Talking 'Bout Regeneration '22

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Talking ‘Bout Regeneration 2023 has taken place.

Thursday 15th September 2022
at The Grand Hotel, Birmingham

Talking 'Bout Regeneration '22

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DIB UK Planning, Property & Regeneration Conference 2022

DIB will host its second annual property, planning, and regeneration conference in September.

Focussing on the priority issues in the industry, including the levelling-up agenda, net zero, planning laws, housing development, high streets, infrastructure, and partnerships, the event has a range of eminent speakers from the private and public sectors.

Among our contributors are the chief executives of Salford, Coventry, Newcastle, and Wolverhampton City Councils, the leaders from Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester, and the chief executive of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

They will be joined by ex-England footballer Trevor Steven, now working with London headquartered Causeway Technologies, the chief executive of the Commonwealth Games, Ian Reid, and the Northwest property personality of the Year, Phil Mayall of Muse Developments.

Other keynote speakers will be anounced shortly

Companies in the room include Arcadis, Atkins, Avison Young, Birmingham City Council, Bruntwood, Capital & Centric, City of Wolverhampton Council, Cotton Court, Coventry City Council, Deloitte, Invest Newcastle, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Leeds City Council, Liverpool BID Company, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Manchester City Council, Morgan Sindall, Newcastle City Council, Peel, Property Week, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership, The Tony Blair Institute, Urban Splash, Warrington Borough Council, West Midlands Growth Company.

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Pricing

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  • Conference Ticket Only - Member £225.00 + VAT
  • Conference and Dinner Ticket Only - Member £265.00 + VAT
  • Conference Ticket Only - Non Member £265.00 + VAT
  • Conference and Dinner Ticket - Non Member £295.00 + VAT

Who's Attending?

The Speakers

Tom Bloxham

Chairman, Urban Splash

Bev Craig

Leader, Manchester City Council

Jen Hartley

Director, Invest Newcastle

Tim Heatley

Co Founder, Capital & Centric

Tim Johnson

Chief Executive, City of Wolverhampton Council

Phil Mayall

Regional Director, Muse Developments

Henri Murison

Director, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Jacey Normand

BBC Presenter & DIB Manchester Chair

Martin Reeves

Chief Executive, Coventry City Council

Ian Reid

Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games

Tom Stannard

Chief Executive, Salford City Council

Trevor Steven

Mental Health Ambassador, Causeway Technologies & Former Professional Football

Ryan Wain

Political Director, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Ian Ward

Leader, Birmingham City Council

+ More to be announced soon

The Venue

Our gorgeous, landmark host hotel was originally opened by Isaac Horton back in 1879 to designs by Thomson Plevins.  Since then, it’s welcomed royalty and rock stars and has been a hub in the city for meetings and networking as well as incredible events in our breath-taking Grand Ballroom.

Following a £50 million restoration and refurbishment, Birmingham’s original grande-dame hotel re-opened in May 2021, having been closed for almost 20 years. As the latest chapter in its history takes shape, DIB is delighted to be hosting its annual Regeneration conference at this perfectly located venue – which is literally a two-minute walk from New Street Train Station.

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Agenda

Registrations & Networking

7:50am - 8:50am

Welcome Address

8:50am - 9:00am

Downtown in Business CEO Frank McKenna, welcomes attendees to the Talking ‘Bout Regeneration Conference 2022.

Session One:
Threats & Opportunities

9:00am - 9:45am

Our opening session focusses on the big economic growth opportunities in the West Midlands, the North of England, and London – and also the threats that may challenge progress.

Neil Rami: Chief Executive, West Midlands Growth Company
Henri Murison: director, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership
Ryan Wain: Policy Director, Tony Blair Institute

Chair: Jacey Normand

Session Two:
Leading Levelling Up

9:45am - 10:45am

There has been much talk about ‘Levelling Up’ – but on the ground what does this mean? Insights from local authority leaders and policy makers explaining what they are doing to deliver change and improvement in the communities where they work.

Bev Craig: Leader, Manchester City Council
James Lewis: Leader, Leeds City Council
Ian Ward: Leader, Birmingham City Council
Nick Walkley: President UK Strategic advisory, Avison Young

Chair: Ryan Wain

Coffee Break & Networking

10:45am - 11:15am

Session Three:
Building Effective Partnerships

11:15am - 12:15pm

Examples of successful regeneration of our cities and towns have been driven by strong private-public sector collaboration. Here we hear from property leaders who have delivered award winning projects alongside public sector agencies.

Tom Bloxham: Chairman, Urban Splash
Tim Heatley: Co Founder, Capital & Centric
Phil Mayall: Regional Director, Muse Developments

Chair: Danielle Gillespie

Session Four:
Trevor Steven

12:15pm - 12:45pm

Trevor is a former professional footballer who played in two World Cup final tournaments for England in 1986 and 1990, won the League Title with Everton twice, along with the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup, and seven Scottish Premier League championships with Glasgow Rangers.

He is now the mental health ambassador for Causeway Technologies, and he is leading a campaign to tackle the appalling suicide rates within the construction industry. In this conversation with Frank McKenna, Trevor will discuss his sporting experiences, and why mental health matters to him – and should matter to you.

Chair: Frank McKenna

Lunch

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Session Five:
Legacy

1:45pm - 2:45pm

What genuine economic benefits do places gain from hosting major events? We hear from leaders who have been involved in organising huge occasions – and how they think it has helped the placemaking agenda in their cities.

Ian Reid: Chief Executive, Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
Martin Reeves: Chief Executive, Coventry City Council
Steve Broomhead: Chief Executive, Warrington Borough Council
Goldie Sayers: Olympic Medallist and Director, Athlete Property Investment

Chair: Rob Valentine

Session Six:
Leading Levelling Up #2

2:45pm - 3:45pm

The Northeast, the West Midlands, and the Northwest are all mentioned by Westminster politicians when they talk about ‘Levelling Up’. What difference has the ’Levelling Up’ approach made in those regions – and what strategies have been devised by local leaders to deliver a more prosperous future for their communities?      

Tom Stannard: Chief Executive, Salford CIty Council
Jen Hartley: Director, Invest Newcastle
Richard McGuckin: Executive Director Place, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Tim JOhnson: Chief Executive, CIty of Wolverhampton Council

Chair: Frank McKenna

Sponsorship Opportunities

Who should consider sponsorship of this event?

Companies who are looking to engage with leading businesses and business figures directly and effectively, and public sector leaders from across the city region. Sponsorship of a DIB awards dinner will raise awareness of your company brand and the work that you do with key influencers from across the city region.

We are happy to discuss bespoke elements to fit the needs of your business.

Conference Partner

£ 4950.00 + VAT
  • Branding during the conference and all post-event coverage
  • Host a private dinner with up to 15 delegates and a leading local gvernment decision-maker in a core city of your choice post-conference
  • 3 delegate passes for your company and clients to access the conference and conference gala dinner
  • A chance to include marketing collateral in the tote bag which will be given to all delegates and speakers attending the conference
  • Video interview on day of event
  • List of delegates

Conference Sponsor

£ 12995.00 + 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
  • Branding and speaker opportunity on a conference panel with input into content and theme
  • 5 delegate passed for your company and clients o access the conference and conference gala dinner
  • A chance to include marketing collateral in the tote bag which will be given to all delegates and speakers attending the conference
  • Video interview on day of event
  • List of delegates

Headline Sponsorship

£ 18995.00 + VAT
  • Headline 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 series of pre-conference private lunches with up to 15 delegates from leading property companies and a leading local government decision-maker in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Leeds
  • Speaker opportunity on a conference panel with input into content and theme
  • 10 delegate passes for your company and clients to access the conference and the conference gala dinner
  • Video interview on day of event
  • A tote bag with you companies branding which will be given to all attendees
  • A chance to include marketing collateral in the tote bag which will be given to all delegates and speakers attending the conference
  • List of delegates