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Property Week: Regenerate 2018 :: Agenda
20th February 2018
U+I, 7A Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ

Welcome to the Property Week: Regenerate Conference 2018

Day 1 - Tuesday 20 February 2018


Host's opening remarks

Richard Blakeway, Former Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property

Keynote speech

What does the ongoing political upheaval mean for regeneration efforts?
James Murray, Deputy Mayor, Housing and Residential Development , Greater London Authority

Starting with the community

Engaging the community in all its diversity has to be the starting point with major regeneration projects. How can we achieve community buy-in and empowerment?
Simon Bevan, Planning Director, Southwark Council
John Lewis, Executive Director, Thamesmead, Peabody Trust
Anna Sabine-Newlyn, Chief Executive, Meeting Place Communications
Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, TCPA
Jonathan Collie, Co Founder, The Age of No Retirement

The value vs values challenge

One of the most exciting players in the sector will reveal how his company delivers value for investors as well as creating vibrant communities for people.
Richard Upton, Deputy Chief Executive, U+I

Coffee break


Creating places fit for today and tomorrow

Lifestyle changes that blur the lines between our living and working lives are reshaping our environment and the way we view and use space. How do we design spaces capable of responding to such changes? How can owners and councils encourage fexibility and creativity in the use of space?
Charles Armstrong, The Founder, The Trampery
Ben Rodgers, Senior Development Manager, Legal & General Investment Management
Simon Hesketh, Executive Committee Member, U+I
Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman and Founder, Urban Splash
Steve Park, Managing Director, Warrington & Co
Moderated by: Alan Harris, Partner, Montagu Evans

Unlocking brownfield land

One of the biggest challenges facing the sector is how to unlock brownfield land for development. Harworth Group’s Peter Henry explains how it is done.
Peter Henry, Development Director, Harworth Group

Delivering innovative, accessible housing

Winner of numerous awards, the Malings in Newcastle is one of the UK’s most imaginative small regeneration schemes of the past few years. Igloo Regeneration will reveal how it worked with residents and groups to deliver the scheme.
David Roberts, Director, igloo, for People, Place and Planet

Realising social impact through placemaking

While developers are adept at measuring the commercial value of placemaking, socio-economic benefits are harder to evaluate. Argent, the developer behind the iconic London’s King’s Cross regeneration scheme, will discuss how social value is delivered and measured.
Ian Freshwater, Project Director, Argent

Lunch & Networking


Shopping around for inspiration

Milligan Retail has come up with the concept of ‘creative trade’ in a bid to bring together local and independent businesses and established brands in an artisan environment. The talk will explore the business case behind flexible and shared spaces and the benefits of attracting local businesses to regeneration schemes.
John Milligan, Chief Executive, Milligan Ltd

The cultural question

How the cultural offer can be developed to make an area more desirable to visit, live, work and invest in.
Tim Jones, Head of Strategy , Futurecity

Capturing the value of a regeneration project early on

Local authorities’ role as catalysts for regeneration can never be understated, but successful projects require robust and challenging partnerships to ensure the best outcomes for local communities and businesses. This session will explore how to harness the power of effective partners, unpick common problems and explore the factors that can make or break relationships.
Killian Hurley, Chief Executive, Mount Anvil
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director – Development, Environment & Enterprise, GLA
David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail Property
Robin Cooper, Head of Regeneration, Newham Council
Richard Budge, Partner, Dentons

In conversation with... Emma Cariaga and Jon Abbott

Two of the key players involved in potentially one of the capital’s most important regeneration schemes, at Canada Water, will talk frankly about their partnership and the challenges and opportunities involved.
Jon Abbott, Head of Regeneration North, Southwark Council
Emma Cariaga, Project Director, British Land (Canada Water regeneration scheme)
Moderated by: Adam Branson, Former Associate Editor, Property Week

Afternoon refreshments


How to raise the finance

The panel will debate the most effective ways to raise finance for regeneration projects.
Zoe Davidson, Director, Regeneration Advisory, KPMG
Shamez Alibhai, Partner & Manager, Social Property Funds, Cheyne Capital
Karen Whelan, CEO, Surrey Heath Borough Council
Moderated by: Alan Harris, Partner, Montagu Evans

Tomorrow’s world

This thought-provoking, future-gazing talk will explore how economic, demographic and technological macro-trends are reshaping our urban environment and disrupting the real estate industry.
Nick Ebbs , Vice Chair of igloo regeneration and Chief Executive of Blueprint

Host’s closing remarks

Richard Blakeway, Former Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property

Drinks reception

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or venue should circumstances require.
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