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Midlands Development Conference

Tuesday, 14th September 2021 0800hrs – 1600hrs

Coventry Building Society Arena (formerly Ricoh Arena), Coventry, CV6 6GE | Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually

Centred around the UK’s build back better agenda the third annual Midlands Development Conference brings together the region’s biggest developers to showcase billions of pounds worth of their forthcoming projects and discuss key economic growth challenges that the built environment industry will help solve as part of their regeneration ambitions.

Topics for 2021 include creating a zero carbon Midlands, tacking high street and town centre revitalisation, solving the housing crisis, building smarter and healthier cities and maximising the potential of the Midlands Engine.

 Topics to be discussed include:

  • Latest from East Midlands Development Corp
  • Intel into the major development at Toton
  • Placefirst’s £65m Wolverhampton scheme
  • Highways England’s £780m pipeline of projects
  • £1bn transformation of Dudley
  • Keynote from Birmingham City Council’s Leader
  • Phase 2 of MEPC’s £700m Paradise scheme
  • £2bn West Midlands Gigafactory update
  • £500m regeneration in Birmingham City Centre
  • Godwin Developments’ £1bn+ developments
  • Midlands Engine APPG’s call to ‘level up’ the region
  • Watkin Jones 550 apartment scheme
  • £1bn of new investment into Stoke and Staffordshire
  • Derby City Council’s £3.5 billion masterplan
  • Update on the Midlands Engine connectivity plan
  • And much more…

Speakers for this event include:

08:00-08:50 Breakfast & Networking
08:50-09:00 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:00-09:15 Keynote Speaker

A top regional stakeholder will open the event with an inspirational keynote, setting the tone for the conversation to come.

Birmingham City Council; Cllr Ian Ward, Leader

09:15-10:15 Session One: Defining “build back better” in Midlands; Sponsored by Public Sector Plc

A host of major policy makers and influencers come together to discuss learnings from the Covid-19 crisis and how the pandemic has influenced investment and development priorities across the region in this high level, interactive Q&A centred on ‘build back better’.

Chair: Public Sector Plc; Kate Howe, Development Director

Apsley House Capital; Robin Norstrom, Director

Birmingham City Council; Cllr Ian Ward, Leader

Make It Stoke-On-Trent & Staffordshire; Caroline Mairs, Head of Investment

Watkin Jones; Ben Wrighton, Strategic Planning Director

The Midlands Engine APPG; Jane Stevenson MP, Vice Chair APPG Midlands Engine

10:15-10:40 Break & Networking
10:40-10:45 UKREiiF – The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum

Keith will provide an update on UKREiiF which takes place in May 2022 and explain why this will be the most strategically important conference for the UK property sector having a massive impact on all sectors of real estate and why you should get involved.

Built Environment Networking; Keith Griffiths, CEO

10:45-12:00 Session Two: Connecting the Midlands – How Infrastructure Organisations Support Economic growth Via Investment and Development; Sponsored by Turner & Townsend

For the Midlands Engine to truly thrive communities across the region must be connected with each other and the wider UK. This panel looks at what the most important infrastructure stakeholders are doing to unlock inclusive economic growth.

Chair: Turner & Townsend; Mark Lyddon, Director, Infrastructure Regional Lead (Midlands)

Midlands Connect; Karen Heppenstall, ChPP, Head of Rail

Highways England; Jason Hones, Regional Delivery Director

Network Rail; Steven Ireland, Head of Stations, Security and Customer Relationship Management

Severn Trent; Uma Shanker, Programme Director – Capital Delivery and Design

West Midlands Rail Executive; Amanda White, Rail Programme Director

12:00-12:45 Lunch & Networking
12:45-13:00 Best Practice Presentation: Staffordshire – Home of Innovation

The session will hear about the Stafford Town Centre Masterplan and how Staffordshire County Council and Stafford Borough Council are planning to transform the town.

Staffordshire County Council; Anthony Hodge, Assistant Director for Business and Enterprise

Staffordshire County Council; Michelle Smith, Economic Growth and Strategic Projects Manager

13:00-14:00 Session Three: East Midlands Development Plans; Sponsored by Cundall

Public and private sector developer voices unveil their future project pipeline via a series of high level presentations and talk in depth about their development priorities in relation to the wider East Midlands regeneration agenda.

Chair: Cundall; Belinda Morgan, Partner

Godwin Developments; Stephen Pratt, Co-Founder

Leicester City Council; Andrew Smith, Director of Planning, Transportation and Economic Development

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

14:00-14:30 Break & Networking
14:30-15:45 Session Four: West Midlands Development Plans; Sponsored by Woods Hardwick

Public and private sector developers unveil their future project pipeline via a series of high level presentations and talk in depth about their development priorities in relation to the wider West Midlands regeneration agenda.

Chair: Woods Hardwick; Paul Woods, Planning Director

Urban Growth Company; Susan Barrett, Chief Operating Officer

MEPC; Ross Fittall, Senior Development Manager

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council; Helen Martin, Chief Officer of Regeneration and Enterprise

Placefirst; David Mawson, Chief Executive

Coventry City Council; Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Councillor

15:45-16:00 Conference Summary and Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across 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 400+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the annual Midlands Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the regions
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors and more

Confirmed Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:

Email: opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

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 across the region.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £7,500 View Details
Session One Partner: Midlands Engine Build Back Better Priorities Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Connecting the Midlands – Major Infrastructure Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: East Midlands Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Four Partner: West Midlands Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,000 Sold Out
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £1,750 Sold Out
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,500 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.

Corporate Partner

£7,500+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 seen as a leading figure within the industry 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 speaker 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
  • One pull-up stand on stage for the entire conference
  • Option to do a Keynote speech
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Fifteen delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to fifteen people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • 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: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Session One Partner: Midlands Engine Build Back Better Priorities

Session Two Partner: Connecting the Midlands – Major Infrastructure Projects

Session Three Partner: East Midlands Development Plans

Session Four Partner: West Midlands Development Plans

Best Practice Presentation Partner

£3,000+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you an opportunity to deliver a thought leadership presentations and/or on-stage Q&A utilising our expert Chair. You’ll be able to position yourself as a though-leader and go-to-business in your sector in front of sector/regional stakeholders and influencers. Benefits include:

  • 15-minute timeslot before one of the main session to deliver a thought leadership presentation and/or Q&A session
  • Direct access before and after every session to the VIP speaker room, an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding at the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your Best Practice session
  • 7 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • 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: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech#
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,500+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
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • 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
  • Logo on the evening dinner programme
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Programme Partner

£2,000+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
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • 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
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Breakfast Partner

Lunch Partner

£2,000+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 period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical lunch area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • 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
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Email Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable excellent brand exposure before the event – with your logo appearing on all weekly emails sent out to prominent the events, above the fold in a prominent location. Benefits include:

  • Your company logo will be prominently displayed on all emails sent to promote the conference with delegates, before and after the conference
  • Positioned as the ‘Email Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m2 stand space in the exhibition area
  • 4 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ VIP Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference website, and all documents and promotional content relating to the event
  • 1 x full A5 page advert in the conference programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Registration Partner

Event Partner

Exhibitor Package

£1,500+VAT

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
  • 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 four 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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Exhibitor Partner

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

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

The Midlands Engine APPG – Jane Stevenson MP, MP for Wolverhampon North East and Vice Chair

The Midlands Engine APPG works to bring together MPs and Peers in the Midlands to promote regional economic growth and development, raising awareness of aims and objectives of the Midlands Engine Partnership and providing a forum to support those ambitions and projects. She has been a strong advocate for regeneration and inclusive growth in the Midlands and will lend her expertise to the opening session.

Godwin Developments – Stephen Pratt, Co-Founder

Godwin Group are one of the most active developers in the Midlands with a portfolio of over £1billion in their development pipeline. They are currently working on a host of residential and commercial projects in the region including a 100+ housing scheme and a 783-bed student development in Nottingham, a large mixed-use scheme in Worcester, two residential developments in Derby and a host of commercial projects such as petrol filling stations, drive thrus and food-to-go units for well-known brands.

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council – Helen Martin, Chief Officer of Regeneration and Enterprise

With over £1bn set to be spent on capital schemes lead by the council and their partner developers in the coming ten years, Helen is at the forefront of plans to deliver a world class place. As part of this conference she leads our audience through details for each project, prospective future sites for regeneration and how the built environment can get involved in delivering economic change for the region.

Birmingham City Council – Cllr Ian Ward, Leader

There is so much to be excited about in the coming decade for the people of Birmingham. 2022 will see the arrival of the Commonwealth Games and aside from related development, the council are actively backing billions of pounds worth of development across the city. Ian joins the event to set out the council’s vision for delivering a healthier, smarter, greener place as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and look to build back better.

Midlands Connect – Karen Heppenstall, ChPP, Head of Rail

Karen is a Chartered Project Professional, with more than 16 years of diverse rail experience spanning both public and private sectors. She joined Midlands Connect as Head of Rail in April 2021 and has already influenced the shape of the Strategy Refresh published in late in 2021 and is working closely with senior colleagues at Network Rail and DfT to address current challenges with the £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail programme.

Watkin Jones – Ben Wrighton, Strategic Planning Director

Watkin Jones are one of the Midland’s most active developers with several major schemes in the works. Their 550 apartment BtR scheme in Birmingham City Centre was recently given planning permission and will be there largest such project to date. They are also one of the drivers behind the region’s PBSA boom and are planning a 360 bed scheme in Nottingham. Ben will discuss these schemes and the role Watkin Jones have to play in the Midlands’ continuing growth.

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.

Apsley House Capital – Robin Norstrom, Director

Apsley House Capital are leading professionals in the property sector who aim to promote urban living by expanding and regenerating city centres.  Working in partnership with Galliard Homes, Apsley House Capital is currently working to deliver £500 million worth of regeneration and development in Birmingham City Centre. The Galliard Apsley partnership is overseeing five major developments in Birmingham with The Timber Yard to be the first development completed by Q4 2021. In total the schemes will amount to approximately 2,250 new homes to be delivered by The Galliard Apsley Partnership over the coming years.

Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire – Caroline Mairs, Head of Investment

The Make it Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Investment Services team provides a tailor-made service for businesses relocating and expanding in the area.

We create new jobs, build and expand local businesses and attract new investment and development projects. The team work to help Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire make its mark by showcasing its productivity, liveability, and opportunities.

If you don’t know much about us, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is a major UK growth opportunity and a diverse place for your business with high ambition. We have urban centres, manufacturing towns, historic market towns, large areas of rural land and areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Peak District National Park. At the heart of the country and on the doorstep of two major urban conurbations, with fast and regular connections to London and to the rest of the country.

Network Rail – Steven Ireland, Head of Stations, Security and Customer Relationship Management

Network Rail are currently delivering a £1.5bn investment as part of their Midland mainline upgrade which will enable a plethora of economic growth. As part of the session, Steven will deliver an update of their work while also talking through a few key case studies on where they are working with regional stakeholders to unlock regeneration.

Cundall – Belinda Morgan, Partner

Cundall is a leading multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy built on sound ethical principles with sustainability at the heart of everything they do. They are the world’s first consultancy to be formally endorsed as a One Planet Company by sustainability charity Bioregional and achieved carbon neutrality in September 2020.

Belinda is a chartered mechanical engineer and Partner in Cundall’s Birmingham office. She has over 30 years’ experience working within the industry and is heavily involved in the logistics sector at Cundall. With a strong focus on net zero carbon, she is keen to expand the knowledge and advancements from other sectors into the logistics sector and offer clients cost effective solutions for reducing carbon emissions in line with government guidance.

MEPC – Ross Fittall, Senior Development Manager

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 Ross joins the conference to talk about this scheme and MEPC’s other ambitions across the Midlands.

Public Sector PLC – Kate Howe, Development Director

As experts in asset management, development and regeneration through working with local authorities across the UK, Kate Howe is looking forward to chairing the conversations of the day and will be on hand to talk about how Public Sector Plc partnership model has the capability to unlock development and economic growth across the Midlands

Kate Howe Public Sector

Placefirst – David Mawson, Chief Executive

With a rapidly growing number of UK wide developments in the pipeline, Placefirst are growing their property portfolio in a major way in 2021. Whether it being a main development partner in the £1bn Bolton masterplan or their £65m Wolverampton city centre housing scheme, David will detail all of their ambitions as part of the event.

 

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.

 

Severn Trent – Uma Shanker, Programme Director – Capital Delivery and Design

Severn Trent are set to invest £565m on 24 capital projects across the Midlands as part of the water company’s commitment to support nationwide green recovery plans. This investment into the region will see them lead the way in the water sector by delivering several UK firsts including new, innovative trials to reduce the risk of flooding, increased water supplies and transformed stretches of river; allied to the scheme will be the creation of 2500 new jobs.

West Midlands Rail Executive – Amanda White, Rail Programme Director

More information to follow.

Coventry City Council – Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Councillor

As one of the senior voices behind the proposed £2bn West Midlands Gigafactory, Cllr O’Boyle joins the event to give delegates an exclusive update on one of the most important projects for the whole of the UK. With a preferred site confirmed at Coventry Airport, the council believe 4500 high quality jobs could be created from the scheme, notwithstanding the opportunity for supply chain during construction.

Staffordshire County Council – Michelle Smith, Economic Growth and Strategic Projects Manager

More information to follow.

Highways England – Jason Hones, Regional Delivery Director

Highways England have £780m of major projects in the works across the Midlands including the £282m M42 Junction 6 plans and the £500m A46 Newark upgrade, Simon and his team are entering a busy few years. As part of the event, Jason will detail specifics of each project while also talking about working with the supply chain in partnership on new innovations, zero carbon roads, and the digital agenda.

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.

Leicester City Council – Andrew Smith, Director of Planning, Transportation and Economic Development

Leicester City Council is at the forefront of major investment and regeneration across the region. The city is one of 133 council-led projects across the country to successfully receive a share of the Housing Infrastructure Fund, aiming to develop homes at a much quicker pace. Recently work has begun on a 321-acre major house building development, Ashton Green that will see a mixed-use development of up to 3000 homes and 24.7 acres of employment land. In addition to this the council has also been awarded a further £10 million in government funding to develop a highway system to maximise the accessibility to this development.

Staffordshire County Council – Anthony Hodge, Assistant Director for Business and Enterprise

More information to follow.

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

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.

Turner & Townsend – Mark Lyddon, Director, Infrastructure Regional Lead (Midlands)

Mark leads Turner & Townsend’s diverse, high performing and ambitious Central South Infrastructure Team. At the heart of the UK, the team have a wide ranging and exciting Client base, working on the region’s best projects and programmes. Working as one integrated team across service disciplines, the opportunity to make improvements to society and the environment in the region are incredible.

Significant experience of working in the infrastructure sector encompassing water, aviation, highways, rail, air and marine sectors, both for contracting and consulting organisations.

A considerable experience of leading and working within integrated teams on major programmes of work. Has been involved in the strategy and procurement of several capital delivery frameworks and supported their commercial maturity post contract through partnering and collaborative working arrangements. This work has been predominantly on actual cost, incentivised contracts, supporting various clients in a co-located and partnering approach.

Over twenty years experience using NEC based contracts and has provided internal and external NEC practitioner training. Has seen the benefits of incentivised and partnering contracts but also experienced many of the associated risks and challenges.

Early career experience gained working with contracting organisations has proved invaluable when establishing and delivering cost verification strategies.

Significant experience of unit cost data capture systems used for estimating and benchmarking of capital costs, operational costs for whole life costing and carbon accounting.

Experience and responsibilities as a Director, mentor and coach has developed strong skills in team leadership, personnel management, business unit finance, office administration, customer care and business development and planning.

Specialties:
NEC, partnering and incentivised contracts
Developing & supporting large Captial Delivery Programmes.
Pre & post contract commercial strategies and delivery.
Reviewing, identifying & implementing Captial Delivery Efficiencies.
Contract & Actual Cost Assurance.
Framework strategy & procurement.
Data collection, storage, analysis & utilisation.
Working in a collaborative and progressive environments.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our physical face-to-face conferences – but we understand that safety will also be paramount and therefore to put you at ease we wanted to confirm some of the steps we’re putting in place to ensure we minimise any risk. The situation surrounding Covid-19 is ever changing however here’s an overview of steps and procedures we’ve put in place.

Condition of Entry

Delegates will have to show proof of their Covid status upon entry either in form of both vaccinations (first and second dose) or a negative NHS lateral flow test.

You will be asked to demonstrate this through showing an NHS Covid Pass – which can be gained by downloading the NHS App onto your smartphone. You can also download and show an offline version or print a copy of your status and show the printed version.

If you haven’t had both vaccine doses we advise that all delegates take an NHS Lateral Flow Test 48-hours before the event – you can order them directly to your address here.

If you were to report a positive test result before the event we expect that you would follow the correct Government guidelines. All of our physical events will be held virtually so you’ll be able to join the event or alternatively exchange your ticket to a future event.

Mask Wearing

The wearing of masks at our physical events will not be mandatory.

Social Distancing

There will not be a requirement for social distancing however we will have introduced a number of things at the event to help minimise risk.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be installed in certain areas at the event.

Reception & Lanyards

The reception and check-in process has been simplified to reduce touch-points with step by step signs confirming the process on arrival. You will simply utilise an iPad to check-in which will print a badge off for you, before you get to choose a lanyard of choice.

Green – you’re happy to shake hands and have social contact, Orange – you’re happy to network but be more cautious and observe space, Red – you want to reduce social contact and networking as much as possible.

Other Safety Information

Depending on the venue we may also have sign-age for certain rights of way and doors may be left open to leave less touch-points across the venue including on doors/toilets.

We will have designated areas for drinks/rubbish to ensure these aren’t left around the venue, and all lunch will be provided in pre-prepared bags.

Hybrid Events

To ensure those who are uncertain about attending physical events can still gain access you will have the option of purchasing a physical or virtual ticket. The virtual ticket will enable you to view the event sessions, ask questions to the speakers, and private message/request video calls with those attendees who’re at the event physically.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 14th September 2021

Time:
0800hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Coventry Building Society Arena (formerly Ricoh Arena)
Judds Ln, Coventry CV6, UK

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