Hundreds of companies will be in Birmingham today to vie for the opportunity to get involved in the multi-billion pound HS2 construction project.
More than 800 firm from across the company had pre-registered to attend the event.
The Supply Chain conference, being held at the ICC, is the first of a series of events designed to let businesses know how they can get involved in the design, planning and construction of the high-speed rail link.
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