Omega Seminar Series 2019-20

Additional Details on Events Planned for 2019-20

23rd October 2019  

The Railway Metropolis: How planners, politicians and developers shaped modern London

Michael Schabas, Partner, FCP Rail, London and Senior Advisor to Metrolinx, Toronto 

His presentation showed how three major projects in London have seen mixed experiences in planning and development due to various factors requiring project changes in design and operation – physical planning, technical complexities, costs/funding, new external events, and political considerations.

Additional information and booking is available from the Event Page.

20th November 2019

21st Century Megaproject Port Development & Logistics: Prospects & problems in the use of blockchain

Wolfgang Lehmacher, Sometime Director & Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum, Geneva

This covered the current digital transformation in the ports and logistics industry including the potential of blockchain technology, the megaproject example of the Belt and Road Initiative, and blockchain potential in the construction industry including megaprojects.

Additional information and booking is available from the Event Page.

11th December 2019 

Defining Benefits on Mega Projects – A way through the fog

Paul Mansell, Independent Advisor to IPA UK; Visiting Senior Lecturer, Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, UCL & Managing Director, ImpaQt Consulting Ltd

12th February 2020 

How Government Built USA’s wealth and infrastructure: Lessons for 21st Century

Ian Wray, Visiting Professor, Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, University of Liverpool

11th March 2020           

The Sizewell Nuclear Plant: Challenges and prospects of public-private-partnership

Amar Qureshi & Mike Pugely, Directors, Agilia Infrastructure Partners, London

25th March 2020 

Toward More Holistic Approaches to Mega Transport Project Appraisal in Latin America: A review of selected IADB case studies

Juan Alberti, External Consultant to Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C.

Time:       Typically Wednesdays, 5.30pm – 7.00pm, unless otherwise specified
Venue:      Typically Room LG01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, unless otherwise specified
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All are welcome and participation is free.  People wishing to attend are required to reserve a place through Eventbrite.

Further details of each seminar will be circulated nearer the time.
For enquiries please contact Helen Chen (