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



09:30 - 09:40

Opening address

The power of now: unlocking land value with expediency and maximum impact

  • Why expertise, leadership and drive are key for successful developments
  • How to drive efficiencies and reduce project turnaround time
  • How to deliver with ambition and at scale

09:40 - 10:20

Panel discussion

Friends not foes: how to get the public and private sectors pulling in the same direction

  • What are the government expectations and ambitions?
  • Operating in the same headspace - how to balance commercial and public interests
  • The role of great leadership to break with the old and drive the change
  • How to ensure projects are supported by communities and resonate with the wider public
  • Why things go wrong and how to avoid the war of attrition
  • What are the key ingredients of a successful partnership?

  • Liz-HAMSON---Property-Week---June-2015---013Liz Hamson Editor - Property Week
  • GC%20Outlook%20PhotoGraeme Craig Director of Commercial Development - Transport for London
  • Paul Clark squarePaul Clark ‎Director - Capita Real Estate
  • View full profile for Katie LawKatie Law Deputy Director - Department for Communities and Local Government
  • 2014 Richard CorneliusRichard Cornelius Barnet Council Leader
  • Ken XiaoKen Xiao Associate Director - Central London China Business - CBRE
  • ken dytorKen Dytor Managing Director - Urban Catalyst
10:20 - 10:40

Coffee break

10:40 - 11:00

Keynote Presentation

With the continued emphasis on infrastructure provision and the new National Infrastructure Commission to help set the priorities and clear blockages, will we get the infrastructure we need to unlock and enable large-scale public sector land developments?

11:00 - 11:30

Panel discussion

The land of opportunity:  new models, better planning, faster delivery

  • What new partnership models between the public and private sector are emerging?
  • How to demonstrate value for money to the public sector? And commercial returns to the private?
  • How do we speed up procurement, planning processes and delivery?
  • One size doesn’t fit all - the potential of smaller sites vs. larger redevelopments
  • When it is right to develop public land and when it is better to leave it alone?

11:30 - 12:10

In dialogue with

Five-minute case studies followed up with Q&A with Alex Jones, CEO, Centre for Cities:

  • What next for RIO:  Set up by UK Trade and Investment, the scheme is one-stop shop for major inward investment opportunities – with £100bn of possible projects on the table. Recent international investment secured by UKTI include the Battersea Power Station project, Chinese investments in London’s Nine Elms and Royal Albert Dock, and Chinese investment into Manchester through Manchester City Airport.

Tony Danaher, Chief Executive, RIO

  • Bringing Innovation to regeneration: With a portfolio of mixed-use regeneration projects in London, the south-east, Manchester and Dublin, U+I  is bringing imagination and innovation to some of the most exciting opportunities in the property market. Richard will give an insight into how to retain the fabric of the community and its history while creating  productive places that bring value to their shareholders.

Richard Upton, Deputy Chief Executive, U+I

  • Mount Anvil: A JV with with Hyde Housing, working across seventeen TfL-owned sites. The scheme will build homes and mix-use developments across some of prime London sites, and is a prime example of private/public sector partnerships.

Darragh Hurley, Investment Director, Mount Anvil

  • North Solihull: the lessons learnt form a pioneering regeneration project that paved the way for today’s partnerships, which is, after more than a decade, coming to an end.

Duncan Sutherland, Group Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital PLC and Non-Executive Director, High Speed2 (HS2) Board

  • Brent Cross Cricklewood:  Re, A JV between London Borough of Barnet and Capita for wide town regeneration, to create 7500 new homes and potential to create 20,000 jobs in 450,000 sq meters of commercial space

Stephen McDonald, Director of Place, RE

12:10 - 12:30

Closing Keynote

Devolution revolution: what is the size of the prize to the city regions?

The tantalising prospect of more power being handed to councils opens up new opportunities for planning city infrastructure and freeing up land developments free from central government interference. What do deals such as this present to all players - local authorities, private developers and investors – and do local authorities have what it takes to grasp the devolution potential?

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and networking