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Sheffield City Region Development Conference

Friday, 3rd July 2020 1000hrs – 1700hrs

This conference will focus on driving economic growth within the Sheffield City Region – with future developments totalling £20bn+ set to be discussed.

Sheffield is thriving – with investment at an all time high and major regeneration programmes set to take place across the city it’s an exciting period. The £1.5bn transformation of Sheffield coupled with the arrival of HS2 and focus on the Northern Powerhouse will only see these trends continue – and future investment and development will be the focus of this event.

We’ll be gathering over 300 stakeholders and business decision makers for this virtual event who’ll be hearing from key developers and investors on subjects such as:

* £3bn Doncaster Sheffield Airport masterplan* Sheffield Hallam’s £800m estate strategy
* The £1.5bn masterplan to transform Sheffield* Large scale regeneration of Barnsley town centre
* 9 highlighted development sites in Doncaster* Harworth Group’s multi large-scale regenerations
* Sheffield City Region’s £350m programme* Unity – a major game-changing development
* Capital & Centric’s first entry into Sheffield* And much more…

Speakers Include:

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Agenda and Programme:

10:00-10:30 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with a networking chatroom, exhibitor area, video chats and more.

10:30-10:45 Keynote

We’ll kickstart the conference with a passionate and inspirational keynote which sets to tone for the city region’s ambitious plans for the future.

Sheffield City Region; Dave Smith, Chief Executive Officer

10:45-11:00 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.

11:00-12:00 Session One – Driving Economic Growth in the Sheffield City Region

In this session we’ll be gathering a mix of public and private sector names – including the most influential in the region – to discuss how collaborative working with drive economic growth, the foundations being put in place and the future vision. 

Chair; Kennedys; Helen Johnson, Partner

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council; David Shepherd, Director of Regeneration & Culture

Doncaster Sheffield Airport; Liz Askam, Property Manager

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council; Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director for Development

Godwin Developments; Stuart Pratt, Group Development Director

12:00-13:00 Networking, Exhibition & Breakout Session

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.

We’ll also be hosting a break-out session for your viewing:

12:15-12:45 (Breakout Session) Unity – Doncaster’s Game Changing Development

In this session we will take an in-depth look at Waystone Hargreave’s 618 acre project which will inject £900 million into the region’s economy and create up to 7,000 jobs, thousands of new homes, a marina, a transport hub and more.

Waystone Hargreaves Land; Lee Weatherall, Senior Planning & Development Manager

13:00-14:00 Session Two – Major Development Plans

From the £1.5bn Sheffield masterplan to major new employment zones, regeneration schemes and more. We’ll take a look at the biggest projects set to come forward by the major developers leading the way in the region.

Chair: Sheffield Property Association; Martin McKervey, Chair

Sheffield Hallam University; Dan Ladbury, Director of Estates & Facilities

Harworth Group; Peter Henry, Regional Director, Yorkshire & Central.

Willmott Dixon; Julia Barratt, Chief Sustainability Officer

14:00-15:00 Networking, Exhibition & Breakout Session

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.

We’ll also be hosting a break-out session for your viewing:

14:15-14:45 (Breakout Session) Capital & Centric – Game Changing Investment in Sheffield

After touring Sheffield and speaking to the local people, Tim was convinced he needed to invest and develop in the city. In this session we will hear about Capital & Centric’s current developments in Sheffield and look forward to their future investment in the city which could top £200 million over the next 5 to 10 years.

Capital & Centric; Tim Heatley, Co-Founder

15:00-16:00 Session Three – Housing & Residential Projects

With an influx of new development and employment sites in Sheffield there has is a need to accelerate housing delivery across the region and in this session we’ll hear from the key decision makers at numerous housebuilders and city centre living developers who’ll discuss their plans – from tradition builds, modular homes, BTR, city centre living and more.

Chair: Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

HBD; Tom Wheldon, Director and Head of Yorkshire & North East

Sheffield City Council; Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing

Forge New Homes; Andy Beattie, Project Director

16:00-17:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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This unique online conference will bring together the construction industry to discuss and debate the future development opportunities in the Sheffield City Region. 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.

Sometimes people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands at physical events – but being online this will see enquiries and interest in your brand peak – with enquiries and questions flooding into your stand.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 300+ delegates and connect to them via our online exhibition hall
  • Video chat with potential clients and customers interested in finding out more about your company
  • Share downloadable literature and documents with those who attend your stand
  • Private message those attending the event in our networking forum
  • Be part of the annual Sheffield City Region Development Conference
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors, contractors, consultants, architects and more
  • Reduce the cost and overheads by utilising our online platform and conferences

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:

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the Sheffield City Region Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the future of this thriving region.

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 Sold Out
VIP Room Sponsor 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 – “Sheffield City Region 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 One Partner: Driving Economic Growth in the Sheffield City Region

Session Two Partner: Major Development Plans

VIP Room Sponsor

£1,500+VAT

This package gives you an opportunity to sponsor the VIP Room – an exclusive invite only area of the event where speakers, invited VIP guests and sponsors can gather. This room enables all to actively video chat – and as the VIP Room Sponsor you’ll be able to host all of those who enter and manage the conversation throughout the day. It includes:

  • Become the official Host of the VIP Room
  • Branding within the VIP Room
  • Option to invite selected guests to the VIP Room alongside speakers 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

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.

We have an excellent line-up of speakers who’ll be joining us for this event to share their expert knowledge. They include:

Sheffield Hallam University – Dan Ladbury, Director of Estates & Facilities

A world leading research centre which forms part of the first phase of Sheffield Hallam’s 20 year Masterplan was opened in late January. Dan will update us on further phases of the university’s masterplan, refurbishing the Students’ Union building, creating a University Green and improving the current estate.

 

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council – David Shepherd, Director of Regeneration and Culture

Barnsley’s town centre is currently undergoing major regeneration in the form of ‘The Glass Works.’ David will update us on the progress of this project and look ahead to future regeneration and major projects in the South Yorkshire town.

 

Doncaster Sheffield Airport – Liz Askam, Property Manager

£1.6bn of construction investment planned as part of their ambitious masterplan which includes 1.5m sq ft of airside development, 3m sq ft of logistics and advanced manufacturing space, 3,000 new homes and retail, hotel and leisure complexes. Liz will give us insight into the masterplan, the £10 million expansion announced at the end of January 2020 and future development plans at the airport.

 

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council – Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director for Development

Doncaster is currently seeing major regeneration in 9 developments zones as part of its town centre masterplan; new retail space, a new museum and library, a cinema complex, a train station face-lift and more are part of the plans to transform the town.

 

Harworth Group – Peter Henry, Regional Director, Yorkshire & Central

Harworth have recently revealed plans for the second and third phases of the Gateway 36 development near Barnsley, a 1.1 million sq ft development which could support the creation of up to 2,500 jobs in the region. Peter will reveal how this development will benefit the Sheffield City region and look ahead to Harworth’s future plans in Yorkshire.

 

Kennedys – Helen Johnson, Partner

Helen is head of real estate & construction at Kennedys Law LLP. Helen specialises in construction projects and disputes, and acts for developers, contractors and professional consultants. Helen has lived in Sheffield for 12 years and is an executive board member of Sheffield Property Association.

Kennedys is a global law firm comprised of over 2,000 people, in 58 offices in 22 countries across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, UAE and the Americas.

Our vision is to become the go-to firm for straightforward, expert legal advice, wherever in the world our clients require it. Drawing on the extensive resources and expertise of our global network, we are committed to providing a seamless service to our clients, wherever they may be.

 

Sheffield City Region – Dave Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Dave heads up the team responsible for delivering its £350m programme to drive prosperity across the region and its 68,000 businesses.

He works with an immensely strong private-public partnership which has helped create investment-ready opportunities for many foreign owned companies with a base in the region.

On this event he’ll share details on how they’re working to attract most investment and unlock more development across the city region.

HBD – Tom Wheldon, Regional Director, Yorkshire & North East

With 4 million square feet of development in the pipeline at Sunderland’s 370 acre International Advanced Manufacturing Park, HBD are one of the region’s most active development players. On this session Tom will go into detail on the concepts behind the schemes, the timeline for delivery and their ultimate development ambition for the future in the North East.

Waystone Hargreaves Land – Lee Weatherall, Senior Planning & Development Manager

Waystone Hargreaves Land have massive plans for Doncaster; a new 800,000 sq ft regional distribution centre and training facility that will create more than 1,000 jobs. This scheme is part of the Unity development which will see over 2 million sq ft of employment space, 3,100 new homes, a new marina, school, transport hub and open spaces be built over the coming years.

Willmott Dixon – Julia Barratt, Chief Sustainability Officer

Julia Barrett has led Willmott Dixon’s sustainability agenda since 2012.     Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group.  Founded in 1852, it creates value for customers, stakeholders and communities by working in a sustainable and responsible way to shape the built environment and make a positive impact to society’s well-being.

Julia chairs the company’s Gender Diversity Steering Group and is a board member of both the Aldersgate Group and Supply Chain Sustainability School. She is passionate about sustainability, and inspiring and leading change across the built environment sector.

An experienced environment and sustainability professional, Julia is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.  She previously worked for Cambridgeshire County Council, the Environment Agency and ICI in various technical and commercial roles.

Godwin Developments – Stuart Pratt, Group Development Director

Having recently acquired a one acre site in Sheffield to develop a 300 home BTR scheme, Stuart will join the panel to discuss the strategic importance of the Sheffield City Region and why the Godwin Group see the city of Sheffield as a great place to develop.

 

Capital & Centric – Tim Heatley, Co-Founder

Last year Tim announced that he wanted to spend up to £200m in Sheffield over the next 5 to 10 years and has since announce a £21 million scheme in the city. We’ll hear what further future plans Capital & Centric have for the city and what this investment will mean for Sheffield’s people.

Sheffield City Council – Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing & Neighbourhoods

Sheffield Council is investing heavily in council housing over the coming decade, with £500 million already proposed to building new housing and improving existing council homes. Janet will tell us more about the councils plans which could see over 3,000 new council home built over the next 10 years.

 

Forge New Homes – Andy Beattie, Project Director

Backed by 5 leading housing associations in South Yorkshire, Forge New Homes are breaking into the market with their first scheme in the Sheffield City Region. Keen to grow and forge new partnerships, Andy will take us through their ambitious plans and future pipeline.

 

Sheffield Property Association – Martin McKervey, Chair

Martin is Chair of the Sheffield Property Association (the S-PA), an independent association of individuals and organisations with an interest in land, property and development in Sheffield and the City Region. The S-PA is the collective voice of property in Sheffield.  It exists to inform policy-makers, promote investment and drive economic prosperity across the city. The S-PA was forged in the city as the only formally constituted Property Association outside of London. It showcases the city at home and abroad and seeks to ensure that Sheffield resonates positively in our nation’s capital and around the world.

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Date:
Friday, 3rd July 2020

Time:
1000hrs – 1700hrs

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