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The Space Sector & The Built Environment Conference

Friday, 2nd July 2021 0900hrs – 1240hrs

There is major investment currently being poured into the space sector, both from the public and private sectors and at least 7 potential launch sites, ranging from Cornwall to the north coast of Scotland are being considered. As well as launch sites, employment hubs, research centres and more are all in the works and the sector has the potential to be worth several billion per year to our economy in the near future.

We will bring together policy influencers, space experts as well as public and private sector leadership to share details of upcoming projects and discuss what the sector must to to remain ahead in the competitive global space sector.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Opportunities in the soon to be £400bn sector
  • Harwell Space Cluster’s expansion plans
  • The UK’s 1st vertical rocket/satellite launch sites
  • £billions in economic activity at Spaceport Cornwall

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:20 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.

09:20-10:30 Session One: The Space Sector in the UK – Attracting Inward Investment and Driving Economic Growth

A high level thought leadership discussion featuring public and private sector leadership and influencers from across the space sector. We will hear how the sector has the potential to diversify and strengthen our economy, as well as to bring investment and jobs to often ignored areas of the UK.

Session Sponsor: (Available to Sponsor)

UKSpace; Jaime Reed, Member, Trade & Export Committee

Satellite Applications Catapult; Lucy Edge, Chief Operating Officer

Aerospace Wales Forum; John Whalley, Chief Executive

10:30-11:10 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.

10:35-11:05 Breakout Session – Securing Access to Space Finance

Professor Richard Brook of the Satellite Finance Network will discuss the barriers to investment and growth in the sector, and the steps that can be taken to work around them.

Satellite Finance Network; Professor Richard Brook, Director

11:10-12:10 Session Two: Major Space Sector Development Projects; Sponsored by Foot Anstey

A selection of the organisations who are tasked with bringing the UKs space sector to life will share details of their upcoming projects which will see a number of launch sites developed across the UK. We will hear about the difficulties thjey are overcoming, who they are looking to work alongside and the potential economic impact they could have for the UK.

Chair: Foot Anstey; John Catchpole, Legal Director

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council); Joe MacPhee, Head of Economic Development & Planning

Harwell Space Cluster; Joanna Hart, Development Manager

Spaceport Cornwall; Melissa Thorpe, Head of Spaceport Cornwall

12:10-12:40 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 the space sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Satellite Applications Catapult – Lucy Edge, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of the Satellite Applications Catapult Lucy is responsible for supporting enterprises across the UK in understanding and exploiting the potential of space and satellites to create opportunities and transform businesses. With a background in Physics and Engineering, Lucy’s career to date has involved the launch of satellites from a few kilograms to a few tonnes, building a satellite operations centre in West Cornwall and setting up the Disruptive Innovation for Space Centre with the Catapult team. Many see the growing space industry as a potential source of economic growth; Lucy also sees it as a way of improving the future for everyone, and of building connections between people and communities that will transform the way we relate to each other.

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) – Joe MacPhee, Head of Economic Development & Planning

The Western Isles Council, alongside Highlands & Islands Enterprise, QinetiQ and private investors are behind plans for Spaceport 1, a proposed vertical launch rocket site on the island of North Uist. The site would be used to launch rockets to access sun synchronous and polar orbits, and would be the first facility of its kind anywhere in the UK. It has the potential to have a transformative impact on the local economy, providing much needed jobs and long term economic benefits. Joe will outline these plans and discuss how they are looking to work alongside partners to bring them to fruition.

 

Harwell Space Cluster – Dr Joanna Hart, Development Manager

The Harwell Space Cluster is Europe’s most concentrated group of space organisations, with a 10 year strategy which could see it dramatically increase in size to reach 200 organisations collectively employing more than 5,000 people by 2030.  A 32,000 sq ft addition to the development was recently announced, to meet the ever increasing demand and Joanna will discuss this project, as well as the wider Space Cluster vision.

Ukspace – Jaime Reed, Member, Trade & Export Committee

UKspace is the trade association of the British space industry, representing and promoting space to government and other key stakeholders nationally and internationally. Jaime will provide an overview of the UK’s space industry and discuss what it needs to enable it to continue expanding to provide the greatest benefit to our economy.

Spaceport Cornwall – Melissa Thorpe, Head of Spaceport Cornwall

Spaceport Cornwall is at an exciting point, with the first launch of the Virgin Orbit system set for 2022. Eight years after the start of the project horizontal launches of satellites will begin, and Cornwall will realise it’s ambition of being the UK’s first launch site. The project has the potential to deliver billions of pounds worth of economic growth to the South West, and we will hear an update on the scheme as it comes close to fruition.

Aerospace Wales Forum – John Whalley, Chief Executive

John has 50 years’ experience in the aerospace, space and defence industries. As part of his current portfolio he has been Chief Executive of the Aerospace Wales Forum (an Industry Wales company) since its foundation in 2002. The Forum represents 160 companies in Wales including branches of six of the world’s top ten aerospace, space and defence companies and provides advice on strategy and industry matters to the Welsh Government.

Satellite Finance Network – Professor Richard Brook, Director

The Satellite Finance Network (SFN) is a network of individuals and organisations from the finance, legal, insurance, government and space technology and applications communities, from start-ups and small companies to industry leaders, with a common interest in delivering satellite and space-enabled projects to domestic and export markets around the world.

Professor Brook will provide some thought leadership on the work they are doing to help organisations secure access to finance, and encourage growth in the sector by providing assistance in working around barriers to investment and growth.

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

Foot Anstey – John Catchpole, Legal Director

Foot Anstey is one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms. It is a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals across a number of core sectors, including Development, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Private Equity. The firm has specialist expertise in delivering legal advice and solutions to businesses and organisations in the rapidly growing commercial space sector.

John Catchpole is a Legal Director and infrastructure lawyer with a passion for space, leading Foot Anstey’s team of space sector focussed lawyers to support businesses and organisations in the upstream and the downstream segments. John has extensive experience in delivering a broad range of complex development and infrastructure projects.

Associate your brand with the The Space Sector & The Built Environment Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the space sector.

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: Major Space Sector Development Projects 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

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 – “The Space Sector & The Built Environment 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

Session Two Partner: Major Space Sector Development Projects

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 and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.

Tickets

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Details

Date:
Friday, 2nd July 2021

Time:
0900hrs – 1240hrs

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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