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5G & Digital Infrastructure Conference

Wednesday, 12th January 2022 0930hrs – 1445hrs

Innovation and new technology is at the heart of the built environment, aiding and assisting the construction industry and ensuring that delivery and operation run as efficiently as possible. As we move more towards to a digital-by-default era in our towns and cities, digital infrastructure has never been more important in keeping us connected.

Digital construction and infrastructure is a fast moving area, with new technologies being developed everyday as nations across the globe move towards the digital shift. From pre-construction methods such as BIM to the delivery of smart city systems. This conference will feature contributions from industry experts, public sector stakeholders and private sector innovators to share in thought leadership about the future of digital application to the built environment.

Topics to be discussed:

  • £210m Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation
  • £12m North of Tyne Digital Sector Investment
  • Superfast North Yorkshire Project
  • Digital Catapult’s £20 million UK-wide initiative
  • £7m 5G and Future Connectivity fund
  • £200m 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme
  • 5G Scotland Rural Testbed
  • Digital Newcastle Programme

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:50-10:00 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

10:00-11:00 Session One: Leaving No-One Behind – Why Is Investing In Digital Infrastructure A Necessity?

From nationwide broadband and 5G to integrating smart technology and using digital to boost productivity, the UK has been innovating and technologically advancing its infrastructure. This opening panel will feature the decision makers, public sector stakeholders and private sector experts to discuss the role digital infrastructure will play in Britain’s future.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation; Peter Waggett, IBM Director

Innovate UK; Esra Kasapoglu, Executive Director of AI and Data Economy

Digital Catapult; Paul Ceely, Director of Technology Strategy

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: 5G – Expanding Connectivity

With an estimated £158bn worth of 5G development over the next decade, the roll-out of the technology will create a wealth of opportunities for both our communities and the built environment. This session will bring together key innovators, public sector officials and private sector stakeholders to bring focus to the latest of Britain’s 5G roll-out.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Tech London Advocates; Caroline Puygrenier, Chair of 5G Working Group

North Tyneside Council; Paul Armstrong, Head of Digital Innovation

DCMS; Ian Smith, Programme Director for 5G Testbeds and Trials

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:15 Session Three: Building a Smarter Tomorrow – Major Investment in Digital Infrastructure

This session will feature presentations from a range of high-level industry stakeholders based on major investment in digital infrastructure. The speakers will showcase their latest projects and engage in Q&A on their most up-to-date schemes.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

APPG for Broadband and Digital Communication; Selaine Saxby MP, Chair

Metis Digital; Miranda Sharpe, Commons Streams Lead of the National Digital Twin Programme and Principal

NYnet; Alastair Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive

Newcastle City Council; Jenny Nelson, Digital Newcastle – Programme Manager

The Scotland 5G Centre; Paul Coffey, Chief Executive Officer

14:15-14:45 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into the changing landscape of the sector, future connectivity and digital infrastructure trends and projects. They include:

APPG for Broadband and Digital Communication – Selaine Saxby MP, Chair

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Broadband and Digital Communication seeks to further the rollout of broadband in rural and urban areas, and to look at digital communication’s relationship with economic growth across the UK. Selaine is at the forefront of the better broadband enquiry which is an investigation into helping the UK’s broadband builders meet the target of 85 gigabit capable capacity by 2025.

Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation – Peter Waggett, IBM Director

The UK Government has teamed up with IBM to launch a new £210m centre in the North West of England. Based in the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s, Daresbury Laboratory in Liverpool, The Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation aims to transform UK industry through quantum computing, data analytics and AI technologies.  Enabling UK businesses and the public sector to explore and adopt innovative new digital technologies for productivity, innovation, and economic growth.

Tech London Advocates – Caroline Puygrenier, Chair of 5G Working Group

Tech London Advocates (TLA) boast a network of more than 9,000 tech leaders, entrepreneurs and experts from across the UK. The 5G Working Group is a community of ecosystem stakeholders that operate independent of government and are led by the private sector to aid in delivering the potential of full 5G roll-out to consumers, businesses and wider society.

The TLA 5G Working Group is hosted by EMEA data centre experts, Interxion, where Caroline also works as Director of Strategy and Business Development Connectivity.

North Tyneside Council – Paul Armstrong, Head of Digital Innovation

The North of Tyne Combined Authority have recently announced a £12m package to boost the local digital sector. The investment includes £7m for a 5G and Future Connectivity fund, used to create jobs in a ‘digital ecosystem’ of tech businesses and organisations. A further £5m will be used to provide support for start-ups and unlock the potential of digital and tech companies. It is expected that the funding will create 600 jobs and safeguard a further 140, as well as unlocking support for over 500 businesses.

Centre for Digital Built Britain – Miranda Sharp, Commons Streams Lead of the National Digital Twin Programme and Principal 

Miranda is Director of Innovation at Ordnance Survey and founder of the Smart Cities practice which collaborates with and supports enterprises from the public and private sectors, researchers from academia and OS’s Geovation community of innovators in the use and exploitation of place-based data.  She advises on digital infrastructure, as a member of the Mayor’s Smart London Board, the Digital Framework Task Group, Future Leader for ICE Project 13 and to the award-winning SME, See Sense.   Her interest is in seizing the golden opportunities emerging from a ‘Smarter’ world supported by innovative business and regulation models.

NYnet – Alastair Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive

Aiming to improve connectivity and broadband services across the region, NYnet Limited was established by North Yorkshire County Council in 2007 to support both the public and private sectors. NYnet built and now operates a high-capacity fibre network across the county, delivering WAN connectivity and broadband services to over 900 public and private sector sites. Working in partnership with other local stakeholders, NYnet have already brought high-quality broadband to almost 200,000 domestic and business premises as a part of the Superfast North Yorkshire project.

Innovate UK – Esra Kasapoglu, Executive Director of AI and Data Economy

Innovate UK helps to drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. Esra has great experience as an industrial leader, with a focus on business transformation and innovation. She has expertise in the application of emerging technologies and hands on experience of digital transformation.

DCMS – Ian Smith, Programme Director for 5G Testbeds and Trials

The 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme is the government’s £200m nationally coordinated programme of investment in 5G. The programme is exploring the benefits and challenges of deploying 5G technologies in line with key objectives: to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks and ensure the UK can take early advantage of the applications of those networks, maximising the productivity and efficiency benefits to the UK from 5G, and creating new opportunities for UK businesses at home and abroad, and encourage inward investment.

Newcastle City Council – Jenny Nelson, Digital Newcastle – Programme Manager

Newcastle is the centre of one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the UK with creative and digital industries contributing over £3.5bn to the local economy, employing around 35,000 people in over 3,500 businesses. Working alongside innovation partner, Urban Foresight, Newcastle City Council has increased sustainable transport through increasing corporate fleet electric vehicles by 140%, developed a AI parking enforcement activity, and supported a carbon reduction of 2,700 tonnes over seven years. In total, the joint venture has developed more than 25 projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services.

The Scotland 5G Centre – Paul Coffey, Chief Executive Officer

The Scotland 5G Centre is the national centre for 5G, accelerating demand, deployment and adoption of 5G in Scotland. The centre received initial investment from the Scottish Government and is an innovative partnership between the Scottish Futures Trust, University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. The centre has been working to increase connectivity across the nation with its’ innovation districts and 5G Scotland Rural Testbed projects.

Digital Catapult – Paul Ceely, Director of Technology Strategy

Digital Catapult drives the early adoption of advanced, innovative technologies to make the nation’s businesses more productive and to grow the country’s economy. Since its launch in 2013, companies that have worked with Digital Catapult have attracted over £4bn in investment funding. They have also recently launched a new £20m UK-wide initiative to tackle the challenges faced by the UK’s manufacturing supply chains in the wake of the pandemic.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Associate your brand with the 5G & Digital Infrastructure Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around digital connectivity.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the digital connectivity sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “5G & Digital Infrastructure Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Event Ticket: 5G & Digital Infrastructure Conference £80.00

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Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, 12th January 2022

Time:
0930hrs – 1445hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – Hopin


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