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West Yorkshire Economic Growth & Development Conference

Wednesday, 10th February 2021 0845hrs – 1530hrs

This virtual event will delve into the development, investment and regeneration opportunities and proposed projects across West Yorkshire.

With Leeds city centre set to double in size, regeneration ambitions totalling £600m combined for Kirklees and Calderdale, major infrastructure schemes such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail set to enhance Bradford and huge housing delivery plans in Wakefield, 2021 is set to be an exciting year for West Yorkshire.

At this event, delegates will hear from the public sector leadership driving the aforementioned and a host of major private sector developers who are capitalising on projected growth to deliver major property projects across the region. Topics to be covered include:

  • Devolution and the potential West Yorkshire Mayor
  • Ever expanding Thorpe Park project in Leeds
  • Transformational masterplan for Halifax town centre
  • Scarborough Group’s next projects in Yorkshire
  • Selby Council’s station and town masterplan
  • HBD’s plans for their 60,000 sq ft site
  • Regeneration of Wakefield city centre sites
  • 17 major projects planned across Calderdale
  • Infrastructure to connect the region like never before
  • New masterplan for Knottingley & Ferrybridge
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

08:45-09:15 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.

09:15-09:45 Keynote Address with Q&A – Stewart Golton – Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor

Delegates are joined for an open and interactive session with one of the candidates for Mayor of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Stewart will set out his regeneration vision and plans for the region should he be successful in the election.

UK Parliament; Stewart Golton, Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor

09:45-09:55 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.

09:55-11:00 Session One: What Will Future Devolution Mean to Property and Construction in West Yorkshire?

With the West Yorkshire Mayoral election just around the corner this high level panel share their thoughts on what having a regional figurehead will mean to the towns and cities across the area while looking ahead to key regeneration and investment priorities for 2021 and beyond.

Chair: Mott MacDonald; Lisa Littlefair, Leeds City Director

West Yorkshire Combined Authority; Ben Still, Managing Director

Munroe K; David Aspin, Managing Director

11:00-11:05 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.

11:05-11:35 Keynote Address with Q&A – Andrew Cooper – Green Party Mayoral Candidate

Delegates are joined for an open and interactive session with one of the candidates for Mayor of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Andrew will set out his regeneration vision and plans for the region should he be successful in the election.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority; Andrew Cooper, Green Party Mayoral Candidate for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral Election

11:35-11:45 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.

11:45-12:15 Keynote Address with Q&A – Tracy Brabin MP – Labour Candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor

Delegates are joined for an open and interactive session with one of the candidates for Mayor of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Tracy will set out her regeneration vision and plans for the region should she be successful in the election.

UK Parliament; Tracy Brabin MP, Labour Candidate for West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayor

 

12:15-12:30 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.

12:30-13:30 Session Two: High Street Development and Destination Development Projects in West Yorkshire

A number of places across the region are competing for Town Fund and Future High Street Fund grants, similarly essential infrastructure projects are unlocking the region’s regeneration potential. As part of this session, delegates will hear from key developers and organisations tasked with attracting investment, tourism and local people to the Leeds city region.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Nisa Fahmida, Conference Host

Calderdale Council; Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive

Wakefield Council; Cllr Darren Byford ,Deputy Leader

Scarborough Group; Mark Jackson, Director

13:30-13:45 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.

13:45-15:00 Session Three: West Yorkshire Major Development Plans

Developers behind some of the Leeds City region’s most prominent schemes go into detail on timelines, economic impact and future ambitions via a series of high level presentations and interactive Q&A with the audience.

Chair: Mott MacDonald; Lisa Littlefair, Leeds City Director

Leeds City Council; Fiona Bolam, Head of Economic Policy

Leeds City Council; Lee Arnell, Executive Regeneration Manager

HBD; Tom Wheldon, Head of Yorkshire and North East

Selby Borough Council; Dave Caulfield, Head of Economic Regeneration and Place

15:00-15:30 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 West Yorkshire. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Stewart Golton, Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor

A committed and passionate councillor in Leeds, Stewart will be representing the Liberal Democrats in the inaugural Mayoral race. He joins us to set out his vision for regeneration across all the Leeds city region boroughs and engage with our delegates on how they can help him deliver it should he be successful.

UK Parliament – Tracy Brabin MP, Labour Candidate for West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayor

Tracy has been MP for Batley and Spennymoor since 2016 and was a prominent member of the Labour Shadow Cabinet before the 2019 general election. Promising to tackle the enormous task of being the first Mayor of West Yorkshire by summoning the spirit of Andy Burnham and championing the region on the international stage. Tracy joins us to talk about her priorities for regeneration if she wins the election and to take questions from our audience.

Wakefield Council – Cllr Darren Byford, Deputy Leader

With ambitions to build 1400 homes a year over the next decade and major investment imminent from the UK government town’s fund, it’s a great time to be investing and developing in Wakefield. As part of the event, Cllr Byford will set out the council’s priority for the economic recovery in a post-Covid world as well as discussing the dynamic’s of the incoming West Yorkshire Metro Mayor.

Leeds City Council – Fiona Bolam, Head of Economic Policy

With Leeds looking to rapidly leave the Covid-19 pandemic in its rear view mirror attention turns to inclusive regeneration and with close to 800,000 residents comprising the city, the council have a tough task on their hands. In this session, Fiona will talk about how encouraging property investment and regeneration will spearhead the economic recovery and how policy at the council will reflect the “build back better” programme.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Andrew Cooper, Green Party Mayoral Candidate for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral Election

Andrew Cooper is the Green Party’s Energy Spokesperson and a Councillor on Kirklees Council and was first elected in 1999. Andrew has been a Kirklees Cabinet Member for Housing and Property in a shared administration. In the years when the Council was under no overall control Andrew was successful in getting a number of amendments to the Councils Budget adopted. This included making Kirklees Warm Zone the first universally free insulation scheme in the UK resulting in 50,000 private householders getting their homes insulated. Andrew was also a member of the EU Committee of the Regions between 2015 and 2020 where he has been a key figure in raising the importance of Local and Regional Authorities as part of the annual UN Climate Talks process.

Mott MacDonald – Lisa Littlefair, Leeds City Director

Lisa is the cities account lead for Leeds and her background is in economic development. She works to connect the multi-disciplinary expertise across Mott MacDonald with the challenges and opportunities within the Leeds City Region to generate benefit to people, places and the economy. Lisa is interested in how digital innovation can drive the delivery of inclusive and sustainable solutions.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Ben Still, Managing Director

2021 is set to be one of the most important years in the history of West Yorkshire with the election of it’s first Metro Mayor which will give the Leeds City region more power and influence across Whitehall and beyond. The Combined Authority are actively working to achieve better economic, social and environmental outcomes through regeneration and Ben will talk about his team’s role as enablers for development in a post-Covid, post-Brexit world.

Scarborough Group International – Mark Jackson, Director

Scarborough Group International are planning to deliver a £150m Olympic Legacy Masterplan in the Don Valley which will see the development of 15 commercial buildings, a new stadium, an arena and world class green space. With a 15 year pipeline of work, once completed the development will be home to 5900 new jobs and become home to some of the most important businesses in the Sheffield City region.

Calderdale Council – Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive

One of the key architects behind the Calderdale Next Chapter vision, Robin has overseen a major metamorphosis in the towns and villages of Calderdale with millions of pound of investment set to continue to be poured in. With 17 major projects upcoming including the regeneration of Elland and Halifax Town Centres and major infrastructure schemes set to unlock even more, Robin joins the event to share key market intelligence about their development programmes.

Munroe K – David Aspin, Managing Director

Experts in developing projects surrounding key infrastructure, Munroe K are leading the recently approved major investment programme surrounding a new rail station and commercial space at White Rose Shopping Centre. David has fostered a reputation for working strongly with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and is deeply invested in the Leeds City region levelling up agenda and will go into depth about his organisation’s future plans for investment and development.

David Aspin Munroe K

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

Leeds City Council – Lee Arnell, Executive Regeneration Manager

Lee is responsible for strategic growth, which includes leading on the council’s input on major city centre regeneration programmes, including the City Centre Park, British Library North, Mabgate, major heritage led regeneration such as Temple Works and the Heritage Action Zone, as well as regeneration and developments around major transport infrastructure investments. In his time at the Council, Lee has been involved in shaping a wide range of cross sector collaborative projects including the Leeds first direct Arena, the development and delivery of the South Bank, the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan and HS2 Growth Strategy and major cultural inward investments.

Selby District Council – Dave Caulfield, Head of Economic Regeneration and Place

The council describe Selby as a “21st Century connected, accessible & progressive town with a lively, active historic centre surrounded by high quality urban neighbourhoods and with diverse, thriving businesses” and are pressing ahead with several major regeneration projects to inspire confidence in their town centre in a post-Covid world. These include the Selby Station Masterplan which has been unlocked by a £17.5m grant from the Transforming Cities Fund and the hopes of developing thousands of new homes in close proximity.

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

HBD – Tom Wheldon, Head of Yorkshire and North East Region

As HBD seen to replenish it’s £1.4bn development pipeline they have purchased a key 60,000 sq ft site at Mabgate in Leeds city centre. Tom and his team intend to capitalise on the site’s rich industrial and creative arts history to regenerate the area and as part of this event he will highlight some of the ideas which are being floated.

Associate your brand with the West Yorkshire Economic Growth & 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
Session One Partner: What Will Future Devolution Mean to Property and Construction in West Yorkshire? Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
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 Economic Growth & 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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session One Partner: What Will Future Devolution Mean to Property and Construction in West Yorkshire?

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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:
Wednesday, 10th February 2021

Time:
0845hrs – 1530hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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