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North East Development Conference

Wednesday, 9th February 2022 0800hrs – 1600hrs

Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PP

The North East is benefitting more than most from renewed central government efforts to build back better with billions of pounds worth of regeneration schemes bring brought forward between local authorities and major developers.

In the latest edition of this unique event, councils comprising the North of Tyne Combined Authority, North East Combined Authority and Tees Valley Combined Authority come together with their developers and other regional stakeholders to showcase future schemes, engage with supply chain and talk about their built environment related levelling up projects.

Topics being covered include:

  • Opportunities from the UK’s green revolution
  • £145m of council led development in County Durham
  • Thirteen Group’s £1bn investment pipeline
  • Landid’s £100m+ Sunderland investment
  • Karbon Homes £130m development programme
  • Multiphase £400m HBD future plans
  • Newcastle’s £1.5bn regeneration programme
  • £250m Digital Middlesbrough development
  • Thirteen’s £136m of new housing in the Tees Valley
  • Intel on BritVolt’s £2.6bn Gigafactory
  • Rivingtonhark’s £50m Newcastle vision
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

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

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:00-09:25 Keynote Speaker

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

09:25-10:30 Session One: What are the Key Ingredients for Developing a Greener, Healthier and Smarter Region?; Sponsored by Ward Hadaway

Local authority leadership come together with developers and other regional stakeholders to discuss the North East’s ‘build back better’ strategy and how the turmoil of the last two years will influence regeneration priorities going forward.

Chair: Ward Hadaway; Alex Wright, Partner, Built Environment

Middlesbrough Council; Mayor Andy Preston

Newcastle City Council; Michelle Percy, Director of Place

RivingtonHark; Mark Williams, Executive Director

10:30-11:10 Break & Networking
11:10-12:15 Session Two: Net Zero North East Development Activity

The North East leads the way in terms of major sustainable regeneration schemes and as part of this high level session, a range of developers and key stakeholders set out their green focused development projects- including key plans for retrofitting- via a series of presentations and interactive Q&A.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

BritishVolt; Peter Rolton, UK Chairman

Other speakers TBC

12:15-13:10 Lunch & Networking
13:10-14:15 Session Three: How the Housing and Build to Rent Sectors Will Contribute to Levelling Up

Nearly 250,000 residential dwellings need to be built in the North East in the coming decade in order to solve a major housing crisis. As part of this session, developers and public sector influencers share some of their forthcoming solutions by unveiling key schemes that are to be brought forward.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Thirteen Group; Angela Brockbank, Head of New Business and Growth

Karbon Homes; Charlotte Carpenter, Director of Development

Other speakers TBC

14:15-14:45 Break & Networking
14:45-15:50 Session Four: Major Regeneration and Development Plans; sponsored by DAC Beachcroft

Billions of pounds worth of major mixed use, industrial and commercial schemes are unveiled and discussed with information on potential collaboration opportunities and approaches to procurement also assessed as a series of major investors, developers and local authorities highlight their flagship regeneration programmes.

Chair: DAC Beachcroft; Nicola Fairbairn, Partner

Durham County Council; Amy Harhoff, Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economy

Landid; James Silver, Managing Director

HBD; Tom Wheldon, Director and Head of Region for North East and Yorkshire

15:50-16:00 Conference Summary and Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the region. 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 North East 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 North East 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 region.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £7,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session One Partner: What are the key ingredients for developing a greener, healthier and smarter region? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Net Zero North East Development Activity Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Three Partner: Housing and BtR Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Four Partner: Major Regeneration and 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 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
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 region 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 – ‘North East 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
  • One ticket to the VIP Speaker’s dinner for one of your selected event speakers, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • 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 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
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to the panel OR thought leaders presentation
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • One ticket to the VIP Speakers’ dinner for the session speaker, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Session One Partner: What are the Key Ingredients for Developing a Greener, Healthier and Smarter Region?

Session Four Partner: Major Regeneration and Development Plans

DAC Beachcroft

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

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

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

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

£2,000+VAT

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

  • Branding on the sign-in iPads at check-out where all delegates sign-in
  • 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
  • Programme advert: Half page advert in the official event 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

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

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

We’re set to have a plethora of regional influencers and stakeholders joining us on stage including:

Newcastle City Council – Michelle Percy, Director of Place

Growing Newcastle to be an inclusive, green and thriving city is at the heart of Michelle’s day-to-day work and the council have over £1.5bn of investment planned in the coming decade. With a host of key sites being brought forward for development, her team are actively working with investors and expert regenerators to bring to life run down or underused areas of the city centre. She will present an overview of each site and it’s potential while talking about other regeneration priorities as well.

Middlesbrough Council – Andy Preston, Mayor

Since been elected Mayor in 2019, Andy has put inward investment and development at the heart of his policy agenda and has spearheaded this by pledging to deliver the £250m Digital Middlesbrough project incorporating a spate of new offices, a digital campus and town centre living initiatives- it will be the single biggest investment in Middlesbrough’s history delivered over multiple phases. As well as construction projects, he is working closely with the Combined Authority to attract blue chip employers to the town with the hope of creating 4000 skilled jobs in the next 5 years. Andy joins the event to draw attention to various forthcoming schemes and also talk about Middlesbrough’s role in the wider North East economic growth ambitions.

Durham County Council – Amy Harhoff, Corporate Director for Economy, Economic Growth and Regeneration

Durham County Council will be delivering £145m worth of regeneration into County Durham in the next 12 months, Amy is a vastly experienced regenerator who has worked across the UK delivering place related improvement. As part of this event, she will talk about their development strategy and the partners she is working with to deliver change.

Ward Hadaway – Alex Wright, Partner, Built Environment

In the private sector, Alex regularly acts for both landlords and tenants in their negotiation of commercial property leases, together with all associated leasehold documentation.

In addition to landlord and tenant work, Alex has successfully advised clients on commercial property sales and acquisitions of industrial, retail, office and development property as well as in relation to investment portfolios.

Alex is also familiar with all leasehold management documentation including licences for alteration, deeds of variation of leases, licences to underlet and assign and rent deposit deeds.

Alex works closely with the insolvency team on the property aspects of insolvency deals and has acted for administrators and liquidators in the transfer of freehold and leasehold properties as well as advising buyers in the acquisition of property in insolvency matters.

Thirteen Group – Angela Brockbank, Head of New Business and Growth

Thirteen Group continue their impressive record of delivering community focused regeneration with a further £96m of projects scheduled for Middlesbrough, £26m in Stockton-on-Tees and £12m in Hartlepool in the coming 12 months. With wider ambitions of delivering £1bn of investment in the next decade, Angela will be on hand to talk about their impact across the places they work within while also talking about expanding beyond the North East.

Landid – James Silver, Managing Director

Landid are heavily involved in the £100m+ regeneration of Sunderland Riverside and have designs on being an integral part of further development in the North East. Positioning themselves as a sustainable, ethical developer, James joins the conference to detail their ambitions to underpin the “smart Sunderland” ambition.

Karbon Homes – Charlotte Carpenter, Director of Development

Karbon Homes aims to create 2200 using the £131m of funding provided as part of their new strategic partnership with Homes England. As part of this event, she will talk in depth about their plans and a wider contribution to inclusive community building in the North East.

HBD – Tom Wheldon, Director and Head of Region for North East and Yorkshire

HBD are responsible for the £400m multiphase IAMP Park in a joint venture with Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. When complete, it will see a 1m square feet expansion of the existing site which will create 7000 new jobs. Tom and his team are world leading developers and he joins the conference to talk about their ongoing and upcoming influence in regional regeneration.

DAC Beachcroft – Nicola Fairbairn, Real Estate Partner

Nicola acts for both private and public sector clients on a wide range of estates matters but with a particular emphasis on large scale development or investment transactions and the related project management. Prior to her promotion to Partner in 2020, Nicola had been recognised by Chambers & Partners as a “Star Associate” for three consecutive years.  She is described as “really approachable” and praised for her ability to “translate legal jargon into a layman’s perspective.”

BritishVolt – Peter Rolton, UK Chairman

The UK’s first gigaplant got backing from the government at the back end of 2020 with battery technology investor Britishvolt acquiring exclusive rights to a site in Blyth, Northumberland. The gigaplant will be built on a 235-acre site, formerly the site of the Power Station in Blyth with the total investment coming to £2.6bn – the largest industrial investment in the North East since Nissan’s arrival in 1984 and one of the largest-ever industrial investments in the UK. By 2027 the plant is set to employ up to 3,000 highly-skilled people, producing more than 300,000 lithium-ion batteries for the UK automotive industry with a further 5,000 jobs expected to be created in the wider supply chain. Peter will join the session to give more intel on this exciting scheme for the North East and discuss the potential of gigafactories to drive economic growth and power the UK’s motor industry for the coming decades.

RivingtonHark – Mark Williams, Executive Director

As master developers behind the reimagination of Newcastle City centre, Rivingtonhark are working to regenerate Northumberland Street with a new £50m vision. Plans include an overhaul of well known Eldon Square shopping centre and pedestrianising the area to create a cultural quarter for events, dining and leisure activity. Mark joins the event to give an expert insight into key consideration to be made for placemaking in the North East in 2022.

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

Event Ticket: North East Development Conference 2022 £179.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £179

Physical Event Ticket AND VIP Speakers Dinner: North East Development Conference 2022 £529.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £529

Details

Date:
Wednesday, 9th February 2022

Time:
0800hrs – 1600hrs

Cost:
£179 – £529

Venue

Newcastle Civic Centre
Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PP, UK

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