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Seaside & Coastal Towns Development Conference

Monday, 27th September 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

There are over 11,000 miles of coastline in the UK with seaside and coastal towns spearheading internal tourism across the nation. With the pandemic limiting options abroad, there has been a refocus on the importance of UK holiday destinations with thousands flocking to our most beloved coastal locations. Whilst there have been a number of successful modernisation efforts for our seaside towns, there are still a way to go to re-design, re-develop and reshape our coastal communities in order to create thriving locations that are better equipped for a modernising Britain.

At this event, we’ll be hearing from a range of leading figures who’ve played a part in successfully regenerating our coastal towns and those who are planning to bring forward major development masterplans to ensure their seaside towns can continue to thrive in coming years.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Game changing £4.5bn Wirral Waters Project
  • Durham Council’s major regeneration plans
  • Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone
  • Southport Waterfront development
  • The newly proposed 2,800 mile England Coast Path
  • £80m Plymouth railway station redevelopment
  • £6.5m Barnstaple Future High Streets Fund
  • Pembrokeshire County Council’s regeneration plans
  • £300m Blackpool Central development
  • The Talbot Gateway regeneration scheme
  • £14 million Maritime Mile project
  • 5 major SW LEP projects totalling £160m
  • £150m worth of regeneration investment in Aberdeen
  • £6.9m Levelling Up fund bid for Ilfracombe Seafront

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:50-11:00 Session One: How Will Coastal Towns Support the UK’s Build Back Better Plans?

With towns and cities across the UK recovering from the damaging effects of the pandemic last year, this session will focus on schemes and opportunities to contribute to the government’s “build back better” agenda. A variety of policy makers and regional stakeholders come together as a part of an interactive roundtable discussion to discuss ongoing and future opportunities for regional growth in our coastal communities.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Pembrokeshire County Council; Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture

APPG for Coastal Communities; Kate Osbourne MP, Vice Chair

Coastal Partnership Network; Amy Pryor, Chair

Heart of the South West LEP; Daniel Newman, Senior Economic Development Advisor

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Developing for Destination and to Drive the Visiting Economy

One of the main drivers of the coastal economy is tourism.  Councils and developers play an important role in maintaining the conditions for it to thrive and supporting redevelopment to allow the visitor economy to continue providing local growth, jobs, and affluence. In this session, we bring together the creative minds behind current and future projects that will enable our coastal communities to prosper and attract tourism from all over the UK.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Network Rail; Colin Field, Town Planning Manager

Durham County Council; Geoff Paul, Strategic and Technical Manager

Blackpool Council; Alan Cavill, Assistant Chief Executive

Aberdeen City Council; Angela Scott, Chief Executive

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Major Development and Investment Plans Along the Coast

This session will focus on ongoing and future major regeneration and development projects, hearing from a host of organisations who are in the early stages of major works and looking to the investor market and supply chain for help.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council; Alan Evans, Director of Regeneration and Place

Bliss Investment Partners; Daniel Broch, Co-Founder

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

North Devon Council; Dominie Dunbrook, Senior Economic Development Officer

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

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

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council – Alan Evans, Director of Regeneration and Place

Working in consultation with The Peel Group, the Wirral Peninsula is set to undergo a large scale £4.5 billion development, featuring a range of major projects under the Wirral Waters scheme. A new state-of-the-art Maritime Knowledge Hub, the Legacy Project and Egerton Village are just a few of the subsidiary projects that make up the Wirral Waters Masterplan. The scheme is a sister programme of the Liverpool Waters scheme, with the two projects forming the Mersey Waters Enterprise zone.

APPG for Coastal Communities – Kate Osbourne MP, Vice Chair

The Coastal Communities APPG was established to look at coastal strategies on a cross-party basis and create a framework for policy to help boost coastal communities across the UK. As Vice Chair of the APPG, Kate Osbourne MP for Jarrow, joins us to share insight into the policy decisions and framework that will look to level up our coastal towns and cities heading into the future.

Pembrokeshire County Council – Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture

Pembrokeshire County Council have big plans to regenerate their coastal towns in an attempt to drive tourism back into the region. As Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture Cllr Paul Miller is well placed to share insight into these projects, and how they will assist the tourism drive into these areas.

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

North Ayrshire Council are looking to redevelop Irvine beach park into a new national attraction play park under Ayrshire Growth Deal proposals. The project, named the “Maritime Mile”, will cost approximately £14 million and will look to reshape the Irvine Habourside into a national visitor destination. As well as featuring a new park area, the project will also potentially see a waterfront plaza with the upgrading of existing pontoons and slipways, an increased exhibition and event space at the National Maritime Museum.

Network Rail – Colin Field, Town Planning Manager

Network Rail are currently in the process of developing their £80m Dawlish Sea Wall which will protect the railway line, roads and surrounding areas from flooding in the future. As part of this development, a wider promenade with better access to the station footbridge will be installed. Colin will share insight into these plans, as well as how the development is impacting not only Dawlish and Newton Abbot, but the whole Exeter-Cornwall coastline.

Aberdeen City Council – Angela Scott, Chief Executive

The 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 plan was approved as part of the council’s £214m capital programme plan for 2021/22 earlier this year. 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. Angela will join the session to give more intel on this significant investment for Aberdeen and reveal how it will drive tourism into the city.

Durham County Council – Geoff Paul, Strategic and Technical Manager

Durham County Council are actively regenerating their coastal towns in an attempt to drive tourism back into the region. This includes the installation of a multi-million pound connectivity development in Seaham, as well as other development projects across other towns. Geoff will share insight into these projects, and how they will assist the tourism drive into these areas.

Coastal Partnership Network – Amy Pryor, Chair

The Coastal Partnership Network was formed to encourage discourse and collaboration between 51 Coastal Partnerships and to establish links with other coastal stakeholders to address key socio-economic issues that face our coastal communities. Working in consultation with the Coastal Communities Alliance, Natural England, the National Coastal Tourism Academy and the New Economics Foundation, the CPN has recently made the entire length of the English coast accessible for the first time, with the new England Coast Path National Trail. Amy, who is also the Technical Director at the Thames Estuary Partnership, joins us to talk about the role the CPN plays in protecting and transforming our coastal economies.

Blackpool Council – Alan Cavill, Assistant Chief Executive

Already a popular holiday destination for UK residents, Blackpool will undergo major regeneration with a wide array of major projects underway or in the pipeline. Including the Blackpool Central development, that will deliver a £300 million leisure and entertainment complex, featuring the world’s first multimedia exhibition of its kind and the most advanced virtual reality experience. Other major projects include: several new hotels, updating and modernising key streets, a new state-of-the-art conference centre, the regeneration of the Talbot Gateway and much more.

North Devon Council – Dominie Dunbrook, Senior Economic Development Officer

North Devon Council is the local authority for Barnstaple, South Molton, Ilfracombe and several other villages in North Devon. The council will be overseeing numerous regeneration initiatives over the coming years with towns such as Barnstaple, receiving £6.5m from the government’s Future High Streets Fund. Ilfracombe is another area that will see large-scale development with plans for nearly 350 homes set for approval as a part of the major southern expansion to the civil parish.

Bliss Investment Partners – Daniel Broch, Co-Founder

Bliss Investment Partners (BIP) invest in a diverse range of companies over a variety of sectors. Bliss Hotels, a BIP venture, recently acquired the 250-year head lease for the entire Southport Waterfront development from Promenade Estates. With the recent success of the Southport Town Deal, BIS are working up plans for the launch of the new Waterfront. The redevelopment alongside the town’s Marine Lake will complement the planned construction of a new Lakeside performance, events and leisure complex that would sit alongside it.

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

Heart of the South West LEP – Daniel Newman, Senior Economic Development Advisor

Covering Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay, the Heart of the South West’s £35 billion economy and 1.8 million population is equivalent to that of a major city. The LEP will oversee £50 million worth of “shovel ready” projects as a part of the Government’s £900 million Getting Building Fund to help boost the South West’s pandemic recovery. There are 19 major projects in total that will be delivered across the South West including: the £80 million Plymouth railway station redevelopment, the £30 million United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project near Redruth, a £7.8 million ‘Torquay Gateway’ train station and £3 million investment into a new watersports centre in Ilfracombe.

Associate your brand with the Seaside & Coastal Towns Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around seaside and coastal towns.

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

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

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

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

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

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

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

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

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

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

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

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

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

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

Exhibitor 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

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

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

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

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

Main Stage

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

Networking Area

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

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

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

Tickets

Event Ticket: Seaside and Coastal Towns Development Conference £80.00

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Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Monday, 27th September 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – Hopin


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