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Tomorrow’s High Streets & Town Centres

Wednesday, 27th September 2023 0800hrs – Thursday, 28th September 2023 1700hrs

The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Tomorrow’s High Streets and Town Centres is the ULTIMATE industry leading destination EVENT for investors, developers, local authorities, placemaking enthusiasts and c-suite built environment ecosystem decision makers to understand the how high streets and urban centres are evolving and adapting to changing human habits and population demands.  

Alongside the launch of billions of pounds of masterplans and development projects, delegates will experience unparalleled access to thought leadership from policy curators and decision makers, all tasked with reviving the fortunes of the Great British High Street.

Attend this event to:

  • Hear from investors, developers, local authorities and occupiers on how they are re-imagining their town centres.
  • Understand the changing face of retail and the citizen experience on high streets
  • Get to grips with emerging trends from net zero challenges to community driven consultation and planning.
  • Take advantage of pre-arranged, facilitated meetings supported by the Built Environment Networking team
  • Participate in dozens of fringe events, interactive workshops and private roundtables that will inform policy and regeneration going forward

Main Stage @ The Old Library

09:30 – 10:30

Making High Streets Fit for Purpose – Unleashing the Potential of UK Urban Centres

For years policy makers, developers, investors and local communities have been challenged by how to cultivate thriving high streets and town centres. This panel pulls together some of the UK’s most eminent voices who are battling to put life and new ideas back into the sector.

This session is available to sponsor.

The Cinema Stage

10:00 – 11:00

Housing on the High Street – Upcoming Major Development Ideas and Plans

Delegates are joined by a mixture of housing developers who unveil projects that they hope will support thriving town centres across the country.

This session is available to sponsor.

Speakers include:

Dr Angela Brockbank – Head of Growth, Thirteen Group

Main Stage @ The Old Library

11:00 – 12:00

Making Meanwhile, Worthwhile – Short and Medium Term Priorities for Restoring Thriving High Streets

As ongoing initiatives to futureproof urban centres in the long term get underway, the pressing need to react proactively to imminent challenges remains a priority. This session brings together a group of thought leaders who are enacting immediate solutions for complex problems.

This session is available to sponsor.

The Cinema Stage

11:15 – 12:00

The Future of Doncaster City Centre

As the largest metropolitan borough outside of London with over 310,000 inhabitants, Doncaster has an urgent need to evolve its high street and town centre offering. This session brings together the council and its new set of master investors and developers to showcase upcoming projects and how the recently awarded £18m in levelling up fund money will be used as a catalyst.

This session is available to sponsor.

Main Stage @ The Old Library

13:00 – 14:00

Defining Sustainable High Streets – Balancing Clean Growth with Economic Prosperity

Is there an equilibrium between the net zero agenda and enacting initiatives to drive footfall and putting high streets at the centre of place creation? How can we create modern town centres and repurpose old assets? This session unpicks the challenges, opportunities and solutions.

This session is available to sponsor.

Speakers include:

Paul Kitson Homes England

Paul Kitson – Strategic Director – Place, Prosperity & Sustainability, Birmingham City Council

Ghislaine Halpenny – Director of ESG, Regal London

Main Stage @ The Old Library

14:30 – 15:30

High Streets Question Time

With a general election less than a year away, delegates are joined by national policy makers to set out their vision for UK high street revival.

This session is available to sponsor.

The Cinema Stage

15:00 – 16:00

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Connecting Urban Centres to Suburban Economies

Delegates are joined by a panel of transport and infrastructure leaders to discuss the evolving role of urban mobility, the car and active travel.

This session is available to sponsor.

Main Stage @ The Old Library

09:30 – 10:30

Creating Masterplans vs Creating Visions

How can places differ in their offer? What kind of investment is needed to deliver outstanding town centre offers and not a cut and paste, vanilla masterplans? This session offers best practice ideas for utilising the strengths of individual urban centres, creating purposeful offerings and innovating for growth.

This session is available to sponsor.

The Cinema Stage

10:00 – 11:00

Delivering Digital High Streets

How is the digital age impacting the sector and what is been done to make digital infrastructure an ally rather than a foe? This session brings together innovative organisations who are digitising their places for the better.

This session is available to sponsor.

Main Stage @ The Old Library

11:00 – 12:00

The Future of Shopping Centres

In most UK towns and cities, large assets such as shopping centres or precincts stand tall above all else. As the retail sector adapts to a digital age and assets risk becoming stranded or outdated, this session brings together a selection of organisations who are being innovative with buildings at the heart of their communities.

This session is available to sponsor.

Main Stage @ The Old Library

13:00 – 14:00

Bringing Good Work Onto the High Street

An innovative panel of investors, developers and local authorities share their ideas for bringing non-traditional sectors onto the high streets and how their plans will create jobs, economic benefit and social mobility opportunities.

This session is available to sponsor.

The Cinema Stage

13:00 – 14:00

The Out of Town Battle Ground – Balancing City Centre Destinations with Major Retail Parks for Placeshaping

How can high streets and major out of town retail and leisure destinations not only co-exist but benefit one another? This session looks at some of the challenges and opportunities facing local authorities, developers and investors and some of the solutions being brought forward.

This session is available to sponsor.

Main Stage @ The Old Library

14:30 – 15:30

Place Partnerships – Making them Happen, Making them Better

What defines a good partnership and how can they create, deliver and achieve lasting legacy. This session stewards a group of local authorities, developers and investors who share their experience while delivering insight into upcoming plans.

This session is available to sponsor.

Speakers include:

Olaide Oboh – Director, Socius

Andrew Ferguson – Partnerships and Property Director, LCR

The main Custard Factory hall will have a unique mixture of meeting spaces and exhibition at the event – let us explain more.

Meeting Space

Set aside for numerous clients and end-users – these meeting spaces allow them to have a visible base for the two-day event, enabling the industry to speak to some of the key places, in addition to giving them access to accepting one-to-one meeting requests.

You will have the option to request a meeting via an online portal with housing developers and associations amongst others.

Those already confirmed with a meeting space are:

Exhibition

In addition to the meeting spaces the rest of the hall will be utilised for exhibitors to enable them to showcase their products and services to the client heavy audience.

Exhibition costs £1,750+VAT and includes two delegate tickets to the event – this package is for space only. If you’d like to find out more contact opportunities@built-environment-networking.com.

Exhibitors include:

For more information email opportunities@built-environment-networking.com or contact us on 0113 390 4700

Gain national and exposure and position your brand as a leader in the industry.

By sponsoring Tomorrow’s High Streets & Town Centres your organisation will receive powerful exposure amongst key business leaders, government officials, developers, retailers, asset owners and thousands of professionals from across the industry. This event is set to become the UK’s leading forum for town and city centre revitalisation.

We have various opportunities and packages dependant on your needs. Whether you’re looking to build brand awareness, source new leads or put your brand at the forefront of the industry – we have a package suitable to your needs.

Package Meeting Space Speaking Slots Event Tickets Dinner Tickets No. Packages Cost (+VAT)
CORPORATE PACKAGES
Platinum Partner Yes Yes 10 5 1 £15,000 View Details
Annual Partner Yes Yes Price on application View Details
SPACE ONLY PACKAGES
Event Bus Partner Yes 10 1 £10,000 View Details
Networking Square Partner Yes 4 1 £8,000 View Details
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PACKAGES
Main Stage Session Partner Yes 4 10 £5,500 View Details
Cinema Stage Breakout Session Partner Yes 4 10 £5,000 View Details
Video Partner 6 4 1 £10,000 View Details
Report Partner 6 4 1 £10,000 View Details
Roundtable Partner Yes 2 2 10 £5,500 View Details
Bespoke Roundtable Partner Yes 2 2 10 £5,500 View Details
AWARD PACKAGES
Awards Event Partner Yes 4 10 1 £10,000 View Details
Individual Award Partner 2 5 12 £2,000 View Details
BRANDING PACKAGES
Programme Partner 2 2 1 £5,000 View Details
Quarter Programme Advert 16 £250 View Details
Half-page Programme Advert 16 £400 View Details
Full Page Programme Advert 16 £750 View Details
Inside Cover Page Partner 2 £1,000 View Details
Lanyard Partner 4 1 £5,000 View Details
Badge Partner 4 1 £5,000 View Details
Registration Partner 2 2 1 £2,250 View Details
Email Partner 2 2 1 £2,250 View Details
Lunch Event Partner 2 1 £3,500 View Details
Social Media Partner 1 1 £3,000 View Details
Exhibition Package 1 £1,750 View Details
FRINGE EVENT PACKAGES
Fringe Event Promotion Partner 2 1 £1,500 View Details

Here are the full details of the packages available:

Platinum Partner

£15,000 (+VAT)

The conference will include the name of the Corporate Partner in the title of the event – i.e. ‘Tomorrow’s High Streets and Town Centres Conference in association with XXXX’ You will be a prominent and visual partner in addressing and supporting the challenges and opportunities within the event sector.

Benefits:

  • Conference Corporate Partner from date of signature up to event completion
  • Keynote of Day One of the conference
  • One chair position on the main stage or Best Practice slot at the event
  • Prime Branding on the website and at the event
  • Position on the Advisory Group
  • Double size Meeting space within the meeting area
  • Input into the post-event conference report
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Input into 365 conference activities
  • Access to the green rooms throughout the event
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • Five places at the networking awards event
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Social media – pre, during & post conference activity
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Annual Partner

Price on application

Become an annual partner for all or a selection of the Tomorrows Series Conferences with a bespoke package to meet your business needs. Chair main stage panel discussions, deliver thought leadership workshops or curate your own private roundtable with clients that the Built Environment Networking team can procure for you. This package comes with a dedicated private meeting space on site for you to conduct business development conversations with, including the ability to use our team’s expertise to facilitate introductions to target clients.

Build a package which spans the following products:

  • Main stage speaking slots
  • Develop a private round table with target clients
  • Sponsor or nominate for Tomorrow’s SeriesAwards
  • Tickets
  • On-site branding opportunities

Event Bus Partner

£10,000(+VAT)

Located in a prominent, stationary position outside the meeting space area. Bus is available for hire across the 2 days, giving partners a base to facilitate business meetings and networking opportunities whilst entertainng guests from a fully installed onboard bar.

Benefits:

  • 2 day hire to accommodate business activities led by the partner company
  • The bus comes complete with a fully-installed onboard bar and serving hatches (alcohol not included)
  • Make use of space outside the bus with furniture (at additional cost)
  • Branding on the event website and at the forum
  • Ten delegate passes for the event days of the forum
  • Additional two free delegate passes for event days of the forum for young people in your company under the age of 25
  • One half page advet in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event
  • Space only hire, branding of external magnetic panel at additional cost
  • 1 table at the awards night

Networking Square Partner

£8,000 (+VAT)

Sponsor the main outdoor networking area – a main square that connections all of the event stages and networking zones alongside the primary F&B zone. The square will be named after the Networking Square Partner – i.e. ‘XXXX’s Square’

Benefits:

  • Branding around the networking square – with ability to add brand flags and literature around the area
  • Four delegate passes for event days of the conference
  • Meeting space within the meeting area
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Main Stage Session Partner

£8,000 (+VAT)

Sponsor one of the main event sessions talking place in The Library – we will have a different session partner for each of the eight sessions.
Benefits:

  • Chair or Speaker position on your panel
  • Early engagement will enable potential input into the shaping of the panel and conversation
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Additional three pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Four delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Cinema Stage Breakout Session Partner

£5,000 (+VAT)

Run your own dedicated best practice session within The Cinema Stage to showcase you company’s leadership and knowledge in the industry.
Benefits:

  • Run your own dedicated 30-minute session in the Cinema Stage Two Room – a specialist area dedicated to showcaswing best practice and thought leadership for up to 30 people
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Additional three pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Four delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Video Partner

£10,000 (+VAT)

This Partner will provide a video that will be played when each main stage session starts and ends.

Benefits:

  • Creation and branding of the conference video
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Six delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • Four places at the Awards event
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Report Partner

£10,000 (+VAT)

Prime branding on the Tomorrow Series Output Report.

Benefits:

  • Main braning on the Report
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • A second foreward along with a 2-page editorial within the report
  • Four delegate passes for event days of the conference
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the report
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Roundtable Partner

£5,500 (+VAT)

Sponsor one of our pre-created roundtable discussions – where circa 10 individuals will join us to discuss selected topics, allowing you to build rapport with potential clients.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor one of our pre-created roundtable discussions with high-level client speakers
  • Two spaces on the roundtable for your attendees to join
  • Potential to help shape the conversation and seed others to the roundtable discussion
  • Add literature onto the roundtable
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Two delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • Two places at the Awards event
  • One half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Bespoke Roundtable

£5,500 (+VAT)

Create your own roundtable discussion – where circa 10 individuals can join you to discuss your own selected topic of conversation.

Benefits:

  • Hire the roundtable room to host your own dedicatedroundtable discussion
  • Ownership of the roundtable conversation and speakers
  • Potential to help shape the conversation and seed others to the roundtable discussion
  • Add literature onto the roundtable
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Two delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • Two places at the Awards event
  • One half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Awards Event Partner

£10,000 (+VAT)

You will be the main partner of the Awards event.

Benefits:

  • Prominent branding at the Awards event
  • Ten tickets at the Awards event
  • Keynote at the Awards event
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Four delegate passes for event days of the conference
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Individual Award Partner

£2,000 (+VAT)

Sponsor one of the awards – joining the judging panel and the ability to present the award on the day.

Benefits:

  • Branding at the Awards event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included in the main event programme
  • Five tickets to the Awards event
  • A seat on the judging panel (of the respective award category)
  • Sponsorship of one of the awards including award presentation
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Two delegate passes for event days of the conference
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Programme Partner

£5,000 (+VAT)

This package provides branding on the cover of the forum printed programme.

Benefits:

  • Branding on the official event programme given to all delegates at the event
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Two delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • Two places at the Awards event
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Quarter Programme Advert

£250 (+VAT)

Quarter page advert within the event programme.

Half-page Programme Advert

£400 (+VAT)

Half-page advert within the event programme.

Full Page Programme Advert

£750 (+VAT)

Full page advert on the inside front cover of the event programme.

Full Page (Inside Front Cover)

£1,000 (+VAT)

Full page advert on the inside front cover of the event programme.

Full Page (Inside Back Cover)

£1,000 (+VAT)

Full page advert on the inside back cover of the event programme.

Lanyard Partner

£5,000 (+VAT)

This package will see your logo appear on the lanyard alongside the Tomorrow’s Series logo – given to every attendee, speaker and sponsor at the event.

Benefits:

  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Four delegate passes for event days of the conference
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Badge Partner

£5,000 (+VAT)

This package will see your logo appear on the name badge given to every attendee, speaker and sponsor which will be worn and scanned throughout the two day event.

Benefits:

  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Four delegate passes for event day of the conference
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Registration Partner

£2,250 (+VAT)

This package will see you brand the registration area of the event – the area where all delegates will pass through to collect their passes and the main entrance to the event area.

  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Two delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • Two places at the Awards event
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Email Partner

£2,250 (+VAT)

This package provides prime branding above the fold on all marketing emails promoting the event.

Benefits:

  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Ability to run a fringe event to be included on the main event programme
  • Two delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • Two places at the Awards event
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Lunch Event Partner

£3,500 (+VAT)

  • Host a 60-minute fringe event within a designated VIP area
  • Cost includes drinks and lunch food options
  • Host between 10 and 30 delegates depending on your preference
  • Early access to the delegate list to send invites to your target audience
  • Input into the format of the event – for example deliver a keynote speech to welcome/end the event
  • Event will be promoted on our official event programme
  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Social Media Partner

£3,000 (+VAT)

Jump on the back of the huge social media activity running throughout the event through this package – where you logo will be included in some of our social media posts and dedicated posts around you will be pushed out of the course of the two days.

Benefits:

  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Branding on at least five social media posts per event day across all platforms
  • Sharing of your company social posts across our social media platforms
  • One delegate pass for the event days of the conference
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Exhibition Package

£1,750+VAT

Showcase your brand and services in front of hundreds of potential clients by exhibiting – a perfect location to reap the rewards of this high footfall event, gathering new leads and building commercially rewarding relationships.

Benefits include:

  • Exhibition space at the event – space only
  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Fringe Event Promotion Partner

£1,500+VAT

We aim to create a more vibrant and engaging event which will see fringe events run throughout the two day event – from the night before the event kickstarts to the end of the second day. This package enables you to have your fringe event listed on the official event programme to draw traffic and sign-ups to the event.

Benefits include:

  • Your fringe event officially promoted within our event programme
  • Two delegate passes for the event days of the conference
  • Early access to the attendee list to contact your target audience in advance to invite to your fringe event
  • Promotional activity across our news and social platforms to publicise your fringe event
  • Branding on the website and at the event
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Become a 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

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

We will be hosting the Tomorrow’s High Streets and Town Centres Awards to coincide with the event – taking place on the evening of Wednesday 27th September – will bring together over 300 professionals from the UK’s high streets and town centres sector.

Details of the Awards will be revealed shortly.

Olaide Oboh,
Director
Andrew Ferguson,
Partnerships and Property Director
Dr Angela Brockbank,
Head of Growth
Ghislaine Halpenny,
Director of ESG
Paul Kitson Homes England Paul Kitson,
Strategic Director – Place, Prosperity & Sustainability

Tickets

Event Ticket: Tomorrow's High Streets and Town Centres Early Bird Discount Ends 30th April £249.00 £199.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £199

Tomorrow's High Streets & Town Centres Awards Ticket £150.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £150

Tomorrow's High Streets & Town Centres Awards Table (6 Tickets Included) £900.00 £750.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £750

Please note – we are actively encouraging a diverse attendance from companies and if purchasing multiple tickets we would ask that you review this so your company looks to offer opportunities to under represented groups in the industry to attend. For those booking five or more tickets we will also offer an additional free ticket which can be used by someone under the age of 25 to encourage youth to attend and offer a platform to the next generation.

Details

Start Date:
Wednesday, 27th September 2023

Start Time:
0800hrs

End Date:
Thursday, 28th September 2023

End Time:
1700hrs

Cost:
£150 – £750

Venue

The Custard Factory
The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Deritend, Birmingham, UK

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