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An evening with the ICE President, Birmingham

  • Networking
  • Birmingham
  • 16 May 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
An evening with the ICE President, Birmingham

About this event

All Graduates, Students and Apprentice Technicians in the West Midlands are invited to an evening with the ICE’s 153rd President, Professor Lord Robert Mair.

The evening will feature an interactive debating session presided over by Professor Lord Robert Mair on a range of current topics facing the civil engineering industry.

In this, the bicentenary year of the Institution, Professor Lord Robert Mair’s theme for the year addresses how civil engineering has changed radically over 200 years and outlines how civil engineers today are as innovative and dedicated to solving problems now as ever they were.

There will also be the opportunity for networking before and during the event, as well as afterwards when networking will continue informally at a nearby location.

Bring a well charged smartphone or internet enabled device if you wish to participate in the interactive element. Wi-Fi will be available if required.

Please register for this event as places are limited.


Lord Robert Mair

Robert Mair was appointed Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Cambridge University in 1998. He was the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering 2011-17, and Master of Jesus College 2001-11. He was a Fellow of St John's College 1998-2001. He is also one of the founding directors of the Geotechnical Consulting Group (GCG), an international consulting company based in London, started in 1983. He was appointed Chief Engineering Adviser to the Laing O'Rourke Group in 2011.

Simone Schmeider

Simone is a graduate geotechnical engineer with Wood Thilstead Partners. She has been specialising in wind farm development and has worked on a range of projects including the cable route design for a North American windfarm, the conceptual monopole design for a Baltic windfarm and assessment for lifetime extensions.

Simone has been a internal communications manager for the ICE London Graduates and Students committee since Oct 2016 and was awarded 2nd place in the inaugural Pitch 180 competition in 2017.

Event venue

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre
Ratcliffe Room
Berkley Street
Birmingham B1 2LF
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Daniel Stanyard

e: ice.westmidlands@ice.org.uk