The Thames Valley has often been in the shadow of London, a poor relation to the delights of the West End and City of London locations favoured by investors who have found easy pickings across the capital. However, change is on the way with growth across the South East predicted at 3.3% (Centre for Economics) and the Thames Valley Towns (such as Reading, Maidenhead and Slough including Basingstoke, Guildford and Hemel Hempstead) reaping the benefits. Occupiers, developers and increasingly major property investors are now viewing the Thames Valley as a region of real economic value and real opportunities are surfacing.
The property forum sessions will include an overview of the business park, Heathrow Airport, logistics + industrial, retail expansion plans and the residential offer of the Thames Valley. Join us on Thursday 11th September and hear more about the changing status of the region as the UK economy returns to growth and the spotlight spreads away from London into the UK regions.
TVPF 2014 will be the eighth in the series of public/private sector Thames Valley Property Forums that have been held under the UK Property Forums umbrella over the ten years since the first conference in 2004. Enabled by UK Property Forums, the aim is to bring some of the key drivers in the Thames Valley into the centre stage and present how it will influence occupiers, communities, business, property developers and investors.
Sessions TVPF 2014
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND TIMINGS
Thursday 11th September
8:15 Conference Opens and Coffee
9:15 Welcome Matthew Battle, Managing Director, UK Property Forums
Keynote Speaker Emma Swift, Manager of Entrepreneur Relations, Tech City UK
Tech Valley: Why work on a silicon roundabout when you can work in a Green Valley?
How is the digital economy shaping the occupier of the future and what does the Thames Valley property market need to change to attract more Medium-Sized Businesses (MSB) away from London and the ubiquitous Silicon Roundabout? After all, why work on a roundabout when you could be working in a Green Valley.
Chair Stacey Meadwell, Regional and London Editor, Estates Gazette
Louize Clarke, Co-Founder, ConnectTVT
David Gillham, Director – Research & Enterprise, University of Reading
Emma Swift, Manager of Entrepreneur Relations, Tech City UK
10.15am Morning Coffee + Croissants + See Pop Up Exhibition
10:45am Park Life
Business Parks are now an iconic part of the Thames Valley corporate landscape. What are the drivers for their continued success and how do these business communities adapt and survive as town centers such as Reading and Maidenhead evolve into regional hubs?
Robert Lynch, Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Steve Lang, Director Commercial Research, Savills (UK)
Scott Witchalls, Partner, Peter Brett Associates
Rory Carson, Director of Asset Management, Oxford Properties Group
Philip Campbell, Head of Leasing & Development, MEPC
11:30 Last Mile Logistics
The logistics, distribution and industrial sector is now an essential part of the Thames Valley property mix. What does this mean for the region and how will this change the dynamics of the region as the decade develops and we move towards a digital High Street?
Mark Webster, Partner – Head of National Logistics & Industrial UK, Cushman & Wakefield
Gareth Osborn, Business Unit Director, SEGRO
Leigh Thomas, Director, Kier Property
Jack Farmer, Logistics Development Manager, Sainsbury Property Investment
12:15pm Reading 2050 – Vision for the Future: Feedback Session
Reading is now the apple of the South East property development market. What is the vision for the future and how do the key decision makers view future growth in 2050?
Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean, Henley Business School – University of Reading
Kim Cohen, Planning Director, Barton Willmore
John Haxworth, Design Partner, Barton Willmore
Nigel Horton Baker, Executive Director, Reading UK CIC
John Haxworth, Design Partner, Barton Willmore
Tim Dixon, Professor of Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment, University of Reading
13.00 LUNCH Opportunity to network and see the pop up stands
13:50 Key Note Andrew Macmillan, Strategy Director, Heathrow Airport Limited
Heathrow Airport – Future Choices
Following the initial report from the Davies Commission, Heathrow Airport is now in play. What are the options for growth and how do Heathrow Airport North Runway, Gatwick and the Heathrow Hub compare? What are the economic implications for Thames Valley business?
Chair Tim Smith, Business Director, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
Andrew Macmillan, Strategy Director, Heathrow Airport Limited
Steven Costello, Director, Heathrow Hub
Rt Hon Alok Sharma, MP Reading West
Keith Mitchell, Chairman Peter Brett Associates + Chair, National Infrastructure Planning Authority
14:30 The Ultimate Retail High Street Opportunity?
The role of the High Streets is changing rapidly. What opportunities exist on the High Streets of the Thames Valley Towns and should there be change in attitude to new developments such as Bracknell and Maidenhead?
Ian Mason, Head of UK Specialist Funds, Schroeders
Fiona Brownfoot, Director Retail and Leisure Disposal and Acquisitions, Hicks Baker
Steph James, Maidenhead Town Manager, Maidenhead Town Centre Partnership
Mark Worringham, Principal Planning Officer, Reading Borough Council
15:15 Royal Borough of Thames Valley, TV1
Can the Thames Valley act as an alternative location for people to fulfill the dream of a live, work and play lifestyle or is the region destined to become just another overspill for London as the housing stock decreases and Crossrail comes into focus the region becoming a residential suburb of London?
Matthew Battle, Director, UK Property Forums
John Goldsmith, Area Community Relations Manager – Thames valley, Crossrail
Steve Woodford, Managing Director, Haslams
Deborah Aplin, Managing Director, Crest Nicholson Regeneration
15.45 CONFERENCE ENDS + BAR OPEN
Pop Up Stand Package From £750 +VAT
2 Tickets to Conference * Brand Exposure * Listing as Pop Up Stand Sponsor * Pop Up Stand * Delegate Bag Enclosure * Introduction to other TVPF Events*
With 16+ Exhibitors already confirmed: Bouygues, MIPIM UK, Field Seymour Parkes, Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, Segro, Reading UK CIC, Barton Willmore, Slough Borough Council, Haslams, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, Peter Brett Associates, Alexander Janson Foundation, Harrison Clark Rickabys, Kier, Back Heathrow, Brook Street des Roches. The Thames Valley Property Forum offers a unique opportunity for maximum brand exposure and awareness amongst the Thames Valley Property Sector.
This year’s conference will take place in the Pavilion Suite at Royal Ascot. The new space provides delegates with the intimacy of a conference venue whilst allowing plenty of opportunities for networking and business opportunities. Delegates, exhibitors and speakers will be able to make the most of the Thames Valley Property Forum in a relaxed and comfortable environment but with access to the Main Grandstand as in previous years.
All tickets include; full day attendance at the conference and the exhibitors area, morning and afternoon tea plus networking lunch.
- Full Monty : MIPIMUK + TVPF Package: £365.00
To book, click here
- Quality Speakers and Panelists
- Topical Content
- Broad Cross Sector Approach
- Brand and Exhibition Opportunities
- Great Networking
- Access to Thames Valley Property Community
- Iconic Thames Valley Location
- Car Parking and Train friendly
- Well organised
- Good Value and Enjoyable.
The Business Magazine
Thames Valley Property Forum announces 2014 programme http://www.ukpropertyforums.com/portfolio-item/the-business-magazine
Speakers TVPF 2014
Manager of Entrepreneur Relations, Tech City
Emma is Manager of Entrepreneur Relations at Tech City, where she is building programmes to…Read More
Head of Cushman and Wakefield Logistics and Industrial Division
As part of a 70 strong team dealing with agency and development, he is particularly responsible for…Read More
Director Research, Savills
Steven joined Savills within the UK and European commercial research department in January 2002 and has over 17 years…Read More
Director Heathrow Hub
Steven Costello is a highly experienced architect and transport planner. He is a founding Director of … Read More
Chairman, Peter Brett Associates
Keith has a strong reputation for solving complex transport-led development issues. He first developed a…read more
Design Partner, Barton Willmore
ohn Haxworth is a design partner in Barton Willmore’s Reading office. John has a passion for the creation of…Read more
Regional Editor and Estates Gazette London Editor, Estates Gazette
Stacey is Regional Editor and EG London editor at Estates Gazette responsible for more than 500 pages…Read More
Logistics Development Manager, Sainsbury’s Property Investment
Jack Farmer has a background in property investment and development in the UK and Asia. Prior to…Read More
Maidenhead Town Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Steph has been town manager in Maidenhead since 2006 and being a Maidonian herself…Read More
Director, Kier Property
Leigh heads up the property development function in the south for Kier Property and has over 20 years’ experience…read more
Director Retail and Leisure Disposals and Acquisitions
Hicks Baker is the only practice in Reading to have a partner dedicated to the retail and leisure market; Fiona’s expertise…Read more
Area Relations Manager, Crossrail
John has been working with Crossrail for over two and a half years having previously worked…Read More
Business Unit Director, Segro
Gareth Osborn joined SEGRO in 1988. Initially involved in a multi let industrial portfolio and then moved to the company’s Retail team in 1991 and became …Read more
Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Reading
David’s role involves supporting the University to build on its reputation for excellence in research and its fast growing portfolio of business and enterprise …Read more
Kim Cohen MRTPI
Planning Director, Barton Willmore
Kim joined Barton Willmore in May 2001 and has developed a wide range of experience on residential, mixed use and commercial projects on behalf of housebuilders …Read more
Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Robert is a Partner with Harrison Clark Rickerbys and heads up their Thames Valley office. He specialises in property investment, corporate real estate, land development and …Read more
Deputy Dean, Henley Business School
Ginny became the Deputy Dean of Henley Business School in 2010 having been head of Real Estate and Planning, one of the constituent groups within Henley…Read More
TVPF Conference In-House Journalist
Sarah is an independent marketing and communications advisor who acts as Communications Director of UK Property Forums. She has more than 20 years’ …Read more