be even busier as we develop research projects, continue our events series and explore new topics with the infrastructure and construction sectors.

CIRIA’s winter reception provides an opportunity for member’s to meet and network with each other, and also to hear from our project managers about plans for the next 12 months. Come along to hear the latest proposals, which publications are lining up for launches in 2017 and how our new membership offer is developing.

This year’s Member project spotlight is a part of our Infrastructure & resilience series, with a presentation from HS2. Increasing the resilience of HS2 to extreme weather and climatic events, particularly under changed future climates, is a key aspect of HS2’s design, constrain and planning for ongoing management. This presentation will show how HS2 are developing a whole life resilience plan and working with other sectors to minimise disruption from interdependencies. 

17.00  Registration & networking 

17.30  Welcome from CIRIA's Chief Executive
           Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA

17.50  Spotlight presentation - Integrating resilience into HS2
   John Irwin, Deputy Project Engineering Director, HS2 Ltd 

18.20  Thank you & Close
           Doug Waters, Gatwick Airport & Chair of CIRIA council

18.30  Drinks reception

Who should attend?
All CIRIA members.

23 November 2016
17.00 - 18.30 (followed by networking drinks)

CIRIA, Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9PN

FREE to attend

If you are having problems registering for this event online please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email
23/11/2016 - 23/11/2016
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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