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Midlands Development Conference

Tuesday, 10th November 2020 0930hrs – 1430hrs

Developing the Midlands – Through £billions in Construction & Infrastructure Projects…

The Midlands is thriving – with inward investment at an all time high, and the arrival of projects such as HS2 and events including the Commonwealth Games that trend is only set to continue. To fully maximise the opportunities presenting themselves a collaborative approach will be needed – and that’s why all the key influential figures will gather at this event to connect, meet and drive future growth across the region.

We’ll be discussing the key updates happening across the West, East and Central Midlands regions from those in the know. Our incredible panels will discuss and present their ongoing development plans, revealing exclusive insights and future schemes set to take place across the region. It’s a truly exciting time for the area and this is a must-attend event for those in the built environment sector looking to be at the forefront of the region’s future vision and be involved in the biggest developments.

We will once again have an incredible panel discussing their developments and ongoing vision – explaining how firms can get involved. Some of the topics to be discussed include:

* 30bn+ of projects across the Midlands* £1.5bn of regional infrastructure investment
* Hundreds of millions of investment by Argent* Ambitious plans for the 12,000-acre Bradford Estate
* Future NHS development plans in Walsall* Development of 6 new train stations
* Major office and employment schemes in Solihull * £2bn investment bid by Midlands Connect
* Transformation of Derby city centre

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:30-10:00 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.

10:00-11:00 Session 1: The Midlands Engine – Driving Economic Growth & The Industrial Strategy

A collection of high level policy makers, blue chip companies and built environment experts share their thoughts and ambitions on collaborating to deliver inclusive growth and opportunity across the Midlands.

Chair: Shoosmiths; Jason Jackson, Partner

Argent; Rob Groves, Regional Director, Midlands

West Midlands 5G (WMCA); Lesley Holt, Director

Derby City Council; Rachel North, Strategic Director for Communities and Place

11:00-11:30 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.

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Midlands Major Development Projects

With a host of the UK’s biggest developers transforming the towns and cities in this region, this session unveils some of the most exciting forthcoming projects and gives our audience an opportunity to understand how they can get involved.

Chair: Woods Hardwick; Paul Woods, Director

Bradford Estates; Alexander Newport, Managing Director

Urban Growth Company; Susan Barrett, Commercial and Contracts Director

Court Collaboration; Chris Keogh, Director of Development & Operations

Urban Growth Company; Claire Barker, Head of Comms and Engagement

12:30-13:00 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.

13:00-14:00 Session 3: Building Public Services & Infrastructure

Our audience will hear from infrastructure and property professionals across the private and public sector about their plans to invest and build vital services key to placemaking, economic growth and connectivity in the Midlands.

Chair: Turner & Townsend; Andy Scott, Director, Head of Infrastructure South

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust; Richard Beeken, Chief Executive

Midlands Connect; Sarah Spink, Strategic Partnerships Lead

East Midlands Councils; Andrew Pritchard, Director of Policy and Infrastructure

Transport For the West Midlands; Anne Shaw, Director of Network Resilience

14:00-14:30 Conference Summary and 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 South Coast. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

East Midlands Councils – Andrew Pritchard, Director of Policy & Infrastructure

The guru of all things transport and infrastructure related in the East Midlands, Andrew is a senior decision maker in regards to developing the region’s infrastructure delivery programme. Whether it be road, rail or green travel, Transport for East Midlands and East Midlands Council have a hand in hundreds of millions of pounds worth of projects. Andrew will talk about HS2, developing a Midland Mainline that is fit for the 21st Century, the A46 Growth corridor, A5 Growth Corridor and transforming East-West connectivity.

Andrew Pritchard East Midlands Councils

MEPC – Rob Groves, Director

Developer MEPC is advancing phase 2 of the £700m Paradise Birmingham scheme which includes a 17 storey hotel and a 10 storey office building that features a sky bar for panoramic views of the city. They are an important component of Birmingham city centre regeneration and Rob joins the conference to talk about this scheme and MEPC’s other ambitions across the Midlands.

West Midlands 5G (WMCA) – Lesley Holt, Director

The organisation is a subsidiary of West Midlands Combined Authority tasked with the installation and roll out of 5G across the whole Midlands region. This will help modernise the West Midland’s infrastructure with the development of like smart highways as well as lightening quick connection speeds. They have recently received funding from the Government’s Getting Building Fund and Lesley will give us more insight into how the West Midlands is leading the UK’s 5G charge and how to get involved with their schemes.

Lesley Holt WMCA West Midlands 5G Combined Authority

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust – Richard Beeken, Chief Executive

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has had a lot of recent development: an intensive care unit opened in late 2018 and a new neonatal unit opened in late 2019. Currently they are in the process of building a new £36 million A+E department due to open in 2022. Richard will reveal what the Trust has next in store for future development.

Richard Beeken Walsall NHS Trust

Bradford Estates – Alexander Newport, Managing Director

Bradford Estates have ambitious plans to build a net-zero carbon garden village-style development of 3,000 homes and 1.8 million sq ft of commercial space in Shropshire. This scheme is set to bring vast benefits to the local area including the creation of up to 8,000 jobs and a boost of around £390 million a year to the local economy. Alex will reveal more about the progress of the scheme and how to get involved.

Alexander Newport Bradford Estates

Derby City Council – Rachel North, Director of Communities and Place

Derby City Council are moving forward with their 2030 Masterplan which will create 4,000 jobs, leverage £3.5 billion of investment and the development of 1,900 city centre homes. Rachel will give an update on the masterplan, as well as how the council are supporting landmark projects including the £200 million Becketwell regeneration scheme.

Woods Hardwick – Paul Woods, Planning Director

Paul Woods is a Planning Director at Woods Hardwick with responsibility for leading the Birmingham Planning Team from the Company’s Birmingham office in Fort Dunlop.  He has over 30 years’ experience of town planning gained in both the public and private sectors. As a consultant in the private sector, Paul has been involved in a wide range of planning and development schemes including large scale infrastructure projects, town centre redevelopment schemes, commercial and residential schemes and conservation and listed building projects.

Midlands Connect – Sarah Spink, Strategic Partnerships LeadStrategic Partnership Lead

With a £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail plan in the offing, three major road development and improvement projects taking shape and the increasing adaptation of innovation and technology to improve passenger experience, the next 18 months promise to be a busy one for the Midlands Connect team. With some much work going on behind the scenes during the Covid-19 pandemic, our conference provides Midlands Connect with the perfect opportunity to re-engage with the market and bring it up to speed as to what will be next.

Court Collaboration – Chris Keogh, Director of Development & Operations

Court Collaboration are pressing ahead with significant plans in Birmingham with over 1,400 apartments set de be developed over two schemes in the coming years. Chris will give more details on these projects and also look ahead to their future development plans in the midlands. Chris will also give an update on the progress of their £250 million city living scheme in Wolverhampton.

Shoosmiths – Jason Jackson, Partner

Jason is a partner in Shoosmiths’ real estate division, based in the firm’s Birmingham office. With a focus on commercial real estate development and funding, Jason has a strong track record advising on logistics and warehousing sites, regeneration schemes and mixed-use projects across the Midlands region and beyond. He advises on site acquisitions, pre-lets and forward funding arrangements with pension funds and investors, together with joint venture arrangements between developers and property-led corporate transactions.

With a network of 13 UK locations, Shoosmiths’ immersion in and commitment to our cities and regions allows us a privileged understanding of the local market dynamics across the UK, as well as an ability to deliver national legal solutions supplemented with local insight. At the heart of our approach is commerciality – the ability to map the legal issues at hand, the industries in which our clients operate and the market pressures they face. This – now more than ever – enables us to provide legal support that is aligned to our clients’ immediate, medium-term and long-term objectives, prioritising service delivery and ensuring a highly skilled and commercial approach that goes beyond simply advising on “the law”.

Experienced in working with many leading national, international and regional developers on exciting transformational projects across the Midlands region, we regularly see the passion of the businesses and individuals committed to making a difference to our landscape.

Transport For the West Midlands – Anne Shaw, Director of Network Resilience

The Birmingham Tram extension will see the tramline extended by 1.7km from Bull Street in the city centre to a new terminus in High Street Deritend. The project is part of a £1.5bn package of extensions planned for the region. The extension is intended to support regeneration in Digbeth and connect the tram network to the future High Speed 2 station at Curzon Street. Anne will give us more insight into the scheme and look ahead to future schemes in the West Midlands.

Turner & Townsend – Andy Scott, Director, Head of Infrastructure South

Andy leads Turner & Townsend’s UK Infrastructure Southern Region, a business of over 850 people with offices in Birmingham, London and Bristol. Andy and his team deliver project, programme and commercial management services to some of the leading infrastructure clients in the Midlands including Birmingham City Council, HS2, Highways England, Network Rail, WMCA and the East Midlands Development Corporation. Andy has had a significant impact on shaping Turner & Townsend’s future, and he is a member of the UK infrastructure board.

He has a deep knowledge, understanding and passion for how connected infrastructure can be developed to unlock economic growth and improved placemaking across the Midlands.

Urban Growth Company – Sue Barrett, Chief Operating Officer

As the masterplanners behind readying Solihull for the arrival of HS2 and it’s integration into the wider Midlands transport network, Sue joins us to highlight all the latest news and plans as Urban Growth Company look to bring forward new development and supply chain opportunities.

 

Urban Growth Company – Claire Barker, Head of Communications and Engagement

More information to follow.

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 East, Central and West Midlands.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session One Partner – The Midlands Engine – Driving Economic Growth & The Industrial Strategy Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner – Midlands Major Development Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner – Building Public Services & Infrastructure Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
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 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

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Midlands Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 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

Session One Partner – The Midlands Engine – Driving Economic Growth & The Industrial Strategy

Session Two Partner – Private Sector Led Development and Investment

Session Three Partner – Building Public Services & Infrastructure

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

opportunities@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

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 10th November 2020

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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