The Third Annual ICE, MWH and Heriot Watt University Christmas Lecture on Resilience, London

13 December, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Lecture on resilience
Lecture on resilience

About this event

Shifting system resilience: the new reality​

The Institution of Civil Engineers, in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University and MWH, now part of Stantec, is holding the Christmas lecture on Tuesday 13 December 2016 as part of an annual series on resilience.

This year’s topic, “Shifting system resilience: the new reality” will be delivered by Dr Christoph Frei – the World Energy Council’s Secretary General.

Dr Frei’s presentation will address important energy and sustainability issues and explore the role of cross-sector collaboration in driving change and ensuring that energy is a central part of sustainable development.

Join Dr Frei, Professor Paul Jowitt, David A. Smith and Professor Tim Broyd at One Great George Street and hear how civil engineers are building a better world.


18:00 Registration

18:30 Welcome from the Chair
Tim Broyd, President Elect, Institution of Civil Engineers

18:35 Introduction of speaker
David A. Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, MWH

18:45 Main lecture
Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council

19:30 Discussion, questions and answers
19:55 Summation from the Chair
20:00 Close of lecture

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Christoph Frei

Secretary General, World Energy Council

John Beswick

Christoph Frei is the World Energy Council’s fifth Secretary General. Since joining the World Energy Council in 2009, Dr Frei’s priorities have been to mobilise international energy leaders and decision-makers to work together towards building a sustainable future, underpinned by robust policymaking.

Dr Frei’s main focus has been to provide world decision-makers with the necessary evidence base and the high-level dialogue platform for energy policies to address the Energy Trilemma – the trade-offs between energy security, energy affordability, and environmental impact mitigation.


Professor Tim Broyd

President Elect, Institution of Civil Engineers

John Beswick

Throughout his career Professor Broyd has worked at the interface between industry practice and academic thinking in the construction and infrastructure sectors, including in roles with a formal responsibility for influencing business and government leaders to embrace and drive innovation through their organisations.


ICE in association with The Corporate Team has arranged discounted hotel rates at hotels close to One Great George Street should you require overnight accommodation.

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