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30th January – Cardiff
South Wales Development Conference



Want to hear from the region's biggest Developers, Investors, Universities and Public/Private sector leaders?

We’re back in Wales and we’re expecting to be joined by 200+ built environment professionals to look at the planned and future developments set to happen within South Wales and share exclusive information and insights into the region’s potential.

The conference will be an extended afternoon and evening event with several panels of speakers and presentations focussing on development and regeneration and where this contributes to economic growth. This will include the Councils, Developers, Investors and Universities who will all share their development plans and insight into the region.

We’re expecting:

  • 200+ Attendees.
  • 15+ VIP Speakers.
  • 10+ Exhibitors.


13:30-14:30 – Arrival Drinks & Networking
Arrive early to network with hundreds of business professionals and meet the exhibitors from both the public and private sector looking to engage with companies working in the region to help unlock future schemes and projects.

14:30-15:00 – Keynote Speeches
The conference proceedings will kickstart with an overview of the regional scenario and future vision from those driving the economic growth agenda forward. The keynotes will help set the scene for where South Wales currently is, highlight potential constraints and set to narrative for the presentations shared throughout the event. Keynotes will include:

15:00-16:00 – Public Sector Discussion – Panel & Presentations
Leaders of several local and regional authorities within the South of Wales share presentations on their plans to drive economic growth across their region whilst highlighting potential development zones and opportunities for the construction and property industry to get involved with.

  • Chair; Session Partner Available to Sponsor
  • Peter Fox; Leader, Monmouthshire County Council
  • Huw Thomas; Leader, Cardiff Council
  • Debbie Wilcox; Leader, Newport Council
  • Rob Stewart; Cabinet Member, City & County of Swansea

16:00-16:15 – Break & Networking

16:15-17:15 – Major Development Plans – Presentations
We hear about some of the major residential and commercial developments happening across the South Wales region whilst hearing thought provoking insights into the current market and how those in the built environment industry can get involved in future schemes.

  • Chair; Session Partner – Available to Sponsor
  • Matt Phillips; Managing Partner, Knight Frank
  • Lex Cumber; Director, Castleoak
  • Peter Moore; Chairman of Leisure, Northern Powerhouse Developments
  • Andy Mallett; Development Director, Garrison Barclay Estates

17:15-17:30 – Break & Networking

17:30-18:30 – Infrastructure, Skills & Economic Growth – Q&A Panel
Leading regional figures will take part in an audience led Q&A panel discussing the key challenges, barriers and opportunities for economic growth within South Wales – sharing their insights, future vision for their businesses and more during a thought provoking debate.

  • Chair; Session Partner – Available to Sponsor
  • TBC; University of Wales Trinity St David
  • Chris Sutton; Board Member, Regional Economic Growth Partnership and Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales
  • Mark Bailey; Director of Airport Planning & Development, Cardiff Airport
  • Speaker 4 – TBC

18:30-19:00 – Networking & Food/Drinks
With over 200 delegates expected to attend we’ll be keeping the doors open to allow you to network with industry professionals and meet the exhibitors from both the public and private sector looking to engage with companies working in the region to help unlock future schemes and projects.

19:00-22:00 – VIP Speakers Dinner – VIP Dinner Ticket Holders Only

Cost:Varies – £57 – £237
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WHEN:30th January 2019 – 13:30 – 19:00
Cardiff – City Hall