NHS Property 2014 conference: supporting the drive for efficiency
18 November


Pressures on the NHS to deliver world class services at the same time as achieving ever greater efficiencies have never been greater. All whilst being the subject of intense media and political scrutiny.

The effective and efficient use of the huge, £30 billion estate owned and operated by the NHS is an essential element in meeting the declared commitment to putting the patient first. Delivering a fit for purpose property platform that meets the justifiable expectations of patients and staff at GP's surgeries, drop-in centres, hospitals and specialist units is a challenge that is being met head on by NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships and by the dedicated property specialists operating in hospital trusts aross the country.

The NHS Property 2014 Conference is for senior level delegates from property, finance and allied disciplines from across all parts of the NHS. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from the expert speakers representing our partner organisations (e.g. NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships) and the wider NHS, to learn from and celebrate successful case studies, meet with solution providers and network with their peers.

Turner & Townsend BIM experts Grahame DeBanks-Hirst and Anna Thompson will present a session titled "Maximise your assets through BIM" and head of asset optimisation Nigel Herbert is on the expert panel at the end of the day.

Read more on the NHS Property Services website.

18 November

In November we are hosting our Business4Breakfast event in Frankfurt again, this time on the topic “Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Germany and UK”, held by our BIM specialist Dave Monswhite from our Newcastle office. We are looking forward to some insightful discussions with our guests.

If you want to know more about the event or attend the event, please send an email to:


MAPIC 2014
19 - 21 November
Palais des Festival - Cannes, France

Turner & Townsend's  Europe retail project management team leaders - Peter Cummings, Martin Greenhalf and Paul Grace - will participate in a MAPIC  this year.

Now in its 20th year, MAPIC is the largest retail property real estate fair in the property calendar, held annually in Cannes, France.

Diaries are filling up fast, get in touch here if you would like to arrange a meeting.

Find out more on the MAPIC website.

The Future of PPP

27 November

Associate Director Roland Verniers from our Amsterdam office is co-hosting the IPFA Event in Amsterdam on Thursday 27 November 2014 about “The Future of PPP: Do We Need to Go Global?”

It is the annual event of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA), which will be co-hosted by Turner & Townsend, NautaDutilh and UNECE.

In 2014, we saw the Dutch PPP model continue to be implemented across a diverse range of infrastructural projects ranging from road and water infrastructure to housing projects. In addition to the growth of the market, we have seen the emergence of innovative and exploitative ways to execute, fund, and deliver such infrastructural projects.

However, is the growth and innovation sustainable for the Dutch market in the long run? Should we be looking to the global community namely that of emerging economies for ways of expanding and growing PPP related initiatives on a global level? Should we look to our neighbors, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom for example for lessons learned and transfer of knowledge to ensure the continued growth and expansion of the Dutch PPP market?

This session will provide an opportunity to explore the expansion and growth of PPP initiatives within the Netherlands and abroad. Key speakers from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; Financial Institutions and sponsors will tackle the question on whether we should go global or focus on the local Dutch markets.

For further information and to book a place visit the IPFA website.

Inspiring the future of construction
24 November 2014


The conference examines the most important, but often overlooked, part of the industry – the people who can inspire the future of construction. Employers and major clients will showcase examples of best practice in how they seek to attract and retain the next wave of talented professionals.

Delegates at this interactive event will be able to engage with the Government Chief Construction Adviser Peter Hansford; Sir John Armitt, Chairman of City & Guilds and the Olympic Delivery Authority; Lord Richard Best OBE from the Local Government Association and many other featured speakers.

Turner & Townsend Graduate Recruitment Manager Lois Wilson will join the speakers to share her experiences rolling out our 24 month graduate development programme.

Find out more on the CIOB website.

Help Guide the Future of the Mining Industry
28 June - 1 July 2015

MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

AACE International, in conjunction with Turner & Townsend, has designed a Mining Industry Focus Track for their 2015 Annual Conference scheduled for June 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This track is specifically created to address cost engineering issues impacting the mining and metals sector.

Topics include:

  1. Quality / accuracy of study estimates
  2. The effectiveness of the stage gate process
  3. The owner's role and organisation for mining projects
  4. Lessons learned from the latest "mining cycle"
  5. Developing standards for mining

For more information about these topics and updated information, visit the AACE website.