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    The next BOPAS Forum will be held on the 30th November 2023 at the factory premises of Lighthouse, Sheffield and will comprise presentations and panel discussions relevant to the MMC sector and BOPAS certification awards.

    The key note presentation will focus on shaping of the future of the MMC sector. This will be followed by A panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges faced by the MMC sector in its pursuit of gaining mainstream construction status. Additionally, the Forum will include the presentation of BOPAS certification awards and will conclude with an insightful Lighthouse factory tour.


    10:00 Registration and networking

    10:30 Introduction to LIGHTHOUSE

    Karen Shanks, Strategy and Business Transformation Director, Lighthouse

    10:45 Offsite Conversations that Count

    Katie Rudin, Consultant, Akerlof

    11:05 Panel Session: The Challenges and Opportunities for Offsite to Achieve mainstream status

    Panel members:

    Andrew Smith, Director, Savills

    Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage Policy, BSA

    Eva Magnisali, CEO, DataForm Lab

    Karen Shanks, Director, LIGHTHOUSE

    Jeff Maxted, Technical Director, BLP TIS

    Ray Tierney, Lloyd’s Banking Group

    12:00 Buildoffsite’s Latest Research Project: How using performance specifications in construction projects is key to unlocking innovation and moving to net zero

    Sam Hopkins, Associate, Offsite Manufacturing and MMC, Arup

    12:10 BOPAS certificate presentations

    BOPAS Partners

    12:20 Q&A and Interactive discussions

    12:30 Lunch and networking

    13:00 Factory tour

    13:45 Refreshments and networking

    14:00 Forum concludes


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