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Seaside Towns Development & Regeneration Conference

Thursday, 15th October 2020 0930hrs – 1630hrs

This event will focus on the regeneration and development of seaside towns – reviewing successful projects, ambitious masterplans, and future visions which reveal potential work opportunities and regenerate plans.

With over 11,000 miles of beach-line in the UK it’s no surprise that seaside towns are amongst the leading tourist destinations across the UK. But these once thriving locations are now having to re-design and re-develop themselves to continue being a destination that attracts tourists. And these towns are also having to re-position themselves for the future, with a need to regenerate with the existing and future communities in mind.

At this event we’ll be hearing from a mixture of leading figures who’ve successfully regenerated or those who’re looking to bring forward major development masterplans to transform their seaside towns into thriving destinations once more.

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:30-10:00 Doors Open & Networking

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

10:00-10:30 Session One: Seaside Town I

One of Britain’s main seaside town’s will discuss their regeneration and development ambitions in an attempt to increase economic growth and bring forward schemes which will act as a catalyst for wider investment and regeneration.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

10:30-10:45 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

10:45-11:15 Session Two: Transforming Southend-on-Sea

As home to the world’d longest pier, Southend-on-Sea is a hotspot for tourism with over 7.5m visitors every year to the town. We’ll hear about the council’s ambitious plans for the town, the £500m Better Queensway scheme, and the development being enabled by the growth of the Airport and connectivity to London as they reposition themselves as not only a place to visit – but one to work, live and play.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Alison Griffin, Chief Executive

11:15-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

11:30-12:00 Session Three: Mablethorpe & Skegness – The Lincolnshire Coast

As two of the hardest-hit coastal towns in the country due to the pandemic, Mablethorpe and Skegness are currently undergoing massive transformation as part of the government’s ‘Town Fund Programme’. This includes an initial £1.25m influx aimed at regenerating the coastal line, alongside driving tourism and investment into the area which will be followed by an application for further funding. We will be hearing from East Lindsey Council who will be able to shed light on their ambitious transformation plans for the Lincolnshire Coast.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

East Lindsey District Council; Lydia Rusling, Head of Economic Development & Growth

12:00-12:15 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

12:15-12:45 Session Four: Regeneration Plans: Weston-Super-Mare

Weston-Super-Mare is widely regarded as one of the iconic seaside resorts in England. Steeped with Victorian history, the town has seen tourists flock to the area for years to experience the vast waterfront and rich heritage. The town is undergoing several multi-million pound regeneration projects, with highways being restored and houses being built. North Somerset Council will be able to showcase their plans for restoring the town.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

North Somerset Council; Jo Walker, Chief Executive

12:45-13:15 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

13:15-13:45 Session Five: The Regeneration of Torquay and Paignton

Having applied for a share of the £3.6bn Town Deal Fund on top of an already existing budget of over £100m for regeneration, Torbay Council are putting together proposals focusing on development and regeneration for Torquay and Paignton. Being the home of the ‘English Riveria’, the coastline attracts tourists from all over the nation to experience their seaside promenades. In this session we will hear from Torbay Council and their upcoming regeneration and development plans.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Torbay Council; Alan Denby, Director of Economic Strategy

13:45-14:00 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

14:00-14:30 Session Six: Regeneration Plans: Southport & Bootle

The region of Sefton covers some of the North West’s most popular seaside destinations including Southport and Bootle – both of which have big plans in the pipeline. Southport has initial plans to regenerate through a £25m town centre scheme which will drive additional development, whilst Bootle are utilising the local canals on the River Mersey to bring fresh investment to the area.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Sefton Council – Dwayne Johnson, Chief Executive

14:30-14:45 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

14:45-15:15 Session Seven: Regeneration Plans: Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar and Cleveland Council covers some of the most visited beaches in the North East of England, including Saltburn, Redcar and Guisborough, whilst also hosting small towns such as Brotton, Eston and Skelton. With regeneration necessary in order to attract tourists, we will hear from the Council about their upcoming and ongoing regeneration plans and how these will help attract visitors to their seaside towns.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council; Angela Brockbank, Head of Place Investment

15:15-15:30 Networking & Exhibition

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

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

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

15:30-16:00 Sesssion Eight: Regeneration Plans: Clacton-on-Sea

The Tendring district is home to Clacton-on-Sea alongside multiple other seaside towns. In this session we will hear from the council about their application to the government’s Future High Streets Fund, and their regeneration plans to revive the struggling town centres and drive tourism back into the district.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Tendring District Council; Michael Carran, Assistant Director, Economic Growth & Leisure

16:00-16:15 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Alison Griffin, Chief Executive

Southend Borough Council have recently announced the ‘Better Queensway’ project to redevelop Southend Town Centre. The £500m development which will provide up to 1,700 new homes, alongside green spaces and plazas. As Chief Executive, Alison will be able to explain the Council’s goals with this development, alongside how it will impact economic growth and any future plans in the pipeline.

Alison Griffin Southend

Sefton Council – Dwayne Johnson, Chief Executive

Sefton Council are currently undertaking many projects including the development of a theatre and conference centre on Southport Waterfront, as well as the £25m development of Southport Town Centre through the Government’s ‘Town Fund’. This investment will cover more than just Southport Town Centre, it will also cover Ainsdale on Sea and the nature reserve in Marshside. As Chief Executive, Dwayne will be able to share thought leadership behind these projects as well as future plans for the Southport area.

North Somerset Council – Jo Walker, Chief Executive

With plans to build up to 400 new homes with the potential for shops and offices, North Somerset Council are working hard to regenerate the town centre of Weston-Super-Mare in an attempt to make the town a more attractive place to live and work. There are also plans to improve public highways thanks to a £4.5m grant from the Department for Transport and Local Growth Fund. Jo will be able to explain these initiatives in further detail whilst explaining how they will impact the area.

East Lindsey District Council – Lydia Rusling, Head of Economic Development

As the lead officer of the Town Fund Deal for Mablethorpe and Skegness, Lydia is best placed to discuss how the deal will assist Mablethorpe and Skegness to bounce back following Covid-19 and the regeneration schemes in the pipeline. Lydia will also be able to share how the application for further funding will assist the council to achieve their ‘Connected Coast’ Campaign.

Torbay Council – Alan Denby, Director of Economic Strategy

With over £100m of regeneration and development schemes in the pipeline for Torbay Council, in an attempt to take Torbay forwards, there is lots to be excited about for the area. Schemes include a £32m redevelopment to create a new a Hilton Hotel, alongside offices and shops, and the development of a 13 – screen cinema on the site of the old BHS store. As Director of Economic Strategy and leader on the local Town Deal fund, Alan is best placed to share insight into these developments, and talk further about regeneration plans for the area.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council – Angela Brockbank, Head of Place Investment

As Head of Place Investment at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Angela will be able to share insight into the upcoming and ongoing regeneration plans including the £25m Redcar Town Deal, the £10m Loftus Future High Streets Fund and the plans to invest up to £80m over the next four years.

Tendring District Council – Michael Carran, Assistant Director, Economic Growth & Leisure

As Assistant Director for Economic Growth & Leisure, Michael is best placed to share insight into the future development and regeneration plans for Clacton-on-Sea, alongside how these plans will drive tourism back into the seaside town. Michael will also be able to showcase how the grant from the Future High Streets Fund will impact the wider district of Tendring.

 

Associate your brand with the Seaside Towns Development & Regeneration Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the transformation of these 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 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 Towns Development & Regeneration 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

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 Towns Development & Regeneration Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 15th October 2020

Time:
0930hrs – 1630hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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