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OxCam Arc Economic Growth and Development Conference; In association with Bidwells

Tuesday, 16th November 2021 0900hrs – Wednesday, 17th November 2021 1600hrs

Stadium Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST, UK | Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually

Engaging in the region, primed to deliver clean, sustainable growth, working to deliver billions worth of development projects ranging from East West Rail to creating hundreds of major mixed-use schemes are all set to be discussed as part of Built Environment Networking’s 4th annual Oxford-Cambridge Arc Economic Growth and Development conference. 2022 is set to be a key year for the region which will see the creation of an Arc spatial framework and cultivate in excess of £5bn worth of capital development projects.

Our event brings the key decision makers, policy influencers, public sector stakeholders, developers, investors and infrastructure experts under one roof to talk about their forthcoming projects and issue a call to arms for support in their delivery.

Those to have already secured their tickets for the event include:

Our event brings the key decision makers, policy influencers, public sector stakeholders, developers, investors and infrastructure experts under one roof to talk about their forthcoming projects and issue a call to arms for support in their delivery.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Building greener, better homes
  • Fuelling economic growth
  • Propelling the Arc on a global platform
  • Catalyst’s ambitious housing plans for the Arc
  • England’s Economic Heartland’s transport strategy
  • AstraZeneca’s £1bn R&D centre masterplan
  • Multi-million net zero rail schemes in the OxCam Arc
  • Hill’s 8.64 acre Canalside development
  • CPCA £1.6bn + of development being lead
  • Summix Capital’s 15,000 South Oxfordshire plan
  • Grosvenor’s 3500 home delivery plan across the Arc
  • A new 10,000 student university for MK
  • Delivering sustainable and accessible infrastructure
  • How to strengthen investor/developer confidence
  • England’s Economic Heartland’s transport strategy
  • Sladen Estates’ development plans in Bicester
  • The East West Rail project pipeline
  • Platform Housing’s ambitious development pipeline
  • First Base and their £345m pipeline of development
  • Harwell Campus 5 million sq ft of new development
  • UK Regeneration’s 1,500 home garden village project
  • Wellcome Genome Campus 1.6m sq ft expansion.
  • £1.5bn Luton Investment & Development Framework
  • Countryside’s flagship Bourn Airfield scheme
  • Approval for £500m Oxford North Life Science District

Speakers for this event include:

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:15 Keynote Speaker

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

09:15-10:15 Session One: The OxCam Arc on a Global Stage – What Are the Priorities for the UK’s Fastest Growing Economic Region?Sponsored by David Lock Associates

What does “build back better” mean to the Oxford-Cambridge Arc? Policy makers and regional stakeholders across the ARC share their thoughts on capturing the attention of overseas interests, rethinking the development of healthier and smarter places via a new spatial framework, inclusive economic growth priorities and wider levelling up ambitions.

Chair: David Lock Associates; Speaker TBC

Sladen Estates; Rachel Wood, Managing Director

Milton Keynes Council; Cllr Pete Marland, Leader

Wellcome Genome Campus; Sian Nash, Associate Chief Operating Officer

Grosvenor; Alex Robinson, Development Director

10:15-11:00 Break & Networking
10:25-10:50 – Best Practice Presentation

During the break we’ll be hosting a best practice session focused on a subject matter that will be crucial to achieving the aims of the arc.

11:00-12:15 Session Two: Green Infrastructure Investment and Development Ambitions – Connecting the Arc for a Zero Carbon Future; Sponsored by ATKINS

With the OxCam Arc wanting to place itself at the forefront of clean growth with climate and ecological considerations at the heart of any development plans, this session brings together the key organisations tasked with ensuring future infrastructure is environmentally friendly while also easing connectivity problems across the region’s towns and cities.

Chair: ATKINS; Claire Wansbury, Associate Director of Ecology: Infrastructure

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

England’s Economic Heartland; Naomi Green, Head of Technical Programme

Network Rail; Jo Lewington, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer

Luton Borough Council; Sue Frost, Service Director for Sustainable Development

Other speakers TBC

12:15-13:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00-14:15 Session Three: Science, Energy and Innovation Related Development Projects in the Arc

Home to a multitude of science and innovation parks, blue chip company campuses and exciting energy generation schemes, this session takes a look at how these organisations will evolve their estate in the coming years via a series of presentations on forthcoming capital projects.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

AstraZeneca; Dr Andy Williams, Vice President, Cambridge Programme & Strategy

Harwell Campus; Barbara Ghinelli, Director, Clusters

Thomas White Oxford; William Donger, Managing Director

Other speakers TBC

14:15-15:00 Break & Networking
14:25-14:50 – Best Practice Presentation

During the break we’ll be hosting a best practice session focused on a subject matter that will be crucial to achieving the aims of the arc.

15:00-16:15 Session Four: Solving the Housing Crisis and Accelerating the Delivery of High-Quality Homes; Sponsored by BDB Pitmans

Major residential developers share their forthcoming development plans which will deliver thousands of new homes in the towns and cities that comprise the Arc. The session covers thought leadership around solving the housing crisis, procurement challenges and timelines for delivery.

Chair: BDB Pitmans; Speaker TBC

Catalyst Housing Group; Joe Marshall, Managing Director, New Homes (Counties)

Hill Group; Greg Hill, Deputy Chief Executive

Homes England; Sarah Greenwood, Head of Strategic Growth

Summix Capital; Speaker TBC

16:15-16:30 Conference Summary and Close
16:30-18:30 VIP Drinks Reception

Open to delegates who have selected the premium ticket option, this informal drinks reception hosted by Built Environment Networking allows for extended networking with speakers and sponsors.

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the the Oxford Cambridge Arc. 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 300+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the biggest annual event focused on the Oxford Cambridge Arc
  • 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: keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the Oxford Cambridge Arc Economic Growth & 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 arc.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £10,000 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day One: Session One Partner: The OxCam Arc on a Global Stage – What Are the Priorities for the UK’s Fastest Growing Economic Region? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day One: Session Two Partner: Green Infrastructure Investment and Development Ambitions – Connecting the Arc for a Zero Carbon Future Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day One: Session Three Partner: Science, Energy and Innovation Related Development Projects in the Arc Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day One: Session Four Partner: Solving the Housing Crisis and Accelerating the Delivery of High-Quality Homes Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day Two: Session One Partner: OxCams Arc Major Regeneration Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day Two: Session Two Partner: Session TBC Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day Two: Session Three: Education in the Arc: Developing World Class Campuses Across the Region and Supporting the Skills Agenda Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day Two: Session Four Partner: The Future of Town Centres and High Streets in the Arc Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Output Report Partner Yes 8 Yes £3,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Session Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 Sold Out
Drinks Reception Partner 4 Yes £2,500 View Details
VIP Conference Dinner Partner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,500 Sold Out
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,500 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,500 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 Sold Out
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 arc corridor and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

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
  • 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

Day One: Session One Partner: The OxCam Arc on a Global Stage – What Are the Priorities for the UK’s Fastest Growing Economic Region?

Day One: Session Two Partner: Green Infrastructure Investment and Development Ambitions – Connecting the Arc for a Zero Carbon Future

Day One: Session Four Partner: Solving the Housing Crisis and Accelerating the Delivery of High-Quality Homes

Day Two: Session One Partner: OxCams Arc Major Regeneration Projects

Day Two: Session Three Partner: Education in the Arc: Developing World Class Campuses Across the Region and Supporting the Skills Agenda

Best Practice Session Partner

Output Report Partner

Drinks Reception Partner

£2,500+VAT

Following the first day we’ll be hosting a drinks reception for those delegates who’ve purchased the upgraded ticket, alongside VIP guests of our own including the speakers. This partnership includes:

  • Prime branding during the drinks reception – with 2 x pop-up banners around the drinks area
  • Promotional material and literature placement in areas throughout the drinks reception area
  • 4 x VIP Tickets for the drinks reception and the main conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per years
  • 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
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Social Media: pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and videos of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

VIP Conference Dinner Partner

£2,500+VAT

On the evening of 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Programme Partner

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

Registration Partner

£2,000+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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Email Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:15 Keynote Speaker

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

09:15-10:30 Session One: OxCams Arc Major Regeneration Projects; Sponsored by Bidwells

Taking into account the burgeoning spatial framework, delegates hear from a range of developers and investors as they showcase their forthcoming major development schemes. The session covers procurement challenges, partnership opportunities and timelines for delivery.

Chair: Bidwells; Speaker TBC

First Base; Olaide Oboh, Director

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority; Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor

UK Regeneration; Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

Countryside Properties; Andrew Taylor, Group Planning Director

10:30-11:00 Break & Networking
11:00-12:15 Session Two: Transport and Infrastructure Investment and Development- Connecting People to Opportunities

With multi-billion pound plans to improve road, rail, airports and active travel in the Arc, this session brings together some of the masterminds behind forthcoming projects to talk about how they fit in to connecting people to jobs, lifestyle improvements and smarter cities

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

London Luton Airport; Graham Olver, Chief Executive

Other speakers TBC

12:15-13:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00-14:15 Session Three: Education in the Arc: Developing World Class Campuses Across the Region and Supporting the Skills Agenda; Sponsored by ISG

Estate’s professionals and senior management teams from education establishments unveil their future investment and development plans while discussing issues such as attracting and retaining talent and creating built environments to suit the needs of major industry.

Chair: ISG; Speaker TBC

Oxford – Cambridge ARC Universities Group; Alistair Lomax, Director

Milton Keynes University; Professor Lynette Ryals OBE, Chief Executive

University of Northampton; Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor

14:15-14:30 Break & Networking
14:30-15:30 Session Four: The Future of Town Centres and High Streets in the Arc

Town centres and high streets across the Arc are under pressure, with changing shopping habits and consumer trends as well as the effects as Covid19 meaning local authorities are facing increasing challenges in maintaining their economic viability. This session will bring together local authorities with development and investment experts to share details of projects being undertaken to revitalise town centres and high streets, and discuss how we can work together to ensure they meet the needs of those who live and work in the Arc.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

15:30-16:00 Conference Summary and Close

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority – Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor

Elected as Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in May 2021, Dr Nik will be making one of his first in person conference appearances to set out his vision for development across his region. Several major schemes are being driven by the Combined Authority including a £600m city centre regeneration project in Peterborough and 14 new schemes in Cambridgeshire that will total close to £1bn and be delivered in the coming 5 years.

First Base – Olaide Oboh, Director

With a portfolio of exciting development projects coming to life across the Arc, First Base are bringing their world leading regeneration experience to the region. Whether it be the £155m Devonshire Garden project in Cambridge or the £190m MK Gateway project in Milton Keynes, Olaide and her team are having a major impact on revitalising the places they touch. Olaide joins the conference to reflect on how First Base’s activity is a catalyst for inclusive growth and talk about their approach to delivering these important schemes.

Grosvenor – Alex Robinson, Development Director

Grosvenor are one of the most active and respected master developers across the OxCam Arc having brought forward a multitude of high-level schemes. In Cambridge they are working on the Trumpington Meadows project which features 1200 homes a new community stadium which will become the home of Cambridge Utd FC and the Cambridge Sporting Village. One of their most exciting future projects is Salt Cross Garden Village in Oxfordshire which will be a sustainable place comprising of 2200 new homes powered by low carbon technologies. Alex joins the event to talk about all their upcoming ambitions and their burgeoning Positive Space Community Charter.

Network Rail – Jo Lewington, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer

Although Rail is one of the greenest and cleanest ways to travel contributing to only 1.4% of transport emissions, Network Rail are on a journey to net zero. Across the country with billions of pounds worth of new schemes coming to the fore, Jo is responsible for making them a green as practicable and is keen to engage with supply chain partners who shares Network Rail’s values in delivering world leading sustainable transport solutions.

Catalyst Housing Group – Joe Marshall, Managing Director, New Homes (Counties)

Joe has worked at Catalyst, the 34,000 home Housing Association, for the past six years with responsibility for all land and new business activity in the London region. Following Catalyst’s merger with Aldwyck in 2019, Joe has established a new regional land and partnerships function specifically to grow Catalyst’s existing pipeline across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, with a particular focus on partnership working with housebuilders and local authorities. Joe’s experience of securing new opportunities via a range of different acquisition routes has enabled Catalyst to deliver more multi-tenure homes people love across London and the South East. He will set out Catalyst’s plans for the Arc, which include major developments in Oxford, Bedfordshire and beyond.

 

Sladen Estates – Rachel Wood, Managing Director

Having purchased a 48-acre speculative development site just of the A41 in Bicester with outline planning consent for over 600,000sq ft for offices or research and development buildings. Sladen Estates are renowned for their job creating schemes wherever they invest and have a particular interest in growing their presence across the Arc.

Platform Housing Group – Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director Growth and Development

As one of the UK’s most ambitious registered providers, Platform have major development ambitions across the OxCam’s Arc with the hope of delivering thousands of new homes. As part of this session, Geriant talks exclusively to our audience about their plans, the towns and cities they are bringing forward sites at and how their approach to regeneration fosters inclusive economic growth.

England’s Economic Heartland – Naomi Green, Head of Technical Programme

As the sub-national transport body for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc has a 30 year strategic vision for the Arc’s transport system that puts the needs of businesses, individuals and the environment at the forefront of investment decisions. Its work with delivery partners is focused on identifying investment priorities, getting the funding secured and then delivering improvements to budget and on-time. Naomi will discuss their transport strategy “Connecting People, Transforming Journeys” and how projects including East West Rail, Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro and the Milton Keynes MRT can support economic growth while delivering net zero emissions by as early as 2040.

AstraZeneca – Dr Andy Williams, Vice President, Cambridge Programme & Strategy

Andy Williams is Vice President – Cambridge Programme & Strategy for AstraZeneca. As well as delivery of the company’s strategy for its Cambridge footprint, Andy works with Cambridge and national stakeholders to develop the local infrastructure, promote the life sciences sector and inspire the next generation of scientists through AstraZeneca’s extensive local community outreach activities. With the arrival of AstraZeneca’s new strategic R&D centre at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Andy has been an active contributor to evolving Cambridge’s thinking in areas such as transport, skill development, amenities for the community and affordable housing.

Harwell Campus – Barbara Ghinelli, Director, Clusters

Harwell Campus is now home to over 200 organisations and 6,000 people representing 60 nationalities, spread across a number of Tech clusters (primarily Space, Energy and Health) which brings together a powerful, collaborative ecosystem of industry, academia and public sector bodies with £3bn of open access national laboratory facilities. This creates an incredible fusion of ideas, together with diverse talent and an innovative community like no other. Over the next 7 years the 700 acre campus is set to mature further with 5m sq ft of new development to accommodate more leading edge organisations and their world-class employees – so it’s a really exciting period of growth.

Milton Keynes Council – Cllr Pete Marland, Leader

With a plan to rejuvenate seven former council estates and the town set to be a main beneficiary of the forthcoming East-West Rail scheme, its an exciting time to be a built environment organisation in the Milton Keynes eco-system. Cllr Marland was reconfirmed as Leader of the council in May 2021 and has promised to enable billions of pounds worth of investment in the next decade. He joins the event to talk about some of the key strategic projects and how they’re relying on the supply chain to support their ambitions.

Homes England – Sarah Greenwood, Head of Strategic Growth

Homes England are a key stakeholder in delivering inclusive economic growth across the Arc and are working with major stakeholders including MHCLG, the Infrastructure Projects Authority and a plethora of local authorities to unlock housing growth. Sarah will discuss how the Arc provides an opportunity to integrate housebuilding and economic development, and the importance of building the right kind of houses in the right places to enable economic growth.

Hill Group – Greg Hill, Deputy Chief Executive

Hill has secured 8.64 acres (3.5 hectares) of land at Canalside, the west area of the site south of the A40, as part of the TWO Oxford North masterplan. Hill will deliver the first phase of new homes, for both market and affordable, for the new district in line with the masterplan, together with related infrastructure. Hill have been active in the OxCam Arc for years and Greg will join the session to talk about why they continue to see the Arc as a fertile area to develop in, as well as giving more intel on their current and future schemes.

Greg Hill Group

UK Regeneration – Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

UK Regeneration are planning to develop a 1,500 home “garden community” with associated facilities including primary school and shops on land near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The multi-year project received planning permission late last year and Jackie will discuss progress on the 970-acre project, which has land for over 5,000 homes to be developed in the long term, including further opportunities to get involved.

Oxford – Cambridge ARC Universities Group – Alistair Lomax, Director

The Arc Universities Group is a partnership of the ten universities within the Arc, which have a combined turnover of £5 billion and together contribute £13 billion to the national economy every year. The group aims to bring together business, government and universities to foster research an innovation, unleashing growth and prosperity. Alistair will provide an overview of the needs of the Arc’s higher education sector and discuss the vital role they play in the region’s economy.

Wellcome Genome Campus – Sian Nash, Associate Chief Operating Officer

The Wellcome Genome Campus is a world leading scientific research centre, home to some of the foremost genomics and computational biology institutes and organisations. The campus is planning a major expansion which will see it triple in size and add a further 1.6 million sq ft of employment space and up to 1,500 homes for campus-based staff, 30 percent of which will be affordable. Sian will discuss these exciting plans, which will create an estimated 4,300 new jobs, and how they will allow the campus to become the international centre for scientific, business, cultural and educational activities arising from genomes and biodata. The multi-year project is at an exciting stage and was given outline planning permission in December 2020.

London Luton Airport – Graham Olver, Chief Executive

With the mantra of being a community airport vital to positive social, environmental, and inclusive economic growth in the Arc, Graham joins the event to talk about how the airport will develop to meet the ambitious 32 million people per annum passenger target by 2041. The Future Luton project will be discussed in depth and delegates will understand how they can pay a role in its evolution.

Luton Borough Council – Sue Frost, Service Director for Sustainable Development

As Luton Borough Council bring forward their £1.5bn Luton Investment and Development Framework has green initiatives at its heart, Sue joins the event to talk about the need for 5700 new homes, their plans to create a “fit for purpose” train station and a series of forthcoming projects including Luton’s first net zero building which will be going in for planning in the autumn and will act as a blueprint for all future council owned property in the future. She will also touch on her team’s drive to deliver high quality digital infrastructure which will enable inclusive economic growth for all of the borough’s residents.

Countryside Properties – Andrew Taylor, Group Planning Director

Countryside are the master developers behind a host of UK wide major housing schemes, new towns and Garden Villages and are one of the most qualified audiences to share thought leadership and insight into the sector as part of their event. Flagship forthcoming schemes include Bourn Airfield Garden Village in South Cambridgeshire which will see the realisation of 3500 new homes with the planned start date of 2023. Andrew joins the event to talk about a host of their forthcoming projects and the complexity faced in getting them to delivery stage.

Milton Keynes University – Professor Lynette Ryals OBE, Chief Executive

Milton Keynes currently lacks its own dedicated university, being the largest city in the UK without one. MK:U, being developed in conjunction with Cranfield University is set to change that and bring the economic benefits of a resident student population to the city. With a city-centre campus, MK:U will have around 10,000 students when it opens in 2023, studying a range of technology, engineering and science-focused courses, producing highly skilled, employable graduates.

Lynette is one of the leading voices in the OxCam Arc’s continued growth and development and will give an update on the MK:U project, the benefits it will bring to Milton Keynes and the wider region and how it fits into the Arc strategy.

 

Professor Lynette Ryals MK U University Milton Keynes Cranfield

University of Northampton – Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor

The University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK but is already leading the way in adding value to society, having won multiple awards for social impact. Nick will discuss the vital contribution the university makes to the economy of the Arc, through attracting students, partnerships with business and contribution to the skills economy. He is an expert in the link between universities and economic growth and development within the Arc, having been a board member of the Northamptonshire Enterprise Board and SEMLEP.

ATKINS – Claire Wansbury, Associate Director of Ecology: Infrastructure

More information to follow.

Thomas White Oxford – William Donger, Managing Director

Oxford North by Thomas White Oxford- the development company of St John’s College- is the new £500m life sciences district for Oxford which will include 936,500 sq ft of new laboratories and workspaces for biomedical science, thousands of new homes, public parks and neighbourhood shops, to retain and attract global science research talent and help boost the local and national economy. The 64 acre masterplan will create 4500 new jobs and is to be delivered over numerous phases. As one of the biggest regeneration projects in the UK, William joins the event to unveil all about this momentous scheme.

BDB Pitmans – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Bidwells – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

David Lock Associates – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Summix Capital – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Cass Allen Associates – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

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 does 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 any risk such as increased spacing between aisles and chairs.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be installed in certain areas at the event.

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: OxCam Arc Economic Growth and Development Conference Early bird offer ends on 31st August £300.00 £250.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £250

Event VIP Ticket: OxCam Arc Economic Growth and Development Conference AND VIP Speakers Drink Reception Early bird offer ends on 31st August £350.00 £300.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £300

Virtual Event Ticket: OxCam Arc Economic Growth and Development Conference £100.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £100

Details

Start Date:
Tuesday, 16th November 2021

Start Time:
0900hrs

End Date:
Wednesday, 17th November 2021

End Time:
1600hrs

Cost:
£100 – £300

Venue

Stadium Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Stadium, Stadium Way West, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST, UK

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