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North East Development Plans 2018

Thursday, 1st February 2018 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

St James’s Park, Newcastle,

North East Development Plans 2018 | Event


We’ll be joined by 4 fantastic speakers in Newcastle who’ll provide an abundance of market intel and outline regional plans. Presentations & discussion points will include updates on devolution and government funding in the region, and overview of significant development plans at Newcastle Airport, and the sharing of council plans for the next few years amongst other agenda points

Conference Sponsorship

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference Partner3m x 2m41£2500View Package Details
Exhibitors Package3m x 2m24£1500View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner21£1000View Package Details

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VIP Dinner Tickets

Enjoy quality time after the event with the speakers, in a more relaxed environment. Take discussions about projects and schemes, procurement opportunities and networking with decision makers into a more relaxed and open setting – helping you build stronger relationships. The evening meal includes a formal discussion around key regional topics in the industry – accompanied by good food, wine and excellent company.

Join the following speakers and companies:

  • Tom Warburton – Newcastle City Council
  • Mark Robinson – Kier Property
  • Other attendees TBC

VIP Dinner Ticket Privileges:

  • Attendance at the VIP Speakers Dinner
  • Attendance at the Evening Conference
  • Reserved seating in the front two rows
  • VIP name badges
  • Guaranteed tickets at sold-out events

Maximum of two VIP tickets per company. Only 15 VIP tickets available per event. Dinner venue TBC.

Conference Overview

The Northern Powerhouse continues to be the dominant brand in the continuing discussions around devolution and there is no doubt that all the northern cities have benefitted from the influence that it is having on UK Government.

In its own right the North East is enjoying some real momentum at the present time and as a result there are new development and investment opportunities coming to light every day. Placemaking remains very high on the agenda for all parties and the private and public-sector partnerships are working well together. The region has never worked so well together.

Since devolution became the buzz word in the UK regions local councils have been far more proactive in terms of securing inward investment, government funding and setting out a development plan for their cities and towns. The North East is no exception. Building on the discussions that we had at our last event in September we have a panel ready for you that will provide you with some useful market data, development intelligence, visibility on key procurement opportunities and an insight into the region’s investment potential.

Helen Golightly is the Executive Director from the North East LEP who will provide an update on devolution, inward investment and how her team are successfully securing funding from UK Government.

Graeme Mason is the Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle Airport; there are significant developments underway at the airport which Graeme will talk to us about

Tom Warburton is the Director of Place at Newcastle City Council with lots to share about the City’s plans for 2018 and beyond.

Mark Robinson is the Director responsible for the North East at Kier Property. The property arm of Kier is a prolific developer across the UK and with a strong track record in the North East. Mark will bring us up to date with their development plans

By the time we get to Feb 1st we will already have a feel for the year ahead so what better time to take stock of the political situation and find out where we are with regards to Brexit etc and the North East will already have embraced the energy of the start of the new year and will definitely be open for business.

Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)

North East Development Plans 2018 | Details



Thursday, 1st February 2018
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£65 – £2500
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St James’s Park, Newcastle