Agenda

Future of Manchester – Where people think big

4th July

Victoria Warehouse, Manchester


08:00    Registration, networking and refreshments

Future of Manchester Commences

09:00    Welcome

              Damian Wild, Editor-in-Chief, EG

09:10    Keynote: Manchester is…

              Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

09:35    Panel Discussion: Creating Communities for Tomorrow

How do we redefine our town centres with a community focus? Is there a need for a regeneration? What is Manchester’s plan for retaining & attracting future talent? How is Manchester approaching the green agenda?

              Melanie Collett, Head of Asset Management, Aviva Investors

              James Evans, Head of Office, Savills

              James Heather, Development Director, U+I Group PLC

              Lisa Tye, Partner & Co-Head of Planning, Shoosmiths LLP

10:30    Workshop: Delegates break into groups to discuss questions following on from the panel discussion:

  • What change do you want to see?
  • What restrictions are you facing?
  • Is the green agenda on your agenda?
  • What support do you need?
  • How are you helping to retain talent?
  • What could you do to assist with the change?

              Lucy Alderson, Facilitator, EG

              Tory Batten, Facilitator, Quest Associates Ltd.

              Dan Hargreaves, Facilitator, Shoosmiths LLP

              James Heather, Development Director, U+I Group PLC

              Sue Lewis, Facilitator, Sue Lewis Coaching

              Lee Mallett, Facilitator, Urbik Limited

              Samantha McClary, Facilitator, EG

              Damian Wild, Facilitator, EG

10:50    Refreshment break

11:25    Keynote: Manchester links…

              Dr Alan James, Partner, Expert Alliance, formerly VP of Virgin Hyperloop One

11:50    Panel Discussion: Technology & Infrastructure paving the way

How is technology influencing infrastructure? What’s driving the new workforce & workplaces? Is Manchester’s infrastructure paving the way for new opportunities?

              Rafael Cuesta, Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester

              Helen Gribbon, Director, Renaissance

              Dr Alan James, Partner, Expert Alliance

              Andrew Walters, National Head of Infrastructure Planning, GL Hearn

              Stefan Webb, Director of Digitisation of Planning and Standards, Connected Places Catapult

12:40    Workshop: Delegates break into groups to discuss questions following on from the panel discussion:

  • How is technology influencing your industry?
  • What’s affecting your workforce or workplace?
  • Are their new opportunities arising for you?
  • Or are there challenges? If so, what are they?

              Lucy Alderson, Facilitator, EG

              Tory Batten, Facilitator, Quest Associates Ltd

              Jason Hawthrone, Facilitator, Vu.City

              Sue Lewis, Facilitator, Sue Lewis Coaching

              Lee Mallett, Facilitator, Urbik Limited

              Samantha McClary, Facilitator, EG

              Andrew Walters, Facilitator, GL Hearn

              Damian Wild, Facilitator, EG

13:00    Lunch & Networking

14:05    Research Presentation: Tight supply and limited pipeline – where do we go from here?

              Mat Oakley, Head of European Commercial Research, Savills

14:30    What Manchester wants to be…

How do you create a destination? Can branding drive development? What does it mean to have a globally recognised brand and how can it be achieved? What does Manchester what to be? And how can this be achieved?

              Mark Ball, Creative Director, Manchester International Festival

              Tom Bloxham, Chairman, Urban Splash

              Ged King, Charitable Barber, Skullfades

              Paul McManus, Head of Community UK & Ireland, WeWork

              Sheona Southern, Managing Director, Marketing Manchester

15:20    Panel Discussion: Technology enables cities, what next?

How is Manchester becoming a tech and enterprise hotspot?  How is technology influencing urban living? How is technology impacting Manchester? Is Manchester at the forefront of leading the change in technology? If not, what changes need to be made? What is the impact of technology on wellness and mental health?

              Elaine Boyle, Retail Project Manager, Enterprise Nation

              Lou Cordwell OBE, CEO, magneticNorth

              Jason Hawthorne, Founding Director and Chief Digital Officer, Vu.City

              Ben McLeod, Partner, DWF

              Janine Mitchell, Founder, Change for Success

16:10    Keynote: Inspiring the Future

              Bruce Daisley, EMEA Vice President, Twitter

16:35    Networking & Reception

17:35    Event Close

 

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