Conference Programme 2013 – completed

Programme for Gas Safety Management Conference 2013

This is a provisional programme and is subject to change

8.45am : Registration

  • Coffee & Tea
  • Networking and visit exhibition

9.30am : Welcome & Introduction
Claire Heyes, Joint CEO, CORGI Technical Services

9.40am : Keynote speech
David Kidney, Chair, Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum, former MP and DECC Minister

10.00am : Carbon Monoxide – Past, present & Future
Chris Bielby MBE, President of the AGSM
Stacey Rodgers, President, Dominic Rodgers Trust

10.25am : Costs vs Compliance
Charlie Norman, CEO, St Vincents Housing Association

10.40am : Corporate Manslaughter – Issues & Case Studies
Sally Roff, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Trevor Batt, Technical Expert, CORGI Technical Services

11.10am : Coffee & Tea

  • Networking and visit exhibition

11.50pm : The art of effective communication – how to influence the listener positively and get your message across – knowing there is more than one way to deliver your message
Jean Dowson, CMI Consultant, Chartered Management Institute
Toni-Marie Vaughan, Regional Sales Manager, Chartered Management Institute

12.15pm : Renewables in Social Housing
David Matthews, CEO, The Ground Source Heat Pump Association
Charlie Norman, CEO St Vincents Housing Association

12.50pm : Lunch

  • Networking & visit Exhibition

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Break-out session 1

1.50pm

1) National Inter Authority Gas Forum
The first National Inter Authority Gas Forum meeting will bring together members of the seven regional Gas Forums, some of which have been meeting for nearly fifteen years. The meeting will set the theme for the following twelve months and highlight areas to be reported on and raised with stakeholders.

Chaired by Kevin Winship, Technical Expert, CORGI Technical Services

2.00pm

2) IGEM – Institute of Gas Engineers & Managers

Nick Cowling, Standards Officer, IGEM

CORGI Technical Services – Gas Safety in new builds
Lee Carter, Technical Expert, CORGI Technical Services

3) FLAE – Fire, Legionella, Asbestos – Ian Softley, MD SaferSpaces
Electric Compliance – Neil Hayden, Electrical Contractors Association

2.50pm : Break-out session 2

1) CMI – Chartered Management Institute

With the introduction of welfare reform, budgetary pressures will add greater challenges to the Gas Managers role to maintain compliance. Additional persuasive skills and influence will be an invaluable tool in this environment.  CMI have devised this session to assist with developing confidence to communicate effectively with all stakeholders – knowing what needs to be said, the best way to deliver it and do it with confidence

2) IGEM – Institute of Gas Engineers & Managers

Nick Cowling, Standards Officer, IGEM

CORGI Technical Services – Gas Safety in new builds
Lee Carter, Technical Expert, CORGI Technical Services

3) FLAE – Fire, Legionella, Asbestos – Ian Softley, MD SaferSpaces
Electric Compliance – Neil Hayden, Electrical Contractors Association

3.25pm : Coffee & Tea

  • Networking & visit exhibition

4.05pm : Panel discussion “In-house staff vs Contractors”
Panel chair: Keith Simpson, Just Housing (UK) & panellists

4.50pm : Conference summary
Bill Paton, Joint CEO of CORGI Technical Services

5.00pm : Conference closes