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Western Gateway Economic Growth and Development Conference

Wednesday, 29th September 2021 0800hrs – 1600hrs

Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH

With the mission statement to propel a greener, fairer stronger Britain the Western Gateway is the next big UK talking point with £56bn worth of associated projects predicted to be launched in the coming years.

Cities and towns embracing the project include Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Weston-Super-Mare and Salisbury in England, and Cardiff, Newport and Swansea in Wales and delegates will have the opportunity to network with all of the major voices who are leading the transformation of regional towns and cities.

Immediate priorities include becoming a gateway to global markets, accelerating housing growth, developing world class physical and digital infrastructure all the while underpinning the ambition with zero carbon credentials. Join us as we deliver the first built environment focused, comprehensive conference centred around this £101bn economic powerhouse.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Update on plans for the Royal Portbury Dock
  • Bristol Airport’s multi million pound expansion plans
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University’s future campus plans
  • Update on YTL’s 17,000 capacity Bristol Arena
  • Multi-million pound pipeline of developer Cubex
  • Cheltenham Council’s 3000 homes development
  • Natural Resources Wales’ place-shaping agenda
  • The Port of Bristol’s role in creating economic growth
  • Bristol Airport’s role in creating economic growth
  • University of South Wales campus development plans
  • Cheltenham’s Garden Village & Business Park project
  • Redevelopment of the iconic Debenhams building
  • Hill’s first scheme in Bristol – 142 new-build homes
  • LGIM’s £1BN investment in Wales

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

08:00-08:45 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors.

08:45-09:00 Conference Welcome and Keynote Speech

Delegates are welcomed to the event with a tone setting address from a senior regional figurehead.

All Party Parliamentary Group for Western Gateway; Baroness Wilcox of Newport, Vice Chair

09:00-10:00 Session One: Delivering the Western Gateway – How Can the Region Become Central to the UK's Levelling Up Agenda?

A host of the most prominent voices who are driving policy decisions and promotion of the Western Gateway agenda internationally come together to update our audience on progress of the project and discuss how a regional industrial strategy will act as a catalyst of growth for all 4.4 million people living in the catchment area.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

All Party Parliamentary Group for Western Gateway; Baroness Wilcox of Newport, Vice Chair

Cardiff University; Professor Colin Riordan, Vice Chancellor

Other speakers TBC

10:00-10:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event to connect with delegates and meet our event exhibitors.

10:30-11:30 Session Two: Connecting Communities – Infrastructure Development Needs and Plans

With the rest of the UK set to benefit from HS2, Crossrail 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, this session brings together key organisations tasked with delivering major infrastructure projects across the South West and South Wales with high level presentations on future schemes and their economic benefits.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

The Bristol Port Company; David Brown, Chief Executive

Bristol Airport; David Lees, Chief Executive

Gloucestershire Airport; Karen Taylor, Managing Director

Natural Resources Wales; Clare Pillman, CEO

11:30-11:45 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event to connect with delegates and meet our event exhibitors.

11:45-12:30 Session Three: Education and Skills – Creating Campuses and Jobs of the Future

A roundtable session designed to bring education leadership from Higher and Further Education together with regional employers to talk about the jobs of tomorrow, attracting and retaining talent, how we design, build and deliver cutting edge facilities and supporting social mobility in the Western Gateway.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

University of the West of England; Professor Steven West, Vice Chancellor

Cardiff Metropolitan University; Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice Chancellor

University of Gloucestershire; Stephen Marston, Vice Chancellor

University of South Wales; Dr Louise Bright, Director of Research and Business Engagement

12:30-13:30 Lunch & Networking

A one-hour lunch break will enable delegates to connect with each other, meet the exhibitors and enjoy a break from the event proceedings. 

13:30-14:30 Session Four: Solving the Housing Crisis in the Western Gateway

Addressing one of the key underpinning goals of the Western Gateway board, solving the housing crisis and accelerating the delivery of high quality homes in inclusive neighbourhoods, this session brings together developers behind some of the most ambitious and innovative housing projects in the region to talk about timelines for delivery, collaboration opportunities and market intelligence.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Grainger PLC; Julia Bevan, Director

Hill Group; Andy Fancy, Regional Managing Director

Cyber Central Garden Village; Tim Atkins, Managing Director for Place and Growth

14:30-14:45 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event to connect with delegates and meet our event exhibitors.

14:45-15:45 Session Five: Major Regeneration and Investment Initiatives

Whether it be hundreds of millions of pounds being invested in high streets and town centres, developing on brown field land or bringing disused parts of the region back into prominence, this session features the region’s most influential developers and investors talking about their future schemes via a host of presentations and interactive Q&A.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

This is Gravity; Clare Pearce, Director of Planning and Economic Development

YTL Arena Bristol; Andrew Billingham, Managing Director

Cubex; Sarah Trahair-Williams, Associate Director

Legal & General Investment Management; Tom Roberts, Head of Strategic Investment

15:45-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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 the Western Gateway. An overview of event speakers will soon appear below.

The Bristol Port Company – David Brown, Chief Executive

The Western Gateway will create huge opportunity for Bristol Ports, being one of the most pivotal major infrastructure sites in the region. They have recently been undergoing development of a new 75,000 sq ft industrial warehouse as part of the ongoing expansion plans at the Royal Portbury Dock. David will be able to shed light on this development, and share thoughts on the role Bristol Ports will play in creating economic growth in the Western Gateway.

All Party Parliamentary Group for Western Gateway – Baroness Wilcox of Newport, Vice Chair

As Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Western Gateway and a respected member of local government in the South West of the UK for many years, Baroness Wilcox has been leading the charge to deliver the project for many years. As part of this event, the Baroness will talk in depth about how Western Gateway stakeholders have turned their attention to prioritising the building of healthier, smarter and more inclusive communities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and how developers, investors and built environment supply chain can help.

Bristol Airport – David Lees, Chief Executive

Bristol Airports are looking to increase its capacity from 10 million to 12 million passenger per with a raft of development including, extensions to the terminal building, including a new immigration hall, improvements to the A38 and the airport’s internal road layout, as part of a multi-million-pound transport improvement plan, construction of a new multi-storey car park and extension of the Silver Zone car parking and enhancement of airside infrastructure, including passenger walkways with travellators. David will give more intel on the expansion plan which is set to drive economic growth in Bristol, South Wales and the wider Western Gateway.

Cardiff Metropolitan University – Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice Chancellor

Professor Cara Aitchison has been President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University since 2016 where she is also Professor of Geography and Cultural Economy. With over 30 years’ experience in higher education Professor Aitchison has led significant growth and change management programmes developing universities’ reputations, finance, internationalisation and student experience. She is committed to values-driven leadership that integrates civic, economic and international agendas to widen participation in university education with the purpose of transforming lives, communities, economies and inter-cultural relations. Cara will join the session to talk about Cardiff Metropolitan University’s role in creating the jobs of tomorrow, attracting and retaining talent, how we design, build and deliver cutting edge facilities and supporting social mobility in the Western Gateway.

YTL Arena Bristol – Andrew Billingham, Managing Director

Bristol Arena has been one of the most hotly anticipated developments in the Western Gateway for decades and YTL’s Managing Director Andrew will update us on the progress being made on the 17,080-capacity venue with the project at Brabazon hangars at the former Filton Airfield set to become the third largest arena in the UK. With a three year build from now until completion Andrew will give more intel on the next phases of the project.

This is Gravity – Claire Pearce, Director of Planning & Economic Development

Gravity is bringing forward fresh plans for a smart campus which will create 4,000 jobs and attract international investment into the UK. Claire, Gravity’s Director for Planning and Economic Development, is working with stakeholders to drive opportunities into the South West, and is re-imaging a new consent through a Local Development Order which is focused on economic transformation and clean growth. Clare will talk about how this campus fits into the Western Gateway vision.

University of the West of England – Professor Steven West, Vice Chancellor

Professor West has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, Bristol since 2008. Professor West is Non-Executive Director for the Office for Students and Non-Executive Director on University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust Board. Professor West became Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Gloucestershire in 2012 and was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours list 2017, for services to Higher Education.  Steven will discuss how the University of the West of England will create the jobs of tomorrow, attract and retain talent and how we design, build and deliver cutting edge facilities and support social mobility in the Western Gateway.

University of South Wales – Dr Louise Bright, Director of Research and Business Engagement

Dr Louise Bright is Director of Research and Business Engagement at the University of South Wales. She has held positions with the Welsh Government looking at ways to increase the level of research funding in Wales was the Associate Director of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education with responsibility for Wales.  Louise will discuss the University of South Wales’ role in creating the jobs of tomorrow, attracting and retaining talent, how we design, build and deliver cutting edge facilities and supporting social mobility in the Western Gateway.

Cardiff University – Professor Colin Riordan, Vice Chancellor

Professor Colin Riordan took up the post of President and Vice-Chancellor on 1 September 2012. He has published widely on post-war German literature and culture with other research interests include the history of environmental ideas in German culture. He is responsible for promoting the University globally, nationally and locally. Colin will join the session to talk about Cardiff University’s role in creating the jobs of tomorrow, attracting and retaining talent, how we design, build and deliver cutting edge facilities and supporting social mobility in the Western Gateway.

Gloucestershire Airport – Karen Taylor, Managing Director

Karen Taylor has been named as the managing director of Gloucestershire Airport Ltd after three months in the role in an interim capacity having previously been commercial finance director at the airport for two years. Karen will talk about the long-term vision for the airport, including the programme of work now underway to deliver significant improvements at the airport – including refurbishment of two runways and installation of new radar comms as well as the delivery of the new CGX Connect Business Park development which will provide approximately 323,000 sq. ft of new commercial and industrial floor space and has potential to create up to 1,520 new employment opportunities.

Legal & General Investment Management – Tom Roberts, Head of Strategic Investment

LGIM have recently announced a £350 million investment into the regeneration of Temple Island which will see large capacity conference centre and exhibition space, a 345-room hotel, 550 new homes (including 220 new affordable homes) and two major grade A office buildings built. This is on top of their impressive £1bn investment close to Cardiff train station which will see extensive office space built as well as hundreds of units of apartments.  As Head of Strategic Investment at LGIM, Tom will be well placed to discuss these exciting plans as well as LGIM’s investments in the wider Western Gateway.

Cubex – Sarah Trahair-Williams, Associate Director

Cubex have been successfully delivering schemes in the West of England market for a number of years now and are noted for being one of the most reliable developers by different elements of the public sector. Their pipeline shows no sign of abating and Sarah will be on hand to give more intel on these major development projects including the £63m Millwrights Place project, HALO, Coopers Court and Finzels Reach.

Hill Group – Andy Fancy, Regional Managing Director

Work has started on the McArthur’s yard job on the harbourside site in Bristol which has lain vacant for the last 20 years and was bought by Guinness Partnership three years ago. Hill will provide 142 new-build homes for market sale, shared ownership and social rent as well as commercial space on the ground floor. It is estimated the project could be worth up to £25m. Andy will talk about this scheme and Hill’s plans to expand into the Western Gateway region and why they see it as an exciting region for their business’ growth.

Grainger PLC – Julia Bevan, Director

As the UK’s largest residential landlord Grainger and one of the biggest names in Build to Rent and have a long term pipeline of 9,000 BtR homes worth £2 billion. They are pushing ahead with a number of projects with Bristol being a key target city for Grainger. The latest project is the 231 unit scheme being developed by Cubex and Julia will give more intel on this scheme, Grainger’s future plans in Bristol and how they can help tackle the housing crisis in the wider Western Gateway.

University of Gloucestershire – Stephen Marston, Vice Chancellor

The iconic Debenhams building in Gloucester city centre is set to become a new campus for teaching, learning and community partnerships after it was bought by the University of Gloucestershire. The university intends to fully refurbish the 1930s Art Deco building, offering about 215,000 sq ft of space on five floors. This will create modern spaces for teaching and learning for students and staff, accommodating the university’s plans to expand the scale and range of its higher education programmes. Stephen will be on hand to give more intel about this scheme and discuss the University’s role in attracting and attaining talent in the region.

Natural Resources Wales – Clare Pillman, CEO

Clare returned to Wales to join NRW as its Chief Executive in February 2018. Prior to this Clare was Director of Culture, Tourism and Sport at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In this role she led the work on the Cultural Olympiad and oversaw a major change programme within the Department. She led work to develop new strategies for Sport, Tourism and Culture, oversaw the delivery of events such as the Rugby World Cup and the World Athletics Championships, developed and led the programme to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and created new models of governance and financing for organisations such as Historic England, English Heritage, the Royal Parks and Visit Britain. Clare will join the session to speak about the important environmental work NRW do and their role in the place-shaping agenda in Southern Wales.

Cheltenham Borough Council – Tim Atkins, Managing Director for Place and Growth

One of the masterminds behind the 3000 home Cyber Central Garden Village and business park project, Tim will join the session to talk about the challenges and opportunities that face his team as they aim to deliver two million square feet of office space alongside a major residential areaGolden Valley- as it is to be called upon completion- recently finished its public consultation stage and are now working with a number of developers to kick start development on site.

Associate your brand with the Western Gateway Economic Growth and Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the Western Gateway.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £7,500 View Details
Session One: Delivering the Western Gateway – How Can the Region Become Central to the UK's Levelling Up Agenda? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Two: Connecting Communities – Infrastructure Development Needs and Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Three: Education and Skills – Creating Campuses and Jobs of the Future Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Four: Solving the Housing Crisis in the Western Gateway Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Five: Major Regeneration and Investment Initiatives Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Output Report Partner Yes 8 Yes £3,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,000 Sold Out
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £1,750 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,500 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.

Corporate Partner

£7,500+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 seen as a leading figure within the industry with branding within the title of the event – ‘Western Gateway Economic Growth and 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 exhibition space
  • 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 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Session Partner

£5,000+VAT

The role of the 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
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to the panel OR thought leaders presentation
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 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 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Output Report Partner

£3,500+VAT

Our Output Report Partner opportunity puts you on the front cover of our after event Output Report – highlighting the key discussions during the day and giving you input into the report with branding and editorial input throughout the whole report, helping us to shape the agenda and output:

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Eight delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to eight people per year
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
  • 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 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Best Practice Presentation Partner

£3,000+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you an opportunity to deliver a thought leadership presentations and/or on-stage Q&A utilising our expert Chair. You’ll be able to position yourself as a though-leader and go-to-business in your sector in front of sector/regional stakeholders and influencers. Benefits include:

  • 15-minute timeslot before one of the main session to deliver a thought leadership presentation and/or Q&A session
  • Direct access before and after every session to the VIP speaker room, an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding at the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your Best Practice session
  • 7 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten 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: One full (A5) page advert 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

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,500+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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Programme Partner

Breakfast Partner

£2,000+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 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Lunch Partner

£2,000+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 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 lunch 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Email Partner

£2,000+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
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • 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
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two 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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

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
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

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 the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Exhibitor Partner

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

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the Midlands. 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 400+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the annual Midlands Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the regions
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors and more

Confirmed Exhibitors:

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

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our physical face-to-face conferences – but we understand that safety will also be paramount and therefore to put you at ease we wanted to confirm some of the steps we’re putting in place to ensure we minimise any risk. The situation surrounding Covid-19 is ever changing however here’s an overview of steps and procedures we’ve put in place.

Condition of Entry

Delegates will have to show proof of their Covid status upon entry either in form of both vaccinations (first and second dose) or a negative NHS lateral flow test.

You will be asked to demonstrate this through showing an NHS Covid Pass – which can be gained by downloading the NHS App onto your smartphone. You can also download and show an offline version or print a copy of your status and show the printed version.

If you haven’t had both vaccine does we advise that all delegates take an NHS Lateral Flow Test 48-hours before the event – you can order them directly to your address here.

If you were to report a positive test result before the event we expect that you would follow the correct Government guidelines. All of our physical events will be held virtually so you’ll be able to join the event or alternatively exchange your ticket to a future event.

Mask Wearing

The wearing of masks at our physical events will not be mandatory.

Social Distancing

There will not be a requirement for social distancing however we will have introduced a number of things at the event to help minimise any risk such as increased spacing between aisles and chairs.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be installed in certain areas at the event.

Other Safety Information

Depending on the venue we may also have sign-age for certain rights of way and doors may be left open to leave less touch-points across the venue including on doors/toilets.

We will have designated areas for drinks/rubbish to ensure these aren’t left around the venue, and all lunch will be provided in pre-prepared bags.

Hybrid Events

To ensure those who are uncertain about attending physical events can still gain access you will have the option of purchasing a physical or virtual ticket. The virtual ticket will enable you to view the event sessions, ask questions to the speakers, and private message/request video calls with those attendees who’re at the event physically.

Tickets

Physical Event Ticket: Western Gateway Economic Growth and Development Conference Early bird offer ends on 31st July £249.00 £179.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £179

Virtual Event Ticket: Western Gateway Economic Growth and Development Conference £80.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £80

Details

Date:
Wednesday, 29th September 2021

Time:
0800hrs – 1600hrs

Cost:
£80 – £179

Venue

Hilton Cardiff
Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH, UK

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Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually


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