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HS2 hosts first supply chain conference

The company behind the proposed high speed rail network HS2 will be hosting its first supply chain conference in Birmingham on 5 November.

HS2 Ltd is inviting businesses to attend the event at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham.

Representatives from HS2 will set out how businesses will be able to access over £10bn of contracts to help deliver the new rail network.

The Birmingham Supply Chain Conference is the first of a series of events designed to inform companies how to compete for and, if successful, win work on the largest infrastructure programme in the UK. Birmingham was picked as the first city to host the events due to its central place in the HS2 network.

Beth West, HS2 Ltd Commercial Director, said: “HS2 is a multi-billion pound project to build Britain’s new high speed rail network, the supply chain conference offers businesses the chance to prepare themselves for the opportunities which will be generated by this exciting project.

“To deliver this nationally important project on time and below budget, we need to work closely with suppliers early on, to ensure that sufficient planning is in place before the start of the formal procurement process.

"This will also benefit business, by giving them a head start to make the investments they require in recruitment, training and education to support the innovative ways of working we need to deliver HS2.

“We look forward to engaging with our supply chain, to develop a world class high speed rail industry and skills base in the UK. The Birmingham Supply Chain Conference will be the first opportunity to demonstrate how HS2 will work with industry partners”.

Companies must register an interest in the first instance.

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