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11 Oct – Learning Legacy Launch – Sharing Knowledge to Shape the Future, HS2

Launch of the HS2 Learning Legacy, with a fantastic line up of speakers

Date and Time:

Monday, 11 October 2021

Date and Time: 11 October 2021 12:30 – 15:45

Location: Online and in person at the IET, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

The HS2 Learning Legacy will build on the legacies of knowledge and experience from previous major projects, including the Crossrail Learning Legacy, Thameslink Learning Legacy and the London 2012 Learning Legacy. It will contribute to the knowledge captured on the Major Projects Association Knowledge hub and aims to capture and disseminate good practice, innovation and lessons learned from HS2 in order to raise the bar in industry, improving UK productivity and showcasing the depth and strength of major projects expertise worldwide.

The HS2 Learning Legacy was formally launched on Monday 11 October at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2 Savoy Place, London. We had 160 guests in person and 365 online guests.

The launch event was supported by the Major Projects Association and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

It included presentations and a discussion from a panel of senior, expert speakers each talking about their own experience, the relevance of the HS2 Learning Legacy and the legacies of other major projects to their work. The speakers were:

  • Andy Murray, Executive Director, Major Projects Association
  • Mark Thurston, CEO of High Speed Two Ltd
  • Rachel Skinner, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Tim Parker, Executive Project Director of Sydney Metro
  • Michael Dyke, MD for HS2 at BBV, and Chair of the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Leadership Forum (SWHELT)
  • Fiona Spencer, Director of Function, Profession & Standards at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority

A showcase of some of our learning legacy papers was held at a ‘marketplace’ before and after the panel discussion. Providing a the chance to network with colleagues from across the industry, academia and government.

A recording of the event is available here: