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York & North Yorkshire Economic Growth & Development Conference; In association with York & North Yorkshire LEP

Tuesday, 2nd November 2021 0900hrs – 1500hrs

Regional stakeholders across York and North Yorkshire are seeing the post-pandemic recovery as an ideal opportunity to reinvent their approach to regeneration, inward investment and partnership working.

In this high-level event, Built Environment Networking team up with York and North Yorkshire LEP and a host of local authorities to bring forward over £100m worth of development projects and opportunities, explore net zero challenges and issue a call to arms for the built environment ecosystem to help them achieve local ambition.

Delegates will hear exclusive intel and have the opportunity to interact with key decision makers via a series of networking roundtables and high level presentations.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Wykeland Group’s next development pipeline
  • Progression of $292m Woodsmith Mine
  • 7 new priority development sites in Selby
  • And much more…

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:20 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:20-09:30 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:30-09:55 Keynote Speaker

Delegates will hear from a voice of regional significance about unlocking the development potential of York and North Yorkshire.

UK Parliament; Kevin Hollinrake, Member of Parliament for Thirsk and Malton

09:55-10:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

10:00-11:00 Session One: Defining Place, Regeneration and Inclusive Economic Growth in a Post-Pandemic World

York and North Yorkshire is open for business and is redefining its approach to development. As part of this panel, delegates will hear from regional policy influencers, public sector stakeholders, flagship business voices and developers who will share their views on how the area will regenerate in the coming years.

York and North Yorkshire LEP; Helen Simpson, Chair

Anglo American; Matt Parsons, General Manager of External Affairs

University of York; Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement

11:00-11:30 Break & Interactive Roundtable

Delegates will be invited to share their views and opinions on how the built environment ecosystem can work with session one speakers to deliver their objectives.

11:30-12:00 Session Two: Growing Better Homes

This session will introduce the innovative research commissioned by York and North Yorkshire LEP and the North East and Yorkshire Energy Hub on the potential for circular, biobased construction in the region. Speakers on the leading edge of this sectoral shift will respond to research and key findings with a Q&A to further explore attendees thoughts on sector potential.

UK Hempcrete; Alex Sparrow, Managing Director

York and North Yorkshire LEP; Katie Privett, Energy Programme Lead

Other speakers TBC

12:00-12:15 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

12:15-13:15 Session Three: Tackling Housing Development in North Yorkshire

Delegates will hear from local authority stakeholders and developers about their future projects and how they are helping to solve the housing crisis and deliver high quality, inclusive communities across the region.

York and North Yorkshire LEP; Helen Simpson, Chair

Broadacres Housing Association; Gail Teasdale, Chief Executive

Legal and General Modular Homes; Chris Scoffield, Programmes and Commercial Director

13:15-13:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:30-14:30 Session Four: Reimagining and Redefining High Streets and Town Centres in North Yorkshire

Delegates will hear from local authority leadership, major developers and local stakeholders about their future plans to rejuvenate town centres in York and North Yorkshire. Topics include incorporating heritage, the 15-minute city and the impact of Covid-19 on local people’s relationship with their high street.

Wykeland; Jonathan Stubbs, Development Director

Federation of Small Businesses in York and North Yorkshire; Carolyn Frank, Development Manager

Selby District Council; Dave Caulfield, Director of Economic Regeneration and Place

14:30-15:00 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 region. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

York and North Yorkshire LEP – Helen Simpson, Chair

Born and bred in Yorkshire, Helen is an experienced Chair and Board Member, with a track record in leading organisations whilst undergoing change, including enabling digital innovation, business growth and community development. Her non-executive experience follows a senior executive career with BT where she led digital growth businesses and major deals, developed strategy and built commercial partnerships before leading BT’s volunteering programme globally. Helen currently Chair’s Broadacres Housing Association, a provider of social housing, extra care and specialist provision in North Yorkshire. She also serves as a Trustee with St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity in their work with the homeless and vulnerably housed.  Helen brings expertise in leadership, strategy development, partnerships and collaboration including with government, social housing and charity and community development, as well as a passion for diverse leadership, including helping women leaders fulfil their potential.

UK Parliament – Kevin Hollinrake, Member of Parliament for Thirsk and Malton

Having represented the constituents of Thirsk and Malton since 2015, Kevin is one of the most active MPs in parliament. With a background in the property sector- setting up Hunters Estate Agency in York in the early 90’s- he is a strong backer of the Northern Powerhouse idea and many of his parliamentary work has been underpinned by working towards its delivery. He joins the event to share intel on some of the built environment related campaigns he is supporting but also his work on supporting business across the region.

Federation of Small Businesses in York and North Yorkshire – Carolyn Frank, Development Manager

As one of the key campaigners to get high streets and town centres back up and running post Covid-19 and has been working on securing extra funding for small business operators that bring vibrancy, culture, and heritage to places to get them up and running again. As part of this session, she talks about how the FSB will work with all areas of the high street ecosystem, from developers to occupiers to create renewed vibrancy and reimagined experiences for users.

Wykeland – Jonathan Stubbs, Development Director

As one of Yorkshire’s leading developers, Wykeland Group are responsible for the Treadmills project in North Yorkshire which is an official joint venture partnership under the banner of the Central Northallerton Development Company to transform the former Northallerton Prison site into a mix of retail and a new Centre for Digital Innovation. Other projects in the region include G@Glasshoughton a 24 acre site set for business accommodation and several major schemes in East Yorkshire. With more lined up and a keen eye for town centre redevelopment, Jonathan joins the event to talk about what’s next.

University of York – Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement

University of York is a key spoke on the North Yorkshire economic growth agenda and as a strategic pivot between the North West and the North East, York is a city that is home to a plethora of international talent that can contribute to making the North thrive. Kiran will talk about how campuses- including York’s- will have to develop to remain globally competitive and how education institutions can lead the charge in creating inclusive places.

 

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

Selby District Council are looking to bring forward seven new town centre development sites aimed at improving the improving space for business, better quality homes and improvement of public realm. As part of this event, Dave will be talking about opportunities for the private sector to get involved in the regeneration and how it will change the face of the local economy.

York and North Yorkshire LEP – Katie Privett, Energy Programme Lead

Katie takes the lead on Yorkshire’s approach to the climate emergency and actively works with developers and built environment supply chain to promote sustainable construction methods and the imagining of greener places. Katie will talk to our audience about the steps being taken in the realm of ESG and how York and North Yorkshire aim to lead the way in the UK’s Net Zero response.

Anglo American – Matt Parsons, General Manager of External Affairs

Anglo American are the global conglomerate behind the $292m Woodsmith sustainable mine project on the North Yorkshire coast, a new sustainable mine aimed at supporting sustainable farming practices and boost food production. The scheme will strengthen North Yorkshires reputation for being a place that global business can thrive and as part of the session, Matt will go into detail about the project and the economic mite it is bringing to the region.

Broadacres Housing Association – Gail Teasdale, Chief Executive

Managing over 6000 homes across North Yorkshire and a healthy ambition to develop hundreds more in the coming couple of years, Broadacres are experts at regenerating rural communities. Gail join the event to talk about their future investment plans and how her organisation acts as a catalyst for solving the housing crisis.

UK Hempcrete – Alex Sparrow, Managing Director

Alex Sparrow is recognised as one of the UK’s leading advisers in the use of Hempcrete, regularly speaking at conferences and events. A natural building company with a difference, UK Hempcrete specialises in the use of Hempcrete (or ‘hemp-lime’) alongside other natural materials. The use these low impact materials in both new build construction projects and the repair and upgrading of traditional and historic buildings and he will talk about how key stakeholders in the York and North Yorkshire region are increasingly turning towards biodiverse products to help with Net Zero targets.

Legal and General Modular Homes – Chris Scoffield, Programmes and Commercial Director

Legal and General Modular Homes have been pioneering offsite community delivery in North Yorkshire before rolling it out across the UK- once again strengthening the region’s reputation for fostering innovation. With projects in Sherburn and Selby underway, Chris will talk in depth about what’s next in the area and how they are working in partnership with local authorities to solve the housing

Associate your brand with the York & North 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 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, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@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

Event Ticket: York & North Yorkshire Economic Growth & Development Conference £80.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £80

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021

Time:
0900hrs – 1500hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – Hopin


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