If you’re not convinced of the connection between politics and infrastructure then you clearly haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on around the world! And if you’re not aware of the need for civil engineers to be “politically-savvy” then, I suspect, you’ll find it very difficult to promote your projects as, whether we like it or not, these projects all need political will and “buy in” to progress. That’s why all of us involved in the planning and delivery of infrastructure programmes need to be conscious, aware and “in tune” with the prevailing political environment – locally, across Wales, the UK and beyond.
Over the last decade we’ve had to contend with a long period of public sector “austerity” measures, considerable political uncertainty at Westminster and the long drawn out challenges of dealing with Brexit negotiations. On top of that we’re dealing with the biggest global health crisis in living memory caused by Covid19. And looking towards 2021 we have elections to our Welsh Parliament, Senedd Cymru. All of these issues impact our ability to plan for, invest in and deliver infrastructure that’s fit for the 21st Century .
CECA Wales have invited Daran Hill of Positif Politics to provide an overview of the current political environment and its potential impact on infrastructure development in Wales. Daran is the most authoritative public affairs consultant in Wales with considerable experience of the political scene across Wales and the UK and will provide an insight into the current political “mood”.
I would be delighted if you could join us at this session to listen to Daran’s briefing and contribute to the debate. To reserve your place, please contact Ed.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with joining details. The event will be free.
I look forward to “virtually” seeing you.
Director CECA Wales