Manchester @ UKREiiF 2024 Programme

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Day 1

Tuesday 21 May 24

The Canary

Manchester and London Welcome Reception

  • Cllr. Bev Craig Leader, Manchester City Council
  • Shravan Joshi Planning and Transportation Committee Chairman, City of London
The Harworth Regeneration Pavilion - Pavilion Square

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

  • Joanne Neville Regional Head of Planning, Harworth Group
  • Lindsey Richards President, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Aidan Thatcher Director of Place, Wigan Council
  • Lucinda Turner Director of Spatial Planning, GLA
  • Chair Lynda Shillaw Chief Executive Officer, Harworth Group
Connected Places Catapult Pavilion

Unleashing the Power of Regional Innovation Accelerators

  • Sarah Windrum Future Mobility Cluster Lead, HORIBA MIRA
  • Chair Catherine Hadfield Principal Place Development Lead, Connected Places Catapult
Industry in Focus Pavilion - Pavilion Zone

At Your Leisure: Ingredients for Successful Destination Creation

  • Alistair Aldridge Wrexham Gateway Project Manager, Wrexham Council
  • Anna Bensky Associate Director for Major Projects, MediaCity
  • Craig Innes Head of Commercial and Procurement Shared Services, Aberdeen City Council
  • John Roberts Director, AFL Architects
  • Warren Taylor Chief Operating Officer, Cityheart
  • Chair Louise Brooke-Smith Development and Strategic Planning Advisor, Consilio Strategic Consultancy
Places for Life Pavilion

Creating Communities Through Brownfield Regeneration

  • Tony Brooks Managing Director, Moda Living
  • Martin Farrington Director of City Development, Leeds City Council
  • Angela Harrowing Deputy Director for Property Programmes, Cabinet Office
  • Philip Nell Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity and Sustainability, Birmingham City Council
  • Tom Stannard Chief Executive, Salford City Council
  • Chair Liz Hamson Editor-in-Chief, BE News
Bury Theatre - Royal Armouries

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

  • John Allison Deputy Director, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Adriana Rodriguez Cobas Principal, Asper Investment Management
  • 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
  • Chair Steve Scott Future Communities Lead for EMEA, GHD
Bury Theatre - Royal Armouries

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

  • Imogen Ebbs Head of UK Funds, Aviva Investors
  • Joanne Roney CBE Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Tariq Shah OBE Chief Executive, Vigo Group
  • Damien Sharkey Managing Director, HUB
  • Ann Xu Director, CBRE Investment Management
  • Chair Dominic Morris Co-Head of Living, Gowling WLG
UK Infrastructure Bank @ Vera Suite - Royal Armouries

Financing Green Transport

  • Matt Bull Director of Finance, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Philippa Iley Head of Investment Strategy, Aviva Capital Partners
  • Dan Mansfield Director – Local Authority Lending, UK Infrastructure Bank
  • David Rose Partner, Rail Rock
Connected Places Catapult Pavilion - Pavilion Square

The Growing Case for Inclusive Innovation in Urban Developments

  • Alan Carter CEO, The Land Trust
  • Deb Hetherington Head of Innovation Services, Bruntwood SciTech
  • Colin Sinclair CEO, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool
  • Chair Alex Cousins Director, Devolved Government, Connected Places Catapult
Newsroom Stage - Royal Armouries

Strategic Place Partnerships: Going for Growth

  • Niall Bolger Chief Executive, London Borough of Hounslow
  • Cllr. Bev Craig Leader, Manchester City Council
  • Cllr Lorna Fielker Leader, Southampton City Council
  • Pete Gladwell Group Social Impact & Investment Director, Legal & General
  • Jo Walker Chief Executive, North Somerset Council
  • Chair Evelyn John Director, Inner Circle Consulting
The Canary

Manchester and London Drinks Reception

Speeches from Joanne Roney OBE, Manchester City Council, Jules Pipe, Greater London Authority and Cllr Georgia Gould, London Councils, and Gareth Jackson, MIX Manchester.

Fringe Programme - Bibis Restaurant, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4AG

Connecting Communities and Places Through Electric Transport

  • Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester
Cratus Group Hustings - Pavilion Zone

Sixth Annual Chamberlain Lecture

  • Cllr. Bev Craig Leader, Manchester City Council
  • Chair Nick Kilby CEO, Cratus Group
Day 2

Wednesday 22 May 24

Bidwells Pavilion - Pavilion Avenue

De-Risking Planning With Community-Led Development

  • Yolande Barnes Chair, Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL
  • Nicholas Boys Smith Chair, Office for Place
  • Chris Brown Board Advisor, Nationwide Building Society
  • David Rudlin Urban Design Director, BDP
  • Caroline Simpson Chief Executive, Stockport Council
  • Chair Mike Derbyshire Partner (Planning), Bidwells
Tournament Gallery - Royal Armouries

Breakfast Briefing: Supporting Social Mobility in Real Estate

  • Jennie Colville Head of ESG and Sustainability, Landsec
  • Fatima Khan-Shah Inclusivity Champion, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • David Lynch Director of Strategic Housing and Development, Manchester City Council
  • Julie Simms Partner, Joint Head of National Public Sector Real Estate Team, DWF
  • Chair Pui-Guan Man News Editor, EG
Markets and Sectors Pavilion - Pavilion Avenue

UKREiiF Sector Insights: The Future of Healthcare

  • Holly Harcus Development Manager, Ellandi
  • Michelle Humphreys Director of Strategic Projects, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jodie Keyworth Head of Grounded Research, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust
  • Dharminder Shoker Associate Director of Commercial Services, Estates and Facilities, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Eamonn Sullivan MBE National Clinical Director/Deputy Chief Nurse, New Hospital Programme
  • Chair Alice Green Associate Principal, Arcadis
Royal Armouries Exhibition Hall

In conversation with Mayor Paul Dennett of Salford City Council

  • Paul Dennett Salford City Mayor
Wates Pavilion - Pavilion Zone

Delivering Successful Public and Private Partnerships in the North

  • Becca Heron Strategic Director of Growth and Development, Manchester City Council
  • John Laverick Managing Director, Warrington & Co
  • Chris Roberts Chief Development Officer, Bruntwood
  • Chair Emily Tate Finance Director, Wates
Dockside Pavilion - Dockside Zone

Retrofit and Sustainability: Following the Golden Thread to Net Zero

  • Rachel Eyre Head of Inward Investment (Advanced Manufacturing and Low Carbon), MIDAS
  • Roger Hoare Director of Environment, West of England Combined Authority
  • Kasang Kajang Founder, KSquared
  • Becky Ritchie Head of Sustainability, Clarion Housing Group
  • Amandeep Singh Kalra Associate Director of Place & Design, Be First Regeneration
  • Chair Dr Terry Keech Partner, Calfordseaden
Bidwellss Pavilion - Pavilion Avenue

How Do We Make BtR & Operational Living a More Attractive Investment?

  • Jermaine Browne Managing Partner and Co-Founder, re:shape
  • Sue Foxley Research Director, Bidwells
  • Ashley Perry Investment Director, Apache Capital Partners
  • John Searle Strategic Director of Place, Salford City Council
  • Mark Woodrow COO, Packaged Living
  • Chair Kelly Bream Chief Operating Officer, Bidwells
Industry in Focus Pavilion - Pavilion Zone

Inclusive Impact – Less Talk, More Real Change

  • Pooja Agrawal Chief Executive Officer, Public Practice
  • Katherine Fairclough Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Kevin Logan Director, Maccreanor Lavington
  • Cathy Palmer Director of Regeneration Delivery, Walker Sime
  • Vicky Savage Executive Group Director – Development and Sales, L&Q
  • Chair Stephen O'Malley CEO and Founding Director, Civic Engineers
Dockside Pavilion - Dockside Zone

Homes for Key Workers – Single Family Rental Solutions & Public/Private Sector Collaboration

  • Shamez Alibhai Managing Director and Head of Community Housing, MAN GPM
  • Tom Copley Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Greater London Authority
  • Peter Denton Chief Executive, Homes England
  • Becca Heron Strategic Director of Growth and Development, Manchester City Council
  • Sarah Hordern Chair, NHS Homes Alliance
  • Anna Hwang Assets and Strategy Director, Placefirst
  • Chair Charlotte Banks Reporter (Digital), Construction News
Sustainable Futures Pavilion

Investing in Place Based Growth

  • Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Anna Heaton Partner, Real Estate & Co-Head of Transport, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Cllr. Susan Hinchcliffe Leader, City of Bradford Council
  • Tim Newns Managing Director for Levelling Up, Office for Investment
  • Richard Robinson President - UK & Ireland, AtkinsRéalis
  • Louise Sunderland Partner - Local Government, EY
  • Chair Kersten England CBE Chair, Bradford Culture Company
Places For Life Pavilion

Unlocking a Sustainable Future for British Manufacturing

  • Paul Dodsworth Managing Director, Caddick Construction
  • Rachel Eyre Head of Inward Investment (Advanced Manufacturing and Low Carbon), MIDAS
  • Amy Harhoff Corporate Director Regeneration Economy and Growth, Durham County Council
  • Alistair Smith Director, Caddick Developments
  • Thibault Verger Corporate Real Estate Project Manager, Schneider Electric
  • Richard Yendle Director – Industrial & Logistics, JLL
  • Chair Racheal Johnson Head of Leeds, Social
Bury Theatre - Royal Armouries

The Second National Infrastructure Assessment: The Story So Far

  • Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • James Heath Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Professor Sadie Morgan OBE Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Julia Prescot Deputy Chair, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Kate Willard OBE Chair, Thames Estuary Growth Board
  • Ann Zhang Economist, National Infrastructure Commission's Young Professionals Panel
  • Chair Peter Mumford Managing Director, Balfour Beatty
Tournament Galleries - Royal Armouries

Launch of the Public Sector Forum Guide – "Working in Partnership"

  • Adele Gritten Chief Executive, Local Partnerships
  • Lord Richard Harrington Author of the Harrington Review of FDI, House of Lords
  • Ingrid Hooley Director of Place, Local Partnerships
  • Andy Martin Non-Executive Chairman, ARC Capital Markets
  • Tom Stannard Chief Executive, Salford City Council
  • Chair Jackie Sadek Chair, UK Innovation Corridor
UKEDO High Hat Corner - Pavilion Square

General Election 2024 Outlook: Social Infrastructure and Thriving Urban Centres

  • Kirith Entwistle Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bolton North East, Labour Party
  • Aidan King Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Newcastle-upon-Tyne North, Liberal Democrats
  • Mark Robinson Chair, High Streets Task Force
  • Charlotte Salomon Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Norwich North, Conservative Party
Dockside Pavilion - Dockside Zone

Estate Renewal in the ‘New Era of Regeneration and Housing Delivery'

  • Paul Dennett Salford City Mayor
  • Rachael Dennis Chief Executive, In Communities
  • Shahi Islam Director, Affordable Housing Grants, Homes England
  • Chris Santer Fund Manager, Positive Impact Investment, Schroders Capital
  • Yvonne Westhead-Fyles Director of Development, Livv Housing Group
  • Chair David Smith-Milne Founder and CEO, Place Capital Group
Rethinking Places Pavilion - Pavilion Zone

Creating Healthy Towns and Cities

  • Angela Barnicle Chief Officer for Asset Management and Regeneration, Leeds City Council
  • Amy Butterworth Chief Executive Officer, Make It Happen Birkenhead
  • Phil Marsden Director of Project Management, Muse
  • Cathy Palmer Director of Regeneration Delivery, Walker Sime
  • Paul Richards Director of Development and Regeneration, Stockport Council
  • Chair Tammy Harrison-Round Director of Business Growth, Walker Sime
The Canary

Manchester and London Drinks Reception

Day 3

Thursday 23 May 24

Sustainable Growth Pavilion - Pavilion Square

Show Stoppers Unplugged – What is Really Holding Back Clean Growth?

  • Hannah Bronwin Executive Director, SSE Thermal
  • Paul Whittingham Assistant Director Development & Regeneration, Bolton Council
  • Chair Mark Richardson Partner, Troup Bywaters + Anders LLP
Barton Suite - Royal Armouries

Lessons Learnt – How We Delivered Affordable Passivhaus Homes for Greater Manchester

  • Jane Anderson Head of ESG Investment, Homes England
  • Sarah Campbell Associate Director, PRP
  • Gillian Holt Principal Housing Development Officer, Salford City Council
  • Simon Hourihan Project Director, Muse Places
  • Richard Sterling Development and Decarbonisation Director, Seddon
  • Chair Alex Atkinson Director, Identity Consult