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Scotland Development Conference; in association with Vattenfall

Thursday, 21st October 2021 0800hrs – Friday, 22nd October 2021 1500hrs

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, EH3 8EE | Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually

This event will showcase over £50bn of development, thousands of new homes and transformational infrastructure and renewable energy projects.

Billions of pounds worth of development projects ranging from the 100,000 affordable homes the Scottish Government is pledging will be built by 2040, to major road and rail projects as well as significant placemaking and mixed-use projects are set to be discussed as part of Built Environment Networking’s 3rd annual Scotland Development Conference.

Over 300 key stakeholders and business decision-makers from the construction and property industry will be in attendance alongside public sector leaders and Government ministers. Major investment programmes will be discussed. Exclusive new projects will be launched. And over 30 VIP speakers from across the country from the public and private sectors will share their expertise on stage through a series of panel discussions, Q&As and presentations.

Speakers at the event include:

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Scottish Widows’ portfolio wide net-zero plan
  • Glasgow Caledonian University’s role in creating jobs
  • Glasgow CC’s £30bn ‘Greenprint for Investment’
  • Aberdeen Harbour’s goal to be a UK leading port
  • Barclays 500,000sq ft campus project
  • Fife Council’s unprecedented investment
  • Edinburgh City Council’s £200m regeneration
  • £100 million investment in the University of Aberdeen
  • £150 million regeneration of Aberdeen’s beach area
  • Scottish Enterprise’s work to create 10,500 new jobs
  • CoCity’s ambitious new Leith project
  • Hillcrest Homes 650 affordable homes per year
  • BP’s £10 billion renewable energy plan
  • Parabola’s 1,800 home zero-carbon neighbourhood
  • National Pride’s 930 acre tourism destination
  • North Lanarkshire’s £500m investment programme
  • University of Edinburgh’s £200m campus investment
  • Edinburgh Napier’s Estates Strategy Programme
  • Intelligent Land Investments Group’s £1.3bn pipeline
  • Hub South East’s £200m pipeline
  • Aberdeen City Council’s housing development plans
  • Glasgow’s 500,000 sq ft ‘airport city’
  • The Scottish Government’s 2021 housing priorities
  • Hillcrest Homes 650 affordable homes per year
  • £150m Ardrossan regeneration project
  • SEHP’s work to bring 40,000 houses back into use

Speakers include:

08:00-09:00 Doors Open & Networking
09:00-09:15 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:15-10:15 Session One: Setting The Agenda For Strategic & Inclusive Growth in Scotland; sponsored by Vattenfall

A panel of cross-country leadership and high level stakeholders will join us for a thought leadership discussion and will provide their views on attracting inward investment and setting key priorities as we move into the second half of 2021 and beyond.

Chair: Vattenfall; Mark Anderson, Sales Director

Edinburgh City Council; Paul Lawrence, Executive Director of Place

Edinburgh BioQuarter; Anna Stamp, Programme Director

Scottish Enterprise; Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director, International

Scottish Parliament; Claire Baker MSP, Convener of the Economy and Fair Work Committee

10:15-10:55 Break & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to network and connect with exhibitors too.

10:55-11:00 UKREiiF – The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum

Phil will provide an update on UKREiiF which takes place in May 2022 and explain why this will be the most strategically important conference for the UK property sector having a massive impact on all sectors of real estate and why you should get involved.

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

11:00-12:00 Session Two: Connecting Scotland – Infrastructure Investment & Development Ambitions

A selection of leadership from across the transport and infrastructure sectors will present details of major projects and discuss their work to increase connectivity and insure the sector contributes towards the Scottish Government’s zero carbon ambitions as well as how these schemes will unlock further

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

Aberdeen Harbour; Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive

Glasgow Airport; Ross Nimmo, Head of Planning & Development

Net Zero, Energy & Transport Committee; Fiona Hyslop MSP, Deputy Convener

Transport Focus; Trisha McAuley, Scotland Board Member

12:00-12:45 Lunch & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to network and connect with exhibitors too.

12:45-14:00 Session Three: Zero Carbon Scotland – Developments For Clean Growth

With the commitment to become a net zero emission nation by 2045, as well as the Glasgow hosted COP26 summit, the zero carbon agenda is very much a priority for Scotland. A group of public and private sector development and regeneration experts will share details of their projects and how they will contribute towards Scotland’s zero carbon journey.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

Port of Cromarty Firth; Joanne Allday, Senior Executive

Scottish Widows; Maria Nazarova-Doyle, Head of Pension Investments

Intelligent Land Investments Group; Mark Wilson, Chief Executive

Scottish Futures Trust; Richard Lockhart, Senior Associate Director

BP; Louise Kingham, Senior Vice President & Head of Country, UK

14:00-14:30 Break & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to network and connect with exhibitors too.

14:30-15:45 Session Four: Solving the Housing Crisis and Accelerating the Delivery of High Quality Homes; Sponsored by Shoosmiths

Major residential developers and housebuilders, social housing providers and leadership from the housing sector will share details of the biggest housing projects currently planned for Scotland and take part in a discussion on how the sector can ensure a focus on creating community is retained, as well as the push for an increase in the rate, volume and affordability of housebuilding.  

Chair: Shoosmiths; Fraser Mitchell, Partner

Aberdeen City Council; Jim Johnstone, Service Manager – City Development

Scottish Government; Linzi Wilding, Head of Housing Innovation and Place Initiatives, More Homes Division

CoCity; Alex Impey, Chief Vision Officer

Hillcrest Homes; Fiona Morrison, Deputy Chief Executive

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership; Andy Moseley, Empty Homes Policy Officer

15:45-16:00 Conference Summary & Close
16:00-18:00 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

18:30-21:00 VIP Evening Dinner

Taking place after the main event and drinks reception, we’ll be hosting a VIP Dinner at Tigerlily in Edinburgh. This includes a 3-course meal and flowing drinks with an attendance of circa 15-20 guests including our event speakers. Tickets can be purchased for this below.

08:00-08:45 Doors Open & Networking
08:45-08:50 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

08:50-09:15 Keynote Speaker

The Chair of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) joins us on stage to deliver our day 2 keynote speech and to answer your questions

Scottish Property Federation; Kevin Robertson, Chair

09:15-10:30 Session One: Developing Scotland's Regions; Sponsored by Turner & Townsend

With a concerted effort to level up Scottish regions being prioritised by government, this session will explore the areas and organisations responsible for regenerating non-metropolitan areas of the country via billions of pounds worth of investment.

Chair: Turner & Townsend; Andy Outram, Director, Real Estate Lead Scotland

Fife Council; Keith Winter, Director of Enterprise & Environment

Hub North Scotland; Paul McGirk, Executive Chairman

Scottish Canals; Amelia Morgan, Director of People, Safety and Governance

North Ayrshire Council; Karen Yeomans, Director of Growth & Investment

10:30-11:00 Break & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to network and connect with exhibitors too.

11:00-11:15 Best Practice Presentation; Glasgow Claypits: Urban Nature Reserve and Landscape Led Inner City Regeneration; Sponsored by LUC

A very rare space, in an unexpected place… Just one mile from the hustle and bustle of the city centre lies the green space of Glasgow’s only inner-city Local Nature Reserve – The Claypits. LUC will present our extensive involvement in this major greenspace and regeneration project on behalf of Scottish Canals. Working closely and extensively with the local communities to deliver improved access and support health and wellbeing for new and future community occupation.

LUC; Duncan McLean, Director of Landscape Architecture

11:15-12:30 Session Two: Education in Scotland – Developing World Class Campuses and Supporting the Skills Agenda; sponsored by PAGABO

Estates directors and senior leadership from universities, colleges and educational bodies share their investment, development and modernisation plans as well as discussing themes such as attracting and retaining talent in Scotland and creating campuses that reflect the changing needs of learners.

Chair: PAGABO; Peter Queen, Business Development Manager – Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University; Professor Pamela Gillies, Vice Chancellor

The University of Edinburgh; Professor Peter Mathieson, Vice Chancellor

Edinburgh Napier University; Professor Andrea Nolan, Vice Chancellor

University of Dundee; Professor Iain Gillespie, Vice Chancellor

12:30-13:15 Lunch & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to network and connect with exhibitors too.

13:15-13:30 Best Practice Presentation; Pagabo’s Developer Led Framework in Scotland; Sponsored by PAGABO

During this session Pagabo’s Peter Queen will discuss their Developer Led Framework with a focus on Scotland. Peter, who works from Pagabo’s base in Motherwell, will cover the various benefits clients can gain by using this framework which is the first of its kind to be established.

PAGABO; Peter Queen, Business Development Manager – Scotland

13:30-14:45 Session Three: The Shape of Tomorrow's Communities – Inclusive Placemaking and Regeneration Projects; sponsored by Vattenfall

Leading figures from a range of organisations key to creating community and place across Scotland take to the stage present their upcoming development projects via a series of in depth presentations and discussion, followed by audience Q&A.

Chair: Vattenfall; Ben Carter, Account Director

Parabola; Tony Hordon, Managing Director

Glasgow City Council; Kevin Rush, Director of Regional Economic Growth

National Pride; Irene Bisset, Director

Buccleuch Property; Nick Waugh, Commercial Property Director

Barclays; Ron Coghill, Director, Major Projects Delivery Lead

14:45-15:00 Conference Summary & Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the Scotland Development Conference. 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 annual Scotland Development Conference
  • 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: opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

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 about economic growth, development and regeneration within the country.

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: Setting The Agenda For Strategic & Inclusive Growth in Scotland Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day One: Session Two Partner: Connecting Scotland – Infrastructure Investment & Development Ambitions Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day One: Session Three Partner: Zero Carbon Scotland – Developments For Clean Growth 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: Developing Scotland's Regions Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day Two: Session Two Partner: Education in Scotland – Developing World Class Campuses and Supporting the Skills Agenda Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day Two: Session Three Partner: The Shape of Tomorrow's Communities – Inclusive Placemaking and Regeneration Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,000 Sold Out
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,000 Sold Out
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 Sold Out
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,500 View Details

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
  • 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Day One: Session One Partner: Setting The Agenda For Strategic & Inclusive Growth in Scotland

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

Day Two: Session One: Developing Scotland’s Regions

Day Two: Session Two Partner: Education in Scotland – Developing World Class Campuses and Supporting the Skills Agenda

Day Two: Session Three Partner: The Shape of Tomorrow’s Communities – Inclusive Placemaking and Regeneration Projects

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

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Pre Conference Dinner Partner

Programme Partner

Lunch Partner

Breakfast Partner

Email Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable excellent brand exposure before the event – with your logo appearing on all weekly emails sent out to prominent the events, above the fold in a prominent location. Benefits include:

  • Your company logo will be prominently displayed on all emails sent to promote the conference with delegates, before and after the conference
  • Positioned as the ‘Email Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m2 stand space in the exhibition area
  • 4 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ VIP Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference website, and all documents and promotional content relating to the event
  • 1 x full A5 page advert in the conference programme
  • 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 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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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 delighted to have a number of expert speakers who’ll be joining us over the two days of this event. They include:

BP – Louise Kingham, Senior Vice President & Head of Country, UK

BP are joining forces with the German utility giant EnBW in a £10 billion plan to make Scotland their global centre of excellence for offshore wind. The consortium has applied for a lease area off the east coast of Scotland that could support offshore wind projects with 2.9 gigawatts generating capacity. But the bid seeks to go far beyond developing wind power and aims to accelerate Scotland’s entire energy transition – from producing clean power to using it in new industries. The investment will support thousands of jobs in the Scottish energy sector and supply chain, and develop new energy transition jobs, skills and capabilities.

Parabola – Tony Hordon, Managing Director

Parabola are behind plans for a major zero-carbon mixed use project to the south of Edinburgh Park. The scheme will see 1,737 residential units, including private residential, BtR and affordable housing as well as 460,000 sq ft of commercial space, a 170 bedroom hotel and significant public realm. This stage of the project has a value of £209 million and a start date of the end of 2022 is planned.

Scottish Widows – Maria Nazarova-Doyle, Head of Pension Investments

Scottish Widows has become the first major pensions and insurance provider to target halving the carbon footprint of all its £170bn investments by 2030 – as part of its path to net zero by 2050. The Scotland headquartered firm is making the move to protect savings against climate‐related risks and uncertainty and offer longer‐term sustainable growth by accessing low carbon transition opportunities.

Maria is Head of Pension Investments at Scottish Widows. She is responsible for defining the investment offering across their pension business, covering workplace savings, individual and longstanding customer segments, and for incorporating ESG into the investment design.

Scottish Enterprise – Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director, International

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. In the last year they have delivered £569 million of economic development support into Scotland’s economy as well as creating or safeguarding thousands of jobs. Over the next year they are planning to create up to 10,500 new jobs, support £785 million in capital and R&D investment in Scottish businesses and enable the savings of 240,000 tonnes of CO2.

Port of Cromarty Firth – Joanne Allday, Senior Executive

The £100m investment in infrastructure over the past decade has left the Port of Cromarty Firth perfectly placed to grab a share of billions of pounds worth of renewable energy work capable of generating and sustaining thousands of jobs over the coming years. Joanne will reveal more intel on the port’s ambitions to become a ‘free trade zone’ which will create a sustainable 50-year pipeline of multi-billion pound renewable energy projects including four current projects – a green hydrogen hub, an advanced steel manufacturing hub at Nigg, a serial manufacturing facilities for offshore wind at Invergordon and also an advanced research and development centre and education facility.

Glasgow City Council – Kevin Rush, Director of Regional Economic Growth

Glasgow City Council have unveiled a £30 billion ‘greenprint for investment’ which will include a new Glasgow Metro, a £10bn retrofit programme, a large scale district heating network, a climate neutral innovation district and 18 million new trees. Kevin will discuss this transformational plan and how it will address long-standing social, economic and environmental challenges around fuel poverty, poor connectivity and community blight while meeting their climate targets.

Glasgow Caledonian University – Professor Pamela Gillies, Vice Chancellor

Professor Pamela Gillies has been Principal and Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University since 2006, a time where it has become one of Scotland’s largest universities, with nearly 17,000 students in the heart of Glasgow. She will discuss the Glasgow Caledonian University’s role in creating the jobs of tomorrow, attracting and retaining talent, how we design, build and deliver cutting edge facilities and supporting social mobility across Scotland.

Aberdeen Harbour – Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive

Bob Sanguinetti has been announced as the new Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbour and is tasked with steering the port towards its goal of becoming the largest in Scotland and a UK leader. The port is continuing with its £350m expansion project which will allow it to handle the global fleet of larger vessels and play a significant role in Scotland’s economic recovery. They are also establishing an energy transition zone adjacent to the park, which will support renewable energy related industries and underpin the broader process of energy integration that is underway in the North Sea.

Scottish Government – Linzi Wilding, Head of Housing Innovation and Place Initiatives, More Homes Division

The More Homes division of the Scottish Government is tasked with increasing the number of homes so that everyone has a good quality home that they can afford and that meets their needs. Through the ‘More Homes Scotland’ approach, they are increasing the supply of homes through: the Housing and Planning Delivery Framework, Affordable Housing Supply Programme, Housing Infrastructure Fund and the Building Scotland Fund, amongst others. Linzi will provide an overview of the More Homes division’s work and provide some thought leadership on the Scottish Government’s housing priorities for the second half of 2021 and beyond.

Aberdeen City Council – Jim Johnstone, Service Manager – City Development

More information to follow.

Net Zero, Energy & Transport Committee – Fiona Hyslop MSP, Deputy Convener

Fiona Hyslop is the Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Linlithgow Constituency. Fiona has served as the MSP for the Linlithgow constituency since 2011, having represented the Lothians Region from 1999 to 2011. Fiona is one of the longest serving members in the history of the Scottish Government having served from 2007 until standing down as Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture in May 2021.

Fiona sits on the Economy Committee in the Scottish Parliament and is the Deputy Convenor of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee. The Committee supports the work of the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport including cross-government co-ordination of infrastructure, strategic transport project support and energy industry support and development.

Scottish Futures Trust – Richard Lockhart, Senior Associate Director

The Scottish Futures Trust are delivering and managing net zero infrastructure and finance programmes that support Scottish Government’s National Infrastructure Mission to drive inclusive economic growth and build resilient places. They have developed a net zero public sector buildings standard to help public bodies meet their net zero commitments for their new build and major refurbished infrastructure projects. The standard is relevant to the wider construction and development sector and Richard will discuss how it will allow firms to meet net-zero commitments whilst delivering joined-up services in well-designed spaces that prioritise wellbeing, comfort and inclusivity.

Barclays – Ron Coghill, Director, Major Projects Delivery Lead

Barclay’s are moving forward with their landmark campus redevelopment and have received permission for the ‘missing piece’, a major building which will house the bank, as well as an event and meeting space, offices, and a lab for “like-minded entrepreneurs”. When complete the campus will house 5,000 employees over 500,000 sq ft of space, and will contribute to Glasgow’s thriving financial sector.

Glasgow Airport – Ross Nimmo, Head of Planning & Development

Ross Nimmo leads Glasgow Airport’s Planning and Development team which is responsible for strategic masterplanning, transport (including city deal projects) and aerodrome safeguarding. His current portfolio includes developing ‘Airport City Glasgow’ and major public transport enhancements. The airport is in the midst of a multi-year development and expansion project, which will see a 500,000 sq ft airport city created to support the aerospace, freight and innovation sectors.

Hillcrest Homes – Fiona Morrison, Deputy Chief Executive

Hillcrest Homes are one of the UK’s most active housing associations, being named as third UK housing associations delivering the most homes for affordable rent over the past year as well as third for delivering new homes as a percentage of existing homes. With 650 new homes constructed each year across Aberdeen, Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross Hillcrest are one of the biggest driving forces behind affordable housing development in Scotland. Fiona will discuss their development pipeline and how the support of the Scottish Government, Local Authorities and the Scottish built environment ecosystem is enabling their work.

CoCity – Alex Impey, Head of Residential

With projects in Aberdeen, Glasgow and their most ambitious to date in Leith in the works, its an exciting period of growth for residential sector disruptors CoCity. They join the event to outline their commitment to Scotland and talk about how they’re reimagining the delivery of high quality homes in the region.

 

National Pride – Irene Bisset, Director

National Pride is a Community Interest Company who work with local authorities, economic development agencies, the NHS, community charities, social enterprises, and businesses that invest in housing, health, and social care development. They have recently purchased a 930 acre site near Dunfermline which they plan to turn into a major new tourism and leisure destination. The plans are for an “Eco-Therapy Wellness Park” which has the potential to support the tourism sector and local economy, as well as the wellbeing of local communities.

University of Dundee – Professor Iain Gillespie, Vice Chancellor

The University of Dundee is home to 12,000 students and is an anchor institution for the city, driving the creation of jobs and the skills economy. It is a major driver behind the city’s science and technology sector and a university spin out company, In4Derm recently signed a £100m deal, bringing jobs and investment to the city. Professor Gillespie will bring an education perspective to the opening session, and discuss the vital role Scotland’s universities can play in driving inclusive growth and attracting investment.

Scottish Canals – Amelia Morgan, Director of People, Safety and Governance

Scottish Canals are delivering a renaissance of the nation’s 250-year-old inland waterways, reimaging former industrial transport arteries which once powered the industrial revolution as corridors of opportunity for wellbeing and active travel through multi-agency regeneration projects.  Amelia Morgan will share Scottish Canals journey from reopening the canal network in the early 2000’s to the story of the award winning Glasgow Smart Canal as a leading example of adaption to transform an area of derelict land into a place for new homes and a local, community-led nature reserve.

Since joining Scottish Canals in early 2021 Amelia has been leading the organisations environmental and Net Zero agendas.  Previously Amelia has held senior roles in the third sector, committed to supporting people most in need to realise their potential and finding solutions to tackle and prevent inequality in our society for long-term socio-economic benefit.

Buccleuch Property – Nick Waugh, Commercial Property Director

The Edinburgh headquartered developer are one of the UK’s foremost and most innovative property investment and development companies. They have a development pipeline in excess of 3.5m sq ft and consent for over 12,000 residential units. Nick will discuss some of their upcoming housing and mixed use schemes including significant residential projects being delivered in Edinburgh and elsewhere.

Edinburgh Napier University – Professor Andrea Nolan, Vice Chancellor

Professor Andrea Nolan has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University since July 2013 and has lead there 19,500 students for the last 8 years. Through partnership working she has influenced the development of policy in Higher Education in her role as convenor of Universities Scotland, a membership organisation and the voice of Scotland’s 19 autonomous Higher Education Institutions.

The University is in the middle of a major Estates Strategy Implementation Programme which will see £84m invested by 2025, and expansion and refurbishment of the Sighthill Campus to improve facilities and enhance the student experience.

The University of Edinburgh – Professor Peter Mathieson, Vice Chancellor

Professor Peter Mathieson has been Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh since 2018 and has a background in medicine. The university is in the middle of campus development project, with the £200 million being spend representing the most significant investment in the university’s estate in 50 years. The New Biology, Nucleus Phase 1 and Engineering Project 1 projects are scheduled for completion in 2023 and will significantly enhance the university’s offering. Professor Mathieson will discuss how these cutting edge facilities will enable them to attract and retain talent, and allow them to create the skills and jobs of tomorrow.

North Ayrshire Council – Karen Yeomans, Director of Growth & Investment

North Ayrshire Council are investing heavily to ensure the region’s continued growth and prosperity. The £150 million Ardrossan North Shore regeneration project has the potential to be transformative for the surrounding area and the 30 acre site will include a new community campus, housing, a new marina, commercial space and improved transport links with a projected start of winter 2022. Karen will discuss the scheme, and how it has the potential to transform Ardrossan and North Ayrshire over a 5-10 year period.

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership – Andy Moseley, Empty Homes Policy Officer

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership is funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland. It exists to help bring Scotland’s 40,000 long-term empty homes back into use, an objective which could go a long way to achieving the Scottish Government’s aim of delivering 100,000 affordable homes by 2032. Andy will discuss how they are looking to work with councils, social landlords, community groups and private bodies to mee their goal, as well as how the wider built environment supply chain can get involved.

Scottish Parliament – Claire Baker MSP, Convener of the Economy and Fair Work Committee

As well as her role as MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Claire is Convener of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. This committee supports the work of the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy relating to city and regional growth deals, inward investment, economic strategy and the digital economy. She will provide some thought leadership on the committees work and priorities for 2022 and onwards.

Intelligent Land Investment Group – Mark Wilson, Chief Executive

Intelligent Land Investments Group is a Scotland based land investment company with experience across residential, renewable energy and energy storage. They have 14 major renewable energy projects in the pipeline, with a total value of £1.3 billion. These projects include the £550 million ‘Red John’ Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) project on the shores of Loch Ness and the £600 million Corrievarkie PSH project. Mark will discuss how their strategy will save millions of tonnes of CO2, create thousands of green jobs and enable sustainable economic growth across the country.

Transport Focus – Trisha McAuley, Scotland Board Member

Transport Focus is the national, statutory consumer body for transport and an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Transport. In Scotland they have assisted with the development of the National Transport Strategy 2, published at the beginning of the year, the Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan and the £500m Bus Partnership Fund which will ensure the views and needs of transport users are taken into account and that Scotland’s transport strategy enables positive and inclusive economic growth.

Scottish Property Federation – Kevin Robertson, Chair

Kevin Robertson is Chair of the Scottish Property Federation and Managing Director of KR Developments. The SPF has recently called for more to be done to attract investment into Scotland’s built environment and has published a recovery focused action plan. The plan sets out a number of ways that the industry and government can work together to reduce barriers to investment, enhance Scotland’s infrastructure and create great places.

Edinburgh BioQuarter – Anna Stamp, Programme Director

Edinburgh BioQuarter is already a leading global destination for healthcare delivery, ground breaking medical research and life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship. Their vision is a £1 billion transformation to create Edinburgh’s Health Innovation District, a new vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood, ultimately supporting a community of more than 20,000 people. Anna is well placed to join the discussion around the future of Scotland’s jobs, skills and inclusive growth.

Edinburgh City Council – Paul Lawrence, Executive Director of Place

Edinburgh is undergoing major regeneration and development, with the city council at the heart of projects to encourage inclusive growth. The £1.3 billion Granton Waterfront neighbourhood will see the development of 3,500 net-zero homes, school, sustainable transport provision and a new coastal park. The first 600 homes have been delivered and the next stage is set for imminent approval. Paul will discuss the council’s work to ensure Edinburgh is at the forefront of economic growth in Scotland, and how the their projects fit into the pledge to build 20,000 affordable new homes in the city by 2027.

Turner & Townsend – Andy Outram, Director, Real Estate Lead Scotland

Andy is a Chartered Surveyor and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has worked in the construction industry for 35 years, mainly in Scotland.

He has been with Turner & Townsend for over 10 years where he leads the Project Management team in Glasgow and is the Lead Director for Real Estate in Scotland, which includes Project and Cost Management.  He is also the Strategic Lead Director responsible for the operation of the Glasgow office, and has been a Divisional Director of the UK Project Management Board since 2015.

He has acted as Project Management Director for many strategic and important projects including, the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletics Village, the SSE Hydro Arena, and The Event Centre Aberdeen (TECA) and was recently appointed chair of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC).

Hub North Scotland – Paul McGirk, Executive Chairman

Hub North Scotland is a public-private partnership comprising 16 public sector organisations, the Scottish Futures Trust and private sector partners and works to enable community infrastructure projects throughout the north of Scotland. Over the last 10 years it has responsible for £700 million of projects in the education, healthcare and emergency service sectors and has a healthy pipeline of work and plans to extend into social housing. Paul is also Chief Executive of Hub South East, a sister organisation with over £200m of projects in development. He will discuss how the Hubs are key drivers of regional investment and economic growth, and provide information on their upcoming projects.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Fife Council – Keith Winter, Director of Enterprise & Environment

Fife Council are in the unique position of being of two city deals – the Tay Cities Deal and Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, and are set to benefit from significant investment. Projects include the £48m Industrial Innovation Investment Programme which will support the creation of 1,000 jobs and a £25m investment in the St Andrews Eden Enterprise Hub, a 32.5-acre industrial site which will support 500 jobs and enhance the reputation of the region as a leader in innovation, sustainable development and biotechnology. They are also planning to develop 1,200 new affordable homes by 2024, as part of the Transitional Affordable Housing programme.

LUC – Duncan McLean, Director of Landscape Architecture

LUC is an award-winning environmental consultancy providing planning, impact assessment, landscape design, ecology and geospatial services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.

We are a team of over 200 skilled professionals, united by a determination to achieve sustainable development on behalf of our clients.

We are passionate about the power of good planning and landscape design; working to improve the lives of communities across the UK and beyond since our very first project almost 55 years ago.

We care about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

Shoosmiths – Fraser Mitchell, Partner

More information to follow.

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Vattenfall – Mark Anderson, Sales Director

Mark is responsible for the growth and development of city-scale infrastructure to deliver a high quality, low carbon heat service. His team focuses on a small number of cities, including Edinburgh and shortly to launch in Glasgow.

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat with approximately 20,000 employees. For more than 100 years Vattenfall have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. In the UK, Vattenfall develops and operates fossil free energy projects. This includes operating 10 wind farms and working with like-minded partners to decarbonise heating in our cities. Vattenfall Heat UK delivers low carbon heating, cooling and power solutions, with the aim of enabling fossil free living within one generation.

Vattenfall – Ben Carter, Account Director

Ben is focussed on understanding what the Edinburgh region requires in order to achieve a just, low carbon transition and the role of heat networks within that. Central to this understanding is engaging with local, regional and national public, private and societal stakeholders.

PAGABO – Peter Queen, Business Development Manager – Scotland

Peter has held Pre-Construction and Work Winning posts as client, main contractor, sub-contractor, developer, design team, investors’ representative, and project manager, to cite a few, in a career spanning over 20 years. With working knowledge gained from multiple perspectives of public sector, private sector and a variety of hybrid procurement events, he has first-hand experience of the challenges facing organisations in realising holistically beneficial project outcomes.

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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 doses 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 risk.

Hand Sanitiser

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

Reception & Lanyards

The reception and check-in process has been simplified to reduce touch-points with step by step signs confirming the process on arrival. You will simply utilise an iPad to check-in which will print a badge off for you, before you get to choose a lanyard of choice.

Green – you’re happy to shake hands and have social contact, Orange – you’re happy to network but be more cautious and observe space, Red – you want to reduce social contact and networking as much as possible.

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

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Start Date:
Thursday, 21st October 2021

Start Time:
0800hrs

End Date:
Friday, 22nd October 2021

End Time:
1500hrs

Venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK

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