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Wales Development Conference

Tuesday, 24th January 2023 0900hrs – 1500hrs

This event will showcase over £60 billion of development and thousands of new homes, transformational infrastructure and major mixed use development projects.

This conference brings together senior leadership from across the Welsh built environment ecosystem, with billions of pounds worth of development set to be unveiled as part of the agenda. Delegates will hear about the forthcoming £8.1 billion green investment plans which will put Wales at the forefront of global sustainability ambition. An additional £60bn of new housing, commercial and industrial schemes are proposed in the run up to 2025- join the most prominent developers and policy makers and help understand how your organisation can support regeneration across the country.

Topics to be discussed:

  • North Wales Tidal plans £7bn Tidal Lagoon
  • Network Rail’s support for TfW’s £5bn vision
  • CCR invests £1.2bn in City Deal regen. plans
  • £1bn Cardiff Masterplan
  • Swansea Council’s £750m regen masterplan
  • Milligan’s £750m Swansea redevelopment
  • Welsh Government’s £800m Town Centres pledge
  • Next Steps for Council of Economic Development
  • Wildfox Resort’s £250m Afan Valley development
  • Watkin Jones £200m BTR plans
  • Urban Splash £750m Swansea project
  • RivingtonHark’s £135m Copr Bay Development
  • Bank of Wales’ £100m NetZero incentive
  • Sustrans’ £75m active travel investment
  • Taff’s £25m housing plan
  • WAST’s £13.5m ambulance investment
  • Hacer’s £4.7m Aberafan house development
  • Cardiff to develop 1700 home
  • Adra builds over 800 affordable homes
  • Bridgend’s 500 home waterfront regen
  • Cardiff Councils new local development plan
  • Lloyds £150m funding in Wales

Speakers include:

09:00-09:15 Conference Welcome & Keynote Speaker

A top stakeholder and influencer within the Welsh marketplace will open the event with an inspirational keynote, setting the tone for the conversation to come.

09:15-10:30 Session One: Transforming Wales – Analysing and Understanding Development and Infrastructure Needs

A group of key voices will discuss the major priorities for growth as Wales is emerging from the pandemic, inflation, and faces the challenges of building green infrastructure while delivering healthier, smarter places. 

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Swansea City Council; Cllr Andrea Lewis, Deputy Leader

Cardiff Capital Region; Kellie Beirne, Chief Executive Officer

RivingtonHark; David Lewis, Executive Director

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales; Rhiannon Hardiman, Change Maker

Network Rail; James Jackson, Industry Programme Director

Urban Splash; Mark Latham, Development Director

10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Session Two: Wales on the Global Stage – Delivering World Class Placemaking and Social Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth

With priority to deliver infrastructure which improves health and wellbeing while supporting jobs and the economy, this panel brings together a group of key stakeholders to discuss the investment, development and maintenance needs across Welsh towns and how their organisation is supporting positive economic outcomes for communities.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Cardiff City Council; Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development

Sustrans; Christine Boston, Director

Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust; Chris Turley, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources

12:00-12:30 Break
12:30-13:30 Session Three: Meeting Wales’s Housing Needs – Major BtR and Residential Plans

Wales has pledged to build 10,000 new homes per year over the next decade, delegates are joined by an array of developers and operators who will outline their moves to create world class communities across the country.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Adra Housing Association; Iwan Trefor Jones, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Taff Housing; Helen White, Chief Executive Officer

Watkin Jones; George Dyer, Head of Divestment

Development Bank of Wales; Cenydd Rowlands, Property Director

Monmouthshire Housing Association; Karen Tarbox, Director of Property Services

13:30-14:00 Break
14:00-15:00 Session Four: Shaping Welsh Towns, Cities and Valleys

Delegates are joined by major investors, developers and energy focused regenerators to unveil their future project ideas and discuss the changing shape of Welsh towns and cities while also pondering the race to net zero and ESG implications.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

North Wales Tidal Energy; Henry Dixon, Chairman

Wildfox Resorts; Claire Pearce, Director – Planning & Economic Development

Milligan; Stuart Harris, Chief Executive Officer

Bridgend County Borough Council; Cllr Neelo Farr, Cabinet Member Regeneration

Lloyds Banking Group; Chinyelu Oranefo, Director, Sustainability & ESG Finance

15:00 Conference Summary and Close

We’re set to have a plethora of expert names join us for a series of panel discussions and networking.

Urban Splash – Mark Latham, Development Director

Urban Splash are pioneers in regeneration, placemaking and development. The firm’s regeneration plans for the city include redeveloping Swansea Central North, the riverfront site in St Thomas, and turning the 23-acre Civic Centre site into a new city seafront district. Mark– Development Director will be joining the session to showcase developments and thought leadership on changing the shape of Welsh towns.

Swansea Council – Cllr Andrea Lewis, Deputy Leader

As part of a wider £1bn Swansea regeneration programme the city council have partnered with Urban Splash to deliver a £750m city centre masterplan to be delivered in phases over 10 years. Key schemes include the Copr Bay digital arena project, Swansea Central North- a mixed use neighbourhood with business at its heart- and Castle Square. Cllr Lewis joins the event to go into depth on delivery timeline and opportunities for collaboration.

Milligan – Stuart Harris, Chief Executive Officer

After a turbulent couple of years, the high streets are slowly coming back to life, through development of homes, spaces to work and becoming the hub of competitive socialisation.  Developers such as Milligan are innovators in city revitalisation, creating inclusive placemaking and heading the development of over 10 new city centre developments. They have recently announced £750 million, 20-year Swansea regeneration project – redeveloping housing, hospitality and civic spaces. Stuart Harris – Chief Executive officer will be joining us to provide perspective on revitalizing our city centres, challenges of the high street and the evolution of retail spaces.

Cardiff Capital Region – Kellie Beirne, Chief Executive Officer

Cardiff Capital Region(CCR) embraces the 10 local authority in South-East Wales – Creating sustainable success and thriving communities. Investing £1.2 billion in regional growth via the City Deal over the next 10 years and aiming to deliver £50 million Industrial and Economic Plan which consists of 120,000 sq. m of workspace and creating 4400 jobs. Kellie will be joining the session to discuss challenges of Welsh regeneration and the strategies to accelerate industrial and economic growth.

Development Bank of Wales – Cenydd Rowlands, Property Director

The Development Bank of Wales is offering £100 million investment to Net Zero incentives – renewable and energy efficient measures over the next five to seven years. As Property Director at the development bank, Cenydd will be well placed to give us intel on their development funding activities and exciting details on their new green initiative.

Wildfox Resorts – Claire Pearce, Director of Planning & Economic Development

Gravity’s ‘Wildfox Resorts’ development in the Afan Valley, Port Talbot, is aiming to create over 1000 jobs in the region. Following £250 million investment , in a 50-bed hotel, spa, restaurant, viewing area, 570 lodges, biking and walking trail. Claire – director will be joining the session to discuss regeneration and revitalisation of towns, cities and valleys within Wales.

Watkin Jones – George Dyer, Head of Divestment

Watkin Jones is the leading developer, builder and management operator in the UK and Ireland – recently announcing a £200 million private rental flats scheme with Legal and General. Aiming to deliver 714 build-to-rent flats at the former Brains Brewery site in Cardiff. George will be joining the session to discuss latest development plans and creating of inclusive places in Wales.

Lloyds Banking Group – Chinyelu Oranefo, Director, Sustainability & ESG Finance

Lloyds’ banking group is one of the largest mortgage lenders in the UK and is set to become the biggest landlords by 2030 – supporting the recovery of the UK housing market. Providing £150 million of funding in Wales from 2021 – 2022, with 56 million being sustainable linked. Chinyelu will be joining us to discuss sustainability in the and investment in the built environment.

RivingtonHark – David Lewis, Executive Director

RivingtonHark is a pioneer in rejuvenating town centres – developing projects over £250 million. Following the announcement of £135 million Copr Bay in Swansea, the mixed-use project is due to create 600 full-time permanent jobs and £17 million economic productivity each year. David will be joining the session to discuss the priorities of Welsh regeneration, the challenges of delivering heathier places and the challenges of development.

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales – Rhiannon Hardiman, Change Maker

Rhiannon is a Change Maker with a focus on climate, nature and decarbonisation, Supporting public bodies in Wales to go net zero by 2030 and to take action to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies. She will be joining the session to share thought leadership on major growth priorities in Wales, green infrastructure and accelerating economic growth.

Cardiff Council – Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development

Cardiff Council approves new partnership with Wates Living that could see 1,700 homes delivered over the next 9 years and plans to develop the city by 2036.   Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development joins the event to talk about how social infrastructure which supports active, healthier and smarter living will play an integral part to any adopted plan. With over £1bn of projects in the immediate pipeline, Ken will also touch on how the public and private sector can collaborate to expedite inclusive economic growth delivery.

Taff Housing Association – Helen White, Chief Executive Officer

Taff Housing association manages over 1,500 homes across Cardiff. Recently gaining £25 million in funding, which will be used to fund a development programme targeting, 325 new homes by 2025/26. Helen will be joining the session to share intel on housing needs of the region, new development plans and challenges of redevelopment.

Network Rail – James Jackson, Industry Programme Director

James is Industrial Programme Director, Wales and Western at Network Rail and will discuss their strategic investment and development plan. They are supporting the delivery of Transport for Wales’ ambitious £5bn vision to transform the railway in Wales and the Borders. Key projects as part of the vision include a £30m upgrade to Barmouth Viaduct and a £25m upgrade to the Newport-Gloucester line.

Sustrans – Christine Boston, Director

Sustrans has invested £75 million in the Welsh economy and an additional 20m each year for the development and improvement of the National Cycle Network. Christine will be joining the session to discuss active travel in Wales and delivering infrastructure which improves health and wellbeing.

Adra Housing Association – Iwan Trefor Jones, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Adra Housing Association is one of the largest social landlords in North Wales. Currently developing 19 projects -with over 800 affordable homes across the region. Future developments in Gwynedd and Caernarfon are comprised of 44 new homes – 21 of which will be for over 55’s.  Iwan- Deputy Chief Executive will be joining the conference to share intel on affordable residential development, community regeneration and the challenges of accelerating the Welsh housing stock.

Monmouthshire Housing Association – Karen Tarbox, Director of Property Services

Monmouthshire Housing Association (MHA) managing over 3800 properties. Karen from Monmouthshire housing association will be joining the discussion on the challenges of providing social housing within the region.

Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust – Chris Turley, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources

The Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust (WAST) serves over 3000 people in Wales – serving the community and adding to the wellbeing of the region. Investing in over £13.5 million on electrifying ambulances, which has benefitting local patients. Chris Turley – executive director will be joining the session to share intel on WAST development, thought leadership on improving infrastructural wellbeing and investments needed to serve the Welsh communities.

Bridgend County Borough Council – Cllr Neelo Farr, Cabinet Member Regeneration

Bridgend County Borough Council is in the next phase of unlocking regeneration developments, including at Salt Lake and Cosy Corner, while developing more than 500 homes, 170 businesses and infrastructure. Neelo Farr -Cabinet Member of Regeneration will be joining the session to discuss rejuvenation and the challenges of development in the region.

North Wales Tidal Energy – Henry Dixon, Chairman

North Wales Tidal Energy is developing world-leading integrated tidal energy and costal protection– recently announcing a £7 billon new tidal lagoon for Wales stretching between Prestatyn and Llandudno. The project aims to generate £500 million a year for 120 years and could generate enough power for every home in Wales. Henry will be joining the session to discuss the future of sustainable energy, economic growth, and environmental security of the Welsh communities.

Associate your brand with the Wales 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 country.

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

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

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

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 24th January 2023

Time:
0900hrs – 1500hrs

Venue

Online Conference


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