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A packed line-up at CIOB Members’ Forum

5 June 2019

Events will take place around Edinburgh’s landmarks

The programme for this year’s Members’ Forum is shaping up – promising discussions around some serious issues along with opportunities to network, exchange ideas and catch up with the CIOB team.

The forum runs from Sunday 23 June until Thursday 27 June. It begins with a registration and an ice-breaker, followed by an evening reception at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton.

Day two (Monday 24 June) sees the CIOB AGM and the opportunity to thank outgoing president Chris Soffe FCIOB for his hard work and commitment over the past year. It also sees the first workshop of the forum, where industry leaders will update delegates on the work of the CIOB’s Construction Quality Commission and recommendations for next steps to promote the importance of quality.

A day-long session on Tuesday 25 June will include presentation of the corporate plan 2020-2023 and a review of the papers submitted by the CIOB Boards and regions to reflect on achievements and identify challenges for the coming year. The evening sees a performance of On Edge, a play sponsored by and developed with the CIOB to promote understanding of the impact of modern slavery in the construction industry.

On day four (Wednesday 26 June) regional representatives meet to share best practice across the CIOB’s regional hub network and give delegates the opportunity to discuss and review local hub successes and challenges. Running parallel to the Regional Reps meeting is a Board of Trustees meeting.

The afternoon will offer a site visit to Edinburgh St James, a landmark development, before attending the evening reception in the surroundings of Edinburgh Castle. The CIOB Policy and Public Affairs team will be joined by Scottish parliamentarians and construction leaders to discuss the value of the industry to the local economy.

Day five (Thursday 27 June) sees the start of the second workshop session of the forum, the CIOB’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Debate. Chaired by incoming president Professor Charles Egbu FCIOB, the panel will include experts from mental health organisations to debate the impact on the sector and how the CIOB can help support members. In the afternoon, there will be a chance to find out about CIOB products and services, including training courses through the CIOB Academy and online CPD content.

In the evening, the forum will conclude with the CIOB president’s Inaugural Dinner, held in the Main Hall of the Signet Library, which will include the announcement of the winners of the Global Student Challenge.

See more information at, where there will be a list of Hub Committee representatives attending.

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