Andreas Markides' Presidential Blog

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  • And it's goodbye!

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 21 June 2018

    I have written before about my recent trip to Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur which reinforced our ties with these two very important regions. On the return to the UK I had the great honour (together with my wife Kay as well as our CEO, Sue Percy, ...

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  • Malaysia and Hong Kong Presidential visit 2018

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 04 June 2018

    I have just returned from the Presidential trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hong Kong. I had been accompanied by my wife Kay as well as our CEO, Sue Percy.    This trip takes place every year and its purpose is (just like with ...

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  • May Updates

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 25 May 2018

    TOUR OF MALAYSIA AND HONK KONG COMING UP......! It is amazing but this is the penultimate month of my Presidential term. It’s been an absolutely exhilarating ride but I’m not kidding myself that this is over yet or that the pace wi...

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  • April updates

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 04 April 2018

    Only two months to go now before my Presidential term comes to an end but the pace remains unrelenting! On Wednesday 4 April we had the Past Presidents meeting where Sue Percy and I informed my predecessors of the work that has been goin...

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  • March updates

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 12 March 2018

    FEELING THE PRIVILEGE!    This month has shown me, like no other month, what a privilege it is to be president of CIHT!   It’s not that I have attended more fabulous dinners nor that I chaired more conferences....

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  • February updates

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 07 February 2018

    February was a pot pouri of events and functions!   We had the Trustees meeting on the 7 and a meeting with the President of the Academy of Urbanism on the 9. I was also pleased to attend a function at the Royal Academy of Engineering...

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  • January updates

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 17 January 2018

    January was busy with a variety of different activities.   Board of Trustees away day On the 17 we had the Away Day which is a very important annual event for the Board of Trustees. This year we had a significant and stimulating d...

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  • December updates

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 11 December 2017

    Whilst the Annual Luncheon on the 8 December was, rightly, the highlight of my term so far, the President's work is never done! So, here's a couple of other functions that I attended during that month:   On the 11 Dece...

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  • Annual Luncheon 2017

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 08 December 2017

    The highlight event of this month (and probably my Presidential term so far) was unquestionably the Annual Luncheon which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel (Park Lane) on the 8th December. A total of 1800 guests attended the event which some s...

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  • Council and Cymru Wales regional dinner

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 22 November 2017

    Council day! This was a very busy day with lots of different matters being discussed, including an initial exploration of CIHT "identity" and a discussion on the progress of our Strategic Plan.       I...

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  • Highways UK 2017, Colas CIHT presentation awards and ROC!

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 08 November 2017

    I was privileged to be able to attend and speak at Highways UK which was hosted in Birmingham on 8th and 9th NOV. This is a big event for our industry and CIHT plays a central role.   One of the Presidential highlights is the annual C...

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  • Board of Trustees and CECA Annual Dinner

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 01 November 2017

    This month illustrated vividly to me the responsibilities, the benefits and the significance of the role of the president of CIHT. Many different functions to go to, meeting members and lots more different people from government and our industry a...

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  • October updates

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 09 October 2017

    In addition to the different Regional dinners, October was busy with several more functions that kept me on my toes – or at least it kept my colleagues back in the office happy as they hardly saw me!   On the 9th October...

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    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 07 October 2017

    They had warned me that during my Presidential year I was likely to put on weight and those warnings are fast coming true!   In October, I attended not one but three Regional Dinners – in Glasgow on the 7th, Newcastle on...

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  • Yorkshire and the Humber Annual Dinner and Awards

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 29 September 2017

    On the 29th I was due to attend the Yorkshire and Humber annual dinner and awards in Leeds. The organising Committee had prepared a full day's programmers for myself including a visit to Leeds College of Building in the morning, followed b...

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  • CIHT ADEPT collaboration

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 22 September 2017

    On the 22nd September, Sue Percy and I met up with ADEPT as part of our efforts towards greater collaboration with similar bodies and institutions. ADEPT were represented at the meeting by Pavis Khansari and their new president Simon Neilson a...

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  • Council day

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 20 September 2017

    Before Council there was a short meeting for half an hour to welcome the new Council members. This year we have had more than 10 new members on Council and we look forward to some fresh ideas and strong contributions from them.   ...

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  • Locan Cup 2017

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 10 September 2017

    On the 10th September I was on the train on my way to Lincolnshire for the Locan Cup, organised by the East Midlands region. I have to admit, I had been a little apprehensive about this event as I am not a golfer. Probably like many of you, I ...

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  • Board of Trustees - September 2017

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 06 September 2017

    September has been a busy month and a good precursor of what awaits me for the rest of my Presidential term!   It all started on the 6th with the chairing of my First Board of Trustees meeting. It was a full day of discussion ...

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  • The year ahead

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 25 August 2017

    As I had previously been advised by wise people, August has proved to be a quieter month! I have not had any external engagements, even though I have had many meetings and discussions with staff at Britannia Walk in preparation of my future sc...

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