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ONLINE CONFERENCE: Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction

Friday, 19th June 2020 0900hrs – 1600hrs

We’re launching a series of new online conferences – bringing you everything you come to expect of our normal events – fantastic speakers, excellent panel discussions, presentations on future development projects, networking with attendees, exhibition area and more.

This online conference will focus on health, diversity and wellbeing in the construction and property industry.

Worker wellbeing in the construction industry has rarely been out of the headlines over the past few years – and rightly so.

The construction industry has the highest suicide rate of any other profession – whilst 400,000 days a year are lost in productivity due to work-related stress, depression and anxiety. And there are many challenges to overcome – from long hours, extended times working away from home, temporary and precarious nature of many projects, diversity challenges, the ‘macho culture’ and more have all contributed.

This online conference will look to break down stigmas, bring awareness to issues and challenges, and hear from those at the forefront of change – sharing details on what is being done successfully across the UK in many different sectors of the industry. A large focus in the past on Health & Safety has been on physical hazards – and now it’s now to focus on the wellbeing of our most important asset – the workforce.

Topics will focus on:

  • Wellbeing in the industry
  • Developing a health & wellbeing strategy
  • LGBTQ+ in construction
  • Diversity & inclusion in the industry
  • Flexible working – the lessons from Covid-19
  • Age in construction – attracting and retaining skills

Over 30 speakers will soon be revealed. Those already confirmed include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:00-10:00 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. There will be a networking chatroom, opportunity to video chat with exhibitors, and more.

10:00-11:00 How to Develop a Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Developing a health and wellbeing strategy is incredibly complex – especially for the large organisations bringing forward multi-million/billion pound schemes where numerous firms and sub-contractors are also involved. We’ll hear in this session on the approach of some of the biggest UK developers.

Canary Wharf Group; Kristina Arsenievich, Senior Sustainability Manager

The Guinness Partnership; Liz Skelton, Director of Health & Safety

Mates in Mind; James Rudoni, Managing Director

Moda; James Blakey, Planning Director, Moda

Kier; Tracy Smith, Health & Wellbeing Ambassador

Moodbeam; Jonathan Elvidge, Co-Founder

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move into the online networking chatroom and make new connections with those in the industry, and check out the exhibitors in the exhibition hall – with the ability to video chat, view exhibitor documents, literature and more.

11:30-12:30 LGBTQ+ in Construction

Some of the UK’s leading activists and inspirational LGBTQ+ ambassadors working in the industry will join us for this discussion. An inclusive workplace can drive productivity by 30% and in this session we’ll hear about how firms are working to do just this – and the challenges which still need tackling.

LGB Construct; Christina Riley, Founder

Balfour Beatty; Amanda McKay, Quality Director Major Projects/Nuclear Quality Director

Constructing Rainbows; Sharon Slinger, Director

Jacobs; Luke Ives, Social Value and I&D Coordinator, People & Places Solutions, EMEA

Other speakers TBC

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move into the online networking chatroom and make new connections with those in the industry, and check out the exhibitors in the exhibition hall – with the ability to video chat, view exhibitor documents, literature and more.

13:00-14:00 Flexible Working – The Future of British Business?

The debate on flexible working – whether it be working hours, days, office vs home working – has been ongoing for a while but the current situation has created a big wave and the working environment is unlikely to be the same again. In this session we’ll discuss the lessons learnt and the changes and trends this could bring.

Newforma; Clara Rettinger, Executive

Timewise Foundation; Emma Stewart, CEO & Founder

Other speakers TBC

Session Sponsor: (Available – Click for details)

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move into the online networking chatroom and make new connections with those in the industry, and check out the exhibitors in the exhibition hall – with the ability to video chat, view exhibitor documents, literature and more.

14:30-15:30 Talent in Construction – Developing Youth, Keeping Experience and Diversifying Gender

The industry currently faces big issues – a lack of gender diversity and older workers aging out of the workforce faster than new workers are replacing them. How do we attract more people into the industry, how can we retain talent for longer, what role do skills and training play?

Real Estate Balance; Sue Brown, Managing Director

Countryside Properties; Marion Whitty, Head of Talent & Development

Black Professionals in Construction; Amos Simbo, Chairman

Other speakers TBC

Session Sponsor: (Available – Click for details)

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

During the break period you’re able to move into the online networking chatroom and make new connections with those in the industry, and check out the exhibitors in the exhibition hall – with the ability to video chat, view exhibitor documents, literature and more.

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This unique online conference will bring together the construction industry to discuss the health and wellbeing of our most crucial asset – the workforce. 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 events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Sometimes people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands at physical events – but being online this will see enquiries and interest in your brand peak – with enquiries and questions flooding into your stand.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 200+ delegates and connect to them via our online exhibition hall
  • Video chat with potential clients and customers interested in finding out more about your company
  • Share downloadable literature and documents with those who attend your stand
  • Private message those attending the event in our networking forum
  • Be part of the inaugural online Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction Conference
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors, contractors, consultants, architects and more
  • Reduce the cost and overheads by utilising our online platform and conferences

Confirmed Exhibitors:

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:

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the health and wellbeing of our workforce.

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
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 £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 – “Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction 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

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

We have an excellent line-up of speakers who’ll be joining us for this event to share their expert knowledge. They include:

Balfour Beatty – Amanda McKay, Quality Director Major Projects/Nuclear Quality Director

Amanda McKay is an Out Trans Woman who came out to the world at the age of 49, working for Balfour Beatty as Quality Director for the Major Projects business.  As an out Bi Trans Woman and the most senior LGBT+ employee within Balfour Beatty, Amanda actively supports the LGBT+ community and works to demonstrate that Balfour Beatty is a diverse, inclusive and accepting employer. She is a Co-chair of the Gender Equality network and Chair for the LGBT+ & Allies network, and promotes both through public speaking, facilitating events and workshops. Amanda is a member of the executive board of Building Equality and a Trustee of the Chartered Quality Institute as well as being an active volunteer with a number of LGBT charities.

She regularly supports external organisations in their approaches to LGBT+ policy and employees working with the Balfour Beatty supply chain and clients to help establish their own approaches to LGBT+.

The Guinness Partnership – Liz Skelton, Director of Health & Safety

Liz is the Director for Health and Safety for one of the largest affordable housing and care providers in the country. They own and manage more than 65,000 homes and provide housing and care services for 140,000 customers. They are a national charitable housing association working across England that also deliver care and support services across the country. Liz will give us an insight into Guinness’ response to the crisis and how it is catering to the health and wellbeing of its staff and residents in these challenging times.

Mates in Mind – James Rudoni, Managing Director

Mates in Mind is a mental wellbeing charity working in the property and construction sector. It has an ambitious goal – to have reached 75% of the construction industry by 2025. James will be informing us about their latest Wellbeing strategy which will look at physical and mental wellbeing during the current crisis.

James-Rudoni

Constructing Rainbows – Sharon Slinger, Director

Having worked in the construction and facilities management industries for nearly 20 years as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor for main contractors, Sharon has seen and experienced the many positives that built environment careers bring. She also noticed the lack of diversity within the industry, and as more and more research was produced demonstrating the business benefits of diverse organisations, it became obvious to her that we all need to be doing better. So in 2017, she set up Constructing Rainbows, to share her knowledge and experience more widely to help others improve their businesses, the wider industry and ultimately the bottom line.

LGBT Construct – Christina Riley, Founder

Christina was one of the founders of Building Equality which was set up to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ matters in the property and construction industry and creating LGBTQ+ inclusive working environments. Christina has spoken and chaired at many events on this and has over 25 years working in planning at the likes of Galliford Try, Kier, Balfour Beatty and now at Morgan Sindall.

Canary Wharf Group – Kristina Arsenievich, Senior Sustainability Manager

Kristina heads the Wellbeing Framework of one of the country’s major developers in the Canary Wharf Group which has close to a billion pound portfolio and some major projects in the pipeline; we’ll find out about Kristina’s role in the framework and how CWG are adapting to the current circumstances.

 

Canary Wharf Group Kristina Arsenievich

MODA – James Blakey, Planning Director

Health and Wellbeing are at the heart of Moda Living’s city living developments. Last year Moda formed a partnership with digital wellness company Hero and James will explain how this partnership benefits their staff and their residents.

 

James Blakey Moda

Newforma – Clara Rettinger, Executive

With over 15 years within the (digital) construction space, Newforma has supported over 2000 design and construction companies globally, including Stantec, WSP, Foster & Partners, Cundall, AHMM and many more on their digital journey.

We will hear from one of their experts on how flexible working looks likely to be the future in the industry.

 

Jacobs – Luke Ives, Social Value and I&D Coordinator, People & Places Solutions, EMEA

Luke has over 6 years’ experience working within construction, engineering and the built environment with Jacobs and Balfour Beatty. He is also the Chair of Building Equality Greater Manchester and a member of the Executive Board. Through this role he spearheaded the Building Equality LGBT+ Inclusion Toolbox Talk and poster campaign, which has been delivered to site operatives and office workers across the UK. Luke has also implemented a series of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion regional industry events, that bring together the whole Built Environment to discuss LGBT+ topics, such as Trans Awareness in business.

Real Estate Balance – Sue Brown, Managing Director

One of the most passionate voices combating gender imbalance across real estate, Sue is a hugely experienced property professional who is a well known name in our sector. Having been one of the driving forces behind MIPIM and spent time delivering complex projects for London First, Sue will set out how Real Estate Balance are leading the charge on diversification.

Timewise Foundation – Emma Stewart MBE, CEO & Founder

Timewise have teamed up with some of the construction sector’s biggest names to research, design and pilot new approaches that could herald a revolution in working practices across construction. Emma will reveal more details about how the future of work in the property and construction sectors could look.

 

Kier – Tracy Smith, Health & Wellbeing Ambassador

We will hear from Tracy about the award winning wellbeing programme Kier has been implementing over the past few years. Tracy has over 12 years experience working on wellbeing strategies at Kier and previously at Amey.

 

Moodbeam – Jonathan Elvidge, Co-Founder

Moodbeam One is the world’s first wearable device focused on capturing and making sense of mood through the push of a button. It’s easy to use and charge. The main goal? To get a better understanding of how we feel to help us to lead happier lives.

Alongside Moodbeam and other partners, we at Pagabo want to make a real impact across the construction sector and change the way we treat mental health.

Countryside Properties – Marion Whitty, Head of Talent & Development

Marion heads up the talent division at Countryside Properties – one of the top housing developers in the UK. Boasting an award winning graduate programme, we will hear how Countryside attracts, develops and retains its talent and what the future holds for attracting talent in post pandemic Britain.

 

 

Black Professionals in Construction – Amos Simbo, Chairman

More information to follow.

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 overview of what to expect:

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:

Auditorium

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.

Exhibitor Hall

Meet our exhibitors, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Networking Lounge

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. Private message delegates and chat with industry professionals – enabling business development to continue even online.

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Any questions throughout the day, just let us know.

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Date:
Friday, 19th June 2020

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0900hrs – 1600hrs

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