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Western Gateway Economic Growth and Development Conference; in association with Hoare Lea

Wednesday, 29th September 2021 0800hrs – 1630hrs

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
  • Multi-million pound pipeline of developer Cubex
  • Cheltenham Council’s 3000 homes development
  • Natural Resources Wales’ place-shaping agenda
  • Cheltenham Council’s £1bn Golden Valley JV
  • Intel on the next phases of Temple Quarter
  • Pobl Homes to invest in 10,000 new homes by 2030
  • 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
  • Bristol City Council’s latest regeneration projects.
  • £175 million Soapworks project in Bristol

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

08:00-08:50 Doors Open & Networking

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

08:50-09:00 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:00-09:15 Keynote Speech

Baroness Wilcox will open the conference with an inspirational keynote, updating us on the Western Gateway and setting the tone for the conversation to come.

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

09:15-10:00 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

Bristol City Council; Stephen Peacock, Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration

10:00-10:25 Networking & Exhibition

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

10:25-10:30 UKREiiF – The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum

Keith will provide an update on UKREiiF which takes place in May 2022 and explain why this will be the most strategically important conference for the UK property sector having a massive impact on all sectors of real estate and why you should get involved.

Built Environment Networking; Keith Griffiths, Chief Executive

10:30-11:30 Session Two: Connecting the Western Gateway to the World – Investing and Developing in Infrastructure to Bring Economic Growth

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.

11:45-12:45 Session Three: Education and Skills – Creating Innovative Environments and Opportunities in which Talent Can Grow and Thrive; Sponsored by LA Architects

A roundtable session with short presentations designed to bring education leadership from Higher Education to talk about the lives of tomorrow, and how the next generation may seek to live and learn, creating an environment in which talent, particularly local talent, can be nurtured and fulfilled within the Western Gateway.

Chair: LA Architects; Mike Lawless, Director

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

Cardiff Metropolitan University; Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice Chancellor

University of Gloucestershire; Dr Matthew Andrews, Secretary and Registrar

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

12:45-13:30 Lunch & Networking

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

13:30-13:45 Keynote: Key Sustainability Trends That Will Affect the Region

Hoare Lea; Greg Jones, Director

13:45-14:45 Session Four: Solving the Housing Crisis in the Western Gateway; Sponsored by CLS Risk Solutions

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.

Chair: CLS Risk Solutions; Michael Grimwood, Business Development Manager UK

Grainger PLC; Julia Bevan, Director

Hill Group; Jamie Hunter, Development Director

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

Pobl Homes; Solitaire Pritchard, Director of Regeneration

14:45-15:15 Networking & Exhibition

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

15:15-16:15 Session Five: Major Regeneration and Investment Initiatives; Sponsored by Hoare Lea

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.

Chair: Hoare Lea; Phil Grew, Director

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

Cubex; Sarah Trahair-Williams, Associate Director

Legal & General Investment Management; Pete Gladwell, Group Social Impact & Investment Director

First Base; Lucinda Mitchell, Project Director

16:15-16:30 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 will join the conference talk about the long-term vision for Gloucestershire airport, including the programme of work now underway to deliver significant improvements – 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 – Pete Gladwell, Group Social Impact & Investment Director

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 Group Social Impact and Investment Director at LGIM, Pete will be well placed to discuss these exciting plans as well as LGIM’s investments in the wider Western Gateway.

Pete Gladwell Legal General

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 – Jamie Hunter, Development 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. Jamie 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 – Dr Matthew Andrews, Director Secretary and Registrar

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. Matthew 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.

Bristol City Council – Stephen Peacock, Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration

Stephen will join the conference to update on the progress on one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, ‘Temple Quarter’, which has the vision of transforming over 130 hectares of brownfield land over the next 25 years into a thriving, well-connected mixed-use community. The regeneration will create 10,000 new homes, 22,000 new jobs and bring £1.6bn annual income to the city economy. The latest round of plans saw L&G invest in the Temple Island site and Stephen will reveal more intel on these schemes as well as the council’s investment in infrastructure in the city.

Pobl Homes – Solitaire Pritchard, Director of Regeneration

Pobl Homes have major housing development plans for the current decade with ambitions which include investing in 10,000 new homes by 2030. This comes off the back of Pobl recently exceeding its target of creating 3,000 much needed new homes in the five years to 2021. Pobl have also just been announced as a JV partner on the £750 million ‘Shaping Swansea’ regeneration scheme. Solitaire will join the session to give more intel on Pobl’s extensive housing development plans across Wales and the Western Gateway.

Cyber Central Garden Village – Tim Atkins, Managing Director of 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.

First Base – Lucinda Mitchell, Project Director

First Base are the developers behind the £175m Soapworks project which currently consists of 165,000 sq ft of existing buildings within a 2.25-acre site and is located on the edge of Bristol city centre, close to Bristol Temple Meads station. The proposal is to deliver a mixed use development that will celebrate Bristol’s past and as part of this session Lucinda will be delivering an update on project timelines, its projected social value contribution to the south west and actively engaging with our audience.

 

CLS Risk Solutions – Michael Grimwood, Business Development Manager UK

CLS are an innovative insurance MGA in the UK & Europe. They are insurance veterans, unlocking real estate developments & transaction with the use of Data & Capacity Strength. Their tools increase the bankability of an asset and protect those known and unknown legal and planning risks at every stage of the property life cycle.

 

Hoare Lea – Greg Jones, Director

Greg is a Director at Hoare Lea and West of England & Wales regional lead for the sustainability group. Greg is a Chartered Engineer and Environmentalist has 14 years’ experience during which time he has led major projects across the UK and internationally. Greg is a member of the British Property Federation Sustainability Committee and co-chair of the Sustainable Planning Group at the Bristol Green Capital Partnership. Greg has also been a key contributor to the UK Green Building Council Advancing Net Zero Carbon programme, inputting into the Framework Definition for Net Zero Carbon, Building the Case for Net Zero Caron and is currently on the peer review group for the Net Zero Carbon Masterplanning Study.

Hoare Lea – Phil Grew, Director

A senior partner at Hoare Lea, Phil has been actively engaged in the built environment sector for over 30 years.  Proud to have be part the urban regeneration agenda; reinventing places for people to live, work, shop and relax, Phil has a strong background in mixed use developments covering most sectors.  Currently leading the direction of Hoare Lea in large scale masterplan projects, with a focus on urban regeneration, Phil is engaged with landmark project work such as the Earls Court Masterplan which demand a deep understanding of the challenges around enabling sustainable development in complex environments.  As the sustainability agenda moves rapidly towards people centred solutions and energy strategies lead net zero initiatives through an all-electric future, well-engineered, holistic solutions are essential in meeting the aspirations of our future generations.

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.

LA Architects – Mike Lawless, Director

Mike is a highly experienced and innovative designer. Awarded as an RIBA Architect of the Year, he has been responsible for some of the most successful public buildings in the UK. His career has included tutoring at Cardiff School of Architecture, being an RIBA awards judge, NED for RIBA Enterprises and an advisor to UK and European Sports Governing bodies and Olympic Authorities.
His work spans from China to Scandinavia and across the UK and throughout the process of designing and building his approach is always to challenge the normal, seek better and perhaps innovative solutions and respect everyone.

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 Sold Out
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 Sold Out
Session Four: Solving the Housing Crisis in the Western Gateway Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Five: Major Regeneration and Investment Initiatives Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
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 £2,000 Sold Out
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

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
  • One ticket to the VIP Speakers’ dinner for the session speaker, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • 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

Session Three Partner: Education and Skills – Creating Campuses and Jobs of the Future

Session Four Partner: Solving the Housing Crisis in the Western Gateway

Session Five Partner: Major Regeneration and Investment Initiatives

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

A package to enable excellent brand exposure before the event – with your logo appearing on all weekly emails sent out to prominent the events, above the fold in a prominent location. Benefits include:

  • Your company logo will be prominently displayed on all emails sent to promote the conference with delegates, before and after the conference
  • Positioned as the ‘Email Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m2 stand space in the exhibition area
  • 4 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ VIP Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference website, and all documents and promotional content relating to the event
  • 1 x full A5 page advert in the conference programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Registration Partner

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

Event Partner

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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

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the Western Gateway. 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 Western Gateway 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: opportunities@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 doses 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 risk.

Hand Sanitiser

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

Reception & Lanyards

The reception and check-in process has been simplified to reduce touch-points with step by step signs confirming the process on arrival. You will simply utilise an iPad to check-in which will print a badge off for you, before you get to choose a lanyard of choice.

Green – you’re happy to shake hands and have social contact, Orange – you’re happy to network but be more cautious and observe space, Red – you want to reduce social contact and networking as much as possible.

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

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, 29th September 2021

Time:
0800hrs – 1630hrs

Venue

Hilton Cardiff
Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH, UK

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Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually


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