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West Yorkshire Development Conference

Thursday, 10th September 2020 1100hrs – 1430hrs

Developing West Yorkshire – Through £billions in Construction & Infrastructure Projects…

With Leeds city centre set to double in size, and major infrastructure schemes such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail on the agenda, it’s a truly exciting period for the West Yorkshire region. To fully maximise the opportunities presenting themselves a collaborative approach will be needed – and that’s why all the key influential figures will gather at this online event to connect, meet and drive future growth across the region.

We’ll be discussing the key updates happening across the West Yorkshire region from those in the know. Our incredible panels will discuss and present their ongoing development plans, revealing exclusive insights and future schemes set to take place across the region. It’s a truly exciting time for the area and this is a must-attend event for those in the built environment sector looking to be at the forefront of the region’s future vision and be involved in the biggest developments. Projects set to be covered include:

* The devolution deal heading to Yorkshire* £450m new Leeds Hospital in the city centre
* New stations being developed across Leeds* Glenbrooks six development sites – and growing
* Wakefield’s bid to re-define it’s cultural offering* CEG’s Kirkstall Forge and Temple projects

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

10:30-11:00 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.

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 1: Placemaking and Developing Inclusive Communities

Development experts from a pisté of organisations that are integral to creating destination and place across the county take to the stage to talk about their forthcoming built environment related schemes via a series of in depth presentations and interactive Q&A.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Wakefield Council; Tom Stannard, Corporate Director,  Regeneration & Economic Growth

Glenbrook; Guy Butler, Co-Founder

Thirteen Group; Sharon Thomas, Director, Strategic Partnerships

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 2: Major Development Projects

A host of West Yorkshire’s major developers and investors introduce their future projects to our audience and impart high level thought leaderships about how and why they are being developed.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

CEG; Paul Richardson, Asset Manager

Palace Capital; Neil Sinclair, Chief Executive

Leeds City Council; Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer for Asset Management and Regeneration

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

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Wakefield Council – Tom Stannard, Corporate Director, Regeneration & Economic Growth

As Corporate Director of Regeneration and Economic Growth, Tom can talk about the council’s planning policies for securing growth and investment in their local development 2036 plan. On this session he will talk about how this will impact their future projects on placemaking and developing inclusive communities.

 

Mott MacDonald – Lisa Littlefair, Leeds Cities Account Lead

More information to follow.

Leeds City Council – Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration

A mastermind behind the ongoing regeneration of Leeds city centre and responsible for readying the city for the arrival of HS2 and NPR, Angela will be talking about the series of projects about to be unlocked including the recently advanced plans to redevelop Leeds city station and reformatting New Station Street.

 

CEG – Paul Richardson, Asset Manager

Over the last 12 years, Paul has managed a multi-million sq ft portfolio of commercial space on behalf of CEG. This includes flagship schemes such as the 110,000 sq ft, seven-storey award-winning Number One Kirkstall Forge in Leeds, which was 70%-let by the time it opened in November 2017. The £400 million Kirkstall Forge development is set to deliver a thriving mixed-use community of 1,050 new homes, 300,000 sq ft of offices and 100,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and community space and CEG has already delivered a new railway station connecting the site to Leeds City Centre in six minutes. Paul is also working on CEG’s 8 acre Temple development in Leeds City Centre which will deliver up to 103,900 sq m of offices, retail, leisure, hotel, health, education and community uses, parking and up to 750 new homes, along with new public spaces and landscaping.

Paul Richardson CEG

Palace Capital – Neil Sinclair, Chief Executive

Palace Capital Plc currently have multiple projects ongoing in the West Yorkshire area, including a 117,000 sq ft development of Broad Street Mall in Halifax, and an 88,000 sq ft office space development in Leeds. Neil will be able to talk about how these developments will be home to major companies such as the Governor & Co. of the Bank of England, and retail giants Vue and Pizza Express.

Glenbrook – Guy Butler, Co-Founder

Glenbrook have been described as one of the main catalysts of the build to rent boom across the North and are in the midst of developing the sit of the former Yorkshire Post tower in Leeds City centre. With 6 other sites across the North of England they are true believers in creating the Northern Powerhouse and will talk about how their development is helping to regenerate and transform various sites.

 

West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Thirteen Group – Sharon Thomas, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Sharon has worked in housing since 1994, starting her career on the front line working in homelessness and housing management at Darlington Council.  She worked as Housing Regeneration Manger at Stockton Council for over a decade delivering large scale housing led regeneration before taking up the post of Director of Economic Development and Infrastructure at Middlesbrough Council.

In 2017 Sharon joined Thirteen as Director of New Homes Delivery with responsibility for delivering the new affordable homes programme.  She recently took up the new role of Director of Strategic Partnerships at Thirteen, leading on developing and maintaining partnerships with external stakeholders, local authority partners and funding agencies.  She is also has responsibility for regeneration and placemaking.

Associate your brand with the West Yorkshire Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around development, regeneration and investment 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
Session Partner – The Future of West Yorkshire – Creating an Inclusive Global City Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
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 Yorkshire 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

Session Partner – The Future of West Yorkshire – Creating an Inclusive Global City

Mott MacDonald

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

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 10th September 2020

Time:
1100hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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