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Midlands Development Conference

May 23 @ 0800hrs - 1700hrs

Ricoh Arena, Coventry,

Midlands Development Conference | Event

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The inaugural Midlands Development Conference will bring together over 300 leaders from the property, development, infrastructure and construction industries to maximise the phenomenal opportunities currently engulfing the Midlands. With a major focus on infrastructure connecting cities and towns the Midlands is set to see an unprecedented level of investment, development and regeneration – and to fully maximise the opportunities this presents a collaborative and aligned approach is needed across the industry. This new conference will be a platform to promote such collaboration, as we hear from those at the forefront of the Midlands future vision, alongside expert views from leading figures from across the industry and major developers who’re set to bring exciting new schemes to the fore as the Midlands continues to become one of the UK’s most desirable regions to live, work and invest. Those involved include…

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The event represents a unique opportunity to take the pulse of the development and construction sectors, and to share exclusive insights on future development plans and connect with professionals who’re all looking to invest, develop or work within the Midlands to drive economic growth.

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The conference will see:

  • 300+ Delegates.
  • 30+ VIP Speakers.
  • 15+ Exhibitors.

PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS

Through a series of exceptional panel discussions and gripping presentations we’ll uncover new insights from those at the forefront of the future vision for the Midlands, whilst hearing about new opportunities, major new development zones and schemes, exclusive insights from the regions leading figures, and procurement details on how firms can get involved in potential schemes.

Opening with keynote speeches from two influential figures we’ll soon delve into the phenomenal opportunities which the Midlands offer, hearing exactly how the Midlands Engine and a collaborative approach will be crucial to delivering the desired outcomes. We’ll hear similar discussions and presentations from leading investors, housebuilders, local authorities, infrastructure providers and more to hear their future plans – including development and regeneration pipelines – with an open audience led Q&A throughout the sessions allowing audience members to ask questions from the floor. Our sessions during the event include:

  • Keynote Speeches
  • The Midlands; The Engine & Collaboration
  • HS2; How Major Infrastructure is Driving Development
  • Infrastructure; It’s Role in Linking Communities & Placemaking
  • LEP’s; Their Role in The Future Vision
  • Universities; Future Estates Development & Supporting Growth
  • Placemaking; Developers & Housing Providers

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our partnership opportunities with enable you to reap the rewards of being centre stage at the conference whilst removing the usual barriers to key decision makers and influential figures within the industry. As an event partner you’ll boost your organisation’s profile, influence industry debate and make exclusive connections with the most senior figures within the Midlands.

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Midlands Development Conference | Programme

 

Schedule of Keynote Talks, Presentations & Sessions:

08:00-08:45Breakfast & Networking
08:45-09:15Keynotes
House of Lords UK 2070 Commission; Lord Bob Kerslake
Impact Hub; Immy Kaur, Chief Executive
09:15-10:15The Midlands; The Engine and collaboration
Our first session will focus on the need to have a unified Midlands – and collaborative working across the region and with both the public and private sector will be crucial in helping the Midlands realise its potential.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
Birmingham City Council; Dawn Baxendale, Chief Executive Officer
Shropshire Council; Tim Smith, Head of Business Enterprise & Commercial Services
Coventry City Council; Martin Reeves, Chief Executive
East Midlands Council; Andrew Pritchard, Chair
Midlands Engine & Nottinghamshire County Council; Anthony May, Chair of Operating Board and Chief Executive
10:15-10:30Break & Networking
10:30-10:45Keynote
Midlands Connect; Maria Machancoses, Director
10:45-11:45HS2; How infrastructure will drive development
With three stations planned within the Midlands (Solihull, Birmingham and Toton) HS2 is set to be an enabler to growth – and we’ll be hearing from those hubs and how HS2 will unlock huge areas of development land which will be turning into thriving employment zones and communities. 
Chair; Tim Allen, Director – Land Development Midlands, PBA now part of Stantec
Birmingham City Council; James Betjemann, Head of Enterprise Zone & Curzon Delivery
Urban Growth Company; Jonathan Bretherton, Managing Director
Toton Delivery Board; Cllr Kay Cutts, Chair
HS2 Ltd; Donovan Bailey, Head of Programme Interface
11:45-12:45Infrastructure; Linking communities and placemaking
Major infrastructure projects are planned across the Midlands which will complement HS2 – from new, improved and more frequent rail routes, to new roads, potential airport expansions, and much more. We’ll be hearing about how these schemes will be designed to integrate into both existing and new community developments, aiding connectivity across the region and boosting productivity and economic growth. 
Chair; Ian Liddell, Managing Director, Planning & Advisory, WSP
Transport for the West Midlands; Anne Shaw, Director – Network Resilience
Canal & River Trust; Adnan Saif, Director – West Midlands
Manchester & East Midlands Rail Action Partnership; Stephen Chaytow, Chair
DB Symmetry; Jonathan Wallis, Development Director
West Midlands Trains; Christopher Blake, New Stations & Services Manager
12:45-13:30Lunch & Networking
13:30-14:15Local Enterprise Partnerships; Their role in the future vision
Leading figures from a number of high profile LEP’s will talk about their role within the future vision for the Midlands and how they’ll be looking to both benefits from and have input into the economic growth plans for the region. 
Chair: Phil Laycock, Director, Built Environment Networking
Coventry & Warwickshire LEP; Paula Deas, Operations Director
Black Country LEP; Sarah Middleton, Chief Executive
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP; Paul Edwards, Head of Strategy
D2N2 LEP; Tom Goshawk, Head of Capital Programmes
Worcestershire LEP; Stuart Emmerson, Inward Investment Manager
14:15-15:15Universities; Estate Plan & Supporting growth
Higher education institutions play a crucial role in driving growth across the Midlands, and we’ll hear about their plans as they continue to grow and expand. From major campus expansions to collaborative partnerships with regional blue chip firms – we’ll hear about the future vision via a series of presentations.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
University of Derby; Judith Lamie, Pro Vice-Chancellor – External Affairs
Nottingham Trent University; Prof Nigel Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research & Innovation
Coventry University; Prof Ian Marshall, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of Leicester / Space Park; Grant Bourhill, Interim Director – Research & Enterprise
Aston University; Mark Smith, Executive Director – Business Engagement
15:15-15:30Break & Networking
15:30-16:45Placemaking; Housebuilders & developers
Leading providers of homes and major developers within the region will talk about the best way to approach planning, design and management of open spaces due to the spurt of development and growth expected across the region. 
Chair: Carl Potter, Managing Director, Avison Young
Bruntwood; Rob Valentine, Director
Sladen Estates; Rachel Wood, Managing Director
Nottingham City Council; Chris Henning, Corporate Director for Development and Growth
West Midlands Combined Authority; Patricia Willoughby, Head of Policy
16:45-17:00Conference Close & Networking

 

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Midlands Development Conference | Attendees

Every major construction and property firm will be attending the Midlands Development Conference – with over 350 guests set to attend during the event. Some of those already booked on include:

3D Reid
A+G Architects
Arcadis
ARUP
Aspbury Planning
Aston University
Atkins
Atrium
Avison Young
AFL Architects
Amey
Adas
Aon
Bachy Soletanche
Baily Garner
Balfour Beatty
Barhale
Barton Willmore
Bassetts Management
BECG
Birmingham City Council
Bond Bryan Architects
Bouygues
Bowmer + Kirkland
Briggs & Forrester Living
Bromwich Hardy
Browne Jacobson
Bruntwood
Building Services Design
Built Environment Networking
BLP
BSD
BWB Consulting
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calfordseaden
Canal & River Trust
Carter Jonas
Cartwright Communications
Celtic Technologies
CIOB
CITB
CityFibre
Clancy Consulting
Clear Channel
Cognica
Construction News
Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Coventry Advertiser
Coventry City Council
Coventry University
CPUK Civils and Remediation
Cratus Communications
Crest Nicholson
Crystal Facilities Management
Currie & Brown
Curtins Consulting
Core Marketing
CGI
Camelot Real Estate
Cundall
Crystal Services
D2N2 LEP
David Blackman Journalism
DB Symmetry
Delta Planning
Deutsche Hypo
Dyer & Butler
E.ON
East Midlands Council
EastGate Commercial
Ecology by Design
Engie
Eversheds Sutherland
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Fairhurst
Faithful+Gould
Farrans Construction
Fitzgerald Contractors
FJD Construction
Freyssinet
Fleurets
Farrans
Focus Logistics
Gallagher Group
Galliford Try
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP
GM Piling
Gateley Hamer
Group BC
GL Hearn
Harworth Group
Hayward Architects
Henry Riley
HKS Architects
Hoare Lea
HSP Consulting
Hulley & Kirkwood
Hydrock
Impact Hub
Imtech Engineering Services
International Fire Consultants (IFC Group)
Irwin Mitchell
Innes England
Ilke Homes
Integrated Transport Planning
Interserve
J Tomlinson
Jackson Civil Engineering Group
Jacobs
JNP Group
Keepmoat Homes
Kier
Kier Property
Knights
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LABC Warranty
Leicester Space Park
Lichfields
LDA Design
Mackley Construction
Manchester and East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP)
Marrons Planning
Marshalls
MCS Group
Meeting Place Communications
Midas Group
Midlands Connect
Midlands Engine
Miller Birch
MOLA Museum of London Archaeology
Mott MacDonald
MPP Group
National Grid
National Housing Federation
nmcn
Nottingham City Council
Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire County Council
O’Brien Contractors
PAGABO
PBA now part of Stantec
Pegasus Group
Pell Frischmann
Perfect Circle
Pick Everard
Place Partnership
Plowman Craven
Property Hub Invest
Public Sector
PYCC
PJA
PCCW Global
Price Myers
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Richard Jackson
Rider Levett Bucknall
RizkMcCay
Roanza Truck and Van
Robertson Group
Rodgers Leask
Ross Gazette
RG+P
Scape Procure
Schneider Electric
Severfield
Shoosmiths
Shropshire Council
Sladen Estates
Smith Partnership
SOCOTEC
SPIE
Stace
Stepnell
Stride Treglown
Strukta Group
Sweco
Shire Structures
SH Projects
Telford & Wrekin Council
Terence O’Rourke
Ticknall Solar
Tony Gee & Partners
Toton Delivery Board
Transport for West Midlands
Trowers & Hamlins
Turner & Townsend
Terraquest
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UK 2070 Commission
Uniper Technologies
United Living
University of Derby
University of Leicester
Urban Growth Company
VHE Construction
Virgin Media Business
voestalpine Metsec
Waterman Group
Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
Wates
Watson Batty Architects
West Mercia Development
West Midlands Combined Authority
West Midlands Trains
Willmott Dixon
Wood
Woodhead Group
Worcestershire LEP
Wright Hassall
WSP
Woodlands Hardwick
WSP
Willmott Dixon Interiors
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Midlands Development Conference | 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 in the Midlands. 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 300+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the inaugural Midlands Development 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 Midlands

Confirmed Exhibitors:

Midlands Exhibitors

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

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

Midlands Development Conference | Become a Partner

Associate your brand with the Midlands Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration within the Midlands.

PackageExhibition StandChair/Speaking OpportunityTicketsVIP Backstage AccessCost (+VAT)
Conference PartnerYesYes15Yes£10,000 View More Details
Session PartnerYesYes10Yes£5,000 View More Details
Output Report PartnerYes-8-£5,000 Sold Out
Programme PartnerYes-10-£3,500 View More Details
VIP Dinner Partner-Yes2Yes£3,500 View More Details
Breakfast PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View More Details
Lunch PartnerYes-5-£2,500 Sold Out
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 Midlands and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner
£10,000+VAT

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be associated with the phenomenal growth set to happen within the Midlands with branding within the title of the event – ‘Midlands Development Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference 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 whole conference
  • Option to deliver a 15-minute keynote speech to open the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 1 x pull-up banner on stage for the entire conference
  • 15 x delegate passes for the event
  • Access to the VIP Speakers’ Green Room
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme and coverage in our regular magazine
  • 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 fifteen 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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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
  • 10 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

Session 2 Partner; HS2 – How Infrastructure Will Drive Development

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Session 3 Partner;  Infrastructure – Linking Communities & Placemaking

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Output Report Partner
£5,000+VAT
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
  • 5 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

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor 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
  • 2 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 or lunch period 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 breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 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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Lunch Partner
£2,500+VAT
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
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration area
  • 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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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:

Midlands Exhibitors

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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

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

Midlands Development Conference | Details

Tickets

Deadline for delegate names to be included within the programme is two week prior to the event.

Venue

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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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