Event Programme

WALKS

All meet at 10.45am from 100 Longwater, Green Park Reading for return by 12.30pm. Car parking available and will tie in with the conference.

 

10.45am

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. For example, a chance to see the newly opened Fora located at Thames Tower in Reading.

More details to follow on other locations. (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.

TALKS

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

12.30-13:30

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. 

13.30-14:30 

Session One - Retail Therapy

Matthew Battle, Managing Director, UK Property Forums
Rory Carson, Vice President, Mapletree Investments

Key Note
Matthew Hopkinson, Director, Co-Founder +Director, 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.

Chair
Fiona Brownfoot – Director, Retail & Leisure, Hicks Baker

Panel
Kate Orwin, Head of Portfolio + Leasing, Hammerson plc
Victor Nicholls, Executive Director of Borough Development and Deputy Chief Executive, Basingstoke & Deane

14.30-15.15 

Session Two -Smart cities (time to talk transport dirty about transport solutions)

Joining up the dots – airport links, 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?

Chair
Peter Brett Assoicates to lead

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

Panel
Daniel Gierhart – Customer Experience Manager, Crossrail/Elizabeth Line

15:15-15:30

Afternoon Break

Opportunity to see the TvPropFest exhibition space.

15:30-16:15

Session Three - The elemental Workplace: The changing workplace

The Elemental Workplace: The Changing Workplace
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.

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)

Chair
Kevin Cook – Partner, Commercial Property Acquisition, Vail Williams

Panel
Rupert Batho – Commercial Director, Frasers Commercial
+ Invited guests & Keynote speaker

16:15-17:00

Session Four - A local industrial strategy: Thames Valley vision

Key Note
Tim Smith MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

How can productivity and earning power be boosted across the Thames Valley in an environment challenged by the brave new world which Brexit will present to the business community.

Chair
Alan Bunce, News Editor, UK Property Forums

Keynote
Tim Smith MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Panel
Paul Lewis, Regional Director Thames Valley & Data Centres, Segro
+ Invited guests

17:00-17:45

Session Five - How to make a garden town grow

Using the case study of Manydown Basingstoke, this session will peer into the trials and tribulations of developing a new urban community of 3500 homes and how the project will be delivered. As part of this session, we will be encouraging debate from the audience on what they believe should be incorporated into the plans for a successful Garden Town. Stand up and be counted!

Chair
Representative from Barton Willmore

Speakers
Andrew Reynolds, Project Director (Manydown) Basingstoke & Deane
James Scott, Development Director, Urban + Civic* (also Wellcome Trust)

Panel
Naisha Polaine, Head of Projects-Property & Infrastructure, Department of International Trade

17:45-19:00

The TV Prop Fest drinks reception

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.

AWARDS & MUSIC

19:00-22:30

TVPropFest Awards Dinner

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.

19:30

Keynote Speaker: Tanya Beckett

Brexit : Anecdotes from the frontline.

Tanya has worked in broadcasting and the media for over twenty years. She started out at the FT, then went to work for CNBC, Sky News, CNN and since 1998, the BBC. She has worked on a variety of programmes in both New York and London on BBWorldNews, the Newschannel, Radio 4 and BBC1 and BBC2 including Our World, Working Lunch, Today, World Business report, Newsnight and World Business Report. She also spent 3 years living in and reporting from New York. She also works with the World Bank, Chatham House and the Foreign Office in matters relating to trade and communication.

Tanya has a degree from Oxford University in Metallurgy and Materials Science and spent 5 years as an investment banker in Frankfurt and London. She speaks fluent German and good French.

20:45

The Tanya Beckett Interview: Sally Swift, Director, TAR (Theatre & Arts Reading)

The Tanya Beckett Interview: Sally Swift, Director, TAR (Theatre & Arts Reading)

Sally is the former Head of Communications at Reading Borough Council and local resident of Reading. She is passionate about the town and the need to create a cultural quarter within Reading which will generate continued growth in the arts & theatre sector.

Sponsored by: HCR Law

21:30

TVPropFest18 Awards

TvPropFest Awards 

Tomorrows leader – Identification of an employee aged 35 and under who has been involved in making the team or company a success. Submissions need to show a clear connection between the success of the team and the individual nominated. Some evidence of being involved in a successful new initiative or project would be helpful.  

Sponsored by: Morgan Lovell

TV Best Networker – Vote on who you believe are the best networkers operating across the Thames Valley and who has shown the ability to join the dots, generating business development opportunities for their companies and creating long term relations of value.

Sponsored by: TBC – Available to sponsor

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 his business over the past 12 months. Who will get onto the TvProp Leader Board?

Sponsored by: Morgan Sindall Group

MUSIC

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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