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Westminster Business Forum Keynote Seminar – the future for regulation & competition for UK utilities

26th February 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Westminster Business Forum Keynote Seminar 

The future for regulation and competition for UK utilities – infrastructure investment, innovation and consumer value in the telecoms, water and energy markets

With Sarah Hayes, Senior Regulatory Advisor, National Infrastructure Commission; Sharon Horwitz, Director, Sector Regulation Unit, Competition and Markets Authority; James Lambert, Director, Sector Regulation, Competition and Markets Authority and Rich Sullivan-Jones, Audit Manager, Regulation, Consumers & Competition, National Audit Office

And Piers Thompson, Global Infrastructure Investor Association; Noel Beale, Burges Salmon; Darren Rice, Anglian Water; Natasha Hobday, First Utility; Clive Carter, Ofcom; Joe Perkins, Ofgem; Ilsa Godlovitch, WIK and Sharon Darcy, Sustainability First

Chaired by: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group

To book places, please use the online booking form.

Note: fees apply to most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available (subject to terms and conditions).

This event is CPD certified

Draft agenda subject to change

8.30 - 9.00Registration and coffee
9.00 - 9.05Chair’s opening remarks
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group
9.05 - 9.30The NIC’s Regulation Study so far and next steps
An update on the progress of the NIC’s study on the regulation of the UK’s energy, telecoms and water industries, designed to find the right conditions for future infrastructure investment and innovation.
Sarah Hayes, Senior Regulatory Advisor, National Infrastructure Commission
Questions and comments from the floor
9.30 - 10.30Designing regulatory systems that deliver greater innovation, investment in infrastructure and value for consumers
Piers Thompson, Director, Policy and Research, Global Infrastructure Investor Association
Noel Beale, Director, Competition - Regulation, Burges Salmon
Darren Rice, Head of Policy and Regulatory Strategy, Anglian Water
Joe Perkins, Chief Economist, Ofgem
Senior representative, consumer group
Questions and comments from the floor
10.30 - 10.35Chair’s closing remarks
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group
10.35 - 11.05Coffee
11.05 - 11.10Chair’s opening remarks
Senior Parliamentarian
11.10 - 11.35Encouraging competition in regulated markets: how well is the concurrency regime working?
Sharon Horwitz, Director, Sector Regulation Unit, Competition and Markets Authority
James Lambert, Director, Sector Regulation, Competition and Markets Authority
Questions and comments from the floor
11.35 - 11.45Protecting vulnerable consumers
Rich Sullivan-Jones, Audit Manager, Regulation, Consumers & Competition, National Audit Office
11.45 - 12.30The future shape of utilities regulation - models for collaboration, competition focus and lessons from other nations
Natasha Hobday, Group Policy and Regulation Director, First Utility
Clive Carter, Director of Strategy, Ofcom
Ilsa Godlovitch, Director, WIK 
Sharon Darcy, Director, Sustainability First
Questions and comments from the floor with Rich Sullivan-Jones, Audit Manager, Regulation, Consumers & Competition, National Audit Office
12.30 - 12.55The future for regulated markets policy
Senior speaker to be confirmed
Questions and comments from the floor
12.55 - 13.00Chair’s and Westminster Business Forum closing remarks
Senior Parliamentarian
Peter van Gelder, Director, Westminster Business Forum

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Date:
26th February 2019
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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