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Wales Economic Growth and Development Conference

Thursday, 25th November 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

Whether it be the £1bn North Wales Growth Deal, the £110m Mid Wales Growth Deal or the £2.5bn combined being invested in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, regeneration ambitions in Wales has reached a pivotal point.

The next few years are now crucial for the country and the 2021 Wales Economic Growth and Development Conference brings together developers, investors and public sector stakeholders that are behind all the most important schemes to share insight, thought leadership and project information with our audience.

Topics to be discussed:

  • North Wales Multi-million pound projects
  • Tiron Homes 528 home major regeneration scheme
  • The Development Bank of Wales’ £430m investments
  • Packaged Living’s c300 BTR unit scheme in Cardiff
  • £85m job creating regeneration scheme in Newport
  • Pobl Homes’ to invest in 10,000 new homes by 2030
  • Welsh Gov’s plans for 20,000+ homes
  • Intel on RivingtonHark’s pipeline in Wales

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 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.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Building Back Better – How Can Development Play Its Part In Creating Inclusive Economic Growth?

National policy influencers and public sector stakeholders join investors and developers at the forefront of major projects to talk about how they are collaborating on initiatives to create healthier, smarter and more inclusive towns and cities in Wales.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Transport for Wales; Lee Robinson, North Wales Development Director

Development Bank of Wales; Cenydd Rowlands, Property Director

Welsh Government; Joanne Larner, Head of Regeneration, South East

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

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.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Solving The Housing Crisis and Accelerating the Delivery of High-Quality Homes

With the promise to build 100,000 new homes in Wales by the end of the next parliament, the task is tall for local authorities and developers to get spades in the grounds and create a variety of residential options for the people across the country. This panel features presentations from organisations behind some of forthcoming major housing ambitions with details with discussions around challenges, opportunities, timelines and procurement.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Packaged Living; Ed Ellerington, Managing Director

Tirion Homes; David Ward, Chief Executive

Pobl Homes; Amanda Davies, Group Managing Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

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.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Major Development, Regeneration and Placemaking Projects

Developers and investors behind some of the most exciting mixed use, commercial and industrial projects come together to share details of their forthcoming schemes via a series of presentations and interactive Q&A.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Network Rail; James Jackson, Industry Programme and Investment Director

RivingtonHark; Mark Williams, Executive Director

Other speakers TBC

14:00-14:30 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:

Network Rail – James Jackson, Industry Programme and Investment Director

Responsible for making investment cases for projects across the rail network in Wales, James comes to the conference to talk about Network Rail’s priorities across the country and where the next tranche of development will take place in the coming years.

Pobl Homes – Amanda Davies, Group Managing Director

Pobl Homes have major housing development plans for the current decade with ambitions which include investing in 10,000 new homes by 2030. This comes off the back of Pobl recently exceeding its target of creating 3,000 much needed new homes in the five years to 2021. Amanda will join the session to give more intel on Pobl’s extensive housing development plans in south Wales.

Transport for Wales – Lee Robinson, North Wales Development Director

Transport for Wales are a key component of levelling up across the country. In North Wales and have a multitude of projects coming forward to help drive regeneration ambitions. These include multi-million-pound projects at Wrexham General and Shotton Station by 2024, co-funding new buildings at Blaenau Ffestiniog or working with train operators to increase services into rural communities and across the border into Northern England. Lee joins the event to talk in depth about major infrastructure requirements allied to the growth deal.

 

Welsh Government – Joanne Larner, Head of Regeneration, South East

With one 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, Joanne will talk in depth about how she is working to encourage housebuilding through public and private sector collaboration and will also touch on different innovations for delivery including MMC.

Packaged Living – Ed Ellerington, Founder

Packaged Living will submit a residential planning application for circa 300 Build-to-Rent (BTR) residential units and assume the role of developer of the recently purchased Suffolk House site in Cardiff. The 0.9 acre site will also benefit from 3,000 sq ft of commercial space, up to 5,000 sq ft of amenity space and 50 car parking spaces. Ed will join the session to give more intel on this scheme and their future plans to develop in Wales.

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

Tirion Homes – David Ward, Chief Executive

Tirion Homes have major plans in one of Wales’ largest regeneration scheme with the £85m regeneration of Newport’s former Whiteheads steelworks, creating a new development of 528 homes with a primary school, neighbourhood centre and community space which will provide a boost to the local economy by creating 850 new jobs including 40 apprenticeships for local people. David will join the session to give more intel on this scheme which has received the support of the Welsh Government.

 

Development Bank of Wales – Cenydd Rowlands, Property Director

Since being set up by the Welsh Government in 2013 the bank has invested more than £100 million in 79 SME housebuilders, driving the construction of more than 1,200 new homes and 100,000 sq ft of commercial space. As Property Director Cenydd, is responsible for the bank’s team of specialist property investors and the delivery of their property development funds. Their aim is to invest over £430 million into new development schemes throughout Wales over the next couple of years.

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

RivingtonHark – Mark Williams, Executive Director

RivingtonHark have been working closely with Swansea Council on a major town centre regeneration scheme. Mark will update us on the scheme and discuss the benefits of a cohesive public and private partnership and how the scheme is set to have a massive effect on Swansea and the local economy. Mark will also talk about their current portfolio and what the future looks like for RivingtonHark in the context of a post C19 recovery.

Associate your brand with the Wales Economic Growth & Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around 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
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 Economic Growth & 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

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 Economic Growth & Development Conference £80.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 25th November 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – Hopin


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