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Cambridge & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference

Wednesday, 6th December 2017 @ 0800hrs - 1730hrs

Cambridge & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference | Event

Huge thanks to those that joined us for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Economic Growth Conference. The conference was a huge success with over 250 delegates joining us alongside leading figures from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region.

The next conference will be held on the 5th December 2018 at the Guildhall in Cambridge – JOIN US THERE!


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s population is set to grow to 1.5m by 2031. The region hosts a number of globally significant business clusters, world class research capacity linked to universities, a number of thriving market towns, and is the UK’s leader in agriculture, food and drink. The area boasts 700,000 jobs, 60,000 enterprises and generates £30bn per annum.

There is a significant amount of activity in terms of infrastructure and development happening in the region, with new buildings rising by the month, the University of Cambridge’s £1bn development with accommodation, schools, surgeries and more, and that’s in addition to over £1bn being pumped into the city by the government for a new railway station, new homes, roads, and much more.

With a new Mayor in place at the Combined Authority, increased devolution powers and a very active LEP there is lots going on.


Mark Reeve,


Greater Cambridge & Peterborough LEP

James Palmer,


Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CA

Andy Neely,

Pro Vice-Chancellor;

University of Cambridge

Jeanette Walker,


Cambridge Science Park

View all of the conference speakers HERE


 Increase your understanding of five key Cambridgeshire & Peterborough business topics. Have your say on the region’s economic roadmap in conference debate sessions.

  • Why a combined authority?
  • Improving transport
  • Delivering housing
  • Developing skills
  • Growing the economy

See the full conference programme and agenda HERE



Take the spotlight and meet hundreds of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough businesses and leaders face to face. Make sure your brand is positioned at the forefront of the region economy discussion.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities HERE.

Learn more about exhibiting at the conference HERE.

Cambridge & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference | Programme

0800-0900Breakfast & Registration 
0900-0945Keynote 1James Palmer, Mayor, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority CONFIRMED
 Keynote 2Mark Reeve, Chairman, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP CONFIRMED
 Keynote 3Tim Grier, Director, Transport & Local Government, Bouygues Energies & Services, Corporate Partner
1015-1115Session 1: DevolutionChair: Joanna Rowelle, Director, ARUP
 Why Devolution? What is a Combined Authority? Why aAntoinette Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge City Council CONFIRMED
 Regional Mayor? How do we deliver the Cambridgeshire &John Kovacs, Managing Consultant, John Kovacs Consulting CONFIRMED
Peterborough growth strategy?Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive Officer, Peterborough City Council & Cambridgeshire County Council CONFIRMED
Steve Bowyer, Chief Executive, Opportunity Peterborough CONFIRMED
1130-1230Session 2: TransportChair: Phil Laycock, Director, Built Environment Networking
 How do we improve connectivity in the region, nationally and Martin Fellows, Regional Director (East), Highways England CONFIRMED
Internationally to increase access to jobs, reduce Alistair Andrew, Head of Planning, Stansted Airport CONFIRMED
congestion and promote sustainable transport choices?Alastair Gordon, Cambridge-MK- Oxford Study Director, National Infrastruture Commission CONFIRMED
Heather Smith, Chairman Strategic Transport Forum, Strategic Alliance CONFIRMED
Toby Hiles, Director, Strategic Development, Transport Systems Catapult*
Chris Tunstall, Transport Director, Greater Cambridge Partnership CONFIRMED
1315-1415Session 3: HousingChair: Tony Bateman, Managing Director, Pegasus
 How do we find innovative ways of increasing the availabilityTom Walker, Deputy Chief Executive Homes & Communities Agency CONFIRMED
 and affordability of housing inNigel Howlett, Chief Executive, CHS Group CONFIRMED
 the context of a growingAndy Hill, Chief Executive, Hill Residential CONFIRMED
economy?Keran Power, Strategic Land Consultant, CEG CONFIRMED
Ed Ellerington, Director – PRS, Grainger Plc*
Heather Topel, Project Director, North West Cambridge Development, University of Cambridge CONFIRMED
1430-1530Session 4: SkillsChair: Laura Welham-Halstead, Head of Communications & Connectivity, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP
 How do we develop an integrated employment, Professor Andy Neely, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge CONFIRMED
 education and skills system that is engaged and responsiveVernice Key, Chair, Cambridge Regional College CONFIRMED
to employer’s needs?
Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University CONFIRMED
Caroline Roberts, Head of Policy, City & Guilds CONFIRMED
Hayley Coe, Partnerships Manager, CITB CONFIRMED
1545-1645Session 5: Growing the EconomyChair: John Kovacs, Managing Consultant, John Kovacs Consulting
 How do we growth the economy, support businesses,Adrian Cannard, Director of Strategy, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP CONFIRMED
 attract investment, createAdam Poole, Asset Manager, British Land CONFIRMED
employment opportunities and remove barriers to creativityJeanette Walker, Director, Cambridge Science Park CONFIRMED
and innovation?Martin Whiteley, CEO,Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Combined Authority CONFIRMED
Rachel Stopard, Chief Executive; Greater Cambridge Partnership CONFIRMED
1645-1700Conference SummaryPhil Laycock, Director, Built Environment Networking


Cambridge & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference | Speakers

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Adam Poole

Asset Manager;
British Land
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Adrian Cannard

Director of Strategy;
Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP
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Alastair Gordon

Senior Advisor;
National Infrastructure Commission
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Alistair Andrews

Head of Planning;
Stansted Airport
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Andy Hill

Chief Executive;
Hill Residential
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Andy Neeley

Pro Vice Chancellor;
University of Cambridge
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Antoinette Jackson

Chief Executive Officer;
Cambridge City Council
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Caroline Roberts

Head of Policy;
City & Guilds
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Gillian Beasley

Chief Executive Officer;
Cambridgeshire County Council & Peterborough City Council
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Heather Smith

Chairman, Strategic Transport Forum;
Strategic Alliance
Iain Martin image

Iain Martin

Vice Chancellor;
Anglia Ruskin University
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James Palmer

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority
Jeanette Walker image

Jeanette Walker

Cambridge Science Park
John Kovacs image

John Kovacs

Managing Consultant;
John Kovacs Consulting
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Jon Allen

Regional Head of Strategy;
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Lucy Frazer

Member of Parliament;
South East Cambridge
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Mark Reeve

Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership
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Martin Fellows

Regional Director East;
Highways England
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Martin Whiteley

Chief Executive Officer;
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority
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Nigel Howlett

Chief Executive Officer;
CHS Group
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Vernice Key

Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference | Exhibition

Why Exhibit?

  • Meet around 300 delegates face to face
  • Be part of the biggest business event in Cambridge & Peterborough
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Show your support to the Combined Authority and the LEP



A 3m2 space costs £1,500 plus VAT

The exhibition area is a space only due to the venue logistics.

Four delegate passes are included with each stand

We have a limited amount of stand space available at this event – so please book early to avoid disappointment.

2017 Confirmed Exhibitors

Cambridge & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference | Sponsors

Why Sponsor:

  • Receive high level brand awareness for your company
  • Be associated as a thought leader within Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Develop growth opportunities for your business
  • Be recognized as a leader in your profession in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Show your support to the Combined Authority and the LEP

Corporate Partner

Session Sponsors

Devolution Session Sponsor – Arup

Housing Session Sponsor – Pegasus Group

Conference Associates

Lunch Sponsor

Email Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Cambridge & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference | Details


Wednesday, 6th December 2017
0800hrs - 1730hrs
£60 - £150
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Guildhall, Cambridge


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Our conference will connect you with construction, property and building industry professionals from both the public and private sectors – helping you build new relationships, discover exclusive regional insights into new developments and regeneration schemes, and help you reap the commercial benefits of being at the forefront of regional economic growth.

With over 70 conferences a year we’re supported by some of the leading organisations and businesses – with HS2 Ltd, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Transport for London and Transport for the North just a few of those we’re working with to shape our event and conference agendas to ensure the regions key topics and aims are integrated into regional industry discussions.

Built Environment Networking operate in every major city and town across the UK and Ireland including: Cambridge, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Norwich, London, Newcastle, Sunderland, Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Liverpool, Cardiff, Swansea, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Chelmsford, Reading, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Lincoln, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and many more!

If you’re wanting to do more business, find new opportunities, upgrade your knowledge and network with business leaders and VIP’s then our events are a must attend!

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