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Northern Powerhouse Development Conference: Creating a High Speed North; Sponsored by John Sisk & Son

Thursday, 3rd December 2020 0900hrs – 1615hrs

Northern Powerhouse; unleashing the pent up potential of the north

The Northern Powerhouse Agenda is set to act as a catalyst for a transformational period – one which will see the North of England’s economy thrive.

To ensure this happens the public and private sector must harness and foster a collaborative approach to unlock the pent-up potential of the North and maximise the opportunities which it presents.

This event will bring together the most influential voices in delivering this ambitious vision for the North – as we delve into the design, development and delivery of the Northern Powerhouse Agenda.

Speakers include:

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There will be sessions throughout the day covering all the biggest topics crucial to the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse agenda such as:

  • Northern Powerhouse Update; influential stakeholders will share the latest and exclusive intel
  • Northern Powerhouse Rail; the crucial piece to the jigsaw, we’ll hear about the NPR project, details on the development and delivery, and details on where investment and funding is up to.
  • Digital Revolution; digital connectivity is as important as physical infrastructure and we’ll hear from those connecting the North.
  • The Green Agenda; with the climate emergency at the forefront of minds we’ll hear how development will be delivered with a sustainable and net zero approach.
  • Healthcare; major investment is set to be made to NHS estates and we’ll discuss new hospitals and healthcare facilities set to be developed.
  • Higher Education & Skills; we’ll hear from the universities who’re pumping billions into their estates, preparing the skills workers of tomorrow and ensuring talent is retained across the North.
  • Innovation, Research & Sciences; new clusters and districts are creating employment hubs – acting as catalysts for further investment and growth in the North. What’s next and where will new clusters appear?
  • Major Placemaking Projects; the biggest developers behind multi-million and multi-billion pound projects in the North will take to the stage to highlight how the Northern Powerhouse agenda will enable them to bring more projects to the fore.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be announcing additional information as well as our programme and event agenda. But you can get involved early and secure your place below.

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Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:30 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:30-09:45 Keynote Speech

One of the Northern Powerhouse’s most influential visionaries set the stage for the day’s proceedings by delivering some high-level thought leadership and policy announcements.

John Sisk & Son; Paul Brown, Chief Operating Officer

09:45-10:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

10:00-11:00 Session One: Transforming the North – Pressing ahead with the Northern Powerhouse Agenda

In the aftermath of an unprecedented year of challenges, high level policy drivers from across the Powerhouse look ahead to 2021 and beyond and bring to the fore their thoughts on supporting economic growth and development

Chair: The Northern Powerhouse Partnership; Henri Murison, Director

University of York; Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice Chancellor

Arla Foods; Ash Amirahmadi, Managing Director

Newcastle City Council; Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive

Harworth Group; Ian Ball, Chief Operating Officer

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:40 Session Two: Intelligent Regeneration and the Importance of Placemaking across the Northern Powerhouse

Join Sisk as they host a panel of speakers who will be unveiling their forthcoming major regeneration projects and the thought process behind them while discussing key issues such as the ingredients of a great placemaking strategy in this interactive session.

Chair: John Sisk & Son; Alan Rodger, UK Managing Director for the North

Bruntwood; Chris Roberts, Chief Development Officer

Trafford Council; Richard Roe, Corporate Director, Place

MIDIA; Louise Turner, Director

Leeds City Council; Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration

Public Sector PLC; Kate Howe, Development Manager

12:40-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-13:15 Keynote

The afternoon kicks off with a high profile update from the Minister for Transport, looking at the government’s levelling up programme for the North of England.

Department for Transport; Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister of State

13:15-13:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:30-14:30 Session Three: Northern Powerhouse Development Plans

A collection of the North’s biggest developers talk through their future projects and their positive impact for various northern towns and cities.

Chair: Stantec; Simon de Vere, Director, Strategic Real Estate Consulting

Carlisle City Council, Jane Meek, Corporate Director for Economic Development

CEG; David Hodgson, Head of Strategic Development

Maple Grove Developments; Karen Hirst, Managing Director

Scarborough Group; Adam Varley, Project and Investment Executive

14:30-14:45 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:45-15:45 Session Four: HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Integrated Transport Ambitions of the North

With a determination for HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail to be delivered in unity, comprising key stakeholders this session will explore the progress of both projects, its current status and the essential nature of pressing ahead with HS2 and NPR in tandem so development can be unlocked.

Chair: AECOM; Paul Clarke, Strategic Account Director (HS2 & NPR)

Transport for Greater Manchester; Simon Warburton, Transport Strategy Director

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council; Kersten England, Chief Executive

HS2 Ltd; Allan Cook, Chair

15:45-16:15 Conference Summary & Close

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Some of the biggest names from a mix of public sector authorities, blue chip firms, investors and developers will all be taking to the stage to showcase the exceptional opportunities available across the north and drive forward the Northern Powerhouse Agenda.

Department for Transport – Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister of State

As Minister for State at the Department for Transport, Andrew is the main political driver behind the delivery of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. As both schemes edge closer, he will be interacting and updating our audience on project timelines, the economic growth they are set to deliver and how the government will support the North’s levelling up agenda over the course of this parliament.

Transport for Greater Manchester – Simon Warburton, Transport Strategy Director

As Transport for Greater Manchester step up delivery of their 2040 strategy, next year is set to be crucial. In light of the pandemic, the need to create healthier, smarter cities across the north is paramount and with ambitions for 50% of all journeys to be sustainable and green by 2040 Simon will talk about all the development needed to underpin this plan as well as how TFGM are preparing for the arrival of HS2 and NPR.

Carlisle City Council – Jane Meek, Corporate Director for Economic Development

Jane joins the event to talk about the £450m Borderlands Inclusive Growth deal and the extensive regeneration projects that it will unlock across Cumbria and the Scottish Borders. Ranging from a host of schemes aimed at supporting industry to the need to support delivery of more high-quality homes, she will go into depth about timelines for delivery and how Carlisle might look in the next 10 years.

HS2 Ltd – Allan Cook, Chair

With the potential to be the most transformational development project in history, development on HS2 has begun in earnest for phase one. As attention turns to delivering Phase 2 and 2b of the scheme, Allan will give delegates the latest details of timelines, transformational economic growth benefits and development phases as part of his session.

Newcastle City Council – Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive

As one of the most respected council executives in the UK, Pat has been at the helm in Newcastle as the city continues to evolve into a thriving and international place. With direct links to Westminster through her role as Chair of the Government Property Agency and an ambitious Newcastle 2025 transformation programme in full swing, she will talk in depth about the city’s role in the Northern Powerhouse.

 

Pat Ritchie Newcastle City Council

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership – Henri Murison, Director

Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Henri has been instrumental to balancing public and private sector collaboration to drive forward the Powerhouse ambition. As official partners for the event, Henri is best placed to document and detail local and national machinations around what the future holds for the region in a post Covid-19, post-Brexit world.

Henri Murison Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Trafford Council – Richard Roe, Corporate Director of Place

Trafford Council is looking to increase the local economy via a plethora of major infrastructure projects like the Civic Quarter Masterplan that will develop 750 homes as well as a leisure centre and hotel. Other major projects include the Stretford Masterplan that will feature a phased redevelopment of Stretford Mall as well as an additional 800 surrounding residential units, and the Stamford Quarter redevelopment which will create 75,000 sq ft of commercial workspace as well as offering new retail and leisure outlets.

 

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

CEG – David Hodgson, Head of Strategic Development

The masterminds behind the 57 acre, £400m masterplan for Kirkstall Forge in Leeds and major regenerators in other northern towns and cities, David will be talking in depth about phase 2 of the scheme and the catalyst it will act as for further major investment into Leeds.

David Hodgson Commercial Estates Group CEG Kirkstall Forge

Harworth Group – Ian Ball, Chief Operating Officer

As major UK wide developer investors, Harworth Group understand the importance of connecting up the North and have a number of key development schemes in the pipeline across the North. As part of this session Ian will go into depth about their forthcoming schemes and how the advent of Northern Powerhouse Rail will inform their project strategies over the coming years. This includes the second and third phases of the Gateway 36 masterplan, the Hoyland North Masterplan and the ongoing transformation of Kellingley Colliery.

University of York – Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement

University of York is a key spoke on the North Yorkshire economic growth agenda and as a strategic pivot between the North West and the North East, York is a city that is home to a plethora of international talent that can contribute to making the North thrive. Kiran will talk about how campuses- including York’s- will have to develop to remain globally competitive and how education institutions can lead the charge in creating inclusive places.

 

Bruntwood – Chris Roberts, Chief Development Officer

Bruntwood are widely regarded as one of the most important regeneration organisation in the North of England with sites in numerous towns and cities. Their most prominent development is taking place in Trafford which covers a 120 acre site and will be the home of a new leisure centre, hundreds of homes, new office space, cyclist and pedestrian routes and potentially a new public piazza. As part of this session, Chris will cover the specifics of the Trafford project while also talking about their other sites in Didsbury and the North Manchester hospital revamp that they will be part of.

 

John Sisk & Son – Paul Brown, Chief Operating Officer

More information to follow.

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council – Kersten England, Chief Executive

Kersten is one of the most forward thinking and innovative voices surrounding local authority lead economic growth in the North and has played a key role in bringing Bradford to the forefront of the investment and regeneration agenda in Yorkshire. Both Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 will have intangible economic growth benefits to the city and as part of this session she will talk about how the borough is preparing for the arrival of both, how it aims to be the beneficiary of NPR related development and why Bradford is a place that developers should be looking at for future projects.

Leeds Beckett University – Professor Peter Slee, Vice Chancellor

Professor Peter Slee joined Leeds Beckett University as Vice Chancellor in September 2015. Peter joined Leeds Beckett from the University of Huddersfield where he had been Deputy Vice Chancellor since 2010. He has held a number of senior roles in higher education management at Northumbria, Durham and Aston universities and at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where he was Head of Education Policy. Leeds Beckett University have partnered with Bruntwood SciTech to boost the long-term sustainability, growth and success of businesses in the Leeds City Region. The collaboration will build a culture of innovation within start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the region, through access to academic consultancy, student and graduate work placements, and the established expert business support services and mentoring provided by Leeds Beckett and Bruntwood SciTech – at Platform in Leeds city centre.

Arla Foods – Ash Amirahmadi, Managing Director

Arla Foods is a cooperative owned by 9,900 dairy farmers from across northern Europe, 2,400 of whom are in Great Britain.  Amongst its much-loved brands are Cravendale, Anchor butter, Lurpak and Castello.  The company employs around 3,500 people in England and Scotland, including at its processing sites in Settle and Stourton and at its headquarters near Leeds.

 

John Sisk & Son – Alan Rodger, UK Managing Director for the North

Alan has over 20 years’ experience of leading business units, major projects and change programmes in the construction & support services sector. An established leader, operating at regional board level, with collaborative and influencing skills developed across a broad range of sectors.

Maple Grove Developments – Karen Hirst, Managing Director

With a number of major placemaking and development projects across the North, Maple Grove Developments are playing an important role in Northern Powerhouse regeneration. Their key projects include the £21 million Pioneer Place scheme in Burnley and the major Preston Markets Quarter regeneration alongside Muse and Preston City Council. Karen was previously Development Director for Salford City Council and Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company and is well placed to talk authoritatively on regeneration and placemaking across the region.

Karen Hirst Maple Grove Developments

AECOM – Paul Clarke, Strategic Account Director (HS2 & NPR)

Paul has 18 years’ experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects. Paul is a Fellow of the Permanent Way Institute. He is passionate about levering infrastructure investment to recognise Social Value and the levelling up agenda. As AECOM’s Strategic Account Director for HS2 & NPR, Paul leads a relationship driven approach to deliver benefits beyond contract value. The supply chain must provide the constructive challenge and thought leadership to support our clients and delivery bodies in achieving these once in a generation opportunities.

Stantec – Simon de Vere, Director, Strategic Real Estate Consulting

More information to follow.

Leeds City Council – Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration

A mastermind behind the ongoing regeneration of Leeds city centre and responsible for readying the city for the arrival of HS2 and NPR, Angela will be talking about the series of projects about to be unlocked including the recently advanced plans to redevelop Leeds city station and reformatting New Station Street.

 

Scarborough Group International – Adam Varley, Head of Commercial

More information to follow.

MIDIA – Louise Turner, Director

More information to follow.

Associate your brand with the Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth 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 North.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session One Partner: Transforming the North – Pressing ahead with the Northern Powerhouse Agenda Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Intelligent Regeneration and the Importance of Placemaking across the Northern Powerhouse Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: Northern Powerhouse Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Four Partner: HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail 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 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 North and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Session One Partner: Transforming the North – Pressing ahead with the Northern Powerhouse Agenda

Northern Powerhouse Partnership logo

Session Two Partner: Intelligent Regeneration and the Importance of Placemaking across the Northern Powerhouse

Session Three Partner: Northern Powerhouse Development Plans

Stantec Logo

Session Four Partner: HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

Session Partner

Scarborough Group

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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

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.

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 3rd December 2020

Time:
0900hrs – 1615hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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