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UKREiiF Annual Event

Tuesday, 17th May 2022 0900hrs – Thursday, 19th May 2022 1600hrs

Leeds City Centre – Royal Armouries Leeds & Leeds Dock, New Dock, Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT

UKREiiF connects people, places and businesses to accelerate the Levelling Up Agenda, whilst unlocking sustainable, inclusive and transformational investment across the UK.

This 3-day event brought together the public and private sector – with every core UK city and region involved – alongside Government, investors, funders, developers, housebuilders, end-users and more.

Through the event doors we saw:

  • 4,000 Event Attendees
  • 1,000 More Across Fringe Events
  • 300 Speakers on 14 Stages
  • 80 Exhibitors
  • 50+ Fringe Events
  • 200 Local Authorities Attending
  • 500 Investors Attending
  • 300 Occupiers Attending
  • 500 Developers Attending

The UK needs a platform for the public sector to showcase the scale of investable propositions they have across their region, and highlight future opportunities to developers, investors and occupiers from across the globe.

UKREiiF did just that.

Not only did we facilitate these introductions – we also focused on several key themes to progress the industry conversation. These included the UK’s Net Zero Target, Social Value and Inclusive Growth, the Future of Real Estate, Building Better Communities and Inclusive Inward Investment.

Supported by a high number of regional combined authorities, local councils and Government departments – as well as the largest developers and investors from across the UK and globe – this event gathered all the key players, influencers and decision makers within the investment and real estate markets. And we hope you’ll join us in 2023.

UKREiiF had 15 stages with over 300 speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise. Thought leadership, Government Ministers, devolved Mayors, key influencers and policy shapers shared the stage – take a look at the event programme below:

Fringe Programme

06:30 – 07:30

Morning Run with Built Environment Networking

Come and build your fitness and wellbeing to ensure you’re fresh for the day ahead, whilst networking with like-minded others for a morning run

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/morning-run-with-built-environment-networking-tickets-330524596967

Fringe Programme

07:45 – 09:15

Building Female – In Conversation with Leading Women in Leeds' Built Environment

Join the first in a series of conversations with leading women on the fringe of UKREiiF – with a breakfast panel event which will centre of women’s experiences of the built environment and the legacy they aspire to create for both place and the industry itself.

This event is in partnership with Leeds City Council and CEG.

This fringe event is now closed due to being at capacity.

Social Value Pavilion

08:30 – 09:30

Breakfast Club with Loop and Pagabo

Our event partners for the Social Value Pavilion will host a morning session with a breakfast bar – including hot drinks and a continental breakfast – whilst Loop will showcase their latest software launch and share industry and social value insight

Investor Centre

09:00 – 09:45

How to Measure Climate Risk for Real Estate Portfolios

Investors face a challenge to consistently implement ways to measure and monitor the climate resilience of their UK and global real estate investment portfolios. This session identifies way in which investors can assess the climate exposure of the portfolio and identify areas to focus on.

This session is in partnership with MSCI

Speakers include:

Simon Mallinson – Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Real Capital Analytics

Helene Demay – Real Estate Climate Product Manager, MSCI

Levelling Up Stage

09:15 – 09:25

Welcome to UKREiiF

Delegates are joined by the Mayor of West Yorkshire who officially opens UKREiiF and outlines the week ahead.

Keynote speaker:

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Levelling Up Stage

09:30 – 10:30

Levelling Up Across The UK

A high-level exploration of how major cities from across the UK’s four nations are approaching levelling up, in particular cultivating the development of greener, smarter, healthier places while driving inward investment.

This session is in partnership with Rider Levett Bucknall

Speakers include:

Chair: Gretta Starks – Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall

Andrew Kerr OBE – Chief Executive, The City of Edinburgh Council

Marvin Rees – Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council

John Walsh – Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Cllr Bev Craig – Leader, Manchester City Council

Nicola Somerville – Head of Development and Inclusive Growth, Cardiff Capital Region

Bury Theatre

09:30 – 10:30

Introducing Wigan…

This session will detail the huge potential of Wigan, sharing intel into a wide range of sites from the large scale commercial and residential, to town centre redevelopments.

This session is in partnership with Wigan Council 

Cllr David Molyneux – Leader, Wigan Council

Alison McKenzie-Folan – Chief Executive, Wigan Council

Aidan Thatcher – Director of Economy and Skills, Wigan Council

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

09:30 – 10:00

Keynote: Beyond COP26 to 2050

This keynote will set the scene of the agenda for sustainable development, delivering decarbonisation with wider environmental, social, economic outcomes.

Keynote speaker:

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Newsroom Stage

09:30 – 10:30

Roundtable Discussion: Getting Investment Ready – How Can Places Work With The Private Sector to Present Better, More Vibrant Propositions?

With so much opportunity for investment and regeneration across the UK, each stakeholder can struggle to differentiate their offer. This session brings together a group of place focused investment specialists for an interactive discussion on innovative ways to drive inward investment and regeneration.

Speakers include:

Pete Gladwell UKREiiF

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

Louisa Shaw – Place Brand Manager, Staffordshire County Council

Robin Presswood – Executive Director – City Development, Dundee City Council

Gus Wiseman – Deputy Director, Department for International Trade

Daljit Sandhu – Co-Founder and COO, Precis Capital

Wesley Ankrah – Director of Social Value and Community Investment, Dominvs Group

Building People Pavilion

09:30 – 10:30

How to Make More Informed Decisions by Measuring Social Value

This session will provide expert and practical guidance on monetisation, benchmarking and measurement across social value, EDI and health and wellbeing, enabling you to make more value-based decisions in your organisation.

Speakers include:

Rob Wolfe – Managing Director , CHY Consultancy

Investor Centre

10:00 – 10:45

Navigating the UK Real Estate Market in a Post Pandemic World

With an emphasis on developing healthier, smarter, greener places in a post pandemic world, this session reflects on how investors and funders can contribute to levelling up.

This session is in partnership with MX Underwriting

Speakers include:

Chair: Mitchell Labiak – Investment Writer, Investors' Chronicle

Rupert Robinson – Managing Director, RSBGi

Bob van Aartsen – Head of Regional Investment, Department for International Trade

Melanie Leech – Chief Executive, British Property Federation

Antonia Martin-Wright – Head of Investment, CEG

Building Better Communities Pavilion

10:00 – 11:00

Unlocking Potential Through Social Value in the Construction Sector

Leading figures from across the property, construction and infrastructure industry discuss the importance of social value and its role in building back better across the UK. Topics covered will include who is best placed to decide social value priorities and the actions that will address them, who is responsible for delivering them and what delivers immediate and long-lasting change?

This session is in partnership with ATKINS

Speakers include:

Chair: Vicky Hutchinson – Environment Practice Director, ATKINS

Professor Sadie Morgan – Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Lord Bob Kerslake – Advisory Group Chair, Member of the House of Lords

Anna Devlet – Head of Social Sustainability, British Land

Liam Ronan-Chlond – Head of Engagement, Socius

Ruth Moorhouse – Director, Ellandi

Paul Kitson – Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity & Sustainability , Birmingham City Council

Industry Insights Pavilion

10:00 – 11:00

Delivering Next Generation Green Infrastructure: Ideas For Creating Greener Buildings & Places

This session brings together thought leaders responsible for different elements of the built environment ecosystem from developers to transport, utilities experts to policy makers to discuss the key ingredients needed to support long lasting, impactful green buildings and places.

This session is in partnership with Vattenfall

Speakers Include:

Chair: Sandra Slihte – Technical Director, Vattenfall

Jane Meek – Corporate Director of Economic Development, Carlisle City Council

Molly Strauss – Head of Infrastructure, Greater London Authority

Paul King – Managing Director, Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease

Yetunde Abdul – Head of Climate Action, UK Green Building Council

Rosslyn Colderley – North of England Director, Sustrans

Wellington Suite Stage

10:00 – 11:00

How To Make Your Development Ready For Electric Vehicles?

To aid the UK’s transition to EV’s new homes are now required to provide a level of charging infrastructure, and major upgrades will be needed to current buildings. Developers need to act now to make the switch efficiently and affordably whilst the supply chain needs to understand delivery challenges. This panel will discuss how to begin the process and future proof our developments.

This session is in partnership with Connected Kerb

Speakers include:

Chair: Isabel James – Residential Director, Connected Kerb

Neil Murphy – Director, TOWN

Iain Hulse – Commercial Manager, Building for Humanity

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

10:00 – 10:30

Green Technology

An exclusive first look at how businesses can work hand in hand with tech providers to encourage sustainable behaviour in residents and occupiers.

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Chair: Emma Shone – Corporate PR Manager, Moda

Dan Brooks – Co-Founder, Moda Living

Jonathan Burridge – Founder & CEO, Utopi

Amanda Griffiths – Director, Built Environment Networking

Jonathan Wootten – Author, Spike

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

10:30 – 11:30

Digital Transformation Creating a Clean Economy: Digital Work, Digital Resources

Maximising digital jobs and digital resources is vital for a low-carbon, resilient future. The 2020s must see the digital economy to be fundamentally decoupled from negative environmental impacts and boosting employment across all sectors. This session explores the best ways of making the digital transition.

This session is in partnership with the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development

Speakers include:

Chair: Bola Abisogun – Founder and Chairman, DiverseCity Surveyors

Joseph Daniels – Founder, Project Etopia

Amanda Griffiths – Director, Built Environment Networking

Matthew Kirkman – Director of Infrastructure Solutions, Openreach

Savannah de Savary – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Built-ID

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

10:30 – 11:00

Mindfulness Coaching with Hero

Join the team from Hero for a morning session detailing the benefits of mindfulness

Joe Gaunt – Founder & CEO, Hero

Bury Theatre

10:45 – 11:45

3 Cities – Driving Regeneration in the West Midlands

The 3 Cities is a unique collaboration​ leading the way in unlocking transformative opportunities to accelerate inclusive economic growth, address decarbonization, and boost investment in the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. Come and listen to the three city Chief Executives talk about what this means in practice and how this collaboration will help drive forward the continued resurgence of the West Midlands.

This session is in partnership with the 3 Cities Council’s – Wolverhampton, Coventry & Birmingham

Speakers include:

Chair: Jackie Sadek – Chief Operating Officer, UK Regeneration

Deborah Cadman – Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council

Martin Reeves – Chief Executive, Coventry Council

Tim Johnson – Chief Executive, City of Wolverhampton Council

Simon Marks – City Executive, Arcadis

Investor Centre

11:00 – 11:45

Investment Opportunity Showcase: The London Cancer Hub – Working For The UK, Discovering For The World

The world -class partnership between the London Borough of Sutton, the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden as Europe’s leading centre for oncology comes together to bring an unprecedented opportunity for investment. This session offers an exclusive opportunity to hear first hand about the new, world leading investment opportunity to create a  life science innovation district in Sutton.

This session is in partnership with London Borough of Sutton Council

Speakers include: 

Chair: Micheal Aston – Partner & Head of Life Sciences, Cushman Wakefield

Diana Beech – Chief Executive Officer, London Higher

Professor Udai Banerji – Deputy Director of the Drug Development Unit, The Institute of Cancer Research

Claudia Tripp – Commercial Asset Manager UK&I , Kadans Science Partner

The Cinema Stage

11:00 – 11:45

Jam First! Why Cornwall has the recipe and ingredients for global success.

Come and share a scone, with the team from Cornwall, as they take you through a whistle stop tour of Cornwall’s resources and ambitions for a low carbon future.  We will touch on Cornwall’s ambitions and appetite for investment, the future of Newquay Cornwall Air and Space Port, our commitment to floating Off Shore wind, lithium extraction and processing, Langarth Garden Village, the Pydar project, a new city quarter for Truro and how we will utilise brownfield land while maximising a potential devolution deal from government.

This session is in partnership with Cornwall Council.

Speakers include:

Phil Mason – Strategic Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, Cornwall Council

Tracie Langley – Chief Operating Officer, Cornwall Council

Glenn Caplin-Grey – Chief Executive, Cornwall and Scilly LEP

Tim Mulholland – Managing Director, Treveth LLP

Newsroom Stage

11:00 – 12:15

Roundtable Discussion: Future High Street Threats and Opportunities

Key members of the national high street task force meet to discuss the ever-changing challenges facing town and city centre stakeholders as the UK emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and wrestles with e-commerce, shifting consumer demands and emerging redefinition of place. This session encourages interactivity between the panel and the audience.

This roundtable discussion is in partnership with the UK High Streets Task Force.

Speakers Include:

Chair: Jayne Rafter – Owner and Publisher, Retail & Leisure International

Mark Robinson – Chair & Co-Founder, High Streets Task Force & Ellandi

Cllr Philip Broadhead – Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration , BCP Council

Maggie Grogan – Development Director, Muse Developments

John Henderson – CEO, Staffordshire County Council

Graham Dodd – Managing Director Development – UK&I, Hilton

Tower Gallery

11:00 – 11:50

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Blackpool Council and Hull & the Humber

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Building People Pavilion

11:00 – 12:00

How to Enable Social Mobility Through Youth Engagement

Learn from this expert panel as speakers share practical tips on how to diversify emerging talent pipelines through effective youth engagement.

This session is in partnership with Barbour ABI.

Speakers include:

Clare Addy – Head of Partnerships , Causeway Education

Terry Watts – Chief Executive Officer , Chartered Surveyors Training Trust

Livia Williams – Construction Director, YouthBuild Ventures

Tom Hall – Chief Economist, Barbour ABI

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

11:15 – 12:15

The Future of Urban Parking & The Strategic Development Opportunity Hidden in Plain Sight

The What, Why and How of optimising and repurposing car parks. Car ownership and the number of private motor vehicles entering our town and cities across the UK is in decline. We are now at a point of time where there are significant opportunities to tackle economic, social and environmental issues through the optimisation of car parking assets and unlocking strategic development land currently occupied by car parks.

This session is in partnership with JLL

Speakers include:

Chair: Colin Chan – Director, Asset Repositioning (Capital Markets), JLL

Nick Gerrard – Growth and Prosperity Programme Director , Blackpool Council

Kate Dean – Executive Director, Development and Regeneration , Basingstoke and Deane Council

John Badman – Principal, Callison RTKL

Alasdair Robinson – Director, Town Centre Parking

Isabel James – Residential Director, Connected Kerb

Industry Insights Pavilion

11:15 – 12:15

How Do Historic and Heritage Places Level Up?

This high level panel of local authority decision makers, planning policy drivers and expert heritage focused developers and investors take a look at different ways in which historic places and buildings are being revitalised nationally.

This session is in partnership with MSCI

Speakers include: 

Chair: Emma Wilcox – Project Director, Creative Estuary

Duncan Wilson OBE – Chief Executive, Historic England

Cllr Abi Brown – Leader, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Neil Murphy – Director, TOWN

Richard Pearce – Founder, TCN UK

Marie Kirbyshaw – CEO, Culture Trust

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

11:15 – 12:00

Sustainability – Aligning Responsibilities

Every corner of the built environment sector has its own targets and certifications to measure success against, meaning progress across the industry as a whole is difficult to measure. How can different sectors of the property industry align on setting sustainability priorities that enable different parts of the built environment to complement each other and achieve the most sustainable places for all generations?

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Lucy Eaglesfield – Head of ESG and Sustainability, MODA

Simon McWhirter – Director of Comms, Policy and Places, UK Green Building Council

Ben Chittick – Managing Director for Asset Management (Europe), Harrison Street

Ashley Dunseath – Head of Masterplanning, Advisory and Economics, WSP

Lauren Moss – Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Fitwel

Levelling Up Stage

11:30 – 12:30

Leaving No Place Behind

Join some of the UK’s leading Metro Mayors as they digest the nationwide ‘levelling up’ agenda as part of an interactive, high-profile discussion on what they think needs to be done to deliver inclusive growth across the UK

This session is in partnership with Harworth Group 

Speakers include:  

Chair: Lynda Shillaw – Chief Executive Officer, Harworth Group

Jules Pipe – Deputy Mayor, Planning, Regeneration and Skills , Greater London Authority

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Andy Burnham – Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Jamie Driscoll – Mayor, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Dr Nik Johnson – Mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Wellington Suite Stage

11:30 – 12:30

Roundtable Discussion: Planning to Level Up

RTPI host a roundtable on the importance of planning to the levelling up agenda featuring contributions from leading voices associated with delivering all manors of development across the UK.

This roundtable is in partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute.

This roundtable discussion is invite only.

Speakers include:

Stuart Andrew MP – Housing Minister, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Joanna Averley – Chief Planner for England, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Victoria Hills – Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute

Department for International Trade Pavilion

11:45 – 12:00

Keynote Address – Lord Grimstone

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment, will share some opening remarks to amplify the message that the UK is open for investment.

Keynote speaker:

Lord Gerry Grimstone – Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade

Investor Centre

12:00 – 12:30

Official Launch: Real Estate & Infrastructure Investment Database and REiiCON

Delegates are joined by the team behind the ground-breaking Real Estate & Infrastructure Investment Database and REiiCON for a special announcement.

The Cinema Stage

12:00 – 13:30

Wolverhampton – The National Centre for Sustainable Construction

Join the Leader and Chief Executive of City of Wolverhampton Council plus key city growth partners for an informative session detailing why the city is positioning itself as the ‘National Centre for Sustainable Construction’ highlighting existing key schemes and future opportunities. The session will also focus on what leading the way on Levelling Up really means. Delegates will learn about future residential and commercial investment opportunities. Discover a UKREiiF exclusive with the launch of the New Investment prospectus along with some key announcements.

Lunch is available at this session.

This session is in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Speakers include:

Tim Johnson – Chief Executive, City of Wolverhampton Council

Cllr Ian Brookfield – Leader, City of Wolverhampton Council

Alison Crofton – National Development Director, Homes England

Katie Trout – Director of Policy and Partnerships, West Midlands Growth Company

Rob Valentine – Director, Bruntwood

Tower Gallery

12:00 – 12:50

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Newcastle and Hertfordshire

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Bury Theatre

12:15 – 13:15

Culture – Putting Creativity and Inclusion At The Heart of New Development

Culture has played a historic role in the recovery of cities, inclusive placemaking, and the attraction of talent. With contributions from leading figures behind landmark and grassroots cultural projects, this session will explore how cultural infrastructure is driving successful development and placemaking across London – connecting existing and new communities, attracting talent, occupiers and visitors.

This session is in partnership with Opportunity London

Speakers include:

Chair: Ben O’Connor – Director, NLA

Anna Devlet – Head of Social Sustainability, British Land

Joseph Henry – Capital Development Manager, (Culture and Creative Industries), Greater London Authority

Sherry Dobbin – Managing and Cultural Director, Futurecity

Department for International Trade Pavilion

12:15 – 12:45

The UK is Open and Ready For Business

DIT will share an overview of the UK nations and why they make excellent investment destinations.

This session is in partnership with the Department for International Trade.

Speakers include:

Chair: Damian Wild – Director of Market Development, Estates Gazette

Rachel Gwyon – Director UK Nations, Department for International Trade

Ken Poole – Economic Development Director, Cardiff Council

Andrew Kerr OBE – Chief Executive, The City of Edinburgh Council

John Walsh – Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Lucy Buzzoni – Investment Director, Department for International Trade

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

12:30 – 13:45

The Keyland Blueprint

Developers Keyland will talk about their journey to embed the 6 Capitals model of sustainable development in what they do – an award winning, industry leading tool used to understand, predict and measure the impact of development beyond traditional financial metrics.

This session is in partnership with the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development

Speakers include:

Luke Axe – Land & Planning Director, Keyland Developments

Beth McQue – Planning & Development Manager, Keyland Developments

Matthew Turnbull – Planning & Development Manager, Keyland Developments

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

12:30 – 13:30

A Sheds Strategy to Boost British Success

As a new reality emerges post-pandemic and post-Brexit, ‘getting sheds right’ is more important than ever. Location, availability of workforce, and a collaborative approach are all key. This session brings together experts from the public and private sectors to explore how joined-up thinking in commercial/logistics space can be a catalyst for regional and national growth.

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Industry Insights Pavilion

12:45 – 13:45

How Levelling Up Can Tackle A National Skills Shortage

As the need to create the next generation of skilled workers across the built environment ecosystem becomes apparent, a group of national policy influencers, employers and educators come together to talk about how the public and private sector can collaborate to offer opportunity to young people.

This session is in partnership with Hyper City

Speakers include:

Chair: Anouk Khan – Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate Women

Shaun Gibson – Group Chief Executive Officer, Telcom

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

Amos Simbo – Founder, Black Professionals in Construction

Martin Keeler – HR Director, Government Property Agency

Rachael Patterson – Chair, Liverpool Place Partnership Future Impact Board

Levelling Up Stage

13:00 – 13:15

Keynote: Global Britain – The Investment Hotspot

This inspirational keynote will emphasis the UK’s title as one of the globes more attractive investment hotspots.

Keynote speaker:

Lord Gerry Grimstone – Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade

Investor Centre

13:00 – 14:00

Breaking The Mould: How Can UK Towns & Cities Innovate When Funding Major Regeneration Projects?

Local authority budgets are stretched and competition for investment is at an all time high. This session brings together a range of high-level voices who are taking new approaches to raising funding for capital development.

Speakers include:

Chair: Micheal Grimwood – Relationship Manager, MX Underwriting

Gerry Brough – Director of Place Development, Bolton Council

Tom Sumpster – Head of Private Markets , Phoenix Group

Jane Healey Brown – Director, ARUP

Katherine Fairclough – Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Ashley Elkin – Client Growth Director, Totum Finance

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

13:00 – 13:30

In Conversation With The UK's Housing Minister

Following the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill update last week, we will join the Housing Minister and Homes England to discuss the key focuses of DLUP and  the implementation of Levelling Up within the housing sector, whilst getting an insight into the initial thoughts from the newly appointed Minister of where his key focuses may lie.

This session is in partnership with JLL.

Speakers include:

Chair: Stephanie Hyde – Chief Executive, JLL UK

Stuart Andrew MP – Housing Minister, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Peter Denton – Chief Executive, Homes England

Building Better Communities Pavilion

13:00 – 14:00

Making the Financial Case for Decarbonisation to Ensure Meaningful Change

With 80% of building stock that will exist in 2050 already built, there is no question that reducing carbon from those structures is the right thing to do – the question is how can it be delivered and how can it be paid for? In this session, our panel of experts explore how to establish a business case to fund decarbonisation of a large building portfolio.

This session is in partnership with ATKINS

Speakers include:

Stuart McLaren – Decarbonomics Development Director, Atkins

Simon McWhirter – Director of Comms, Policy and Places, UK Green Building Council

Isabelle Smith – Decarbonomics Technical lead, Atkins

Dr Miguel Godfrey – Head of Sustainability, Government Property Agency

Tower Gallery

13:00 – 13:50

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Belfast, Glasgow and Fife

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Wellington Suite Stage

13:00 – 14:00

Roundtable Discussion: Challenging Perceptions – Defining “Levelling Up” for Places that are Perceived to be “Levelled Up”

This session will discuss Levelling Up, investment and infrastructure needs in places that haven’t been identified as priorities in the Levelling Up White Paper or in receipt of money in the first stages of funding. Speakers will discuss the unique challenges facing places that already carry the perception of affluence.

This roundtable discussion is in partnership with CMS.

Speakers include:

Tanya Francis – Real Estate Partner, CMS

Mark Robinson – Chair & Co-Founder, High Streets Task Force & Ellandi

Kate Dean – Executive Director, Development and Regeneration , Basingstoke and Deane Council

Professor Charlie Jeffery – Vice Chancellor, University of York

Ghislaine Halpenny – Director of ESG and Corporate Affairs, Regal London

Lyn Carpenter – Chief Executive, Thurrock Council

Philip Graham – Executive Director, Greater London Authority

Glenn Caplin-Grey – Chief Executive, Cornwall and Scilly LEP

Cllr Andrew Johnson – Leader, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Levelling Up Stage

13:15 – 14:15

Building Net Zero UK – What Are We Doing and What Should We Do Better?

The climate emergency is front and centre of every built environment stakeholder’s thoughts. In this session, some of the most influential policy drivers will join major developers and investors to explore how the industry can play its part in creating net zero UK.

This session is in partnership with Troup Bywaters + Anders

Speakers include:

Chair: Mark Richardson – Partner and Head of Sustainable Innovation, Troup Bywaters + Anders

Jason Longhurst – Chair, UK Business Council for Sustainable Development

Kate Willard OBE – Chair, Thames Estuary Growth Board

Ben Houchen – Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Jennie Colville – Head of ESG and Sustainability, Landsec

Department for International Trade Pavilion

13:15 – 13:35

Keynote Address and Q&A – Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The Mayor of Greater Manchester will deliver a keynote speech to solidify the key reasons why the city region should be on the radar of any serious investor and developer.

Keynote speaker:

Andy Burnham – Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Bury Theatre

13:45 – 14:45

Salford: The Next Chapter

Ambitious place-led regeneration programmes continue to inspire investors and developers to the city, attracting over £3.1bn of private sector investment over the last decade. Salford’s growth indicators remain solid with the city on track to deliver 40,000 new homes and 40,000 new jobs by 2040. Hear what’s next for Salford – as MediaCity doubles in size and Crescent Salford sparks a new era of growth.

This session is in partnership with Salford City Council.

Speakers include:

Chair: Stacey Meadwell – Property Writer and Editor, Stacey Meadwell

Maggie Grogan – Development Director (Crescent Salford), English Cities Fund

Tom Stannard – Chief Executive, Salford City Council

Jason Rhodes – Director of Innovation, University of Salford

Stephen Wild – Managing Director, Media City

Josie Cahill – Place Director, MediaCity

Phil Mayall – ECF Board Director, Muse Developments

Department for International Trade Pavilion

13:45 – 14:15

Life Sciences Investment Opportunities

A panel of expert speakers will reveal how the UK is a life science superpower and share the opportunities in the sector across the UK.

This session is in partnership with the Department for International Trade.

Speakers include:

Chair: Chris Walters – Head of UK Life Sciences, JLL

Richard O’Boyle – Executive Director, Trinity Investment Management

Zachary Gauge – Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy Europe, UBS

Jennifer Hartley – Director, Invest Newcastle

The Cinema Stage

13:45 – 14:45

Invest Newcastle: Transformational Opportunities

Demonstrating confidence in the future of the North East of England, the region has been attracting attention from global investors who are committed to making a social and economic impact, as well as levelling up the UK.  Projects including the £300m into Newcastle United FC, £358m in ‘The Sage’ international venue and the BBC’s £25m investment are putting a spotlight on the region. Come and discover why…

This session is in partnership with Invest Newcastle and Womble Bond Dickinson

Speakers include: 

Chair: Michelle Percy – Director of Place , Newcastle City Council

Jane Robinson – Pro Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place, Newcastle University

Nigel Emmerson – Head of the Newcastle Office and the National Housing Group, Womble Bond Dickinson

Tom Lynch – Group Commercial Director & Senior Vice President, ASM Global

Matt Beeton – Chief Executive Officer, Port of Tyne

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

14:00 – 14:45

Inclusive Futures

What projects are making a difference to inclusivity and diversity in the built environment sector today? This series of short lunchtime talks will showcase work by businesses and individuals that champion these values and are making an impact, right now, for the long term.

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Catalina Ionita – Architect, Chapman Taylor

Paddy Allen – Chair, Pathways to Property

Alice Brownfield – Founding Member, Part W

Tower Gallery

14:00 – 14:50

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Greater Manchester

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Newsroom Stage

14:00 – 15:15

Leeds Innovation Partnership: Progress, Momentum & Investment Opportunities

Join this panel of high-profile innovation leaders to hear how Leeds is building on its participation in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program to drive growth in the regional innovation ecosystem. This will include the launch of the Leeds Innovation Prospectus setting out key opportunities for investment in innovation infrastructure in the city region.

This session is in partnership with Leeds City Council

Speakers include:

Chair: Tom Riordan – Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

Dame Linda Pollard – Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Rev Murugesan – CEO, Antonym

Professor Nick Plant – Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Leeds

Marion Bernard – Chief Investment Officer, Northern Gritstone

Building People Pavilion

14:00 – 15:30

Interactive Session: How to Create Local Training Academies to Meet Industry Diversity and Skills Needs

With a focus on academies where local people can gain construction and built environment skills, this interactive session will provide you with guidance on how to create ‘training hubs’ to help increase diversity in the workforce.

This session is in partnership with MPC.

Speakers include:

Nikki Davies – Managing Director , MPC

Brendan Williams – Chief Executive , Building Heroes

Simeon Perry – Head of Operations, EN: Able Futures

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

14:15 – 15:00

Powering Regional Economies Through Business-Led Placemaking & Economic Clusters

Regeneration can be the catalyst to attract high value sectors, firms and jobs to a particular area, so we must design and develop with levelling up specifically in mind.

This session is in partnership with JLL.

Speakers include:

Chair: Stephanie Hyde – Chief Executive, JLL UK

Kate Bowyer – Managing Director, Muse Developments

Adam Hawksbee – Deputy Director and Head of Leveling up, Onward

Ahmed Goga – Director of Regions and Clusters, Confederation of British Industry

Benjamin Shaw – Head of Operations, Lockheed Martin

Industry Insights Pavilion

14:15 – 15:15

The Future of Coastal Towns

With a disproportionate number of left behind places being identified around coastal conurbations, this panel tackles challenges facing these places and explores some of the most exciting regeneration projects driving inclusive economic growth across alongshore towns.

This session is in partnership with Whitbread

Speakers include:

Chair: Jayne Rafter – Owner & Publisher, Retail & Leisure International

Nick Gerrard – Growth and Prosperity Programme Director , Blackpool Council

Sally-Ann Hart MP – Chair, APPG Coastal Communities

Barry Jessup – Managing Director, Socius

Julie Pears – Founding Partner, Urban Development Partnerships

Alex Flach – UK Development Director, Whitbread

VIP Glassbox

14:30 – 15:30

Department for International Trade Luncheon

This VIP Luncheon, headlined and hosted by the UK Investment Minister Lord Gerry Grimstone, will bring together senior figures from the industry to discuss key investment and development related topics.

This Luncheon is invite only.

Attendees include:

Lord Gerry Grimstone – Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade

Stuart Andrew MP – Housing Minister, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Geeta Nanda – Chair, G15

Lynda Shillaw – Chief Executive Officer, Harworth Group

Pete Gladwell

Pete Gladwell – Group Social Impact & Investment Director, Legal & General

Kate Willard OBE – Chair, Thames Estuary Growth Board

Dr Nik Johnson – Mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Pam Smith – Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Jules Pipe – Deputy Mayor, Planning, Regeneration and Skills , Greater London Authority

Rajesh Agrawal – Deputy Mayor for Business, Greater London Authority

Ian Stuart – CEO, HSBC UK

Robin James – Head of UK Transactions, LaSalle Investment Management

Marvin Rees – Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council

John Walsh – Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Lucy Buzzoni – Investment Director, Department for International Trade

Mark Phillips – Head of UK Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin

Eamonn Boylan – Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Melanie Leech – Chief Executive, British Property Federation

Simon Marshall – Sector Head- Group Investments, Aviva

Sir Roger Marsh – Chair, NP11

Jo Dally – Director, Western Gateway

Investor Centre

14:30 – 15:00

Investment Opportunity Showcase: We Are Levelling Up Stoke-on-Trent

By securing £56m from the UK government’s Levelling Up Fund, few UK cities have demonstrated the rapid sustained economic growth that Stoke-on-Trent has over the last five years.  The focus now is to deliver on three significant projects – Etruscan Square, the Goods Yard, and Town Centre Heritage Projects which will be showcased here at UKREiiF.  This session is aimed at investors, funders, developers and end users; join us and hear how you can get involved in these game changing regeneration projects which will transform our City Centre with an exciting leisure and mixed-use development and our towns by rejuvenating a number of heritage sites into awesome places to live and work.

This session is in partnership with Make it Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Speakers include:

Cllr Abi Brown – Leader, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

14:30 – 15:30

Sustainable Development and Place: Will The Next Generation Thank Us For What We Leave Behind?

This session will look at how we can create sustainable settlements, and buildings – which will be central to future proofing our communities. We will delve into social, economic and environmental outcomes. Shaping great places fit for 2100 means unlocking commercial and technical expertise like never before…

This session is in partnership with the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development

Speakers include:

Chair: Louise Brooke Smith OBE – Development & Strategic Planning Advisor, Consilio Strategic Consultancy

Jerry Tate – Founder, Tate and Co Architects

Amira Hashemi – Head of Sustainability, Frasers Property Group

Claudine Blamey – Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy, Argent

Department for International Trade Pavilion

14:30 – 15:15

How Are UK Investment Opportunities Driving Net Zero?

Discover how the UK is building a Levelled Up Britain fit for a net zero future.

Speakers include:

Chair: Pat Ritchie CBE – Chair, Government Property Agency

John Lewis MBE – Founding Member, SOG Group

Aldred Drummond – Chief Executive, Fawley Waterside

Nick Searl – Partner, Argent Related

Wellington Suite Stage

14:30 – 15:30

Roundtable Discussion: Unlocking Net Zero – How the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap Provides a Clear Pathway for Investors, Landlords and Owners

The Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap – driven by UKGBC with the support of UK Research and Innovation and over 100 organisations, outlines a common vision and agreed industry-wide actions to achieve net zero in the industry. This roundtable will focus on the investor, landlord and owner actions – and how they can aid a truly net zero future.

Speakers include:

Chair: Yetunde Abdul – Head of Climate Action, UK Green Building Council

Melanie Leech – Chief Executive, British Property Federation

Simon McWhirter – Director of Comms, Policy and Places, UK Green Building Council

Emma Hoskyn – Head of Sustainability, JLL

Tim Newns – Chief Executive, MIDAS

Charlotte Foster – Managing Director of Large Corporate Commercial Real Estate , Natwest

Levelling Up Stage

14:45 – 15:45

The Commonwealth Games and UK PLC – How The Games & Other Major International Events Support National Regeneration Priorities

With the eyes of the world focusing on Birmingham in July and August 2022, this unique session focuses on regeneration and levelling up opportunities created in the West Midlands and beyond when an international audience is exposed to the UK’s potential.

This session is in partnership with Wates

Speakers include:

Mark Camley – Executive Director, London Legacy Development Corporation

Cllr Brigid Jones – Deputy Leader, Birmingham City Council

Paul Chandler – Executive Managing Director, Wates

Dr Chris Low – Chief Executive, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Katie Kopec – Head of Strategic Development Consulting, JLL

Fringe Programme

15:00 – 15:45

In Conversation: Regional Leadership Debate

An informal in conversation discussion with regional leaders from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.

Register: https://survey.zohopublic.eu/zs/BfDHOA

Tower Gallery

15:00 – 15:50

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Wolverhampton and Salford

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Bury Theatre

15:15 – 16:15

Sheffield – Setting The Pace For Levelling Up in the North

Sheffield will share how they will capitalise from the Government’s Levelling Up Funding – as we take a look into Sheffield’s strategic vision for the city centre. With over 2.5m sq ft of mixed use space in construction, totalling projects more than £770m and with more in the pipeline the city centre is thriving. Come along to this session and learn what is happening behind the hoardings and why Sheffield is a city to make you think.

This session is in partnership with Invest Sheffield and Sheffield City Council.

Speakers include:

Kate Martin – Executive Director of Place, Sheffield City Council

Chris Thompson – Founder, Citu

Louisa Harrison-Walker – Executive Director, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

Martin McKervey – Chair, Sheffield Property Association

Eugene Walker – Acting Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council

Mark Canning – Senior Partnership and Business Development Manager, Homes England

The Cinema Stage

15:15 – 16:15

Invest Hull

Senior public and private sector voices from Hull come together to launch a series of future investable opportunities and unveil exclusive development schemes.

This session is in partnership with Invest Hull

Speakers include:

Dominic Gibbons – Managing Director, Wykeland Group

Sarah Pashley – Principal, Ron Dearing UTC

Aaron Mellor – Group CEO, Tokyo Industries

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

15:15 – 16:00

Diversity in Leadership

What more can we do right now to enhance diversity of leadership roles across the built environment sector? Diversity champions spanning the industry and career stages come together to challenge the status quo in order to drive change across the board.

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Catalina Ionita – Architect, Chapman Taylor

Helen Gardner – Associate Director, Head of Legal, Caddick Group

Paddy Allen – Chair, Pathways to Property

Investor Centre

15:30 – 16:15

Investment Opportunity Showcase: Creating A Science & HealthTech Powerhouse in Leeds

Leeds has an ambitious vision to create an innovation district delivering economic and social value in the city for generations to come, centred around two new city centre hospitals. This session will exclusively explore investment and development opportunities allied to this site.

This session is in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Speakers include:

James Goodyear – Director of Strategy, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor David Brettle – Chief Scientific Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dame Linda Pollard – Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Dr. Nisha Sharma – Clinical Director for Breast Screening, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Fringe Programme

15:45 – 18:00

Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and Opportunity London Drinks Reception

Join the Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region alongside their UKREiiF delegation for an informal drinks reception.

This event is in partnership with U+I.

Register: https://survey.zohopublic.eu/zs/rPBj51

Industry Insights Pavilion

15:45 – 16:45

Manctopia: The Billion Pound Property Boom Live @ UKREiiF

Capital and Centric’s Tim Heatley joins the cast and crew of the hit BBC One Show Manctopia to talk through the story beyond the series and look ahead to a very exciting new televised project coming to our screens soon with Channel 4.

This session is in partnership with Capital and Centric

Speakers include:

Chair: Fahmida Nisa – UKREiiF Host, Built Environment Networking

Tim Heatley – Co-Founder, Capital & Centric

Nick Mattingly – Director, Manctopia

Anne Worthington – Greater Manchester Resident, Manctopia

Wellington Suite Stage

15:45 – 17:00

Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Place-Based Investment – The Relationship Between Work, Location and People

On behalf of the Midlands Engine, the CEO of HSBC Ian Stuart will host a private roundtable discussion for a small number of senior investors, master developers and officials. It will explore emergent trends in place-based investment and the changing relationship between work, location and people.

This roundtable is invite only.

Speakers include:

Ian Stuart – CEO, HSBC UK

Newsroom Stage

15:45 – 16:45

Public Health’s Impact on Real Estate and ESG Assessments

Existing peer reviewed research connects the built environment with health outcomes, offering the evidence necessary to incorporate health impacts into the ESG framework and broader impact investing efforts. As investors have grown increasingly focused on impact investing, the real estate community has steadily expanded its efforts to demonstrate a commitment to creating portfolios that positively impact our society. The Covid-19 pandemic has opened dialogue about the need to focus on health. This session will focus on the role that public health is playing in establishing which metrics are most relevant when it comes to positive impact on people — the ultimate goal of ESG investing.

This session is in partnership with Centre for Active Design

Sarah Coughlan – Associate Director, EVORA Global

Lauren Moss – Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Fitwel

Richard Smith – Managing Director – Operations, Moda

Megan Such – Senior Consultant for Sustainability, Cushman & Wakefield

Levelling Up Stage

15:50 – 16:45

Levelling Up London – Designing and Delivering a Healthier, Equal, Greener Capital City

Accounting for a quarter of the UK’s economic output, London remains a global powerhouse and centre for international collaboration and talent.  This session sees some of London’s eminent voices share their insight into the capital’s wider role in driving national regeneration ambitions, and what’s needed to improve the lives of every person that lives within it.

This session is in partnership with Opportunity London.

Speakers include: 

Chair: Benjamin O'Connor – Director, New London Architecture

Geeta Nanda – Chair, G15

Rajesh Agrawal – Deputy Mayor for Business, Greater London Authority

Georgia Gould – Chair, London Councils

Indy Johar – Executive Director, Dark Matter Labs

VIP Glassbox

16:00 – 17:00

Core Cities and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Reception

Invite only drinks reception featuring key UK local authority figureheads, major investors, developers and colleagues from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

By Invitation Only.

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

16:00 – 16:30

The National Beyond Net Zero Challenge: In conversation with Jason Longhurst, Chair UKBCSD and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Marvin Rees and Jason Longhurst will each give their summary of where we stand with Net Zero, followed by a Q&A when both will challenge and debate how the country goes #BeyondNetZero.

Keynote speaker:

Marvin Rees – Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council

Jason Longhurst – Chair, UK Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

16:00 – 16:15

Conference Highlights and Forward Look

With so much happening across UKREiiF at the same time, it’s just not possible to see everything you want to see. Join us and special guests for a look back of the day’s highlights and look forward of the best of what’s ahead!

Tower Gallery

16:00 – 16:50

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: West Yorkshire

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Fringe Programme

16:15 – 17:00

Sheffield Drinks Reception

Head of Stand E14 in the UKREiiF Exhibition Hall and connect with key representatives from across the Sheffield City Region – and sample True North Brew Sheffield Gin & Tonic alongside informal conversation.

Bury Theatre

16:30 – 17:30

How to Truly Future-Proof Your Development With Next-Gen Technology

The integration of the latest technology is key when it comes to building attractive, robust and future-proofed smart homes and developments; from asset management to energy efficiency solutions, but you knew that already.  In order to truly future-proof developments and optimise the use of multiple devices without being surpassed by technology, having the right telecoms infrastructure is the missing link. In this roundtable, we’ll discuss why implementing Full Fibre broadband at the start of the build is essential for all developments, the technology you should be using and how to make the most out of your investment.

Hosted by:

Nick Bratt – Head of Business Development, Swish Fibre

Nick Bratt – Head of Business Development, Swish Fibre

Suzannah Howson – Partner, 3PM

Hannah Griffiths – Senior Associate Director, Smart Places and Digital Infrastructure, Jacobs

Investor Centre

16:30 – 17:15

Investment Opportunity Showcase: Five Reasons Why Kingston upon Thames Should Be On Your Investment Radar

Kingston upon Thames isn’t just a beautiful riverside borough in leafy outer London – it is a destination defined as much by its growing investment appeal as its its illustrious history.  You’re invited to join us to hear more about why Kingston ticks all the right boxes – including its recent success stories and the pipeline of major opportunities.

Speakers include:

Chair: Katharine Glass – Director, White Label Creative

Matthew Essex – Executive Director, Place Directorate, Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

Kate Ives – Strategic Growth Director, Countryside

Duncan Brown – Assistant Director, Regeneration and Economic Recovery, Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

Department for International Trade Pavilion

16:30 – 18:00

Belfast City Region Reception

Belfast and their regional partners will gather for a VIP drinks reception within the Department for International Trade Pavilion.

Fringe Programme

16:30 – 20:00

Faithful+Gould, ATKINS and Edaroth Drinks Reception

Taking place at The Sky Lounge, Double Tree Hilton, this event offers a great opportunity to take-in the spectacular views across the city of Leeds, home to UKREiiF 2022.

To register interest in this event email tracy.hindley@fgould.com

Fringe Programme

17:00 – 19:00

Housing the TikTok Generation: Is Renting the New Buying?

In this fringe event held at Addleshaw Goddard’s Leeds Office we hear from several experts who explore what’s next for the housing market, and the implications this will have for developers, funders and the real estate sector as a whole.

Register email: jennifer.ellis@addleshawgoddard.com

Fringe Programme

18:00 – 00:00

Awards Dinner

The already sold-out Awards Dinner will be one of many activities taking place on the Tuesday evening. This event will highlight individuals, companies and projects which truly embed the UKREiiF core values.

Purchase your tickets below separately to your UKREiiF ticket.

Fringe Programme

18:00 – 21:00

Institute of Director's Property & Built Environment Group – Drinks Reception

Taking place at the Malmaison Hotel, this reception will welcome the IoD’s Property and Built Environment Group to the event, in addition to invited delegates attending UKREiiF.

Register here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/iodproperty-builtenvironmentgro6916763586602156032/

Fringe Programme

18:00 – 22:00

DB3 & Formation 3D – Sunset on the Rooftop

With a DJ, sundowners and street food – join the DB3 and Formation 3D team as they host a balcony get together in the heart of Leeds city centre.

To register email: marketing@db3group.com

Fringe Programme

06:30 – 07:30

Morning Run with Built Environment Networking

Come and build your fitness and wellbeing to ensure you’re fresh for the day ahead, whilst networking with like-minded others for a morning run

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/morning-run-with-built-environment-networking-tickets-330524596967

Fringe Programme

07:30 – 08:15

RLB Health and Wellbeing Net-Walking

Join the Rider Levett Bucknall team and industry peers to begin your day in a healthy way with a leisurely walk ahead of UKREiiF Day Two.

To register email: ukreiif@uk.rlb.com

Fringe Programme

08:00 – 10:00

Mott MacDonald: Diversity in Placemaking – Why It Matters and What More We Need To Do

Join Mott MacDonald for breakfast during UKREiiF, where alongside networking and light breakfast they’ll host a panel discussing delving into diversity in placemaking – with speakers from Leeds2023, Ahead Partnership, IBM and Utterberry.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-in-place-making-why-it-matters-and-what-more-we-need-to-do-tickets-336472286667

Fringe Programme

08:00 – 09:30

Leeds Innovation Breakfast

Join Leeds City Council for this breakfast fringe event to meet local entrepreneurs who are developing businesses which tackle today’s biggest challenges such as mental health, education, preventative health, sustainable energy and ethical AI.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leeds-innovation-breakfast-ukreiif-fringe-event-registration-333543767387

Social Value Pavilion

08:30 – 09:00

Breakfast Club with Loop and Pagabo

Our event partners for the Social Value Pavilion will host a morning session with a breakfast bar – including hot drinks and a continental breakfast – whilst Loop will showcase their latest software launch and share industry and social value insight

Fringe Programme

08:30 – 09:30

Levelling Up Transport – The Great Investment Opportunity

If we never solve the transport question, how can we ever Level Up? Join ARUP at their Leeds Office where they’ll be hosting this fringe event to explore the opportunities.

Register: https://info.arup.com/UKREiiF-Arup-Fringe-Programme_Registration-LP.html

Tower Gallery

08:50 – 09:40

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Liverpool City Region and Basingstoke & Deane

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Bury Theatre

09:00 – 10:15

The A50/A500 Growth Corridor – Driving Development Opportunities in Staffordshire

From Stoke-on-Trent to Derby, this 90km corridor is home to almost 1m people and 1.5m jobs, many in globally significant firms like Toyota, JCB, Rolls Royce and Bombardier, not to mention Stoke’s world famous ceramics industry. Staffordshire was mentioned multiple times in the levelling up white paper and with a plethora of key development projects coming forward, this session explores opportunities across the region.

This session is in partnership with Make it Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Speakers include:

John Kavanagh – Director, JCB

Ann Pittard – Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Keele University

Cllr Alan White – Leader, Staffordshire County Council

Maria Machancoses – CEO, Midlands Connect

Cllr Abi Brown – Leader, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Investor Centre

09:05 – 10:00

Harnessing Partnership and Collaboration for Smarter Investment

This thought leadership session examines how multiple stakeholders can come together to maximise investment potential across various regions with key examples of best practice and possibilities.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jon Whiteaker – Senior Editor, Investment Monitor

Jenny Hartley – Director, Invest Newcastle

Philip Slavin – Chief Financial Officer, Quintain

Sharon Kemp – Chair, Advance Manufacturing Innovation District

Andrew Percival – Chair, Hemel Place Board

Jamie Kerr – Founding Partner, Urban Development Partnerships

The Cinema Stage

09:15 – 10:15

Welcome to the Community – Designing and Delivering Inclusive Cities

How can we connect with talented people from all backgrounds to understand the communities we’re working with? Hear from industry leaders committed to co-designing the buildings, public spaces and social infrastructure for a more inclusive city.

This session is in partnership with Opportunity London.

Speakers Include:

Chair: Sara Waller – Co-Strategic Director Sustainable Growth and Opportunity, London Borough of Lambeth

Teri Okoro – Mayors Design Associate, TOCA Architects

Louise Ioannou – Head of Leasing, HB Reavis

Abi Gbago – Strategic Director for Inclusive Growth , London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

09:30 – 10:00

Clean Growth and Levelling up – Investing In Whole Systems Change and Sustainability

Delegates are joined by a thought leader who will connect the sustainable agenda to levelling up nationally.

Keynote speaker:

Mike Emmerich – Founding Director, Metro Dynamics

Department for International Trade Pavilion

09:30 – 09:45

Keynote Address – West Yorkshire Combined Authority

The Mayor of West Yorkshire will explore how investment and innovation is driving the future potential of the West Yorkshire region.

Keynote speaker:

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Industry Insights Pavilion

09:30 – 10:45

Developing Science and Innovation Places to Prepare UK PLC for Global Investment

UK Government has pledged to invest £22bn per year into research and development focused business and the need for world class campuses and science property underpins the whole ambition. This session brings together the innovative developers, occupiers, and policy makers to share insight into multi-billion-pound schemes across the country.

This session is in partnership with Buro Four

Speakers include: 

Chair: Emily Slupek – Project Director, Buro Four

Dr Kath Mackay – Director of Life Sciences, Bruntwood Life Sciences

Andy Williams – Vice President (UK Strategy) , AstraZeneca

Deborah Cadman – Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council

George Freeman MP – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Orestis Tzortzoglou – Senior Development Director, BioMed Realty

Newsroom Stage

09:30 – 11:00

Roundtable Discussion: Defining Homes England’s Role in Levelling Up the UK – What Are The Future Investment & Development Priorities?

Key voices from the Homes England senior management team come together with a group of their development stakeholders to talk about their short, medium and long term priorities, key areas for growth and to listen to the audience on how they think Homes England should underpin national levelling up.

This roundtable discussion is in partnership with Homes England.

Speakers include:

Chair: Sam McClary – Editor, Estates Gazette

Peter Denton – Chief Executive, Homes England

Pooja Agrawal – Chief Executive, Public Practice

Kate Bowyer – Managing Director, Muse Developments

Paul Kitson – Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity & Sustainability , Birmingham City Council

Rachel Miller – Investment Director, Housing Growth Partnership

Steve Harrington – Planning Director , Regal London

Wellington Suite Stage

09:30 – 10:30

Economy, Society, Environment – How do we create vibrant, high performing places?

Building a new place is the easy bit; how do we make sure these places work socially, economically and spatially? How do they appeal to residents and investors? How do they appeal to residents and investors simultaneously? How do they integrate mobility to create connected communities? How do they meet the challenges of climate change and attract investment to enable growth? This session brings together national voices to ponder these key questions.

This session is in partnership with Arcadis.

Speakers include:

Chair: Simon Marks – City Executive, Arcadis

Andy Street – Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority

Bek Seeley – Managing Director for Development (Europe) , Lendlease

Katie Pattison – Senior Associate Director, CRTKL

Mark Chivers – Director General, Government Property – Cabinet Office

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

09:30 – 10:15

Wellness In Community Design

Residents and occupiers are, rightfully, more focused on healthy living than ever before and spaces that promote wellness and support a healthy lifestyle are becoming a staple requirement from the occupier market.  To meet the evolving demands, how do you design places and buildings that encourage and enhance wellbeing-focused lifestyles for residents, occupants and operations teams?

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Lydia Eustace – Marketing Director, MODA

Rachael Cunliffe – Senior Business Development Manager, LOFT

Joe Gaunt – Founder & CEO, Hero

Oliver Meyers – Co-Founder, RE-Defined

Building People Pavilion

09:30 – 10:30

How to Change the Culture of the Built Environment

There’s a tremendous culture shift needed, and this session will include details on what’s already in place, what’s coming up and what is needed from all of us to change the culture of the built environment sector.

This session is in partnership with Considerate Constructors Scheme

Speakers include:

Amanda Long – Chief Executive , Considerate Constructors Scheme

Dominique Staindl – Communications Consultant , Real Estate Women

Nicola Jones – National Chair, The Association of Women in Property

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

09:45 – 10:30

How To Deliver 20 King's Cross Style Regeneration Projects Across The UK

As part of its plans to level up, the UK Government will support 20 “King’s Cross-style regeneration projects”, to transform derelict urban sites into beautiful communities. But that is easier said than done, this session brings together visionaries to discuss key ingredients for delivery and explore some of the challenges and opportunities surround the ambition.

This session is in partnership with JLL.

Speakers include:

Chair: Katie Kopec – Head of Strategic Development Consulting, JLL

Peter Freeman – Chair, Homes England

Fiona Fletcher-Smith – CEO, L&Q

Martin Rees – Mayor, Bristol City Council

Mike Hood – Managing Director, U+I

Levelling Up Stage

10:00 – 11:00

UK High Streets – How Do We Maintain Pace With Reimagining Place?

With £1bn of Towns Fund being distributed amongst 45 locations and £830m worth of Future High Streets Funding being made available to various regeneration hungry places, this panel brings together the decision makers and beneficiaries to talk about innovative ways to recreate thriving town centres through investment and development.

This session is in partnership with Queensberry.

Speakers include:

Chair: Paul Sargent – Chief Executive, Queensberry

Dr Angela Brockbank – Director, Thirteen Housing Group

Lord Bob Kerslake – Chair, Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation

Pat Ritchie CBE – Chair, Government Property Agency

Tony Reeves – Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council

Building Better Communities Pavilion

10:00 – 11:00

Holistic Regeneration – Creating Thriving Places For People & Nature

As we recover from the pandemic we have a real opportunity to reinvigorate the world around us, making it a better place for both people and nature. This session will discuss how we can undertake holistic regeneration. We’re bringing together key innovators in this space from across the UK to discuss work they have been doing to date and their future plans, explaining approaches, challenges and solutions to overcome.

This session is in partnership with ATKINS and Faithful+Gould

Speakers include:

Chair: Richard Bayley – Consultant, Atkins

Emma Davies – Director, Faithful + Gould

Caroline Simpson – Chief Executive, Stockport Council

Julie Gilhespie – Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Mike Palin – Executive Director of Markets, Partners and Places, Homes England

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

Investor Centre

10:15 – 10:45

Capturing immigrants' Demand – 21st Century New City – Hong Kong Newcomers as a Solid Example

Hong Kong real estate visionary Ivan Ko and the Victoria Harbor Group team are working on plans to develop new neighbourhoods in the UK – and the session will highlight their pioneering integrated city concept.

Speakers include:

Ivan Ko – CEO, Victoria Harbor Group

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

10:30 – 11:30

Harnessing the Power of Places: How Might Business Partner at Pace and Scale to Unlock Positive Change For All?

Businesses are central to our economy, our places and world.  Business engagement, investment and delivery is vital from the high street to employment, from the field to the factory. Business has a vital role to play in the way regulated markets, investment and practices impact on all places and for the good of the planet.

This session is in partnership with the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Speakers include:

Chair: Sandi Rhys Jones OBE – Vice President, Chartered Institute of Building

Simon Richards – Sustainability Director , Sir Robert McAlpine

Liz Barber – Chief Executive, Yorkshire Water

Tina Paillet – President Elect, RICS

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

10:30 – 11:00

Public & Private Sector Relationships: Making Them Work

This session explores bridging the gap between the public/private sector divide and making the cross-sector relationships work for both sides

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Emma Shone – Corporate PR Manager, MODA

James Blakey – Director of Planning, MODA

Cllr Ian Ward – Leader, Birmingham City Council

Bury Theatre

10:45 – 11:45

The Nottingham Opportunity – The UK’s Biggest City Centre Development, & An Opportunity of A Lifetime

Nottingham has ripped up the rule book and created a vision and blueprint for how people will live, work and play in city centres moving forward. In this session you will get to reimagine the future of UK cities through two of our key strategic sites, The Broad Marsh and The Island Quarter. This rare opportunity to redevelop over 60 acres of prime city centre land in a greener, cleaner and inclusive way will future proof our city for generations to come.

This session is in partnership with Invest in Nottingham.

Speakers include:

Chair: Nicolle Ndiweni – Business Expansion Specialist, Invest in Nottingham

Frank Horsley – Head of Business Innovation, D2N2 LEP

Sajeeda Rose – Corporate Director for Growth and City Development, Nottingham City Council

Richard Watson – Project Manager – The Island Quarter, Conygar Investments

Ben Bradley MP – Leader, Nottinghamshire County Council

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

10:45 – 11:30

York Central Briefing

This session will look at York Central – a 45-hectare (111 acre) site predominantly owned by Network Rail and Homes England. This huge project will power York’s economy into the future, helping to provide the homes and commercial space the city needs and grow its economy by 20%.

This session is in partnership with JLL.

Speakers include:

Katie Kopec – Head of Strategic Development Consulting, JLL

Robin Dobson – Group Property Director, Network Rail

Jon Irvine – Development Director, Homes England

Henry Burton – Director, Planning and Development North, JLL

The Cinema Stage

10:45 – 11:45

The Future of Blackpool – A Billion+ Reasons to Smile!

Blackpool Council is committed the town and surrounding region – to improve the quality of life for local people through the delivery of its £1bn+ Growth and Prosperity Programme. Over £750m has already been invested in the past decade to regenerate Blackpool, but this is just the start. Many exciting schemes such as Talbot Gateway, Blackpool Central and Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone will see this continue – so come and discover the opportunities in and around the region.

This session is in partnership with Blackpool Council.

Speakers include:

Nick Gerrard – Growth and Prosperity Programme Director , Blackpool Council

Mike Horner – Development Director, Muse Developments

Sue Grindrod – Managing Director, Blackpool BIDs

Karen Hirst – Managing Director, Maple Grove Developments

John Sullivan – Founder, The Big Picture Cinema Consultants

VIP Glassbox

11:00 – 12:00

Capitalising on World Class R&D Potential

This private discussion will take place in our VIP Glass Box – discussing how the UK can capitalise on being a world-leading innovator within life sciences, space, energy, future transport and more.

This event is in partnership with Bidwells

This lunch event is invite only.

Chair: Patrick McMahon – Head of Mixed Use Development, Bidwells

George Freeman MP – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Professor Patrick Bonnett – Chair, UK Science Parks Association

Sarah Haywood – Managing Director, Advanced Oxford

Dr Kath Mackay – Director of Life Sciences, Bruntwood Life Sciences

Will Benjamin – Investment Director, Oxford Properties

Richard O’Boyle – Executive Director, Trinity Investment Management

Tony Jones – CEO, One Nucleus

Karen Clarke – Head of Communications, Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Jackie Sadek – Chief Operating Officer, UK Regeneration

Investor Centre

11:00 – 12:00

Investment Opportunity Showcase: SC1 London’s Life Science District

With Europe’s largest medical school and 600 clinical trials running at any one time, the SC1 partnership is building on strong foundations. Economic forecasts reveal the potential to stimulate £34bn GVA and 62,590 jobs by 2050. Join this session to hear how Lambeth and Southwark Councils are working with some of the UK’s leading academics, clinicians, and industry to develop a world class health science community in south central London.

This session is in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth

Speakers include:

Peter Ward – Director of Real Estate Development, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust

David Reay – Development Director, Stanhope

Ivana Poparic – Head of Cluster Development, MedCity

Cllr Claire Holland – Leader, Lambeth Council

Dr. Francesca Gliubich – Chief of Staff (Health & Life Sciences) and Director UK Advanced Therapies, Kings College London

Building People Pavilion

11:00 – 12:00

How to be Inclusive in the Workplace

This session will provide tried and tested knowledge, with speakers sharing their experience in developing inclusive and accessible workplaces.

This session is in partnership with Rider Levett Bucknall

Speakers include:

Nicky Oliver – Director, E3 Consulting

Jane Simpson – Director – Access Consultant , Jane Simpson Access

James Manning – Senior Transformation Manager – Sustainability , Innovation @ Grosvenor

Sarah Draper – Partner – Head of People and Culture, Rider Levett Bucknall

Industry Insights Pavilion

11:15 – 12:15

Putting The S Into ESG

With a high level of scrutiny on the environment, everyone’s minds are on net zero and climate change – but what of the ‘S’ in ESG? How is social value influencing real estate investment decisions? This session examines how embedded social value is in real estate’s ESG agenda and what are the obstacles to creating real social impact.

This session is in partnership with Trowers & Hamlins LLP 

Speakers include:

Chair: Sam McClary – Editor, Estates Gazette

Pete Gladwell UKREiiF

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

Sara Bailey – Senior Partner, Trowers and Hamlins

Paul Kelly – Development Director, Scarborough Group International

Andrew Taylor – Group Planning Director, Countryside

Lucille Watkins-Brazier – Head of Social Sustainability, Lendlease

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

11:15 – 12:15

Combined Authorities: How can they drive forward levelling-up?

Join senior leaders from an array of Combined Authorities who will talk about various forthcoming projects they are undertaking to support inclusive growth in their regions.

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers Include:

Ben Still – Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Julie Gilhespie – Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Dr Henry Kippin – Managing Director, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Katherine Fairclough – Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Eamonn Boylan – Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Levelling Up Stage

11:30 – 11:45

Keynote: Infrastructure’s Role in Supporting Economic Growth

Infrastructure plays a crucial role in unlocking new development and regeneration across the UK – and we’ll be joined by a senior influencer to set the tone for the discussion to come.

Keynote speaker:

John Flint – Chief Executive, UK Infrastructure Bank

Department for International Trade Pavilion

11:30 – 12:15

Voice of the International Investor

An opportunity to hear from international investors and understand why they consider the UK as an attractive investment destination.

The session is in partnership with the Department for International Trade.

Speakers include:

Sally Ronald – Deputy Director Investor Relations, Department for International Trade

Bek Seeley – Managing Director for Development (Europe) , Lendlease

Graeme Culliton – UK Managing Director, BoKlok

Leigh Hughes – Business Growth & Social Value Director, Bouygues Construction UK

Alex Price – CEO, Fiera Real Estate

Tower Gallery

11:30 – 12:20

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Coventry and Warwickshire and Cheshire East

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Wellington Suite Stage

11:30 – 12:30

Meeting the Challenge of Funding Retrofit

The technical challenges of retrofitting existing assets to meet net zero carbon aspirations are increasingly well understood. The key issues with all organisations are grappling with is how retrofit programmes at scale can be funded. What options exist and how well do they suite a range of different asset owners from registered providers to pension funds?

This session is in partnership with Arcadis

Speakers include:

James Knight – Partner, Arcadis

Zoe Jennings – Head of UKCCIC, Connected Places Catapult

Guy Woodroffe – Policy Lead – Social Housing Decarbonisation, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Rebecca Harlow – Net Zero Carbon Proposition Lead, Arcadis

Arron Taggart – Head of UK Investment, Cheyne Capital

Levelling Up Stage

11:45 – 12:45

Connecting People to Opportunity – How are the UK’s Biggest Transport Infrastructure Projects Driving Inclusive Economic Growth?

The UK Government has positioned infrastructure investment as a key pillar of the ‘Build Back Better’ programme and as part of this session, delegates will hear from and interact with senior leadership teams from the most prominent transport projects which will help shape the UK’s future infrastructure.

This session is in partnership with Mott MacDonald.

Speakers include:

Chair: Cathy Travers – Executive Board Director, Mott Macdonald

Andy Street – Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority

Maria Machancoses – CEO, Midlands Connect

Adam Simmons – Director of Future Road Investment Strategies, National Highways

Bridget Rosewell – Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

David Lunts – Chief Executive Officer, Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

11:45 – 12:30

Future Workplaces: Is Hybrid Working?

This session questions what hybrid working means for the future workplace, the expectations of employees and emerging data regarding the impact of different work arrangements (e.g., home, office and hybrid) on employee engagement, performance and wellbeing. The panel will digest on the Economic and Social Research Council funded research being conducted by a multi-disciplinary team based at the University of Leeds, and the expertise of JLL to examine the impact of changing work and workplaces.

This session is in partnership with JLL.

Speakers include:

Iain Franklin – Head of EMEA Strategic Consulting, JLL

Angela Barnicle – Chief Officer for Asset Management and Regeneration, Leeds City Council

Dr Matthew Davis – Associate Professor Leeds Business School, University of Leeds

David Scott – Head of UK Investment Research – Real Estate, Abdrn

Newsroom Stage

12:00 – 15:00

Roundtable Discussion: Core Cities Strategic Investment Opportunities In The UK’s Biggest Cities

This high-level session brings together several Chief Executives of the Core Cities, which sit at the centre of the UK’s biggest economic areas outside London. In a workshop style environment, they will touch on the work of the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission as a potential model for investment, the common components of strategic economic and infrastructure planning across these cities; what kinds of opportunities major investors are looking for; and how to translate these into investable propositions.

This roundtable is invite only.

Attendees include:

Chair: Tom Riordan – Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

Deborah Cadman – Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council

Mike Jackson – Chief Executive, Bristol City Council

Graham Smith – Head of Investment, Internationals & Innovation, Glasgow City Council

Pam Smith – Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

John Walsh – Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Mel Barrett – Chief Executive, Nottingham City Council

Tony Reeves – Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council

Pat Ritchie CBE – Chair, Government Property Agency

Chris Murray – Director, Core Cities UK

Eugene Walker – Acting Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council

Ken Poole – Economic Development Director, Cardiff Council

Bury Theatre

12:15 – 13:15

Belfast Region – A £1bn Decade of Opportunity

Built on a foundation of exceptional talent, creativity and innovation, Belfast is already ranked in the top 25 Tech Cities in the world and the Belfast region is vibrant and exciting, bursting with potential. With the Belfast Region City Deal unlocking £1 billion of transformative co-investment and delivering more than 20 highly ambitious projects and programmes including investments in digital, innovation and cleantech, world class visitor experiences and the regeneration of our towns and cities, it will further strengthen the region’s compelling investment proposition and unlock a decade of opportunity

This session is in partnership with Belfast City Council.

Speakers include:

Chair: David Elliott – Senior Director, Lanyon Group

Buta Atwal – Chief Executive Officer, Wrightbus

Wayne Hemmingway MBE – Founder, Hemmingway Design

Amanda Griffiths – Director, Built Environment Networking

Majella McAllister – Deputy Chief Executive, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Cathy Reynolds – Director- City Centre Regeneration, Belfast City Council

Conor Mallon – Director of Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Damien Martin – Programme Director, Belfast City Region Deal

The Cinema Stage

12:15 – 13:15

Invest in Carlisle: Be Part of our Growing City

With a ten-year strategy to regenerate Cumbria- supported by the £367m Borderlands Growth Deal- opportunity is aplenty within the region. Keen to meet all areas of the built environment ecosystem, a high level team from across Carlisle and Cumbria come together to unveil millions of pounds worth of new schemes and investment opportunities.

This session is in partnership with Carlisle City Council.

Speakers include:

Chair: Emma Porter – Managing Director , Story Contracting

Jane Meek – Corporate Director of Economic Development, Carlisle City Council

Stephen Robinson – Head of Regeneration, Carlisle City Council

Neil Cole – Head of Planning Policy, Carlisle City Council

VIP Glassbox

12:30 – 13:30

Thirteen Group Housing Investor and Developer Lunch

Thirteen Group – one of the UK’s leading landlords and housebuilders – will be hosting an exclusive lunch to connect senior voices across the UK’s housing sector.

This Lunch is invite only.

Attendees include:

Angela Barnicle – Chief Officer for Asset Management and Regeneration, Leeds City Council

Jennifer Murray – Senior Manager – Product Development, Homes England

Jackie Rigby – Head of Affordable Housing Strategy , Homes England

Adele Buckley – Head of Housing Growth and Regeneration, Kirklees Council

Michelle Percy – Director of Place , Newcastle City council

Jane Castor – Chief Financial Officer , Thirteen Group

Joy Whinnerah – Executive Director, Development , Thirteen Group

Sharon Thomas – Director of Strategic Partnerships , Thirteen Group

Dr Angela Brockbank – Director, Thirteen Housing Group

Sam Granger – Head of Environmental Sus, Thirteen Group

Jayne Lawson – Head of Innovation and Marketing , Thirteen Group

Geoff Paul – Head of Development and Housing, Durham County Council

Kathryn Daly – Head of Place shaping & Economic Growth, Harrogate Council

Gary Taylor – Assistant Director, Major Projects, Culture and Place, Hull City Council

Investor Centre

12:30 – 13:00

Investment Opportunity Showcase: East Birmingham Regeneration Proposition

The East Birmingham Inclusive Growth Strategy is a £500m development opportunity which will support the creation of 60,000 jobs and 10,000 new homes. Birmingham City council will outline investment opportunities allied to the unlocking of this project.

This session is in partnership with Birmingham City Council.

Speakers include:

Cllr Ian Ward – Leader, Birmingham City Council

Fringe Programme

12:30 – 14:00

Retrofit at Scale – A National SPV

Whilst the benefits are not disputed, a key challenge facing the housing sector is the scale and pace of the retrofit requires to meet Net Zero targets. Join ARUP at their Leeds Office where they’ll be hosting this fringe event to explore the topic.

Register: https://info.arup.com/UKREiiF-Arup-Fringe-Programme_Registration-LP.html

Tower Gallery

12:30 – 13:20

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

12:30 – 13:00

An Audience with Leeds Rhinos

Unwind over lunch by joining an interactive audience session with Leeds Rhinos rugby and netball players.

Industry Insights Pavilion

12:45 – 13:45

Closing the Digital Divide- How Digital Infrastructure Investment Can Support Levelling Up

A group of digital infrastructure experts and delivery bodies come together to talk about what needs to be done to improve and support nationwide connectivity and data demands.

This session is in partnership with Openreach.

Speakers include:

Chair: Kim Mears OBE – Managing Director, Strategic Infrastructure Development, Openreach

Garry Cornell – Group Head of Sustainability and Environment , Yondr Group

Stacey McAdie – Digital Connectivity Lead, South London Partnership

Matt Bateman – Director, Infrastructure Development, Openreach

Fringe Programme

13:00 – 15:00

Levelling Up Delivery Workshop with DLUP

In this fringe event held at Addleshaw Goddard’s Leeds Office, and in partnership with Deloitte and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the teams will form a joint working group to look at key opportunities and challenges for authorities delivering Levelling Up projects.

Register email: jennifer.ellis@addleshawgoddard.com

Building Better Communities Pavilion

13:00 – 14:00

Action Not Words: How Do We Attract, Identify and Nurture Talent in the Construction Industry to Create Equity?

This session will dive into the topic of attracting more talent into the industry, and providing a path to nurture and promote to create a more inclusive and equal industry.

This session is in partnership with ATKINS

Speakers include:

Chair: Dara Jafari – Regional Director, Faithful+Gould

Sharon Slinger – Director, Constructing Rainbows

Amos Simbo – Founder , Black Professionals In Construction

Rumbi Chiparamandu – Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Faithful + Gould

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

13:00 – 13:30

Hero Wellbeing Workshop – Work Based Posture

Join the Hero team as they deliver an interactive look at improving work place wellbeing.

This sessions is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Joe Gaunt – Founder & CEO, Hero

Wellington Suite Stage

13:00 – 14:00

Roundtable Discussion: How Can The Public Sector Drive Decarbonisation?

What role should central government play in funding the delivery of decarbonisation? How can local government use powers to deliver net zero? Should the public sector play a more active role as a sponsor for decarbonisation initiatives? What steps need to be taken to decarbonise public sector estate? Leading voices from across the UK invite UKREIIF delegates to listen and share their thoughts as part of this interactive round table session.

This roundtable discussion is in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson.

Speakers include:

Melanie Leech – Chief Executive, British Property Federation

Andrew Hirst – Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

Rachel Mason-Salkeld – Senior Consultant – Sustainability, Energy and Carbon Management, Ricardo Energy

Sally McGill – Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Staffordshire University

Dr Aileen Jones – Director of Investment and Delivery, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Levelling Up Stage

13:15 – 14:15

Office of Government Property – Major Investment and Development Plans

The top team from the Office of Government property deliver a series of exciting, exclusive insights into their future estate priorities, challenges and opportunities, using their role as official partners for UKREiiF to interact with delegates about how they can be part of future work

Speakers include:

Chair: Mark Chivers – Director General, Government Property – Cabinet Office

Dr Janet Young – Government Head of Property Profession, UK Government

Carl Von Reibnitz – Sustainability Director, Ministry of Justice

Natalie Forrest – SRO New Hospital Programme, Department of Health & Social Care

Lara Newman – Chief Executive, LocatED

Simon McWhirter – Director of Comms, Policy and Places, UK Green Building Council

Tony Burley – Regional Director for UK & Ireland, IBI Group

Investor Centre

13:15 – 13:30

Investment Opportunity Showcase: Rebuilding a True Social Fabric Within Nottingham City Centre

A new vision for the Nottingham city centre has been unveiled – at the former Broadmarsh shopping centre and surrounding area’s. The plans are very early within their conception, with influence being taken from the London King’s Cross scheme and the 1000 Trees mixed-use project in Shanghai. Come and discover the exciting investment opportunities within the city.

This session is in partnership with Invest in Nottingham.

Speakers include:

Sajeeda Rose – Corporate Director for Growth and City Development, Nottingham City Council

Tower Gallery

13:30 – 14:20

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Durham and Nottingham

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Bury Theatre

13:45 – 14:45

Birmingham – A Golden Decade of Opportunity

Key stakeholders from across Birmingham talk about capitalising on the eyes of the world being on the city this summer as they stage the best-ever Commonwealth Games. They will announce details of the next tranche of projects to supercharge Birmingham, including the £1.9bn Smithfield development, the 42-acre Digbeth Custard Factory scheme, the BBC relocation, and Steven Knight’s proposed film studios.

This session is in partnership with Birmingham City Council.

Speakers include:

Neil Martin – CEO, Lendlease

Susan Barrett – Chief Operating Officer, Urban Growth Company

Deborah Cadman – Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council

Cllr Ian Ward – Leader, Birmingham City Council

The Cinema Stage

13:45 – 14:45

Leicester & Leicestershire Working Together to Plan for the Future

Leicester and Leicestershire has become one of the fastest growing business and investment locations at the heart of the country. It boasts a unique proposition that characterises our prime place in the Midlands. This session will showcase our hugely ambitious growth plans focusing on urban regeneration, addressing high street and transport challenges, providing future housing and employment space and achieving our Net Zero ambitions.

This session is in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council

Speakers include:

Jon Bennett – Head of Strategic Property Services, Leicestershire County Council

Sarah Rudkin – Economic Growth Team Leader, Leicestershire County Council

Mike Dalzell – Director of Tourism, Culture and Inward Investment, Leicester City Council

Sarah Harrison – City Centre Director , Leicester City Council

Dr Fiona Ellis-Chadwick – Senior Lecturer, School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University

Investor Centre

14:00 – 14:55

Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation – Next Opportunity

Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation is the first in the country to focus on town centre regeneration and its bold and ambitious plans to transform the area are progressing at pace. This session will explore how it is overcoming the challenges of developing brownfield sites to create sustainable community living in the heart of a post-industrial town centre and the next exciting opportunity will be unveiled.

This session is in partnership with Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

Speakers include:

Lord Bob Kerslake – Chair, Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation

Caroline Simpson – Chief Executive, Stockport Council

Tim Heatley – Co-Founder, Capital & Centric

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

14:00 – 15:00

Data Revolution

More data is available for the BTR sector than ever before, as what was recently a fledgling market becomes increasingly mature within the UK. With so much information suddenly available, this panel will explore which data is the most useful for still-expanding market, and how are developers and operators best placed to use it to progress their businesses?

This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Matt Bowen – Partner, Knight Frank

Adam Burr – Senior Surveyor, CBRE

Richard Smith – Managing Director – Operations, Moda

Emma Rosser – Associate – UK Living Research and Strategy, JLL

Building People Pavilion

14:00 – 15:30

Interactive Session: How to Make Change Happen Together

With six of the big professional institutes formally committing to collaborate on EDI, join this interactive session to find out more, share your thoughts and get involved in making change happen.

This session is in partnership with the CIOB and RTPI

Speakers include:

Machel Bogues – EDI Manager , Royal Town Planning Institute

Mark Harrison – Head of EDI Transformation , CIOB

Rebecca Lovelace – Founder and Chief Dot-Joiner , Building People

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

14:15 – 15:00

Bridging The Viability Gap

This session looks at how local authorities can take the lead to bridge the financial viability gap whilst leveraging the expertise of others, and reducing risk exposure around development, regeneration and construction.

This session is in partnership with JLL

Speakers include:

Chair: Martin LeGrice – Head of Long Income & Funding Solutions, JLL

John Hughes – Managing Director, Ask Real Estate

Yvonne Ambo – Senior Transactions Manager, Long Income Funds, Legal & General

Iain Robinson – Assistant Director – Town Centre Development, Stockton-on- Tees Borough Council

Industry Insights Pavilion

14:15 – 15:15

Exploring the Construction Playbook’s Relationship with Levelling Up

With a national push to get as many built environment-related organisations to take guidance from the Construction Playbook, national experts come together to share insight on how it can underpin UK wide levelling up strategy.

Speakers include:

Gerard Toplass – Executive Chairman, Pagabo

Ann Bentley – Board Member, Construction Leadership Council and Global Board Director

Gareth Rhys Williams – Government Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office

Rebecca Hartshorn – National Framework Director, John Sisk & Son

Jenna Frudd – Relationships Director, Wilmott Dixon

VIP Glassbox

14:30 – 15:30

Mayor of West Yorkshire Women in Business Reception

The Mayor of West Yorkshire will host a private event – focused on Women in Business.

This event is invite only.

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

14:30 – 15:30

Education, Equality, Gender: Securing a World That Works For Everyone

Ensuring the necessary 21st Century learning, skills and support is vital to unlocking sustainable development. Fundamentally embedding equality, diversity, gender and children’s rights into development and place-making is central to creating an economy that works for everyone. This session explores how to underpin the skills agenda with net zero principles.

This session is in partnership with the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Speakers include:

Nicola Jones – National Chair, The Association of Women in Property

Charlotte Bonner – National Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Education and Training Foundation

Neil Pinder – Founder, HomeGrown Plus

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe – Leader, Bradford Council

Fringe Programme

14:30 – 16:00

Durham County Council Drinks Reception

Join Durham County Council at Stand C6 in the exhibition hall – as they and their strategic partners including Durham University will be hosting a fringe event with canapes, drinks and informal networking.

Wellington Suite Stage

14:30 – 15:30

Unpicking EV – Connecting the ESG Agenda with Delivering a Public Network

Developers, occupiers and investors come together with Be.EV to address the challenges of delivering high quality, sustainable electric vehicle infrastructure which is fit for the everyday citizen’s needs.

Asif Ghafoor – CEO, Be.EV

Tower Gallery

14:30 – 15:20

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: South London Partnership

A conglomerate of London Borough’s made up of Richmond, Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Croydon will bring along their senior team and development partners to connect in a private room with potential investors, funders and developers.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Levelling Up Stage

14:45 – 15:45

Solving the Housing Crisis – Accelerating the Delivery of High Quality and Affordable Homes

With a concerted push to create more world-class housing options to deliver the 345,000 new homes a year needed over the next decade, this high-level panel brings together policy makers with delivery experts to explore an array of options available to address creating the inclusive neighbourhoods of tomorrow.

Speakers include: 

Alice Lamb – Deputy CEO, LandAid

Jennie Daly – Chief Executive, Taylor Wimpey

Peter Denton – Chief Executive, Homes England

Jacqueline Esimaje-Heath – Growth Director , L&Q

Paul Dennett – City Mayor, Salford City Council

James Saunders – Chief Executive Officer, Quintain

Investor Centre

15:05 – 15:50

The Future of UK Housing and BtR Investment: How Do We Meet Demands and Needs?

The need for a diverse portfolio of high-quality housing options across the UK is at an all time high and with no “one size fits all” solution to delivery apparent, this panel explores the type of investment needed in the sector to support place making, achieve development targets and sustain inclusive growth

This session is in partnership with Greystar.

Speakers include:

Gareth Bradford – Director of Housing and Regeneration, West Midlands Combined Authority

Dr Charlotte Carpenter – Executive Director of Growth and Development , Karbon Homes

Harry Swales – Chief Investment Officer, Homes England

Daljit Sandhu – Co-Founder and COO, Precis Capital

Chair: Michela Hancock – Managing Director, Greystar Europe

Bury Theatre

15:15 – 16:15

Can Private Capital Make a Meaningful Contribution To The Affordable Housing Crisis?

Big Society Capital brings together experts from Homes England, Man GPM, Resonance Limited and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to discuss the potential for social property funds to provide affordable homes to the people who need them – in a way that works for tenants, investors, and fund managers.

This session is in partnership with Big Society Capital.

Speakers include:

Gemma Bourne – Investment Director, Big Society Capital

Shamez Alibhai – Head of Community Housing and Portfolio Manager, Man GPM

Jennifer Murray – Senior Manager – Product Development, Homes England

Simon Chisholm – Chief Investment Officer, Resonance Limited

Paddy Dowdall – Assistant Executive Director, Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Department for International Trade Pavilion

15:15 – 16:00

The UK’s Key and Core Cities

Learn how the UK’s cities and urban areas are propelling economic recovery through innovation to make these areas more attractive for inward investment.

This session is in partnership with the Department for International Trade.

Speakers include:

Chair: Damian Wild – Director of Market Development, Estates Gazette

Cllr Philip Broadhead – Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration , BCP Council

Mike Jackson – Chief Executive, Bristol City Council

Michelle Percy – Director of Place , Newcastle City council

Next Generation Futures Pavilion

15:15 – 16:00

Vertical Integration in Action

The Casa by Moda team comes together to talk about how vertical integration works across Caddick Group’s newest platform in the short and long term.

 This session is in partnership with Caddick Group and Moda.

Speakers include:

Emma Shone – Corporate PR Manager, MODA

Stephen Rogers – Associate Director, Asset Management, MODA

Rob Gill – Head of Acquisitions, Casa

Chris Procter – Director, Casa

The Cinema Stage

15:15 – 16:15

York and North Yorkshire – More Than Just a Pretty Place

A picture postcard region that benefits from World Heritage Sites, areas of outstanding beauty and an UNESCO Creative City but that’s not all….We are home to many well known global brands, we are a region that is at the forefront of the green energy revolution, we are a region that harbours ambition to be carbon-negative by 2040. With a range of unique and diverse investment opportunities, large scale regeneration projects and broad skill base, join us to hear about York and North Yorkshire like never before.

This session is in partnership with York and North Yorkshire LEP.

Bruce Heppenstall – Plant Director, Drax Group

Sarah Thomas – Business Relationship Manager, York and North Yorkshire LEP

Kathryn Daly – Head of Place shaping & Economic Growth, Harrogate Council

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

Fringe Programme

15:30 – 20:00

Addleshaw Goddard Drinks Reception @ The Stew and Oyster

Join Addleshaw Goddard for an afternoon and evening of drinks and nibbles following the second day of UKREiiF.

Register email: jennifer.ellis@addleshawgoddard.com

Tower Gallery

15:30 – 16:20

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Birmingham, Bradford and Leicester

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Newsroom Stage

15:30 – 16:30

Leeds City Council: City Resilience Through Greening Our Urban Environment

From carbon capture, to protecting biodiversity, to reducing flood risk, greening our towns and cities will play a crucial role in tackling the climate emergency. This session will bring together representatives from the public sector, investors and developers to discuss the importance of greening in the built environment.

 This session is in partnership with Leeds City Council

Speakers include:

Polly Cook – Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air, Leeds City Council

Simon Schofield – Construction Lead, Vastint

Rachael Bice – CEO, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Professor Andy Gouldson – Lead Climate Advisor, UK Infrastructure Bank

Dr Janet Young – Government Head of Property Profession, UK Government

Robin Dobson – Group Property Director, Network Rail

Martin Farrington – Director of City Development, Leeds City Council

Industry Insights Pavilion

15:55 – 17:00

The Green Retrofit Agenda: How Does Industry Rise To The Challenge?

With £274bn worth of opportunities for the built environment supply chain by 2040, the Green Retrofit agenda is the biggest infrastructure project touching nationwide regions in multiple generations. This session explores obstacles, viability and challenges facing its delivery with thoughts from leading national voices associated with it.

This session is in partnership with Cundall.

Speakers include: 

Chair: Simon Wyatt – Partner, Cundall

Lord Martin Callanan – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Donna Williams – Group Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, Sanctuary Group

Carl Arntzen – CEO, Bosch

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Martin Reeves – Chief Executive, Coventry Council

Investor Centre

16:00 – 16:45

Securing Long Term Development Finance For Net Zero Projects

The barriers to large-scale investment into local net zero schemes lie not in the gross availability of finance, but rather the ability to create robust business cases and investment models, that address issues of scale, longevity and confidence. This session will explore the work UKCCIC and partners are doing to tackle this deficit head on.

This session is in partnership with the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission

Speakers include:

Chair: Prof Greg Clark CB – Chair, Connected Places Catapult

Pete Gladwell

Pete Gladwell – Group Social Impact & Investment Director, Legal & General

Professor Andy Gouldson – Lead Climate Advisor, UK Infrastructure Bank

Cllr Georgia Gould – Chair, London Councils

Dr Aileen Jones – Director of Investment and Delivery, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

16:00 – 17:00

Challenge Session: Clean Growth – Accelerating Clean Growth City District

Using Bradford District as test bed this session looks at how to shape investment that delivers whole system impacts and supports a commercial approach to reshaping the UK and planet at pace and scale.

This session is in partnership with UK Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jason Longhurst – Chair, UKBCSD

Ashley Dunseath – Head of Masterplanning, Advisory and Economics, WSP

Kat Ibbotson – Net Zero Lead , WSP

The Future of Real Estate Pavilion

16:00 – 16:15

Conference Highlights and Forward Look

With so much happening across UKREiiF at the same time, it’s just not possible to see everything you want to see. Join us and special guests for a look back of the day’s highlights and look forward of the best of what’s ahead!

This session is in partnership with JLL.

Speakers include:

Jessica Bowles – Head of Strategy, Bruntwood

Tim Heatley – Co-Founder, Capital & Centric

Kayode Akinola – UK Public Affairs Director, JLL

Fringe Programme

16:00 – 17:00

Cheshire East Council Networking Event

Join Cheshire East Council at Stand C26 in the exhibition hall – as they share details of the attractive investment opportunities available in Crewe ahead of HS2. A brief talk will be followed by networking and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks.

To register email: business@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Peter Skates – Director of Growth & Enterprise, Cheshire East Council

Fringe Programme

16:00 – 18:00

West Yorkshire Cultural Collective

West Yorkshire has placed culture and creativity at the heart of both their economic and community recovery with exciting milestones such as Leeds 2023 and the Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture Bid to look towards. This fringe event will celebrate all things culture in the region and showcase the West Yorkshire Culture Collective Programme.

This fringe event is invite only.

Wellington Suite Stage

16:00 – 17:00

Future London: What Talent Wants

Highlighting pioneering examples from across London, this panel brings together leading practitioners who understand what talent are looking for when deciding where to live and work. Delegates will hear how integrating sustainability and wellbeing creates the living and work spaces that appeals to talent.

This session is in partnership with Opportunity London.

Speakers Include:

Chair: Nicola Mathers – Head of Networks, Future of London

Morwenna Hall – Partner, Argent

Ramsey Yassa – Architect and Founding Director, NOOMA

James Byrne – Partner, Sustainable Workspaces

Levelling Up Stage

16:15 – 17:15

Why Invest in the Midlands? Experiences and Opportunities

From Advanced Manufacturing to Video Games, the Midlands is home to a wealth of investment opportunity. This high-level panel will delve into recent investment success stories and explore some of the future opportunities across the Midlands.

This session is in partnership with Midlands Engine. 

Speakers include:

Chair: Sir John Peace – Chairman, Midlands Engine

Bek Seeley – Managing Director for Development (Europe) , Lendlease

Lynda Shillaw – Chief Executive Officer, Harworth Group

Richard O’Boyle – Executive Director, Trinity Investment Management

Jackie Wild – CEO, Smart Parc

Fringe Programme

16:15 – 19:00

South Bank Net-Walking & Informal Drinks

UKREiiF is being held in the South Bank Regeneration Area; a 253 hectare city centre mixed use zone being regenerated through a people first approach to place. Hosted by Leeds City Council with representatives of major South Bank landowners, this netwalking event will explore the opportunity and mixed use development under way including: Citu’s Climate Innovation District, Guinness Partner’s Points Cross Scheme, Allied London’s Leeds Dock, the largest new city centre park in the UK and the home of the proposed British Library North at the historic Grade 1 Temple Works.

To register email: Regeneration.Team@leeds.go.uk

Fringe Programme

16:45 – 23:30

Marsh Specialty Drinks Reception and Canapés

Join the Marsh Specialty Construction Practice for drinks and canapés at Water Lane Boathouse in the city centre.

Register here: https://info.marsh.com/e/395202/jfe-form-SV-ekqTcp10sc6ryDA/c6whfs/1766327174?h=aRiFzvMdjF_bC9KUyY-fhy2u1-Kq4jGduSNotN66ty4

Fringe Programme

17:00 – 19:00

Built Environment Leaders Group – Canapés and Drinks Reception

Taking place in an exclusive outdoor setting on the UKREiiF site, our monthly Built Environment Leaders Group comes to Leeds and brings together industry leaders for c-suite networking featuring national policy influencers, developers, investors and occupiers.

This fringe event is in partnership with Built Environment Leaders Group.

This reception is invite only.

To express your interest in attending please email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com.

Fringe Programme

17:00 – 21:00

Lambert Smith Hampton’s Drinks & Food Reception

Join the LSH team and many industry professionals for drinks and buffet food at Lost & Found in Leeds city centre.

To register interest in this event email: tanderson@lsh.co.uk

Fringe Programme

17:30 – 20:30

Faithful+Gould, ATKINS and Edaroth Gin Experience

A unique gin making experience alongside networking with fellow professionals.

This event is invite only.

Fringe Programme

18:00 – 21:00

Moda Living and Caddick Group Presents: New York Square VIP Party

The Moda Living and Caddick Group team will be hosting a fringe event party at their New York Square, a new BtR neighbourhood featuring 515 homes in Leeds city centre.

This event is invite only.

Fringe Programme

18:00 – 22:30

Thames Estuary Growth Board Drinks Reception

The Thames Estuary Growth Board will be hosting an evening drinks reception within the Tournament Gallery at the Royal Armouries venue. The Drinks Reception will be open to circa 200 guests to connect and network with the UK’s number one growth opportunity.

Fringe Programme

18:00 – 19:00

UKREiiF Net-Walking Tour – How The LGBTQ+ Community Has Aided Regeneration

We will meet at Leeds Dock at the UKREiiF venue before taking a walking tour heading back into the city, via LGBT landmarks, uncovering hidden history, before making our way towards the Freedom Quarter in Leeds.

This fringe event is in partnership with Freehold. To be inclusive you will not have to be a UKREiiF ticket holder to attend this event.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukreiif-net-walking-tour-how-the-lgbtq-community-has-aided-regeneration-tickets-333460799227

Fringe Programme

18:00 – 20:00

Midlands Engine Investment Reception

The Midlands Engine team will be hosting a drinks reception for investors, developers and public sector representatives with interests in the Midlands. The Reception will see the formal launch of the new Midlands Investment Portfolio – showcasing opportunities for growth and development across the region.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midlands-engine-investment-reception-tickets-314363488657

With Special Guest:

George Freeman MP – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Fringe Programme

19:00 – 21:00

UKREiiF Networking Drinks Reception – LGBTQ+ Community & Allies

Following an LGBT+ history tour around Leeds, Freehold will be hosting a networking event – visiting several bars and venues within the LGBT+ Freedom Quarter. Everyone is welcome for an evening of networking with several speakers set to be announced throughout the evening to discuss how the LGBTQ+ community is acting as a catalyst for urban regeneration.

This fringe event is in partnership with Freehold. To be inclusive you will not have to be a UKREiiF ticket holder to attend this event. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukreiif-networking-drinks-reception-lgbtq-community-allies-tickets-333450197517

Guest speakers:

Cllr James Lewis – Leader, Leeds City Council

Sharon Slinger – Director, Constructing Rainbows

Fringe Programme

20:00 – 22:00

RLB Darts Evening @ Flight Club

Join the Rider Levett Bucknall team and unwind at Flightclub to enjoy networking and conversation over a game of darts.

To register interest in attending email: ukreiif@uk.rlb.com

Fringe Programme

06:30 – 07:30

Morning Run with Built Environment Networking

Come and build your fitness and wellbeing to ensure you’re fresh for the day ahead, whilst networking with like-minded others for a morning run

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/morning-run-with-built-environment-networking-tickets-330524596967

Fringe Programme

07:45 – 10:00

Women in Property Breakfast @ UKREiiF

This exclusive fringe event, organised by Women in Property and hosted by developer Citu, will kickstart with a light breakfast before Jonathan Wilson of Citu will give an overview of The Place, a Citu led development in Leeds creating a new community within the Climate Innovation District. A site tour of The Place will follow breakfast.

Registration for this event is now closed due to being sold out.

Speakers include:

Nicola Jones – National Chair, The Association of Women in Property

Jonathan Wilson – Development Director, Citu

Social Value Pavilion

08:30 – 09:00

Breakfast Club with Loop and Pagabo

Our event partners for the Social Value Pavilion will host a morning session with a breakfast bar – including hot drinks and a continental breakfast – whilst Loop will showcase their latest software launch and share industry and social value insight

Fringe Programme

08:30 – 09:30

Working on Net Zero @ Wellington Place

Wellington Place will be the home to the first development delivered under the NABERS UK scheme outside of London, delivering the most energy-efficient office building in Yorkshire. Join Arup, MEPC and JLL as a panel discuss how to create the environmental, commercial, and social benefits on sustainable developments.

Register: https://info.arup.com/UKREiiF-Arup-Fringe-Programme_Registration-LP.html

VIP Glassbox

09:00 – 10:00

UK Regeneration Directors Networking Event

This event will gather the a number of local authority regeneration leads from the major UK cities to share knowledge and challenges.

This event is invite only.

Bury Theatre

09:00 – 10:00

Coventry & Warwickshire: New Vibe Future High Streets – How Culture and Creativity Can Drive Investment and Transform Places

This session will bring together senior leaders from the public and private sector in Coventry & Warwickshire to discuss the opportunities presented for regeneration and growth driven by culture and creativity, including UK City of Culture. The session will look at how this is shaping office market trends in Coventry, Leamington and the West Midlands and elsewhere, and how Future High Streets and Towns Fund are creating new levers for local authorities.

This session is in partnership with Invest in Coventry and Warwickshire

Ian Harrabin – Managing Director, Complex Development Projects

Mark Ryder – Director of Communities, Warwickshire County Council

Steph Kerr – Executive Director , BID Leamington

Andy Williams – Director of Investment, Business and Culture, Coventry City Council

Tower Gallery

09:00 – 09:50

Investment Opportunity Facilitation: Sheffield, York & North Yorkshire and Carlisle

Local authorities will be joined by active developers and development partners in a private room – where we shall facilitate introductions between these key players with the view of aiding investment, development and regeneration across the UK.

The facilitation area is open to investors, funders, developers, end users and the local authorities hosting this session.

Email nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com for further information.

Levelling Up Stage

09:15 – 10:15

Realising A Western Gateway: Next Steps & Key Priorities For Growth Across The South West and Wales

As the appetite for inward investment, regeneration and the creation of greener, smarter, healthier places across the South West and Wales grows, key figures allied to the Western Gateway growth board join with development experts to explore untapped potential of its towns and cities while also highlight a key role it will play for the UK on a global stage.

Speakers include: 

Jo Dally – Director, Western Gateway

Stephen Bashford – Director of Business and Skills, West of England Combined Authority

Paul Moorby OBE – Chair, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Ben Pritchard – Western Gateway Business Champion, Western Gateway

The Cinema Stage

09:15 – 10:15

Healthy Ageing & Living: A Global Investment Opportunity

Newcastle has become the ‘go to place’ for ageing innovation with a vision and strategic vocation to be the global epicentre of healthy longevity. Newcastle University has a global reputation for research excellence in healthy ageing.  To further cement this position, they have ambitious plans for a new 29-acre development built on former hospital site. This session is dedicated to launching details of their vision.

This session is in partnership with the National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Speakers include:

Chair: Jonathan Hunter – Partner, GSS Architecture

Jane Robinson – Pro Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place, Newcastle University

Nic Palmarini – Director, National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Professor Lynne Corner – Co-Founder and Director of VOICE, National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Richard Ingham – Founding Partner, GenR8 Developments

Michelle Percy – Director of Place , Newcastle City council

Investor Centre

09:30 – 10:30

The Future of ESG: Making It The Rule, Not The Exception

Investors and occupiers are joined by a group of thought leaders who will share insight into how they’re placing social value and environmental responsibility at the heart of their investment and development projects and to forecast the impact ESG will have on delivering schemes in the future.

This session is in partnership with Tarmac

Speakers include:

Chair: Hannah Haeffner – Director, Tarmac

Simon Gould – Development Director, Impact Health REIT

Shiraz Jiwa – Chief Executive Officer, The Valesco Group

Kristina Arsenievich – Director Real Estate ESG, Barings

Beyond Net Zero Pavilion

09:30 – 10:00

Keynote: Health, Wellbeing and Demographics

A high-level speaker joins the UKBCSD team and partners to discuss how creating healthier places contributes to tackling Net Zero.

Keynote speaker:

Jane Findlay – President, Landscape Institute

Wellington Suite Stage

09:30 – 10:30

Engagement and community data best practices: using partnerships to achieve governmental white paper goals

The government’s long-awaited Levelling Up white paper has, at its centre, twelve ‘Missions’ to level up the UK. It puts forward a number of ideas, many of which could accelerate the trend of local democratic enhancement through a greater say for local people and communities. But what it provides in breadth it often lacks in detail.

It is imbued with community language: there are 451 appearances of the words ‘community’ or ‘communities’ in the paper (which is admittedly 297 pages long). This is where there is an opportunity to radically reshape the way that communities interact with their places. To get this right, real actionable data needs to be collected from local people as part of an open conversation. Digital tools and the right partnerships will play a huge role in this.

This talk explores, with examples, how this can be achieved.

This roundtable session is in partnership with Commonplace.

Building People Pavilion

09:30 – 10:30

How to Move From 2% – Prioritising Tradeswomen and Closing the Skills Gap

Find out how to become part of industry-changing training and employment routes that encourage, enable and support women to succeed in careers in the trades.

This session is in partnership with Willmott Dixon

Speakers include: