Place West London – Conference Programme 2018

2018 Conference Programme

Tuesday 4th September 2018


9.00am            Registration & Coffee – Meet the Sponsors

9.30am            Welcome and key presentations – state of the market, boroughs, issues, Brexit,       solutions – Overview of the region and panel presentation

  •              Daniel Mouawad, Spelthorne, Chief Executive
  •              Andrew Dakers – West London Business, Chief Executive
  •              Alan Holland, SEGRO, Business Unit Director

10.00am          Presentation on cargo and logistics and the important role this plays in the West London economy – SEGRO, Heathrow, DHL

  •             Gareth Baker – SEGRO/DHL

10.45am          Coffee – Networking with Sponsors

11.15am           Three themes:

  •             Economy – impact of Brexit on the region, regional investment – London & Partners, Scott Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer (Invited)
  •             The Labour Market – Training, Apprenticeships & Recruitment – working with education establishments, apprenticeships, digital skills – the 4th                Industrial revolution. Workforce shortage Professor Geoff Rodgers, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Brunel University, London
  •             Infrastructure – what are the constraints on housing, brownfield sites, office, retail – Developers Liz Peace, Chair, OPDC                                                            (Followed by panel discussions)

12.00pm          KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tom Bloxham followed by meet with Housing Directors over lunch

12.30pm          Lunch. Round tables with sponsors discussing the morning topics

2.00pm           The Big Schemes and their impact on the region – Separate workshops

  •             Heathrow
  •             Westfield
  •             Crossrail
  •             Housing/Mixed use schemes – Hayes scheme – Barratt London, New West London College

4.00pm            KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Question time with David Blunkett                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lord Blunkett will talk about collaboration and address some of their issues and view on Heathrow followed by a Panel of business and education                                                    organisations layout their challenges for the region

5.00pm            Networking and Drinks

6.00pm            Place West London Awards – evening guests and awards reception

  •              Evening Awards with presentations on Placemaking, Town Centre, Homes/Housing, Employment, Transport/Infrastructure,                                                     Economic Growth, Future Project, Consultant of the Year

10.30pm           Evening ends!


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Keynote Speakers


Tom Bloxham






Director, Urban Splash


Daniel Charles Mouawad






Chief Executive, Spelthorne Borough Council


Lord David Blunkett Rt Hon






Chair of Heathrow Skills Taskforce



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