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Wales Development Conference

Friday, 11th December 2020 0930hrs – 1315hrs

This event will focus on future development, regeneration and investment taking place across Wales.

The development sector in Wales is increasingly vibrant.

Multi-national developers and blue chip organisations are choosing the country as a base for their schemes, and it’s clear to see why. The focus on the Western Gateway connecting South Wales with the South West of England, and multiple transformational projects in cities like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport are acting as catalysts for growth. And there is also exciting schemes being proposed across Mid and North Wales.

This conference will delve into the future ambitions and vision with the leading voices sharing their knowledge and inside intel. Billions of pounds worth of opportunities will be discussed and attendees will have the chance to interact with the masterminds behind them and the public sector personalities who are unlocking them.

More speakers will be announced soon.

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-10:00 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

10:00-11:00 Session One: The Future of Wales – How The Property and Development Sector Will Aid Economic Recovery

Policy makers, investors and developers assemble to discuss how the built environment industry can be the catalyst for escaping the impending recession and what the Welsh property market will look like in a post-Covid and Brexit world.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Cardiff Council; Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development

Carmarthenshire County Council; Ruth Mullen, Director of Environment

Transport for Wales; Lee Robinson, Development Director for North Wales

11:00-11:45 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:15-11:30 Breakout – DCW Group

DCW Group has developed a new innovative solution that will save time and costs within the development journey of new homes, potentially shaving 3-months off the process. He’ll reveal all in this session.

DCW Group; Dean Ward, Managing Director

11:45-12:45 Session Two: Solving the Housing Crisis in Wales; Sponsored by Edaroth

An in depth look at several major residential schemes that are set to be delivered in the nation’s cities and towns over the forthcoming years with presentations by the developers and public sector leadership that are unlocking them.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Welsh Government; Ian Williams, Deputy Director of Homes & Places

Edaroth; Mark Powell, Managing Director

Other speakers TBC

12:45-13:15 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across Wales. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Welsh Government – Ian Williams, Deputy Director of Homes & Places

With on of the most expansive and ambitious housing development targets in the British isles, Welsh government are in the midst of a major housebuilding programme and are stopping at nothing to deliver the 20,000+ extra homes needed within the next five years. As part of this session, Ian will talk in depth about how he is working to encourage housebuilding through public and private sector collaboration and will also touch on different innovations for delivery including MMC.

Ian is the senior civil servant managing the Regeneration function in Wales.  He also has responsibility for the supply of Affordable Housing, the Welsh Housing Quality standard, Innovative Housing, Health and Housing, Help to Buy and Low cost home ownership.

He spent twenty years as an Oil Company Executive with Shell International before joining the Welsh Government in 2006.  Prior to joining Shell he spent some time as a pop singer and a television presenter in Wales. Ian is originally from Bethesda in North Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Cardiff Council – Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development

Ken will be able to discuss Cardiff Council’s local development plan and how it will enable Cardiff Council to achieve their goal through the Liveable Design Guide, which aims to make Cardiff the most liveable capital city in the world. Ken will also be able to explain how these plans will assist economic development and growth in Cardiff.

Carmarthenshire County Council – Ruth Mullen, Director of Environment

Carmarthenshire County Council are currently undertaking the development of the Delta Lakes Wellbeing and Life Science Village along the coast of Llanelli. As the largest regeneration project in South Wales, the investment of over £200 million is set to boost the economy with over £450 million over the next 15 years. With over 2000 well paid, high quality jobs set to be created, it also aims to boost the health and wellbeing in the region. Ruth will be able to share further insight into this project, alongside other projects currently in the pipeline for the area.

 

EDAROTH – Mark Powell, Managing Director

A subsidiary business of Atkins – a member of the SNC Lavalin Group, the firm provides end-to-end development solutions with focus on delivering social and affordable housing at the point of need. This approach prioritises brownfield and under-utilised land within existing communities which are often considered too difficult or expensive to develop, and sees the landowner typically retain the land, assets and ongoing rentland income. EDAROTH brings together design and engineering expertise, the latest off-site manufacturing techniques and construction partnerships to deliver new houses at speed, volume and at a significantly reduced cost compared to traditional new builds.

 

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.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

Transport for Wales – Lee Robinson, Development Director for North Wales

With over 3 million people relying on the country’s transport infrastructure daily, Transport for Wales are working hard to achieve the welsh government’s decarbonisation targets as part of their sustainable development plans. As Development Director, Lee will be able to provide further insight into upcoming developments and how these will help achieve the welsh government’s infrastructure goals.

 

DCW Group – Dean Ward, Managing Director

DCW Group has developed a new innovative solution that will save time and costs within the development journey of new homes – potentially shaving 3-months off the process. He’ll reveal all in this session.

Dean Ward

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 around development and economic growth across the country.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Housing Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, 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 and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Wales Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Housing Session Partner

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@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

Event Ticket: Wales Development Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Friday, 11th December 2020

Time:
0930hrs – 1315hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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