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Retirement & Later Life Living Development Conference

Thursday, 31st March 2022 0800hrs – 1600hrs

Kensington Town Hall, London, Hornton Street, W8 7NX | Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually

Over £6bn worth of projects are set to be revealed at this event

Retirement Living is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, and is predicted to be worth over £55 billion by 2023. It is also a sector going through major change and upheaval, where the needs and requirements of residents have changed massively over the last two years.

This event will gather leadership from across the sector – policy influencers, investors, major developers and leading social housing providers to present details of expansion projects and discuss the key issues facing the sector.

We will explore the increasing segmentation of the sector and hear details of new retirement housing, retirement living villages, care homes, assisted living schemes and extra care facilities including procurement opportunities and how to get involved.

Topics to be discussed:

  • McCarthy & Stone’s £200m 650-home investment
  • Audley Group’s £500m retirement JV
  • Beaufort Capital’s increasing investment programme
  • OakNorth Bank’s £350m of support
  • RVG’s £2bn development drive
  • Lovell’s £130m move into the later living sector
  • Allegra Care’s £125m expansion JV
  • Riverside’s £47m investment programme
  • Octopus Real Estate’s £1bn investments
  • Midland Heart’s £171m development funding
  • Inspired Villages 2,500 home expansion plans
  • Serenity Parks major growth plans

Speakers for this event include:

08:00-08:50 Breakfast & Networking
08:50-09:15 Conference Welcome & Keynote Speaker

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

09:15-10:15 Session One: Designing, Developing and Delivering Retirement Living of the Future

The sector has faced an unprecedented two years, where the pandemic has accelerated trends and brought failings and shortfalls to the fore. Our panel of experts, policy influencers and industry figureheads will take part in a deep dive into the state of play in 2022.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

McCarthy and Stone; Shane Paull, Divisional Managing Director, Southern

Retirement Villages Group; Will Bax, Chief Executive

Other speakers TBC

10:15-10:45 Break & Networking
10:45-12:00 Session Two: Retirement and Later Life Living as a Lending and Investment Prospect

The gap between supply and demand of retirement and later life living accommodation continues to grow and the sector is becoming an ever more attractive lending and investment prospect. Leadership from some of the UK’s leading real estate investors and lenders will share details of their work to fund expansion and development through a series of interactive presentations and audience Q&A.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Beaufort Capital; Mark Quigley, Managing Director – UK Real Estate Finance

Octopus Real Estate; Kevin Beirne, Director of Retirement

OakNorth Bank; Deepesh Thakrar, Senior Debt Finance Director

Other speakers TBC

12:00-12:45 Lunch & Networking
12:45-14:00 Session Three: How the Social Housing Sector Can Bolster Later Life Living

The social housing sector has an important and growing role to play in providing for the needs of the UK’s retirement population, with an ever growing proportion not owning their own home. Leadership from major social housing providers will share details of their development pipelines and discuss how their plans have changed to take into account lessons learnt over the last two years.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Riverside; Lee Buss-Blair, Director of Operations for Care & Support

Midland Heart; Sharon Alex-Wilson, Director of Retirement & Supported Living

Your Housing Group; Lorraine Donnelly, Development Director

14:00-14:30 Break & Networking
14:30-15:45 Session Four: Retirement Living Major Development Plans

A panel of major developers unveil their some of their key projects and outline the thinking behind them, as well as their procurement processes and opportunities for collaboration.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Allegra Care; Helen Jones, Chief Executive

Audley Group; Nick Edwards, Chief Operating Officer

Inspired Villages; Sonia Parol, Design Director

Serenity Parks; Rodger Till, Land Director

Lovell Later Living; Paula Broadbent, Managing Director

15:45-16:00 Conference Summary and Close

Download Programme

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to discuss the ever growing trend of retirement and later life living. 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 seen as a leading firm in the later life and retirement living sector
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to major developers and investors in the sector, architects, contractors, public sector 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: opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the Retirement & Later Life Living Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £7,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 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 later life living sector and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

£7,500+VAT

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry with branding within the title of the event – ‘North East Development Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference speaker 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 whole conference
  • One pull-up stand on stage for the entire conference
  • Option to do a Keynote speech
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Fifteen delegate passes for the conference
  • One ticket to the VIP Speaker’s dinner for one of your selected event speakers, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to fifteen 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

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
  • One ticket to the VIP Speakers’ dinner for the session speaker, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • 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

Best Practice Presentation Partner

£3,000+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you an opportunity to deliver a thought leadership presentations and/or on-stage Q&A utilising our expert Chair. You’ll be able to position yourself as a though-leader and go-to-business in your sector in front of sector/regional stakeholders and influencers. Benefits include:

  • 15-minute timeslot before one of the main session to deliver a thought leadership presentation and/or Q&A session
  • Direct access before and after every session to the VIP speaker room, an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding at the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your Best Practice session
  • 7 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten 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: 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

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,500+VAT

The day before 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

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

£2,000+VAT

Sponsorship of the registration area – the delegate entry point to the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding on the sign-in iPads at check-out where all delegates sign-in
  • 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
  • Programme advert: Half page advert in the official event 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

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

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

We’re set to have a plethora of major influencers and stakeholders in the retirement and later life living sectors speaking – particularly those bringing forward new projects and developments. They include:

McCarthy and Stone – Shane Paull, Divisional Managing Director (Southern)

McCarthy & Stone are the UK’s leading retirement living housebuilder and have delivered over 58,000 homes over the last 40 years. They have secured a £200 million investment from John Laing and Macquarie Capital to fund their development pipeline, with an initial 250 units to be followed by a further 400 units before the end of 2022. They have also recently registered with the Register for Social Housing to become a for profit social landlord, and Homes England are supporting this with £94 million of funding to develop 1,500 affordable shared-ownership retirement properties. Shane will discuss this investment in new homes as well as their push into multi-tenure development.

Allegra Care – Helen Jones, Chief Executive

Allegra Care are a leading operator of nursing and care homes based in Southern England and are a sister company to extra care company, Amicala as part of Senior Living Group. They have formed a JV with Moorfield Group, a leading UK specialist real estate fund manager to acquire and develop care homes, worth an initial £125 million. The partnership recently acquired Sentinel Health Care, who own five operational nursing homes on the south coast. Helen will discuss their acquisition and expansion strategy and the aim of building a 20+ strong portfolio, as well as their ‘household model’, an import from the more mature Australian retirement living sector.

Octopus Real Estate – Kevin Beirne, Director of Retirement

Octopus Real Estate are a leading specialist real estate investor, with well over £1 billion invested in care homes and retirement communities. They have formed a JV with Schroders Real Estate to fund the development of retirement villages, in partnership with Elysian Residences and a planned GDV of £200 million. The JV has acquired a £55 million site in Royal Tunbridge Wells and are developing a 103 bed village in Berkhamstead. As a leading figure in the Retirement Living sector, Kevin will provide insight into the investment landscape and share details of Octopus’s work.

Midland Heart – Sharon Alex-Wilson, Director of Retirement & Supported Living

Midland Heart are a major housing association and own over 34,000 homes for 70,000 residents across the midlands. Retirement living and extra care facilities make up a significant part of their portfolio, with 126 facilities under their management. They recently joined forces with emh and Futures Housing Group to secure Homes England funding worth £171.7 million 3,550 new homes over the next 5 years, of which a proportion will be retirement living focused. Sharon will discuss these plans, as well as how the organisation’s commitment to the rights of residents and focus on maximising  independence and wellbeing will allow it to continue to meet the changing needs of the UKs retirement population.

Retirement Villages Group – Will Bax, Chief Executive Officer

Retirement Villages Group is AXA’s senior living platform and has been developing and managing purpose built, retirement communities throughout the UK since 1981. They operate 16 sites across the country, with 5 committed new sites across the South East and plans to add many more. In April 2021 they secured £2 billion in funding to drive the development of 40 new sites across the UK. This programme includes a £110 million scheme in West Byfleet, Surrey which will be the UK’s first later living scheme with ‘net zero carbon’ over its development and lifespan. Will Bax is a self-styled  “consurbanist” with a passion for supporting people and nature to thrive and with RVG is pursuing a new strategy of urban, socially connected community building.

Inspired Villages – Sonia Parol, Design Director

Inspired Villages were established in 2017 when the founding members partnered with Legal & General to operate and develop later living communities, after 5 years and impressive growth they are backed by a joint venture partnership between Legal & General and NatWest Group Pension Fund. They are on track to deliver 2,500 homes for over 65s over the next six years and a long term commitment to expand their portfolio to 34 retirement villages and around 8,000 homes. Upcoming projects include a £100m development in Kingswood, Surrey and a 146 bed care community in Horsham.

Audley Group – Nick Edwards, Chief Operating Officer

Audley Group are a leading retirement living provider with a portfolio of 20 retirement villages comprising 2,000 homes across the UK. They have entered into a JV with BlackRock Real Assets worth £500 million to fund the development of retirement communities, including at least three mid-market villages as part of their Mayfield Portfolio. They have also received a £40 million loan from Homes England to accelerate the construction of 255 mid-market retirement homes.

Lovell Later Living – Paula Broadbent, Managing Director

Lovell Later Living was added into the Lovell brand at the start of 2021 with the aim of working with local authorities and registered providers to develop Life Long Homes, Extra Care Homes and Registered Specialist Care Homes. They have quickly expanded and have a development pipeline worth £130 million and plans to have a turnover of £100 million within three years. Paula will discuss these expansion plans and their work to develop a successful, alternative later life housing model and accelerate the delivery of age-appropriate housing for later living.

Riverside – Lee Buss-Blair, Director of Operations for Care & Support

Riverside are a leading national provider of social housing with almost 56,000 homes throughout England. They have a major focus on retirement living, providing 5,000 units in more than 200 schemes nationwide. Lee will discuss their £47 million Retirement Living Investment Programme and their work to expand their portfolio of purpose built affordable retirement and later life living accommodation.

Your Housing Group – Lorraine Donnelly, Development Director

Your Housing Group are a major social housing provider, with over 28,000 homes across the Midlands and North. They provide a significant amount of retirement housing, with 17 retirement living developments and 50 sheltered housing schemes across Cheshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Yorkshire and Lancashire. Lorraine will discuss their mixed tenure retirement provision and how they are assessing how they will need to provide for the changing needs of residents in the coming years.

Beaufort Capital – Mark Quigley, Managing Director – UK Real Estate Finance

Beaufort has financed and developed over 5m sq ft of property of all asset classes since their launch in 2013 and the later life living and care home sector is one they’re becoming increasingly active within. Burrington Estates, Antler Homes and New Care are just some of the recent names they’ve worked with, and during this event they’ll be highlighting the work they’re doing to finance these schemes, as they look to forge new relationships with developers and built environment professionals who can play a part in their continued growth in the sector.

OakNorth Bank – Deepesh Thakrar, Senior Debt Finance Director

OakNorth Bank provides debt finance to a variety of sectors and has lent over £5 billion since 2015 leading to the creation of tens of thousands of new homes and jobs across the UK. They are a major lender to the retirement living sector and have provided over £350m of support over the last six years, equivalent to more than 3,285 beds. Recent work in the sector includes £50 million provided to support the acquisition of 250 new build rental properties, to be operated by McCarthy & Stone and £7.5 million to enable the development of a major new Springfield Healthcare care home in East Yorkshire.

Serenity Parks – Rodger Till, Land Director

Serenity Parks are a developer and operator of retirement living communities, specialising in park home living. They are developing factory-built homes across the UK and place an emphasis on community creation as part of their schemes. Rodger will discuss their plans to expand and why park living has an important part to play in the UK’s housing market going forward.

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 31st March 2022

Time:
0800hrs – 1600hrs

Cost:
£99 – £529

Venue

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX, UK

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