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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

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.

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
  • 1m new homes across 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
  • 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

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?

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.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Sladen Estates; Rachel Wood, Managing Director

Other speakers TBC

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

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.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

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

Network Rail; Jo Lewington, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer

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

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

Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

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

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

Other speakers 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 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
Session Two Partner: Session TBC Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Output Report Partner Yes 8 Yes £3,500 View Details
Drinks Reception Partner 4 Yes £2,500 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,500 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,500 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,500 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 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

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

Session Two Partner: Session TBC

Output Report Partner

£3,500+VAT

Our Output Report Partner opportunity puts you on the front cover of our after event Output Report – highlighting the key discussions during the day and giving you input into the report with branding and editorial input throughout the whole report, helping us to shape the agenda and output:

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Eight delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to eight people per year
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
  • 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

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

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,500+VAT

On the evening of the first day’s proceedings 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

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

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

Email Partner

£2,000+VAT

Prime branding on all emails used to promote the conference with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • 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
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

Registration Partner

£1,750+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

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

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

Other speaker TBC

10:30-11:00 Break & Networking
11:00-12:15 Session Two: Session TBC; Sponsored by David Lock Associates

We will deliver a session alongside David Locke Associates, on a topic to be revealed shortly.

Chair: David Locke Associates; Speaker 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

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.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

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

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BDB Pitmans – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Bidwells – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

David Lock Associates – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Tickets

Event Ticket: OxCam Arc Economic Growth and Development Conference £250.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £250

Event VIP Ticket: OxCam Arc Economic Growth and Development Conference AND VIP Speakers Drink Reception £300.00

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Attendee ticket price: £300

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

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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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