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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 connects people, places and businesses to accelerate and unlock sustainable, inclusive and transformational investment.

That’s exactly what we delivered in 2023 – and now we move to an even bigger and better event in 2024.

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

In 2024 we expect:

  • 10,000+ Event Attendees
  • 2,500+ Fringe Event Attendees
  • 700+ Speakers Across 30 Stages
  • 150 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Fringe Events
  • 250+ Local Authorities Attending
  • 1500+ Investors Attending
  • 750+ Occupiers Attending
  • 1500+ Developers Attending

UKREiiF has become the must-attend event in the industry and we’re delighted to be expecting a major increase on the already impressive numbers in 2023.

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 internationally – this event will gather all the key players, influencers and decision makers within the investment and real estate markets to highlight investment and development opportunities, whilst connecting and facilitating new relationships to drive economic growth through development and regeneration.

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 is based right here in the UK – this event does just that.

Register below to ensure you secure your tickets.

With over 30 stages featuring more than 700 speakers to fringe events and tours in the city – we have an exciting programme of content planned for UKREiiF 2024.

Our content team are working behind the scenes to develop the programme for 2024 but here is an overview of some of the activity we have planned:

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 – 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 – 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 – 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: paul.moore@macegroup.com

Fearns

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 rsvp@museplaces.com

Glassbox

Dockside Zone

08:00 – 09:30

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

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

Ian Cuddington – Director of Economic Development, Rolls Royce

Fahmida Nisa – Event Manager & Host, UKREiiF

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 is a private event and therefore numbers are limited, contact matt.christie@ukreiif.com if interested in joining.

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 Cafe

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 sawan@scape.co.uk.

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: buildingfemaleleeds@gmail.com

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

To register visit: https://www.lawblacks.com/seminar/discover-leeds-on-foot-exploring-the-citys-residential-urban-renewal-projects/

Dockside Office

Dockside Zone

09:00 – 10:00

How do we go Above and Beyond the UK Building Safety Act?

This session will explore innovative approaches to building safety that surpass the UK Building Safety Act. The sector will need to foster a culture of accountability, transparency, and collaboration among regulators, developers, and communities to ensure a safer built environment. Join top level experts to discuss going above and beyond.

Sponsored by EarlKendrick.

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

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

Jodie Eastwood – CEO, London Knowledge Quarter

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

Invest Newcastle Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

09:00 – 10:00

Newcastle Gateshead Initiative Welcome Breakfast

Join leaders from Newcastle and Gateshead 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

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

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

09:15 – 10:00

Welcome to UKREiiF

Delegates are invited to mark the beginning of UKREiiF 2024 with a range of opening speeches.

Keynote speakers:

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

Tracy Brabin – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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.

SCAPE Public Sector Stage

Royal Armouries

09:30 – 10:30

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

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

Cllr Susan Aitken – Leader, Glasgow City Council

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

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

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 for Scotland, The Crown Estate

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

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)

Anna Humphries – Head of Sustainability and Social Value, Network Rail

Cllr Liam Robinson – Leader, Liverpool City Council

Ted Frith – Chief Operating Officer, GLIL Infrastructure

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, Black Professionals In Construction

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:

Lindsey Richards – President, Royal Town Planning Institute

Lucinda Turner – Director of Spatial Planning, GLA

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

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

Conrad Ford – Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Allica Bank

Joanna Rees – Partner, Blake Morgan

Sophie Camburn – Director of Master Planning, Arup

Cllr Steve Pitt – Leader, Portsmouth City 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

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?

Cratus Group Pavilion

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

Wates Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

09:30 – 10:30

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

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

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

John Williams – Managing Director, Maritime Transport

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

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:

Karl Tucker

Karl Tucker – Executive Chairman, Yeo Valley Farms

Clive Higgins – Leonardo UK, CEO

Cllr Linda Taylor – Leader, Cornwall Council

Cllr Simon Gibson

Cllr Simon Gibson – Leader, Dorset Council

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

10:00 – 11:00

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 – Chief Executive UK, JLL

Emily Stillman – Senior Vice President, Warner Bros

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

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

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

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.

Glassbox

Dockside Zone

10:00 – 11:30

Universities, Inward Investment & Growth Roundtable

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 event is invite only.

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

Participants include:

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

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.

Caroline Snowden – Managing Director Private Groups, Lloyds Bank

Vivienne King – Founder and MD, Impactful Places

Michele Steel – CEO, Regeneration Brainery

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

AtkinsRéalis 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: Kate Farrell – Head of Housing Supply Strategy, Crisis

Peter Denton – Chief Executive, Homes England

Zoe Metcalfe – Client Director, AtkinsRéalis

Tom Le Quesne – Head, Sustainable Business, Lloyds

West Yorkshire Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:00 – 11:00

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:

TBC – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Mandy Ridyard – Director, Produmax

Pagabo Group Pavilion

Pavilion Square

10:00 – 10:30

Procurement Act 2023: Everything You Need to be Ready

The Procurement Act is here and promises an exciting future for buyers and suppliers in the sector. In this session, we will explore how you can be best prepared for the changes.

Speakers include:

Chair: Shamayne Harris – Head of Procurement, Pagabo

Will Campbell – Social Value Engagement Lead, Loop

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

Invest Newcastle Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

10:00 – 10:30

Meet the New North East Mayor

Hear from the newly elected North East Mayoral Combined Authority Mayor for the first time in this keynote speech.

Keynote speaker:

TBC – Mayor, North East Mayoral Combined Authority

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

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 – Director, Rural and Urban Strategic

SCAPE Cafe

The Boulevard

10:00 – 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 sawan@scape.co.uk.

Fearns

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

Sharon Kemp

Sharon Kemp – Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Raife Gale – Senior Development Manager, Muse

Ojay McDonald – CEO, Association of Town and City Management

Tees Valley Boulevard Studio

The Boulevard

10:00 – 11:00

Building The Towns Of Tomorrow – A Blueprint For The Future

Tees Valley is the only UK region with 3 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 the economy.

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

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

AiDash Pavilion

Dockside Zone

10:15 – 10:45

Using Satellites and AI to Improve Biodiversity on Earth

In the ongoing struggle to reverse years of biodiversity decline, the shortage of trained ecologists and other required professionals, poses a critical obstacle. Discover in this session how satellites and AI are uniquely addressing this challenge, which may indeed be one of the greatest existential crises of our time.

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 – Managing Director, Greencore Homes

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

Asian and African Gallery

Royal Armouries

10:30 – 12:00

Bespoke Session: Battersea Power Station

Further details on this session will be shared shortly.

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 numbers are limited, contact andrew.battye@ukreiif.com if interested in joining.

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

Tim Johnson – Chief Executive, City of Wolverhampton Council

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

Wayne Bexton – Director of Green Growth, Investment and Assets, Nottinghamshire County Council

Richard Lawrence – Director of Regeneration, City of Wolverhampton 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

Fahmida Nisa – Event Manager & Host, UKREiiF

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

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 McDonald – 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

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.

Midlands Engine Partnership

Pavilion Zone

10:45 – 11:45

Lincolnshire: Feeding the UK

Greater Lincolnshire’s Food Valley is becoming increasingly important within the nation’s food security strategy. Hear from sector leaders on the investment and development opportunities coming forward and how the region is helping us all to GROW.

Cratus Group Pavilion

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:

Kaya Comer-Schwatrz – Leader, London Borough of Islington

Victor Chamberlain – Leader of Opposition, London Borough of Southwark

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fahmida Nisa – Event Manager & Host, UKREiiF

Alexandra Woolmore – Head of Planning, Argent

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

Sharon Kemp

Sharon Kemp – Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Tariq Shah OBE – Chief Executive, Vigo Group

Sir Martin Donnelly KCB CMG – Chair, South Yorkshire Business Task Force

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.

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:

Philip Scott – Fund Manager & Head of Manchester, Schroders

AiDash Pavilion

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.

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 OBE – 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

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.

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:

Jo Nugent

Jo Nugent – Director for Markets, Partners and Places in the Midlands, Homes England

Jane Anderson – Head of ESG Investment, Homes England

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.

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:

Katherine Fairclough – Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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:

Clare Hennessey

Clare Hennessey – Director of Sustainability and Planning, Bristol Airport

Jo Walker – Chief Executive, North Somerset Council

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

Wates Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

11:00 – 12:00

Initiating a Shift to Drive Significant Environmental Progress Through Innovative Partnerships

There are concerns of the sector’s ability to deliver near zero carbon buildings by 2030 as committed to at COP28. Our panel looks at innovative approaches to unlock the transformative shift needed to fulfil our environmental aspirations.

Speakers include:

Chair: Rosie Toogood – Chief Supply Chain and Quality Officer, Wates

Susan Patterson – Industrial Liaison Lead, Manufacturing Technology Centre

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

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

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

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

Robin Dobson – Group Property Director, Network Rail Property

Graeme Craig – Chief Executive, Places for London

Cllr Claire Holland – Leader, London Borough of Lambeth

Andrea Ruckstuhl – Chief Executive, Lendlease Europe

Cllr Shantanu Rajawat – Leader, London Borough of Hounslow

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.

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

11:15 – 12:15

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

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.

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

Eva O'Connor – Associate Director, Arup

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

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 – Director, Rural and Urban Strategic

Naisha Polaine – Director, Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

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

Bidwells Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

11:30 – 12:30

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 three case studies 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

Fearns

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

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 andrew.carpenter@structuraltimber.co.uk 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 numbers are limited, contact andrew.battye@ukreiif.com if interested in joining.

Participants include:

Chair: Robin Rivaton – Chief Executive, Stonal

Milos Halecka – Innovation Director, MiddleCap

Emma Courtney

Emma Courtney – Asset Manager, Cole Waterhouse

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

Bruce Robertson – Fund Manager, Hunter REIM

AiDash Pavilion

Dockside Zone

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Learn: BNG Master Class for Developers

This session will help people learn how to produce the 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.

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

Mayor – Mayor, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

TBC – Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

TBC – Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority

Kellie Beirne – Chief Executive, Cardiff Capital Region

TBC – Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority

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

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

TBC – Mayor, East Midlands Combined Authority

TBC – Mayor, York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority

Cllr Anne Handley – Leader, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

TBC – Mayor, North East Combined Authority

AtkinsRéalis 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:

Zoe Metcalfe

Chair: Zoe Metcalfe – Client 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

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

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: Gavin Summerson – Built Environment Team Lead, Connected Places Catapult

West Yorkshire Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:00 – 13:00

Leeds is Driving Innovation to Build a Healthier, Greener and Inclusive Future

How how the future of Leeds will be driving by the Innovation Arc.

Speakers include:

Tom Riordan – Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

Dame Linda Pollard – Chair, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Western Gateway Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:00 – 13:00

Networking Lunch with Hydrock

Join Hydrock and the Western Gateway team for lunch.

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

Invest Newcastle Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

12:00 – 14:00

Investor Lunch: Investment Ready Opportunities in the North East

Leaders from across the North East region present their investment-ready sites and opportunities in an informal lunch.

Meeting Room 5

Department on The Boulevard

12:00 – 13:00

Private Roundtable: ARUP – Bespoke Session

We’re currently working to develop the content for this workshop and more details will be released shortly.

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

Sponsored by ARUP.

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.

This is a private roundtable and therefore numbers are limited, contact kevin.smith@ukreiif.com if interested in joining.

Sponsored by Ramboll.

Participants include:

Dr Miguel Godfrey – Head of Sustainability, Government Property Agency

Kathryn Warrington

Kathryn Warrington – Sustainability Programme Officer, Sheffield City Council

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.

Sustainable Growth Pavilion

Pavilion Square

12:15 – 14:15

Driving Sustainable Innovation to Deliver Critical Logistics Infrastructure

Hosted by global REIT Prologis this session explores the future of logistics in the UK – from life science and technology to the delivery of critical infrastructure, renewable energy solutions, and how innovation underpins sustainable growth.

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.

Speakers include:

Lee Savage

Lee Savage – Director, Caddick Developments

Martin Farrington – Director of City Development, Leeds City Council

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.

Cratus Group Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

12:30 – 13:30

In Conversation With…

Cratus Group and L&Q bring you an in depth conversation with a special guest.

Sponsored by L&Q.

Midlands Engine Partnership

Pavilion Zone

12:30 – 13:30

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

What will energy generation and usage look like in 15-20 years? This session will explore the pioneering ways Lincolnshire is approaching the topic and how the UK could benefit.

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 capacity you must register for this event – please contact matt.christie@ukreiif.com to express an interest in attending.

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:

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

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

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

Laura Shoaf CBE – Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority

Richard Lawrence – Director of Regeneration, City of Wolverhampton 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Linda McAvan

Linda McAvan – Chair, Coalfields Regeneration Trust

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

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

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

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

Rachel Owens – Director, National Retrofit Hub

Bianca Laura Latini – Associate Sustainability Engineer, Buro Happold

Laura Cassullo – Regional Director, Stride Treglown

Mitakshi Sirsi – Global Head of Sustainability, Broadway Malyan

Marylis Ramos – Director for Advisory, Savills Earth

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

Amanprit Arnold – Property X-Change Lead, Greater London Authority

Gemma Bourne – Managing Director, Big Society Capital

Lynda Shillaw – Chief Executive Officer, Harworth Group

Lara Newman – Chief Executive, LocatED

San Ting Gilmartin – Director of Capital Planning and Developments, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Jo Barnes – Managing Director, Sewell Estates

Connected Places Catapult Pavilion

Pavilion Square

13:00 – 13:40

Dessert & Discuss: Where Next for the UK's Innovation Economy?

Join us for dessert after lunch at our Pavilion and take part in our Innovation Economy open discussion and survey. With a general election on the horizon, what should the top 3 priorities be for government and industry?

Speakers include:

Chair: Paul Wilson – Chief Business Officer, Connected Places Catapult

Transforming Government Property Pavilion

Pavilion Square

13:00 – 14:00

Smaller, Better, and Greener: Transforming the Government Estate

Find out how the UK Government is redesigning its estate across the nations, shrinking the size of the footprint and reinvesting to create more modern and sustainable public buildings.

In association with Property Week.

Speakers include:

Chair: Lem Bingley – Editor, Property Week

Mark Chivers – Director General, Government Property / Cabinet Office

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

Clive Anderson – Director of Capital Projects, Government Property Agency

Paula McLeay – Programme Director for Places for Growth, Cabinet Office

Western Gateway Pavilion

Pavilion Square

13:00 – 13:45

Gravity: The Future of Advanced Battery Manufacturing

Having recently secured the UK’s largest Gigafactory with Tata and Jaguar Land Rover, Gravity represents an opportunity for the UK to harness a clean growth ecosystem within the area to take a global lead in transport decarbonisation – producing batteries at scale. With 4,000 jobs created through the Agratas Gigafactory development and more exciting international companies on the horizon, it is an exciting time for the smart campus and the wider region.

Speakers include:

Chair: Victoria Redman – Partner and Head of Real Estate, Womble Bond Dickinson

Martin Bellamy – Chairman & CEO, Salamanca Group & This is Gravity

Cllr Mike Bell – Leader, North Somerset Council

Fahmida Nisa – Event Manager & Host, UKREiiF

Tony Reid – Commercial Director, Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion

Matt Tudor – Vice Principal Strategy and Partnerships, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Wates Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

13:00 – 14:00

Exploring New JV Models That Will Enable Home Delivery at Scale

We explore entrepreneurial approaches to JV partnerships and the crucial considerations that best leverage the increasingly challenging housing landscape. We will look beyond 50:50 equity splits – to discuss strategies that maximise positive impact.

Speakers include:

Helen Rieman

Chair: Helen Rieman – Growth Director, Wates Residential

catherine-raynsford

Catherine Raynsford – Director, Hyde Housing

Caroline Harper – Chief Planning Director, Be First

Emma Talbot – Director of Regeneration, London Borough of Harrow

Setareh Neshati – Head of Development, Housing and Regeneration, Westminster City Council

Rethinking Places Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

13:00 – 14:00

To ‘B’ or Not to ‘B’ – Can B Corporations Help Address Our Sector’s ESG Objectives?

B Corps™ are held to stringent social and environmental standards, and are People who Use Business as Force for Good®, but can they drive better ESG outcomes in the Built Environment?  Join us for an open, interactive discussion on real impact and continual improvement.

Sponsored by Stride Treglown, Useful Simple Trust, TFT and Ward Williams.

Speakers include:

Chair: Olaide Oboh – Executive Director, Socius

Scott James – Partner, Ward Williams

Catherine Ramsden – Director, Useful Simple Trust

Karyn Williams – Associate Director Technologist & Head of Social Value, Stride Treglown

Mat Lown – Chief Knowledge & ESG Officer, TFT

Markets and Sectors Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

13:00 – 14:00

UKREiiF Sector Insight: PBSA

We investigate facilitating more PBSA development in the UK, with a focus on streamlining the planning system, navigating the investment landscape and adapting to meet the changing needs of students – exploring development design, community creation, ESG commitments and finance viability.

Sponsored by Shoosmiths.

Speakers include:

Chair: Daniel Halstead – Partner and Head of PBSA Sector, Shoosmiths

Bay Downing – Investment Director, Downing Group

Shivani Goolab – Director, Investec

Tom Wallis – Residence Life Intern, University of Leeds

Sarah Shaw – Head of Planning, Glasgow City Council

Robin Moorcroft – Transactions Director, Global Student Accommodation

Fringe Programme

13:00 – 14:30

Net-Walking Tour – Interweaving Regeneration and Public Art

Join Leeds City Council to learn about Leeds as we know it today and how its regeneration is interwoven with the recent evolution of the city’s public art and vibrant street art scene.

Venue: Meet Outside Mumtaz, 1&2 MacKenzie House, Chadwick Street, LS10 1PJ

To register an interest in attending contact: sarah.priestley@leeds.gov.uk including the name of the event, and any accessibility requirements.

Bury Theatre

Royal Armouries

13:15 – 14:15

Demographics and Economics – How the Living Sector is Meeting the UK’s Diverse Housing Needs

The next 5 years will see more investors and developers increasing their exposure to the living sectors, so how will the market adapt and evolve? An exploration of ideas and strategies.

Sponsored by Gowling WLG.

Speakers include:

Chair: Dominic Morris – Co-Head of Living, Gowling WLG

Damien Sharkey – Managing Director, HUB

Joanne Roney OBE – Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

Tariq Shah OBE – Chief Executive, Vigo Group

Ann Xu – Director, CBRE Investment Management

Imogen Ebbs – Head of UK Funds, Aviva Investors

Reloaded

Royal Armouries

13:15 – 14:15

London: Investor and Developer Facilitation

We will be joined by senior public sector figures from London representing all London Boroughs, 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.

AiDash Pavilion

Dockside Zone

13:15 – 14:00

Heat Network Zoning and How Government is Supporting a Place-Based Approach to Net Zero

How Government is supporting a place-based approach to net zero, with a focus on heat network zoning, and the support that Government is providing to local authorities on net zero more generally. There will also be an overview of place-based heat network investment opportunities. Vitalenergy, Leeds City Council and Rise Homes will share their experiences of heat network zoning and connecting to a zone in practice.

Speakers include:

Chair: John Allison – Deputy Director, Heat Networks Delivery, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

Polly Cook – Chief Officer, Climate, Energy and Green Spaces, Leeds City Council

Nick Gosling – Chief Strategy Officer, Vital Energi

Nigel Rawlings – CEO, Rise Homes

Katherine Wright

Katherine Wright – Deputy Director, Local Net Zero, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Dockside Office

Dockside Zone

13:30 – 14:30

Private Roundtable: Digital Architecture for the Smart Cities of the Future

How close are we to a truly smart city? What is a smart city and what are the barriers to achieving a more efficient and liveable place? We debate the role of digital architecture to underpin the ambitions and hopes for the future of our cities.

This is a private roundtable and therefore numbers are limited, contact kevin.smith@ukreiif.com if interested in joining.

Sponsored by Faster Britain.

Participants include:

Dave Ferry – Head of Partner Markets, ITS Technology

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

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

Nikki Bains – Head of Planning, Transport and Strategy, Birmingham International Airport

Peter Runacres – Head of Urban Futures, Earls Court Development Company

DJ Dhananjai – Head of Living, Royal London Asset Management

Russ Dobson – Chief Technology Officer, Node Technologies

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

Oxford to Cambridge Region Pavilion

Pavilion Square

13:30 – 14:30

East-West Connectivity: Securing a 50 Year Business and Investment Legacy

With all the talk of bridging the north and the south, this session focuses on the economic benefits of improved East-West connectivity and the boundless possibilities for UK PLC.

Speakers include:

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

Professor Karen Holford CBE – Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University

Dr Andy Williams

Dr Andy Williams – Chair, Oxford-Cambridge Supercluster Board

James Heath – Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission

JLL Pavilion

Pavilion Square

13:30 – 14:30

Revitalising Communities: Creating Places That Give Back

We explore the challenges surrounding regeneration and how to unlock future opportunities, with a focus on place-based impact and it’s potential to become more mainstream, and the private sectors role in social value.

Speakers include:

Laira Roberts – Director for Strategic Development Consulting, JLL

Anna Shiel – Chief Investment Officer, Big Society Capital

Jamie Broderick – Deputy Chair, Impact Investing Institute

Chris Sood-Nicholls – Managing Director for ESG, Regional Development and Social Impact Investment, Lloyds Bank

Tetra Tech Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

13:30 – 15:00

Nature and Development – Maximising Your Value by Improving Natural Capital

We explore how integrated design practices can maximise natural capital values and deliver cost-effective compliance, in addition to better ESG outcomes – the panel will be followed by an ask-the-experts clinic.

Speakers include:

Hing Kin Lee – Natural Capital Lead, Next Energy Capital

Stephanie Ball – Senior Environmental Advisor, National Highways

Tim McGrath – Head of Project Development, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Martin Elliot – Head of Strategic Planning, Leeds City Council

The Schneider Electric Hub

Pavilion Avenue

13:30 – 14:15

Opportunities and Risks for Decarbonising Public Sector Estates

We delve into the roadmap for establishing carbon-neutral public sector estates – as it targets Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040, how will these goals be reached?

Speakers include:

Chair: Chris Needham – Healthcare Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric

Andy Levy – Head of Projects, University of Cambridge

Lynda Rawsthorne – Government Head of Property Profession, Cabinet Office

Paul Stewart – Head of Property, Newcastle City Council

Workshop Room

Department on The Boulevard

13:30 – 14:30

Private Roundtable: Charging the Market – EV Today, Tomorrow and the Future

National Grid estimate that by 2050 there’ll be 37 million electric vehicles on Britain’s roads. As a country, are we moving fast enough to deliver the critical support infrastructure? How are different landowners approaching the challenge and what shared learning should be implemented? This roundtable explores.

This is a private roundtable and therefore numbers are limited, contact kevin.smith@ukreiif.com if interested in joining.

Participants include:

Elliot Newton – Director of Development for UK&I, IHG

Greg Lacey – Head of Property, Associated British Ports

Vincent Hodder – Chief Executive Officer, Leeds Bradford Airport

Fahmida Nisa – Event Manager & Host, UKREiiF

Georgina Liggins – Development Manager, Accor

Adam James

Adam James – Head of Asset Management for Office, Industrial and Alternative, Global Mutual

Eloise John – Business Unit Director – Energy, AECOM

Louise Sloan – Assistant Director for Planning, Newcastle City Council

Shamala Evans-Gadgil – Project Manager for Transport and Innovation, Coventry City Council

Midlands Engine Partnership

Pavilion Zone

13:40 – 14:00

Loughborough University – Building a Hydrogen Superpower in East Midlands

How a community of hydrogen fuel energy adopters, researchers, innovators and businesses can attract inward investment and develop the hydrogen regional economy to help secure its role in the UK for the long-term future.

Speakers include:

Dr Kathryn North

Dr Kathryn North – Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Climate Change and Net Zero, Loughborough University

Places for Life Pavilion

13:45 – 14:30

The Greenfield Debate; Doing it Right

New communities provide an opportunity to plan, design and build places that fit the requirements of the 21st century and beyond – but how do we identify the need for new settlements and design these communities with sustainability in mind?

Speakers include:

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

Leah Holmes – Associate for Smart Energy & Sustainability, Hydrock

Sophie Bevan

Sophie Bevan – Director of Development and Major Projects, Liverpool City Council

Richard Cook – Director of Development, Clarion Housing Group

Chris Procter – Director, Caddick Developments

Peter Callaghan – Land Director (North, East & Central), Clarion Housing Group

Connected Places Catapult Pavilion

Pavilion Square

14:00 – 14:40

Investing in Future Urban Spaces

Join this interactive panel discussion to explore the value of inclusive urban spaces that stimulate growth, vibrancy and connectedness.

Speakers include:

Chair: Gavin Summerson – Built Environment Team Lead, Connected Places Catapult

UKEDO High Hat Corner

Pavilion Square

14:00 – 14:45

Rekindling the Spirit – Digital Taskforce for Planning

Join us for an inspiring panel event celebrating the achievements of the Digital Task Force for Planning. The event kicks off with a significant announcement, followed by a panel discussion exploring how digitally enabled spatial planning can transcend departmental and professional silos. This transformational approach aims to unite all stakeholders towards a healthier, fairer, and more sustainable future for everyone.

The Digital Task Force for Planning, an innovation-led social enterprise (a Not-for-Profit Organization), is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of spatial planning in the digital era. Positioned as a ‘Digital National Trust,’ the Task Force facilitates valuable knowledge sharing for the public good, consolidating fragmented digital research outcomes and applies them to mainstream planning practice and education.

Sponsored by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

AtkinsRéalis Pavilion

Pavilion Square

14:00 – 14:45

Delivering Mass Transit Systems to Support the Growth of City Regions

As we look to improve the accessibility and use of mass transit systems, we discuss the strategic context and how they promote economic development – exploring funding, ticketing and policy considerations to enable a successful implementation of mass transit to benefit people and places.

Speakers include:

Chair: Colette Caroll – Managing Director for Transportation, AtkinsRéalis

Jason Prince – Director, Urban Transport Group

West Yorkshire Pavilion

Pavilion Square

14:00 – 15:00

Introducing West Yorkshire's World Leading Data and AI Ecosystem

West Yorkshire is a world leader in data and AI and has been named by the UK Government as a site of High Potential Opportunity in this area. Hear from pioneering businesses from across the region as they discuss how generative AI and data has driven their investment opportunities and why they chose West Yorkshire to start, grow or scale their ambitions.

Pagabo Group Pavilion

Pavilion Square

14:00 – 14:40

Gaining Project Investment: Community Success Stories Through Collaboration

Through the Pagabo Group’s developer led framework many transformational schemes have been brought forward – including a £100m development enabled through UKREiiF at the event in 2023. We bring those key players together to discuss how to best work collaboratively to unlock investment and regeneration.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jonathan Parker – Development Director, Pagabo

Maggie Grogan – Managing Director for the Midlands, Muse

Tim Heatley – Co-Founder, Capital & Centric

Cratus Group Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

14:00 – 15:00

Question Time With Your Metro Mayors

Weeks after the latest elections, Cratus Group bring together a selection of Mayors from different regions to look ahead to their next term in office.

Chair: Nick Kilby – CEO, Cratus Group

Dr Nik Johnson – Mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

TBC – Mayor, East Midlands Combined Authority

TBC – Mayor, North East Combined Authority

Industry in Focus Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

14:00 – 15:00

Harnessing Off-Site Biodiversity Units: The Key to a Successful BNG Strategy

The long-awaited implementation of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) has finally arrived! We explore off-site BNG which developers will likely need to incorporate into their strategy – looking at what’s available, how it works and how it can be effective.

Sponsored by Environment Bank.

Speakers include:

Alexa Culver

Chair: Alexa Culver – General Counsel, Environment Bank

Julia Baker – Head of Nature Services, Mott MacDonald

Lloyd Collins

Lloyd Collins – Principal Planner, Environment Bank

Angus Walker – Infrastructure Planning Partner, BDB Pitmans

Anna Rose – Head of Planning Advisory Service, Local Government Association

Rachel Danemann – Regional Planning Manager, Home Builders Federation

Joseph Dance – Regional Ecology Director, Tyler Grange

West Midlands Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

14:00 – 15:00

Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure at Scale & Pace

We give the spotlight to two nationally leading, innovative energy initiatives. Energy Capital – a regional energy partnership which delivers place based energy solutions, and E.ON’s Strategic Energy Partnership with Coventry City Council which was the UK’s first strategic energy partnership launching in 2023.

Chair: Luke Strickland – Net Zero Advisory Lead, Mott Macdonald

Ayushi Vyas – Net Zero Neighbourhood Delivery Manager – Energy Capital, West Midlands Combined Authority

Lloyds Bank Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

14:00 – 14:45

Building Britain’s Homes – Unlocking SME Delivery

Stimulating housebuilding within the SME segment is critical to the delivery of UK housing stock. The macro, regulatory and planning challenges however are well documented, with SMEs limited by capacity and resource to respond. In this session we look at the practical solutions and enablers that are available to stimulate the sector.

Speakers include:

Chair: Dave Brigden – Sector Director for ESG, Real Estate & Housing, Lloyds Bank

Eleanor Deeley – Joint Managing Director, Deeley Group

Nigel Barclay – Corporate Loans Director, Homes England

Neil Jefferson – Managing Director, The Home Builders Federation

Great South West Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

14:00 – 15:00

Powering The UK – Harnessing The Potential of Floating Offshore Wind

The Celtic Sea is the next frontier in offshore wind, offering some of the best floating offshore wind potential in the world. With a target of 4GW by 2035 and 24GW by 2045, Floating Offshore Wind in Celtic Sea presents a multibillion-pound investment opportunity and a gamechanger for the UK.

Bidwells Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

14:00 – 15:00

Open Roundtable: Solving The Housing Shortage

The housing shortage is damaging UK productivity. A lack of housing supply in the right locations leaves people without access to further education, jobs, and reduces quality of life. In this open roundtable, we will be exploring these challenges and discussing strategies to increase housing supply to boost the UK’s productivity.

Participants include:

Mark Buddle

Chair: Mark Buddle – Partner for Residential Development, Bidwells

Helen Moore – Group Director, Orbit Homes

Katy Lock – Director of Communities, Town and Country Planning Association

British Land Studio

The Boulevard

14:00 – 14:45

Canada Water – Spotlight on London’s Brightest Development

British Land, along with its JV partner AustralianSuper, is building one of London’s most exciting new developments across 53 acres at Canada Water in central London. With around 3,000 new homes, up to 2.5m sq ft of workspace, 1m sq ft of retail, leisure and entertainment space, surrounded by 130 acres of green and blue, this is mixed use at its pinnacle. As the scheme approaches its first major completions, hear from British Land’s Emma Cariaga, joint head of Canada Water, on what’s contributing to success so far, and a look ahead to what’s in store for the next decade.

Speakers include:

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

Tees Valley Boulevard Studio

The Boulevard

14:00 – 15:00

InvesTees – Seamlessly Connecting Investors To Globally Significant Projects

There are unparalleled opporutnities in the Tees Valley, and a new InvesTees portal is being established to give potential global investors a single point of information. Come and interact and hear about the opportunities showcasing the world-class sites.

Speakers include:

TBC – Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Siobhan McArdle – Chair, Tees Valley LEP

Fearns

Department on The Boulevard

14:00 – 15:00

Rising to the Social Impact Challenge in Place Making

Our towns and cities have a direct impact on our everyday lives and community well-being. Urban development provides an opportunity for driving social change across society. We explore the challenges around delivering positive social impact through the built environment.

Speakers include:

Chair: Heather Jameson – Editor, The MJ

Lisa Harris – Executive Director Place, St Helens Council

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

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

Barton Suite

Royal Armouries

14:15 – 15:15

Net Zero Carbon Investment Planning – Translating Ambition Into Action

Retrofit will play a key role in achieving net-zero carbon targets, but identifying where decarbonisation investments are best placed presents many challenges. We discuss practical approaches to planning successful net zero transition pathways for assets and portfolios from audits, technology and data in mititgating financial and climate risks.

Sponsored by Integrated Environmental Solutions.

Speakers include:

Chair: Richard Fletcher – Chief Revenue Officer, IES

Ben Pettitt – Sector Lead for Real Estate, IES

Brett Ormrod – Net Zero Carbon Lead, LaSalle Investment Management

Joey Aoun – Net Zero Implementation Lead, Savills Investment Management

Helen Newman – Director of Sustainable Investing, Fabrix

Emma Hatch – Head of ESG, Places for London

Pearl Suite

Royal Armouries

14:15 – 15:15

From Risk to Resilience: How An Evidence Based Approach Can Prepare You For A Changing Climate

The impacts of climate change are becoming clearer. Through 1st hand experience, data science, and pragmatic thinking, we explore the steps you should take to adapt your business, supply chains and real estate to mitigate the risks and ensure long-term resilience.

Sponsored by Hydrock.

Speakers include:

Chair: Sarah Langhorne – Marketing Director, Hydrock

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

Jessica Pilz – Head of Sustainable Investment, Fiera Real Estate

Roshni Bandesha – Head of ESG and Sustainability, Business Growth Fund

Gavin Scott – Director of Sustainability, University of Nottingham

Rebecca Lydon – Director for Smart Energy and Sustainability, Hydrock

SCAPE Public Sector Stage

Royal Armouries

14:15 – 15:15

Sheffield – Growing a National and International Reputation Through Placemaking, Innovation and Investment

This year the city has hosted the 26th MOBO Awards, has been named Time Out’s UK Foodie Capital, awarded the UK’s first Investment Zone and has been selected as central government’s choice for the UK’s first Civil Service Policy Hub – we start the year as we mean to go on. Meet the team and take a look into the future of Sheffield…

Sponsored by Sheffield City Council.

Speakers include:

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

Kate Josephs CB – Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council

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

Pete Gladwell UKREiiF

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

Dr Sherry Kothari – Chair, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Cllr Tom Hunt

Cllr Tom Hunt – Leader, Sheffield City Council

Billal Jamil – Managing Director, Public Speaking Academy

Newsroom Stage

Royal Armouries

14:15 – 15:15

A Blueprint for Success in Major Infrastructure Projects: The Power of the Right Team

Explore insights from key industry partners across multiple sectors on how they establish a right first time approach and how this can be applied to any project or programme.

Sponsored by Balfour Beatty.

Speakers include:

Dr Jo Jolly – Head of Project Futures, Infrastructure Projects Authority

Dockside Pavilion

Dockside Zone

14:15 – 15:15

The Importance of the Circular Economy – Building Back Greener

The circular economy brings many opportunities to enhance the lifecycle sustainability performance of the materials, products and technology real estate and infrastructure assets – and we explore approaches to applying this to deliver a futureproofed, green economy.

Sponsored by Pick Everard. 

Speakers include:

Chair: Tim Danson – Director of Sustainability and Energy, Pick Everard

Peter Bachmann – Managing Director of Sustainable Infrastructure, Gresham House

Jeremy Wrathall – Founder and CEO, Cornish Lithium

Dipti Patel – Corporate Director of Place, London Borough of Harrow

Jennie Colville – Head of ESG and Sustainability, Landsec

Wates Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

14:15 – 15:15

Unleashing the Power of MMC to Solve the Housing Crisis

Discover the potential of accelerated modular housing using MMC, to reduce transitional accommodation costs and improve living standards for those in need. With a more permissive planning regime, could a circular economy solution by adopted?

Speakers include:

Chair: Michael Daniels – Commercial Director, Wates Residential

Caroline Winter – Deputy Director for Housing Supply and Markets, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

david jaques

David Jaques – Assistant Director for Development and Regeneration, Cardiff Council

Frank Liguoro – Managing Director, Better Delivery

Midlands Engine Partnership

Pavilion Zone

14:15 – 15:15

Nottinghamshire: we do things differently!

Creating places that tick all the boxes – jobs, quality of life, sustainable, visitable, internationally recognised. How can we create plans which have long lasting positive legacies? Explore what’s happening in Nottingham.

Sponsored by Marketing Nottingham

Rethinking Places Pavilion

Pavilion Zone

14:15 – 15:15

State of the Nation – Investment Landscape for Alternative Assets

We delve into the ever-evolving landscape of alternative real estate investments, with investor and developer perspectives answering the question ‘is everyone investing in beds’ and exploring the alternative space and emerging opportunities.

Sponsored by Dentons.

Speakers include:

Chair: Brian Hutcheson – Partner, Dentons

Jonathon Ivory – Chief Investment Officer, Packaged Living (Fiera Real Estate)

Martin Bellinger – Founder & Principal, Goodstone Living

Claire Ezekwe – Director-Transactions & Structuring, Apache Capital

Ben Sanderson – Managing Director, Real Estate, Aviva Investors

C'llr Shama Tatler – Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning & Growth, London Borough of Brent

Markets and Sectors Pavilion

Pavilion Avenue

14:15 – 15:15

UKREiiF Sector Insight: Emerging Assets

From Data Centres to Agri-Tech, Vertical Farms to Battery Storage, a new, complex set of assets are en route, in volume to the UK. What does this mean for investment and how is the built environment ecosystem preparing suitably to support? This session explores wants and needs of a variety and offers the opportunity for interactive Q&A.

Sponsored by Buro Four. 

Speakers include: