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Scotland Development Conference

Thursday, 21st October 2021 0800hrs – Friday, 22nd October 2021 1445hrs

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

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.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Scottish Widows’ portfolio wide net-zero plan
  • Glasgow Caledonian University’s role in creating jobs
  • Glasgow City Council’s economic recovery plan
  • 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
  • £550m Loch Ness hydro scheme
  • £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
  • XUSA’s ambitious new Leith project
  • 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
  • University of Glasgow’s 10 year, £1bn masterplan
  • Edinburgh Napier’s Estates Strategy Programme
  • £3bn of investment plans by ILI
  • 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
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

08:00-09:00 Doors Open & Networking
09:00-09:15 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: Setting The Agenda For Strategic & Inclusive Growth in Scotland

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: (Available to Sponsor)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Edinburgh City Council; Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive

Scottish Enterprise; Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director, International

Other speakers TBC

10:15-11:00 Break & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to networking and connect with exhibitors too – whilst we’ll also be running a breakout session on the main stage. 

11:00-12:15 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 growth and prosperity.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Aberdeen Harbour; Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive

Glasgow Airport; Ross Nimmo, Head of Planning & Development

Scottish Government; Fiona Hyslop MSP, Deputy Convener of the Net Zero, Energy & Transport Committee

Other speakers TBC

12:00-13:00 Lunch & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to networking and connect with exhibitors too – whilst we’ll also be running a breakout session on the main stage. 

13:00-14:00 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: (Available to Sponsor)

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, Associate Director

14:15-15:00 Break & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to networking and connect with exhibitors too – whilst we’ll also be running a breakout session on the main stage. 

15:00-16:15 Session Four: Solving the Housing Crisis and Accelerating the Delivery of High Quality Homes

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: (Available to Sponsor)

Aberdeen City Council; Richard Sweetnam, Head of City Growth

Scottish Government; Linzi Wilding, Team Leader, More Homes Covid-19 Priorities Team

XUSA Properties; Alex Impey, Chief Vision Officer

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

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

08:00-09:00 Doors Open & Networking
09:00-09:15 Keynote Speaker

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

09:15-10:30 Session One: Developing Scotland's Region's

A selection of leadership and key stakeholders from across Scotland’s regions will present their major development projects and discuss the work being undertaken to ensure they they are keeping up with the major metropolitan areas in terms of inclusive economic growth and prosperity.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

North Lanarkshire Council; Robert Steenson, Executive Director, Enterprise and Communities

Fife Council; Keith Winter, Director of Enterprise & Environment

Hub North Scotland; Paul McGirk, Executive Chairman

Scottish Canals; Catherine Topley, Chief Executive

10:30-11:15 Break & Networking

During the break period you’ll be able to networking and connect with exhibitors too – whilst we’ll also be running a breakout session on the main stage. 

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

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: (Available to Sponsor)

Glasgow Caledonian University; Professor Pamela Gillies, Vice Chancellor

The University of Edinburgh; Professor Peter Mathieson, Vice Chancellor

University of Glasgow; Professor Neal Juster, Senior Vice Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor

Edinburgh Napier University; Professor Andrea Nolan, Vice Chancellor

University of Aberdeen; Professor George Boyne, 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 networking and connect with exhibitors too – whilst we’ll also be running a breakout session on the main stage. 

13:15-14:30 Session Three: The Shape of Tomorrow's Communities – Inclusive Placemaking and Regeneration Projects

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: (Available to Sponsor)

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

14:30-14:45 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: keith.griffiths@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 £7,500 View Details
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 View Details
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 View Details
Day Two: Session One Partner: Developing Scotland's Region's Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day Two: Session Two Partner: Education in Scotland – Developing World Class Campuses and Supporting the Skills Agenda Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day Two: Session Three Partner: The Shape of Tomorrow's Communities – Inclusive Placemaking and Regeneration Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Output Report Partner Yes 8 Yes £3,500 View Details
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 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 Sold Out
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £1,750 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,500 View Details

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 – ‘Scotland 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
  • 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
  • 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

Output Report Partner

£3,500+VAT

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

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Eight delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to eight people per year
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

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 Partner

Programme Partner

Breakfast Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Lunch Partner

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

Registration Partner

£1,750+VAT

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

  • Branding of the registration table/table cloth (supplied by the sponsor)
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • 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

Become a Partner

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

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

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

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. The project will have an emphasis on sustainable transport, and Parabola are working with Vattenfall to enable the site to operate without producing carbon emissions.

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.

University of Glasgow – Professor Neal Juster, Senior Vice Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor

The University of Glasgow is undergoing a 10 year, £1 billion investment to expand its campus and ensure it provides world class facilities. Phase 1A is well underway and set for completion in 2023. There are further phases in the pipeline, which will include a new Centre for Chronic Diseases and the creation of an Innovation Quarter. The project will create a vibrant learning and research campus, building on the university’s legacy and positioning it as a ‘world changer’ in higher education.

Neal Juster joined the University of Glasgow as the Vice-Principal (Strategy and Resources) in August 2007 and was appointed to the position of Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor in July 2013.  In addition to deputising for the Principal in his absence, Neal’s primary responsibilities are: to lead the development and implementation of the University’s quinquennial strategic plan; and to lead the annual planning cycle.

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.

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.

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.

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

Glasgow City Council are moving forward with a strong economic recovery plan and have big ambitions for the city region. They are moving forward with projects including a new major film and television studio at Kelvin Hall and the landmark Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside schemes which will see thousands of new jobs created. Kevin will discuss the impact of this investment and set out their priorities in the runup to the release of a new Regional Economic Strategy next year.

Scottish Government – Linzi Wilding, Team Leader, More Homes Covid-19 Priorities Team

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.

XUSA Properties – 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 XUSA. 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.

 

Scottish Government – Fiona Hyslop MSP, Deputy Convener of the Net Zero, Energy & Transport Committee

The Net Zero, Energy & Transport 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. Fiona will discuss the strategic priorities of the committee and how they are supporting the development of sustainable infrastructure projects which will support Scotland’s connectivity.

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.

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.

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.

Aberdeen City Council – Richard Sweetnam, Head of City Growth

Aberdeen City Council is continuing to make good progress on its programme to build 2,000 council or affordable homes. The Council’s masterplan setting out long-term plans to regenerate the area of Aberdeen beach is to be developed in a £150 million investment to regenerate Aberdeen city centre and link it to the beach area. The masterplan will capitalise on the built and natural assets of the area which is a tourism priority in its own right and is likely to be more in demand in a post-Covid-19 and recovery phase as people seek safe, outdoor, wildlife, and active experiences. Richard will join the session to give more intel on this significant investment for Aberdeen and reveal how their housing and regeneration plans will drive tourism into the city.

 

Scottish Canals – Catherine Topley, Chief Executive

The canal network in Scotland has been regenerated over the past 20 years to provide an enhanced environment for recreation, water-based transport and environmental protection. The focus within the organisation has been on reimagining the 250-year-old inland waterways from derelict and under-used industrial transport arteries into regeneration corridors for tourism and the natural environment. Catherine will discuss how Scottish Canals have been working to use their position to enable inclusive economic growth across the whole of Scotland – users of the national Walking and Cycling Network, which they are one of the main drivers of spend £1.9bn annually in Scotland’s regional economy.

Scottish Canals are also working alongside Places for People Capital on a 10-acre regeneration site on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal, which will see the delivery of hundreds of homes and the creation of a new neighbourhood.

Scottish Futures Trust – Richard Lockhart, 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.

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.

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.

North Lanarkshire Council – Robert Steenson, Executive Director, Enterprise and Communities

North Lanarkshire Council are bringing forward a five year, £500m capital investment programme to reshape the region’s towns and communities, create and maintain jobs and assist the recovery of the local economy and beyond. The programme is part of a larger 10 year plan to invest £3.5bn along with private sector inward investment to create 12,000 jobs and generate an additional £1bn annually for the local economy. Robert will discuss the transformative effects the programme will have, and outline some of the projects which will benefit from this record investment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Their £550 million ‘Red John’ Pumped Storage Hydro project on the shores of Loch Ness was recently given the go ahead, and will provide 450MW capacity and bring 700 direct and indirect jobs to the area. They have further renewable energy projects including 1GW of battery storage schemes in the pipeline and 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.

Edinburgh City Council – Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive

Edinburgh is undergoing major regeneration and development, with the city council at the heart of projects to encourage inclusive growth. The Pennywell and Muirhouse areas of the city are in the middle of a £200 million regeneration project which will see 1,000 affordable homes developed alongside a major community hub. Andrew 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.

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.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

University of Aberdeen – Professor George Boyne, Vice Chancellor

The University of Aberdeen home to 15,000 students and one of the city’s anchor institutions is in the midst of an ongoing campus redevelopment. A total investment of £100 million will see a new home for the Business School, plus sweeping improvements to the University’s historic core, to deliver new teaching and learning space while maintaining and drawing upon its unique heritage. Central to this major investment is an anticipated growth in the University’s student population over the next 10 years, requiring enhanced teaching and learning facilities to meet the needs of students and staff.

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.

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.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our physical face-to-face conferences – but we understand that safety will also be paramount and therefore to put you at ease we wanted to confirm some of the steps we’re putting in place to ensure we minimise any risk. The situation surrounding Covid-19 is ever changing however here’s an overview of steps and procedures we’ve put in place.

Condition of Entry

Delegates will have to show proof of their Covid status upon entry either in form of both vaccinations (first and second dose) or a negative NHS lateral flow test.

You will be asked to demonstrate this through showing an NHS Covid Pass – which can be gained by downloading the NHS App onto your smartphone. You can also download and show an offline version or print a copy of your status and show the printed version.

If you haven’t had both vaccine does we advise that all delegates take an NHS Lateral Flow Test 48-hours before the event – you can order them directly to your address here.

If you were to report a positive test result before the event we expect that you would follow the correct Government guidelines. All of our physical events will be held virtually so you’ll be able to join the event or alternatively exchange your ticket to a future event.

Mask Wearing

The wearing of masks at our physical events will not be mandatory.

Social Distancing

There will not be a requirement for social distancing however we will have introduced a number of things at the event to help minimise any risk such as increased spacing between aisles and chairs.

Hand Sanitiser

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

Other Safety Information

Depending on the venue we may also have sign-age for certain rights of way and doors may be left open to leave less touch-points across the venue including on doors/toilets.

We will have designated areas for drinks/rubbish to ensure these aren’t left around the venue, and all lunch will be provided in pre-prepared bags.

Hybrid Events

To ensure those who are uncertain about attending physical events can still gain access you will have the option of purchasing a physical or virtual ticket. The virtual ticket will enable you to view the event sessions, ask questions to the speakers, and private message/request video calls with those attendees who’re at the event physically.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Scotland Development Conference 2021 Early bird offer ends on 31st August £300.00 £250.00

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Attendee ticket price: £250

Event Ticket: Scotland Development Conference 2021 AND VIP Speakers Drinks Reception Early bird offer ends on 31st August £350.00 £300.00

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Attendee ticket price: £300

Virtual Event Ticket: Scotland Development Conference 2021 £100.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £100

Details

Start Date:
Thursday, 21st October 2021

Start Time:
0800hrs

End Date:
Friday, 22nd October 2021

End Time:
1445hrs

Cost:
£100 – £300

Venue

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

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