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HS2 Economic Growth Conference 2018

Wednesday, 7th November 2018 @ 0800hrs - 1800hrs

National Conference Centre / National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham,

HS2 Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Event


The HS2 Economic Growth Conference was a huge success – with 500 senior professionals from across the construction, property and investment sectors gathering in Birmingham to unlock the huge regeneration and development opportunities the infrastructure scheme will bring to the UK.

The emphasis of the conference was on collaboration – with the need to drive economic growth, the delivery of new homes, new jobs and more – and it’s safe to say our conference delivered!

With the support of HS2 and some major stakeholders in the industry we shared insights, exclusive information and business cards, with many new commercially rewarding relationships being forged at the event. Some of our speakers included:

LCR Midlands Connect Terry Morgan Leeds Constellation Partnership

Lendlease Euston Bruntwood Birmingham East Midlands Airport East Midlands West Solihull

Northern Powerhouse North Leeds Bradford

We’d like to say a huge thanks to all of those who attended, spoke, supported or partnered with us for the conference, and we’re set to host another exclusive HS2 event in 2019. Keep your eyes peeled!

HS2 Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Programme

Main Stage;

0745Breakfast & Registration
0830 – 0915Keynote Speakers
We’ll open the conference with senior leaders who’ll deliver keynotes on the importance of the HS2 infrastructure project with the primary focus on the regeneration and development opportunities it will bring to the UK.
Nusrat Ghani MP, Department for Transport (Video Message)
Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman, HS2
Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect
0900 – 0945Session 1: London Hubs
Our first panel will hear from the key stakeholders from the London Hubs – Euston and Old Oak and Park Royal – as they talk about how the new stations are set to drive further investment into the Capital and how we as an industry need to collaborate to maximise its potential.
Chair: Keith Mitchell, Director – Community Development & Infrastructure, PBA now part of Stantec
Michael Mulhern, Chief Executive Officer, Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation
David Joyce, Director of Regeneration & Planning, Camden Council
Lucinda Turner, Director of Spacial Planning, Transport for London
Tom Venner, Commercial Development Director, HS2
1000 – 1045Break (With Break Out Sessions Below)
1045 – 1130Session 2: West Midlands Hubs
The West Midlands is set to be the first to see the transformational impacts of HS2 with stations at Solihull and the City Centre – and an incredible panel will talk about how they’ll be looking to reap the rewards of HS2’s arrival.
Chair: Nigel Mason, Chair, RICS West Midlands Regional Board
Nick Brown, Chairman, Urban Growth Company
Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect
Mike Lyons, Programme Director, HS2
Richard Cowell, Assistant Director – Development, Birmingham City Council
1130 – 1215Break (With Break Out Sessions Below)
1215 – 1300Session 3: Crewe & Manchester Hubs
The leg from Birmingham to Crewe and Manchester is now starting to gain momentum and we’re bringing the senior leaders together who’s at the forefront of the decision making and discussing some of the key topics on how HS2 will impact the region.
Chair: Henry Brooks, Managing Director, Tatton Group
Cllr Rachel Bailey, Leader, Cheshire East Council & Acting Chair, Constellation Partnership
Simon Warburton, Transport Strategy Director, Transport for Greater Manchester
Lorna Pimlott, Phase 2 Sponsorship Director, HS2
Dr. Pete Waterman, Board Member, Chair, Cheshire & Warrington LEP
1300 – 1345Lunch (With Break Out Sessions Below)
1345 – 1430Session 4: East Midlands & Sheffield Hubs
With a new station arriving in Toton, there is a once in a generation opportunity for the East Midlands to benefit from the incredible opportunities HS2 will bring and this stretches further to South Yorkshire with the station proposed for Sheffield city centre. We’ll be hearing from those involved on how they’ll be integrating HS2 into each region.
Chair: Darren Gardner, Senior Account Manager, E.ON
Cllr Kay Cutts, Chair, Toton Delivery Board
Sir Peter Soulsby, Leicester City Mayor & Chair, Transport for the East Midlands
Liam Brooker, Phase 2B Senior Sponsor, HS2
Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth, Sheffield City Council
Christopher Hayton, Director of Corporate Affairs, East Midlands Airport
1430 – 1515Break (With Break Out Sessions Below)
1515 – 1545Session 5: Leeds Hubs
Leeds city centre is set to double in size over the next 15 years and that’s partly due to the arrival of HS2. Those central to the regeneration and development of the city and the wider West Yorkshire region impacted will be discussing the ways they can maximise the project to benefit those already living in the region and boost investment and employment opportunities.
Chair: Phil Laycock, Director, Built Environment Networking
Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer for Economic Development, Leeds City Council
Alan Reiss, Director of Policy, Strategy & Communications, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Peter Woodward, Chair – High-Speed Rail Engineering, University of Leeds
Lorna Pimlott, Phase 2 Sponsorship Director, HS2
1545 – 1610Break (With Break Out Sessions Below)
1610 – 1700Session 6: Integrated High Speed Stations
It isn’t just the stations and surrounding areas which will benefit from HS2. Connectivity proposed will ensure many towns and cities can also benefit from the close links to the HS line and investment conversations are already up at some of those locations such as Chesterfield. We’ll be hearing about how those towns and cities are working alongside regional authorities and their plans to reap the rewards of their proximity to HS2.
Chair: Phil Laycock, Director, Built Environment Networking
Cllr Bob Sleigh, Deputy Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority
Cllr Tricia Gilby, Leader, Chesterfield Borough Council
Paul Griffiths, Phase 2 Managing Director, HS2
Julian Jackson, Assistant Director, Planning, Highways & Transport, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
1715 – 1800Break
1715 – 1800Session 7: Northern Powerhouse Rail
The deposit of the HS2 Phase 2b hybrid Bill has been pushed back to mid-2020 to make sure it takes full account of the emerging vision for the other transformative project, Northern Powerhouse Rail. These two infrastructure projects have the backing of Northern towns and cities. We’ll be making sure it’s part of the discussion with a session focused on the benefits of NPR.
Chair: Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership
Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North
Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer for Economic Development, Leeds City Council
Paul Griffiths, Phase 2 Managing Director, HS2
Steve Hunter, Head of Transport, Warrington Borough Council
1800 – 1815Conference Conclusion
1815Conference Close


Exhibition Area;

During every break, we’ll be enjoying networking and refreshments, and we’ll also be hearing from some of the biggest names on each regional hub – hearing what the plans are for now and the future for the station through a series of joint presentations:

1005 – 1020Euston
David Joyce, Director of Regeneration & Planning, London Borough of Camden

Bek Seeley, Commercial Finance Director, Lendlease

Mike Luddy, Commercial Co-ordinator, HS2

1025 – 1040Old Oak & Park Royal
Michael Mulhern, Chief Executive Officer, Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation

Neil Impiazzi, Partnership Development Director, SEGRO

John Anderson, Financial Strategist, Imperial College London

1130 – 1215Break
1135 – 1150Interchange Station
Phil Farrell, Development Director, Urban Growth Company
1155 – 1210Birmingham Curzon
John Plumridge, Deputy Director of Estates, Birmingham City University

Richard Cowell, Assistant Director, Development, Birmingham City Council

Rob Valentine, Director for Birmingham, Bruntwood

1300 – 1345Lunch
1305 – 1320Crewe
Rachel Bailey, Leader, Cheshire East Council & Acting Chair, Constellation Partnership

Dr. Pete Waterman OBE, Chair, Cheshire & Warrington LEP

1325 – 1340Manchester
Martin Lax, Head of Strategic Development, Transport for Greater Manchester
1430 – 1515Break
1435 – 1450East Midlands
Andrew Pritchard, Director of Policy & Infrastructure, East Midlands Councils

Christopher Hayton, Director of Corporate Affairs, East Midlands Airport

1455 – 1510Sheffield
Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth, Sheffield City Council

Mike Gardner, Practice Manager – Architecture & Masterplanning for Infrastructure, Atkins


1545 – 1610Break
1550 – 1605Leeds
Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer for Economic Development, Leeds City Council

Peter Woodward, Chair – High-Speed Rail Engineering, University of Leeds

1800 – 1815Conference Conclusion
1815Conference Close

HS2 Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Exhibition


Crewr Manchester HS2 Conference RICS Tatton UGC Solihull

HS2 Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Attendees

We were joined by 500+ delegates at the HS2 Economic Growth Conference – with the biggest names, businesses and authorities all present to discuss the huge opportunities for regeneration and development across the UK. They included:

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Sheffield)
AFI Group
AFL Architects
Alleviate Consulting
Andrew Reid Associates
Appleyard & Trew
Archaeology Collective
Archaeology Wales
Arnold Laver
Arthur Hudson Site Engineers
Ashfield District Council
Assa Abloy
Baily Garner
Balfour Beatty
BAM Nuttall
BAM Ritchies
Barratt Homes
Barton Willmore
Bennetts Associates
Birmingham Airport
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham City University
BHP Chartered Accountants
Black & Veatch
Blake Morgan
Bond Bryan Architects
Border Archaeology
Bourne Steel
BPR Architects
Bradford Council
Brown & Mason
Builders Merchant News
Building Services Design
BWB Consulting
Caddick Developments
Cambridge Econometrics
Careys Civil Engineering
Carter Jonas
Celtic Technologies
Cheshire & Warrington LEP
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire West & Chester Council
Chesterfield Borough Council
Clark Drain
Constellation Partnership
Copper Consultancy
Currie & Brown
Curtins Consulting
Cushman & Wakefield
David Lock Associates
David Wilson Homes
Derbyshire County Council
Doone Silver Kerr
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Council
Enterprise Ireland
Ethical Property Company
Eversheds Sutherland
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
FHP Property Consultants
Foster & Partners
Galliford Try
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Ground Developments
Hambleside Danelaw
Harborough District Council
Harris Lamb
Harworth Group
HE Simm
Henry Boot Construction
Henry Riley
Highways England
Hitachi Rail
HKS Architects
HS2 Ltd
HSP Consulting Engineers
IDI Gazeley
Imperial College London
Imtech Engineering Services
Integrated Transport Planning
International Fire Consultants (IFC Group)
J F Finnegan
John F Hunt Remediation
Kingston Estates
LDA Design Consulting
Leeds City Council
Lexington Communications
Lifting Gear UK
London Borough of Camden
Maber Architects
Mackley Construction
Malcolm Hollis
Malcolm Hughes Surveys
Manchester Airport Group
McGinley Support Services
Meeting Place Communications
Midas Group
Midlands Connect
Mode Transport
MOLA Museum of London Archaeology
Moore Stephens
Morris & Spottiswood
Morson Group
Mott MacDonald
Mourne Timber Solutions
Murphy Surveys
National Federation of Builders
NEC Group
New Civil Engineer
New London Architecture Forum
Northern Powerhouse Partnership
Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation
One Creative Environments
Optimas Solutions
Osborne Clarke
PBA, now part of Stantec
Pick Everard
Pilbrow and Partners
Plowman Craven
Polypipe Civils
ProLogis UK
PSR Solutions
Rail Technology Magazine
Resourcing Solutions
Retaining UK
Ridge & Partners
Royal Town Planning Institute
Scape Procure
Services Design Associates
SES Engineering Services
Severfield (UK)
Shaw Trust
Shaylor Group
Sheffield City Council
Sheffield City Region LEP
Sir Robert McAlpine
Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Solihull Council
Solus Ceramics
Spie UK
SNC Lavalin
Staffordshire County Council
Stephen George + Partners
Stockport Council
Strukta Group
Taylor Wimpey
Terence O’Rourke
The Ecology Consultancy
The Fiscal Incentives Group
Thorlux Lighting
TLT Solicitors
Transport for Greater Manchester
Transport for London
Transport for the East Midlands
Transport for the North
Transport Scotland
Transport Systems Catapult
Transportation Professional
TSP Projects
Turner & Townsend
UK Power Networks Services
University of Birmingham
University of Derby
University of Leeds
University of Sheffield
Urban Growth Company
VGC Group
VHE Construction
Via East Midlands
Volker Rail
Warrington Borough Council
Warwickshire County Council
Waterman Aspen
Waterman Group
Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
West Midlands Growth Company
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants
Wilkinson Eyre
William Hare
Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon Interiors
Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions
Woods Bagot


HS2 Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Details


Wednesday, 7th November 2018
0800hrs - 1800hrs


National Conference Centre / National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

Our conferences 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 each region’s key topics and aims are integrated into regional industry discussions.

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