Greater Thames Valley @ MIPIM UK
Representatives from the Greater Thames Valley will join forces to showcase the region’s key assets, upcoming regeneration projects and development schemes at the UK’s largest property event – MIPIMUK.
With more start-ups created in the Greater Thames Valley region than anywhere else in the UK, the region is a key driver of UK productivity. Bringing together leading research institutions; great quality of living, a highly-skilled population, and unrivalled connectivity, the cluster creates an economic impact that belies its size. As region, the Greater Thames Valley’s Gross Value Added (a productivity measure which assesses contribution to the economy) dwarfs that of regions with similar population sizes. In 2015/2016 its GVA hit £144,939 (million) compared to the combined GVA gure for Greater Birmingham and Solihull and Greater Manchester of £99,176 (million).
A key project which will drive the region is the Western Rail Link (WRL) connecting the main line at Slough directly into Heathrow Airport and provide access for the South West England into Europe’s busiest airport. At the London Reception on the 19th October, Network Rail will showcase how WRL will become part of this exciting new vision for UK plc and benefit the Greater Thames Valley.
You can join us as a supporter at this event as well as attendance at the drinks reception with keynote speaker Paul Harwood, Network Rail Strategy & Planning Director. The drinks reception will be held at the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly on October 19th.
As part of our involvement at MIPIM UK, The Greater Thames Valley (GTV) will be hosting a drinks reception with keynote speaker Paul Harwood, Strategy & Planning Director Network Rail. The event takes place at 6:30pm on Wednesday 19th October, Cavalry & Guards Club, Piccadilly, London.
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Network Rail, Strategy and Planning Director (South)
Paul began his career in the rail industry as a trainee on the British Rail finance scheme, and continued to work in a variety of finance roles on the railway. He then moved in to business planning, working in operations, safety and engineering. Paul then returned to group finance during the exciting time when Network Rail was created. More recently, Paul’s career has progressed to network planning in a succession of increasingly senior roles – he worked on route strategy for London and the south east of England before being appointed to his current role, in which he is responsible for strategy and planning in all of the south of England.
Wednesday 19th October
The Greater Thames Valley – Why is it the most productive region in the UK?
A discussion on how the Greater Thames Valley is driving the economy in the South of England
Moderating the debate will be UK Property Forums Founder & Director Matthew Battle joined by
- Tim Smith, Chief Executive, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
- Chris Quintana, Project Manager, Enterprise M3
- Richard Byard, Director of Business Development, OxLEP
- Richard Harrington, Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP
- Richard Jones, Head of Policy, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
We will be on stand CO2, next to the Little Orchard coffee shop. Come and say hello!
Oxfordshire LEP will be hosting a reception on the Greater Thames Valley Stand, Thursday 20th October 15:30.