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BBC and Channel 4 journalists to host UK Construction Week

UK Construction Week has secured the services of broadcast journalists from the BBC and Channel 4 to host the event’s main stage seminar programme in October.

BBC and Channel 4 journalists to host UK Construction Week

John Humphrys, presenter on BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme, Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 News and financial correspondent for the BBC Steph McGovern have all been confirmed for the trade event taking place at the NEC Birmingham later this year.

Organisers hope the trio 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.

Humphrys will take to the stage on day one as topics such as governmental policy, the housing crisis and the economy are discussed. Day two of the main stage will be chaired by McGovern as the programme takes a closer look at the skills shortage and key infrastructure projects on the horizon, while Guru-Murthy will lead the final day of proceedings as topics such as procurement opportunities, BIM and unifying the industry are addressed.

Richard Morey, group events director at Media 10, the event company producing UK Construction Week, said: “Right from the start we have set out to create a content schedule that tackles the real issues facing the industry today and so it’s 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.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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