Regen 2019 is the leading exhibition and conference for the UK Regeneration Industry
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Regen 2019 is the leading exhibition and conference for the UK Regeneration Industry

Regen 2019 is the leading exhibition and conference for the UK Regeneration Industry

Regen was launched 5 years ago and is now firmly established as the UK’s leading forum for the regeneration industry. Urban & rural regeneration is a massive industry in its own right, and continues to transform the prosperity of every town and city in the UK. Whether you wish to exhibit, market or sell your products and services, attract new investment, or establish new long-term business contacts and relationships, visit Regen 2019 to meet potential suppliers or partners, or attend the conference to learn, discuss and debate the hot topics in regeneration.

The Exhibition

For 50+ exhibitors, Regen 2019 is expected to once again sell out of available exhibition space, and will provide significant sales and business development opportunities whilst also offering an outstanding networking platform.

Delegates from around the UK from all the following sectors, will converge on Liverpool for Regen 2019, and as such represents a unique opportunity not to be missed.

  • Urban & rural regeneration industry professionals
  • Procurement Depts. of Town, City & County Councils, Local Planning Authorities
  • Main contractors, construction companies
  • Commercial, industrial & residential property developers
  • Housing associations & house builders
  • Town planners & urban design
  • Civil & structural engineers
  • Architects, specifiers, building designers & surveyors
  • Local & central government agencies
  • Investment agencies
  • Product manufacturers, service suppliers & consultants

Regen 2019 Conference

After the huge success of the five previous events, the Regen 2019 Conference has firmly become the industry’s leading forum for thought leadership in UK regeneration and economic development.

The 24 speaker Conference will once again address the latest issues in urban & rural regeneration, policy and implementation, highlighting the key successes made in major towns and cities, in areas such as city centre and waterfront redevelopments.

As Regeneration is about people, place, economic growth and investment, which can create sustainable and resilient communities, the Conference will examine the challenges that face towns and cities, in terms of economic development, housing and neighbourhood renewal, and will bring delegates together with policy experts, real-life case studies and industry leaders.

Drinks Reception / Networking Evening

After the Regen 2019 Exhibition & Conference finishes for the day on Wednesday 6 November there is a complimentary 2 hour drinks reception & networking event with hundreds of industry colleagues, from 5pm to 7pm.

Liverpool City Council

According to Regenerating Liverpool, there are currently 187 regeneration projects actually on site, worth a staggering £3Bn. With so many other huge projects in the pipeline, that figure must surely increase over the coming years.

Liverpool’s vision is to be a distinctive global city, and has been transformed into one of the UK’s leading business destinations by an ambitious and far-reaching regeneration programme.

Liverpool City Council will work with any organisations or people willing to improve the prospects of the city, its communities and its residents.

Atlantic Gateway

Atlantic Gateway is the most significant opportunity in the UK to attract investment, accelerate growth and rebalance the economy. It is a proposition to create a critical mass to achieve a new level of growth not previously achieved in the UK outside of London.

It’s vision is to maximise investment into the Atlantic Gateway area and support the delivery of major projects by local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and other partners. Drawing upon the area’s assets and scale of the development opportunities, Atlantic Gateway has the potential to become a major brand to leverage private sector investment and other funding opportunities.

It represents an opportunity to invest in high growth innovation driven sectors and major large scale infrastructure projects that will stimulate demand in the economy much quicker than supply side measures. Atlantic Gateway identifies the strategic assets and opportunities across the area and provides the forum for a greater degree of collaboration across LEPs to accelerate investment and growth. Atlantic Gateway also provides a platform to promote low carbon sustainable growth and support the development of green infrastructure.

Ocean Gateway

Ocean Gateway represents more than 50 projects over 50 years with £50 billion of investment and is The Peel Group’s vision for the renaissance of the strategic corridor encompassing Manchester, Liverpool and adjacent areas within Cheshire and Warrington. The focus is on the regeneration of land and assets fronting the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey.

The Ocean Gateway projects embrace ports; logistics; retail and leisure; residential; commercial development; media infrastructure and renewable energy. Signature schemes include Liverpool Waters; Liverpool2; Wirral Waters; MediaCityUK, Manchester; Port Salford; Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the planned expansion of Scout Moor wind farm in Lancashire.

Liverpool Waters

Liverpool Waters is the ambitious 30-year vision for the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone is one of the City Region’s most important regeneration and investment opportunities. Through The Peel Group, it is also one of the largest single-ownership port-city development schemes in Europe and its delivery is possible without complex and time consuming land assembly negotiations.

The project will comprehensively transform the city’s northern docks, regenerating a 60-hectare stretch to create a world-class, high-quality, mixed-use waterfront quarter in central Liverpool.

Together with Wirral Waters on the west bank of the Mersey, and although being delivered over a 30-year period, the project will have a significant beneficial impact upon the structure and economy of the City Centre and wider region. Liverpool Waters will contribute substantially to the growth and development of the City Centre, and infrastructure improvements will allow ease of movement and strong connections between the northern end of Liverpool Waters, its hinterland, and the City Centre.

It will transform the City Centre and North Liverpool, providing much needed opportunities for jobs, training and skills development. It will be strongly connected with the existing waterfront, and add vitality to the under-used water spaces north of the current populated dock complexes.

The gravity of adding Liverpool Waters to the city’s existing waterfront offer will see Liverpool competing with the likes of Hamburg, Boston, Toronto and Barcelona in terms of the scale and diversity of its waterfront offer and associated economy.

The recent approval of Liverpool’s bid to become a turnaround point for international cruise liners is the next chapter in the close relationship between public and private sector partners working together to deliver a seamless integration of waterfront assets to continue its remarkable transformation.

Regen 2019 is the leading exhibition and conference for the UK Regeneration Industry

UK Regeneration Projects

  • Wirral Waters: The largest, most visionary regeneration project in the UK. It is also set to become the most sustainable. A new place to live, work and play and a place for all. It is centred on the Wirral Dock system – on the banks of the River Mersey. At its heart the project seeks to use the unique water assets of the city to drive growth across all sectors; for trade, for jobs, for energy, for transport, for play and for ‘placemaking’.
  • City of Wolverhampton Council: Wolverhampton is being transformed by more than £1 billion of public and private investment.
  • Manchester City Council: Continuing to develop Manchester as a city of national and international significance where people choose to live and in which companies want to invest.
  • Glasgow City Council: Glasgow is a city that continues to reinvent itself. The physical regeneration of the city is highlighted by the transforming effect of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Significant improvements are also being made to the city’s housing, infrastructure and commercial centres, bringing economic and social benefits to all of Glasgow’s citizens.
  • Hull City Council: The evolving City Plan aims to bring the whole community together to make Hull a place that is brimming with culture, enterprise and opportunity; a place where people want to live, work, play, study and do business; a city where those in the greatest need are valued and supported; a place that people will be proud to call home.
  • Leeds City Council: The housing and regeneration priority plan sets out the investment required in the city to ensure that all residents have access to housing that meets their needs and aspirations, in neighbourhoods that are sustainable and successful.
  • Sheffield City Council: The City Regeneration Division provides a single client focus for the funding, planning, design, programming and delivery of major physical economic regeneration schemes within the city, developing and promoting the flagship projects, which have changed the image of the city in the last decade, as well as major infrastructure.
  • Belfast City Council: Given its importance to the prosperity of the whole city and wider region, the regeneration of the city centre is at the heart of Belfast’s plans.
  • Salford City Council: From major developments to city parks, revitalised waterways and green spaces, Salford is being rebuilt and now more people than ever before are choosing it as a place to live, work, invest and visit. It is also investing in its transport infrastructure, both to improve connectivity and to support the sustainable growth of the city.
  • Preston City Council: The Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal is a landmark agreement to help achieve even more transformation of the area, creating thousands of new jobs and homes. A total £434m new investment will lead to the expansion and improvement of the transport infrastructure in Preston and South Ribble at an unprecedented rate, enabling a forecast 20,000 new jobs and 17,420 new homes to be created.
  • Aberdeen City Council: Regeneration is a key priority for Aberdeen. Regeneration is more than new buildings, houses and schools; it coincides with Shaping Aberdeen’s main focus – people and communities.
  • Greater London Authority: Improving London’s high streets, places of work, public space, skills and digital connectivity. Increasing the amount of affordable homes in London and releasing new land for housing. Improving equality for London communities, working with migrants and refugees, and helping people get online.
  • Birmingham City Council: The Big City Plan is a 20 year vision to encourage and support our continuing transformation to create a world class city centre. It covers every aspect of the built environment, from improving links into and out of the city, and maintaining and enhancing its unique character, to developing new residential communities and supporting our diverse economy.
  • Portsmouth City Council: Significant change and development in the coming years will transform the city centre into the economic, social and cultural focus of Portsmouth and the wider southeast Hampshire area. The vision of the City Centre masterplan is to create a vibrant and successful city centre which will contribute to the overall regeneration of the city.
  • The West Yorkshire Combined Authority: Leaders of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York authorities have agreed in principle for an initial £1bn of funds to be specifically targeted at increasing employment and productivity growth, to reverse decades of under-investment and create a world- class infrastructure for West Yorkshire and its neighbouring authorities.
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council: The regeneration directorate brings together major partners and stakeholders in regeneration across public, private and voluntary sectors. Their strategy to revitalise the city is focused on boosting investment, creating jobs and repositioning our area, both to the outside world and in the hearts and minds of people who live there.
  • Nottingham City Council: Ambitious regeneration projects and development opportunities continue to attract investors and developers to the area ensuring that Nottinghamshire remains an ambitious, innovative and attractive County.
  • Bristol City Council: A variety of regeneration schemes are taking place across the city, working to improve the city’s built environment, reduce social exclusion in our most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, strengthen the city’s economy and improve access to employment and training, particularly for people living in deprived neighbourhoods.
  • Plymouth City Council: the Council’s aim is to recreate some of the city’s past glory by becoming the UK’s leading Ocean City, one of Europe’s finest and most vibrant waterfront cities. These are long term ambitions, which may take many years to be delivered but the process is already well underway. There are a number of locations within the city where sustained efforts are being made to regenerate whole neighbourhoods, and the redevelopment of housing in those areas is a key part of the process.
  • Cardiff Council: Working to create better places for people to live, work and play in Cardiff, by delivering projects and supporting work which helps improve and enhance neighbourhoods across the city.
  • Gloucester City Council: The City Council is preparing a new development plan that will guide the regeneration of Gloucester to 2031. Gloucester has been undergoing some very significant changes with a number of major regeneration schemes and a large urban extension is well underway.

Regen 2019 Conference Programme

  • The value of economic development work for Northern communities: Nigel Wilcock – Executive Director, Institute of Economic Development
  • Powerhouse 2050: Transforming the North: Henri Murison – Director, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • More than 50 projects over 50 years with £50 billion of investment: Peter Nears – Executive Director, Strategic Planning, The Peel Group / Ocean Gateway
  • The Framework for Strategic Planning in the North – ‘The Great North Plan’: John Acres – Immediate Past President, The Royal Town Planning Institute
  • How our Local Industrial Strategy will deliver a £50bn economy: Philip Cox – Chief Executive, Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Regenerating a city where people choose to live and companies want to invest: Michael Parkinson CBE, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Civic Engagement, University of Liverpool in conversation with David Lord – Head of Development, Manchester City Council
  • A city of opportunity undergoing a £14bn regeneration led renaissance: Mark Kitts – Regenerating Liverpool, Liverpool City Council
  • A pivotal time for the £5 billion regeneration project: Ian Pollitt – Project Director, Liverpool Waters / Peel Land and Property
  • The largest regeneration project in the UK: Richard Mawdsley – Project Director, Wirral Waters / Peel Land and Property
  • Delivering a new regeneration vision for Wirral: Mike Horner – Development Director, Wirral Growth Company / Muse Developments
  • Spanning half of the city centre – over £1bn of new developments in the pipeline: Leanne Katsande – Operations Manager / Philippa Lee – Operations Manager, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool / Liverpool Science Park
  • Festival Gardens – from tip to Green Neighbourhood: Steve Parry – Managing Director, ION Development
  • Social value at the heart of regeneration and development: Martin Davies – Director of Development, The Regenda Group
  • Housing a growing population: Conference Host – Richard Tracey
  • Intervening in markets to increase housing supply: Steve Modric – Head of Strategy, North West, Homes England
  • Delivering a new generation of Garden Cities for the 21st Century: Katy Lock – Project and Policy Manager, Garden Cities & New Towns, Town & Country Planning Association
  • Creating beautiful places for people to live, work and play: Mark Latham – Regeneration Director, Urban Splash
  • Making a greater contribution to the sustainable regeneration of communities: Sandy Livingstone – Executive Director of Property, Onward Homes
  • A £1 billion programme to deliver 10,000 new homes over the coming decade: Frank Hont – Chair, Liverpool Foundation Homes Ltd
  • Regenerating place to create opportunities for people: Steph Harrison – Executive Director, The Regenda Group
  • Infrastructure for Regeneration: Conference Host – Richard Tracey
  • Economic regeneration and major infrastructure projects, including Carlisle Lake District Airport: Kate Willard – Head of Corporate Projects, Stobart Group
  • Bringing HS2 to Crewe: Tom Venner – Commercial Development Director, High Speed Two Ltd
  • A unique approach to green space infrastructure and management: Trevor Adey – Area Head of Business Development, The Land Trust
  • Putting a Biodiversity Net Gain Approach into Practice: Sally Hayns – CEO, CIEEM – Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Green Infrastructure – Atlantic Gateway Parklands and the Northern Forest: Iain Taylor – CEO / Director, Atlantic Gateway / IMT Consulting

Visit the Regen 2019 website to register to join the UK’s leading Regeneration event.

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