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Developing Cities for the Future Conference

Wednesday, 30th June 2021 0920hrs – 1500hrs

The challenges of the past 12 months have brought a renewed focus on the need to integrate new technologies into the fabric of our cities, to effectively manage everything from transport to utilities, public spaces and communication.

This event is our biannual dive into the world of smart and connected cities as we showcase the projects that are making our cities smarter, safer, more connected and efficient and give a platform to the public and private sector leadership behind them.

With major projects and schemes set to be discussed, the event 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.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Lendlease’s use of smart tech on their developments
  • TfGM’s smart transport strategy
  • Brent Cross Town
  • E.ON’s investment in City Energy Transformation
  • Sunderland’s work to become smart city of the year
  • Tottenham Hale

Speakers include:

Associate your brand with the Developing Cities for the Future Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around infrastructure.

Packages available include:

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
Session Two Partner: Smart Technology in Housing Development: Creating Sustainable, Connected and Healthy Places Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

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 – “The Futuristic Infrastructure 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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Two Partner: Smart Technology in Housing Development: Creating Sustainable, Connected and Healthy Places

ABB

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’

Best Practice Partner

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Best Practice Partner

Exhibitor Partner

£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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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 webinars…

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.

09:20-09:50 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.

09:50-11:00 Session One: The Renewed Importance of Smart Cities in 2021

Over the last 12 months the importance of adopting digital strategies and the use of smart technology has been reinforced, and there has been an even greater understanding of the role tech can place in creating urban resilience. A group of public and private sector leadership will join us for a thought leadership style discussion on the renewed importance of smart cities and what the future holds for the sector.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

E.ON UK; Phillip McDermott, City Energy Transformation Lead

Nesta Challenges; Kathy Nothstine, Head of Future Cities

Other speakers TBC

11:00-11:10 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.

11:10-11:30 Best Practice Presentation Partner; Sponsored by The Kensa Group

The Kensa Group; Speaker TBC

11:30-11:40 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.

11:40-12:40 Session Two: Smart Technology in Housing Development: Creating Sustainable, Connected and Healthy Places; Sponsored by ABB

Our panel of residential and mixed use development experts join us to share their forthcoming development plans and discuss how they are using technology to make increase resident wellbeing and meet net-zero goals.

Chair: ABB; Speaker TBC

Romal Capital; Greg Malouf, Founder & Chief Executive

Lendlease; Rupert Green, Technology Architect, Smart Buildings & Places

Argent; Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy

12:40-12:50 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.

12:50-13:10 Best Practice Session; Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric; Speaker TBC

13:10-13:20 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.

13:20-14:20 Session Three: The Future of Public Estates

A selection of public sector property experts will discuss how they will incorporate smart technology to increase mobility, reduce inequality and futureproof our public estates with a series of presentations followed by audience Q&A and interaction.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Belfast City Council; James Noakes, City Innovation Broker

Transport for Greater Manchester; Ian Inglis, Senior Project Manager

Sunderland City Council; Liz St Louis, Assistant Director, Smart Cities

14:20-15:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Romal Capital – Greg Malouf, Founder & Chief Executive

Romal Capital are behind a £100 million plan to transform a derelict site in Liverpool into a thriving waterfront community, brimming with smart technology. The scheme will include 330 highly sustainable smart homes as well as retail space, amenities and a regenerated historic waterfront. The smart homes will include power usage monitoring systems, solar panels and EV charging stations. Greg will discuss the use of smart technology in the development and how it will help create a sustainable and futureproofed neighbourhood.

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Nesta Challenges – Kathy Nothstine, Head of Future Cities

At Nesta Challenges, Kathy is the Lead for Future Cities, where she focuses on place-based innovation and empowering cities to shape their destiny. Kathy is passionate about cities and communities, and has over a decade of experience in urban planning and working with local governments. She has designed and delivered capacity-building and technical assistance programmes to identify and scale up transformative new approaches to creating stronger communities and economies based on local assets and place-based strategies. She has worked on rural and urban development and regeneration schemes, planning proposals and transport plans in the public and private sector.

Belfast City Council – James Noakes, City Innovation Broker

James is a renowned expert in smart cities and works on the city’s exciting smart city programme, supporting the £350 million Belfast City Deal. Smart Belfast’s projects include a £33m scheme to develop a zero emission ferry, the introduction of smart loading zones which will help cut congestion and pollution and an £8m project to use innovative means of regenerating the historic ‘Maritime Mile’ along the city’s waterfront. Prior to his current role he was Assistant Mayor for Liverpool where his responsibilities included  Liverpool’s smart city programme, he oversaw £2bn in infrastructure investment and embedded smart cities thinking into the fabric of the council.

Argent – Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy

Argent is well-known for delivering some of the best mixed-use developments in the UK. The developers are always at the forefront in delivering smart technology and working within sustainability targets. With a number of ongoing projects, such as Tottenham Hale and Brent Cross Town, Claudine joins us to offer insight into the advancements Argent has made regarding construction technology and will highlight innovations that ensure their developments are sustainable and fit for our future cities.

 

Lendlease – Rupert Green, Technology Architect, Smart Buildings & Places

Rupert has been working in the field of Smart Cities and urban energy systems for 15 years. He is a past member of the Greater London Authority Smart London Board and has spoken at UK and global smart city events on the role that digital technology can play in facilitating urban regeneration. In his role at Lendlease he is responsible for formulating and implementing Digital Technology strategy for their European projects.  He is currently working across a number of high profile urban regeneration schemes, including Euston HS2 over-station development, Silvertown, Elephant & Castle, International Quarter London, Birmingham Smithfield and Milan Innovation District.

Sunderland City Council – Liz St Louis, Assistant Director, Smart Cities

Sunderland was named UK smart city of the year for 2020 for its forward thinking approach and the pace at which they are driving forward projects to embed an augmented digital infrastructure. The city council are moving forward with projects including upgrades to vital digital infrastructure connecting the city through the continuing rollout of free ultrafast public wi-fi with download speeds surpassing the first 5G cities, expansion of the National Assistive Technologies test-bed, delivering solutions to enable vulnerable people to live safely at home, reducing social care intervention and the implementation of transport solutions for traffic mapping to inform future traffic flow and allow real-time traffic management.

 

Transport for Greater Manchester – Ian Inglis, Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester, Ian is responsible for the programme management of externally funded, innovative projects. Prior to this, he worked on a number of high-profile policy and infrastructure projects, including the GM Congestion Deal and the Leigh-Ellenbrook Guided Busway. Ian has also worked in an operations management role within TfGM and served as an Army Officer for six years. He will discuss TfGM’s smart cities strategy and a number of projects they are working on including smart traffic signals, connected and autonomous vehicles, AI controlled traffic junctions and more.

E.ON UK – Phillip McDermott, City Energy Transformation Lead

E.ON have been partnering with cities in the UK and Europe for more than 30 years and have been using smart technologies to create decarbonised, smart local energy systems, drive energy efficiency and renewable generation, enable electrified transport and even satellite heat mapping. They have invested heavily to achieve these aims with £600m in domestic energy efficiency funding, £215m in bio-energy projects and £75m in city energy solutions spent in the past 10 year. Philip will discuss E.ON’s work to use technology to help cities tackle the climate emergency, whilst also becoming better places to live, learn and work.

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

ABB – Speaker, TBC

Schneider Electric – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

The Kensa Group – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Developing Cities for the Future Conference £80.00

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Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Time:
0920hrs – 1500hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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