Infrastructure and Construction Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP will be giving a keynote speech at this year's UK Construction Week on 9th October at the NEC, Birmingham.

This is one of his first industry appearances. The announcement comes in the week when the Chancellor Sajid Javid committed to an ‘infrastructure revolution’ over the next 12 months, promising more than £600m of new infrastructure spending, as part of his Spending Review.

The organiser of the event is asking people to get involved and to share the one request they would like to make from the minister and the government.

Zahawi, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010, is the co-founder of the market research firm YouGov and a the former Chief Strategy Officer for Gulf Keystone Petroleum.

Following the 2018 Cabinet reshuffle, Zahawi was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education. Since 26 July 2019 he has been Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Stateat the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

A full list of speakers can be found here.

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