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Transport Unlocking Development Conference

Wednesday, 9th March 2022 0800hrs – 1600hrs

Back in September 2021, the UK Government set out a projection for how it expects to spend £650bn of public and private sector infrastructure investment over the coming decade as a part of its latest National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline. With over 200bn set to be invested on upcoming infrastructure schemes by 2025, investing in transport infrastructure is essential to unlocking regeneration and a key pillar of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. We will be bringing together key investors, developers, national policy makers and regional transport bodies to share insight into their upcoming schemes and investments, whilst examining future priorities in regard to connecting communities and opportunities.

Topics to be discussed:

  • The GM Five Year Transport Plan
  • TFL’s £12bn+ Development Pipeline
  • TFN’s £500m Development Pipeline
  • TFWM’s £5bn Project Pipeline
  • £2bn Midlands Rail Hub
  • £6.2bn Lower Thames Crossing Scheme
  • TIP’s Roadmap to 2030
  • £650bn National Infrastructure Pipeline
  • TfB’s £35.5m Aylesbury Link Road Scheme
  • HS1 and its partners unlocking 380 homes

Speakers include:

08:00-09:15 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:15-10:30 Session One: Connecting People to Opportunity – What Are the Sensible Steps Needed for Transport Investment to Unlock Development?

A group of senior level policy influencers, transport bodies and investors come together to ponder challenges and opportunities related to development posed by major infrastructure schemes, including where priority funding should be allocated and how innovation can be incorporated.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Innovate UK; Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead – Connected Transport

Strategic Land Group; Paul Smith, Managing Director

Connected Places Catapult; Erin Walsh, Director of Built Environment

Aviva Investors; Darryl Murphy, Managing Director – Head of Infrastructure

Infrastructure Projects Authority; Jon Loveday, Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth

10:30-11:00 Break & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:00-11:25 Best Practice Presentation: Calder Valley Rail Corridor Masterplan

In this session we will hear insight into the major Calder Valley Rail Corridor Masterplan and how Rochdale Council are planning to develop and regenerate strategic areas within the borough to facilitate growth.

Rochdale Council; Mark Robinson, Interim Director Economy

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Transport Across the North – Matchmaking Development and Economic Growth

Transport leadership come together with major northern developers to discuss the connection between important multi-modal master-planning and the abundance of proposed regeneration schemes while unveiling future projects.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Transport for Greater Manchester; Simon Elliot, Head of Rail Programme

Harworth Group;Jonathan Haigh, Chief Investment Officer

Transport for the North; Lucy Jacques, Acting Head of Policy & Strategy

12:30-13:15 Lunch & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

12:30-13:00 Interview with Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive of Transport for the North. (Pre-recorded)

In this interview will be hearing an exclusive piece from Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive of Transport for the North, as he shares insight and discusses the transport body’s plans from 2022 onwards.

13:15-14:30 Session Three: Connecting the Midlands Engine – Enabling Regeneration via New Transport Projects

Ranging from the proposed £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail development to a multitude of multibillion pound transport hub schemes, there is plentiful opportunity across the region. This panel brings together the masterminds behind the most exciting schemes to talk in depth about their progress.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Midlands Connect; Karen Heppenstall, Head of Rail

Transport for West Midlands; Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development and Delivery

Urban Growth Company; Sue Barrett, Chief Operating Officer

14:30-15:00 Break & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

15:00-16:15 Session Four: London and the South East Major Transport Related Development Plans

Whether discussing the proposed delivery of several major schemes that are currently in abeyance or the several forthcoming TFL extensions, investors have highlighted the need for more connectivity across the capital and into the Home Counties. This session takes a look at how transport will help shape development across the region from the eyes of the public and private sector.

Chair: BDB Pitmans; Mark Challis, Head of Planning, Infrastructure and Public Law

HS1; Pelham Walker, Head of Property and Masterplanning

Transport for London; Matthew Yates, Head of Projects, Consents & Urban Design

Buckinghamshire Council; Joan Hancox, Head of Transport Strategy

National Highways; Shaun Pidcock, Programme Director – Lower Thames Crossing

London Legacy Development Corporation; Clare Hebbes, Director of Development

16:15-16:30 Conference Summary and Close

We’re set to have a plethora of expert names from across the world of infrastructure, transport and development including:

HS1 – Pelham Walker, Head of Property and Masterplanning

HS1 Ltd owns the 109km line and adjacent land between London and the Channel known as HS1. They are working with Telford Homes to develop 380 homes alongside retail and office space next to their Stratford International Station. As well as this project they are looking to utilise land along the HS1 route in Stratford, St Pancras and Kings Cross for further mixed use development. Pelham will discuss this project, and how HS1 is enabling much needed development in London and how they are looking for further development partners to work with.

Infrastructure Projects Authority – Jon Loveday, Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth

The Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA) is the government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects, as a part of the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. Back in September 2021, the IPA published their ‘Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030’, that outlined a long-term vision to shift Britain’s built environment to become more resilient, adaptive, and sustainable, moving towards leading in high tech construction. The paper was published alongside the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which forecasts £650bn of investment in infrastructure over the coming decade.

Transport for the North – Lucy Jacques, Acting Head of Policy & Strategy

More information to follow.

Aviva Investors – Dr. Darryl Murphy, Managing Director – Head of Infrastructure

Darryl is Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure at Aviva Investors and responsible for origination, structuring, execution and asset management of infrastructure transactions for the infrastructure equity and debt strategies. Darryl is responsible for a portfolio of over £10bn of debt and equity investments across UK and Europe.

Darryl has over 26 years’ experience in infrastructure financing and investment having also worked at Hambros, SG, Newcourt Capital, RBC, HSBC and was a partner at KPMG. He is widely recognised as one of the leading infrastructure financing experts in the UK and has structured, advised and arranged on a wide number of projects globally.

Darryl holds a PhD in Mathematics from Exeter University. He is UK council chair of the International Project Finance Association and Honorary Professor at the Bartlett School at UCL.

Midlands Connect – Karen Heppenstall, ChPP, Head of Rail

Karen is a Chartered Project Professional, with more than 16 years of diverse rail experience spanning both public and private sectors. She 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 with the £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail programme. Karen will give an overview of their substantial plans for the East Midlands and the wider economic benefits of those schemes.

National Highways – Shaun Pidcock, Programme Director – Lower Thames Crossing

The Lower Thames Crossing is set to be the longest road tunnel in the UK. The major infrastructure project will require 50 new bridges and viaducts with a budget of £6.3bn, making the project a part of the biggest investment in the country’s road network for over 30 years. Almost doubling road capacity across the Thames east of London and easing congestion on the Dartford Crossing, the project will improve road journeys for millions of people every year. Shaun joins us to give an update on the scheme.

Innovate UK – Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead – Connected Transport

Karla is the Innovation Lead for Connected Transport, part of the Land Transport Team in the Manufacturing, Materials and Mobility Sector at Innovate UK. She is seeking solutions which use innovative technologies to leverage a smarter, greener and more sustainable future mobility system of systems for the efficient movement of people and goods around the world. Karla focusses on working with Local Authorities, Customer Experience and Active Travel amongst many other areas. Karla is also the Vice-Chair of ITS(UK), a member of the Highways Sector Council and a lead stakeholder for the Transport Technology Forum. Prior to Innovate UK, she worked for 15 years at a large automotive company as a Design Quality Engineer.

Transport for Greater Manchester – Simon Elliot, Head of Rail Programme

Simon is in charge of the Transport for Greater Manchester’s wider rail infrastructure development strategy. In their Five Year Transport Delivery Plan, published in January 2021, the transport body set out a number of key objectives regarding the improvement of local rail infrastructure including Central Manchester Rail Network enhancements, Stockport area rail infrastructure improvements, a programme of rail improvements on key rail corridors such as the Warrington rail line, development of new stations and much more.

Connected Places Catapult – Erin Walsh, Director of Built Environment

Connected Places Catapult is the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and places with the main aim of creating smarter, healthier and more sustainable communities. CPC operates at the intersection between public and private sectors and between local government and transport authorities. Erin leads the CPC’s Built Environment Directorate, focusing on housing innovation, urban infrastructure and net zero placemaking.

Strategic Land Group – Paul Smith, Managing Director

Strategic Land Group is a specialist land promotion company, that are experts in planning and bringing forward difficult sites for development. They have multiple ongoing and planned projects in the pipeline, including promoting the Clitheroe Local Plan, as well  as working closely with Doncaster Council to promote the 15-acre Auckley greenfield site. The land promoter is also working with North Lincolnshire Council to integrate the 10.4 acre Kirton-in-Lindsey site into their Local Plan.

Urban Growth Company – Sue Barrett, Chief Operating Officer

Urban Growth Company aims to unlock the potential of the Midlands economy by deploying £1.6bn of infrastructure investment. The investment comes as a part of a wider £3bn fund that looks to deliver major improvements in the area to enhance connectivity and ensure that the HS2 Interchange Station is connected into the network of travel, employment, and leisure opportunities throughout the region. Once complete, the scheme is expected to deliver around 3000 homes and 6 million sq ft of commercial spaces.

 

Transport for London – Matthew Yates, Head of Projects, Consents & Urban Design

Transport for London are the integrated transport authority responsible for delivering on the capital’s transport strategy and running the day-to-day operation of the public transport network and London’s main roads. The transport authority have over £12bn worth of regeneration and development in the pipeline, including a £3.1bn Bakerloo line extension, an £800m Old Oak Common Lane Overground Station, and a £327m Barking Riverside railway extension that will also feature a new station.

Buckinghamshire Council – Joan Hancox, Head of Transport Strategy

The South East Aylesbury Link Road is just one of several planned infrastructure projects around Aylesbury linked to its garden town expansion that will feature 16,000 new homes. Buckinghamshire Council were successful with their Housing Infrastructure Funding bid, securing £174m for the garden town scheme as well as four different housing sites situated throughout the authority. Joan joins us to shed light on the council’s wider transport strategy and how further infrastructure work can contribute to levelling up the region.

 

Transport for West Midlands – Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development & Delivery

Transport for West Midlands are working to develop a world-class transport system by investing £5bn in just under 200 transport projects between now and 2026. Most notably, the West Midlands Metro will see the delivery of £1.3bn worth of new tram extensions. In the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget statement, it was announced that the West Midlands would see a further £1.05bn for major green transport improvements including bus and Metro schemes. West Midlands Combined Authority, TfWM’s parent body, has also been looking at a potential West Midlands tube-style network that has been valued at £15bn.

London Legacy Development Corporation – Clare Hebbes, Director of Development

Clare Hebbes is Director of Development at the London Legacy Development Corporation, responsible for the delivery of 3000 homes at Chobham Manor, East Wick and Sweetwater, as well as the delivery of the Hackney Wick masterplan. Clare has over 20 years’ experience delivering some of the most significant urban regeneration schemes and the associated infrastructure across London and Europe, including the redevelopment of King’s Cross, Elephant Park and International Quarter London.

Harworth Group – Jonathan Haigh, Chief Investment Officer

Jonathan is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25-years’ experience in property development and transactions in roles as developer, investor, occupier and adviser. He joined Harworth from MAG Property, where as Managing Director he led the development side of the business and was a driving force behind the Airport City Manchester scheme. Jonathan previously led a team at PwC responsible for devising and executing work-out strategies and loan book trading. Prior to that he worked for Ballymore, where he led the investment and development activity for numerous large-scale schemes. At Harworth, he oversees strategic acquisitions and direct development, and will provide additional technical and commercial expertise to the regional team.

Rochdale Borough Council – Mark Robinson, Interim Director Economy

More information to follow.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

BDB Pitmans – Mark Challis, Head of Planning, Infrastructure and Public Law

Mark heads up a team of over 50 people at BDB Pitmans that provides legal advice on a wide range of infrastructure and other projects. Amongst many other things the team specialises in transport and works act orders,  development consent orders, compulsory purchase orders and consents under the conventional planning process. The team also specialises in parliamentary work, particularly hybrid bills for transport schemes, and now has five “Roll A” parliamentary agents, which is more than any other firm.

Mark began his career in local government, working for the Corporation of London, before moving into private practice in the 1990s. He has advised on numerous large developments including many transport schemes. In recent years he has advised TfL on various projects including the Victoria Station Upgrade, the extension of the London Overground network to Barking Riverside and the proposed Bakerloo Line extension from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham and beyond. He is also working with National Highways on two major junction improvement schemes on the M25 being promoted under the development consent order process.  All of these schemes play a part in unlocking development opportunities, providing congestion relief or both.

Mark is also a former general editor of the loose lease encyclopaedia Planning Law Service published by Lexis Nexis for use by planning professionals

Associate your brand with the Transport Unlocking 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 infrastructure and transport sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,750 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,750 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,250 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £750 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,750+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 – “_____________ 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

£1,750+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

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,250+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

£750+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.

Tickets

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, 9th March 2022

Time:
0800hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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