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Sunderland & North East Development Plans 2018

Tuesday, 4th September 2018 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

The Quayside Exchange, Sunderland,

Sunderland & North East Development Plans 2018 | Event


Tony Davison Sunderland AFC ImageWe’ll be joined by some fantastic speakers in Sunderland either side of the networking periods who’ll provide an abundance of market intel and outline their development plans and projects for the future. Presentations will include details of the first phase of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park along with the future vision and how the audience can get involved.

Conference Partnership Packages

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference Partner3m x 2m41£2500View Package Details
Exhibitors Package3m x 2m24£1500View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner21£1000View Package Details
Programme Partner21£500View Package Details

Exhibitor Partner



VIP Dinner Tickets

A unique opportunity to spend quality time after the event with the speakers. Take discussions about projects and schemes, procurement opportunities and networking with decision makers into a more relaxed and open setting. The evening meal includes a formal discussion around key regional topics in the industry – accompanied by good food, wine and excellent company. Attendee to the dinner include:

  • Vivienne Clements – Henry Boot Developments
  • Les Clark – MAKE it Sunderland 
  • Others Companies: Sanderson Weatherall, Ground Developments, Bond Bryan Architects

VIP Dinner Ticket Privileges:

  • Attendance at the VIP Speakers Dinner
  • Attendance at the Evening Conference
  • VIP name badges
  • Guaranteed tickets at sold-out events

Maximum of two VIP tickets per company. Only 15 VIP tickets available per event. Restaurant Hilton Garden Inn.

Conference Overview

Employment land opportunities seem to be at the forefront of the North East’s economic strategy at the current moment with the SSI regeneration site in Redcar moving forward and the proposed International Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sunderland having recently been approved which could create more than 7,000 new jobs in the land next to Nissan. With so much going on it’s clear to see why the North East is becoming a real area for investment discussions from UK and global investors. We’re delighted to be hosting the Sunderland Development Plans Conference to bring the industry together with speakers presenting including:

  • Vivienne Clements; Director at Henry Boot Developments. She’ll be talking about the huge International Advanced Manufacturing Park which is leading the project alongside Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils. Work is set to begin on the site later this year and the presentation will include an overview of phase one, what the future vision is for the site, and how those within the industry can get involved.
  • Neil Graham; Head of Accelerated Delivery for the North East and Yorkshire at Homes England. With a lot of potential employment land within the North East the delivery of available housing will be crucial in ensuring investment into the region to fill those new roles. He’ll be talking about his role at Homes England, which sites they’re looking to bring forward more quickly and how they’ll be looking to do that within the North East.
  • Les Clark; Chief Operating Officer of Place and Economy at Make it Sunderland / Sunderland City Council. He’ll be giving an overview of the future vision for Sunderland along with the portfolio and investment opportunities around the area – and how people can get involved within the procurement opportunities and major development plans.
  • Tony Davison, Managing Director of Sunderland AFC. Tony was appointed Managing Director of Sunderland AFC earlier this year. The football club is a major part of the region – bringing thousands of visitors to the region and helping to drive the regional economy, and he’ll be sharing his vision for the clubs future and how they’ll continue to contribute to the success of the area.

We hope to be in a position to confirm additional speakers soon. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)

Sunderland & North East Development Plans 2018 | Sponsors

Conference Partnership Packages

Want to achieve huge brand awareness in front of business leaders within the North East?

Do you want to reap the commercial rewards of connecting with VIP speakers and other sponsors/attendees who’re looking to work with businesses like yours?

Here are some of the partnership opportunities available at the Sunderland and North East Development Plans Conference:

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference Partner3m x 2m41£2500View Package Details
Exhibitors Package3m x 2m24£1500View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner21£1000View Package Details
Programme Partner21£500View Package Details

Sunderland & North East Development Plans 2018 | Attendees

Over 120 delegates will join us for the Sunderland & North East Development Plans Conference – checkout a list of some of those companies set to attend:

ADP Architecture
Alleviate Consulting
Assetz Property
Balfour Beatty
Bell Munro Consulting
British Steel
Bond Bryan Architects
Bryan G Hall
Clancy Consulting
Clarke Energy
D3 Associates
DAC Beachcroft
Environmental Reclamation Services
ESH Group
Galliford Try
Gardiner & Theobald
Gentoo Homes
George F White
Green Energy Consulting
Ground Developments
Harworth Group
Henry Boot Construction
Henry Boot Developments
Homes England
Howarth Litchfield
HRS Services
Jacksons Law Firm
Lambert Smith Hampton
MAKE It Sunderland
Meldrum Construction Services
Mott MacDonald
NG Bailey
Northern Recruitment Group
Northumbrian Roads
PCCW Global Networks (UK)
Pegasus Group
Pinsent Masons
Port of Tyne
Quality Hotel Boldon
Ryder Architecture
Sanderson Weatherall
Sir Robert McAlpine
Square One Law
Sunderland AFC
Sunderland Council
Surface Property
Tata Steel
The Land Trust
Thinking Place
Turner & Townsend
VHE Construction
Vinci Construction
Ward Hadaway
Willmott Dixon
Womble Bond Dickinson

Sunderland & North East Development Plans 2018 | Details



Tuesday, 4th September 2018
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£77 – £2500
Event Category:


The Quayside Exchange