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Tomorrow’s Net Zero Conference

Wednesday, 7th September 2022 0800hrs – Wednesday, 7th September 2022 1700hrs

Kensington Town Hall, London, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

This conference will focus on how we as an industry can help tackle the climate emergency and build a better, more sustainable UK – Tomorrow’s Net Zero. The conference will delve into intel on over £85 billion worth of sustainable capital development projects throughout the commercial, mixed-use, residential, regeneration and energy generation sectors, as well as an opportunity to interact with policy makers from across the country.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • LGIM’s Net Zero Strategy across £21bn portfolio
  • Latest on EDF’s £8bn Sizewell C scheme
  • DfE’s £3bn next generation schools framework
  • Intel on Muse’s £2.6bn sustainable pipeline
  • 11 new energy plants by Peel – £1.5bn in projects
  • £3.5bn Mersey Tidal Power Project
  • Grosvenor’s 6000+ net zero housing pipeline
  • £300m investment from Assura
  • Baring’s ESG strategy on £250m+ UK Investment
  • Three new Sheffield Hallam Uni developments
  • National Housing Group’s plans for 66,000 homes
  • St. Modwen Homes’ sustainable 1,100 home pipeline
  • Siemens plans to achieve net-zero by 2030
  • £Billions in sustainable development in Nottingham
  • Orbit’s plans to retrofit 45,000 homes 
  • BEIS’ £3.5BN Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund
  • Cabinet Office’s net-zero office plans
  • £20bn worth of sustainable TFL led development
  • Over £8bn in net zero Lendlease development
  • Intel on c.£5bn sustainability investment by Fraser’s
  • £4bn University of Oxford development plans
  • Midlands Connect’s £3.5bn sustainable rail strategy
  • 13,000 new sustainable homes from Peel L&P
  • £1.7bn Swansea Tidal project
  • £1bn annual National Grid investment
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy’s £600m SAF facility
  • £500m+ in sustainable Grosvenor development
  • Intel on BEIS’ £288m green heating fund
  • Shaftsbury’s multi-billion pound portfolio retrofit
  • Exclusive intel on new Hydrogen Plant in South Lincs
  • The Crown Estate’s 3,000+ turbines development
  • Decarbonising Fiera’s £4.9billion portfolio
  • Crown Estate’s plans for £15.6bn portfolio
  • £Billions in HS2 net-zero opportunities

Speakers Include:

Over the coming months, we’ll be working to announce the programme for the event. Over 60 speakers will join us on the auditorium stages throughout the two-day event. Here’s a look at some of the activities taking place:

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:15 Conference Welcome and Keynote

We’ll kickstart the event with a conference intro to set the tone for the event proceedings to come before an inspirational keynote speaker takes to the stage.

UK Green Building Council; Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive

09:15-10:00 Session One: Time is Running Out – What Does Tomorrow's Net Zero Look Like?; Sponsored by Buro Happold

Some of the biggest names in the industry will come together to discuss the UK’s Net Zero targets and whether they are achievable whilst also debating how we can build Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain – touching on development, regeneration, infrastructure, green retrofit and what needs to change within the sector to achieve these goals, with emphasis on the need for a collaborative working across the industry.

Chair: Buro Happold; Smith Mordak, Director of Sustainability & Physics

LGIM Real Assets; Shuen Chan, Head of ESG

Siemens PLC; Carl Ennis, Chief Executive Officer

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; Jessica Skilbeck, Director, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero Buildings & Industry

Harworth Group; Peter Henry, Director of Sustainability

Birmingham City Council; Ellie Horwitch-Smith – Assistant Director for Route to Zero Carbon

10:00-10:45 Break and Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break – with refreshments included.

10:45-11:30 Session Two: Tomorrow’s Net Zero Transport Journey; Sponsored by Costain

This session will focus on the role of sustainable transport in Tomorrow’s Net Zero – looking at the role the built environment must play in delivering this. The industry needs to make changes – moving towards a net zero mindset and developing infrastructure in physical terms but also a change of mindset to create sustainable communities and economies. This session will explore the myriad of benefits that green transport solutions can have when integrated into new and existing developments as well as exploring major sustainable infrastructure projects.

Chair: Costain; Jamie Colquhoun, Transport Energy and Clean Mobility Adviser

Sustrans; Clare Maltby, Director, Midlands and East of England

Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK; Jeff Ovens, Managing Director UK & Europe

Midlands Connect; Karen Heppenstall, Head of Rail

MAG Group; Adam Freeman, Head of Environmental Strategy and ESG

HS2 Ltd; Andrew Cubitt, Procurement & Supply Chain Director

11:30-12:15 Session Three: Maintaining and Upgrading Healthcare Estates for Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain; Sponsored by ABB

With a selection of hospitals selected by the Department for Health for major estates investment and a backlog maintenance bill of £9bn in the NHS, this panel brings together project leaders behind some of these schemes that will be taking shape soon to discuss their approach to delivery while tackling zero carbon agenda, technological advancements, and patient demand to create Tomorrow’s Net Zero healthcare.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Fahmida Nisa, Event Host

ABB; Sekhar Chakraborty, Market Development Manager, Digital

Built Environment Networking; Fahmida Nisa, Project Manager

Assura; Tim Bell, Sustainability Lead

Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust; Sirina Blankson, Sustainability Lead

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Peter Leighton-Jones, Head of Sustainability

12:15-13:15 Lunch and Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the lunch break – with refreshments and food provided

13:15-14:00 Session Four: Delivering for Tomorrow’s Net Zero Jobs; Sponsored by HAYS

£12bn is being invested into creating 250,000 highly skilled green energy jobs by 2030 by the UK government and thousands green construction jobs will be needed over the coming decades. In this session delegates will hear from policy makers, experts and major stakeholders about the details and viability underpinning the demand for Tomorrow’s Net Zero jobs and discuss the skills needed to achieve those ambitions.

Chair: HAYS; Paul Gosling, National Director – Sustainability

University of Lancaster; Professor Jessica Davies, Director, Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership; Michelle Sacks, Deputy Chief Executive (Growth)

UK Atomic Energy Authority; Paul Methven, STEP Director

Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment; Sarah Mukherjee MBE, Chief Executive Officer

14:00-14:30 Session Five: Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero Through Tidal and Water Based Power and Regeneration

We will hear from major developers, councils and investors about their multi-billion pound schemes to generate emissions-free electricity using tidal energy sources – that can create power for hundreds of years and have the potential to power millions of homes and major social infrastructure whilst also creating thousands of local jobs and contributing to a cleaner, greener, and healthier Britain. In this session the potential of these schemes will be discussed with high level presentations and an audience led Q&A.

Chair: (Session Available to Sponsor)

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority; Martin Land, Project Director, Mersey Tidal Power

DST Innovations; Joanna Pontin, Executive Vice President

14:30-15:00 Break and Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break – with refreshments included.

15:00-16:00 Session Six: Developing Tomorrow’s Net Zero Communities; Sponsored by Openreach

In this session we will hear from major developers, councils and housebuilders that are bringing forward billions of pounds of new sustainable and net zero residential projects who will be sharing how their schemes are embodying innovative practices, technologies and sustainable elements to deliver Tomorrow’s Net Zero housing needs.

Chair: Openreach; Abby Chicken, Head of Sustainability

Peel L&P; Joanne Holden, Sustainability Director

Pocket Living; Alex Shillito, Senior Development Manager

St. Modwen Homes; Chris Bailey, Head of Technical (South)

Leeds City Council; Polly Cook, Chief Officer Sustainability, Energy and Air Quality

TFL Property; Lucy Atlee, Sustainability Lead

16:00-16:15 Best Practice Presentation: Delivering Low Carbon Heating at Scale ; Sponsored by Kensa Contracting

Discover Kensa’s efficient and cost-effective vision for large-scale renewable heating and cooling with low carbon energy systems – offering a solution to reducing carbon emissions, combatting air pollution, and tackling climate change thanks to an innovative design featuring ambient temperature loops linked to shared ground arrays.

Kensa Contracting; Stuart Gadsden, Commercial Director

16:15-17:00 Session Seven: The Role of Tomorrow’s Net Zero Blue Light Estates in Keeping the UK Safe; Sponsored by Willmott Dixon

In this session we will hear from major blue light institutions that are bringing forward multi million pound schemes of new sustainable and net zero estate upgrades whilst also discussing the challenges and opportunities to create Tomorrow’s Net Zero Blue Light estates.

Chair: Willmott Dixon; Jo Mills, Head of Decarbonisation Service

 Ambulance Estates Group; Neil Maher, Chair

National Police Estates Group; Sallie Blanks-Nash, National Co-ordinator

17:00 Day One Conference Summary and Close

Over the coming months, we’ll be working to announce the programme for the event. Over 60 speakers will join us on the auditorium stages throughout the two-day event. Here’s a look at some of the activities taking place:

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:30 Keynote: Engaging with the new Government Estate Sustainability Strategy

Delegates are joined by a team from the Cabinet Office and the Government Property Function to explore the new Government Estate Sustainability strategy and its wider repercussions for the built environment sector.

Cabinet Office; Richard Emmens, Head of Strategic Planning

Government Property Agency; Louisa LeRoux, Net Carbon Zero Programme Manager

09:30-10:15 Session One: Creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain Through Sustainable Energy Production

The Government’s £4.8 billion ‘Levelling Up’ Fund was set up to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK, including town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets but with energy being key to helping the UK achieve its net zero emission targets by 2050, how will this levelling up be powered? This session will explore how net zero energy will support the levelling up agenda and the creation of Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain – with contributions from major stakeholders and policymakers.

Chair: (Session Available to Sponsor)

Nuclear Industry Association; Dr Tim Stone, Chair

National Grid; Clara Semal, Head of Corporate Strategy

Nottingham City Council; Wayne Bexton, Director of Carbon Reduction, Energy and Sustainability

The Association for Decentralised Energy; Lily Frencham, Chief Executive Officer

10:15-10:45 Break and Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break – with refreshments included.

10:45-11:00 Best Practice Presentation; BEWELLBEZero: Our strategy for New Build and Stranded Assets; Sponsored by BE Design

BE Design will explain their holistic approach to ESG and Net Zero using their BEWELL BEZero approach and why it is so important now. The session will describe how the approach can been applied to new build development and to reduce the risk of stranded assets in existing stock.

BE DESIGN; Charlotte Booth, Associate Director of ESG, Sustainability & Wellbeing

11:00-11:45 Session Two: Delivering Tomorrow’s Net Zero Buildings; Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Major developers behind multi-million and multi-billion pound projects will share their approach to development with net zero in mind – with a view on major large scale development, regeneration and building for future generations and creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain.

Chair: Schneider Electric; Kas Mohammed, Vice President of Digital Energy UK&I

Frasers Property UK; Amira Hashemi, Head of Sustainability

The Crown Estate; Rachael Sherratt, Net Zero Programme Director

Lendlease; Chris Botten, Head of Sustainability, Urban Regeneration

Fiera Real Estate; Frankie Demetriades, Associate Director – ESG

UK Green Building Council; Yetunde Abdul, Head of Climate Action

11:45-12:30 Session Three: Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero through Wind and Solar Power

Major organisations from the Wind and Solar power sectors will come together to discuss their major schemes, how they will contribute to the UK’s Net Zero targets and what needs to change within the sectors to achieve these goals in creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain, with emphasis on the need for a collaborative working across the industry.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

Octopus Energy Generation; Zoisa North-Bond, Chief Executive Officer

The Crown Estate; Will Apps, Head of Marine Development

Scottish Government; Claire Jones, Head of Onshore Electricity Policy

12:30-13:15 Lunch and Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the lunch break – with refreshments and food provided

13:15-14:00 Session Four: Tackling the Retrofit Challenge to Achieve Tomorrow’s Net Zero

With millions of homes across the UK needing green retrofit work undertaking over the coming decades, this panel brings together some of the public and private sector stakeholders tasked with delivering the ambition to set out what needs to be done to complete the challenge ahead and the positive economic and social benefits it will have and how it will help create Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain.

Chair: (Session Available to Sponsor)

Notting Hill Genesis; Laura Shellard, Head of Sustainability

Shaftesbury; Matt Smith, Head of Sustainability

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Steph Hurst, Deputy Director Home Decarbonization Policy & Strategy

Orbit Group; David March, Head of Environmental Sustainability

UK Green Building Council; Louise Hutchins, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

14:00-14:30 Session Five: Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero through Nuclear Generated Energy

Nuclear has a vital role to play in the rebuilding of the UK’s energy system to achieve Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain and this session will focus on the role of Nuclear energy production with high level presentations and intel being revealed by some of the biggest organisations working in the field.

Chair: (Session Available to Sponsor)

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Florian Wagner, Nuclear Strategy Lead

EDF Sizewell C; Xanthe Kueppers, Head of Investor Relations

14:30 -15:00 Break and Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break – with refreshments included.

15:00-15:15 Best Practice Presentation: Challenges of Delivering Net Zero Retrofit; Sponsored by Plentific

This session will address supply chain challenges for decarbonising the built world. Examining what net zero retrofits truly mean and why it has become so imperative to the industry. Nik will share first-hand experience of some of the key challenges faced and best practices for navigating them.

Plentific; Nik Flytzanis, Head of Supply Chain, Europe

15:15-16:00 Session Six; Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero through Hydrogen Power and CCS

Hydrogen energy generation and carbon capture sites are becoming increasingly popular in the UK across a variety of local authorities as we move towards the legally binding Net Zero pledge. As a part of this session major investors, developers and industry innovators will share insight into their projects and how they will help create Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain.

Chair: (Session Available to Sponsor)

Peel NRE; Jane Gaston, Development Director

Progressive Energy; Chris Manson-Whitton, Director

Ikigai Capital; Helena Anderson, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

16:00-16:45 Session Seven: Creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain Through Future Investment and Regeneration

To close the conference this session will explore best practice organisations that are putting the green agenda at the centre of their multi billion pound investments and regeneration. Speakers will deliver a series of high-level presentations focusing on their forthcoming initiatives that will lead the way to creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain.

Grosvenor Group; James Manning, Social Impact Lead

Barings; Kristina Arsenievich, Director of ESG

Muse; Chris Scott, Development Director

Federated Hermes; Rhianydd Griffith, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure

16:45 Day Two Conference Summary and Close

We have a plethora of expert speakers from across the real estate, property and infrastructure sectors taking to the stage at this event including:

UK Green Building Council – Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive

Julie is the CEO of UK-GBC, the UK’s leading NGO campaigning for a sustainable built environment. UKGBC is a membership organisation with over 400 members spanning the entire built environment. Its work focuses on inspiring best practice and leadership, influencing government and policy, and impacting on its members’ sustainability performance. As the Chief Executive of UKGBC, Julie has ultimate responsibility for organisational strategy and execution and is focused on delivering lasting change within the industry by engaging with UKGBC members, regulators, and wider stakeholders and will join the conference to discuss the vital role the sector will play in helping the UK reach its net zero targets and the launch of their Whole Life Carbon Roadmap.

Peel L&P – Joanne Holden, Sustainability Director

Peel have several large-scale regeneration projects underway across the country bringing jobs, economic growth and ultimately long-term prosperity to the north west of England and beyond.  Developments in Merseyside, Manchester, Trafford, Glasgow and Kent are reinventing waterfronts in England and Scotland by creating thousands of new homes, commercial office and retail units and public green spaces to improve people’s health and wellbeing. MediaCity at Salford Quays has become an international hub for technology, innovation and creativity and exciting leisure and tourism attractions are bound for Liverpool Waters with plans for new cruise liner and ferry terminals and Everton Football Club’s new 52,000-seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. As Sustainability Director at Peel L&P, Joanne will be well placed to discuss these significant projects and their role in creating tomorrow’s net zero communities in the UK.

Siemens PLC – Carl Ennis, Chief Executive Officer

Siemens are a world leader on technological and smart solutions with their UK operation focusing on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare generating a revenue of £2.8 billion in 2021 and employing around 8,600 employees in the UK. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, Siemens creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers and clients. By combining the real and the digital worlds, they empower the transformation of industries and markets, helping to transform the everyday for billions of people. As well as heading up Siemens’ UK operations he is also the chair of Net Zero North West and will join the conference to discuss the role Siemens will play in creating tomorrow’s net zero and the solutions they and other private sector organisations can offer to accelerate the transition towards net zero.

LGIM Real Assets – Shuen Chan, Head of ESG

With over 700 properties valued at more than £21bn, the UK real estate portfolio at Legal & General Investment Management is a critical segment of Legal and Genral’s path to being net zero by 2050. LGIM Real Assets is focusing on how to ensure not only that new projects are in line with the UK’s 2050 goal, but also that its existing offices, warehouses, shops and homes across the UK are part of their journey to net zero. With over 25 years’ experience in the sector, Shuen Chan LGIM Real Assets’ Head of ESG knows the challenges well – but also the possibilities and will join the conference to discuss LGIM’s approach, their future sustainable plans and the role they’ll play in tomorrow’s net zero United Kingdom.

Muse – Chris Scott, Development Director

Muse are one of the UK’s most prominent developers, delivering projects with sustainability at the heart of what they do. They are active across the country with £2.6 billion in the pipeline of sustainable and net zero residential and commercial development. Chris co-authored Muse’s latest sustainability development strategy, which sets out challenging mandatory targets for all of Muse’s new schemes, including in the areas of net zero, social value and biodiversity and will join the conference to delve into their approach to sustainable and net zero developments.

Assura – Tim Bell, Sustainability Lead

Assura are one of the UK’s leading healthcare investment, development and management companies with a portfolio of over 570 GP surgeries, primary care facilities and diagnostic and treatment centres. They have multiple projects in the pipeline and are working towards the UK’s first net-zero primary care facility. In 2021, they launched their first £300m Sustainability Bond to help them achieve their net zero targets and they’re among the signatories to the World Green Buildings Council’s net zero commitment. Tim will join the conference to discuss their plans and the role they’ll play in creating tomorrow’s net zero healthcare property and facilities.

EDF Sizewell C – Xanthe Kueppers, Head of Investor Relations

The £20bn Suffolk-based power plant has just received planning permission from the Government and is expected to be commenced before 2024, with construction predicted to take between nine and twelve years to complete. Sizewell C is projected to meet nearly 7% of the UK’s power demands when complete, enough to power approximately six million homes. Xanthe joins us to update on the progress of the development and to discuss nuclear energy’s role in creating tomorrow’s net zero Britain.

Grosvenor Group – James Manning, Social Impact Lead

Grosvenor are one of the UK’s most respected property stakeholders and are active within strategic land development and major urban regeneration. Their current projects include the £500m Salt Cross Garden Village in Oxfordshire, the 1,200 home Trumpington Meadows project in Cambridge and a partnership to bring forward a 5,000 home new community in Essex. They are leaders in improving biodiversity and working towards net-zero on their projects and James will discuss their key schemes in this context.

Peel NRE – Jane Gaston, Development Director

Peel Environmental are behind the 54-hectare Protos development near Ellesmere Port which clusters together innovative technologies in energy generation and resource management alongside energy-intensive businesses. Protos will generate low carbon energy that, in the future, could be supplied directly to industrial and domestic customers. As Development Director for the scheme, Jane will be well placed to discuss this scheme and Peel’s future plans to build low carbon energy generating plants in the UK.

Jane Gaston Peel Land and Environmental

Cabinet Office – Richard Emmens, Head of Strategic Planning

Richard is one of the leaders behind the programme of work to support government departments and Estate Delivery Organisations in their objective to achieve a well maintained net-zero carbon estate by 2050. With more than 700,000 square metres of the Government’s office portfolio alone to account for, this offers a huge opportunity to maximise the use of sustainable, clean technologies and low and zero carbon energy wherever possible as well as future government property developments and Richard will be on hand to discuss their strategy, future plans and the vast opportunities to help the Cabinet Office achieve their ambitions.

UK Green Building Council – Yetunde Abdul, Head of Climate Action

Yetunde is Head of Climate Change at the UK Green Building Council, the UK’s leading NGO campaigning for a sustainable built environment. UKGBC is a membership organisation with over 400 members spanning the entire built environment. Its work focuses on inspiring best practice and leadership, influencing government and policy, and impacting on its members’ sustainability performance. They’re is focused on delivering lasting change within the industry by engaging with UKGBC members, regulators, and wider stakeholders and will join the conference to discuss the vital role the sector will play in helping the UK reach its net zero targets and the launch of their Whole Life Carbon Roadmap.

HS2 – Andrew Cubitt, Procurement & Supply Chain Director

HS2 is being designed and built to be the most sustainable high-speed rail network in the world. Cutting carbon emissions informs their work as they build a climate-resilient railway that will transform long distance, intercity travel and rebalance the UK economy – with billions of pounds worth of opportunities for the sector in the pipeline. Andrew is a passionate leader of change and specialist in commercial & procurement, operational logistics and supply chain enhancements having led programmes to drive business improvements across the Public and Private sector and will be on hand to discuss billions of pounds worth of opportunities for the supply chain to aid HS2 in creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero journeys.

Scottish Government – Claire Jones, Head of Onshore Electricity Policy

The Scottish Government’s infrastructure investment programme is focussed on transitioning to net zero emissions, driving inclusive economic growth and building resilient and sustainable places. The latest Infrastructure Plan for Scotland set out a long term vision for infrastructure and included details on over £26 billion of major projects and large programmes. Claire is part of the team leading on the Scottish Government’s Onshore Wind output and will join the conference to discuss their future plans to increase their wind energy production output and how they will build upon their already UK leading wind energy production sector.  

Harworth Group – Peter Henry, Director of Sustainability

Earlier this year Harworth Group appointed Peter Henry to the newly created role of Director of Sustainability at the developer having been integral to forming many of Harworth’s key driving principles for sustainable regeneration and placemaking since he joined the business. Peter will join the conference to discuss Harworth’s sustainable and net zero strategy including their recently announced plans to bring forward over 1,200 sustainable BTR homes across 10 sites and how they will increase sustainability in their future developments which include c.10,000 homes and 7.3m sq ft of commercial space currently going through planning.

 

Notting Hill Genesis – Laura Shellard, Head of Sustainability

Notting Hill Genesis are one of the largest housing associations in London and the South East with a significant task on to meet net zero targets on their new developments and across their portfolio of affordable homes. As Head of Sustainability Laura Shellard is well placed to talk about NHG’s plans on shaping the homes of the future and getting to net-carbon zero across their portfolio of 66,000 homes.

The Crown Estate – Will Apps, Head of Marine Development

The Crown Estate are one of the leading organisations in wind energy generation in the UK, with a portfolio totalling 80GW. The Crown Estate’s UK offshore wind generated enough electricity in 2021 to supply the needs of 33% (9.3m) of UK homes – up from 4% in 2011 and they have extensive plans to develop more offshore wind schemes. Will joins the conference to reveal more intel on the 3000+ wind turbines in development and the Crown Estates’ role in generating the power to fuel tomorrow’s net zero Britain.

Will Apps Crown Estate

Midlands Connect – Karen Heppenstall, ChPP, Head of Rail

Midlands Connect are one of the organisations leading the charge on creating a sustainable transport and infrastructure in the Midlands with one of their flagship schemes being the £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail programme. Karen joined Midlands Connect as Head of Rail in April 2021 and has already influenced the shape of the Strategy Refresh published in late in 2021 and is working closely with senior colleagues at Network Rail and DfT to address current challenges in the region and will join the conference to discuss their role in creating tomorrow’s net zero Midlands.

Nottingham City Council – Wayne Bexton, Director of Carbon Reduction, Energy and Sustainability

Wayne Bexton is the Director of Carbon Reduction, Energy and Sustainability at Nottingham City Council and has worked in public sector energy and sustainability fields for over 15 years, having previously delivered sustainability advice in the private sector. Wayne has delivered numerous high profile, high value environmental projects and programmes for the public sector across the East Midlands, receiving industry recognition along the way including the National Lottery Awards Environment Category Winner, edie National Green Recovery 2021 and Local Authority of the Year 2020/2021. Currently leading on Nottingham’s ambitious energy, sustainability, waste and carbon neutral delivery programme, which is recognized as the leading local authority response to the climate emergency in the UK.

Birmingham City Council – Ellie Horwitch-Smith, Assistant Director for Route to Zero Carbon

With the city looking to make the most of the legacy of this summer’s Commonwealth Games and an ambitious target of being net-zero by 2030, Birmingham is set to see major investment into sustainable and net zero development over the coming decade. Ellie will join the conference to discuss how the council is working to achieve this as well as updating on the progress of flagship development and regeneration schemes in the city such as the £1.9bn Smithfields scheme and the £1.2bn Paradise project.

Pocket Living – Alex Shillito, Senior Development Manager

Pocket Living is an innovative property developer, delivering intermediate affordable housing in London. They build homes for the people who contribute economically, socially and culturally to London but who earn too much for social housing and don’t earn enough to buy into the private market. They have an extensive development pipeline, including a 210 home scheme in Leyton, a 149 home scheme in Harrow and further schemes in Barnet and Waltham Forest. A recent funding deal with Barclays and Housing Growth Partnership will allow them to significantly increase their development pipeline and Alex will discuss their mission to allow those on lower incomes a way to get their foot on the housing ladder with innovative and sustainable homes and the role of BTR in creating tomorrow’s net zero communities.

Federated Hermes – Rhianydd Griffith, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure

Federated Hermes are significant investors in the UK Real Estate and Infrastructure market with over 19 million sq ft of development in the pipeline totalling £13 billion and renowned examples of their previous work including King Cross, NOMA in Manchester, Wellington Place in Leeds and Paradise in Birmingham. Rhianydd will join the conference to discuss their approach to sustainable and net zero placemaking whilst touching on their future UK investment plans.

MAG Group – Adam Freeman, Head of Environmental Strategy and ESG

MAG Group owns and operates 3 major UK airports – Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports – which service over 60 million passengers per year with a catchment area serving 75% of the UK population. MAG is proud that all of its airports are carbon neutral which has been achieved through their long-term focus on the energy efficiency of our buildings, the purchase of low carbon electricity, and addressing residual emissions through high quality ‘Gold Standard’ carbon offsets. MAG’s headline commitment is to achieve ‘net zero carbon’ by 2038 at the latest by cutting remaining carbon emissions to zero and removing the need for carbon offsets with Adam being one of the leaders aiming to achieve this goal and will join the conference to reveal the groups future plans to achieve net zero across their portfolio and their role in tomorrow’s net zero Britain.

Barings – Kristina Arsenievich, Director, European Real Estate ESG

Barings is a $382+ billion global investment manager building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate and specialist equity markets. They have a significant presence in the UK across several asset classes and recently secured a mandate to invest £250 million in UK real estate debt. Kristina was recently appointed as ESG Director and will lead the ESG strategy for European Real Estate and launch carbon neutral and climate resilience policies that will aid the delivery of Barings Net Zero Carbon ambition. She has over 10 years of experience in sustainability leadership and was previously in charge of sustainability for Canary Wharf Group.

 

Nuclear Industry Association – Dr Tim Stone, Chair

The Nuclear Industry Association is the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK that represents more than 250 companies across the UK’s nuclear supply chain. As chair, Tim is well placed to discuss why nuclear energy is essential to meeting the UK’s future energy needs and how it will be essential in helping us reach Tomorrow’s Net Zero.

 

Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust – Sirina Blankson, Sustainability Lead

The Trust has recently released their ‘Green Plan’ through to 2026 where making current estates assets more sustainable as well as their future capital projects prominently feature. Developing the Trust’s estate must consider the future needs and pressures faced by the organisation. The plan aims to improve the environmental and social impact of Trust’s estates by encompassing sustainable concepts in the development and construction of buildings. Sirina is leading on the Trust’s future estates development plans as well as increasing sustainability in their current assets and will join the conference to discuss their future plans which are set to run into the hundreds of millions of pounds worth of opportunities.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority – Martin Land, Project Director, Mersey Tidal Power

The Mersey Power Tidal Project is a £3.5bn scheme to generate emissions-free electricity using the River Mersey that, when complete, is predicted to last for 100 years and has the potential to power one million homes or 500 football stadiums. Whilst the project is still in its early stages of development, the River Mersey can theoretically provide between 1 to 5 GW, approximately 20% of the regional demand of the North West. The scheme could also create thousands of local jobs and contribute to a cleaner, greener, and healthier city region and Martin will be on hand to reveal more intel on the progress of the scheme.

National Grid – Clara Semal, Head of Corporate Strategy

With the advent of developing smarter and more sustainable cities and the exponential regeneration activities being led by public and private sector organisations in the UK, the National Grid is under more pressure than ever. Over the next 10 years, they will be spending over £1bn per year on maintenance, upgrades and substation capacity to meet the rising sustainability demands of cities and towns across the country. Clara will detail how these projects will roll out and what sustainable development the investment will help unlock as Britain aims to ‘build back better’ and will talk about National Grid’s role in creating tomorrow’s net zero Britain.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Peter Leighton-Jones, Head of Sustainability

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040 as part of the wider Greener NHS programme with Peter leading on the trust’s implementation of this. The role of making their estates and facilities net zero will play a key role in the trust achieving their targets and Peter will be well placed to discuss their plans to retrofit their current estates as well as how their future hospital development will achieve these net zero ambitions.

Government Property Agency – Louisa LeRoux, Net Carbon Zero Programme Manager

Louisa looks at maximising energy efficiencies and reducing carbon emissions across property portfolios. The Government has updated plans to achieve Net Zero by 2050 with the UK setting the world’s most ambitious climate change target. In June 2021, the new target was published in law that would reduce Scope 1 emissions by 78 percent which means that the UK will be more than three quarters of the way to Net Zero by 2035. As the delivery body for the Government’s office and warehouse portfolio strategies, we have committed to reaching the same target for Government buildings – the ones that we manage – by 2032, three years ahead of the Government’s target.

Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey District Council – Michelle Sacks, Joint Deputy Chief Executive (Place)

The councils that make up the South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership look set to benefit greatly from the government’s levelling up agenda having won several bids to bring forward priority schemes but part of their strategy for levelling up includes sustainable and net zero energy production – with the region’s first hydrogen facility set to be developed in the coming years. Michelle will join the conference to reveal more details about this hydrogen energy production scheme as well as the South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership’s plans to further increase its net zero energy generation output.

National Police Estates Group – Sallie Blanks-Nash, National Co-ordinator

As the national co-ordinator and voice of the National Police Estates Group, Sallie has tremendous influence over policy, procurement strategy, collective innovation and shaping trends. As part of this session she will be in a position to update delegates on NPEG strategy for sustainability and net zero going forward while commenting on how police estates groups across the country will achieve this and the role police estates will play in Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain.

 

Progressive Energy – Chris Manson-Whitton, Director

A respected industry leader and low carbon energy expert, focussed on taking innovative technologies from concept to deployment, achieved through whole system thinking and building consortia for delivery. Instrumental in the inception and development of HyNet, the UK’s leading Industrial Decarbonisation Cluster which will deliver 10 million tpa of CO2 storage this decade. Formed Vertex Hydrogen, developing the UK’s most advanced large scale low carbon hydrogen facility. With Cadent conceived, developed and overseeing management of HyDeploy, the world-leading hydrogen to grid project, which has delivered a blend of hydrogen to 650 homes on the public gas network, safely clearing regulatory barriers, engaging with consumers, and installing equipment on the ground. A long track record in renewables, particularly biomass and waste derived biofuels, unlocking GGR projects being delivered in HyNet. He is Chair of the Supergen Bioenergy Hub Advisory Board and is a respected advisor on a number of expert groups and panels, holds a number of patents and is author of scientific and technical papers.

Ikigai Capital – Helena Anderson, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Ikigai Capital is part of a consortium of companies, which has formed a partnership with the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver the  ‘Invest Net Zero Cheshire’ roadmap with an investment blueprint developed which will see £1 billion spent on low carbon projects in Cheshire over the next few years with nearly 3 million tonnes of COsaved by 2030. The consortium has identified a portfolio of opportunities across renewable generation, hydrogen, carbon capture, energy storage and smart grids which offer long-term, sustainable investment opportunities in net zero and Helena will be on hand to discuss these opportunities and Ikigal’s role in creating tomorrow’s net-zero Britain.

UK Atomic Energy Authority – Paul Methven, STEP Director

Paul lead on the bid to bring the first nuclear fusion power plant in the world to the West of England, potentially creating thousands of jobs in the region. Some £220m of government money is going into a national selection process to find an appropriate site for the prototype fusion plant, which potentially could be operational by 2040. Organisers of bid have said that if successful the project has the potential to secure billions of pounds of investment into the region, with much of the supporting business ‘eco-system’ of the proposed plant being developed over the next two to 10 years. Paul will discuss this scheme and the role that nuclear fusion will play in powering Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain.

Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment – Sarah Mukherjee MBE, Chief Executive Officer

IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment) is the professional body for everyone working, studying or interested in environment and sustainability. They provide resources, tools, knowledge and research sharing to meet the real world needs of members.

Sarah Mukherjee is the CEO of IEMA.  She was the BBC’s Environment Correspondent for many years, presenting on national and international BBC radio and television news, working – and winning awards – across the world. Since leaving the Corporation, she has had leadership roles in utilities and agriculture. She was a panel member for the National Parks Review and sat on the National Food Strategy Advisory Panel.  She is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Environment Agency. Sarah was awarded an MBE for her services to agriculture and farmer well-being in 2021.

DST Innovation – Joanna Pontin, Executive Vice President

DST’s £1.7 billion Blue Eden Project is the ground-breaking scheme proposed for Swansea’s waterfront which will include a newly-designed tidal lagoon, featuring state-of-the-art underwater turbines generating 320 megawatts of renewable energy from the 9.5km structure. All the project’s buildings and facilities, including the eco-homes, will be situated alongside the lagoon and will utilise and enhance the existing land in the area. Blue Eden will create over 2,500 permanent jobs and support a further 16,000 jobs across Wales and the UK, while creating additional jobs during its construction and Joanna will join the conference to reveal more intel on their plans for this scheme and its role in creating tomorrow’s net zero Wales.

Fulcrum BioEnergy – Jeff Ovens, Managing Director UK & Europe

Fulcrum is a US based pioneer in the conversion of non-recyclable residual wastes into sustainable fuels who will create the UK’s first biorefinery. The new £600 million biorefinery, Fulcrum NorthPoint, is part of wider plans to establish the North West as the leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the UK. The facility is planned to be operational by 2026, creating more than 800 direct and indirect jobs during the design, build and commissioning process, and approximately 100 permanent jobs during its operation with Manchester Airport set to become the first in the UK to have a direct feed of SAF, thanks to a partnership between Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK. Jeff is Fulcrum’s UK lead and will be well placed to reveal their future plans in the UK as well as discussing their role in creating tomorrow’s net zero Britain.

Octopus Energy Generation – Zoisa North-Bond, Chief Executive Officer

Octopus Energy Generation are one of Europe’s largest investors in renewables – operating £4 billion worth of green energy generators across 7 countries. In the UK Octopus have just entered the offshore wind energy market in the UK with a multi-million pound investment in one of Orsted’s wind farms. Elsewhere Octopus are investing £3 billion in green hydrogen in the UK and as CEO Zoisa will be well placed to discuss their significant renewable energy generation investments and the role they will play in generating tomorrow’s net zero energy to power UK PLC.

Shaftesbury – Matt Smith, Head of Sustainability

Shaftesbury, the West End based REIT has a portfolio worth £3.1bn, and comprising 1.9m sq ft of space spanning food and leisure, retail, offices and residential. Matt has an extensive background in real estate sustainability, having previously been Head of Sustainability (Real Estate) at The Crown Estate and a sustainability manager at Lendlease. He has been tasked with leading the development and implementation of Shaftesbury’s sustainability strategy, with the business having set itself the target of becoming a net zero carbon business by 2030 and being carbon neutral for their own operations by 2025.

Frasers Property UK – Amira Hashemi, Head of Sustainability

Frasers Property own, develop and manage property in Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore and Australia and reported a revenue of $3.7bn for 2021. In the UK they create vibrant living and business environments across the country, with a focus on providing sustainable developments that create and enhance communities. Amira has been the driving force for Fraser Property’s sustainability credentials, aiding in the release of the company’s net zero roadmap back in 2021, which set out the company’s aims to achieve net zero across its portfolio by 2050, net zero carbon across operational areas by 2030, to certify 80% of its portfolio with green building certifications by 2024, and to finance most of its portfolio with green and sustainable financing. An example of her work is the securing of a £110m 5-year bilateral sustainability linked loan for Hillington Park, the company’s business park in Scotland. This is in addition to a huge $6bn+ in sustainability linked loans company-wide.

Leeds City Council – Polly Cook, Chief Officer Sustainability, Energy and Air Quality

In 2021, Leeds City Council published their Net Zero Carbon Roadmap laying out their ambitious drive to becoming a net zero city by 2030. Ranging from investing heavily in reducing scope 3 emissions around construction waste to decarbonising all council owned property, the council are delivering a new district heating network and aiming to deliver more energy from waste. Polly joins the event to detail all of their schemes in detail while also setting out the expectations from the council on developers, investors and built environment supply chain for when working within the city.

Lendlease – Chris Botten, Head of Sustainability, Urban Regeneration

Lendlease are involved in some of the most expansive developments in the UK and Europe with nearly £28 billion worth of investment in the pipeline, which will see thousands of homes built and millions of sq ft of commercial development delivered. Chris is one of the team tasked with making Lendlease zero net zero and she will reveal more details about how they will achieve this goal and the role the company will play in delivering tomorrow’s net zero Britain.

The Association for Decentralised Energy – Lily Frencham, Chief Executive Officer

The ADE is the voice for a cost effective efficient, low carbon, user-led energy system; a market in which decentralised energy can flourish. With over 100 members we bring together interested parties from across the sector to develop a strong, dynamic and sustainable environment for a range of technologies including combined heat and power, district heating networks and demand side energy services, including demand response. Lily heads up the organisation and will be well placed to discuss the next generation of heat network projects in England with the launch of the government’s £288 million green energy scheme ‘the Green Heat Network Fund’ which will support low carbon technologies, such as heat pumps, and deliver emissions savings equivalent to taking 5.6 million cars off the road for a year.

The Crown Estate – Rachael Sherratt, Net Zero Programme Director

The Crown Estate have a huge property portfolio totalling £15.6bn across the UK encompassing some of London’s best places to work, shop and experience, regional retail and leisure destinations, and a substantial rural portfolio. Rachael is part of the team tasked with making their current portfolio net zero as well as making sure their future developments are net zero and highly sustainable and will join the conference to reveal details on their future plans, including retrofitting their current portfolio.

St. Modwen Homes – Chris Bailey, Head of Technical (South)

St. Modwen’s dedicated housebuilding business plans to double in size over the next five years as it brings together internal capabilities in land buying, planning, pre-construction, and customer delivery. Their approach has already seen St. Modwen Homes achieve an award-winning track record in health and safety, and a progressive and sustainable approach to housebuilding. Chris is one the leaders in their sustainability drive and will be on hand to discuss their plans to double their current 1200 per year output having recently announced 5 new projects which will deliver 1,100 homes in Lancashire, Kent, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and London.

UK Green Building Council – Louise Hutchins, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Louise is the Head of Policy at the UK Green Building Council, the UK’s leading NGO campaigning for a sustainable built environment. UKGBC is a membership organisation with over 400 members spanning the entire built environment. Its work focuses on inspiring best practice and leadership, influencing government and policy, and impacting on its members’ sustainability performance. They’re is focused on delivering lasting change within the industry by engaging with UKGBC members, regulators, and wider stakeholders and will join the conference to discuss the vital role the sector will play in helping the UK reach its net zero targets and the launch of their Whole Life Carbon Roadmap.

Sustrans – Clare Maltby, Director: England Midlands and East

Sustrans are one of the UK’s leading organisations on developing green infrastructure with an extensive track record of delivering schemes across the UK. Clare will be on hand to discuss how they are collaborating with a number of top level developers and local authorities across the UK to ensure green walking and cycling infrastructure features heavily in transformational developments – while unveiling her organisation’s future strategy and their essential role in achieving net zero in the UK.

University of Lancaster – Professor Jessica Davies, Director, Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

Jessica is an engineer and environmental scientist interested in the role of creating a sustainable future. Working across a wide range of settings she is focused on solutions, and in her role as Director of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at the University of Lancaster, she helps bring together people across disciplines and sectors to work on solutions that can help ecosystems, communities and economies to thrive together. Jessica will join the conference to discuss the role of skills, green jobs and education in tomorrow’s net zero economy.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Florian Wagner, Nuclear Strategy Lead

As announced in the British Energy Security Strategy published in April of this year, the Government’s long-term ambition is to increase its plans for the deployment of civil nuclear power up to 24GW by 2050. The Government will set up a new flagship ‘Great British Nuclear’, a body tasked with developing a resilient pipeline of new build projects set to run into billions of pounds worth of investment. Florian leads the scoping phase of the Great British Nuclear and led the development of the nuclear policies announced in the British Energy Security Strategy and will join the conference to share intel on the government’s plans.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Jessica Skilbeck, Director, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero Buildings & Industry

Jessica is the lead Director for driving the energy efficiency and net zero building strategy at BEIS. Responsible for industry engagement to encourage adaptation of policy and acting as a connector between the property and infrastructure sector and government.

Orbit Group – David March, Head of Environmental Sustainability

Orbit Homes are one of the largest housing groups in the country and the UK’s leading developer of new homes for affordable and social rent, with a growing property portfolio of over 45,000 homes spanning the Midlands, east and south. Over the next 10 years they aim to build 20,000 homes of which 65% will be affordable. We build homes across all tenures and are a market leader in the delivery of shared ownership. They have identified a three stage process that will need to be carried out across their housing stock as they work towards net zero. This will involve fabric improvements, replacement of fossil fuel powered heating systems and the introduction of renewable technologies. David will discuss the significant investment which is being put into this process and how they are working to create a long-term roadmap for the business to help tackle its own carbon footprint.

TFL – Lucy Atlee, Sustainability Lead

TFL have been working for over two years on their Sustainable Development Framework and have used the framework to drive sustainability performance across more than 20 major property development projects. The SDF is unique in the sector for its holistic view, robust methodology, and site-specific approach which has delivered results on the ground – using the framework TFL have achieved a 56% reduction in carbon emissions, an average of 4.4 Stars under Home Quality Mark, and were recently recognised by GRESB as the most sustainable diversified developer in Europe with a score of 97/100! TFL are also implementing their new net zero pathway which will see them become carbon neutral across the entire business by 2030 and in certain divisions (property development) potentially by 2025. Lucy will be on hand to discuss these plans in more detail.

National Ambulance Estates Group – Neil Maher, Chair

Neil Maher chairs the National Ambulance Group which is a national group of Estates leaders that share best practice and co-ordinate their activities. Achieving net-zero and making their estates more sustainable has been high on their agenda and Neil will join the conference to discuss the plans that are being put in place across Ambulance Estates in the UK. Neil is also the Assistant Director Estates, Facilities & Fleet at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and will update on their plans to decarbonise.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Steph Hurst, Deputy Director Home Decarbonization Policy & Strategy

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is the Government’s 10-year £3.5 billion scheme with the aim of upgrading a significant amount of the social housing stock currently below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C up to that standard. It will support the installation of energy performance measures in social homes in England, and help deliver warm, energy-efficient homes, reduce carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty, support green jobs, develop the retrofit sector and improve the comfort, health and well-being of social housing tenants. Steph will join the conference to talk about the second wave of funding and how social housing organisations can get involved.

Fiera Real Estate – Frankie Demetriades, Associate Director – ESG

Fiera Real Estate is a leading investment management company with offices in North America and Europe and over £4.9 of AUM, part of the wider Fiera Capital which has over £115billion AUM. Through partnerships with firms such as Packaged Living in the UK they contribute to regeneration and the provision of high quality accommodation. This year Fiera announced an ambitious 2035 net-zero target and the pathway to achieving this in a cost effective and economically viable way. This commitment is especially significant as it demonstrates to the market that the challenge of long income fund emissions can be tackled.

HAYS – Paul Gosling, National Director – Sustainability

Paul is a specialist recruiter in the environment and sustainability sector with over 25 years’ experience. Paul joined Hays in 2021 and leads a team of industry experts across the UK who specialise in sustainability recruitment within the emerging areas of sustainable buildings, the circular economy, environmental roles, and corporate sustainability.

Paul started recruiting into the sector in 1995 after finishing his BSc in Environmental Science and over the last 20+ years has worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies to support their growth and development in this vibrant, dynamic and important sector. During this time, Paul has built a wealth of knowledge and experience and have become recognised as a leading expert on overcoming the recruitment challenges facing the environment and sustainability sector.

BE DESIGN – Charlotte Booth, Associate Director of ESG, Sustainability & Wellbeing

Charlotte is a Chartered Environmentalist with 14 years consulting experience driving sustainable design in the built environment. Charlotte heads up the ESG, Sustainability Wellbeing team at BE Design, supporting clients from the industrial and logistics, retail, commercial and residential sectors achieve their Net Zero ambitions. BE Design is a vibrant and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary design consultancy delivering integrated sustainable solutions; shaping today, tomorrow and the future.

Buro Happold – Smith Mordak, Director of Sustainability & Physics

Director of Sustainability and Physics at Buro Happold, Smith is an award-winning architect, engineer and writer working across disciplines to realise a regenerative economy and built environment. In their role, Smith works with a broad range of built environment organisations to develop and implement strategies for the transition to a fair and sustainable built environment. Smith’s leads Buro Happold’s work with C40, a deep dive collaborations with cities around the world. Our team are exploring the diverse social, economic and environmental shifts needed to deliver high-quality, affordable housing, transparent and inclusive governance structures, safe and healthy urban spaces, flourishing industries and protected local environments.

Schneider Electric – Kas Mohammed, Vice President of Digital Energy UK&I

Kas Mohammed is the Vice President of the Digital Buildings division at Schneider Electric in the UK and Ireland. His team work within both new and existing buildings across Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education segments to deliver systems which ensure optimal efficiency and user comfort across all stages of the building life cycle. Kas is passionate about improving sustainability across the built environment and reducing carbon emissions in our sector

Willmott Dixon – Jo Mills, Head of Decarbonisation Service

Willmott Dixon’s Decarbonisation Service offers practical support at every stage of the pathway to Net Zero Carbon.  This may range from a strategic review of assets, through producing decarbonisation plans for buildings and estates, identifying funding solutions, designing and delivering capital programmes and thereafter providing a full monitoring and review service.

The Decarbonisation Team brings together expertise from across Willmott Dixon business to ensure customers can benefit from the latest technology to deliver robust solutions, with a whole building approach covering fabric, heating and cooling systems plus renewable energy. Current customers include police and other emergency services.

Costain – Jamie Colquhoun, Transport Energy and Clean Mobility Adviser

Costain are one of the leading firms in supporting the UK’s commitment to the net zero carbon agenda – championing a mix of clean energy including nuclear, hydrogen and renewables.

Their expertise will therefore be crucial in chairing the discussion about the transition to cleaner and greener transport and infrastructure – as we delve into topics around clean mobility infrastructure sectors, transport decarbonisation stratgies, funding solutions and modelling and much more.

Openreach – Abby Chicken, Head of Sustainability

Openreach Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group. We look after the copper wires and fibre cables that connect homes and businesses to phone and broadband. Our customers are the 690+ communications providers who sell phone and broadband services to these households and businesses. So when one of our engineers comes to your address to install or repair something, they’re working on behalf of the company that supplies your phone or broadband.

ABB – Sekhar Chakraborty, Market Development Manager, Digital

ABB’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. 50,000+ employees are dedicated to transforming how people live, connect and work by delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions. They are shaping the future trends of electrification, differentiating through technological and digital innovation while delivering an outstanding experience through operational excellence for our customers across utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and mobility. During his more than 20 years with ABB, Sekhar has had a diverse international career.  He currently leads the digital solutions of ABB AbilityTM Electrification business in the UK with responsibility to take ABB’s pioneering digital solutions to the next level.

Kensa Contracting – Stuart Gadsden, Commercial Director

A former installer customer of Kensa’s, Stuart joined the business in 2015, bringing a wealth of renewables experience both in academia and practice. Stuart is a long-standing member of MCS and industry stakeholder working groups.

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 throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our delegates and the speakers.

Plentific – Nik Flytzanis, Head of Supply Chain, Europe

More information to follow.

The conference will host a number of meeting spaces where companies will take out an area to host one-to-one meetings with potential clients, suppliers and providers.

This will allow organisations to secure space at the event which doesn’t cost thousands in additional spend to create stand designs etc – this more inclusive option will enable businesses to simply arrive with literature and banners.

Meeting space includes:

  • 2 x tickets to the main event
  • Logo on the event website and marketing collateral
  • Delegate list before the event to arrange meetings

Cost – £1,500+VAT

For more information email opportunities@built-environment-networking.com or contact us on 0113 390 4700

Those with Meeting Space at this event include:

If you’re attending the event you have the option to arrange meetings with those above – simply tell us who you are interested in speaking to below…

The meeting spaces are simple – partners will bring a pop-up banner and literature you’ll need and we’ll provide the rest.

Interested in speaking on this conference, meeting the speakers or raising your brand awareness – you’re able to get involved through sponsoring the conference.

Package Meeting Space Speaking Slots Event Tickets Packages Available Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 1 £10,000 View Details
Day One Session Partner Yes Yes 8 7 £5,000 View Details
Day One Session Partner: What Does Tomorrow’s Net Zero Look Like Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 Sold
Day One Session Partner: Tomorrow’s Net Zero Transport Journey Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 Sold
Day One Session Partner: Maintaining and Upgrading Healthcare Estates for Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 Sold
Day One Session Partner: Delivering for Tomorrow’s Net Zero Jobs Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 Sold
Day One Session Partner: Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero Through Tidal and Water Based Power and Regeneration Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 View Details
Day One Session Partner: Developing Tomorrow’s Net Zero Communities Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 Sold
Day One Session Partner: The Role of Tomorrow’s Net Zero Blue Light Estates in Keeping the UK Safe Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 Sold
Day Two Session Partner Yes Yes 8 8 £5,000 View Details
Day Two Session Partner: Creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain Through Sustainable Energy Production Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 View Details
Day Two Session Partner: Delivering Tomorrow’s Net Zero Buildings Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 Sold
Day Two Session Partner: Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero through Wind and Solar Power Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 View Details
Day Two Session Partner: Tackling the Retrofit Challenge to Achieve Tomorrow’s Net Zero Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 View Details
Day Two Session Partner:Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero through Nuclear Generated Energy Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 View Details
Day two Session Partner:Achieving Tomorrow’s Net Zero through Hydrogen Power and CCS Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 View Details
Day Two Session Partner: Creating Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain through Future Investment and Regeneration Yes Yes 8 1 £5,000 View Details
Output Report Partner Yes 6 1 £3,500 View Details
Video Partner Yes 6 1 £6,000 View Details
Badge Partner 3 2 £6,000 Sold
Programme Partner Yes 2 1 £2,500 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 2 1 £2,000 View Details
Email Partner Yes 2 1 £2,000 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 2 7 £3,500 Sold
Lunch Partner Yes 2 £2,500 View Details
Meeting Space Yes 2 10 £1,500 View Details

Corporate Partner

£10,000+VAT

Become the main event partner of the whole event.

Benefits include:

  • Naming rights in the title of the event name ie. Tomorrow’s Net Zero Conference; in partnership with _Your Company_
  • Keynote speech to open Tomorrow’s Net Zero annual conference on the Main Stage
  • 1 x Panel Partner – chair the session of your choice and have input into the content and speakers
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 15 x delegate passes to the conference
  • Priority branding on the event website, emails and other marketing collateral
  • One page advert within the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Main Stage Session Partner

£5,000+VAT

Headline one of the main stage sessions.

Benefits include:

  • 1 x Panel Partner – chair the session of your choice and have input into the content and speakers
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 8 x delegate passes to the conference
  • Branding on the event website, emails and other marketing collateral
  • Full page advert within the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Day One: Session One Partner: Time is Running Out – What Does Tomorrow’s Net Zero Look Like?

Day One: Session Two Partner: Tomorrow’s Net Zero Transport Journey

Day One: Session Three Partner: Maintaining and Upgrading Healthcare Estates for Tomorrow’s Net Zero Britain

ABB

Day One: Session Four Partner: Delivering for Tomorrow’s Net Zero Jobs

Day One: Session Six Partner: Developing Tomorrow’s Net Zero Communities

Day One: Session Seven Partner: The Role of Tomorrow’s Net Zero Blue Light Estates in Keeping the UK Safe

Day Two: Session Two Partner: Delivering Tomorrow’s Net Zero Buildings

Output Report Partner

£3,500+VAT

Prime branding on the Tomorrow’s Net Zero Conference event Report.

Benefits include:

  • Main branding on event Report
  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 6 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Video Partner

£6,000+VAT

This Partner will provide a video that will be played when delegates enter and leave the event sessions.

Benefits include:

  • Creation and branding of event video
  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • One Q&A session with your speakers during the event
  • 6 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website
  • One full page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Programme Partner

£2,500+VAT

This package will see get primary branding on the Event Programme.

Benefits include:

  • Branding on the front of the Event Programme
  • Branding on the forum website and at the event
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website
  • Half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Registration Partner

£2,000+VAT

The Partner can brand the registration space.

Benefits include:

  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website
  • Half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Email Partner

£2,000+VAT

This package provides branding on the emails sent out to advertise Tomorrow’s Net Zero Conference.

Benefits include:

  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website
  • Half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Badge Partner

Newforma

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Breakfast Partner

£2,500+VAT

This package provides branding at the breakfast of the the Tomorrow’s Net Zero Conference.

Benefits include:

  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Lunch Partner

£2,500+VAT

This package provides branding at the lunch of the the Tomorrow’s Net Zero Conference.

Benefits include:

  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 1 x Meeting space
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Meeting Space

£1,500+VAT

This package provides access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services.

Benefits include:

  • 1 x Meeting space
  • Branding on the event website and at the event
  • 2 x delegate passes for both event days
  • Half page advert in the event programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the event

Meeting Space

Become a Partner

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

We will be having 600 delegates joining us at this event – with key players in the industry’s net zero agenda such as Government, local authorities, developers, investors and asset owners being joined by those leading the charge with innovative solutions and products such as architects, consultants and contractors. Some of those who have registered for the event include:

3D Technical Design
ABB
Active Building Centre
AKT II
Anthesis
Assura
Avison Young
B&M McHugh
Barings
BE Design
Bellona Advisors
Bentley Project Management
Better Buildings Partnership
Birmingham City Council
Blue Light Commercial
Bond Bryan Architects
Boston Borough Council
Brainbox AI
Brentwood Borough Council
Built Environment Networking
Burges Salmon
BuroHappold
Business Durham
Business Finland
Cabinet Office
CALA Group
CBI
Cenergist
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
Cluttons
Coleman Bennett International Consultancy
Copeland Borough Council
Costain
Croydon Council
Cullinan Studio
DAC Beachcroft
Daiwa Capital Markets
David Morley Architects
DC Advisory
DeHavilland
Department for BEIS
Department for Education
DST Innovations
Durham County Council
East Midlands Airport
ECF
Eden Sustainability
EDF Energy
Energy Savings Trust
Equals Consulting
ESP
Europartnerships
Federated Hermes
Federated Hermes Infrastructure
Fiera Real Estate
Foot Anstey
Frasers Property
Fulcrum BioEnergy
Global Home Technology
Goldbeck Construction
Government Property Agency
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greengage Environmental
Grosvenor
Ground Control
Hadley Property
Hargreaves Jones
Harworth Group
Hays
HDR
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hoare Lea
Hollis
Homes for Haringey
HS2
HUB Residential
Hydrock
IBI Group
IEMA
Ikigai Capital
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
ISG
Jacobs
JTP Architects
Kensa
Kent and Medway NHS Trust
Kier Property
Lancaster University
Landsec
Leeds City Council
Legal and General Investment Management
Lendlease
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Lloyds Banking Group
London Borough of Haringey
London Borough of Redbridge
London Stansted Airport
Long and Partners
Loop
Maber Architects
MAG Property
Manchester Airport
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Midlands Connect
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Muse Developments
MX Underwriting
National Ambulance Estates Group
National Grid
National Police Estates Group
NatureMetrics
NBS
Newcastle City Council
Newforma
NHS England
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Nicholas Hare Architects
NJL Consulting
North West Hydrogen Alliance
Nottingham City Council
Nottingham Trent University
Notting Hill Genesis
Nuclear Industry Association
nVent Thermal Management
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Openreach
Orbit Homes
Orsis
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Oxford Cambridge Arc Leadership Group
Oxfordshire County Council
Pagabo
PA Group
Peel L&P
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Places for People
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Plentific
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Progressive Energy
Prologis
Revcap
Robertson Group
Ryder Architects
Schneider Electric
Scottish Government
Sellafield
SembCorp Energy
Shaftesbury
Sheffield Hallam University
Siemens
Sizewell C
SKF
Slough Urban Renewal
South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership
Southern Water
Stepnell
St Modwen Properties
STX Commodities B.V
Sunbelt Rentals
Sustrans
Swansea Tidal Lagoon
Sypro
Take Ltd
Taylor Woodrow
TechnipFMC
Thakeham Homes
The Association for Decentralised Energy
The Crown Estate
The Green Infrastructure Consultancy
Thirteen Group
Transport for LondoN
Troup Bywaters + Anders
UK Atomic Energy Authority
UK Green Building Council
UKREiiF
University of Chester
University of Oxford
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Willmott Dixon
Wilson James
Yonder
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Start Date:
Wednesday, 7th September 2022

Start Time:
0800hrs

End Date:
Wednesday, 7th September 2022

End Time:
1700hrs

Venue

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton St, London W8 7NX, UK

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