TVPF 2014

Ascot, Berkshire
Thursday, 11 September 2014

TVPF 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:00 - 16:00 (GMT)

Pavilion Suite
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom

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Thursday 11th September

8:15am Conference Opens and Coffee

9:15am Welcome Matthew Battle, Managing Director, UK Property Forums

9:20amKeynote Speaker Emma Swift, Manager of Entrepreneur Relations, Tech City UK

Tech Valley: Why work on a silicon roundabout when you can work in a Green Valley?
How is the digital economy shaping the occupier of the future and what does the Thames Valley property market need to change to attract more Medium-Sized Businesses (MSB) away from London and the ubiquitous Silicon Roundabout? After all, why work on a roundabout when you could be working in a Green Valley.

Chair Stacey Meadwell, Regional and EG London Editor, Estates Gazette

Louize Clarke, Co-Founder, ConnectTVT
David Gillham, Director - Research & Enterprise, University of Reading
Emma Swift, Manager of Entrepreneur Relations, Tech City UK

10.15am Morning Coffee + Croissants + See Pop Up Exhibition

10:45-11:30am Park Life

Business Parks are now an iconic part of the Thames Valley corporate landscape.  What are the drivers for their continued success and how do these business communities adapt and survive as town centers such as Reading and Maidenhead evolve into regional hubs?

Chair Robert Lynch, Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Steve Lang, Director Commercial Research, Savills (UK)
Scott Witchalls, Partner, Peter Brett Associates

Rory Carson, Director of Asset Management, Oxford Properties Group
Philip Campbell, Head of Leasing and Development, MEPC

11:30-12:15pm Last Mile Logistics

The logistics, distribution and industrial sector is now an essential part of the Thames Valley property mix. What does this mean for the region and how will this change the dynamics of the region as the decade develops and we move towards a digital High Street?

Chair Mark Webster, Partner – Head of National Logistics & Industrial UK, Cushman & Wakefield

Gareth Osborn, Business Unit Director, SEGRO
Leigh Thomas, Director, Kier Property
Jack Farmer, Logistics Development Manager, Sainsbury Property Investment

12:15-12:55pm Reading 2050 – Vision for the Future: Feedback Session

Reading is now the apple of the South East property development market. What is the vision for the future and how do the key decision view future growth in 2050?

Chair Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean, Henley Business School - University of Reading

Kim Cohen, Planning Director, Barton Willmore
John Haxworth, Design Partner, Barton Willmore
Nigel Horton Baker, Executive Director, Reading UK CIC

John Haxworth, Design Partner, Barton Willmore
Tim Dixon, Professor of Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment, University of Reading

13.00 LUNCH Opportunity to network and see the pop up stands

13:50 Key Note Andrew Macmillan, Strategy Director, Heathrow Airport Limited 

Heathrow Airport – Future Choices
Following the initial report from the Davies Commission, Heathrow Airport is now in play. What are the options for growth and how do Heathrow Airport North Runway, Gatwick and the Heathrow Hub compare? What are the implications for Thames Valley business?

Chair Tim Smith, Business Director, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Steven Costello, Director, Heathrow Hub
Rt Hon Alok Sharma, MP Reading West
Keith Mitchell, Chair, Peter Brett Associates + Chair, national Infrastructure Planning Authority

14:30 The Ultimate Retail High Street Opportunity?
The role of the High Streets is changing rapidly. What opportunities exist on the High Streets of the Thames Valley Towns and should there be change in attitude to new developments such as Bracknell and Maidenhead?

Chair Ian Mason, Head of UK Property Management Fund, Schroders

Fiona Brownfoot, Director Retail and Leisure Disposals and Acquisitions, Hicks Baker

Steph James, Maidenhead Town Manager, Maidenhead Town Centre Partnership
Mark Worringham, Planning Policy Manager, Reading Borough Council

15:15 Royal Borough of Thames Valley, TV1
Can the Thames Valley act as an alternative location for people to fulfill the dream of a live, work and play lifestyle or is the region destined to become just another overspill for London as the housing stock decreases and Crossrail comes into focus the region becoming a residential suburb of London?

Matthew Battle, Director, UK Property Forums

John Goldsmith, Area Community Relations Manager – Thames valley, Crossrail

Steve Woodford, Managing Director Haslams
Deborah Aplin, Managing Director, Crest Nicholson



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