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Humber Estuary Development Conference; Sponsored by Stantec

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 0845hrs – 1630hrs

This online conference will focus on the ever growing investment and development opportunities around the Humber Estuary.

It’s an exciting time for the Humber region with a multitude of exciting development and economic growth plans on the horizon.

Built Environment Networking are collaborating with Humber LEP, Marketing Humber and the University of Hull to deliver this conference where delegates will be privy to details of over £2bn worth of major projects that will regenerate and revitalise Hull and North East Lincolnshire.

Widely known as the energy estuary, clean growth and inclusive placemaking is at the top of the agenda and guests will have unique opportunities to interact and network with all the key developers, local authority stakeholders and blue chip companies that are driving the growth and creating opportunity.

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

08:45-09:15 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.

09:15-10:15 Session One: The Humber Estuary – The Power in the Northern Powerhouse

The Humber region provides one third of the UK’s energy and is at the forefront of billions worth of energy related development. This panel of senior policy influencers will discuss the ongoing development of a Humber focused industrial strategy, their developer focused inward investment ambitions and the fostering of inclusive economic growth across it’s diverse geography.

Chair: Pagabo; Simon Toplass, Chief Executive

University of Hull; Professor Susan Lea, Vice Chancellor

Hull City Council; Alex Codd, Assistant Director for Economic Growth and Regeneration

Humber LEP; Stephen Parnaby, Chair

Ørsted; Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor UK

Phillips 66; Darren Cunningham, Lead Director and Executive Manager Humber Refinery

10:15-10:45 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.

10:45-11:45 Session Two: The Health of Humber High Streets – Destination Related Development Projects

As several town’s in the region unveil multi-million pound regeneration projects, this session will feature developers, public sector stakeholders and local flagship organisations unveiling their development plans which are aimed at rescuing high streets, creating facilities to attract visitors and cultivating investment.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council; Councillor Jane Evison, Cabinet Lead for East Coast Regeneration and Attractions

Hull BID; Kathryn Shillito, Executive Director

North East Lincolnshire Council; Rob Walsh, Chief Executive

11:45-12:00 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.

12:00-13:00 Breakout: Developing a Digital, Low Carbon Economy for a Greener Future

As the home to a plethora of blue chip organisations and exciting start-ups, the Humber is set to see some of the most ambitious property and development schemes brought forward by multinationals. On this session, delegates will hear how the region is leading the way in the UK digital revolution and how stakeholders aim to meet zero carbon targets

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

AURA; Louise Smith, Director

C4DI; John Connolly, Managing Director

Groupe Atlantic; Elaine Lancaster, Chief Technical Officer

12:00-13:00 Breakout: Panel Discussion: Education and Skills on the Humber: Attracting and Retaining the Best Global Talent

The Humber aims to be the home to some of the most technologically advanced industry across the western world. In this session, delegates will participate in a high level, interactive debate about the best strategy for creating opportunities for young people, retraining people and attracting global talent to the region.

University of Hull; Becky Huxley-Binns, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education

GB Recruitment; Antonio Tombanane, Managing Director

Humber LEP; Teresa Chalmers, Executive Director of Employment and Skills

13:00-13:30 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.

13:30-14:30 Session Three: Major Infrastructure Development Initiatives

This session will feature presentations from the Humber’s key infrastructure developers who will unveil their plans and update delegates on how their work is unlocking development and supporting inward investment to the region.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Yorkshire Energy Park; Jo Barnes, Managing Director

Environment Agency; Philip Winn, Humber Strategies Manager

Drax; Karl Smyth, Group Head of Policy & Government

14:30-15:00 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.

15:00-16:00 Session Four: Major Development & Placemaking Projects

A host of the region’s major developers deliver presentations focusing on their future development programme with a focus on their contribution to placemaking and regeneration across the Humber.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Yorkshire Water; Lee Pitcher, Head of Partnerships

North Lincolnshire Council; Simon Green, Deputy Chief Executive

Lagoon Hull; Tim Rix, Director

Other speakers TBC

16:00-16:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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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 Humber Estuary. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

University of Hull – Professor Susan Lea, Vice Chancellor

University of Hull are an integral part of the Humber Estuary development plans and are extremely conscious of the ongoing need to evolve both their campus and curriculum offering to align with talent attraction and retention. As the University embark on devising their future estates strategy over the next year, this event will be key to them creating new relationships with the private sector from across the UK. Susan will be on hand to talk about the University’s role in the wider Humber development vision while also delivering valuable insights into the socio-economic factors influencing their development.

 

Professor Susan Lea University of Hull

Humber LEP – Stephen Parnaby, Chair

Stephen is Business Development Director at Wren Kitchens, where he has overseen the major expansion at its Barton site – doubling operations and creating 1,200 jobs. He has also successfully created and developed a range of businesses from scratch across the Humber – founding Cottingham Caravan Storage, with over 400 caravans onsite, while also operating and managing petrol filling stations in Hull, the East Riding and North Lincolnshire; setting up and running an intensive livestock business producing free-range eggs and supplying 1.5 million eggs to the retail market annually; and overseeing commercial, residential and holiday accommodation as landlord. As a key figure in the business community he will be on hand to discuss key investment initiatives in the region.

 

Lagoon Hull – Tim Rix, Director

Costing £1.5bn and likely to be the biggest development scheme that the Humber sees in this generation, the Lagoon Hull project aims to dramatically re-shape the city’s waterfront across a six mile route while creating 14,000 jobs in doing so. While the project is still in early planning phases, significant progress is expected to be made in the immediate future and Tim will be actively engaging with our audience to ensure his dream becomes a reality.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Councillor Jane Evison, Cabinet Lead for Regeneration & Attractions

The Humber is home to some of Yorkshires most beloved tourist attractions but also to several struggling town centres and high streets and Jane is at the forefront of changing their fortunes. As part of this session she will talk about the investment and development that is due to take place across the region, how East Riding Council is leading the way by funding million of pounds worth of change.

 

Hull City Council – Alex Codd, Assistant Director for Economic Growth and Regeneration

Hull City Council have done an exceptional job in changing the perception of the city in region years. From the successful City of Culture 2017 bid to the award winning The Deep aquarium, this region is going through an exciting period of growth and as the eastern gateway through the Humber Estuary that trend is likely to continue. This region is set to go through a metamorphosis and this event will highlight opportunities totalling hundreds of millions of pounds that are set to be unlocked including information on the £362m Castle Street regeneration and much more.

Alex Codd Hull City Council

Yorkshire Water – Lee Pitcher, Head of Partnerships

Yorkshire Water are extremely active in the development realm across the Humber. Whether that being through their ground-breaking ‘Living with Water’ programme or the ‘Sustainable Landscapes Humber’ initiative they are truly doing their bit to help the region be known as the energy capital of the UK. As well as investing millions in vital infrastructure over the coming years, they are playing a key role in unlocking low carbon developments and on this session Lee will outline their plans.

 

Ørsted – Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor UK

Ørsted are global renewable energy experts that specialise in developing low carbon solutions and offerings to power growth across the Humber. With a particular ambition to enhance green hydrogen production in the region, they are a key partner in the UK government’s Offshore Wind Sector Task force and are about to start work on “Hornsea 2”- the first of a number of clean energy projects destined for development on the East coast of England.

 

Phillips 66 – Darren Cunningham, Lead Director and Executive Manager Humber Refinery

Phillips 66 are leading on the major development site entitled Humber Zero which is a large scale decarbonisation project built around one of the UK’s most efficient generating assets and an industrial hub in Immingham. It will be the world’s largest development of its kind with the organisation moving towards finalising investment for a 2023 start date and hoping to be fully operational by 2026. Darren will be on hand to explain the scale of the project and the economic growth that it will unlock.

AURA – Louise Smith, Director

As a catalyst for collaboration Aura brings together industry partners to harness and drive innovation in the offshore wind sector, rooted in the Humber at the heart of the UK’s Energy Estuary. Rooted in the Humber with national and international reach, Aura aims to help solve the technical and operational challenges facing offshore wind and facilitate the development of skills and expertise to meet the needs of this rapidly growing industry, worldwide. Louise will be on hand to talk about the cross-built environment collaboration she is trying to foster and to underpin the development discussion with thought leadership

C4DI – John Connolly, Managing Director

As the Humber’s primary centre for digital innovation and ambassadors for creating the UK’s most advanced digital economy, John will talk about the various projects taking place across the region’s towns and cities to enhance digital connectivity and create the infrastructure needed to attract major international investment.

 

Yorkshire Energy Park – Jo Barnes, Managing Director

With the exciting £200m development of a Yorkshire Energy Park imminently heading to the Humber, Jo will be on hand to unveil the details behind the project which will include a new energy centre and primary substation, a huge new data centre, hundreds of commercial units for businesses and start-ups, a national centre of excellence for education training, short stay accommodation, new sports facilities and 45 hectacres of green space.

 

North Lincolnshire Council – Simon Green, Deputy Chief Executive

North Lincolnshire Council are hoping to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of both the UK’s Towns Deal and the Future High Street Fund as it embarks on a major regeneration ambition over the coming years. In this session Simon will go into detail on the sites that the Council want to bring forward including a major update on the £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes development which will transform the landscape to the west of Scunthorpe.

 

Simon Green North Lincolnshire Council

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

University of Hull – Becky Huxley-Binns, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education

As the modern needs of a student continually evolve, Becky is at the helm at the University in regards to syllabus design, private sector collaboration to provide employment opportunities and also ensuring the institution maintains a strong global reputation. With more than 16,000 students living in Hull, it is vital that the Humber retains the best talent in order to grow economically and Becky will be on hand to discuss initiatives she is leading.

 

GB Recruitment – Antonio Tombanane, Managing Director

Described as one of the most forward thinking employers and innovators in Yorkshire, Antonio is closer to the action than many when it comes to assessing the jobs market, emerging sectors and skills shortages in the Humber region. As organiser of the annual Humber Tech expo he works closely with all the other stakeholders in East Yorkshire to connect talent with opportunity and on this session he will deliver some expert insight into the gaps that need to be filled in the short, medium and long term.

Groupe Atlantic – Elaine Lancaster, Chief Technical Officer

Groupe Atlantic are a French multinational green energy company who have found themselves a home in the Humber. Part of their mission statement is to pioneer a world leading low-carbon economy for the region and as part of this panel Elaine will talk about the development work associated to this goal.

 

Hull BID – Kathryn Shillito, Executive Director

Hull BID are key stakeholders in the regeneration of Hull city centre and play a particular part in ensure businesses and investors have their say in how the city should develop in the coming years. With a particular emphasis on making Hull a destination, they work on a number of projects to increase footfall into the district and the health of the high street is very much an ongoing concern.

Drax – Karl Smyth, Group Head of Policy & Government Relations

A major protagonist in the multi-billion pound proposed development of the Humber Zero Carbon cluster, Drax are leading the way on ambitions to make the Humber the UK’s first zero carbon region. Working in partnership with Equinor and the National Grid, Drax will be developing a carbon neutral power station to put Britain at the heart of the global energy revolution. 2021 will be a key year for the scheme and Karl will be on hand to explain to delegates the current development timeline and also the ultimate goals of the project.

 

Environment Agency – Philip Winn, Humber Strategies Manager

Environment Agency are the key voice behind the Humber 2100 initiative which will see a large programme of work being delivered to strengthen tidal defences against climate disaster and flooding over the next 10 years. With over £150m mooted to be invested in various schemes, Philip will be on hand to talk about the proposals and timeline for work while also taking delegates behind the curtain on some new innovation that his team are leading.

Humber LEP – Teresa Chalmers, Executive Director of Employment and Skills

Teresa has over 25 years working in education, training and business environments. Teresa leads the Humber LEP Employment and Skills agenda, developing strategic solutions and maximising economic potential. Her work includes leading on the skills strategy and skills and employment programme development as well as leading on national bid opportunities to provide additional funds to the Humber, partnership development and support.

PAGABO – Simon Toplass, Chief Executive

Pagabo are one of the UK’s leading framework providers – and they’re one of the numerous firms thriving in the Humber Estuary. The firm have a number of Hull University alumni within their ranks, and they’re helping to drive social value and positive legacy on high-value projects across the UK. They’ve recently announced a major new £47bn developer-led framework and they’re set to be at the forefront of the Big Build programme being pushed to drive the post Covid-19 economic recovery.

Stantec – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

North East Lincolnshire Council – Rob Walsh, Chief Executive

North East Lincolnshire council are about to embark on a host of game changing development schemes off the back of successful funding allocations from the future high streets fund and the Town Deal. As part of this session Rob will unveil projects that are due to take place in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham where there are a number of priority regeneration sites in the offing.

Associate your brand with the Humber Estuary Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the growth of 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 Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
VIP Room Sponsor 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

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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

VIP Room Sponsor

£1,500+VAT

This package gives you an opportunity to sponsor the VIP Room – an exclusive invite only area of the event where speakers, invited VIP guests and sponsors can gather. This room enables all to actively video chat – and as the VIP Room Sponsor you’ll be able to host all of those who enter and manage the conversation throughout the day. It includes:

  • Become the official Host of the VIP Room
  • Branding within the VIP Room
  • Option to invite selected guests to the VIP Room alongside speakers 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 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: Humber Estuary Development Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020

Time:
0845hrs – 1630hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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