ICE Presidential Calendar

An important part of the role of ICE President is to engage with our members, stakeholders and general public. As a result, they have an extensive diary of regional, national and international engagements.

On this page you will be able to find a list of the activities the president will be undertaking in the coming month and those undertaken so far this year.

Upcoming activities

February 2021
  • 5 and 8 February – ICE Certificate Presentation Ceremony – cancelled due to current guidelines and risks re coronavirus
  • 5 February - Scottish Council for Development and Industry: online discussion on post-COVID and net zero infrastructure and place-making changes. Speaker
  • 23 February – ICE Trustee Board Strategy Day
  • 25 February - ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable, Chair. In conversation with John Penrose MP: How will we know we’ve successfully levelled up?
March 2021
  • 2 March – North East Construction Summit, Keynote Speaker, Shaping Zero
  • 3 March – Presidential Visit Northern Ireland, rescheduled Minister event (from 3 Dec 2020)
  • 4 March – MENA Fellows Roundtable, 'Driving towards a zero carbon Middle East'
  • 5 March – Presidential Visit to the Northern Regions (NW, NE and Y&H) Fellows Event, online
  • 9 March – ICE Policy Presidential Breakfast, Chair
  • 9 March – 2nd meeting with President’s Future Leaders and 1:1s
  • 12 March – Presidential Visit to the Northern Regions (NW, NE and Y&H), GAST and TQUEST Scholars events, online
  • 15 March – Rewarding our Members Lunch – cancelled due to current guidelines and risks re coronavirus
  • 17 March – Cross-Government Project Delivery Conference ‘Nothing less than world class delivery - Better, Faster, Greener’ – Keynote
  • 23 March – ICE Trustee Board, Chair
  • 24 March – Chair of Judging Panel - Innovation in Water Challenge Judging Day (Ofwat, Nesta Challenges)
  • 24 March – CIOB 'Adapt & Thrive' Conference online: panel discussion with RICS and RIBA
  • 25 March – ICE GSNet committee meeting: Speaker
  • 29-31 March – Presidential Visit to Malaysia and Singapore, online
April 2021
  • 13 April – ICE Policy Presidential Breakfast, Chair
  • 15 April – Rewarding our Members Lunch – cancelled due to current guidelines and risks re coronavirus
  • 20 April – ICE Strategy Sessions and Council, Chair
  • 21 April – MPA 'Delivering Net Zero' seminar; 'The Green Project Professional', Panel Discussion
  • 21 April – Institute of Water Engineering Conference – Keynote
  • 22 April – ICE Northern Presidential Visit (NW, NE and Y&H): Panel debates/event. De-carbonisation themed discussion
  • 30 April – Railway Industry Association (RIA) Innovation Conference, Keynote

Past activities

January 2021
  • 26-27 January – Presidential Visit to West Midlands region, online
December 2020
  • 2 December – Opening of the 13th Brunel Lecture Series, welcome and Chair
  • 3 December – Presidential Visit to Northern Ireland region, online
  • 7 December – Certificate Presentation Ceremony - cancelled due to current guidelines and risks re coronavirus
  • 7 December – ICE and RICS Carol Service - cancelled due to current guidelines and risks re coronavirus
  • 8 December – ICE Strategy Session: Covid-19, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Civil Engineer, Chair
  • 9 December – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable:What will be the signs that the Construction Playbook is working in delivering ‘better, faster, greener’ infrastructure? Chair
  • 15 December – ICE Strategy Session: A systems approach to infrastructure delivery. Chair
  • 15 December – ICE Strategy Session: Asset management in the age of climate change: How to avoid extreme weather-created disasters. Chair
  • 15 December – ICE Council, Chair
November 2020
  • 2 November – 1st Meeting with President’s Future Leaders
  • 3 November – Presidential Address
  • 4 November – Highways UK Birmingham conference online, keynote
  • 4 November – East of England APPG meeting
  • 5 November – ACED online webinar ‘Moving on from Covid’, speaker and panel discussion
  • 11 November – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable: Creating a clear net-zero policy plan for infrastructure, Chair
  • 24 November – Joint ICE and Costain lecture, Chair
  • 24 November – ICE Trustee Board, Chair
  • 25-26 November – Presidential Visit to the Scotland region, online
October 2020
  • 1 October – Future Leader Alumni event, online
  • 5 October – ICE Awards Ceremony, speaker/host - cancelled due to current governance guidance and risks re coronavirus
  • 15 October – ICE International MENA and Africa - Fellow's roundtable online event
  • 15-16 October – Presidential Visit to North Wales region, online
  • 20 October – ICE Strategy Session Graduate Voting Rights debate, Chair
  • 20 October – ICE Council, Chair
  • 22 October – Presidential Visit to the North East region, online
  • 28 October – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable, Chair - In conversation with Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds MP: Priorities for infrastructure
  • 28 October – 4th and Final Future Leaders Meeting
  • 28 October – BCIA, Awards Ceremony, speaker - Physical event cancelled due current governance guidance and risks re coronavirus, moved to online event on 5 November
  • 30 October – Presidential Visit to the East Midlands region, Annual Dinner - cancelled due to current governance guidance and risks re coronavirus
September 2020
  • 1 September – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable - Scotland’s Future Infrastructure, Chair
  • 2 September – ICE International Australasia all member online event, Speaker/Chair
  • 3-4 September – Certificate Presentation Ceremony – cancelled due to current guidelines and risks re coronavirus
  • 7 September – James Rennie Medal Finals, Chair
  • 7 September – QUEST 2020 online speech
  • 8 September – ICE Strategy Session: with the National Infrastructure Commission, Chair
  • 9 September – ICE President’s Future Leaders
  • 11 September – QUEST 2020 online speech
  • 11 September – BCIA online judging day
  • 22 September – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable, Chair
  • 22 September – ICE Trustee Board, Chair
  • 24 September – ICE International Europe online event, Speaker/Chair
  • 24-25 September – ICE Presidential Visit to Paris – cancelled due to current guidelines and risks re coronavirus
August 2020
  • 5 August – International Presidential Visit: MENA and Africa Fellows roundtable event
  • 6 August – International Presidential Visit ICE Singapore Graduate and Students, online
  • 6 August – International Presidential Visit – South Asia, online
  • 20 August – ICE North West Policy roundtable re levelling up pan-northern response, Chair/Host
July 2020
  • 1 July – State of the Nation Launch, Chair
  • 2 July – Presidential Visit to South Wales region, online (extra Fellows Event)
  • 7-17 July – BCIA Shortlisting; online judging
  • 16 July – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable – In conversation with Huw Merriman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee, Chair
  • 21 July – ICE Strategy Session; Engineering Rebellion, Chair
  • 21 July – ICE Council, Chair
  • 21 July – ICE AGM, Chair
  • 21 July – Smeaton Lecture, Chair
  • 23 July – BCIA Final Shortlisting Day, online
  • 27 July – International Presidential Visit ICE Malaysia Graduate and Students, online
June 2020
  • 4 & 5 June – Presidential Visit to East Midlands region (all online activity)
  • 8 June – (2nd part) Presidential Visit to North East region, replacing cancelled visit in April (all online activity)
  • 10 June – Future Leaders 3rd Meeting
  • 10 June – Presidents Reception – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 11 June - Presidential Visit to North West region – GSNet online activity (replacing cancelled visit in March)
  • 11 June – Presidential Visit to North West region, online (G&S event)
  • 12 June – Presidential Visit to South Wales region (all online activity)
  • 17 June - President Visit International Student Chapter Webinar, online
  • 19 June – Presidential Visit to East of England (all online activity)
  • 22 June - Benevolent Fund AGM online (and Visitors Day – cancelled), speaker
  • 22 June – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable – In conversation with Wes Streeting MP and Dan Carden MP: The role of infrastructure in the post Covid-19 recovery, Chair
  • 23 June – ICE Strategy Session; Covid-19: how the water industry can respond. Panellist
  • 23 June – ACED Conference (ICE/IStructE/Association of Civil Engineering Departments), speaking – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 23 June – Trustee Board, Chair
  • 25 June – Presidential Visit to South East England (all online activity)
  • 29 June – An Infrastructure Advisory Body for Northern Ireland; Panel Discussion, speaker
May 2020
  • 7-8 May – Presidential Visit to the Netherlands – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 13–14 May – Presidential Visit to South West region (all online activity)
  • 15 May – BCIA shortlisting day, Judge (cancelled – judging now online, commencing in September)
  • 19 May – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable – (topic TBD), Chair
  • 19 May – President’s Future Leaders Alumni networking event – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 20-21 May – Presidential Visit to London region (all online activity)
  • 21 May - Thank you to our members (long serving panel members) – Lunch – postponed (date TBD) re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 28 May – (1st part) Presidential Visit to North East region, replacing cancelled visit in April (all online activity)
April 2020
  • 2-3 April – Presidential Visit to North East region – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 17 April – Leading 2 x ½ day master inspiration sessions with the Hong Kong Development Bureau Training Programme (Major Project Leaders Centre of Excellence) - postponed re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 20-21 April – Council programme, Chair – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 21 April - ICE Strategy Session: Reassuring the public that infrastructure is safe – Chair
  • 22 April – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable – (topic TBD), Chair – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 22 April – Thank you to our members (long serving panel members) - Lunch – postponed (date TBC) re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 28 April – Visit to Hinkley Point C (South West region) with Future Leaders – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 29 April - ICE Strategy Session: How can infrastructure help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals? – Chair
  • 29-30 April – Presidential Visit to West Midlands region – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
March 2020
  • 05-06 March – Presidential Visit to Yorkshire and Humber region
  • 10 March – Future Leaders 1:1’s and 2nd meeting
  • 17 March – James Rennie Medal Finals, Chair – postponed re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 20 March – Engineers Ireland Presidential Address and Dinner – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 24 March or 31 March – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable (In conversation with Huw Merriman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee), Chair – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
  • 24 March – Trustee Board, Chair
  • 26-27 March – Presidential Visit to North West region – cancelled re coronavirus risks/concerns
February 2020
  • 21 February – Certificate Presentation Ceremony
  • 24-25 February – Trustee Board Away Day
  • 27 February – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable (Digital Retrofit), Chair
  • 27 February – Thank you to our members (long serving panel members) - Lunch
January 2020
December 2019
  • 04 December – EBI Launch, Chair
  • 04-06 December – Presidential Visit to Northern Ireland
  • 09 December – Certificate Presentation Ceremony
  • 09 December – Joint ICE and RICS Carol Service
  • 10 December – ICE Presidential Policy Breakfast Roundtable - Learning Lessons from the 1st Road Investment Strategy (RIS 1), Chair
  • 10 December – Council, Chair
  • 11 December – Brunel Lecture series close, Chair
November 2019
 
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