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West of England Development Conference

Thursday, 8th October 2020 0900hrs – 1430hrs

This online conference will focus on development, regeneration and investment in the West of England.

The West of England Development Conference is back – and this time it’s virtual. This major one-day event is a must for construction and property firms working within the area. It will focus on the phenomenal opportunities the region presents with a focus on driving investment, regeneration, development and economic growth across the West of England.

Over 200 key stakeholders and business decision makers will be in attendance. Over £30bn in development projects will be discussed. Exclusive new projects will be launched. And over 30 VIP speakers from across the region from the public and private sectors will share their expertise on stage through a series of panel discussions, Q&As and presentations.

This event offers a unique opportunity to meet the biggest names from across the West of England and get an understanding of the current marketplace and where your new business opportunities lie, with inside intel set to be shared on procurement opportunities, project timeframes and more.

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:00-10:00 Virtual 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: Developing the Western Gateway

Britain’s missing powerhouse or merely a branding distraction? Regional policy makes and key private sector voices discuss the merits and drawbacks of the Western Powerhouse vision in this interactive Q&A session.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Bath Spa University; Dr Andy Salmon, Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs

Other speakers TBC

11:00-11:30 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.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: West of England Placemaking and Destination Creation Plans

A variety of public and private organisations unveil development projects which will contribute to the region’s varying place-shaping agenda including a look at topics such as creating inclusive communities, developing sustainable infrastructure and transforming town centres.

Hill Group; Greg Hill, Deputy Chief Executive

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

12:30-13:00 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.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: West of England Major Development Plans

A host of the region’s most exciting and large scale major development projects are unveiled and unpacked as part of a high level series of presentations and Q&A.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

Bristol Port Company; John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs and Special Projects

Other speakers TBC

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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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 the West of England. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Hill Group – Greg Hill, Deputy Chief Executive

With their first venture into the South West of England, Hill Group are developing 165 new units with over 3,000 sq ft of commercial space also provided. The plan consists of 100 houses and 66 apartments, with 75% set to be affordable. Greg will be able to talk about future plans in the Bristol area, and why this development is important to both Bristol and Hill Group.

Greg Hill Group

Bath Spa University – Dr Andy Salmon, Pro Vice Chancellor for External Affairs

As home to nearly 8,000 students, Bath Spa University plays an important role in attracting inward investment into the West of England. Andy will be able to discuss how the University builds relationships in an attempt to foster economic and cultural development, alongside driving economic regeneration in the region.

 

 

Bristol City Football Club – Mark Ashton, Chief Executive

More information to follow.

Mark Ashton Bristol City Football Club

The Bristol Port Company – John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs and Special Projects

With Brexit set to change trading habits, there is a huge opportunity for Bristol Ports, as the most central port in the UK, to expand. They are currently undergoing development of a new 75,000 sq ft industrial warehouse as part of the ongoing expansion plans at the Royal Portbury Dock. John will be able to shed light on this development, and share thoughts on best practice and thought leadership.

John Chaplin The Bristol Port Company

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

Associate your brand with the West of England Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around development in the region.

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
VIP Room Sponsor 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 – “West of England 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

VIP Room Sponsor

£1,500+VAT

This package gives you an opportunity to sponsor the VIP Room – an exclusive invite only area of the event where speakers, invited VIP guests and sponsors can gather. This room enables all to actively video chat – and as the VIP Room Sponsor you’ll be able to host all of those who enter and manage the conversation throughout the day. It includes:

  • Become the official Host of the VIP Room
  • Branding within the VIP Room
  • Option to invite selected guests to the VIP Room alongside speakers 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

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: West of England Development Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 8th October 2020

Time:
0900hrs – 1430hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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