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East of England Economic Growth & Development Conference; Sponsored by BDB Pitmans

Tuesday, 6th July 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

This virtual event will delve into future development, regeneration and investment opportunities across the East of England.

The East of England is currently a big focus for economic growth across the UK – whether it be the major focus on infrastructure across Cambridgeshire, the numerous new towns and villages being developed, the transformational Sizewell C or the continued growth of the Innovation Corridor – there’s a lot happening and a lot planned.

This event will take a look into the future plans and vision for the region with the key stakeholders and decision makers taking to our virtual stage. Alongside our speakers you’ll also get to connect face-to-face with influential names and senior professionals from across the region in our online networking lounges.

Come and hear about the future work planned in the area and how you business can get involved. The topics to be covered include:

  • Creation of new towns and villages
  • What next for Anglia Square in Norwich
  • South Cambridgeshire’s growing property portfolio
  • Expansion of Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor
  • Urban and Civic 2500 acres of development projects
  • Godwin Development’s ambitious growth plans
  • Major infrastructure plans and projects
  • Coleman’s Mustard site – 4,000 home plans
  • Update on APPG’s lobbying to Government
  • Eastlight Community Homes’ 3,800 new homes plan
  • 3 Innovative CPCA approaches to boost housing
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:40 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.

09:40-11:00 Session One: Overcoming Inclusive Economic Growth and Regeneration Challenges in the East of England

A panel of regional policy influencers and investors come to together to set out the East of England’s priorities, exploring the hurdles and opportunities ahead within the area’s towns and cities and what they’ll be doing to support development over the next year.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

All Parliamentary Group for East of England; Peter Aldous MP, Co-Chair

South Cambridgeshire District Council; Liz Watts, Chief Executive

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor; Linn Clabburn, Programme Director

East of England Local Government Association; Cheryl Davenport, Managing Director

Broadland and South Norfolk District Council; Trevor Holden, Managing Director

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.

11:05-11:20 Financing the Development: Some Potential Tax Pitfalls for Development Spin Outs; Sponsored by Ensors Chartered Accountants

This session will cover some of the more common taxation stumbling blocks experienced when financing a development including transfer pricing, thin capitalisation and corporate interest restriction. 

Ensors Chartered Accountants; Ann Minson, Corporate Tax Director

11:30-12:30 Session Two: East of England Major Placemaking & Housing Projects

As one of the areas targeted by the government for major housing growth in the coming years, our audience will hear details from the project teams behind delivering forthcoming residential projects while discussing issues such as solving the housing crisis and creating vibrant communities.

Chair: BDB Pitmans; Katy Klingopulos, Legal Director

Eastlight Community Homes; Andrew Hull, Development Director

Urban and Civic; Caroline Foster, Senior Development Manager

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority; Roger Thompson, Director of Housing and Development

Godwin Developments; James Mulcare, Head of Residential Capital Markets

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.

12:35-12:55 Breakout Session: Sizewell C – Supply Chain Engagement

The procurement team from Sizewell C and the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce issue a call to arms for the regional supply chain to come together and help them make Sizewell C a reality.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Fahmida Nisa, Event Host

Sizewell C / EDF Energy; Tom McGarry, Head of Stakeholder Engagement

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce; Ashley Shorey-Mills, Head of Sizewell C Supply Chain Engagement

13:00-14:00 Session Three: East of England Major Development and Infrastructure Plans

A host of major mixed use, commercial, industrial and strategic infrastructure projects will be unveiled by the teams behind them as our panel go into details on their contribution to growing the economy through regeneration.

Chair: BDB Pitmans; James Ross, Partner

Norwich City Council; Graham Nelson, Executive Director, Development and City Services

Countryside; Andrew Taylor, Group Planning Director

Babergh & Mid Suffolk Councils; Fiona Duhamel,  Assistant Director, Economic Development & Regeneration

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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.

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 across the East of England. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Godwin Developments – James Mulcare, Head of Residential Capital Markets

Godwin Developments are actively looking for land within 15 miles of Cambridgeshire so they can develop more high quality residential options for the people of the region. They join the conference to update delegates on their ongoing schemes across the East of England and to talk about collaboration potential.

South Cambridgeshire District Council – Liz Watts, Chief Executive

South Cambridgeshire District Council are investing £340 million in real estate over the next 5 years, transforming a plethora of disused space and land into viable commercial and residential property. Liz will talk about the nuances behind their plans and identify key priority areas in the district that will be brought forward.

Liz Watts South Cambridgeshire

Norwich City Council – Graham Nelson, Executive Director, Development and City Services

Norwich City council are working on a major masterplan for the East of the city on the site of the former food manufacturing facility famous for the global export of Colemans Mustard; they are hoping it will unlock the delivery of 4000 new homes. The council have also won £25m from the Towns Fund which will go towards property projects on its high street. Graham will be on hand to talk about all of the aforementioned and more and is keen to meet all areas of the built environment supply chain to discuss the future of Norwich.

Urban and Civic – Caroline Foster, Senior Development Manager

As one of the UK’s most respected master developers who are delivering numerous major regeneration schemes in the East of England, Caroline and her team are integral to unlocking economic growth. One of their major projects is the 716 acre Waterbeach Barracks scheme of 6500 new homes, three new primary schools and a new secondary education centre, connected up with green infrastructure at its heart. Caroline is heading up this project and will be on hand to delve into the details behind it while also touching on projects such as the 400 acre Wintringham site and the mega 1425 acre Alconbury Weald initiative.

All Parliamentary Group for East of England – Peter Aldous MP, Co-Chair

The APPG are pushing for the East of England to be recognised as an engine for UK growth and in early March 2020 submitted evidence of how it’s towns and cities present the ideal location for investment of the same level that is to be seen in the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine. In particular, the group are campaigning for regional funding to support regeneration in its coastal communities, develop better physical and digital infrastructure- particularly on the West Anglian mainline and help generating and retaining high level skills in the realm of STEM to prevent brain drain.

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor – Linn Clabburn, Programme Director

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor is one of Europe’s most exciting growth opportunities. Home to the people and businesses tackling the grand challenges facing humanity and shaping the future of food, energy, medicine and mobility. Linking two of the UK’s fastest-growing cities and world-leading research centres in Norwich and Cambridge, the Tech Corridor connects a network of development clusters and communities into a truly unique knowledge ecosystem. Linn will talk about how her organisation will be at the forefront of regeneration in the coming decade.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority – Roger Thompson, Director of Housing and Development

The Combined Authority has set out three innovative home-grown approaches to deliver affordable housing within the region which Roger will delve into. The flagship £100,000 home scheme delivering one-bedroom homes to people living and working in the region for £100,000. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) which give local communities a say in housing and development plans and through the trust the control the affordable housing in their villages and communities. And the Revolving Fund – loaning money to developers to enable the start of construction on sites with affordable housing. The approaches play a crucial role in the CPCA’s bid to boost the number of homes across the region with a key focus on affordable housing.

East of England Local Government Association – Cheryl Davenport, Managing Director

The East of England LGA is a politically-led, cross party organisation which works on behalf of the 50 local councils in the East of England to support them “to be the best that they can be for their communities”. Securing investment to unlock major regeneration projects is a number one priority in 2021 and Cheryl will give delegates a peek behind the curtain on what initiatives they are keen to promote first.

Eastlight Community Homes – Andrew Hull, Development Director

Eastlight Community Homes are a new social housing provider providing 12,000 homes for their residents in Essex and Suffolk formed through the merging of Colne Housing and Greenfields Community Housing. Their vision is for a bigger, better, bolder partnership approach to help solve the long term housing challenges and unlock potential for residents and communities in the East. The merger has allowed them to be more ambitious and there are plans to build an extra 3,800 homes across the region in the next 5 years as well as a £130 million investment in their existing homes. They are the largest Community Gateway Association in the country which ensures their residents can choose to become shareholders and make key decisions about their homes, services and communities. Andrew will discuss their development plans, and the areas in which they are hoping to construct new homes.

BDB Pitmans – Katy Klingopulos, Legal Director

Based in the firm’s Cambridge office, Katy specialises in real estate development and has worked on residential schemes across East Anglia, London and the South East.  She advises developers on a wide variety of schemes, including large mixed use developments, extra care developments and zero carbon affordable housing

Countryside Properties – Andrew Taylor, Group Planning Director

Countryside are the master developers behind a host of UK wide major housing schemes, new towns and Garden Villages and are one of the most qualified audiences to share thought leadership and insight into the sector as part of their event. Flagship forthcoming schemes include Bourn Airfield Garden Village in South Cambridgeshire which will see the realisation of 3500 new homes with the planned start date of 2023. Andrew joins the event to talk about a host of their forthcoming projects and the complexity faced in getting them to delivery stage.

Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils – Fiona Duhamel, Assistant Director, Economic Development & Regeneration

Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils are collaborating to combine their resources and drive game changing inclusive development and regeneration. Fiona will discuss their recently released local plan which sets out proposals for the development of 17,000 new houses as well as significant investment and regeneration.

 

BDB Pitmans – James Ross, Partner

James is a partner in BDB Pitmans’ real estate department. He has particular expertise in large scale development projects, having acted for investors, property companies, developers, banks and funds in connection with their acquisitions, disposals and development of all real estate classes.

Ensors Chartered Accountants – Ann Minson, Corporate Tax Director

Ann qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994.

As a Director within the Ensors’ Corporate Tax team Ann provides advice and support to a wide range of clients, ranging from small start-ups to publicly quoted corporations, conglomerates and in-bound investors. Her specific sector focus covers LATCOs, technology and property.

Ann enjoys the personal interaction of a customer-facing role and is committed to building close and productive relationships with her client base.

Broadland and South Norfolk District Council – Trevor Holden, Managing Director

With four key sites being brought forward for growth in Broadland and South Norfolk including the Hethel Engineering Centre, Norwich Research Park, the Food Enterprise Park and Lotus’ HQ, Trevor and his team are on a mission to raise the district’s profile to developers, investors and the built environment supply chain. As part of the conference, he will talk about the big part his council plays in driving inclusive economic development in the East of England.

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

Sizewell C / EDF Energy – Tom McGarry, Head of Stakeholder Engagement

EDF are wanting to develop Sizewell C, a new nuclear power station which will provide around 7% of the UK’s electricity; enough for around six million homes. Tom will reveal more details about this major project which will bring a massive boost to the economy of the East of England and lead to transformational plans for nearby towns.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce – Ashley Shorey-Mills, Head of Sizewell C Supply Chain Engagement

More information to follow.

Associate your brand with the East of England Development & Economic Growth Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the region.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session One Partner: Overcoming Inclusive Economic Growth and Regeneration Challenges in the East of England Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session Two Partner: East of England Major Placemaking & Housing Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: East of England Major Development and Infrastructure Plans 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

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

Best Practice Presentation Partner

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

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 and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 6th July 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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