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Mills Development Conference

Tuesday, 14th January 2020 @ 0800hrs - 1545hrs

The Arches Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, HX3 5AXUnited Kingdom

Mills Development Conference | Event

Mills drove forward the industrial revolution within the UK. They were behind the original Northern Powerhouse whilst helping to trigger technical innovation, stimulate new trade and help transform the transport network. However, with the 20th century decline in national textile manufacturing many of these heritage and characterful buildings face uncertain futures – but as an industry we can ensure these buildings are not lost forever.

Many are now underused or vacant – and there are many challenges with regenerating and adapting mills to new purposes, but they also bring many opportunities. The opportunity in West Yorkshire (where the event is set to be held) alone is staggering – there are 1,350 mills which are underused or vacant, which have the potential to create thousands of jobs, 27,000 homes and more.

Nationally there are fine examples of how to regenerate these buildings into thriving new locations – and at this event we’ll delve into best practice from those who’ve done it, but we’ll also hear from local authorities, investors and major developers as they share their vision and future plans for these impressive heritage buildings.

Speakers include:

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PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS

You can be sure to walk away from this conference with a huge amount of new information, business cards and potential work opportunities as we delve into the huge opportunities vacant mills and heritage buildings can present – and how we as an industry can collaborate to bring these buildings back to life.

Through a series of exceptional panel discussions we’ll hear from the experts at the forefront of the conversation who’ll share their insider knowledge with the audience – alongside open Q&A using Slido for high audience participation. We’ll then delve into gripping presentations where leading developers will reveal how they’re looking to redevelop mills and bring forward major new schemes, sharing best practice on past schemes but also looking at the future projects and how those with similar values and aims around historic mills can help these buildings thrive once more.

The sessions for the conference include:

  • Keynote Speeches
  • Mills – Their Potential Through Regeneration
  • Mills – Opportunities For Development
  • Mills – Residential Development Opportunities
  • Mills – Their Future and Sustainable Regeneration

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our partnership opportunities will 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.

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Mills Development Conference | Programme

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Capital & Centric
  • Urban Splash
  • Calderdale Council
  • Historic England
  • Wakefield Council
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Priestley Group
  • Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Peaks & Plains Housing Trust
  • Homes England
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Kirklees Council
  • National Trust
08:00-09:00Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:15Keynote Speaker
A key figure in the drive to repurpose and regenerate former mills will deliver an opening speech to inspire the audience and set the tone for the event.
09:15-10:15Mills – Their Potential Through Regeneration
Leading figures at the forefront of the conversation will share their expert knowledge, looking at best practice and examples of great regeneration with open Q&A from the audience and thought-provoking discussion.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
10:15-10:45Break & Networking
10:45-12:00Mills – Opportunities For Development
There are numerous derelict mills across the UK – and land owners and developers will share insight on potential schemes which could be brought to the fore.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
12:00-13:00Lunch & Networking
13:00-14:15Mills – Residential Development Opportunities
Mills are being repurposed for numerous schemes but in this session we hear about the residential opportunities – creating thriving new communities within heritage buildings.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
14:15-15:30Mills – Their Future & Sustainable Development
In this final session we’ll hear what the future holds for former mills, as our panellists discuss the greater uses for mills and the importance of maintaining our heritage in a more sustainable way.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
15:30-15:45Networking & Event Close
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Mills Development Conference | Exhibitors

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to ensure historic buildings and mills aren’t lost forever – as we promote sites and the regeneration and re-adaptation of mills. 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 250+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the inaugural Mills Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to bring former mills back to life
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to Regional Authorities, Government, leading private sector firms, investors and more

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS

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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: [email protected]

Mills Development Conference | Become a Partner

Associate your brand with the Mills Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around bringing former mills back to life through regeneration and repurposing. We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and exhibition space, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

PackageExhibition StandChair/Speaking OpportunityTicketsVIP Backstage AccessCost (+VAT)
Conference PartnerYesYes15Yes£10,000 View Details
Session PartnerYesYes10Yes£5,000 View Details
Output Report PartnerYes-8Yes£5,000 View Details
Programme PartnerYes-10-£3,500 View Details
VIP Dinner Partner-Yes2Yes£3,500 View Details
Breakfast PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Lunch PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Badge PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Email PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Registration PartnerYes-5-£1,750 View Details
Exhibitor PackageYes-4-£1,500 View Details

Become a Partner

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 field, the future vision 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 tackling climate change and being a leader within the regeneration on mills with branding within the title of the event – ‘Mills 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
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Session Partner
£5,000+VAT

The role of the 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
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • Ten 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
  • 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
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Output Report Partner
£5,000+VAT

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

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Eight delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to eight people per year
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
  • 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
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Programme Partner
£3,500+VAT

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

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 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
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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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
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Lunch Partner
£2,500+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the 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 lunch
  • 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
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Badge Partner
£2,500+VAT

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

  • Prime Branding on the delegate badges worn by all attendees and speakers
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 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
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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
  • 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
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Registration Partner
£1,750+VAT

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

  • Branding of the registration table/table cloth (supplied by the sponsor)
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 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
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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

Confirmed Exhibitors:

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If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

[email protected]

Mills Development Conference | Details

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Venue

The Arches Dean Clough Mills, Halifax
HX3 5AXUnited Kingdom+ Google Map

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