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Smart Cities Development Conference 2019

February 6 @ 0800hrs - 1615hrs

The Kings Centre, Oxford, Osney Mead, OX2 0ES

Smart Cities Development Conference 2019 | Event


The Smart Cities Development Conference is set to bring public and private sector leaders from across the built environment industry to look at how we can work together to ensure development and regeneration happening across our city regions are smart, sustainable and contribute further to the economic growth of the UK. Through a series of keynotes, panel discussions and development plan presentations we’ll delve into innovative schemes and developments which have happened to learn best practice, whilst hearing about the future vision and projects which are set to happen and how they’ll help shape the future of development happening. The conference will help the industry align on the key areas of focus whilst connecting leaders and decision makers with the industry to drive smart development in the UK.


Smart Cities Speakers Crown Estate Oxford Places for People Siemens Sarah District Technologies Argent London Scottish Canals

The conference will see:

  • 200+ Delegates.
  • 30+ VIP Speakers.
  • 15+ Exhibitors.


Alongside plenty of time to network with industry professional we’ll be hearing from some of the key decision makers and leaders from across public and private sector firms who’re at the forefront of developments across the UK’s cities to integrate smart technologies and solutions. We’ll be hearing keynote speakers to outline the key focuses and challenges our industry needs to front up to, which leads onto panel discussions and debates, with audience involvement through Q&A, to get exclusive insights, thoughts and information on what they’re doing within their regions and developments.

We’ll then watch presentations delivered on key topics within the built environment smart cities agenda such as transport and infrastructure, smart energy and low carbon developments, universities, digital and data connectivity and major sustainable developments – followed by an audience led Q&A with the view of learning about potential new schemes, procurement and development partner opportunities, exclusive insight and learnings and more.


Smart Cities Development Conference 2019 | Programme

08:00-08:50Breakfast & Networking
08:50-09:00Conference Welcome
After a morning of networking, guests will be asked to take a seat before being welcomed to the event – helping set the agenda and tone for the event. Opening the conference will be:
Susan Brown; Leader, Oxford City Council
09:00-09:30Keynote Speakers
Senior figures championing the development of smart cities from across the public and private sector set the tone for the event and share their insight.
Nicola Yates; CEO, Future Cities Catapult
09:30-10:30Smart Cities – what does it mean for the development sector? – Panel Debate
A panel discussion focused on uncovering exclusive insights, thought-provoking discussion and the sharing of best practice and knowledge amongst key industry leaders – with audience Q&A and interaction.
Chair: TBC
Crown Estate & District Technologies – Vanessa Lee Butz, Chief Executive Officer
First Base – Barry Jessup, Director
Greater London Authority/Smart London – Jen Hawes-Hewitt, Global Cities Lead
Bristol is Open – Julie Snell, Managing Director
10:30-11:00Break & Networking
11:00-12:00Transportation & Infrastructure – Presentations
Those behind major smart cities infrastructure projects and schemes will share their ambitious plans for both physical and digital connectivity and how they’ll contribute to future development through a series of presentations.
Chair: Llewelyn Morgan, Head of Innovation, Oxfordshire County Council
Scottish Canals – Catherine Topley, Chief Executive Officer
Transport Systems Catapult – Paul Campion, Chief Executive Officer
Uber – James Kelly, Head of Cities
12:00-12:45Lunch & Networking
12:45-13:45Digital Connectivity & Sustainable Energy Developments – Presentations
Presentations around the future opportunities provided by two realms – data/digital connectivity and sustainable energy and low carbon – which will be key to developments within smart cities.
Chair: Darren Gardner; Strategic Account Manager, E.ON
Oxfordshire County Council & Oxford City Council – Tony Hart, Head of Smart Oxford
Electricity North West – Steve Cox, Engineering & Technical Director
Siemens – Sarah Handley, Carbon Neutral Director
Renewable Energy Association – Dr Nina Skorupska CBE FEI, Chief Executive
13:45-14:00Break & Networking
14:00-15:00The Role of Universities Within Smart Cities – Presentations
Higher education institutions will share presentations on how they’ll be integral to the development of our future smart cities and how they’ll be tailoring and growing their estates to contribute.
Chair: Michelle Duggan; Partnership Manager, Newcastle Helix
University of Cambridge – Alexandra Bolton, Director
University of Reading – Professor Tim Dixon
University of Manchester – Professor Dave Carter
Open University – Alan Fletcher, Director
15:00-16:00Sustainable Developments – Presentations
Presentations from leading developers who’re leading the way in terms of sustainable developments and setting future schemes up to integrate into smart cities.
Chair: Phil Laycock; Director, Built Environment Networking
Newcastle Helix/Newcastle University – Michelle Duggan, Partnership Manager
Argent – Andre Gibbs, Partner
Transport for London – Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development
Places for People – Julie Alexander; Director of Technology and Innovation
16:00 – 16:15Conference Summary & Close

Smart Cities Development Conference 2019 | Exhibition

This unique conference will bring together the public and private sector to facilitate discussions and connections to try and drive and accelerate the delivery of growth within Smart Cities. 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 400+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the inaugural Smart Cities Development Conference
  • Be known as a market leader within the region
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to Regional Authorities, Government, leading private sector firms and more

details smart cities exhibit info

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


Placemarque Balfour IFC Logos Exhibitors Newcastle Helix University

Smart Cities Development Conference 2019 | Attendees

Come and join us at the Smart Cities Development Conference – one of the must-attend events in the smart cities agenda this year! Some of the companies attending include:

Adrian James Architects
Associated British Ports
Athene Communications
Balfour Beatty
Barton Willmore
Baxi Heating
Be First – London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Bennetts Associates
Bevan Brittan
Blackstone Property
Bouygues Energies & Services
Bradshaw Gass & Hope
Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Brand Vista
Bristol is Open
Bromwich Hardy
Browne Jacobson
BSI Group
Build Energy
BWB Consulting
Camelot Europe
Camelot Real Estate
Cartezia & AcceleratorIndia Ltd
Centre for Digital Built Britain
Cirrus Land
Cratus Communications
Crown Estate
District Technologies
EcoWorld London
Electric Corby
Electricity North West
Elysian Ark
Escape the Labyrinth
First Base
Future Cities Catapult
Gensler Europe
Greater London Authority (GLA)
Greengage Environmental
HKS Architects
Hoare Lea
HSP Consulting
IBI Group
IFC Group
Integrated Environmental Solutions
Knight Frank
LDA Design
Lewis Silkin
Mackley Construction
Midas Group
Mills & Reeve
MOLA Museum of London Archaeology
National Federation of Builders
Newcastle Helix
NPS Group
Open University
Oxford City Council
Oxfordshire County Council
Oxford Mail
Oxford Technology & Media
PBA now part of Stantec
Pennington Manches
Places for People
Plena Consulting
Plowman Craven
Plymouth City Council
PTS Consulting
QODA Consulting
Renewable Energy Association
Rider Levett Bucknall
Saiid Business School
Scott Brownrigg
Scottish Canals
Severn Trent Water
Smart London
Smart Oxford
Smith & Williamson
Spacecraft Consulting
Spie UK
SSE Enterprise
St Wulstands Canalside RTM
Stride Treglown
Swan Housing
The Duchy of Cornwall
Tony Hart Associates
Toolbox Group
Transport for London
Transport Systems Catapult
U+I Group
University of Cambridge
University of Manchester
University of Newcastle
University of Oxford
University of Reading
Urban Growth Company
VU City
WISE Campaign
Woods Bagot
Zaha Hadid Architects


Smart Cities Development Conference 2019 | Details


February 6
0800hrs - 1615hrs


The Kings Centre, Oxford
Osney Mead, OX2 0ES

Our conferences will connect you with construction, property and building industry professionals from both the public and private sectors – helping you build new relationships, discover exclusive regional insights into new developments and regeneration schemes, and help you reap the commercial benefits of being at the forefront of regional economic growth.

With over 70 conferences a year we’re supported by some of the leading organisations and businesses – with HS2 Ltd, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Transport for London and Transport for the North just a few of those we’re working with to shape our event and conference agendas to ensure each region’s key topics and aims are integrated into regional industry discussions.

Built Environment Networking operates in every major city and town across the UK and Ireland including: Cambridge, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Norwich, London, Newcastle, Sunderland, Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Liverpool, Cardiff, Swansea, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Chelmsford, Reading, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Lincoln, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and many more!

If you’re wanting to do more business, find new opportunities, upgrade your knowledge and network with business leaders and VIPs then our events are a must attend!

Phone our team on: 0113 390 4700