Event Programme


Meeting point for all walk options will be the Green Park Conference Centre, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP



Walk Option 1 - TV Co-Working Tour

Tour of the key projects and opportunities across the region including the key towns of Reading, Maidenhead and Slough. This will also include a look-see of the best Co-Working Spaces to be recently completed in the Thames Valley –  more details to follow. 

(Executive bus on a first come, first served basis)

Note all tours subject to demand and liable to change at short notice.

Walk Option 2 - The Elizabeth Line Property Tour

Opportunity to see first-hand examples of how Crossrail changed the Thames Valley property market. (Executive bus on a first come, first served basis) TBC

Note all tours subject to demand and liable to change at short notice.

Walk Option 3 - Green Park Re-Imagined

Green Park Re-Imagined : Business Communities under Review

Note all tours subject to demand and liable to change at short notice.


The Green Park Conference Centre, 100 Longwater, Green Park, Reading RG2 6JP


Lunch and Networking opportunities

Opportunity to meet fellow delegates (we are expecting between 150-200 to attend) and an opportunity to visit the various exhibition stands which will be displaying the key projects and services unique to the Thames Valley property market.

Click here to see 2017 Delegate Brochure including a copy of Thames Tap which was produced for the event. 


Session 1 - Brave New World: Brexit Unpacked

Opportunities, threats and challenges for the Thames Valley in the post-Brexit world which we will enter in 2019. How is the landscape changing and what must we do to maintain our position in the race for new investment?

Rory Carson, Vice President, Mapletree Investments

Matthew Battle – Managing Director, UK Property Forums

Paul Lewis – Regional Director Thames Valley & Data Centres, Segro
Tim Smith MBE – Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
Paul Lewis – Regional Director Thames Valley & Data Centres, Segro


Session 2 - Smart Cities Agenda

Joining up the dots – internet connectivity, robots, internet of things, AI and blockchain. Small words that are creating big changes across the smart cities transport agenda. What are the new developments and ideas that are coming on stream? How are communities changing as the demand fast-connectivity becomes the norm in the Thames Valley?


Speakers + Panel
Fiona Carleton, Director – Future Heathrow
Nick Gray, Director – City Development, City Fibre*
Scott Witchalls – Partner, Land Development + Infrastructure & Transport, Peter Brett Associates

Daniel Gierhart – Customer Experience Manager, Crossrail/Elizabeth Line


Session 3 - The Elemental Workplace: The Changing Workplace

Key Note
Neil Usher – Executive Consultant: Property, Workplace & Change (formerly Workplace Director, Sky which was awarded Best of the Best by the BCO in 2017 for the HQ project located on the A4 in Isleworth)

Business Park life has long been the USP for the Thames Valley property market. As occupier demand changes, how are business parks reacting to the need for sustainable travel, coworking space and flexible design? This session will explore how the traditional Thames Valley business park model is under threat from new developments and designs.

Kevin Cook – Partner, Commercial Property Acquisition, Vail Williams

+ Invited guests


Session 4 - Retail Therapy

Key Note
Matthew Hopkinson – Director and Co- Founder Didobi

How is the Thames Valley reacting to the deep changes happening in the world of retail? What are the future trends we should be aware of and are we in the middle of a retail Armageddon or a period of huge opportunity? Thoughts on a postcard please.

Fiona Brownfoot – Director, Retail & Leisure, Hicks Baker

Kate Orwin – Head of Portfolio & Leasing, Hammerson Plc
Lucy Duncan – Senior Asset Manager, Aberdeen Real Estate Operations*
+ Invited guests


Session 5 - How to Grow a Garden Town

Using the case study of Manydown Basingstoke, this session will peer into the trials and tribulations when developing a new urban community of 3200 homes in the Thames Valley and how the project will be delivered. As part of this session, we will be encouraging debate from the audience on what they believe be incorporated into the plans for a successful Garden Town. Stand up and be counted!

Representative from Barton Willmore

Andrew Reynolds – Project Director (Manydown) Basingstoke & Deane
A representative from Urban + Civic
A representative from Barton Wilmore
+ Invited guests


The Feedback Loop

Final session will be an opportunity to hear feedback from the floor and any conclusions from the afternoon sessions. This will be an important part of the conference as it will try and soak up the various strands of content and ensure that we leave the afternoon with some clear objectives.


Drinks & Networking

Opportunity to network, see the exhibition and listen to some music. Delegates and attendees are invited to meet their hosts and start to get ready for an entertaining evening. Dress is informal, and conversation positively encouraged as the Thames Valley glitterati assemble for an evening to remember.



TVPropFest Awards

Working closely with the Green Park Conference Centre, we have planned a Thames Valley eating experience. We will serve a chef inspired self serve meal using locally sourced ingredients, all washed down with a selection of regional drinks. As part of this we will also be playing our second music session from a band which has been given the brief; please entertain the crowd!


Keynote Speaker: Alan Johnson former MP and author

Alan Johnson (Former Labour MP for Hull & Hessle, Home Secretary, Health Secretary, Education Secretary, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and a postman in Burnham Beeches, Slough.) Author of three books (This Boy, Please Mr Postman and The Long & Winding Road) Alan will talk about his publications, answer questions and sign copies of his book.

Book signing post event with Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson Bio


TVPropFest Awards Four Leaders

TvPropFest Awards Four Leaders

Launch of the list of the Top 50 property leaders from across the Thames Valley region as researched by Thames Tap and agreed by a carefully selected panel of judges. As part of the evening’s entertainment, we will be asking the audience to vote for their Top Leaders operating across the Thames Valley market and voting on the following awards:

Best Networker – Vote on who you believe are the top three networkers operating across the Thames Valley and has shown the ability to join the dots across the region, generating business development opportunities for their companies.

TvProp Leader Board (The Blue-Ribbon Event) – Vote on who you believe are the top property leaders across the Thames Valley as measured by the level of influence they have, activity in the market place and ability to provide leadership of their business over the past 12 months. Who will get onto the TVProp Leader Board?

Book signing post event with Alan Johnson


Two music sessions will be played during the evening to celebrate TvPropFest. More details on this to be published but will compliment the evening and provide a suitable backdrop for the celebrations of who will be TV Prop Leader of the Year.

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