This half day conference will look to debate the need for further reform and a fresh approach to partnering to deliver key projects that will unlock value and deliver fresh opportunities across key UK locations to maximise revenues, create jobs and drive efficiency opportunities.
Following the BREXIT vote, cities need to become more adept at attracting private sector investment and expertise to maximize economic growth within their regions. With the emphasis on regional growth, local authorities need to find new ways of creating and managing funds to further regenerate communities.
Despite a flow of good ideas, the challenge is complex, and there is a failure to spread creative solutions and drive the scalability of projects. The momentum and shift that is now under away from Central Government to regional devolution presents a genuine opportunity to be more radical in galvanising an innovative approach across Local Government at the regional level.
Benefits of attending
Key topics to be covered:
08:30 - 09:25 Breakfast & Registration
Guests are invited to arrive from 08:30 for registration and breakfast will be provided
09:25 - 09:30 Welcome Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor, The Business of Cities
09:30 - 09:40 Opening address Richard McCarthy, Capita Group
The need to accelerate of delivery: unlocking opportunities with expediency and maximum impact
09:40 - 10:20 Panel discussion, hosted by Greg Clark CBE
The next generation of Public and Private Sector Partnerships
Pete Gladwell, Head of Public Sector Partnerships, Legal & General
Paul Clark, Development Director, GL Hearn
Jim Taylor Chief Executive - Salford City Council
Lyn Garner – Director, Place & Sustainability Haringey Council
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break
Keynote: Melanie Leech, Chair, British Property Federation
10:40 - 10:55 How can we accelerate pace into development delivery and what are the priorities for the public and private sector?
10:55 - 11:30 Panel discussion, hosted by Greg Clark CBE
Jules Bickers, Head of Housing, Capita
Melanie Leech, Chair, British Property Federation
Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
Thomas Barlow, Senior Policy Adviser, Confederation of British Industry
Keynote: 11:30 - 11:45 Keynote Presentation – Geoff Robson, Chief Operating Officer - DIO
The scale of the Defence estate is vast, covering about 1.8% of the UK. In this unique address, we will hear about the steps being taken to put into place to deliver 55,000 new homes, savings of £140m over the next ten years and driving £4bn of investment in the next ten years.
11:45 - 12:30 Panel discussion, hosted by Greg Clark CBE
Which infrastructure projects will make the biggest impact to our economy and what’s needed to deliver them?
Hosted by: Greg Clark CBE, Global Adviser, The Business of Cities
Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London
Geoff Robson, Chief Operating Officer, DIO
David Parr, Chief Executive, Halton Borough Council
Stewart Murray, Head of Development, GL Hearn
12.30 Closing remarks
Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Capita Property and Infrastructure
12.35 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking
Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure work with public and private sector organisations to design, build and optimise their real estate and infrastructure assets. From thought to finish, we apply our combined expertise to achieve more from the entire built environment.
We build competitive advantage through intelligently applied real estate and infrastructure solutions and enhance our clients’ standing in a forever-changing world.