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Thames Estuary Development Conference

Wednesday, 4th November 2020 0845hrs – 1600hrs

By 2050, the Thames Estuary will be a tapestry of productive places along a global river. The Estuary will create 1.3m new jobs and generate £190bn additional GVA for the UK. At least 1m new homes will be delivered to support this growth with a plethora of commercial and industrial developments proposed to be built. With over £30bn worth of schemes in the pipeline, and many more multi-billion schemes set to be announced, be one of the first to understand how your organisation can win work from and partner with all the major project drivers to contribute to the realisation of this unprecedented regeneration ambition at the 2020 Thames Estuary Development Conference.  View Agenda >

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • 1million new homes set to be developed
  • NHS Medway’s yet to be announced 10-year estate plan
  • New waterfront community in Purfleet
  • £50m Southend Seaway Complex
  • Latest intel into Ebbsfleet Garden City
  • Peabody’s £8bn Thamesmead transformation
  • £1bn regeneration of Thurrock
  • Swan’s £1bn JV with Urban Catalyst
  • Southend’s major town centre regeneration
  • British Land’s £4bn Canada Water town
  • Ballymore’s ambitious waterside schemes

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

08:45-09:15 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.

09:15-09:45 Keynote

The Thames Estuary has potential to create 1.5m jobs and £115bn GVA to UK economy. It has a dedicated Growth Board, led by Government-appointed Envoy Kate Willard and has plans to deliver the greenest and most productive Estuary in the world. Their Action Plan, ‘The Green Blue’, which was released in July sets out the vision for driving sustainable and economic growth, regenerating infrastructure and improving transport and connectivity.

Thames Estuary Growth Board; Kate Willard, Thames Estuary Envoy & Chair

09:45-10:00 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.

10:00-11:00 Session 1: A Case For The South When Everyone Is Looking North

Private and public sector leadership provide an exclusive update on the social and political news surrounding the whole Thames Estuary ambition and give an insight into how our audience can help with challenges and opportunities.

Chair: Urban Catalyst; Ken Dytor, Chairman

Lendlease; Bek Seeley, Managing Director

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation; Ian Piper, Chief Executive

South East LEP; Sarah Dance, Deputy Chair

Port of London Authority; Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive

11:00-11:30 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.

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Building Neighbourhoods of the Future on the Thames Estuary

One million homes are needed to support economic growth for the 2050 vision. Our audience will hear from the major residential developers who will talk about their forthcoming schemes and how the supply chain can support their goals.

Swan Housing Association; Duncan Innes, Project Director

Peabody Housing Association; John Lewis, Executive Director, Thamesmead

Vattenfall Heat UK; Adriana Rodriguez Cobas Regional Director, South UK

12:30-13:00 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.

13:00-14:00 Session 3: Thames Estuary: A Post-Covid Blueprint for Growing, Green and Socially Inclusive Places

With over a million people expected to live in new communities across the estuary, public services will be designing and building new developments to cope with societal needs. This panel will comprise of the decision makers charged with delivering a major programme of works over the next 10 years.

Chair: Arcadis, Peter Hogg, Partner and UK Cities Director

University of Greenwich; Professor Jane Harrington, Vice-Chancellor

Thames Estuary 2100/Environment Agency; Cantor Mocke, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager, London

Transport for London; Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development

14:00-14:30 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.

 

14:30-15:30 Session 4: Transformational Development Initiatives

Blue-chip developers and investors showcase their forthcoming land and property development projects through a series of presentations, following by interactive Q&A.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Turnstone Estates; Tim Deacon, Director

Far East Consortium; John Connolly, Head of UK Development

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham; Lisa Dee, Head of Film

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition and 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 Thames Estuary. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Thames Estuary Growth Board – Kate Willard OBE, Chair of the Thames Estuary Growth Board

Kate is the Thames Estuary Envoy and chairs the Thames Estuary Growth Board. In addition, she is senior advisor to Esken and an independent consultant working on a diverse portfolio of infrastructure and growth projects. With a background in culture and creativity, Kate has lived and worked in Hungary, France and Belgium, working as an independent regeneration expert with the European Commission on major transnational projects in employment, social cohesion and regional development.

 

Turnstone Estates – Tim Deacon, Director

Turnstone Estates are planning to turn the Seaway Car park, Southend into a £50 million Seaway Leisure Complex which will include an IMAX Cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, restaurants, 80 room hotel and 555 parking spaces. The project has a GVA of £15 million per year and create up to 550 new jobs. The project is more important than ever and will play a vital part in the economic recovery of Southend and the wider Thames Estuary.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation – Ian Piper, Chief Executive

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation are behind the planned Ebbsfleet Garden City, a major new community on the banks of the Thames. Earlier this year they made a major land purchase, the 125 ha Ebbsfleet Central site which will allow many of the promised 15,000 homes to be delivered. The development will enable 32,000 new homes to be created, and a £7.4 million “green corridor” of active transport routes is planned.

Ian Piper Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Lendlease – Bek Seeley, European Managing Director of Development

More information to follow.

Port of London Authority – Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive

Robin Mortimer, CEO at the Port for London Authority, will cover the potential for the Thames to support the green recovery, from opportunities for transport and freight logistics supporting construction and last mile deliveries to its role as a natural asset, abundant with wildlife.  Robin will also outline how the Thames port sector, with the largest terminals in areas of multiple deprivation, also provides essential economic buoyancy and job opportunities for local communities.

Swan Housing – Duncan Innes, Project Director

Swan Housing are a major housing association managing over 11,000 homes and aiming to deliver another 10,000 by 2027. They are part of a joint venture with Urban Catalyst to carry out a £1 billion housing led regeneration of Purfleet town centre. Duncan will discuss the project, which will see 2,850 new homes delivered.

Duncan Innes Swan Housing

Peabody – John Lewis, Executive Director – Thamesmead

Peabody are one of the country’s largest housing associations and manage more than 66,000 homes across London and the South East. They are partnered with Lendlease to build more than 11,000 homes in an £8 billion project to regenerate Thamesmead. John will share details on the project, and the new community it will create.

John Lewis Peabody

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – Lisa Dee, Head of Film

The landmark Dagenham film studios project has been in the offing for several years and was given the go ahead in the summer. The project is worth £110 million and will see studios, workshops, sound stages, flexible accommodation and office space constructed on the 22-acre former Sanofi pharmaceutical site in Dagenham East. It is projected to create 1,200 jobs and £35 million per year to the region’s economy. Lisa will discuss this exciting development and how it will give a huge boost to the area’s economy.

Environment Agency – Cantor Mocke, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager, London

The sea level is predicted to rise by at least 90cm, and peak river flows are projected to rise by up to 40% by 2100. Thousands of new homes and business are planned for the Thames Estuary, many of which will be built on flood plains. As a result the Environment Agency has come up with the Thames Estuary 2100 plan to ensure the area is future proofed. The cost for the first 25 years of the plan has been estimated at £1.5 billion and Cantor will be talking about how this plan will protect the Estuary from the changes that will happen over the next 100 years.

Cantor Mocke Environment Agency

University of Greenwich – Professor Jane Harrington, Vice-Chancellor

The university are in the middle of their 5 year estates masterplan and which includes maintenance and development of some of the historic buildings that make up their campus. Professor Harrington will provide an update on the masterplan and how it will progress over the coming year.

Professor Jane Harrington University Greenwich

Arcadis – Peter Hogg, UK Cities Director

Peter is Arcadis’ UK Cities Director and City Executive for London, accountable for key activity across the UK’s leading cities and in the capital. He also leads for Arcadis on Placemaking. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with 24 years’ industry experience, he has a keen understanding of how to align built and natural assets to the vision, strategy and key priorities of our clients. He has a particular interest in creating successful cities.

Peter has been involved in some of London’ biggest infrastructure programmes of recent years including the Jubilee Line Extension, St Pancras International Station and Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

Urban Catalyst – Ken Dytor, Founder and Executive Chairman

Urban Catalyst are integral to regeneration and placemaking in the Thames Estuary, being responsible for the £1 billion Purfleet Centre Regeneration in partnership with Swan Housing and Thurrock Council. The multi-year scheme which will see an eventual 2,850 new homes alongside a vibrant town centre with shops, a new health centre, improved railway and transport facilities and employment and training opportunities developed was begun earlier this year. Ken is a central figure in the Thames Estuary project and will lend his expertise to the discussion.

Ken Dytor Urban Catalyst

Creative Estuary – Sarah Dance, Chair

Sarah Dance was named deputy chair of the SELEP in February 2020 with the task of driving investment and business growth in the South East. She is committed to ensuring the key projects in the estuary region – the Thames Estuary Production Corridor and the Lower Thames Crossing benefit local communities and the wider economy and provide a boost to the South East’s long term sustainability. She is also Chair of the Creative Estuary, a consortium of public sector and cultural organisations working together to support the Thames Estuary Production Corridor, with a programme that will transform the visibility, identity and future of the area’s creative production infrastructure, supporting more than 400 new jobs, and delivering new skills, qualifications, and apprenticeships across an area of 1.5million people.

Sarah Dance South East LEP

Far East Consortium – John Connolly, Head of UK Development

Far East Consortium are a leading international residential and mixed-use developer with big plans for the Thames Estuary, as well as other locations across the UK. They are planning a £250 million residential-led scheme in Canary Wharf, which will sit on a 49,000 square foot site opposite their ongoing Consort Place project – which comprises 634 residential units and a 230 room hotel. John will discuss their latest project, which will bring their total investment in the Estuary region to £750 million.

John Connolly Far East Consortium

Transport for London – Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development

Peter runs the TfL property development team in transforming TfL’s estate with 20m square foot of development planned over the next 10 years. TfL are working closely with the Estuary Growth Board, Transport East and Transport for the South East for a coordinated approach to infrastructure planning and development to maximise the economic benefits of the Growth Boards plan ‘the green blue’. Peter will discuss these plans and the role they are playing in supporting development in the estuary.

Peter Elliott Transport for London

Vattenfall Heat UK – Adriana Rodriguez Cobas, Regional Director, South UK

Adriana is an energy professional with 12 years’ experience in the industry, she joined Vattenfall in 2018 to set up the heat business and operations in the UK, bringing Vattenfall’s experience in energy infrastructure development and operations from Sweden, Germany and Netherlands.

Adriana is the Regional Director for England and Wales, she leads the team delivering the heat infrastructure and route to zero carbon for Argent Related’s Brent Cross Town in Barnett, as well as the partnership with Cory Riverside Energy to deliver low carbon heat to new and existing developments in East London.

Associate your brand with the Thames Estuary Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration within the Estuary.

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 Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner 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 and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, 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, the future vision for the thames corridor 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 – “Thames Estuary 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 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 – Building Neighbourhoods of the Future on the Thames Estuary

Session Three Partner – Thames Estuary: A Post-Covid Blueprint for Growing, Green and Socially Inclusive Places

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

opportunities@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.

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, 4th November 2020

Time:
0845hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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