The industry’s favoured meeting place at the UK’s biggest infrastructure exhibition
The government’s National Infrastructure Plan 2014 identifies projected spending of £466 billion on 263 projects between 2014-15 and 2020-21. Newly announced programmes include £15 billion for the strategic roads network and £2.3 billion for flood defences. Energy attracts the biggest slice of investment – £274.9 billion, while transport infrastructure accounts for £142.3 billion.
The NIP says infrastructure investment could support 5,000 construction jobs for every £1 billion spent, plus as many more in design, engineering and planning. Companies nationwide of all sizes benefit – for London’s Crossrail project, 62% of suppliers are based outside London and 58% are SMEs.
This is the optimistic background to CITE 2016 – the perfect venue for people throughout the supply chain to meet face-to-face and discuss opportunities for contributing to this vital growth area for the UK economy.
The Official CITE Review
Read the Official CITE 2016 Review for a unique insight into what took place at CITE 2016.
A strong start in 2014
CITE’s launch in 2014 was a resounding success; the show was co-located with the well-established rail infrastructure exhibition, Infrarail. Together, they attracted some 6,600 industry professionals, making them the largest infrastructure event in the UK. In 2016, we will grow this success further, with a new venue offering more space for exhibitors in both shows:
CITE will be covering requirements for the development of infrastructure for transport, utilities, communications, energy and flood management that include civil engineering, construction services and products, plant and equipment, geotechnical, consultancy and project management, tunnelling and IT products and services.
Infrarail will once again shine the spotlight on the important rail infrastructure, with well over 150 product categories being represented, including track construction and maintenance, signalling and communications, electrification, railway civil engineering, plant and equipment, fare collection and passenger information, electrical products and equipment, IT systems, measurement, monitoring and testing systems, human resources and occupational health and security systems.
“So far our experience of CITE has been fantastic. It's been a very busy show for us, we've met a lot of new people that we haven't seen before and we've been able to start forging relationships with them. Importantly we've been able to find out better what it is the industry wants and also get across to the industry what we can offer to it.”
John Meredith, Unit Head of Rail, Imtech UK
Together, the shows will form the most important infrastructure event in the UK in 2016 and offer a unique ‘one-stop shop’ platform for professionals across the whole industry.