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HS2 Economic Growth Conference in association with HS2 and Atkins

September 3 @ 0800hrs - 1700hrs

New Dock, Leeds

HS2 Economic Growth Conference in association with HS2 and Atkins | Event

HS2 is set to bring transformational regeneration and development to the UK, boosting inward investment and economic growth. Supported by HS2 this one-day conference will delve into the transformation city centres and city regions will see as mass investment and development happens due to the arrival of HS2 to each and every region.

The biggest names from the public and private sectors will all be in attendance – with collaboration across the construction, property and investment sectors a key focus to enable the delivery of new homes, city centre growth, regeneration and more. HS2 will be a catalyst for growth, and this conference is the must-attend event to be up to date, in the know and at the forefront of the development it will unlock.

Speaking companies include:

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This event represents a unique opportunity to be involved in the largest ever infrastructure scheme the UK has ever seen, allowing you to build commercially rewarding contacts with the biggest names in the business, develop a pipeline of work opportunities and be at the forefront of the HS2 agenda as it transforms city centres and city regions. If you’re interested in meeting the firms looking to invest, develop and work across each region affected by HS2 to drive new development and regeneration then this is a must-attend conference.

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Programme & Agenda

This one-day conference will reveal new insights into future development plans across the UK through a series of exceptional panel discussions and gripping presentations – with new and exclusive information and intel set to be shared on opportunities, major new development zones and procurement and work opportunities as the biggest public sector authorities and private sector firms look to engage with the built environment industry.

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The sessions will include:

  • Keynote Speeches; the Chairman of HS2 (Alan Cook) and representation from Government will be amongst the keynotes setting the tone for the conference and the role HS2 will place of the wider UK economy
  • Leeds – Developing for the arrival of HS2; the city of Leeds is ‘set to double in size’ over the coming years, all aided by the arrival of HS2 and we’ll hear about the city’s plans and those of major private developers as they transform the city through mass regeneration.
  • London – An update on progress; work in the capital is already underway and we’ll hear about the projects to transform Euston, the creation of the Old Oak & Park Royal transport hub, and the wider development happening due to being unlocked through HS2 with over 60,000 new homes and huge employment sites being created.
  • Birmingham – Is it HS2 ready?; the first area to be impacted by HS2 outside of London will be Greater Birmingham, and we’ll hear about the schemes kickstarting around Solihulls Hub and the city centre transformation happening in Birmingham – and how the wider infrastructure agenda will aid further development and regen across the West Midlands.
  • East Midlands – Connecting the South and North; a new hub will be created at Toton which will be a thriving and vibrant new location which will house employment zones, higher education institutions, thousands of homes and more. We’ll hear how this will aid economic growth in cities like Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, and the plans for the surrounding areas.
  • The North West – Developing for the arrival of HS2; Crewe and Manchester are both set for HS2 hubs and this is boosting inward investment and has enabled multi-billion pound projects across the region, and we’ll hear about the huge development sites set to be unlocked.
  • The North East – The Impact of HS2; although a while away from arrival to the North the cities and regions set to be impacted, such as the North East, are already preparing for it’s arrival and the mass investment it will bring. In an area known for its manufacturing the potential of the North East is phenomenal and HS2 will help it achieve it.
  • Sheffield – HS2’s Impact on the Steel City; inward investment conversations ‘are at an all time high’ which is said to be down to the HS2 hub’s arrival, and with two major universities and a city centre masterplan transforming the city it’s a great time to be involved in the city – and we’ll hear about the future development plans for South Yorkshire.

We’re set to hear from over 40 VIP speakers including:

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HS2 Economic Growth Conference in association with HS2 and Atkins | Programme

08:00-08:30Breakfast & Registration 
  
08:40-09:00Keynote Speakers
Senior stakeholders will set the tone for the conference, putting into perspective the massive impact HS2 will have on regional economies and how we must work collaboratively to deliver growth which integrates into existing communities.
 HS2; Allan Cook, Chairman
Keynote 2 – TBC
 
09:00-10:00Leeds – Developing For The Arrival of HS2
The host city is set to ‘double in size’ over the coming years aided by HS2. We’ll hear from the major developers behind the massive projects transforming the city – including the Tetley’s site and Kirkstall Forge – and how that’ll aid growth across the wider Leeds region. 
Chair: Pagabo; Simon Toplass, Chief Executive
Leeds City Council; Tom Riordan, Chief Executive
Town Centre Securities; Lynda Shillaw, Group Property Director
Vastint; Andrew Cobden, Managing Director
University of Leeds; Prof Peter Woodward, Chair of High-Speed Rail
CEG; David Hodgson, Head of Strategic Developments
10:00-10:15Break & Networking
10:15-10:45London; An Update on Progress
The capital has two hubs – Euston and Old Oak & Park Royal – and these are set to deliver mass regeneration around their stations. Over 60,000 new homes are planned, new development zones will be unlocked and much more. We’ll hear from those behind the projects on timeframes and procurement opportunities.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
 Lendlease; Bek Seeley, Chief Operating Officer
Argent; Andre Gibbs, Partner
 Speaker 3 – TBC
Speaker 4 – TBC
10:45-11:45Is Birmingham Ready For HS2? 
The first region to see the arrival of HS2 will be the West Midlands. The Interchange at Solihull and the new Curzon Station are under development and its driving an incredible increase in inward investment to the region. We’ll hear about their plans, how HS2 will integrate with surrounding regions and what still needs to be done. 
 Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
 Midlands Connect; Maria Machancoses, Programme Director
NEC Group; Tony Williamson, Group Operations Director
Urban Growth Company; Jonathan Bretherton, Managing Director
Arden Cross; Ben Gray, Project Director
11:45-12:00Break & Networking
12:00-13:00East Midlands – Connecting the South with the North
 The new station at Toton will create an incredible new community in the East Midlands, one which will house higher education institutions, research hubs, new homes and more. The mass development around Toton will also see to connect to major cities such as Leicester, Derby and Nottingham in close proximity.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
 Toton Delivery Board; Cllr Kay Cutts, Chair
 St James Securities; Paul Morris, Director
 Nottingham Trent University; Prof Nigel Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
 East Midlands Councils; Stuart Young, Executive Director for Economy & Development
 D2N2 LEP; David Williams, Deputy Chair
  
13:00-13:45Lunch & Networking
  
13:45-14:45The North West – Developing For The Arrival of HS2
Crewe and Manchester are the two proposed North West stations – with the possibility of extending Manchester’s hub to Manchester Airport. We’ll hear from those at the forefront of the strategic masterplans and also private sector firms actively developing and accelerating projects due to the arrival of HS2. 
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
Constellation Partnership; Rachel Bailey, Chair
CERT Property; Howard Lord, Managing Director
Cheshire & Warrington LEP; Christine Gaskell, Chair
Manchester City Council; Sir Richard Leese, Leader
Speaker 5 – TBC
 
14:45-15:00Break & Networking
15:00-15:30Northern Powerhouse Rail
Northern Powerhouse Rail/HS3 is yet again at the forefront the national conscience with many commentators pressing for prioritisation. Our panel of experts from across the Northern Powerhouse spectrum give delegates an update on progress.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
 West Yorkshire Combined Authority; Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair*
 Transport for the North; Barry White, Chief Executive*
Northern Powerhouse Partnership; Henri Murison, Director*
Speaker 4 – TBC
Speaker 5 – TBC
15:30-16:30Sheffield – The Steel City & HS2’s Impact
Our last session will hear from Sheffield – who have been quoted as saying inward investment conversations are at an all-time high, which is aided by HS2. Sheffield and Rotherham city centres are being transformed, new tram connectivity is aiding growth, the two universities are thriving, and firms like Boeing and McLaren have made a base in Sheffield. We’ll hear about the future plans…
 Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
 National College for High-Speed Rail; Miranda Coles, Director of Finance
AMRC; Ben Morgan, Director
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park; Rt Hon. Richard Caborn, Chief Executive
Harworth Group; Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive
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HS2 Economic Growth Conference in association with HS2 and Atkins | Exhibitors

This unique conference will bring together the public and private sector to facilitate discussions and connections to try and drive and accelerate the delivery of development, regeneration, investment and growth due to the arrival of HS2. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 500+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the Official HS2 Economic Growth Conference
  • Be known as a market leader within this sector
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional and local authorities, major developers, universities, housebuilders and more

Exhibitor Package HS2

Exhibitors Include:

HS2 Exhibitors

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team:

Email: keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

HS2 Economic Growth Conference in association with HS2 and Atkins | Become a Partner

Associate your brand with the HS2 Economic Growth Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration happening as a direct impact of HS2.

PackageExhibition StandChair/Speaking OpportunityTicketsVIP Backstage AccessCost (+VAT)
Conference PartnerYesYes10Yes£10,000 Sold Out
Session PartnerYesYes5Yes£5,000 View More Details
Output Report PartnerYes-8-£5,000 View More Details
Programme PartnerYes-3-£3,500 View More Details
VIP Dinner Partner-Yes5Yes£3,500 View More Details
Breakfast PartnerYes-3-£2,500 View More Details
Lunch PartnerYes-3-£2,500 View More Details
Badge PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View More Details
Email PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View More Details
Registration PartnerYes-5-£1,750 View More Details
Exhibitor PackageYes-4-£1,500 View More Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, 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, the future vision for the regions HS2 will visit and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner
£10,000+VAT
Session Partner
£5,000+VAT

The role of session partner provides an opportunity for you to chair or 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:

  • Involvement with an exceptional panel session with the option to chair or be involved in the debate, discussions and presentations
  • Position yourself alongside us to shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the conference
  • 1 x pull-up banner on stage for the session duration
  • 6x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Access to the VIP Speakers’ Green Room
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

Leeds Session Partner

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Output Report Partner
£5,000+VAT

Our Output Report Partner opportunity puts you on the front cover of our after event Output Report – highlighting the key discussions during the day and giving you a input into the report with branding and editorial input throughout the whole report, helping us to shape the agenda and output:

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 8 delegate passes for the event
  • A full exhibition stand space at the event (6x1m²)
  • Digital media branding: your logo appears on the event website, booking forms, reminders and promotional emails for the event (subscriber list size: 80,000)
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
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Programme Partner
£3,500+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme, handed out to all delegates on entry to the conference. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 3 x delegate passes for the event
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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VIP Dinner Partner
£3,500+VAT

We’ll be hosting a Speaker VIP dinner – and this invite only event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner with benefits including:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10 minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • 2 x pop-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • 2 x VIP Dinner invite-only tickets for the meal
  • 5 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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Breakfast Partner
£2,500+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material for both days. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space 
  • 3 x delegate two-day passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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Lunch Partner
£2,500+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the lunch  area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of lunch
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 3 x delegate two-day passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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Badge Partner
£2,500+VAT

Have your brand displayed on all name badges given to delegates at the conference – an exceptional way of getting mass brand awareness. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the delegate badges worn by all attendees and speakers
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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Email Partner
£2,500+VAT

Prime branding on all emails used to promote the conference with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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Registration Partner
£1,750+VAT

Sponsorship of the registration area – the delegate entry point to the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding of the registration table/table cloth (supplied by the sponsor)
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space 
  • 5 x delegate to-day passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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Exhibitor Package
£1,500+VAT (per 3m²)

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services, our Exhibitor Partner package is perfect. There is no limit to the exhibition space enabling you to simply drive brand awareness through a standard exhibition package or bring excitement to the room with the ability to take exhibition space to stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 4 x delegate passes
  • Media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

Confirmed Exhibitors

HS2 Exhibitors

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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

HS2 Economic Growth Conference in association with HS2 and Atkins | Details

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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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