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West of England Development Conference

October 8 @ 0800hrs - 1600hrs

Engine Shed, Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol, Station Approach, BS1 6QH

West of England Development Conference | Event

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The West of England Development Conference is back – and this major one-day event is a must for construction and property firms working within the area. This one-day event 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 300 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:

IT’S A MUST-ATTEND CONFERENCE!

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PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS

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 major challenges, opportunities and developments set to happen across the area. Through a series of exceptional panel discussions and gripping presentations we’ll uncover new insights from those at the forefront of the future vision for the West of England, whilst hearing about new opportunities, major new development zones and schemes, exclusive insights from the region’s leading figures, and procurement details on how firms can get involved in potential schemes.

Opening with a keynote speech from an influential figure we’ll soon delve into the phenomenal opportunities which the West of England has to offer. Infrastructure and connectivity improvements and enhancements offer a phenomenal opportunity for growth – connecting new and existing communities whilst working collaborative across the West of England to deliver the desired outcomes and an integrated region. We’ll also hear similar discussions and presentations from leading investors, housebuilders, universities, local authorities, infrastructure providers and more to hear their future plans – including development and regeneration pipelines – with an open audience-led Q&A throughout the sessions allowing audience members to ask questions from the floor. Our sessions during the event include:

  • Keynote Speeches
  • The West of England; challenges, opportunities & the future
  • The West of England peninsula
  • Placemaking across the region
  • Infrastructure; supporting growth through connectivity

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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 within the West of England.

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West of England Development Conference | Programme

 

08:00-08:45Breakfast & Networking
08:45-09:00Keynote Speaker
A senior figure from the region who is at the forefront of the regions future vision will deliver an opening keynote to set the scene for the conversions and debate to come.
Black South West Network; Sado Jirde, Director
09:00-10:15The West of England; Challenges, Opportunities & The Future
Thought leaders and regional influencers set out the task facing the West of England in its plan to develop the ‘Western Powerhouse’ and create an inclusive and prosperous economy.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
Bristol City Council; Colin Molton, Exec Director – Growth & Regeneration
Bristol & Bath Regional Capital; Edward Rowberry, Chief Executive
North Somerset Council; Lucy Shomali, Director of Development & Environment
Bath and North East Somerset Council; Cllr Dine Romero, Leader
This is Gravity; Claire Pearce, Director of Planning and Economic Development
10:15 – 10:45Break & Networking
10:45 – 11:00Climate Emergency – Keynote Address
 Bristol City Youth Council; Alistair Wall, Deputy Youth MP
11:00 – 12:00Placemaking in the West of England
Leading developers share their forthcoming schemes in the West of England and share with our audience how they can get involved in helping to deliver the vision.
Chair: Willmott Dixon, John Boughton, Deputy Managing Director
Rengen Developments; Iestyn Lewis, Chief Executive
Network Rail Property; Kirsten Durie, Senior Development Manager
First Base; Lucinda Mitchell, Project Director
University of Bristol; Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – New Campus Development
 
12:00 – 13:00Lunch & Networking
 
13:00 – 14:00Infrastructure; Supporting and Connecting Communities
With a host of essential infrastructure developers taking place across the West of England, a panel of infrastructure providers share their future plans and give an insight into how they will unlock the potential for growth.
Chair: Womble Bond Dickinson; Vicki Redman, Partner
EDF Energy; David Eccles, Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Hinckley Point C
Homes England; Kelly Hillman, Head of Acquisitions
Highways England; Derek Parody, Project Director
Network Rail; Tim Laverye, Director Route Asset Management
Bristol City Council; Cllr Nicola Beech, Spatial Planning & City Design
14:00 -14:30Break & Networking
 
14:30 – 14:45YTL Arena Update
YTL Arena Bristol; Andrew Billingham, Managing Director
14:45 -15:45The West of England Peninsula
An in depth look at game changing developments that will take place in the regions surrounding the West of England Combined Authority through a series of presentations and Q&A.
Chair: (Available to Sponsor)
Eutopia Homes; Scott Hammond, CEO
Cornwall Airport Newquay; Al Titterington, Managing Director
Plymouth City Council; Cllr Mark Coker, Cabinet Member – Strategic Planning & Infrastructure
TDA; Alan Denby, Director of Economic Strategy
Clarion Housing Group; Alexandra Willey, Head of Regeneration Projects
Local Government Association; Belinda Purcell, South West Regional Programme Manager – One Public Estate
 
15:45 – 16:45Housing; Building Communities for the Future
 An in depth look at a range of new residential projects and concepts being driven by the region’s housing innovators
 Chair: PBA, now part of Stantec;Colin Danks, Director – Planning & Growth.
 Curo Homes & Homes for the South West; Victor da Cunha, Chief Executive
 Barratt David Wilson Homes; Peter White, Land & Development Director
 Grainger Plc; Julia Bevan, Acquisitions Manager
 Bristol Housing Festival; Jeremy Sweetland, Project Lead
 Sovereign Housing Association; Lesley Metcalf, Regional Head of Development
  
16:45 Conference Close

 

(*Invited)

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West of England Development Conference | Attendees

This annual event always attracts the biggest firms from across the region who’re all looking to be involved in the major regeneration and development projects driving economic growth across the region – whilst being up-to-date with the latest regional insight and news. Some of those attending the event include:

A2Dominion Group
AECOM
AHR Architects
Alun Griffiths Contractors
ARUP
Ashton Gate
Atkins
Alliance Homes Group
Ashfords
Aitchison Raffety
AES Sustainability Consultants
Atkins
AJ Morrisroe & Sons
Alec French Architects
arsh JLT
Arturus Architects
Bachy Soletanche
Bailey Partnership
Bank of England
Barcan + Kirby
Barratt Homes
Bevan Brittan
Black South West Network
Boklok
Bristol & Bath Regional Capital
Bristol Airport
Bristol Bears
Bristol City Council
Bristol City FC
Bristol Flyers
Bristol Housing Festival
Building Equality
Baily Garner
Balfour Beatty
BAM Construction
Cadence Planning PR
CIOB
CITB
Clarion Housing Group
Classic Folios
Clear River
CEC Ltd
Commonplace Digital
Cratus Communications
Clegg Associates
Cornwall Airport Newquay
Crosslane Student Developments
Curo
Curtins Consulting
CGL
Currie & Brown
Cryer & Co
CJ Hole
Creatix PR
Curtins
CBRE
Camargue
Copper Consultancy
Currie & Brown
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Dalen
David Wilson Homes
Davies and Partners Solicitors
Delta Simons
Edenvale Young Associates
EDF Energy
EDP
Encore Estate Management
Encore Group
EnerMech
Engie
Eutopia Homes
Enzygo
First Base
Frame
Foot Anstey
Galliford Try
Grainger Plc
Gardiner & Theobald
GIA
Greenaway Scott
Gregg Latchams
Hinkley Point C
Hoare Lea
Homes England
Homes for the South West
Highways England
Hoare Lea
Hydrock
Hickton Group
Iesis Consult
Iesis Structures
IFC Group
ilke Homes Volumetric Homes
Interserve
Jacobs
John F Hunt
KB2 Consulting Engineers
Knights Brown Construction
Keepmoat Homes
Kier Property
Land Use Consultants
LDA Design
Lovell
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Mackley Construction
Mactaggart and Mickel Homes
Midas Group
MLM Group
Mott MacDonald
Mace
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Nash Consultancy
Nash Partnership
Network Rail
NFB
North Somerset Council
Nicholas Pearson Associates
NMC Surfacing
Openreach
PAGABO
Paul Basham Associates
PBA now part of Stantec
PDP London
Perfect Circle
PJA
Platinum 3D Consultants
Planning Portal
Plymouth City Council
Powell Dobson Architects
Peter Evans Partnership
Ramboll
Rengen Developments
Rider Levett Bucknall
Rise Structures
Rydon Construction
Richard Jackson
RSK
Rentplus
Ricardo
RPS Group
Savills
Services Design Solution
Skanska
SLR Consulting
Sir Robert McAlpine
SNC Lavalin
Stantec
Stonewater
Stride Treglown
Skanska
SMS Utility Services
Sovereign
Sweco
Savills
SDS Group
Saunders Architects
Terraquest
Thrings
Tiger Developments
TLT Solicitors
TDA
Tours of Excellence
Transport Planning Associates
Turley
Turner & Townsend
Trend Control Systems
University Centre Weston
University of Bristol
Victoria Hall Management
Vevie Development
VolkerHighways
Vinci
Wates
Willmott Dixon
Womble Bond Dickinson
WSP
WYG
Wardell Armstrong
WSP
White Design Associates
WYG
Waterman Aspen
Wessex Archaelogy
Waterman Group
Woods Bagot
Yarlington Housing Group
YTL Developments
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West of England Development Conference | Exhibitors

This unique conference will bring together the public and private sector to facilitate discussions and connections to try and drive and accelerate the delivery of growth within the West of England. 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.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 300+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the annual West of England Development Conference
  • Show your support to the public sector authorities and private sector firms in the region
  • Be known as a market leader within the region
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to Regional Authorities, Government, leading private sector firms 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

West of England Development Conference | Become a Partner

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 surrounding this thriving area and the opportunities it presents. 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 More Details
Session PartnerYesYes10Yes£5,000 View More Details
Infrastructure SessionYesYes10Yes£5,000 Sold Out
Development SessionYesYes10Yes£5,000 Sold Out
Housing SessionYesYes10Yes£5,000 Sold Out
Output Report PartnerYes-8-£5,000 Sold Out
Programme PartnerYes-5Yes£3,500 View More Details
VIP Dinner Partner-Yes2-£3,500 View More Details
Breakfast PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View More Details
Lunch PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View More Details
Badge PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View More Details
Email PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View More Details
Registration PartnerYes-5-£1,750 View More Details
Exhibitor PackageYes-4-£1,500 View More 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 West of England, the 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 associated with the phenomenal growth set to happen within GM with branding within the title of the event – ‘West of England 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 Stand space in the Exhibition area
  • 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 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 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 Stand space in the Exhibition area
  • 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 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

Session Partner – Infrastructure

womble bond dickinson

Session Partner – Placemaking & Developments

Print Willmott Dixon Logo Thames Estuary Developer Partner

Session Partner

Stantec Logo PBA Peter Associates Brett

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Output Report Partner
£5,000+VAT
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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VIP Dinner Partner
£3,500+VAT

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor VIP dinner – and this invite only event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner with benefits including:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10-minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • 2 x pop-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • 2 x VIP Dinner invite-only tickets for the meal
  • 2 x 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
  • Logo on the evening dinner programme
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • 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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Badge Partner
£2,500+VAT

Have your brand displayed on all name badges given to delegates at the conference – an exceptional way of getting mass brand awareness. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the delegate badges worn by all attendees and speakers
  • 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
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Registration Partner
£1,750+VAT

Sponsorship of the registration area – the delegate entry point to the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding of the registration table/table cloth (supplied by the sponsor)
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration 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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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 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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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

West of England Development Conference | Details

Tickets

Venue

Engine Shed, Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol
Station Approach, BS1 6QH + Google Map

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