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Scotland Development Conference

Thursday, 24th September 2020 0900hrs – 1500hrs

This conference will focus on development, investment and driving economic growth across Scotland.

Over 200 key stakeholders and business decision-makers from the construction and property industry will be, virtually, in attendance alongside public sector leaders and Government ministers for this must-attend event.

Over several main-stage sessions we’ll view short presentations and hear hour long debates and discussions with the aim of teasing out exclusive information and intel as we look at the future vision and plans for the country.

We’ll cover key topics including major developments, infrastructure, sustainability, placemaking and more….

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:00-10:00 Doors Open & Networking

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

10:00-11:00 Session One: Developing Scotland – Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities

Our expert panel of major public and private sector influencers take to the stage for a strategic discussion on how the nation can forge ahead in the drive to promote inclusive economic growth and attract inward investment.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

West Dunbartonshire Council; Richard Cairns, Strategic Director, Regeneration, Environment & Growth

Transport Scotland; Jo Blewett, Head of Design

Other speakers TBC

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Placemaking and Destination

Leading experts from a range of organisations integral to creating destination and place across Scotland take to the stage to discuss their upcoming development projects via in depth presentations and discussion, followed by an audience led Q&A.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Homes for Scotland; Fiona Kell, Director of Policy

Castle Rock Edinvar; Richard Jennings, Managing Director

Wheatley Group; Jackie McIntosh, Director of Property Development & Initiatives

12:30-13:30 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

12:45-13:15 Breakout: Edinburgh City Council

Edinburgh City Council are carrying out a number of exciting development projects under their £2.5 billion City Plan 2030, one of the most ambitious plans for housing of any local authority in the UK. It will see the construction of more than 10,000 new homes and have a strong focus on sustainability. Neil will discuss the outline and timetable for the plan, and the myriad benefits it will bring to the city.

The City of Edinburgh Council; Councillor Neil Gardiner, Convenor of the Planning Committee and Development Management Sub-Committee

13:30-14:30 Session Three: Major Development Plans

A host of Scotland’s major property developers and land owners showcase their future strategies and projects which will help the country develop as a destination for business and investment before an audience led Q&A.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Clyde Gateway; Martin McKay, Executive Director of Regeneration

Edinburgh BioQuarter; Anna Stamp, Interim Programme Director

Qmile Group; Paul Curran, Chief Executive

Other speakers TBC

14:30-15:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across Scotland. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Edinburgh BioQuarter – Anna Stamp, Interim Programme Director

The Edinburgh BioQuarter is a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Scottish Enterprise. They have already invested £400 million in their facilities and are planning a further £800 million of developments, and have launched the search for a partner to help them deliver the expansion plan. The expansion will include further research and innovation space, commercial facilities and retail and leisure space including hotels and a gym.

 

Sigma Capital – Kenny Brewster, Associate Property Director

As one of the developers driving the build-to-rent boom, Sigma Capital will be developing 20,000 homes across the UK. With a deep connection to Scotland they recently raised £30m of funding through the Scottish Futures Trust and will be combining it with £10m of their own capital to look for opportunities in cities such as Dundee, Perth, Glasgow and Inverness.

 

Clyde Gateway – Martin McKay, Executive Director of Regeneration

Clyde Gateway are Scotland’s largest urban regeneration organisation and are focused on delivering social, economic and physical change to the 840 acre area in the east of Glasgow. The Gateway has already attracted £1.5 billion of investment to the area, and over £200 million of development activity is set to take place over the coming year. Martin will outline how the project will progress and will share details of further investment and collaboration opportunities.

 

Transport Scotland – Jo Blewett, Head of Design

Jo will represent Transport Scotland, who are gradually restarting work on their major projects. Earlier this year they unveiled a 20 year transport strategy that will see significant investment and deliver inclusive economic growth, reduce inequality, improve health and wellbeing and take action on climate change. She will share some thought leadership on their forthcoming schemes and how investing in infrastructure is vital to ensure Scotland’s economic recovery.

 

West Dunbartonshire Council – Richard Cairns, Strategic Director, Regeneration, Environment & Growth

West Dunbartonshire Council have secured a 150-acre former ExxonMobil owned site for development, as part of the £523 million Glasgow City Region Deal. They are proposing to carry out an industrial and commercial development which will see the creation of nearly 700 full time jobs,  a distribution hub and new transport infrastructure. Richard will share more details on the project which is being hailed as the most significant in the region’s history.

 

 

Homes for Scotland – Fiona Kell, Director of Policy

Homes for Scotland is working on a recovery plan designed to kickstart home-building to galvanise the industry, which supports 80,000 jobs in the country and meet the demand for new housing, which has surged during the last few months. Fiona will discuss how they are supporting the industry’s efforts to get back to work and ensure there is no dip in housebuilding in the second half of 2020.

The City of Edinburgh Council – Councillor Neil Gardiner, Convenor of the Planning Committee and Development Management Sub-Committee

Edinburgh City Council are carrying out a number of exciting development projects under their £2.5 billion City Plan 2030, one of the most ambitious plans for housing of any local authority in the UK. It will see the construction of more than 10,000 new homes and have a strong focus on sustainability. Neil will discuss the outline and timetable for the plan, and the myriad benefits it will bring to the city.

Wheatley Group – Jackie McIntosh, Director of Property Development & Initiatives

Wheatley Group are the UK’s largest social housing developer, delivering more than 1,000 homes a year across Scotland. They recently drew £72 million in funding from the European Investment Bank which will enable them to bolster their housebuilding ambitions. Jackie will outline their plans for the coming 12 months as they look to ramp up delivery.

 

Castle Rock Edinvar – Richard Jennings, Managing Director

Castle Rock Edinvar are part of Places for People, one of the UK’s largest social housing providers with nearly 200,000 homes. The group have a pipeline of over 25,000 homes for development, and as part of this Castle Rock Edinvar are one of Scotland’s leading social housing providers. Richard will give an overview of the group’s approach to placemaking and their pipeline of development for the coming year.

 

Qmile Group – Paul Curran, Chief Executive

Property developer Qmile Group is currently constructing the £350m Haymarket Edinburgh commercial, leisure and retail development in the Scottish capital. Once complete it will provide 380,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, a 365-bedroom hotel and 40,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space. Edinburgh-based Qmile Group has secured its first pre-let at the development with independent investment partnership Baillie Gifford taking 280,000 sq ft of office space in a seven-storey building. This will become the firm’s new head office and has been taken on a 20-year lease. Qmile Group’s chief executive, Paul Curran, will discuss Haymarket Edinburgh’s masterplan and its focus on delivering sustainability and inclusiveness.

 

Associate your brand with the Scotland Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around development and economic growth in Scotland.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
VIP Room Sponsor Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Scotland Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

VIP Room Sponsor

£1,500+VAT

This package gives you an opportunity to sponsor the VIP Room – an exclusive invite only area of the event where speakers, invited VIP guests and sponsors can gather. This room enables all to actively video chat – and as the VIP Room Sponsor you’ll be able to host all of those who enter and manage the conversation throughout the day. It includes:

  • Become the official Host of the VIP Room
  • Branding within the VIP Room
  • Option to invite selected guests to the VIP Room alongside speakers and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Scotland Development Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 24th September 2020

Time:
0900hrs – 1500hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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