DAY 3, THURSDAY 15 MARCH 2018

Subject to change

09:00 - 09:50
Collaboration not Competition: the integrated UK offer for Financial and Professional Services

With the City of London: London is and will remain a global hub for Financial and Professional Services.  Yet 2/3 of UK jobs in the sectors are outside the capital. This reflects a sophisticated and dynamic ecosystem in the UK, with many head office functions in London supported by middle and back offices in regional hubs. This session will explore how London’s strong offer supports the sector across the UK – and how expertise in the regional cities support London.

Chair: Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of Policy and Resources, City of London
Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive, Edinburgh City Council
Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Belfast City Council
Tim Newns, Chief Executive, Manchester Investment and Development Agency (MIDAS)
Gavin Winbanks, Director, Capital Investment Di-rectorate, DIT

10:00 - 10:50
CaMKOx Corridor
The session provides an opportunity for the Government’s proposals around the CaMKOx Corridor to be showcased. 

Chair: Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director Regeneration & Infrastructure, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Prof. Sadie Morgan, dRMM Founding Director, NIC Commissioner, HS2 Ind. Design Panel Chair
James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridge and Peterborough
Rebekah Paczek, Founder, Snapdragon at PLMR​
Naisha Polaine, Deputy Director, Head of Projects - Property & Infrastructure, DIT
Mike Derbyshire, Head of Planning, Bidwells

11:00 - 11:50
Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse is now recognised across the world as a great place to invest. From doubling the size of MediaCityUK in Salford, to working with Liverpool City Council on a major regeneration project delivering 1,000 new homes. Billions of pounds of investment opportunities exist in the Northern Powerhouse.

Chair: Gavin Winbanks, Director, Capital Investment, DIT
Steven Wild, CEO, Media City
Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman, English Cities Fund
Lynda Shillaw, Chief Executive for Property, MAG
Chris Oglesby, Chief Executive, Bruntwood
Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council
Sir Nigel Knowles, Chairman, Sheffield City Region LEP  

12:00 - 12:50
Funding for Growth

How should we fund the infrastructure and support structures required to accelerate growth to happen in our regions?

Chair: Sir Edward Lister, Chairman Homes England & Senior Advisor Capital Investment, DIT
Gareth Bradford, Director of Housing & Regeneration, WMCA
Sir Richard Leese, Leader,  Manchester City Council
Marvin Rees, Mayor, Bristol
Karen Campbell, Commercial Director, HS2
Pete Gladwell, Head of Public Sector Partnerhsips, L&G
Kate Kenally, Chief Executive, Cornwall Council

14:00 - 14:50
Launch of the Scottish Portfolio

Susan Caldwell, Managing Director Strategic Relationships and Performance, International Trade & Investment, DIT
​Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade
Sally Ronald, Deputy Director, DIT
Doug Smith, Chairman of the Scottish Region, CBRE

15:00 - 15:50
What's in the proptech pipeline?

A look ahead for 2018: what should we pay attention to, both outside and within our businesses?

Chair: Eddie Holmes, Chair, UKPA
James Dearsley, Director, The Digital Marketing Bureau
Savannah de Savary, CEO, Built-ID
Dan Hughes, Founder, Alpha Property Insight

16:00 - 16:30
Government Property Unit

Liz Peace, Adviser on Property, Politics and the Built Environment; Chair of Government Property Agency
Angela Harrowing, Deputy Director for Asset Efficiency and One Public Estate
Simon Madden, Deputy Director for Public Bodies Relocation

16:40 - 17:30
The Knowledge Economy

Workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do to make society more integrated and just. It improves the bottom line of businesses and other organisations facing complex challenges in the knowledge economy.

Chair: Cherron Inko-Tariah, Founder, The Power of Staff Networks
Chris Grigg, Chief Executive, British Land
Lynda Shillaw, Chief Executive for Property, MAG
Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive, WMCA
Gavin Winbanks, Director, Capital Investment, DIT
Paul Brundage, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Oxford Properties Group

17:30 – 18:30
Closing reception: Celebrating Diversity with Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade


Workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do to make society more integrated and just. This event aims to celebrate the economic, social and business benefits of a more diverse real estate industry.​

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