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West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference

September 18 @ 0745hrs - 1645hrs

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Event

THIS CONFERENCE IS A MUST IF WEST YORKSHIRE IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BUSINESS!

The West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference is back – and this year the focus is on making development and regeneration projects happen to drive economic growth! We’ll be discussing the key business themes and opportunities for growth, whilst hearing from those actioning the plans! Our incredible panels will discuss and present about their ongoing development plans, revealing exclusive insights and future schemes set to take place across West Yorkshire. It’s a truly exciting time for the region and this is a must attend event for those in the built environment sector looking to be at the forefront of the regions future vision and development.

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SPEAKERS & CONFERENCE AGENDA

We’re going to be hearing from those responsible for driving economic growth within West Yorkshire – with leaders from both the public and private sector – along with plenty of networking time to make new connections. We’ll be hearing about how we can collaborate to unlock and maximise the potential of the region – enabling homes, jobs and regeneration – whilst discovering exclusive development plans and insights.

Keynotes:

We’ll open the event with several VIP speakers delivering keynotes to establish the areas we need to focus on as an industry to unlock the phenomenal opportunities for economic growth in West Yorkshire. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority will set the tone alongside other keynotes on the important topics whilst aligning the audience with collaboration between the public and private sector so important in delivering the vision and aim for West Yorkshire.

Panel Discussion – Northern Powerhouse:

Our first session will see key players from within the region provide exclusive insights into how West Yorkshire is embracing and set to benefit from the Northern Powerhouse. It’ll boost the local economy by ensuring investment in skills, innovation, transport and culture, and our VIP panel will discuss some of the key topics to ensure we can boost West Yorkshire’s economy.

Presentations – Major Development Plans:

Five leading developers will share presentations on their ongoing and future development plans across West Yorkshire as they contribute to the economic growth story of the region. They’ll be leading key strategic developments to boost jobs, homes and opportunities.

  • Prolific real estate investment management company Palmer Capital will present about how they’re adding value to real estate and creating core assets for investors – whilst sharing details of potential projects they’re looking to be involved in within West Yorkshire.
  • Henry Boot Developments have a numerous of schemes coming forward within West Yorkshire and across the wider Northern Powerhouse region contributing to economic growth within West Yorkshire and they’ll be talking about major developments in the future.

Presentations – Housing & Residential Development Plans:

Four market leading players will share their ongoing and future residential and housing development plans for West Yorkshire through onstage presentations. With the increased employment opportunities set to come to the city through the ongoing and future developments in the pipeline, along with the arrival of Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2, the region will need to accelerate the delivery of residential and available housing and our speakers will talk about those projects central to ensuring the housing needs are met. Presentations from speakers will include:

  • Avant Homes vision to increase their operations to deliver 4,000 properties per year by 2023 – with details on where their potential schemes are likely to take place and how you can get involved.
  • Kirklees Council announced their ambitious plans at MIPIM 2018 to deliver 10,000 new homes by 2023 and they’ll be sharing details on potential sites whilst looking to engage with private landowners, major house builders, housing associations and small site developments to increase the supply of new homes.

Presentations – Infrastructure Development Plans:

We’ll be hearing about the key infrastructure projects and developments set to be undertaken across West Yorkshire which will be crucial to ensuring productivity improves across the region whilst delivering better connectivity between cities, towns and more rural areas. From physical infrastructure to innovative and digital connectivity we’ll be hearing about the key schemes and future visions for the region and how these will play their part in the economic growth story. Presentations from speakers will include:

  • How Leeds Bradford Airport is set to take advantage of the governments announcement that they’ll support the growth of regional airports, and how they’ll play a large role development opportunities in the region through increasing passenger and cargo capacity.
  • Transport for the North are making the case for pan-Northern strategic transport improvements which are needed to support transformational economic growth and they’ll present on the huge opportunities we can unlock through public and private sector collaboration – as alignment will be key to enhancing plans and inward investment into West Yorkshire.
  • Network Rail are central to the connectivity and infrastructure projects from a rail perspective – with Leeds, Halifax and Huddersfield just some of the stations set to be revamped, and new stations to connect urban areas of Leeds set to bring people much closer to the city centre and within touching distance of the employment opportunities which will be unlocked.
  • Leeds City Council will provide an overview of how infrastructure is essential and crucial to driving productivity and growth – in terms of physical infrastructure, along with digital connectivity, utilities and more – and highlighting future opportunities and the infrastructure vision for Leeds.

University Estates Development Plans:

Four leading higher education institutions from across the region will share their future estate and property development plans as they look to increase student numbers and drive the development of skilled workers. Many of the Universities have plans to further expand their campuses and they’ll be giving details of the future vision for their estate and procurement opportunities. Presentations will include:

  • The University of Huddersfield is being transformed with over £70m worth of new buildings and development work and they’ll talk through their plans and opportunities to get involved.

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Q&A: 

We’ll end the conference evaluating the huge regeneration and development schemes happening across the region to ensure that, through a collaborative approach, West Yorkshire maximises the phenomenal potential of Leeds and the wider West Yorkshire region:

 

 

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PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES

Associate your brand with the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference and position your brand at the forefront of the regions biggest event of the year.

We have various sponsorship packages available, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact – sparking conversation and allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within West Yorkshire’s economic story and the whole built environment industry.

Our partnership packages will heighten your companies trust and the loyalty of key decision makers and leaders from the public and private sector, delivering immeasurable results and inevitable commercial benefits – which allows you to attract new business, secure commercial leaders and unlock a thriving future for your business.

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Programme

0800 – 0900Breakfast & Registration
0900 – 0930Keynote Speakers
 Keynote 1
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader, West Yorkshire Combined Authority CONFIRMED
 Keynote 2
Dean Hoyle, Chairman, Huddersfield Town*
 Keynote 3
Corporate Partner
0930 – 1015Northern Powerhouse
Key players providing exclusive insight into how West Yorkshire is embracing the benefits of the Northern Powerhouse
Chair: TBC
 Roger Marsh, Chair, NP11 & Chair, Leeds City Region LEP CONFIRMED
Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council CONFIRMED
Neil McGonigle, Head of Cities – North, Uber CONFIRMED
 Neail Dewis, Director of Business Transformation, Yorkshire Water CONFIRMED
Clare Harbord, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Drax Group*
1015 – 1045Break & Networking
1020 – 1035CITB Presentation
1045 – 1145Developers
Four leading developers reveal their plans contributing to West Yorkshire Economic Growth
Chair:
Vivienne Clements, Director, Henry Boot Developments*
Mark Jackson, Director, Scarborough Group*
Gareth Davies, Managing Director, KSDL*
Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive, Leeds CF & A Co Ltd, Leeds Rhinos & Yorkshire Carnegie CONFIRMED
1145 – 1200Break & Networking
1200 – 1300Housing
A look at future residential developments with four of the markets leading players
Chair: Chris Calvert, Executive Director, Pegasus
Jenny Purple, Senior Strategic Land Manager, Avant Homes CONFIRMED
Rebecca Wasse, Director, Hallam Land Management*
Antonia Martin-Wright, Director of Investment, CEG*
Naveen Ahmed, Group Director, Parklane*
Shabir Pandor, Kirklees Big Build CONFIRMED
1300 – 1330Lunch & Networking
1305 – 1320West Yorkshire Combined Authority Presentation
1330 – 1430Infrastructure
Revealing key infrastructure development plans key to West Yorkshire
Chair: 
David Laws, Chief Executive, Leeds Bradford Airport CONFIRMED
Matt Rice, Principal Strategic Planner, Network Rail CONFIRMED
Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North CONFIRMED
Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer for Economic Development, Leeds City Council CONFIRMED
1430 – 1445Break & Networking
1445 – 1545Universities & Colleges
A chance to see how Yorkshire’s leading Universities are developing their estate and the learning experience
Chair: TBC
 Prof. Margaret House, Vice Chancellor, Leeds Trinity CONFIRMED
 Colin Blair MBE, Director of Estates & Facilities, University of Huddersfield CONFIRMED
Sam Wright, Principal, Wakefield College*
Liz Gatheral, Director of Estates Development, University of York*
1545 – 1600Break & Networking
1600 – 1630Question Time & Summary
A chance to evaluate and give perspective to the day’s key topics
Chair: TBC
 Jacqui Gedman, Chief Executive, Kirklees Council CONFIRMED
 Russell Galley,Lloyds Banking Group Ambassador for Yorkshire & the Humber CONFIRMED
Lorna Pimlott, Director of Sponsorship & Policy, Phase 2, HS2 CONFIRMED
Kersten England, Chief Executive, Bradford Metropolitan District Council CONFIRMED
1630 – 1645Conference Summary; Phil Laycock
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West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Speakers

The following speakers are CONFIRMED

Barry White image

Barry White

Chief Executive;
Transport for the North
Colin Blair MBE image

Colin Blair MBE

Director of Estates & Facilities;
University of Huddersfield
David Laws image

David Laws

Chief Executive;
Leeds Bradford Airport
Jacqui Gedman image

Jacqui Gedman

Chief Executive;
Kirklees Council
Jenny Purple image

Jenny Purple

Senior Strategic Land Director;
Avant Homes
Cllr Judith Blake image

Cllr Judith Blake

Leader;
Leeds City Council
Kersten England image

Kersten England

Chief Executive;
Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council
Lorna Pimlott image

Lorna Pimlott

Director of Sponsorship & Policy, Phase 2;
HS2
Matt Rice image

Matt Rice

Principal Strategic Planner;
Network Rail
Neil Dewis image

Neil Dewis

Director of Business Transformation;
Yorkshire Water
Neil McGonigle image

Neil McGonigle

Head of Cities (North);
Uber
Professor Margaret House image

Professor Margaret House

Vice Chancellor;
Leeds Trinity University
Roger Marsh image

Roger Marsh

Chair NP11 & Chair; Leeds City Region LEP
Russell Galley image

Russell Galley

Amassador for Yorkshire & the Humber;
Lloyds Banking Group
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe image

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe

Leader;
West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Exhibition

Why Exhibit?

  • Meet around 300 delegates face to face
  • Be part of the biggest business event in Yorkshire
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Show your support to the Combined Authority and the LEP

Current Exhibitors

Floorplan

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West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Sponsors

Why Partner with us:

  • Receive high level brand awareness for your company
  • Be associated as a thought leader within West Yorkshire
  • Develop growth opportunities for your business
  • Be recognized as a leader in your profession in West Yorkshire
  • Show your support to the Combined Authority and the LEP

Corporate Partner

The Conference will include the name of the Corporate Partner in the title of the event – i.e. The West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference in association with xxxx

Also Includes:

Prime branding for the whole conference

Option to do a Keynote speech.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

15 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost; £10,000 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Conference Session Partner (4 available)

We will have a difference conference session sponsor for each of the five conference sessions

Includes:

Positioned as “Conference Partner” in all branding.

Option to participate on one panel

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

Additional 2 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.

10 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £7,500 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Conference Session 4 Sponsor; Housing

Conference Associate (10 available)

Includes:

Positioned as “Conference Associate” in all branding.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

10 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost £5,000 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Programme Partner (1 available)

Includes:

Prime branding on the cover of the conference programme

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

10 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £5,000 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Breakfast Partner (1 available)

Includes:

Prime branding in this physical space; for the duration of the breakfast – three pull-up stands in Breakfast Area.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

5 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One half page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £2,500 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Lunch Partner (1 available)

Includes:

Prime branding in this physical space; for the duration of lunch – three pull-up stands in Lunch Area.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

5 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One half page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £2,500 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Badge Partner

Prime branding on the badges worn by all delegates

Includes:

Prime branding on the badges worn by all delegates

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

5 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One half page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £2,500 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Smart Cities Energy Partner

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Front and Back Covers (2 available)

One full page colour advert on either the front or back inside cover of the programme.

Cost: £1,000 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Double Page A5 x 2 (25 available)

One double page colour advert in the programme.

Cost: £750 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Full Page A5 (25 available)

One full page colour advert in the programme.

Cost: £500 plus VAT

For more details contact: ben.needham@built-environment-networking.com

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Details

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
0745hrs - 1645hrs
Cost:
£60 - £150
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Venue

New Dock, Leeds

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