Talking 'Bout Innovation '22

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Thursday 23rd
June 2022
at The Spine, Paddington Village

Talking 'Bout Innovation '22

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Talking ‘Bout Innovation '22

A one Day National Innovation, Health & Tech Conference

Hosted by Downtown in Business in association with Knowledge Quarter Liverpool & Sciontec, on Thursday 23rd June 2022 at The Spine, Paddington Village, Liverpool.

#TBI22 will be an unmissable innovation festival with a range of quality speakers from across the UK.

Taking place in June 2022, the event will feature presentations, discussions, and debates on a range of topics, including Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, AI, modern methods of construction, the carbon zero agenda, science, health, and technology.

250 delegates from the private and public sector will be invited to participate in a day of debate and discussion on a range of key issues affecting the future of the UKs knowledge-led sectors.

The conference will be followed by a gala dinner to enable the conversations to continue, networking to happen and connections to be made.

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A one Day National Innovation, Health & Tech Conference

Hosted by Downtown in Business in association with Knowledge Quarter Liverpool & Sciontec, on Thursday 7th April 2022 at The Spine, Paddington Village, Liverpool.

keynote speakers

Gary Neville

Best known now for his football punditry on Sky Sports, Neville has significant business interests in both the property and hospitality sectors – as well as owning his own football club. In addition, he has been active in the recently established UnitedCity group whose key objective is to see a successful return of economic activity in our major towns and cities.

Lord Andrew Adonis

Lord Adonis is a British Labour Party politician and journalist who served in government for five years in the Tony Blair and Gordon Brown administrations. In addition his political career, Lord Adonis became a weekly columnist for The New European in 2018.

speakers

jOANNE RONEY

Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

tony reeves

Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council

Deborah Cadman

Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council

Steven Broomhead

Chief Executive, Warrington Borough Council

Stephen Young

Executive Director, Lancashire County Council

Alison McKenzie-Folan

Chief Executive of Wigan Council

Sandeep Shingadia

Director of Development & Delivery, West Midlands Transport

Tom Venner

Managing Director, The Euston Partnership

Tom Bloxham

Founder, Urbansplash

John James

Managing Director, Soho Estates

TIM HEATLEY

Co-Founder, Capital & Centric

Martin Farrington

Director of Development , Leeds City Council

Colin Sinclair

Chief Executive, KQ Liverpool & Sciontec Liverpool

Neil Rami

Chief Executive, West Midlands Growth Company

Richard Lawrence

Director of Regeneration at City of Wolverhampton Council

rachel mcqueen

Chief Executive Of Marketing Lancashire

alan cross

ESA Business Applications UK Ambassador Network, Regional Ambassador - North West England & North Wales

melissa conlon

Commercial Director AMRC North West

derek ray-hill

Director of International Strategy & Corporate Services at Charities Aid Foundation

Muniya Barua

Interim Director of Policy and Strategy at London First

cliff dennett

Head Of Commercial for Bruntwood SciTech Birmingham

chris bolland

Managing Partner at Brock Carmichael Architects LLP

mike emmerich

Founding Director at Micro Dynamics

LOUISE BROOKE-SMITH OBE

Development & Strategic Planning Advisor and Non-Executive Director, Consilio Strategic Consultancy Ltd

Headline sponsor

Media Sponsor

event sponsors

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Talking ‘Bout Innovation

Downtown in Business, in association with Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) and Sciontec, will host its inaugural national Innovation, Health & Technology conference at world class venue, the Spine,...

panel 1: has covid killed cities?

chair: frank mckenna

JOANNE RONEY
TONY REEVES
DEBORAH CADMAN
TIM JOHNSON

panel 2: ARE POWER TOWNS THE FUTURE?

chair: atkins

STEVE BROOMHEAD
STEPHEN YOUNG
ALISON MCKENZIE-FOLAN

keynote: lord andrew adonis

chair: frank mckenna

Panel 3: Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity

chair: kevin johnson

LAURA SHOAF
TOM VENNER
PANEL MEMBER TBC
PANEL MEMBER TBC

Panel 4: The Art of Placemaking

Tom Bloxham
John jaMES
tIM hEATLEY
Rachel mcqueen
chris bolland

Panel 5: Knowledge is Power - How, Health, Science & Tech will advance the uk economy

chair: ryan wain

tom riordan
colin sinclair
alan cross

Panel 6: what's the
big idea

neil rami
melissa conlon
STEPHEN COWPERTHWAITE
panel member tbc

keynote: gary neville

chair: frank mckenna

Panel 7: can the uk recover without london?

derek ray-hill
muniya barua
Mike Emmerich

Conference Sponsorship

THE DAMAGE: £8,995.00 +VAT

  • Branding on pre-marketing material, during the conference and all post-event coverage.
  • Pre-recorded video to discuss your involvement in the conference and what your company does.
  • Host a private dinner with up to 15 delegates and a leading local government decision-maker in a core city of your choice pre or post-conference (June 2021-March 2022)
  • Branding and speaker opportunity on a conference panel with input into content and theme.
  • 5 delegate passes for your company and clients to access the conference and conference gala dinner.
  • Exclusive stand at the conference Market Place
  • Double paged feature in ‘Downtown Monthly’ post event inclusive video interviews taken from the day.
  • List of delegates.
  • Two places at the post-conference parliamentary reception of the Placemaking All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in November 2021.

Conference partner

THE DAMAGE: £4,950.00 +VAT

  • Branding during the conference and all post -event coverage.
  • Host a private dinner with up to 15 delegates and a leading local government decision-maker in a core city of your choice post conference (October 2021-February 2022)
  • 3 delegate passes for your company and clients to access the conference and conference gala dinner
  • Exclusive stand at the conference Market Place
  • Double paged feature in ‘Downtown Monthly’ post event inclusive video interviews taken from the day
  • List of delegates

market stall

THE DAMAGE: £2,500.00 +VAT

  • Branding on pre-marketing material, during the conference and all post-conference coverage.
  • Invitation to a private dinner with up to 15 delegates and a leading local government decision-maker in a core city of your choice post-conference (October 2021-February 2022).
  • Stand at conference Market Place.
  • Two tickets for conference and conference gala dinner.
  • List of delegates.

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