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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

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 City Council’s economic recovery plan
  • Parabola’s 1,800 home zero-carbon neighbourhood
  • 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)

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)

12:00-13:00 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. 

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

Other speakers TBC

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)

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)

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)

12:30-13:15 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. 

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)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Parabola; Tony Hordon, Managing Director

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

Other speakers TBC

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
Output Report Partner Yes 8 Yes £3,500 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £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

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

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

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,500+VAT

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor VIP dinner – and this invite-only event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner with benefits including:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10-minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • 2 x pop-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • 2 x VIP Dinner invite-only tickets for the meal
  • 2 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Logo on the evening dinner programme
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Programme Partner

£2,000+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme handed out to all delegates on entry to the conference. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Breakfast Partner

£2,000+VAT

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

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

Lunch Partner

£2,000+VAT

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

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

Email Partner

£2,000+VAT

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

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

Registration Partner

£1,750+VAT

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

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

Exhibitor Package

£1,500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services, our Exhibitor Partner package is perfect. There is no limit to the exhibition space enabling you to simply drive brand awareness through a standard exhibition package or bring excitement to the room with the ability to take exhibition space to stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 4 x delegate passes
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

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:

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.

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.

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 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.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Scotland Development Conference 2021 £250.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £250

Event Ticket: Scotland Development Conference 2021 AND VIP Speakers Drinks Reception £300.00

Attendee 1

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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