News Item: Register Today for HS2 'Meet the Contractor' Meetings

HS2 Ltd’s third annual ‘meet the contractor’ event takes place online between the 23rd and 26th November 2020. 

Registration for this event closes at 23:50 today (Wednesday 4th November). 

Potential suppliers will have the opportunity to learn about the high-speed rail project and how they can get involved. More than 1,000 one-to-one, 15 minute meetings are available, giving potential suppliers a chance to discuss contract opportunities with the companies awarding them. 

At peak construction, HS2 will support over 30,000 jobs, with many more throughout the supply chain. Over the next two years, there will be contracts requiring many different disciplines, from water and draining systems to habitat creation and site catering, alongside traditional construction and engineering contracts.It is estimated that there will be more than 400,000 contract opportunities throughout the HS2 supply chain. 

The four-day online event will begin with three days of online sessions including; updates on the HS2 programme, presentations by HS2 contractors, and webinars showcasing work already taking place across the project. 

The final day will offer potential contractors to have one-to-one online meetings with HS2’s four main civil contractors and the two stations contractors. 

Mark Thurston, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, said: “This year’s ‘meet the contractor’ event will be the biggest ever and we would like to see businesses across the UK register for the opportunity to talk with contractors. Experience from previous years shows that this helps put them in the best position to be part of building Britain’s new high speed railway. HS2 will be one of the cornerstones of the country’s economic recovery as we work through the challenges of Covid-19, creating and sustaining long term jobs across all sectors”. 

Registration closes today (Wednesday 4th November). 

Click here to register: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MTC2020/