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Northern Ireland Economic Growth and Development Conference

Monday, 15th November 2021 0930hrs – 1400hrs

Across Northern Ireland there will be a staggering £5bn worth of regeneration projects coming online before 2030 and the Northern Ireland Economic Growth and Development conference is the best place to hear from local authorities, developers and investors who are bringing forward major schemes across the country.

House building is at its highest rate in years and the thirst for mixed use space in city centres spanning from Belfast to Londonderry is growing at pace. Recently over £1bn has been pledged for road development and Northern Irish counties are set to benefit from hundreds of millions of pounds from the UK Community Renewal Fund. The event will cover all of the aforementioned while also highlighting scope for supply chain involvement with the opportunity to directly engage with the masterminds behind the plans.

Topics to be discussed:

  • NIHE’s new £455m maintenance contract
  • 185-acre Titanic Quarter Masterplan
  • £30 million Hamilton Dock Hotel
  • £2.7m Waterloo Street Apartment Complex
  • £60m Smithfield Yard regeneration
  • £10m Carryduff Shopping Centre Regeneration
  • Housing Executive’s £7bn investment into assets
  • £30 million Olympic House Project
  • £7.4m New Ardilea Street Development
  • 30,000 sq ft ‘35DP’ development
  • £26m North West NI investment
  • £100m King’s Hall Health and Wellbeing Park

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Levelling up Northern Ireland – What are the Key Regeneration Priorities for a Healthier, Smarter, Greener Country?; Sponsored by Public Sector PLC

Policy makers are joined by investors, developers and other major public sector stakeholders to set out the key challenges and opportunities ahead for driving inclusive economic growth through regeneration in Northern Ireland.

Chair: Public Sector Plc; Speaker TBC

Belfast City Council; Cathy Reynolds. Director of City Regeneration and Development

Lidl Northern Ireland; Christopher Speers, Property Executive

Benmore Group; Kevin McKay, Chairman

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:05-11:25 – Breakout Session; Sponsored by VU.CITY

During the break you’ll also have the option to listen to the breakout session stage – more details tbc shortly.

VU.CITY; Charlotte McCarthy, Business Development Manager

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Housing Development Plans in Northern Ireland

Thousands of new homes need to be delivered every year in the next decade with new approaches to living and working taking hold post-pandemic. This session brings together a host of developers who are tasked with creating the communities of tomorrow to talk about major residential focused schemes, solving the housing crisis and accelerating the delivery of high-quality homes.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Northern Ireland Housing Executive; Robert Clements, Sustainable Development Manager

Clanmil Housing Group; Carol McTaggart, Group Director of Development

Other speakers TBC

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: How Do We Reimage, Reinvigorate and Repurpose North Ireland's Cities and Towns?

Whether it be the challenges of creating thriving high streets and town centres or master planning future cities and places, billions of pounds are being spent across Northern Ireland. This session brings together the developers and strategists behind the region’s most important schemes to talk about their delivery.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Titanic Quarter; James Eyre, Commercial Director

Bywater Properties; Patrick O’Gorman, Principal

Other speakers TBC

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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 Northern Ireland. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Bywater Properties – Patrick O’Gorman, Principal

Bywater Properties deliver world-class urban projects throughout the UK. As well as having major developments in Glasgow and London, the property developer is currently working in consultation with Belfast City Council on two major regeneration projects. The 35DP redevelopment will see 30,000 sq ft of office space, whilst the Smithfield Yard regeneration is set to cost roughly £60m and will deliver a 170,000 sq ft mixed use campus.

Belfast City Council – Cathy Reynolds, Director of City Regeneration & Development

The Belfast City Centre Regeneration and Investment Strategy (BCCRIS) outlines this exciting vision and forms the blueprint for these regeneration projects. Shaped by extensive engagement with stakeholders and adopted as the regeneration policy for Belfast City Centre, this strategy sets out our collective ambition for the continued growth and regeneration of the city centre and its surrounding areas until 2030. There are three priority schemes totalling close to £3bn of work including the Inner North West Masterplan, The Linen Quarter Vision and Belfast East Bank Development Strategy. Cathy will join us to share updates on progress of each scheme as well as their “Bolder Vision for Belfast” ambitions.

Northern Ireland Housing Executive – Robert Clements, Sustainable Development Manager

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is the strategic housing authority for Northern Ireland. It owns around 84,000 homes – the majority of the province’s social housing stock. The Housing Executive work in consultation with housing associations across the region to deliver affordable housing and maintain their property, offering a £455m public sector work contract last year for the latter. Work is currently ongoing to assess the level of investment is needed for maintenance and development over the next 30 years with a £7.1bn figure calculated by Savills in 2018. A new figure will bring into account the costs associated with building safety and decarbonisation costs.

Clanmil Housing Group – Carol McTaggart, Group Director of Development

Clanmil Housing Group is a registered housing association that has over 5000 units of accommodation ranging from family homes and housing for the elderly to supported housing and group housing for Irish Travellers. The housing group are responsible for a number of developments across the country including a £2.7 million regeneration project in Derry City Centre and the 53-home New Ardilea Street Development that has received over £7.4 million in investment.

Titanic Quarter – James Eyre, Commercial Director

The Titanic Quarter is Northern Ireland’s biggest regeneration project, comprising of 185 acres of waterfront land. Since the launch of the Titanic Quarter masterplan in 2005, the development has come to life with major residential, commercial, tourism and education schemes, modernising Belfast’s waterfront and former shipbuilding lands. The group has overseen over £480m of development projects that span over 1.5 million square feet with further planning approved for a further 4 million square feet that will see new developments such as the £30 million Olympic House and the £30 million Hamilton Dock Hotel.

VU.CITY – Charlotte McCarthy, Business Development Manager

Charlotte McCarthy is a Business Development Manager at VU.CITY. Charlotte is leading business development for VU.CITY in Dublin and Belfast.

VU.CITY is a game-changing solution for urban development teams. Speeding up all aspects of the planning process from design concept stage right through to planning application submissions.

Their accurate 3D city models allow for collaborative and virtual feasibility and impact studies for proposed developments across 30+ cities in the UK and internationally.

Charlotte has previous experience in the built environment in Facilities Management, PropTech, and Placemaking.

Lidl Northern Ireland – Christopher Speers, Property Executive

Lidl have a large presence across Ireland and into Northern Ireland with over 190 sites throughout the two nations. The supermarket chain are looking to expand their business north of the border with three new sites under a £26m investment in the North West region. The scheme will support at least 655 jobs and include a new £8m, 2,080 sq metre store at Crescent Link Retail Park, a further £8m 2,217 sq metre store near Pennyburn and a 2,300 sq metre store in Strabane Shopping Park. The retailer has also submitted plans for a £6m store as a part of a £10m regeneration at Carryduff Shopping Centre in Belfast.

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.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

Benmore Group – Kevin McKay, Chairman

Benmore Group is a Northern Ireland based investment and development organisation that specialises in urban regeneration across the commercial and residential property sectors. The property group have recently completed the first phase of their King’s Hall Health and Wellbeing Park project, working in a joint venture with Octopus Real Estate to deliver the £100m Belfast-based development.

Public Sector PLC – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Associate your brand with the Northern Ireland Economic Growth and Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the country’s biggest discussions and debates around development, regeneration and growth.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session One Partner: Levelling up Northern Ireland – What are the Key Regeneration Priorities for a Healthier, Smarter, Greener Country? 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, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, 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 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 – “Northern Ireland Economic Growth and 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
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • 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 Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to 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:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 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: Levelling up Northern Ireland – What are the Key Regeneration Priorities for a Healthier, Smarter, Greener Country?

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

keith.griffiths@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

Event Ticket: Northern Ireland Economic Growth & Development Conference £80.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £80

Details

Date:
Monday, 15th November 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1400hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – Hopin


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