Welcome to the Southern Powerhouse

What role for the Thames Valley post General Election?

How continued investment in real estate and transport infrastructure can create new opportunities, hubs of employment and increase the value of property, ensuring that London Thames Valley remains in the race.

Thursday, 10th September 2015
Green Park Conference Centre

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Event Summary

The Thames Valley sits in the Western Wedge of the Southern Powerhouse, which spreads across a Greater London region that is increasingly being touted as a counter balance to the much-heralded Northern Powerhouse. Lord Adonis will take a macro view of the UK Devolution debate, providing an insight into the role of key regions such as the Thames Valley and what they must invest in to ensure that they maintain their position. The conference will look at the new landscape following the General Election and the implications for the Thames Valley business community.

TVPF 2015 will be the ninth in the series of public/private sector Thames Valley Property Forums.  Enabled by UK Property Forums umbrella since 2004 with the aim of identifying the key drivers for growth in the Thames Valley, the conference will show case and present the influence that occupiers, business, property developers and investors have on the region to make it one of the most successful regions in Europe.

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Lord Adonis

What role for the Thames Valley post election?
Lord Andrew Adonis responds.

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 TVPF 2015 Information

Why attend TVPF 2015?
  • Listen to 20+ keynote speakers and panelist
  • Visit the Thames Valley Business Park of the Year and join tours of the park
  • Quality content and 6 edited sessions
  • Increase your knowledge of Thames Valley issues
  • Network with property sector investors, occupiers and suppliers
  • Meet exhibitors and attendees from specializing in this market
  • Join as TV Member and get discounts on MIPIMUK, The Figgy Pudding Lunch, Journals and Breakfasts
  • Meet 30+ exhibitors representing the Thames Valley Property market
  • Receive exclusive information on the market place in the form of the Thames Valley Property Quarterly
Session Details


Thursday 10th September

8:oo Conference Opens and Coffee

9:10 Welcome Matthew Battle, Director, UK Property Forums and Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean, University of Reading Henley Business School

Session One
9:15 Welcome to the Southern Powerhouse
Keynote Speaker
 Lord Andrew Adonis, Reformer, Writer and Labour Peer

How continued investment in real estate and transport infrastructure can create new opportunities, hubs of employment and increase the value of property, ensuring that London Thames Valley remains in the race.

Stacey Meadwell, Regional Editor, Estates Gazette

John Holland Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport Holdings

Tim Smith MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
Kate Dean, Former Board Member, Enterprise M3
Chris Karter Keal, Head of UK Leasing & Asset Management, Oxford Properties
Eddie Curzon, South East Regional Director, CBI

10.30am Morning Coffee + Croissants + Visit Exhibitors

Session Two
11:00am Smart TV

Smart solutions to regional growth, innovation, transport hubs and employment are in vogue. How should the Thames Valley embrace these new trends and become a really smart euro region?

Scott Witchalls, Partner, Peter Brett Associates

Alun Hughes, Deputy Director, High Speed Two
Steve Lamb, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Agenda
Matthew Golton, Franchise Development Director, First Great Western

Lord Andrew Adonis, Reformer, Writer and Labour Peer

Session Three

11:45 Urban Logistics

Thames Valley consumer needs are changing. As we e-purchase on-line with next day delivery or better, retailer’s logistic networks must also change to reflect this revolution and the move towards urban hubs, which are closer to the centers of growth. How are developers reacting to this change, where are the opportunities for future investment and what are the plans for the logistics sector across the Thames Valley?

Karen Thomas, Partner –  National Logistics & Industrial UK, Cushman & Wakefield

Daniel Lampard, Senior Director Head of Thames Valley Office, NLP Planning
Nigel Harris, Asset Manager, John Lewis Partnership *TBC*
Paul Lewis, Regional Director – Thames Valley SEGRO

Session Four
12:30pm  The Forum – Feedback Session

Matthew Battle, Director UK Property Forums
Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean,  University of Reading Henley Business School

13.00 LUNCH Opportunity to network and visit Exhibitors

Session Five
13:50 Planning for a Resi Crisis

Pressure on the green belt, increasing housing values, London overspill, rising costs of construction and the hype of development ‘hot spots’ around new transport infrastructure (WRAtH, Crossrail and the electrification of the GWR). What is the role of the Thames Valley in the South East housing debate and how can new residential development navigate through the system to optimize the opportunities?

Robert Lynch, Partner Head of Thames Valley Property Department, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Kim Cohen, Partner, Barton Wilmore

Richard Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP
Andrew Saunders Davies, Chairman, Berkeley Homes Oxford and Chilterns
Steve Woodford, Director, Haslams Estate Agent

Session Six
14:30 The £300m+ Development Review

An overview of three major investments happening across the region. What are the implications for occupiers, investor, consultants and suppliers searching for business development opportunities of these new developments?

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

Thames Valley Science Park-David Gillham, Director, Business Incubation and Knowledge Transfer, Thames Valley Science Park
Bracknell Regeneration – Victor Nicholls, Assistant Chief Executive, Bracknell Forest Council


Albert de Beer, Director of Real Estate & Facilities EMEA, Hitachi Data Systems
Louize Clarke, Founder + Director, Connect TVT
Simon Russian, Head of Development Bracknell, Legal & General Property


Why exhibit at TVPF 2015?
  • Opportunity to promote to an senior decision making audience
  • Opportunity to network and promote your company brand
  • Be involved with quality event and associated marketing
  • Packages available for 1 – 1.5M to 3M stand areas
  • Brand promotion on the web site and all associated literature
  • Join as TV Member and get discounts on MIPIMUK, The Figgy Pudding Lunch, Exclusive Articles and Breakfasts

‘ The Heathrow Session was polished & informative presentation delivered with passion and enthusiasm’ Bob Day, Director, Broadway Malyan

‘Reading and Slough town centers were the most interesting sessions for me, gave me a real understanding of the plan and challenges. Victor Nicholls has the X factor, the event needed him.’ Mat Fundrey, Project Director, ISG

‘Excellent organisation, venue beautiful’ Juliet Philipson, Events Manager, Alexander Devine Charity

‘ Reading 2050 Session was well done and entertaining’   Simon Dimmick, Senior Partner, Blandy & Blandy

Attendance Costs

Costs for 2015;

All tickets include; full day attendance at the conference and the exhibitors area, morning and afternoon tea plus networking lunch.

  1. Early Bird £225 +VAT = £270
    1 delegate pass to the conference
  2. Valley Member £300 + VAT = £360
    1 delegate pass, plus valley member benefits
  3. Small Pop Up Exhibitor Package £300 + VAT =£360
    1 delegate pass + 1.5mtrs space + branding + valley member benefits
  4. Large Pop up Exhibitor package £750 + VAT = £900
    2 delegate passes + 3mtrs space + branding + valley member benefits

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Green Park
The Conference Centre
100 Longwater Avenue
Green Park


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 Speakers TVPF 2015

Lord Andrew Adonis

Reformer, Writer, Labour Peer

Minister for Schools from May 2005 until October 2008…Read More

John Holland Kaye

Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd

John became Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd…Read More

Karen Thomas

Partner, Cushman and Wakefield

Karen is a Partner within the Cushman & Wakefield National Logistics and…Read More

Daniel Lampard

Senior Director, Head of Thames Valley Office, Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners

Daniel is an experienced planning consultant with a…Read More

David Gillham

Director Business Incubation and Knowledge Transfer, Thames Valley Science Park

David’s role involves supporting the University to build on…Read more

Alan Hughes

Deputy Director, HS2 Growth and Regeneration Department for Transport.

Alun Hughes is a senior civil servant in the Department for…Read More

Steve Lamb

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Agenda

Steve was formerly Chairman of Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise…Read More

Kim Cohen MRTPI

Partner, Barton Willmore

Kim joined Barton Willmore in May 2001 and has developed…Read more

Simon Russian

Head of Retail (Bracknell) Legal and General Property

Simon has responsibility for retail development activity within LGP…Read More

Richard Harrington

Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP

Richard Harrington is Chief Executive of…Read More

Eddie Curzon

Thames Valley Regional Director, CBI

Eddie is the Thames Valley Regional Director for the CBI representing…Read More

Albert de Beer

Director of Real Estate & Facilities EMEA, Hitachi Data Systems

Director at Hitachi Data Systems and responsible for a mixed portfolio of…Read More

Kate Dean

Former Board Member, Enterprise M3

Kate is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years…Read More

Victor Nicholls

Assistant Chief Executive, Bracknell Forest Council

Victor is Assistant Chief Executive at Bracknell Forest Council…Read More

Andrew Davies Saunders

Chairman, Berkeley Homes (Western)

Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with an MBA from Henley Management College…Read More

Stacey Meadwell

Regional Editor, Estates Gazette

Stacey is Regional Editor at Estates Gazette responsible for…Read More

Paul Lewis

Regional Director, Segro

Paul joined SEGRO in 2000 initially as an Asset Surveyor on…Read More

Steve Woodford

Managing Director, Haslams Estate Agents

Steve has worked in estate agency since 1981 including…Read More

Louize Clarke

Co-Founder, ConnectTVT

Louize launched Connect TVT this year to….Read More

Tim Smith MBE

Chief Exeutive Officer,  Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Tim is the first, full time Chief Executive Officer at Thames Valley Berkshire LEP…Read more

Rosalind Andrews

Associate Partner-Planning, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Rosalind Andrews is a specialist Planning and Highways lawyer…Read more

Robert Lynch

Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Robert is a Partner with Harrison Clark Rickerbys and…Read more

Scott Witchalls

Partner, Peter Brett Associates

Scott leads the management and delivery of area wide transport…Read more


TVPF Conference In-House Journalist

Sarah is an independent marketing and communications advisor…Read more

Matthew Battle

Chair, UK Property Forums

Matthew joined Bovis in the UK in 1982 and worked on …Read more

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