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UKREiiF Annual Event 2024 – in partnership with Pagabo

Tuesday, 21st May 2024 0800hrs – Thursday, 23rd May 2024 1700hrs

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

“UKREiiF has become the must-attend event in the industry”

The sheer number of regional combined authorities, local councils, and government departments that attend UKREiiF every year – as well as the largest investors, developers, and end-users from across the UK (and internationally) – supports this statement.

And we invite you to get your tickets to be amongst all the key players, influencers, and decision-makers within the investment and real estate markets who are preparing to gather in Leeds.

Our mission statement: UKREiiF connects people, places, and businesses to accelerate and unlock sustainable, inclusive, and transformational investment.

As our 2024 event looms closer, we’re excited by the sheer size and potential of what’s on offer!

This 3-day extravaganza is a perfect storm – bringing together a spectacular array of key decision-makers from every area of the built environment: the public sector – with every core UK city and region involved – alongside government, investors, funders, developers, housebuilders, and more.

Check out these numbers for 2024:

  • 12,000+ Event Attendees
  • 2,500+ Fringe Event Attendees
  • 800+ Speakers Across 30 Stages
  • 40+ Stages
  • 150 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Fringe Events
  • 250+ Local Authorities Attending
  • 1,500+ Investors Attending
  • 750+ Occupiers Attending
  • 500+ Developers Attending

The UK needs this platform for the public sector to showcase the scale of development progress and profile future investment opportunities to investors, developers, and occupiers from around the globe that are based right here in the UK – this event does just that.

That’s why we say – UKREiiF is an event Beyond BELIEiiF.

Register below to ensure you secure your tickets.

Not only will it showcase an epic 30 stages and 700 speakers, UKREiiF in 2024 can also offer delegates a spectacular array of fringe events and tours throughout the city. 

You’ve never experienced a programme of content like this!Here’s an example what’s in-store…or better still, download the full programme here: 

Below you can view example what’s happening at the event, or for ease you can download the programme here. Download Programme

Fringe Programme

07:00 – 10:00

Breakfast With Mace

Join the team at Mace for breakfast and networking ahead of the conference – to discuss key challenges and outline opportunities for the sector in the years ahead.

Venue: Malmaison, 1 Swinegate, LS1 4AG

To register interest contact: [email protected]

Fringe Programme

07:00 – 08:30

UKREiiF's Annual Morning Run With Cundall

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, this is perfect for all fitness levels. Lace up your shoes for a 5k or a leisurely walk and get to connect with like-minded individuals to be fresh for the day ahead.

Venue: Meet Outside Leonardo Hotel, Brewery Place, LS10 1NE

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukreiifs-official-networking-run-with-cundall-tuesday-21-may-tickets-820127592707?aff=oddtdtcreator

Fringe Programme

07:00 – 08:00

Property and Construction Networking Run With Cratus Group

Enjoy a morning run along the River Aire and across Leeds to set yourself up for the day ahead.

Venue: Outside Malmaison, 1 Swinegate, LS1 4AG

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ukreiif-2024-property-construction-networking-runs-tickets-775051208027?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

Fringe Programme

07:00 – 07:45

Run for Real Estate – Pounding Pavements, Closing Deals

Just this 7k run past 7 property landmarks across Leeds before networking over a post run coffee.

Venue: Meet Outside Addleshaw Goddard’s Office, 3 Sovereign Square, LS1 4ER

This event is now sold out.

Muse

Department on The Boulevard

07:30 – 09:00

Breakfast With Muse

Join Muse for breakfast and an informal networking event to celebrate the start of UKREiiF and the official opening of Muse @ The Fearns where they’ll be hosting guests throughout the week.

Due to limited capacity this is a private event, to register an interest in attending contact [email protected]

Glassbox

Dockside Zone

07:45 – 09:15

Investor Breakfast

A host of domestic and international investors and developers will be welcomed to UKREiiF alongside UK Government – highlighting the opportunities the UK has to deploy capital and unlock sustainable and inclusive regeneration.

This event is invite only.

Sponsored by UKREiiF and UK Government.

Participants include:

Lord Dominic Johnson CBE – Investment Minister, Department for Business and Trade

Joshua Liaw – CEO, Elite Commercial REIT

Ami Kotecha – Co-Founder & Group President, Amro Partners

Pete Gladwell UKREiiF

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

George Brown – National Real Estate Director, Aldi

Stephanie Hyde – CEO UK and CEO EMEA Markets, JLL

Stuart Jarvis – Investment Director for Real Estate, CapitaLand

Kashif Khan – Director of Infrastructure and Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management

Katherine Fairclough – Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Ian Cuddington – Director of Economic Development, Rolls Royce

Harry Downes – Managing Director for UK Investment, Greystar

Cllr Bev Craig – Leader, Manchester City Council

James Edwards – Managing Director, Evans Randall Investors

Stephen Inglis – Non-Executive Director, Regional REIT and CEO, London & Scottish Property investment Management

Janet Garner – Future Workforce Director, BAE Systems

Neil Rami – Chief Executive, West Midlands Growth Company

Tom Wilmot – Managing Director, Capital & Centric

Sarah Williams-Gardener – Chair, Western Gateway

Austin Mitchell – Head of European Equity Capital Markets, Lendlease

Jamie Chia Mei Fung – Head of Real Estate, KWAP / Prima Ekuiti

Ellie Junod – Associate Director for Life Sciences, UBS

Nathan Spencer – Director, UKREiiF

Paul Weston – Senior Vice President, Prologis

Transforming Government Property Pavilion

Pavilion Square

08:00 – 09:00

Welcome to UKREiiF Breakfast

The Government Property Function invites you to join is for breakfast to celebrate the start of UKREiiF 2024- guests will have chance to network with Directors from across government and get a feel for the next three day’s programme.

This event is invite only.

West Midlands Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

08:00 – 09:30

Welcome to UKREiiF West Midlands Breakfast

Enjoy a light breakfast while networking with the West Midlands delegation and visiting the Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire, and Wolverhampton exhibition stands.

SCAPE Café

The Boulevard

08:00 – 10:00

Free Coffee With SCAPE and Perfect Circle

Start your morning the right way with a free hot drink on Scape and Perfect Circle! If you’d like to request a meeting with SCAPE or Perfect Circle over a coffee contact them on [email protected].

Fringe Programme

08:00 – 09:30

Leading the Change – Women in Sustainability

Join us for a quickfire 30-minute panel discussion before an hour of informal networking, as early career professionals share their reflections from their career journey to date and discuss their aspirations for the future of the industry.

Venue: Citu Offices, Unit 2B The Boulevard, LS10 1PZ

To register email: [email protected]

Sustainable Growth Pavilion

Pavilion Square

08:30 – 09:15

Rise and Shine with Sustainability – UKBCSD Breakfast

Join sustainability leaders and UKBCSD members for breakfast and updates on our next 25 years!

Speakers include:

Jason Longhurst – Chair, UKBCSD

Ashley Dunseath – Managing Director , UKBCSD

Sarah Chilcott – Board Member, UKBCSD

Fringe Programme

08:30 – 10:30

Networking Masterclass With Irwin Mitchell

This session looks to prepare people to help them take advantage of all the activity happening at UKREiiF – with tips and tricks on how to improve your networking.

Venue: Irwin Mitchell Office, 4 Wellington Place, LS1 4BZ

To register visit: https://events.irwinmitchell.com/UKREiiF

Fringe Programme

08:30 – 10:00

Discover Leeds on Foot: Exploring the City’s Residential Urban Renewal Projects with Blacks Solicitors

Embark on a guided tour through the heart of Leeds for a first-hand look at a range of residential urban renewal projects which are reshaping the face of the city centre.

Venue: Meet at Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, LS1 3AA

This event is now sold out.

Fringe Programme

08:30 – 10:00

Real Estate Rendezvous – A Peek Behind The Curtain

A breakfast event with Addleshaw Goddard where Travelodge will provide an update on the branded budget hotel secotr, Travelodge and their development plans.

Venue: Addleshaw Goddard’s Office, 3 Sovereign Square, LS1 4ER

This event is now sold out.

Invest Newcastle Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

08:45 – 09:30

Welcome Breakfast & Opening Address

Join leaders from Newcastle and North East England for an informal networking breakfast and the official opening of the Invest Newcastle pavilion at UKREiiF 2024.

Guests include:

Pam Smith – Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Cllr Nick Kemp – Leader, Newcastle City Council

Connected Places Catapult Pavilion

Pavilion Square

09:00 – 10:00

Meet the Innovation Districts & Knowledge Quarters Group

How are innovation districts powering local economies and communities? Mingle with Innovation Districts Group from across the UK.

Participants include:

Chair: Emma Frost – Chair, UK Innovation Districts Group

John Seager – Estates Director, Newcastle Helix

Eve Roodhouse – Chief Officer for Culture and Economy, Leeds City Council

Paul Westwood – Studio Director, RIOS

Daniel Stevens – Advocacy and Communications Manager, London Knowledge Quarter

JLL Pavilion

Pavilion Square

09:00 – 10:00

UK Cities and the New Property Cycle

The best real estate decisions over this new property cycle will be made in the next 12 months. With increasing pressures for both investors and corporate clients, and rising political uncertainty, how can UK cities capitalise on the opportunities ahead?

Speakers include:

Adam Challis

Adam Challis – Head of Research & Strategy, JLL

Imogen Ebbs – Head of UK Funds, Aviva Investors

Jennifer Murray – Head of Institutional Investment, Homes England

Western Gateway Pavilion

Pavilion Square

09:00 – 09:45

Breakfast with the UK’s Cross Border Powerhouse

As the UK continues to decentralise, South Wales and Western England are working together to ensure their area becomes a key centre for growth for the UK’s future economy.  With world-leading advanced manufacturing, digital innovation and home to green energy pioneers, the area has huge potential to become a nationally significant powerhouse with the aim to add £34bn to the UK economy by 2024.

Speakers include:

Sarah Williams-Gardener – Chair, Western Gateway

Richard Ennis – Interim Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Cllr Rob Stewart – Leader, Swansea Council

Cllr Anthony Hunt – Leader, Torfaen County Borough Council

Catriona Tully – Director, Hydrock, now Stantec

Midlands Engine Partnership

Pavilion Zone

09:00 – 10:00

Staffordshire – A Global Manufacturing and Innovation Superpower: Fifty500

Global brands, a 90km corridor and £1.5bn of investment opportunities. Join the discussion to find out more about the opportunities presented by the Midlands Growth Corridor (A50/A500) to become the primary location for sustainable growth and investment in the UK.

Sponsored by We Are Staffordshire.

Speakers include:

Cllr Philip White

Cllr Philip White – Deputy Leader, Staffordshire County Council

Ann Pittard – Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Keele University

Dan Cooper – Head of Communications, East Midlands Freeport

John Kavanagh – Director, JCB

Sarah Spink

Sarah Spink – Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Midlands Connect

Department

The Boulevard

09:00 – 10:00

Private Roundtable: Funding Regeneration and Partnership Work

Stantec debut their latest research into funding regen and collaboration, before guests share their thought son what needs to come next to maximise outputs for investors and communities.

Due to being a private roundtable you must register for this event. Contact [email protected] to register an interest in attending.

Sponsored by Stantec.

New Dock Exhibition

New Dock Hall

09:00 – 12:00

Durham County Council – Housing-led Regeneration and Placemaking

Explore our stand to discover how new funding and investment are unlocking growth opportunities in County Durham and shaping vibrant places to live.  We’ll be showcasing plans for diverse and extensive housing developments designed to attract talent and foster inclusive, accessible communities.

Location: Stand C24, New Dock Hall

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

09:05 – 09:40

Welcome to UKREiiF with Pagabo Group

Featuring opening speeches and announcements, headline event partners Pagabo Group team up with the UKREiiF to open 2024’s event and help set the tone for the forthcoming three days.

Keynote speakers:

Lord Dominic Johnson CBE – Investment Minister, Department for Business and Trade

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Pearl Suite

Royal Armouries

09:30 – 10:30

Estates Optimisation – Driving Best Value Through Innovation

We face massive challenges around sustainability, regeneration, development and optimising the public sector estate – this session considers the most effective and forward thinking approaches that public sector organisations are taking to meet these challenges.

Sponsored by Robertson Group.

Speakers include:

Chair: Charlotte Cordingley – Chief Executive, Clear Futures

Amy Harhoff – Corporate Director Regeneration Economy and Growth, Durham County Council

Lisa Commane

Lisa Commane – Chief Operating Officer, Government Property Agency

Sean McClean – Director of Regeneration and Development, Sheffield City Council

Ronan O'Hara – Chief Executive , Crown Estate Scotland

Melissa Román Burch – Chief Operating Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Newsroom Stage

Royal Armouries

09:30 – 10:30

Innovation in Science Buildings – The Path to Net Zero

We need high-quality life sciences space to support an industry key to the growth of the UK economy, but how can science buildings demonstrate innovation on the path to net-zero too? We present the findings of a collaborative research project – bringing several strands of thinking into one net-zero prototype to optimise every aspect of design.

Sponsored by Bennetts Associates, Heyne Tillett Steel and T+T Alinea.

Speakers include:

Chair: Emily Slupek – Partner (Project Management), Bidwells

Simon Erridge – Director, Bennetts Associates

Susan Mantle – Director, Heyne Tillett Steel

Hamish Summers – Director, T&T Alinea

Kostas Milonidis – Associate Director, Hoare Lea

SCAPE Public Sector Stage

Royal Armouries

09:30 – 10:30

Glasgow: A City Region Building on its Innovation and Knowledge Economy 2024

Join key stakeholders from across Glasgow as they conduct a deep dive into the investment and development opportunities that are coming forward within the three innovation districts within Glasgow City Region.

Sponsored by Glasgow City Council.

Speakers include:

Chair: Dr Duncan Booker – Group Manager for Green Economy, Innovation and International, Glasgow City Council

Mairi Dillon – Ecosystem Manager for UK & Ireland, Kadans

Alisdair Gunn – Director, Glasgow City Innovation District

Sandy Smith – Development Director, Buccleuch Property

Nicola Cameron – Director of Property Joint Ventures, University of Glasgow

Ravi Chand CBE – SRO for Places for Growth, Cabinet Office

Barton Suite

Royal Armouries

09:30 – 10:30

Redefining Partnerships to Solve the Housing Crisis

Providers are entering into partnerships to combine resources as more affordable homes are needed – but when shareholders, build targets and market conditions dictate, do both parties always end up taking an equitable share? Is it time to redefine these ‘partnerships’ so the combined potential unlocks more and lasts longer?

Sponsored by Platform Housing Group.

Speakers include:

Chair: Gerraint Oakley – Executive Director of Growth and Development, Platform Housing Group

Kate Ellison – Director of Land, Partnerships, Innovation and Business Development, Platform Housing Group

Ann Taylor – Director, Development Services, Savills

David Mawson – Chief Executive, Placefirst

Simon Wingate – Regional Partnerships Director, Lovell

Laura Shoaf CBE – Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority

Dockside Pavilion

Dockside Zone

09:30 – 10:30

Sustainable Infrastructure Delivery – How Do We Create a Roadmap to Cleaner, Greener Britain?

From road to rail, utilities to nature, all manner of new infrastructure investment and delivery is under pressure to be as sustainable and innovative as possible. This session explores whether the UK is effectively taking a whole systems approach to such projects and how stakeholders from across society can contribute on the road to net zero.

Sponsored by SSE.

Speakers include:

Chair: Ann Zhang – Economist, Frontier Economics/NIC Young Professionals Panel

Neil Kirkby – Managing Director, SSE Enterprise

Rachel Fisher – Deputy Director, Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Cllr Liam Robinson – Leader, Liverpool City Council

Joanne Beaumont – Associate Director Careers, Employability and Engagement, University of Bradford

Cheryl Hiles – Director of Energy Capital, West Midlands Combined Authority

Transforming Government Property Pavilion

Pavilion Square

09:30 – 10:30

Breaking Down Barriers

The property and real estate workforce is not diverse enough – we explore what the public sector is doing and what it should be doing to make their property workforce more representative, and what the wider industry can learn from their approach.

Sponsored by BE News.

Speakers include:

Chair: Liz Hamson – Editor-in-Chief, BE News

Lynda Rawsthorne – Government Head of Property Profession, Cabinet Office

Lara Newman – Chief Executive, LocatED

Mark Bourgeois – Interim Chief Executive, Government Property Agency

Amos Simbo – Founder, BPIC Network

Sue Brown – Managing Director, Real Estate Balance

The Harworth Regeneration Pavilion

Pavilion Square

09:30 – 10:30

Planning For Places: What Kind of Planning Reform Can Support Long Term Regeneration and Economic Growth?

Join the Harworth Group team as we open our UKREiiF programme by bringing together experts and thought leaders from the sector to discuss effective planning solutions that unlock large scale regeneration.

Speakers include:

Chair: Lynda Shillaw – Chief Executive Officer, Harworth Group

Lindsey Richards – President, Royal Town Planning Institute

Lucinda Turner – Director of Spatial Planning, GLA

Joanne Neville – Regional Head of Planning for Yorkshire & Central, Harworth Group

Aidan Thatcher – Director of Place, Wigan Council

Industry in Focus Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

09:30 – 10:30

Collaboration Between Local Authorities and Registered Providers

At a time when local authorities face enormous challenges in meeting housing needs, this session will explore routes by which registered providers can help – looking at collaborative models to address the homelessness crisis.

Sponsored by Devonshires.

Speakers include:

Jon Jarvis

Chair: Jon Jarvis – Partner, Devonshires

Caroline Mostowfi – Partner, Devonshires

Caroline Pillay – Interim Director of Regeneration and Development, London Borough of Newham

Matt Carroll – Director, Altair

Cratus Group Hustings

Pavilion Zone

09:30 – 10:30

Closing The Funding Gap: With Funding Tighter Than Ever, How Can The Next Government Deliver Affordable Homes at The Scale Needed?

Recent research from The Hyde Group found that three-quarters of MPs felt their party’s plans for the future provision of social and affordable housing are not as clear as they need them to be as we enter a general election year. The panellists explore how the UK can deliver affordable housing at scale, without the reliance on increased public subsidy.

Speakers include:

Andy Hulme – CEO, The Hyde Group

Reena Patel – Partner, Gowling WLG

Cllr Claire Holland – Leader, London Borough of Lambeth

Cllr Shama Tatler – Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning & Growth, London Borough of Brent

Chris Jeffs – Fund Manager, M&G Real Estate

Wates Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

09:30 – 10:15

Breaking Boundaries to Save Net Zero

2023 was the warmest year on record, with every single day at least 1 degree warmer than pre-industrial levels. With the built environment being a powerful driver of climate change, and part of the solution, we look at how we can create a shift that accelerates progress and meets the challenge.

Speakers include:

Chair: Cressida Curtis – Sustainability Director, Wates Group

Max Jones – Director, Infrastructure and Head of Construction, Lloyds Bank

Jules Barker – Associate Partner for Real Estate, McKinsey & Company

Marylis Ramos – Director for Advisory, Savills Earth

Rethinking Places Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

09:30 – 10:30

Opportunity Central South

A gateway to the world’s fifth largest economy with assets that most regions would covet. With three large waterfront communities, two National Parks and historic England’s first capital (Winchester), the region has an abundance of investment and development opportunities. Join the team to find out more!

Sponsored by Central South. 

Speakers include:

Chair: Megan Carter – Regional Director, AtkinsRealis

Conrad Ford – Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Allica Bank

Joanna Rees – Partner, Blake Morgan

Sophie Camburn – Director, Cities Planning & Design, Arup

Cllr Vikki Slade – Leader, BCP Council

Cllr Lorna Fielker – Leader, Southampton City Council

Tetra Tech Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

09:30 – 10:30

How Do ESG Led Investments Minimise the Risk of Stranded Assets?

Climate-related risks, transitional and physical, are the most significant risk type leading to stranded assets. Failing to set and achieve science-based targets and credible decarbonisation plans can leave assets at risk of failing behind gov policies and suffering potential loss in value or increase in costs (operation or retrofit). So how do we reimagine ESG strategy so it’s no longer about ESG, just strategy?

Speakers include:

Chair: Diana Sanchez Barajas – Director of ESG, Hoare Lea

Christopher Paul – Partner, Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Nils Rage – Head of ESG, Stanhope PLC

Jane Wakiwaka – London & Regional Sustainability Director, The Crown Estate

Hannah Giddings – Head of Climate Resilience & Adaptation , UK Green Building Council

Danielle Aberg – Head of Social Value, Thrive

Markets and Sectors Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

09:30 – 10:30

UKREiiF Sector Insights: Ports – Futureproofing Sustainable Business Growth

Ian Henderson, Head of Property at Associated British Ports (ABP) will open the session with a keynote introduction about the Ports sector and ABP’s view on the current market conditions and also the phenomenal opportunities in the market that have been created by Freeports and Investment zones.

Sponsored by Associated British Ports (ABP).

Speakers include:

Chair: Helen Thomas – Head of Property in Wales and Short Sea Ports, Associated British Ports

Clare Bottle – CEO, UK Warehousing Association

Jonan Boto – Strategy and Growth Executive, Associated British Ports

Mark Wray – Ecosystem Director for Maritime and Ports, Connected Places Catapult

Simon Green

Simon Green – Chief Executive, Humber Freeport

Tom Williams – Deputy CEO, Maritime Transport

Bidwells Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

09:30 – 10:30

The Crucial Link Between Productivity, Economic Growth and Real Estate

Why is productivity lower in the UK than in other advanced economies? In this session we launch our must-read Productivity Engine report investigating actionable insights and opportunities to enhance productivity across Planning, Housing, Construction, Business, R&D and Sustainable investment.

Speakers include:

Chair: Mark Callender – Research Partner, Bidwells

Andrew Taylor – Group Planning Director, Vistry Group

Naomi Green – Managing Director, Englands Economic Heartland

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

09:45 – 10:45

The Next Five Years – Exploring Ambition and Appetite for UK Investment, Regeneration and Prosperity

Defining ‘levelling up’ is sometimes a distracting conversation- as the country heads towards the 2nd half of the 2020’s, we bring together seminal voices from key sectors to share their ideas on where resources need to be deployed in the coming years.

Sponsored by Rider Levett Bucknall.

Speakers include:

Chair: Carolyn Brady – Partner of Northern Ireland Region, Rider Levett Bucknall

Stephanie Hyde – CEO UK and CEO EMEA Markets, JLL

Joanna Key

Joanna Key – Director General, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Ian Cuddington – Director of Economic Development, Rolls Royce

Janet Garner – Future Workforce Director, BAE Systems

Richard Parker – Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority

Stephen Knight CBE – Screenwriter, Producer and Director, Digbeth Loc Studios

Stephen Knight CBE – Screenwriter, Producer and Director, Digbeth Loc Studios

Great South West Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

09:45 – 10:45

Introducing the Great South West

The Great South West is critical to the UK economy – worth over £65bn, it is vital to delivering the UK’s future security as a leader in energy, defence and food and home to nationally important assets Join leaders from the region to learn more about the major long term investment opportunities available.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jo Davis – Principal & Managing Director for Place, Avison Young

Karl Tucker

Karl Tucker – Executive Chairman, Yeo Valley Farms

Clive Higgins – Leonardo UK, CEO

Cllr Linda Taylor – Leader, Cornwall Council

Cllr David Thomas

Cllr David Thomas – Leader, Torbay Council

Celia Bufton – Chair, Dorset LEP

Royal Armouries Exhibition Hall

Royal Armouries

10:00 – 11:30

Invest Liverpool City Region – Sefton

Join Sefton Council senior leadership talk about their investment opportunities in Bootle and Southport Town Centre along with Maghull Health Park, hosting Europe’s largest complex for secure mental health services.

Location: Stand J20, Royal Armouries Hall

Reloaded

Royal Armouries

10:00 – 10:45

East Midlands: Investor and Developer Facilitation

We will be joined by senior public sector figures from the East Midlands representing all key councils and cities, alongside their private sector development partners – the aim of this session is to connect them directly to investors, developers and occupiers who’re interested in working within or expanding their work within the region.

Invite only – this facilitation area is open to invited investors, funders, developers, occupiers and the local authorities hosting this session.

Estuary View

Royal Armouries

10:00 – 11:00

The Fairness Revolution – Building True Equity for Developers, Investors and Communities

“The Fairness Revolution” is a resounding call for a new ethos in development, asserting that equity is not only just but advantageous. We unite leading voices in a compelling charge towards practices that serve all, highlighting that fairness in the industry is the tide that lifts all boats.

Speakers include:

Kate Willard OBE – Chair, Thames Estuary Growth Board

Darren Rodwell

Darren Rodwell – Leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Chris Paddock – Director, PRD

Regeneration Brainery Studio

Dockside Zone

10:00 – 11:00

Creating The Homes That The Homeowners of the Future Need

From issues around affordability and the need to decarbonise the UK’s housing stock – we delve into the key challenges with industry leaders and Regeneration Brainery’s Brainees who’ll offer a future tenants view.

Sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

Speakers include:

Caroline Snowden – Managing Director Private Groups, Lloyds Bank

Vivienne King – Founder and MD, Impactful Places

Michele Steel – CEO, Regeneration Brainery

Lisa Johnston – Head of Regeneration, MTVH

Lewis-James Hindmarsh – Ambassador, Regeneration Brainery

Glassbox

Dockside Zone

10:00 – 11:30

Private Roundtable: Universities, Inward Investment and Growth

This roundtable will discuss how greater partnership-working, government policy and sector innovation might unlock the enormous potential and world-class reputation of the UK’s higher education institutions to drive greater inward investment.

This is a private roundtable and therefore invite only.

Sponsored by Universities as Drivers of Trade and Investment Programme and Midlands Innovation.

Pagabo Group Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:00 – 10:30

Preparing for the Procurement Act 2023 and the Future of Social Value

The Procurement Act commencement is fast approaching and promises an exciting future for buyers and suppliers in the sector. In this session we will explore the latest strides in the Reform with a comprehensive update, delve into the core provisions outlined in the Act, unveil the transparency agenda, and contrasting MEAT vs MAT methodologies for clearer insights.

Speakers include:

Chair: Shamayne Harris – Head of Procurement, Pagabo

Will Campbell – Social Value Engagement Lead, Loop

AtkinsRéalis Sustainable Futures Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:00 – 11:00

Connected Thriving Places: Positive Disruption to Housing Challenges

Delivering housing to tackle temporary accommodation and key worker housing is a major challenge that requires disruptive solutions. We’ll explore unlocking previously unviable land through applying systems change and using alternative leasing models and activating the MMC supply chain.

Speakers include:

Chair: Francesca Albanese – Executive Director of Policy & Social Change, Crisis

Zoe Metcalfe – Client Director, AtkinsRéalis

Jez Sweetland – Project Director, Bristol Housing Festival

Dr William Bird MBE – Founder & CEO, Intelligent Health UK

Tom Le Quesne – Head, Sustainable Business, Lloyds

Jamie Hillier – Partner, Akerlof

Welcome to West Yorkshire Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:00 – 10:50

Opportunity For All in West Yorkshire

One year on from the launch of our ambitious West Yorkshire Plan we discuss the opportunities emerging from our West Yorkshire Economic Strategy, set to be launched later this year – highlighting the region’s innovative clusters and how it can be a powerful driver of a modern, inclusive economy.

Speakers include:

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Mandy Ridyard – Director, Produmax

Asma Iqbal – Partner, Chadwick Lawrence

Simon Wright – Chief Operating Officer, PEXA

Connected Places Catapult Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:00 – 10:40

Unleashing the Power of Regional Innovation Accelerators

Places with seasoned leadership and clear strategies are effective with devolved funding. Join us for an interactive panel discussion with the West Midlands, Glasgow and Manchester.

Speakers include:

Chair: Catherine Hadfield – Principal Place Development Lead, Connected Places Catapult

Sarah Windrum – Future Mobility Cluster Lead, HORIBA MIRA

West Midlands Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

10:00 – 10:45

Thriving Towns in a 3 City Region

The West Midlands needs over 200,000 new homes by 2030 – with demand exceeding supply in cities a spillover into neighbouring towns could erode their historical identifies. We look at how we could deliver the homes and social infrastructure, but also retain and build on distinct identities.

Speakers include:

Chair: David Rudlin – Urban Design Director, BDP

Samantha Veal – Director, Igloo Regeneration

Emma Bennett – Chief Executive, Walsall Council

Stuart Penn – Regional Managing Director, Lovell Partnerships

Invest Newcastle Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

10:00 – 10:30

Meet the New North East Mayor

Join the newly elected North East Mayor, Kim McGuinness, to hear for the first time about their plans to create jobs, build homes and attract investment through the new North East Combined Authority.

Keynote speaker:

Kim McGuinness – Mayor, North East Combined Authority

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

10:00 – 11:00

'Fast Growth Cities' – How Do We Develop the Cambridge Phenomenon With Community at its Heart?

Open forum debate with a select panel to each put their case forward and kick start the debate.

Speakers include:

Mike Rigby – Chief Executive, Eastern Promise

Jackie Sadek – Chair, UK Innovation Corridor

Peter Freeman – Chair, Homes England

Cllr Mike Davey – Leader of the Council, Cambridgeshire City Council

The Schneider Electric Hub

Pavilion Avenue

10:00 – 10:20

The Path to Net Zero Buildings

To achieve our goal of net zero emissions by 2050, we need to fundamentally change how we both produce and consume energy. The world is experiencing a paradigm shift as electric and digital technologies converge at scale, and we look at what this means for buildings.

Speakers include:

Monalisa Badola – Digital Power Sales and Digital Energy Marketing Director, Schneider Electric

Tees Valley

The Boulevard

10:00 – 11:00

Building The Towns Of Tomorrow – A Blueprint For The Future

Tees Valley is the only UK region home to three Mayoral Development Corporations, tasked with regenerating and transforming town centres and the country’s largest industrial zone. Find out how these areas are helping to cut red tape, drive investment and create cleaner, safer streets while working in tandem to boost Tees Valley as a whole. This session also includes the transformation of Darlington and Stockton Town Centres that sit outside of Mayoral Development Corporations.

Speakers include:

Neil McMillan – Director, iMpeC

Julie Gilhespie – Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Mark Robinson – Chair, High Streets Task Force

Keith Nicholson – Managing Director, Pneuma Group

Sharon Thomas – Director of Strategic Partnerships , Thirteen Group

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

Workshop Room

Department on The Boulevard

10:00 – 11:30

Meeting Place's Social Value Symposium

This interactive symposium will bring a diverse mix of individuals together from across the built environment to discuss the importance of social value within the real estate industry whilst inspiring one another with examples of positive social impact – as we look at areas including property development, planning, procurement and construction.

This event is invite only due to limited capacity.

Guests include:

Chris White – Author, UK Government's Social Value Act

Nikki Davies – Managing Director, Meeting Place

Muse

Department on The Boulevard

10:00 – 11:00

Can Public-Private Partnerships Be The Catalyst to Transform Our Post-Industrial Town Centres?

Industrial towns across the north are facing a huge challenge to attract long-term inward investment and increase opportunities for those living, working and visiting their urban centres. While there is no ‘one-size’ fits all solution, could public-private partnerships be the answer to breathe new life into our town centres and struggling urban hubs?

Speakers include:

Chair: Heather Jameson – Editor, The MJ

Raife Gale – Senior Development Manager, Muse

Ojay McDonald – CEO, Association of Town and City Management

Sustainable Growth Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:15 – 11:00

How Can We Unlock Sustainable Finance to Support SME Developers?

SME developers face numerous challenges – from increased costs, interest rates, sustainability demands and more. We look at the need for collaboration to break down barriers to delivery.

Sponsored by Puma Property Finance.

Speakers include:

Chair: Sarah Milne – Head of Impact, Puma Property Finance

Jon Di-Stefano – CEO, Greencore Homes

Chinyelu Oranefo – Director of Sustainability & ESG Finance, Lloyds Bank

Jane Anderson – Head of ESG Investment, Homes England

Dockside Office

Dockside Zone

10:30 – 11:30

Private Roundtable: Leveraging Investment Zones and Tax Increment Finance to Stimulate Economic Growth

Investment zones and financial tools such as Tax Increment Finance (TIF) are increasingly being leveraged to stimulate economic growth and to create sustainable development opportunities. The roundtable will unpack these alternative funding strategies for fostering growth and regeneration.

Sponsored by KPMG

This is a private roundtable and therefore invite only.

Participants include:

Chair: Gwyn Llewelyn – Partner and Head of Social Infrastructure, KPMG

Richard Kenny – Executive Director for Economy and Growth, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

Becca Heron – Strategic Director for Growth and Development, Manchester City Council

Philly Strahan – Freeport Innovation Network Manager, Connected Places Catapult

Liz Hunter – Director of Policing, Environment & Place, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Alex Hearn – Director for Economy of Place, Bristol City Council

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

Richard Lawrence – Director of City Development, City of Wolverhampton Council

Amy Lambert – Deputy Head – Freeports & Investment Zones, Department for Business & Trade

Tom Goshawk – Head of Economic Growth & Strategy, D2N2 LEP

Will Garton – Director General, Levelling Up, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Nuala Gallagher – Corporate Director of City Development, Liverpool City Council

Pam Duke – Director of Resources, Westmorland & Furness Council

JLL Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:30 – 11:30

Beyond Bells & Whistles: The Need to Be Strategic With Your Technology

An immersive discussion into how tech is being transformational for players across the real estate landscape. We’ll explore the transformative impact of tech advancements like AI, PropTech, IoT, and more. Discover how these innovations aid in value creation, risk mitigation, operational efficiency, and sustainability and drive competitive advantage.

Speakers include:

Chair: Matthew Marson – Managing Director of EMEA Advisory, JLL Technologies

Michael Simons – Digital and Innovation Manager, Derwent London

Katie Whipp – Head of Partnerships, re:sustain

Lloyds Bank Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

10:30 – 11:30

Net Zero Stocktake – How is the Sector Performing and What is Needed to Accelerate Progress?

The economies of retrofitting create a number of fiscal, logistical and societal dilemmas and opportunities. But fundamental questions remain – how can the transformation be funded and financed, do we have the infrastructure to retrofit at scale and what are the appropriate measures to benchmark success?

Speaker include:

Chair: David Willock – Managing Director and Head of ESG Finance & Structuring, Lloyds Bank

Laura Jockers – Global Head of ESG Real Estate, M&G

Paul Dunne – Group Customer and Operations Director, SEGRO

Emma Hoskyn

Emma Hoskyn – UK Head of Sustainability, JLL

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

SCAPE Café

The Boulevard

10:30 – 14:00

Meet With SCAPE and Perfect Circle

Join their teams at North Star Coffee for a drink and chat – during this period they’ll be hosting meetings with partners, clients, and collaborators. To book in a meeting contact [email protected].

Meeting Room 5

Department on The Boulevard

10:30 – 11:30

Private Roundtable: Public Sector Decarbonisation – Realising Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

Industry professionals will discuss the opportunities presented around the ambitious decarbonisation agenda in the public sector, with the government having set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from public buildings by 75% by 2037 as part of its £30bn net zero strategy.

This event is invite only due to being a private roundtable discussion.

Sponsored by Coreus Group.

Participants include:

Chair: Andrew Clancy – Managing Director, Coreus Group

Emma Sueref – Group Sustainability and Growth Director, Coreus Group

Trevor Payne

Trevor Payne – Director of Estates, University of Birmingham

Caroline Pillay – Interim Director of Regeneration and Development, London Borough of Newham

Gary MacDonald – Director of Finance, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Jenny Wilson – Director of Campus Innovation, University of Leeds

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

Kathryn Warrington

Kathryn Warrington – Sustainability Programme Officer, Sheffield City Council

Cllr Ian Courts – Leader, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Kate Ashworth – Energy Infrastructure Lead, West Midlands Combined Authority

British Land

The Boulevard

10:30 – 11:30

Canada Water Drop-In

Drop by the British Land Studio to speak with Roger Madelin CBE, the Joint Head of Canada Water, and the wider British Land team to find out more about the Canada Water Masterplan.

Come Meet:

Roger Madelin CBE – Joint Head of Canada Water, British Land

Fringe Programme

10:30 – 16:30

Avison Young x Trowers Hamlins Masterclass Series – Real World Solutions for Delivering Development

A number of 75-minute interactive workshops will be hosted between these times aimed at professionals in urban development, providing a holistic insight into navigating the intricate landscape of real estate development and management. Topics include refrofitting, the utilisation of strategic assets reviews to rebalance and reset, and estate regeneration.

Venue: Avison Young’s Office, 1 City Square, LS1 2AL

To register visit: https://bit.ly/AYxTHMasterclass

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

10:45 – 11:05

UKREiiF 2024 Keynote Address

Delegates are joined by a headline speaker. Check back for more details imminently.

Cratus Group Hustings

Pavilion Zone

10:45 – 11:45

Solving London's Housing Crisis – How Can London Build The Homes We Need?

Housing for people living and working in London is becoming increasingly unaffordable. This is having a negative impact on families, communities, the London economy and local authority budgets. There is widespread agreement that London should be building more new homes. The panellists will identify barriers to building and suggest solutions to resolving London’s housing crisis.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jennifer Riddell-Carpenter – Managing Director, Cratus Group

Victor Chamberlain – Leader of Opposition, London Borough of Southwark

Kaya Comer-Schwartz – Leader, London Borough of Islington

Mike Woolliscroft – Group Business Improvement Director & London Divisional Chair, Vistry Group

Tom Copley – Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Greater London Authority

Matt Carpen – Managing Director, Barking Riverside

Midlands Engine Partnership

Pavilion Zone

10:45 – 11:45

Greater Lincolnshire: Feeding the UK

This session will cover the benefits of investing in the agri-food sector and particularly Greater Lincolnshire. Being the UK’s Food Valley, producing, processing and transporting a large proportion of the UK’s fresh food. At the forefront of driving automation and digitalisation, low carbon food chains, and health and naturally good for you foods, Greater Lincolnshire is becoming increasingly important within the nation’s food security strategy and offers significant and growing investment opportunities.

Speakers include:

Alison Hands – CEO, Lincolnshire Co-op

Mike Berthet – Director, Aquacultured Seafood

Ruth Carver – Chief Executive, Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Neal Collishaw

Neal Collishaw – Operations Director, Horizon Agriculture

Invest Newcastle Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

10:45 – 11:30

Unlocking Inclusive Growth Through Devolution

Join us as we discuss the potential of the new North East Combined Authority, how devolution has the power to drive meaningful inclusive and economic growth and the role the real estate sector plays.

Speakers include:

Cllr Nick Kemp – Leader, Newcastle City Council

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

Kim McGuinness – Mayor, North East Combined Authority

Industry in Focus Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

10:45 – 11:45

At Your Leisure: Ingredients for Successful Destination Creation

From competitive socialising to live sport, F&B to promoting culture – urban centres are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate their offer while boosting the economy. AFL Architects and a group of experts share their ideas and examples from a best practice perspective in this lively and interactive session.

Sponsored by AFL Architects.

Speakers include:

Chair: Louise Brooke-Smith – Development and Strategic Planning Advisor, Consilio Strategic Consultancy

John Roberts – Director, AFL Architects

Craig Innes – Head of Commercial and Procurement Shared Services, Aberdeen City Council

Alistair Aldridge – Wrexham Gateway Project Manager, Wrexham Council

Anna Bensky – Associate Director for Major Projects, Media City

Warren Taylor – Chief Operating Officer, Cityheart

Reloaded

Royal Armouries

11:00 – 12:00

North West: Investor and Developer Facilitation

We will be joined by senior public sector figures from the Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester and other regions representing all key councils and cities in the North West, alongside their private sector development partners – the aim of this session is to connect them directly to investors, developers and occupiers who’re interested in working within or expanding their work within the region.

Invite only – this facilitation area is open to invited investors, funders, developers, occupiers and the local authorities hosting this session.

Pearl Suite

Royal Armouries

11:00 – 12:00

The Next Government – Planning, Housing, and Growth

Do our politicians know what people really want? CT Group will share highlights from their latest Real Estate polling from home ownerships, housing and tall buildings to brownfield first and green belt. The panel will discuss the insight and give views on where the focus of the next Government should be.

Sponsored by C|T Group.

Speakers include:

Chair: John Walker – Head of UK and European Real Estate and Infrastructure, C|T Group

Darren Rodwell

Darren Rodwell – Leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Alexandra Woolmore – Head of Planning, Related Argent

Stephen Wild – Managing Director, Peel Land

Tracey Hartley – Chief Operating Officer, Cortland

Cllr Anne Handley – Leader, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

SCAPE Public Sector Stage

Royal Armouries

11:00 – 12:00

South Yorkshire – A New Era of Good Growth

Join us for a dynamic discussion featuring leaders from local authorities and businesses, as we explore strategies, challenges, and opportunities shaping the region’s positive trajectory towards good growth. Gain insights, share perspectives, and be part of shaping the South Yorkshire’s prosperous future.

Sponsored by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.

Speakers include:

Sir Stephen Houghton CBE – Leader, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Cllr Tom Hunt

Cllr Tom Hunt – Leader, Sheffield City Council

Ros Jones – Mayor, Doncaster City Council

Tariq Shah OBE – Chief Executive, Vigo Group

Oliver Coppard – Mayor, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

Jo Brown – Assistant Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Newsroom Stage

Royal Armouries

11:00 – 12:00

How to Avoid Green Washing Claims on the Road to Net Zero

According to the OEP the UK has moved into the slow lane on the road to net zero.  We explore how the real estate sector can accelerate change, exploring data trends, calculating emissions, avoiding green washing and leaf-washing bumps in the road in a time of growing climate litigation.

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell.

Speakers include:

Claire Petricca-Riding

Chair: Claire Petricca-Riding – Partner, Irwin Mitchell

Phil Marsden – Director of Project Management, Muse

Sadaf Askari – Associate Director, Smart Energy and Sustainability, Hydrock, now Stantec

Faye Dasi-Sutton – ESG and Sustainability Manager, Far East Consortium

Simon Cox – Senior Vice President and Head of Project Management, Prologis

Lucinda Lay – Head of Natural Capital and ESG, Green Earth Developments Group

Royal Armouries Exhibition Hall

Royal Armouries

11:00 – 12:00

Spotlight on the PropTech Innovation Fund

Join this insightful session featuring PropTech Innovation Fund partners as they demonstrate real-world applications of digital engagement tools in the public sector.

Venue: Stand J40, Royal Armouries Exhibition Hall

Barton Suite

Royal Armouries

11:00 – 12:00

A 360° CRE Perspective: Insights Into Optimising Development, Equity and Debt Management

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion featuring industry leaders who will provide a comprehensive (360°) view of the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) landscape. Gain valuable insights on optimizing development strategies, maximizing equity returns, and navigating the intricacies of debt management.

Sponsored by Altus.

Speakers include:

Chair: Scott Cations – Senior Vice President, Altus Group

Philip Scott – Fund Manager & Head of Manchester, Schroders

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

Elizabeth Oliveira – Senior Development Manager, Muse

Martin Mohamad – Head of Investment D&A, Places for London

Gillian Scarth – Director, Capital Deployment, Prologis

War Gallery

Royal Armouries Museum

11:00 – 12:00

Artificial AI – Getting Beyond The Buzz

This session takes a look at the practical applications for computer vision within the real estate sector – exploring use cases, challenges and the further opportunities that lie ahead.

Sponsored by Fyma.

Speakers include:

Karen Burns – Co-Founder and CEO, Fyma

BNGAI by AiDash

Dockside Zone

11:00 – 11:45

How Developers Can Advance BNG to the Benefit of Wider Society

Join this session to learn how improved net gain policies — such as allowing landholders to sell offsite units for BNG —not only serves landholders and developers, but also delivers social and economic benefits.

Speakers include:

Chair: Lucy Collins – Head of Strategic Partnerships, AiDash

Nick White – Principal Adviser – Net Gain, Natural England

Dockside Pavilion

Dockside Zone

11:00 – 12:00

The High Street vs Net Zero: Fundamental Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Urban Centres

When people talk about how to save the high street it usually means making urban centres more attractive to occupiers and investors however, are the buildings and structures which comprise such places across retail, hospitality, and residential fit for purpose in a net zero focused world? This session explores the urgent challenge ahead.

Sponsored by Pick Everard.

Speakers include:

Chair: Stuart Hills – Operations Director, Pick Everard

Duncan Wilson CBE – Chief Executive, Historic England

Cllr Alan White – Leader, Staffordshire County Council

Matt Beddow – Director of Asset Management, Pradera Lateral

Julia Goldsworthy – Head of Social Impact Investment, Legal & General

Gillian Brown – Senior Manager for Sustainable Design, Lloyds Bank

Asif Ghafoor – Chief Executive Officer, Be.EV

Melissa Román Burch – Chief Operating Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Transforming Government Property Pavilion

Pavilion Square

11:00 – 12:00

Achieving Local Visions, Placemaking in Practice

We all recognise that local voice is central to effective place making and creating pride of place. Homes England is here to support local authorities to achieve their vision for the communities they serve. This panel will explore how this works in practise, bringing together the public sector and private sector.

Sponsored by Homes England.

Speakers include:

Chair: Julia Hatmaker – Editor, Place North

Peter Denton – Chief Executive, Homes England

Pat Ritchie CBE – Chair, Government Property Agency

Kate Josephs CB – Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council

Marc Thompson – Growth and Regeneration Director, Vistry Group

Sustainable Growth Pavilion

Pavilion Square

11:00 – 11:45

Meet The Sustainability Leaders

Come and meet sustainability leaders from the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development, Sir Robert McAlpine, Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures, and Prologis.

Connected Places Catapult Pavilion

Pavilion Square

11:00 – 11:40

Sparking Investment in Local and Regional Innovation Economies

Find out how civic leaders are increasing investability and prosperity in their cities through innovation.

Speakers include:

Chair: Sam Markey – Ecosystem Director, Place Leadership, Connected Places Catapult

Mark Hall – Senior Programme Manager, Impact Investing Institute

Jen Hartley – Director, Invest Newcastle

Diana Buckley – Director Economy, Skills and Culture, Sheffield City Council

The Harworth Regeneration Pavilion

Pavilion Square

11:00 – 12:00

Devolution – How Can Mayoral Combined Authorities Successfully Drive Regional Growth?

This panel looks at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for devolved administrations – and the Mayors’ role in driving the success of the region forward in the years ahead.

Speakers include:

Chair: Andrew Blackshaw – Chief Operating Officer, Harworth Group

Katherine Fairclough – Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Laura Shoaf CBE – Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority

Julie Gilhespie – Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Ben Still – Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

UKEDO High Hat Corner

Pavilion Square

11:00 – 12:00

Who Lives in Build to Rent? Exploring the Diversity of Tenants and Renters

The launch of the latest Who Lives in Build to Rent report with panel discussion gives unique insights into the diversity of Build-to-Rent homes and communities and their residents, including their age, income, tenancy type, profession and affordability. This session brings together a multitude of BtR investors and developers with regional leadership.

Speakers include:

Stephanie Pollitt – Programme Director (Housing), BusinessLDN

Brendan Geraghty – Chief Executive, UK Apartment Association

Western Gateway Pavilion

Pavilion Square

11:00 – 11:45

How Can We Connect the UK to a Net Zero Future and How Do We Pay For It?

The UK is beginning to decarbonise at pace, in South Wales and Western England – already the largest nuclear supply chain in the country – a Hydrogen Ecosystem is developing. Fuelled by business and public sector collaboration this is unlocking innovation across heavy industry and aviation. Home to the third highest tidal range in the world, it also has the potential to harness a significant renewable energy source for the UK.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jonathan Bower – Partner and Planning/Infrastructure Team Leader, Womble Bond Dickinson

Clare Hennessey

Clare Hennessey – Director of Sustainability and Planning, Bristol Airport

Jo Walker – Chief Executive, North Somerset Council

Cllr Huw Thomas – Leader, Cardiff Council

Justin Olosunde – Funding & Investment Manager, South West Net Zero Hub

Places for Life Pavilion

11:00 – 11:45

Creating Communities Through Brownfield Regeneration

We need to create more, better quality, sustainable places in brownfield areas, but how do you set about creating an inclusive and connected community within an established neighbourhood or on an underused site that’s become incorporated into a city centre? From tenure mix to infrastructure, we discuss what’s needed.

Speakers include:

Chair: Liz Hamson – Editor-in-Chief, BE News

Angela Harrowing

Angela Harrowing – Deputy Director for Property Programmes, Cabinet Office

Martin Farrington – Director of City Development, Leeds City Council

Tom Stannard – Chief Executive, Salford City Council

Tony Brooks – Managing Director, Moda Living

Philip Nell – Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity and Sustainability, Birmingham City Council

Rethinking Places Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

11:00 – 12:00

Overcoming Electricity Network Challenges to Enable Social and Economic Growth

Economic and housing growth are increasingly being thwarted by constraints on electricity networks in a highly complex and unclear grid connections regime.  This sessions hears from those who’ve successfully led significant grid infrastructure acquisition efforts, enabling millions of investment in jobs and homes.

Sponsored by Roadnight Taylor.

Speakers include:

Pete Aston

Chair: Pete Aston – Specialist Connection Engineer, Roadnight Taylor

John Howells – Partner for Energy and Infrastructure, Gerald Eve

Ingrid Hooley – Director of Place, Local Partnerships

Cheryl Hiles – Director of Energy Capital, West Midlands Combined Authority

Debbie Bondi – Director, Plethos Consulting

Markets and Sectors Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

11:00 – 12:00

The Future of London’s Real Estate

Development has never been easy but, by working in collaboration, it’s possible to deliver truly transformative schemes. Places for London, Transport for London’s Property company, will discuss how to unlock the sustainable developments urgently needed.

Sponsored by Places for London.

Speakers include:

Chair: Melanie Leech CBE – Chief Executive, British Property Federation

Graeme Craig – Chief Executive, Places for London

Cllr Claire Holland – Leader, London Borough of Lambeth

Cllr Shantanu Rajawat – Leader, London Borough of Hounslow

Robin Dobson – Group Property Director, Network Rail Property

Selina Mason – Director of Masterplanning, Lendlease

Bidwells Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

11:00 – 12:00

Are We Just An Ideas Factory? Commercialising Science & Tech Research Into Market-Ready Innovations

How do we make the UK’s R&D industry more productive? We will hear from our guest speakers examining how the UK can cultivate a more dynamic ecosystem and infrastructure for effectively commercialising R&D ideas, fostering economic growth and global competitiveness.

Speakers include:

Chair: Max Bryan – Head of Laboratory and Office Agency, Bidwells

Sue Foxley

Sue Foxley – Research Director, Bidwells

Russell Schofield-Bezer – Entrepreneur in Residence, Cambridge Enterprise

Giles Moore – Regional Development Manager, Par Equity

Simon Robeson – Founder, NorthEast Capital

Deborah Watt – Managing Director, Marshall Group Properties

Jonty Ashworth – Associate Director Development, Bicester Motion

The Schneider Electric Hub

Pavilion Avenue

11:00 – 11:45

What Will Smart Office Buildings of the Future Look Like?

A discussion on the evolution of smart office buildings, from advancements in electrification and connectivity, to data driven decisions and people centric spaces – we explore how offices are adapting to future requirements.

Speakers include:

Chair: Andrew Waters – BEMS and Smart Buildings Consultant, Schneider Electric

Daniel Cope – IT Manager, Dar UK

Neelum Choudhury – Head of ESG, Tandem Property Asset Management

Jo Wright – Managing Director, Perkins&Will

Jamie Hills – Development Director, Ask Real Estate

Great South West Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

11:00 – 12:00

Great South West: Powering The UK – Delivering Energy Security

Energy security is fundamental to the future of the UK. From nuclear and battery technology, to critical minerals building the capability to make the energy transition is vital. Hear how the South West is at forefront of this agenda and the investment opportunities flowing from these strategic projects.

Speakers include:

Chair: Liz Wells – Assistant Director, Deloitte

Jeremy Wrathall – Founder and CEO, Cornish Lithium

Cat Mills – Legacy Lead, EDF

Felix Mann – Head of Global Corporate Communications, Agratas

Martin Wood – Chief Adviser, Office for Investment

Welcome to West Yorkshire Pavilion

Pavilion Square

11:15 – 12:00

The Mayor in Conversation with…

Join the Mayor of West Yorkshire as she talks candidly about all things inward investment, regeneration and levelling up with a very special guest.

West Midlands Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

11:15 – 12:15

Nurturing Creative Clusters

Come hear about two creative clusters in the West Midlands – firstly Digbeth, which is becoming the newest regional home of the BBC with a Peaky Blinders movie starting production shortly, and Leamington Creative Quarter, which is driving local economic development through a creative hub.

Speakers include:

Chair: Tom Wrathmell – Director of Across the UK Strategy, BBC

Eva O'Connor – Associate Director, Arup

Gerard Ludlow – Director, Stoford Developments

Ian Harrabin – Managing Director, Complex Development Projects

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

11:20 – 12:20

Energy Security, Resilience and Place: Balancing the Scales Between Policy and Practicality

In the effort to accelerate decarbonisation, carving the path forward for an equitable, fair and just transition, whilst balancing both local community and national needs, is going to be a challenge. Can we achieve a joined-up approach for the right energy infrastructure requirements, and work together to so nobody gets left behind?

Sponsored by GHD. 

Speakers include:

Chair: Steve Scott – Future Communities Lead for EMEA, GHD

Cllr Bev Craig – Leader, Manchester City Council

Amanda Latham – Director of Sustainable Investment, IFM Investors

Tom McGarry – Deputy Director for External Affairs Strategic Infrastructure, National Grid

Kate McGavin – Chief Strategy and Policy Officer, UK Infrastructure Bank

Adriana Rodriguez Cobas – Principal, Asper Investment Management

John Allison – Deputy Director, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Estuary View

Royal Armouries

11:30 – 12:30

Investment Into Innovation: Unfolding the UK Innovation Corridor’s (Core) Blueprint

The UK Innovation Corridor Growth Plan shows how the Corridor will be a £350 billion economy by 2040. Located midway between London and Cambridge, hear how the Innovation Core represents THE outstanding opportunity for investors.

Speakers include:

Jackie Sadek – Chair, UK Innovation Corridor

Naisha Polaine – Director, Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

Jeff Stack

Jeff Stack – CEO, Broxbourne Borough Council

David Waterhouse – Deputy Director Planning Capacity and Capability, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Ibrahim Mohamed – Associate Director (Freeports), Connected Places Catapult

Emma Frost – Chair, UK Innovation Districts Group

Regeneration Brainery Studio

Dockside Zone

11:30 – 12:30

Generation Next Symposium – Empowering Young People to Shape Our Future

This symposium invites contributors to engage with the industry to look at how we can ensure the voices of the future are incorporated into shaping our communities.

Sponsored by Socius.

Oxford to Cambridge Region Pavilion

Pavilion Square

11:30 – 12:15

Fireside Chat – Science and Technology in the UK, State of the Nation

UKREiiF and the team at Oxford to Cambridge Pan Regional Partnership team up to bring you a special guest speaker discussing the UK’s place in the global science and tech ecosystem.

Keynote speaker:

Andrew Griffith MP – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, UK Government

Muse

Department on The Boulevard

11:30 – 12:30

ECF: Bigger Investment, Greater Impact

ECF (formerly the English Cities Fund) is a partnership between Muse, Homes England and Legal & General. We explore the work ECF are doing, leveraging the unique skill sets of the partners, and looking at what their future plans are, and the scale of impact it will have.

Speakers include:

Chair: Heather Jameson – Editor, The MJ

Danielle Gillespie – Director for Cities and Urban Conurbations, Homes England

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

Mike Auger – Managing Director for the South, Muse

West Midlands Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

11:45 – 12:15

In Conversation With Stephen Knight

Join the mastermind behind several hit shows and the visionary responsible for Digbeth Loc Studios for an interactive Q&A.

Speakers include:

Stephen Knight CBE – Screenwriter, Producer and Director, Digbeth Loc Studios

Stephen Knight CBE – Screenwriter, Producer and Director, Digbeth Loc Studios

Tournament Gallery

Royal Armouries

12:00 – 14:00

Timber in Construction Luncheon

The Government launched its Timber in Construction Roadmap in December 2023 with the single objective to increase the quantity used in construction to help achieve our net zero commitment. We look at what now needs to be done…

Sponsored by the Structural Timber Association.

Due to limited capacity you need to register to attend, contact [email protected] to register an interest in attending.

Dockside Office

Dockside Zone

12:00 – 13:00

Private Roundtable: Unlocking Real Estate Potential – Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Asset Managers and Owners

With increasing popularity, thanks to models like ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence is now present in many industries, but what about real estate asset management? For owners and asset managers, what does “artificial intelligence” really mean and what concrete tools exist to optimize real estate management and asset liquidity?

Sponsored by Stonal.

This is a private roundtable and therefore invite only.

Participants include:

Chair: Robin Rivaton – Chief Executive, Stonal

Milos Halecka – Innovation Director, MiddleCap

Christopher de Gruben – Director and Head of Property, Artefact

Victoria Morgan – Head of Asset Management for South, Catella APAM

Oscar Thorne – Head of Sales UK, Stonal

Jill Ju – Founder & CEO, True North Management

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

Holly Harcus – Development Manager, Ellandi

Rob Mills – Deputy Managing Partner, Clearbell Capital

Professor Samer Bagaeen – Technical Director, Arcadis

Ami Kotecha – Co-Founder & Group President, Amro Partners

Matthew Howard – Director, Columbia Threadneedle

Glassbox

Dockside Zone

12:00 – 14:00

Regional Leaders Lunch

Our annual lunch brings together devolved leadership and mayors from across the UK alongside senior local and government voices to share their ambitions and challenges facing their places.

This event is invite only.

Sponsored by UKREiiF.

Participants include:

Cllr Satvir Kaur – Chair, City Regions Board and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Southampton Test

Melissa Román Burch – Chief Operating Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Cllr Alan White – Leader, Staffordshire County Council

Cllr Kay Mason Billig – Leader, Norfolk County Council

Dr Nik Johnson – Mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Dipesh J Shah OBE – Chair, Oxford to Cambridge Regional Partnership

Steven Broomhead MBE

Professor Steven Broomhead MBE – Chief Executive, Warrington Borough Council

Sir John Peace – Chairman, Midlands Engine

Kate Willard OBE – Chair, Thames Estuary Growth Board

Peter Denton – Chief Executive, Homes England

Kellie Beirne – Chief Executive, Cardiff Capital Region

Cllr John Alexander

Cllr John Alexander – Chair, Scottish Cities Alliance

Damien Martin – Strategic Director of Place & the Economy, Belfast City Region Deal

John Wilkinson – Director, Western Gateway

Cllr Anne Handley – Leader, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Oliver Coppard – Mayor, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

David Skaith – Mayor, York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority

Kim McGuinness – Mayor, North East Combined Authority

Claire Ward – Mayor, East Midlands Combined Authority

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Steve Rotheram – Mayor, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Richard Parker – Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority

Tracie Langley – Chief Operating Officer, Cornwall Council

Cllr Richard Biggs

Cllr Richard Biggs – Deputy Leader, Dorset Council

Joanna Key

Joanna Key – Director General, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

BNGAI by AiDash

Dockside Zone

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Learn: BNG Master Class for Developers

Learn how to produce a biodiversity net gain plan and BNG metric calculation. Determine whether to use the Statutory Biodiversity Metric or the Small Sites Metric. Create the baseline habitat report, pre-development survey, and post-development plan and map. And plan for ongoing habitat monitoring and management.

Speakers include:

Chair: Lauren Weller – Senior Ecologist, AiDash

Western Gateway Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:00 – 13:00

Networking Lunch with Hydrock, now Stantec

Join Hydrock, now Stantec and the Western Gateway team for lunch.

AtkinsRéalis Sustainable Futures Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:00 – 13:00

Digitally-Enabled Connected, Thriving Places

This session will explore a digitally-enabled, place based approach which ‘makes connected thriving places real’ and will explore the role of digital in decision making, community resilience and sustainable finance.

Speakers include:

Chair: Faris Mahder – Associate Director, AtkinsRéalis

Trevor Payne

Trevor Payne – Director of Estates, University of Birmingham

Richard Ford – Partner, Pinsent Mason

Rachel Harker – Technology Development Consultant, Digital Jersey

Alex Craven – Co-Founder, The Data City

Zoe Metcalfe – Client Director, AtkinsRéalis

Linda Chandler – Chief Digital Officer, Olympia

Dan Brooks – Co-Founder & Director , Moda Living

Connected Places Catapult Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:00 – 13:00

Meet The Innovators

Hear about the latest tech innovations in retrofit and construction. How will this transform the built environment of the future?

Speakers include:

Chair: Rachna Lévêque – Senior Housing Innovation Lead, Connected Places Catapult

Nigel Banks – Technical Director, Octopus Energy

Jenny Danson – Associate Director, Disruptive Innovators Network

Tom Robins – CEO, Switchee

JLL Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:00 – 13:00

Temperature Check: Preparing Real Estate for a +2°C world

Our climate is changing and the global 1.5oC goal is slipping out of reach. What does this mean for the future of UK real estate? How do we build greater resilience and what’s the future for investment and underwriting?

Speakers include:

Chair: Emma Hoskyn – Head of Sustainability, JLL

Matt Webster – Head of Environmental Sustainability, British Land

Sarah Ratcliffe – CEO, Better Buildings Partnership

Claire Morin – Head of Large Corporate and Climate for Real Estate, Natwest

Katie Krelle – Director Net Zero Consulting, JLL

Invest Newcastle Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

12:00 – 13:00

Investment Ready Opportunities in North East England

Join leaders from across North East England as they present a multi-billion-pound pipeline of shovel-ready sites and investment opportunities.

Speakers include:

Michelle Percy – Director of Investment and Growth, Newcastle City Council

Amy Harhoff – Corporate Director Regeneration Economy and Growth, Durham County Council

Anneliese Hutchinson – Interim Strategic Director – Economy, Innovation and Growth, Gateshead Council

Neil Guthrie – Development Director – Residential, Sunderland City Council

Lloyds Bank Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

12:00 – 12:45

Social Housing: Meeting the Shortfall

A safe and settled home is the foundation on which people can build a decent life – but around 227,000 households across the UK are facing the worst forms of homelessness. We look at how to create a stronger and more productive society by building new and genuinely affordable homes.

Speakers include:

Chair: David Cleary – Managing Director and Head of Housing, Lloyds Bank

Fiona Fletcher-Smith – Chief Executive Officer, L&Q

Ben Denton – Chief Executive, Legal & General Affordable Homes

Greg Hill – Deputy Chief Executive, Hill Group

Workshop Room

Department on The Boulevard

12:00 – 13:00

Private Roundtable: Decarbonising at Scale and at Speed: From City to Stranded Asset, How do we Accelerate Progress?

We explore and share the drivers, challenges and solutions to decarbonising existing buildings at scale and at speed – bringing insights from thought leaders and geographically diverse portfolios to draw parallels and distinctions.

Sponsored by Ramboll.

This is a private roundtable and therefore invite only.

Participants include:

Chair: Martin Bissell – Director and Head of North Region Services, Ramboll

Dr Miguel Godfrey – Head of Sustainability, Government Property Agency

Julie Townsend – Executive Director and ESG Lead for Europe and Asia Pacific, PGIM Real Estate

Kate Bull – Director of Economic Strategy Skills and Sustainability, Liverpool City Council

Philip Dougill – Head of Asset Management, University of Leeds

Sue McElroy – Deputy Director – Government Commercial Organisation, Cabinet Office

Jamie Hills – Development Director, Ask Real Estate

Kathryn Warrington

Kathryn Warrington – Sustainability Programme Officer, Sheffield City Council

Paul Stepan – Head of Sustainability Consulting UK & EMEA, JLL

Georgina Elliot – Associate Partner – Head of ESG, Revcap

Stuart Rogers – Director of Project Management for the North West, Muse

Meeting Room 5

Department on The Boulevard

12:00 – 13:00

Private Roundtable: Is Planning Really the Problem to Unlocking Development?

Senior place makers will come together in this roundtable for a discussion on the wider challenges of unlocking delivery in the built environment and formalise a series of solutions to meet the demands of the future.

Sponsored by ARUP.

Due to being a private roundtable this event is invite only.

Participants include:

Lindsey Richards – President, Royal Town Planning Institute

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

Mark Bourgeois – Interim Chief Executive, Government Property Agency

Sara Bailey – Senior Partner, Trowers and Hamlins

Lucinda Turner – Director of Spatial Planning, GLA

Samantha Campbell

Samantha Campbell – Director of Planning, Liverpool City Council

Emma Cariaga – Joint Head of Canada Water & Head of Residential, British Land

Nawaz Khan – Head of Economic Development and Regeneration, Southampton City Council

Tom Stannard – Chief Executive, Salford City Council

Tom Bridges – Leeds Office Leader, Director Cities Advisory, Arup

Jules Pipe CBE – Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and the Fire Service, Greater London Authority

Jo Negrini – Director, ARUP

Fringe Programme

12:00 – 13:30

Liverpool – Getting Our Docks in a Row

With major regeneration projects centred around London’s Royal Docks and Liverpool’s waterfront, we explore how the two cities are working to both preserve and capitalise on their dock heritage, in line with wider economic ambitions.

This event is invite only.

Location: 3rd Floor, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street. Leeds, LS10 1JR – Invite Only – Contact [email protected]

SCAPE Public Sector Stage

Royal Armouries

12:15 – 12:45

Fireside Chat: The Future of East Midlands

Westminster has handed power over jobs, homes, transport and the environment back to the East Midlands. Join our fireside chat with Mark Rogers (Interim Chief Executive, East Midlands Combined County Authority) where we will explore the vision, mission and opportunities for the region.

Speakers include:

Chris Clarke – Performance and Improvement Director, Scape

Mark Rogers – Interim Chief Executive, East Midlands Combined County Authority

Reloaded

Royal Armouries

12:15 – 13:00

Yorkshire: Investor and Developer Facilitation

We will be joined by senior public sector figures from Yorkshire representing all key councils and cities, alongside their private sector development partners – the aim of this session is to connect them directly to investors, developers and occupiers who’re interested in working within or expanding their work within the region.

Invite only – this facilitation area is open to invited investors, funders, developers, occupiers and the local authorities hosting this session.

Dockside Pavilion

Dockside Zone

12:15 – 12:45

‘Heritage Works for Housing’ – Historic England Publication Launch

Historic England and Deloitte will be launching a new publication supporting and outlining the process for reuse of historic buildings for housing.

Speakers include:

Duncan Wilson CBE – Chief Executive, Historic England

Katie Wray – Director, Deloitte

Sustainable Growth Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:15 – 12:30

The Evolution of Logistics with Prologis

Logistics buildings are evolving to support new and varied uses including automation, manufacturing robotics, life science R&D, multi story / multi tenanted use and data centres.

This session will delve into how Prologis is well-prepared for this evolution with its next-generation logistics facilities, designed to cater for the customers of today and tomorrow.

Speakers include:

Robin Woodbridge – Head of Capital Deployment & Leasing, Prologis

Andrew Blevins – SVP Life Sciences, Prologis

Sue Foxley

Sue Foxley – Research Director, Bidwells

Places for Life Pavilion

12:15 – 13:00

Development Launch

Caddick Group, Moda and project teams will present an exclusive first-look at an exciting new city centre development. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

This event is invite only.

Speakers include:

Lee Savage

Lee Savage – Director, Caddick Developments

Martin Farrington – Director of City Development, Leeds City Council

Asian and African Gallery

Royal Armouries

12:30 – 13:30

Redeveloping An Icon: How Battersea Power Station Can Help Shape Future Regeneration

A panel of regeneration experts involved in the Grade II listed Power Station project discuss the evolution and importance of large-scale mixed-use development in cities and towns. We’ll explore the diverse mix of uses such as retail, leisure, office, residential and culture has fared since the landmark re-opened in October 2022, and look at how community is central to the authenticity and success.

Sponsored by Battersea Power Station.

Speakers include:

Chair: Giles Barrie – Co-Head of Real Estate, FTI Consulting

Sam Cotton – Head of Asset Management, Battersea Power Station

Benjamin Walker – Studio Director, LDA Design

Alexandra Baker – Director of Communities & Sustainability, Battersea Power Station

Xhola Cambridge – Senior Director, CBRE

Tom Foxall – Regional Director – London, Historic England

Pagabo Group Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:30 – 13:45

Untapped Places: Challenges and Opportunities Investment Lunch

This private event will look to highlight some of the amazing options in towns and cities nestled in the districts network – highlighting opportunities to a multitude of pre-screened investors, developers, occupiers and built environment partners.

Supported by UKREiiF and the District Councils Network.

This event is invite only.

Sustainable Growth Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:30 – 12:45

Our Pathway to Net Zero with Prologis

Prologis continues to lead the industry in decarbonising building construction, power generation and logistics operations. Simon will explore the current best practice in managing emissions and how this could change in the coming decade as well as exploring the wider contribution logistics can make to a net zero future.

Speakers include:

Simon Cox – Senior Vice President and Head of Project Management, Prologis

Cratus Group Hustings

Pavilion Zone

12:30 – 13:30

The Housing Rally

Only with proper policy support can the housing system deliver the homes the country so badly needs. Local authorities, developers, housing associations and politicians come together on the final day of UKREiiF to demand action on housing.

Midlands Engine Partnership

Pavilion Zone

12:30 – 13:30

Energy in UK – How Lincolnshire are at the Forefront of the Low Carbon Energy Sector

This session will provide an overview of the low carbon energy sector in Greater Lincolnshire, from the perspective of both the energy intensive Humber industrial cluster, and a predominantly rural region with a geographically dispersed population. We will explore the varied and exciting investment and innovation opportunities the development of this sector will bring over the next 20 years.

Speakers include:

Chair: Simon Green – Chief Executive, Humber Freeport

Stuart Piccaver – Chief Executive, JEPCO

Katie Hedges – Director of Low Carbon Strategy, CATCH

Vicky Limbrick – Energy Manager, Balfour Beatty

Bidwells Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

12:30 – 13:30

Oxford-Cambridge Supercluster and Bidwells' Science & Technology Investor Lunch

The Bidwells team will host some of the most prominent science, tech and built environment industry leaders for a private networking lunch.

This event is invite only.

Participants include:

Chair: Saul Western – Partner and Head of Commercial, Bidwells

Andrew Griffith MP – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, UK Government

Professor Karen Holford CBE – Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University

Great South West Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and Launch: The Great South West Investment Prospectus

Delegates are invited to hear about £45bn of new economic opportunities and to network with regional leaders.

Due to limited capacity this event is invite only.

Speakers include:

Karl Tucker – Chair, Great South West

Cllr Vikki Slade – Leader, BCP Council

Ian Jones – CEO, Goonhilly Earth Station

Neil Skelland – Director, Atlas Elektronik

UK Infrastructure Bank @ Vera Suite

Royal Armouries

12:45 – 13:30

Navigating the World of HMG Finance For Your Project

Come and join the UK infrastructure Bank along with panel members – British Business Bank, UK Research and Innovation, UK Export Finance and Homes England to learn more about the Government backed finance options available to you.

Speakers include:

Caroline English – Director of Policy and Strategy, British Business Bank

Mike Pitts – Deputy Challenge Director for Net Zero Heat, Innovate UK

Adam Harris – Head of Civil, Infrastructure and Energy, UK Export Finance

Chair: Steve Lomas – Managing Director of Banking and Investment, UK Infrastructure Bank

Sustainable Growth Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:45 – 13:15

Making Great Places for Businesses, Communities & Nature with Prologis

The Prologis approach to placemaking, PARKlife, is continually being refined to support customer growth, community benefit and for nature to thrive. This session will showcase the innovative approach being implemented by Prologis, followed by an panel conversation with placemaking experts.

Speakers include:

Caroline Musker – Head of Planning, Prologis

Ian Romano – Head of Land and Development, Prologis

Industry in Focus Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

12:45 – 13:45

Finding the Heart of ESG

This multidisciplinary debate will look at the intersection of the ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ sustainability in ESG – looking to determine the best outcomes for people and planet – exploring multiple relationships whether it be retrofit, alleviating fuel poverty, community resilience or event carbon offsetting.

Sponsored by Buro Happold.

Speakers include:

Chair: Duncan Price – Global Lead for Sustainability and Climate, Buro Happold

Katerina Papavasileiou – Director of ESG, Federated Hermes

Jamie Quinn – Sustainability Director, Argent and Related Argent

Tom Riordan – Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

Neelum Choudhury – Head of ESG, Tandem Property Asset Management

David Willock – Managing Director for ESG Finance, Lloyds Bank

West Midlands Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

12:45 – 13:45

Embracing Complexity to Unlock Brownfield Land

One of the most successful SME developers in the region – Wavensmere Homes, will share details on how heavily constrained derelict sites are finally being transformed into sustainable new communities such as the £150m Wolverhampton Canalside South, Crocketts Lane in Smethwick and Belgrave Village in Birmingham.

Speakers include:

James Dickens – Managing Director, Wavensmere Homes

Richard Lawrence – Director of City Development, City of Wolverhampton Council

Pauline Schaffer – Director Infrastructure Funding, Homes England

Philip Nell – Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity and Sustainability, Birmingham City Council

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

12:50 – 13:05

Keynote Address – Minister of State for Science, Research and Innovation

UKREiiF delegates are invited to hear news on the latest work being undertaken by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology in relation to driving inward investment in the UK.

Keynote speaker:

Andrew Griffith MP – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, UK Government

SCAPE Public Sector Stage

Royal Armouries

13:00 – 14:00

Creating Award Winning Spaces in Leicester & Leicestershire

As Leicester and Leicestershire’s property market continues to grow, strategic growth planning is essential in developing sustainable spaces that inspire creativity, boost productivity, and nurture communities – and this session will introduce Leicester’s new city masterplan which looks to capitalise on the ever growing opportunities in the region.

Sponsored by Invest in Leicester and rg+p.

Speakers include:

Chair: Fareen Lalani – Regeneration Consultant, Fareen Lalani Ltd

Sir Peter Soulsby – City Mayor, Leicester City Council

Sue Bridge – Immediate Past President, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Chris Lindley – Director of Planning, rg+p

Andrew Smith – Director of Planning, Development and Transportation , Leicester City Council

Mike Denby – Director of Inward Investment and Place Marketing, Invest in Leicester

Estuary View

Royal Armouries

13:00 – 14:00

From The Ground Up Workshop – Unleashing Infrastructure's Potential to Drive Sustainable Economic Dynamism

Join us for an interactive workshop that invites you to lend your insights on elevating the power of infrastructure initiatives to drive sustainable growth to help pave the way to a greener future. This collaborative event will generate ideas for Government, Local Authorities, investors and developers.

Newsroom Stage

Royal Armouries

13:00 – 14:00

Reimagining Urban Sites As the Sustainable, Mixed-Use Communities of Tomorrow

With so much history literally in the ground beneath our feet, regenerating existing buildings, towns and cities comes with significant challenges. We explore the practical, social, financial and environmental challenges faced by bringing forward these schemes.

Sponsored by Walsh.

Speakers include:

Chair: Peyrouz Modarres – Director, Walsh

Simon Delahunty-Forrest – Assistant Director – Development, Birmingham City Council

Roger Madelin CBE – Joint Head of Canada Water, British Land

Penny Cameron – Head of Development, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Laura Percy – Senior Development Director, LandsecU+I

Kevin Larkin – Head of Policy and Communication, Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Pearl Suite

Royal Armouries

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and Learn: Global Data Revolution – AI and Data Led Design

Is data delivering the step change that we need and expect? If not why not? We look at if the industry is ready to embrace the growing data revolution by disclosing and acting on the insights data brings in this lunch and learn session.

Sponsored by Sidara.

Speakers include:

Chair: Max Farrell – Founder and CEO, LDN Collective

Emma Weller – Digital Design Lead, Introba

Al Kingsley

Al Kingsley – Chair of Business Board, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Ibrahim Ibrahim – Managing Director, Portland Design

Nikki Webber – Digital Planning Team Lead, City of London Corporation

Barton Suite

Royal Armouries

13:00 – 14:00

GIS Across Domains: Working Collaboratively with Data and Digital Twins

This session explores a comprehensive digital twin model of the UK using Skyline – a new geospatial data analysis and visualisation tool. From detailed regional analysis and scenario testing to combining diverse data sets – we look at how it can dramatically impact policy development and placemaking.

Sponsored by Diagonal.

Speakers include:

Chair: Veronica Barbaro – Principal Planner, Diagonal

Duncan Welberry – Head of IT Business Partnering, Associated British Ports

Jenny Hartley – Director, Invest Newcastle

Adam Sheppard – Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, University of Birmingham

Gala Camacho

Gala Camacho – Data Science Lead, Diagonal

Camilla Andersen – Research Lead, Hassell

Regeneration Brainery Studio

Dockside Zone

13:00 – 14:00

Growing Green Skills and Fostering Equity

The looming skills shortages in the low-carbon infrastructure sectors will heavily impact investments, increase costs, and delay project delivery. There’s an opportunity to join up the sustainability and inclusion agenda to upgrade the industry’s green skills while closing the gender gap. Join us for a lively debate that will look at how fostering equity will help address the green skills gap in our transition to a net zero future.

Sponsored by Women in Architecture.

Speakers include:

Chair: Chithra Marsh – Director, Buttress

Rachael Owens – Director, National Retrofit Hub and Head of Sustainability, Buckley Gray Yeoman

Bianca Laura Latini – Associate Sustainability Engineer, Buro Happold

Laura Cassullo – Regional Director, Stride Treglown

Marylis Ramos – Director for Advisory, Savills Earth

Marion Baeli – Principal – Sustainability Transformation, 10 Design

Dockside Pavilion

Dockside Zone

13:00 – 14:00

How to Deliver World Class Social Infrastructure

From futureproofing education and healthcare settings, to improving local authority services. From rethinking different methods of connecting people to opportunity to generally improving citizen’s lives. Is the UK delivering the next generation of world class social infrastructure appropriately? This session explores further.

Sponsored by Drees and Sommer.

Speakers include:

Chair: James Ryan – Director, Drees and Sommer