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West Midlands Universities Development Plans 2018

Thursday, 22nd March 2018 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

The Council House, Birmingham,

West Midlands Universities Development Plans 2018 | Event


We’ll be joined by some fantastic speakers from a variety of Universities in Birmingham who’ll provide an abundance of insights into their pipeline and development plans for their estates. More speakers are set to be announced in the very near future. Presentations will include details of the £41m expansion to Birmingham City University’s City South Campus and future plans, and the future vision of the University of Birmingham’s estate which is split over several large campuses including Selly Oak and Edgbaston.

Conference Sponsorship

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Exhibitors Package3m x 2m24£1500View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner21£1000View Package Details
Programme Partner21£500View Package Details

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VIP Dinner Ticket

A unique opportunity to spend quality time after the event with the speakers. Take discussions about projects and schemes, procurement opportunities and networking with decision makers into a more relaxed and open setting. The evening meal includes a formal discussion around key regional topics in the industry – accompanied by good food, wine and excellent company.

Join the following speakers and companies:

  • John Plumridge – Birmingham City University
  • Robinson Low Francis (RLF)
  • Ridge & Partners LLP
  • Maber Architects
  • Powell Office Style
  • Gensler
  • Contracts Galleypearl
  • More TBC

VIP Dinner Ticket Privileges:

  • Attendance at the VIP Speakers Dinner
  • Attendance at the Evening Conference
  • Reserved seating in the front two rows
  • VIP name badges
  • Guaranteed tickets at sold-out events

Maximum of two VIP tickets per company. Only 15 VIP tickets available per event. Dinner venue TBC.

Conference Overview

The University Development Plans Conference will look at the University and Higher Education sector in the West Midlands, and will feature some of the leading Universities and the key decision makers within their property and estates portfolio and planning. Attracting talent to the Midlands is key, whilst retaining them post-graduation in just as challenging – but with HS2 offering opportunities to better provide connectivity and devolution powers increasing its an exciting time for the region. The Universities are having to work closely with each other and with local authorities to ensure students are attracted and retained in the city. Speakers will include:

  • John Plumridge; Director of Estates at Birmingham City University. The University is investing £260m into their estates development in a bid to provide students with an enviable range of facilities. John will be sharing further details of their property and estates plans.
  • Trevor Payne; Director of Estates at University of Birmingham. Trevor will share details on their estates and property plans across their two main campuses at Edgbaston and Selly Oak, along with their properties across the region. With their facilities extending to half a million sq m of floor space in over 200 buildings and over 250 acres of grounds it’s a huge portfolio and plans for future developments will be discussed.
  • Stella Manzie; Acting CEO of Birmingham City Council. Stella will give an opening keynote at the conference around the crucial role higher education plays in the larger picture for Birmingham and it’s economy, and how the development of state-of-the-art facilities within the Universities can drive new innovation, jobs and future development opportunities.

Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)

West Midlands Universities Development Plans 2018 | Details



Thursday, 22nd March 2018
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£65 – £1500
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The Council House, Birmingham