UK Construction Week is pleased to announce that the influential broadcast journalists John Humphrys, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Steph McGovern have all been confirmed to host the main stage seminar programme at the event in October.
Bringing their significant insight and journalistic experience to the show, the hosts will play a vital role in steering the conversation, tackling the key issues facing the industry today through a comprehensive content schedule of high profile debates, panel discussions, CPD seminars and practical workshops.
John Humphrys will take to the stage on day one as topics such as governmental policy, the housing crisis and the economy are discussed. The internationally recognised journalist, broadcaster and author started his career for the BBC in 1966 and has reported on domestic and foreign issues from around the globe. John is now a hugely popular presenter on BBC Radio 4’s long-standing The Today Programme broadcast to millions each morning.
Day two of the main stage will be chaired by Financial Correspondent for the BBC Steph McGovern. Well known for winning the title of Young Engineer for Britain after saving Black & Decker over £1 million on a design for their Leaf Hog product, Steph’s sharp business insights will be invaluable as the programme takes a closer look at the skills shortage and key infrastructure projects on the horizon.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy will lead the final day of proceedings on the main stage as topics such as procurement opportunities, BIM and unifying the industry are addressed. Krishnan’s career as a broadcast journalist and specialist news reporter has spanned five British general elections and in 2010 he was nominated for the prestigious accolade of Presenter of the Year for the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.
Richard Morey, Group Events Director at Media 10, the event company producing UK Construction Week, commented:
“Right from the start we have set out to create a content schedule that tackles the real issues facing the industry today and so its crucial that the hosts have the experience and skills to ask those probing, challenging questions that really bring the debate to life. To have such heavy weight figures as John Humphrys, Steph McGovern and Krishnan Guru-Murthy come on board to host the main stage is a privilege – I cannot wait to see what they bring to the table.”
Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 6 – 8 October, UK Construction Week combines nine shows under one roof, uniting 1,000 exhibitors with an expected audience of 55,000 visitors. Visitors will be able to attend the Build Show incorporating Civils Expo, Timber Expo, the Surface and Materials Show, Energy 2015, Kitchens & Bathroom Live, Plant & Machinery Live, HVAC 2015, Smart Buildings 2015 and Grand Designs Live.