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Data Centres Development Conference

Thursday, 25th February 2021 1230hrs – 1600hrs

This conference will delve into the ever-growing data centres sector – hearing from trend setters, developers and data centre operators and providers.

Data Centres are a vital part of the UK economy and will only grow in importance as the adoption of cloud technology continues apace. The last two years have seen more than 30 data centre developments begun, and the sector is forecast to have a 4% annual growth resulting in a market worth over £6.5 billion by 2025.

This conference will showcase some of the biggest upcoming data centre development projects, explore how the public and private sector are collaborating to enable expansion and present opportunities to get involved in the continued growth of the sector. Topics will include:

  • SEGRO’s data centre development plans
  • TechRE’s latest industry insight and trends
  • Potential data centre investments news
  • Biggest challenges and opportunities in the sector
  • Available sites highlighted in Scotland for centres
  • CBREThe state of Data Centre development

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

12:30-12:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

12:50-14:00 Session One: The Role of Data Centres in the UK’s Economy

With significant growth forecast for the sector for the coming years, we will hear from policy makers, development experts and investors on the challenges and opportunities present in the coming years via a thought leadership discussion and interactive Q&A.

Chair: Procore; Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, Director of EMEA

Tech UK; Emma Fryer, Associate Director

Host in Scotland; James King, Founder & Chairman

Equinix; Russell Poole, Managing Director, UK

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:05- 14:20 Best Practice – Procore Technologies

More information to follow

Procore; Grayson Galloway, Account Executive

14:30-15:30 Session Two: Major Data Centre Investment and Development

A host of data centre investors, developers and operators will share details of their upcoming plans as well as the role they play in driving economic growth.

Chair: Gowling WLG; Nick Mumby, Partner

Segro; Paul Lewis, Director, Group Data Centres

CBRE; Penny Madsen-Jones, Director, EMEA Data Centre Research

TechRE; Henry Sutton, Associate Director

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for data centres across the UK. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Equinix – Russell Poole, Managing Director, UK

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. They have grown into a £1.8 billion company operating over 210 data centres on five continents.

With 13 Data centres in London and Manchester totalling almost 850,000 sq ft of colocation space, they are one of the UKs leading data centre operators. Russell will discuss their plans for growth and expansion and the sectors growing importance to the UK economy.

Tech UK – Emma Fryer, Associate Director of Data Centres

Emma leads the data centre programme for technology sector trade body techUK, representing the interests of UK operators to Government and other stakeholders. She influences policy, mitigates compliance burdens, alerts the sector to risks and manages specialist groups, including the UK Council of Data Centre Operators. She negotiated a Climate Change Agreement for the sector in 2014, worth over £200M to UK operators and continues to lobby hard on behalf of the industry on issues ranging from energy costs to regulatory compliance. Most recently she negotiated key worker status, protection for construction sites and quarantine exemption for data centre staff and contractors during COVID-19 and continues to work closely with UK government on sector resilience. She produces thought leadership, policy responses, white papers, briefings and infographics covering topics from generator emissions to Brexit. Recent outputs include a Sector Energy Routemap, a discussion paper on the challenges of attributing carbon to cloud services, and a sector market overview.

TechRE – Henry Sutton, Associate Director

TechRE are a sector leading voice who advise on data centre investment and development and have been involved with some of the UKs biggest data centre projects. Henry is known globally for helping major organisations and public sector bodies solve their complex data storage needs. He will help visualise the data centre development landscape and be on hand to advise of forthcoming challenges and opportunities within the sector and advise our audience how they could position their business to break into the market.

CBRE – Penny Madsen-Jones, Director, EMEA Data Centre Research

Penny leads CBRE’s research into the European Data Centre Market and is an expert on the state of the market, development picture and future trends. She will provide some thought leadership on the state of Data Centre development in 2021, and discuss how there is potential for huge growth if building can resume, after a levelling of over the last year.

Host in Scotland – James King, Founder & Chairman

Host In Scotland is an umbrella organisation which represents and promotes the interests of the Scottish data centre industry. It is funded by the Scottish Futures Trust and Scottish Government and aims to secure new investment in the sector, from existing operators wishing to expand or new entrants to Scotland. James will discuss the data centre investment and development picture in Scotland and the increasingly important role the sector plays in the country’s economy.

Segro – Paul Lewis, Director, Group Data Centres

The UK’s largest logistics property company, Segro is also a major player in the data centres sector. Over the last decade they have delivered over 2 million sq ft of data centre space on the edge of London, with 29 facilities now in operation at the Slough Trading Estate. They are forging ahead with their 12 acre scheme at Hayes in West London, which has over 200,000sq ft of space available for data centre units. Paul leads on Segro’s data centre development business and is well placed to discuss their schemes in the UK and key markets in mainland Europe where they are actively acquiring and developing suitable sites.

Gowling WLG – Nick Mumby, Partner

Nick Mumby advises in relation to all aspects of real estate work, with a particular expertise in complex development projects. He has acted on acquisitions, disposals, developments, planning, leasing, financing and the real estate aspects of corporate transactions.

Nick has worked extensively for corporate vehicles (especially Luxembourg structures) and property funds. He also advises institutional development companies, house-builders, debt-funds and family offices. His experience of acting for both developers and lenders has given him a deep insight into the differing requirements of the various parties and allows him to identify the issues which may arise.

Among Nick’s highlights is the acquisition, development, letting and disposal of Aldgate Tower. This included the first major speculative construction financing obtained after the 2007 financial crash and bespoke refinancing to repay the existing investors and re-gear the holding structure. It also involved an innovative security package in the leases to WeWork and Uber. Another of Nick’s highlights was the innovative deal structure he put in place to unlock the Chilmington Green development.  This included working with many stakeholders (from blue-chip developers, to local authorities and farmers) to ensure all of their needs were met.

Nick has been individually recommended for commercial property law by Legal 500 and was nominated for Real Estate Team of the Year for his work on the Chilmington Green Development

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.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

Procore – Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, Director of EMEA

Brandon has been with Procore since 2015, supporting the company’s growth throughout the world. He started in the company’s Austin office before stints in Vancouver and Sydney. Having launched Procore’s London office in 2018, he is focussed on furthering Procore’s global reach across Europe.

When he joined the Austin office, Brandon was the fifth employee. It is now Procore’s second-largest office with over 200 staff. His experience there, alongside his time in Canada and Australia, provided a detailed understanding of the global construction sector and the challenges of entering new markets.

He believes that Procore’s culture of partnering with clients will deliver real change in the construction industry, by helping companies use technology to improve quality, productivity and site safety.

Procore – Grayson Galloway, Account Executive

Grayson Galloway comes with many years of experience of successfully managing high-revenue organisations within the enterprise software industry. Formerly of Enterprise Cloud leader, Cloudera, Grayson has worked with $1billion revenue clients across a range of industries across telecom, hospitality and financial services. Now in the construction industry, he has spent the last three years as a founding member of Procore Technologies’ rapidly growing London-based EMEA team, building its client base and establishing the company as a leader within construction technology.

Associate your brand with the Data Centres Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the development of data centres across the UK.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session One Partner: The Role of Data Centres in the UK’s Economy Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Major Data Centre Investment and Development Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
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 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 – “Data Centres Development 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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session One Partner: The Role of Data Centres in the UK’s Economy

Session Two Partner: Major Data Centre Investment and Development

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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

keith.griffiths@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

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 25th February 2021

Time:
1230hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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