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Wales Development Conference

January 23 @ 0800hrs - 1630hrs

The City Hall, Cardiff, Cathays Park, CF10 3ND

Wales Development Conference | Event

Driving Economic Growth Across Wales – With Developments Totalling £20bn+ To Be Discussed

The inaugural Wales Development Conference is set to delve into the biggest challenges and opportunities across the region – with a focus on driving investment, development and regeneration of the area. It’s a truly exciting period for the region which is driving growth through new infrastructure, a focus on major brownfield regeneration and city/town centre regeneration. But the area also faces challenges and this event will bring together the construction and real estate industry to tackle those barriers, share inside intel on the future vision and drive growth across Wales. View Agenda >

We have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll discuss some incredible projects such as:

  • £1.2bn of investment and development into Swansea
  • Exclusive update on the Western Gateway
  • Ambitious vision for Newport – the new growth city
  • £150m arena in Cardiff and £120m arena in Swansea
  • Network Rails £2bn development programme
  • £1.3bn Swansea Lagoon scheme
  • £200m Wellness Village in Carmarthenshire
  • Plans for a new hospital in Wales
  • Hacer Developments Swansea city centre scheme
  • £400m Legal & General regeneration project
  • Taylor Wimpey’s 2,500 new community build
  • University estate masterplans totalling £1.1bn
  • A major 11,000 job announcement by Swansea
  • Gower College announcing a new campus scheme

And many more to be discussed. Click here to view the full agenda >

Speakers include:

IT’S A MUST-ATTEND CONFERENCE!

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Programme & Agenda

You can be sure to walk away from this conference with a huge amount of new information, business cards and potential work opportunities as we delve into the huge opportunities within Wales – hearing exclusive intel into the future vision and major development projects yet to be announced.

Through a series of exceptional panel discussions we’ll hear from the experts at the forefront of the region who’ll share their insider knowledge with the audience – alongside open Q&A using Slido for high audience participation. We’ll then delve into gripping presentations where leading developers, investors and authorities will reveal their development pipelines, details on new development zones and more.

The sessions for the conference include:

  • Keynote Speaker
  • The Developing Industrial Strategy and Creating a Sustainable Welsh Economy
  • Infrastructure Development Plans
  • University and College Estate Development Plans
  • Major Property and Land Development Plans

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Partnership Opportunities

Our partnership opportunities will enable you to reap the rewards of being centre stage at the conference whilst removing the usual barriers to key decision makers and influential figures within the industry. As an event partner, you’ll boost your organisation’s profile, influence industry debate and make exclusive connections with the most senior figures – embedding your status as a key firm within Wales.

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Wales Development Conference | Programme

 

08:00-08:45Breakfast & Networking
08:45-09:15Keynote Speakers
Top regional stakeholders will open the event with an inspirational keynote, setting the tone for the conversation to come.
Welsh Government; Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
Future Generations Commission for Wales; Marie Brousseau-Navarro, Director of Policy, Legislation and Innovation
Police and Crime Commissioner, South Wales; Alun Michael, Police and Crime Commissioner
09:15-10:15Creating an Inclusive Economy
In 2018, the Secretary of State for Wales announced Wales’ key priorities for the years preceding 2030. This panel brings together some of the major influencers and players tasked with creating an inclusive economic future for the country.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
Swansea Council; Councillor Rob Stewart, Leader
Wales & West Housing; Joanna Davoile, Development Director
Police and Crime Commissioner, South Wales; Alun Michael, Police and Crime Commissioner
INEOS Automotive; Erik Torseke, Director of Industrialisation
10:15-10:45Break & Networking
  
10:45 – 11:05Driving Investment in Wales
Department for International Trade; Simon Sweetinburgh, Director of Regeneration and Investment
 
11:05 -12:05Developing Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
An in-depth look at at planned national infrastructure projects delivered by the experts tasked with connecting Wales and unlocking growth potential. This session will pay particular attention to harnessing environmentally friendly and sustainable practices when developing in Wales.
Chair: Carmarthenshire County Council; Ruth Mullen, Director of Environment
Network Rail; Bill Kelly, Route Director – Wales and Borders
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon; Richard Ambrose, Project Director
Natural Resources Wales; Russell De’Ath, Lead Specialist Advisor
Velindre University NHS Trust/ Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust; David Powell,  Project Director New Velindre Cancer Centre/Development Director
12:05 -13:00Lunch & Networking
13:00 -14:00University & College Estate Development Plans
Further and higher education institutions are major drivers of the Welsh economy, and in this session we’ll hear from senior estate and property staff who’ll reveal details on their campus plans being designed for the future.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
Wrexham Glyndŵr University; Dr Maria Hinfelaar, Vice Chancellor 
University of Cardiff; Professor Kevin Morgan, Dean for Development and Engagement
University of Wales Trinity St David; Professor Ian Walsh, Provost
Gower College Swansea; James Evans, Director of Estates and IT
 
14:00 -14:30Break & Networking
 
14:30-15:30Building Inclusive Communities
 Over 100,00 new homes are needed in Wales over the next 20 years; we will hear from some of the organisations invested in achieving this goal. They will share their plans to create new communities while meeting Wales’ housing needs.
 Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
 Newport Council; Beverly Owen, Strategic Director for Place
 Pobl Group; Elfed Roberts, Head of Development (West)
 Melin Homes; Adrian Huckin, Director
 Wales and West Housing; Joanna Davoile, Development Director
  
15:30 – 16:30Major Property & Land Development Plans
A host of Wales’ major property developers and land owners will take to the stage to showcase their future development projects and speak about their contribution to placemaking. 
Chair: Amanda Griffiths, Director, Built Environment Networking
RivingtonHark; Mark Williams, Executive Director
Bricks Capital; Ben Morley, Managing Director – True Student
Carmarthenshire County Council; Ruth Mullen, Director of Environment
Hacer Developments; Carwyn Davies, Managing Director
Cardiff City Council; Ken Poole, Director of Economic Development
16:30 – 16:45Conference Summary & Event Close
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Wales Development Conference | Attendees

We’re expecting hundreds of delegates to gather in Cardiff for this exceptional one-day conference, and hear are just a few of the firms who’ve already confirmed their attendance:

AECOM
Alpine Land Surveyors
Alun Griffiths (Contractors)
Arcadis
Atkins
Austin-Smith:Lord
Ad Hoc Property Management
Autodesk
Andrew Scott
Asbri Transport
Amroc
Bangor University
Biogenie Site Remediation
Bricks Capital
Butler and Young
Barratt Developments
Baxi Heating
Brinsons
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Community Health Council
Cardiff Council
Cardiff University
Carmarthenshire County Council
Cartrefi Conwy
CIOB
CITB
Crossmark Developments
Currie & Brown
Carter Jonas
CityBlock
Capital Law
Camargue
Castleoak
Curtins Consulting
DarntonB3 Architecture
Design Commission for Wale
DPP Planning
Encon Construction
Engie
Eversheds Sutherland
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Envision Solutions
Expedite
Faithful+Gould
Ferco Seating Systems
Frame
Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
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Galliford Try
Gleeds
Grwp Gwalia
Geldards
Hacer Developments
Hafod
HLM Architects
Hydrock
Hutchinson & Partners
Hoare Lea
Herbert R Thomas
Hyperoptic
INEOS Automotive
iCreate
IFC Group
Invest in Cardiff
ISG
IKM Communications
Interserve Construction
JD Engineering NW
Johnsey Estates UK
Knights Brown Construction
Laing O’Rourke
Legal & General Capital
Linc Cymru
Melin Homes
Midas Group
Morgan Sindall
Mayer Brown
M-AR Offsite
Mott MacDonald
Mango Planning and Development
Natural Resources Wales
Network Rail
Newcastle City Centre NSA
Newforma
Newport City Council
Newport Norse
Newydd Housing Association
NHS Wales
Newport City Homes
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PAGABO
Pegasus Group
Pembrokeshire County Council
Perfect Circle
Pick Everard
Pobl Group
Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales
Powell Dobson Architects
Padstone PM
Rio Architects
RivingtonHark
RPA Quantity Surveyors
RSK Environmental
Scott Brownrigg
Shire Oak International
Sir Robert McAlpine
Stantec
Swansea Council
Swansea Tidal Lagoon
Secure Trust Bank
SD Solutions
Tata Steel
Taylor Wimpey
Transport Planning Associates
Turley
Turner & Townsend
TACP
Tai Tarian
The Urbanists
University Hospital of Wales Cardiff
University of Cardiff
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Vevie Developments
Velindre University NHS Trust
VINCI Construction
Vectos
Wales & West Housing
Wardell Armstrong
Wates
Welsh Government
Willmott Dixon
Wrexham Glyndŵr University
WYG
Waterman Aspen
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Wales Development Conference | Exhibitors

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration within Wales. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the event’s exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 250+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the inaugural Wales Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the region
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to Regional Authorities, Government, leading private sector firms, investors and more

Confirmed Exhibitors:

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If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:

Email: keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Wales Development Conference | Become a Partner

Associate your brand with the Wales Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development of Wales. We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and exhibition space, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

PackageExhibition StandChair/Speaking OpportunityTicketsVIP Backstage AccessCost (+VAT)
Conference PartnerYesYes15Yes£10,000 View Details
Session PartnerYesYes10Yes£5,000 View Details
Output Report PartnerYes-8Yes£5,000 View Details
Programme PartnerYes-10-£3,500 View Details
Breakfast PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Lunch PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Email PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Registration PartnerYes-5-£1,750 Sold Out
Exhibitor PackageYes-4-£1,500 View Details

Become a Partner

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 industry, the region’s future vision and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner
£10,000+VAT

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry in Wales with branding within the title of the event – ‘Wales Development Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference speaker communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • One pull-up stand on stage for the entire conference
  • Option to do a Keynote speech
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Fifteen delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to fifteen people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
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Session Partner
£5,000+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to chair or 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:

  • Involvement with an exceptional panel session with the option to chair or be involved in the debate, discussions and presentations
  • Position yourself alongside us to shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
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Output Report Partner
£5,000+VAT

Our Output Report Partner opportunity puts you on the front cover of our after event Output Report – highlighting the key discussions during the day and giving you input into the report with branding and editorial input throughout the whole report, helping us to shape the agenda and output:

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Eight delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to eight people per year
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
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Programme Partner
£3,500+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme handed out to all delegates on entry to the conference. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
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Breakfast Partner
£2,500+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast or lunch period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
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Lunch Partner
£2,500+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast or lunch period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of lunch
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
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Email Partner
£2,500+VAT

Prime branding on all emails used to promote the conference with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
Become Partner >
Registration Partner
£1,750+VAT
Exhibitor Package
£1,500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services, our Exhibitor Partner package is perfect. There is no limit to the exhibition space enabling you to simply drive brand awareness through a standard exhibition package or bring excitement to the room with the ability to take exhibition space to stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 4 x delegate passes
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event

Confirmed Exhibitors

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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

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Wales Development Conference | Details

Tickets

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Event Ticket: Wales Development Conference£179.00

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Event Ticket (Public Sector Cost): Wales Development Conference£129.00

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Deadline for delegate names to be included within the programme is two weeks prior to the event.

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
0800hrs - 1630hrs
Cost:
£129 – £179

Venue

The City Hall, Cardiff
Cathays Park, CF10 3ND

Our conferences will connect you with construction, property and building industry professionals from both the public and private sectors – helping you build new relationships, discover exclusive regional insights into new developments and regeneration schemes, and help you reap the commercial benefits of being at the forefront of regional economic growth.

With over 70 conferences a year we’re supported by some of the leading organisations and businesses – with HS2 Ltd, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Transport for London and Transport for the North just a few of those we’re working with to shape our event and conference agendas to ensure each region’s key topics and aims are integrated into regional industry discussions.

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If you’re wanting to do more business, find new opportunities, upgrade your knowledge and network with business leaders and VIPs then our events are a must attend!

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