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Smart Cities Development Conference

Tuesday, 27th October 2020 1045hrs – 1445hrs

This event is set to bring public and private sector leaders from across the built environment industry together to look at how we can work collaboratively to ensure development and regeneration happening across our city regions are smart, sustainable and contribute further to the economic growth of the UK.

In an environmentally-conscious future that has a growing population, the rise of automation and growing dependence on technology means our cities must adapt to facilitate smart cities which sustain the needs and demands of its citizens, whilst enhancing productivity and economic growth.

With schemes that run into the billions of pounds set to be discussed, this conference will help the industry align on the key areas of focus whilst connecting leaders and decision makers with the industry to drive smart development in the UK.

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

10:45-11:15 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.

11:15-12:30 Session One: The Relationship Between Smart Cities and Healthy Cities – Has Covid 19 Changed the Sector’s Outlook?

This session will focus on what the future holds for the sector and if the current pandemic has changed its thinking. We’ll be uncovering exclusive insights, thought-provoking discussion and the sharing of best practice and knowledge amongst key industry leaders from the future cities sector – with a series of presentations followed by audience Q&A and interaction.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Connected Places Catapult; Erin Walsh, Director for Built Environment

Greater London Authority; Nathan Pearce, Head of Smart London and Programme Director of Sharing Cities

Exeter City Futures; Roli Martin, Head of Special Projects, One Public Estate City Fund

Innovate UK; Emma Fenton, Global Innovation Lead, Climate

12:30-13:00 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.

13:00-14:15 Session Two: Developing Smart Cities

Leading developers, councils and placemaking experts will discuss their current and future schemes and the changes they’re making as they approach new schemes – ensuring they’re sustainable and designed for the future.

Chair: Vu.City; Jason Hawthorne, Chief Product Officer

Legal & General Capital; John Cummins, Managing Director of Future Cities

Places for People; Julie Alexander, Director of Technology and Innovation

Moda Living; James R Blakey, Planning Director

Canary Wharf Group; Kristina Arsenievich, Senior Sustainability Manager

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

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 cities and towns across the UK. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Places for People – Julie Alexander, Director of Technology & Innovation

Julie’s objectives are to drive innovation across the placemaking activities of Places for People, identifying new technology and new business models that will create a step change in the property industry and across the entire value chain. Julie will give intel on Places for People’s latest developments and how the innovative technology in their developments will help them integrate into smart cities.

 

 

Julie Alexander Places for People

Innovate UK – Emma Fenton, Global Innovation Lead, Climate

Emma is the UK lead for the Horizon 2020 Green Funding which will drive research and innovation to foster a just, smarter and more sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’. The fund is worth nearly a billion euros of which city consortium’s can win up to 53 million euros. Emma will give more intel as to how to get involved and bid to win funding and how the research and innovation it funds will benefit our cities.

 

Legal & General Capital – John Cummins, Managing Director of Future Cities

Legal & General Capital’s Future Cities business was set up to tackle some of the major challenges facing UK towns and cities, including poor air quality, low housing supply, social issues and congestion. The business has so far invested almost £1bn in 15 UK towns and cities — including Newcastle, Sunderland, Cardiff, Leeds, Bath, Manchester and Oxford — applying an extensive regeneration strategy through several of its funds.

john cummins legal general

Greater London Authority – Nathan Pierce, Head of Smart London and Programme Director of Sharing Cities

Nathan heads the Smart London team which is tasked with delivering the Mayor’s Smarter London Together project with the aim of making our capital ‘the smartest city in the world.’ Nathan also leads on the Sharing Cities Programme, a Pan European project between the cities of Greenwich, Milan and Lisbon with the aim of triggering 500 million euros of investment in European smart cities. Nathan will reveal more about these programmes and how smart technology can lend itself to the property and construction sector.

MODA – James Blakey, Planning Director

Moda Living has partnered with technology provider Utopi, which will see smart building technology installed across the build-to-rent business’s development portfolio to boost the sustainability and wellbeing at its schemes. James will give us more details of how they are making their portfolio of developments smarter – including in their latest development, a £260 million BTR scheme in Hove – and share intel on that’s next in their development pipeline.

James Blakey Moda

Connected Places Catapult – Erin Walsh, Director for Built Environment

Connected Places Catapult has identified two key priorities for its work: to ensure that wider use of new technologies accelerating the path to zero carbon buildings and transportation in the UK, and the drive to level up the economic performance across all parts of the country. Covid-19 has accelerated both the opportunity and the imperative to deliver those strategic goals. Coupled with wider decarbonisation in the production of energy, food, construction materials, and consumer products through circularisation processes, these have the potential to support a better distribution of prosperity at the same time as reducing carbon emissions. Erin will give us more intel on the work they are undertaking including the T-TRIG initiative with the DfT which has so far award 60% of its grants to SMEs.

Exeter City Futures – Roli Martin, Head of Special Projects, One Public Estate City Fund

Exeter City Futures is working collaboratively with Exeter City Council, Devon City Council, Exeter University, Exeter College and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to help the city become smarter and carbon neutral by 2030. Roli will give more intel on this One Public Estate funded initiative and reveal more about plans to expand the fund to other cities throughout the UK.

Canary Wharf Group – Kristina Arsenievich, Senior Sustainability Manager

Canary Wharf Group’s zero carbon credentials are well known but they are also looking to incorporate more smart technology into their future developments. Kristina will give us more details on the direction CWG are taking with their future developments including how they plan to place wellbeing at the forefront of their projects.

Canary Wharf Group Kristina Arsenievich

Vu.City – Jason Hawthorne, Chief Product Officer

Jason Hawthorne is the Chief Product Officer and one of the founding Directors of the pioneering interactive smart city platform, VUCITY. VU.CITY is a 3D interactive digital platform that helps people create, refine, share and understand the journey of development to make better design and planning decisions, faster.

Jason was formerly Managing Director of Wagstaff, a leading PropTech agency. Wagstaff has since merged with VU.CITY as VU.CITY+, and continues to provide specialist VR and AR technology and ZTV’s for real world application.

Jason’s 25 years experience of property and technology is helping shape the transformation of planning and design through the latest digital technology.

 

Associate your brand with the Smart Cities Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around smart cities and the integration of technology and data into our towns and cities.

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 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 – “Smart Cities 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

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

Session Two Partner – Developing Smart Cities

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

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

Event Ticket: Smart Cities Development Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 27th October 2020

Time:
1045hrs – 1445hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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