Hurlingham Club: 20th May 2015 

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Place West London Annual Conference & Dinner, looks at key issues impacting on West London and the Region as an investment opportunity. With a specific focus and updates on key development schemes in the area – Hammersmith Flyunder, Delivering Homes, Skills Gap and the Leader’s Panel discussions to improve West London’s capability. The event offers interesting debate and networking.

Conference Programme

1.00pm Guest Registration opens
2pm Welcome from the chair – Andrew Ward, Brunel University
2.10pm Old Oak and Park Royal – the MDC will have taken charge, and work will be in full swing to extract maximum benefit from the HS2/Crossrail interchange. What is the overall vision and programme? Could there be a football stadium at the heart of the development? What needs to be done to protect the 70,000 jobs already on the estate?
Speakers:
Victoria Hills, Director, OPDC
Andrew Clarke, Peter Brett Associates
Mike Cummings, SEGRO
Sarah Ebanja, Queens Park Rangers
3pm Flyunder Update – the fabulously inventive Hammersmith Flyunder is back on the agenda with the renewed backing of the council. How can this idea be made a reality, and what opportunities can be realised?
Speaker:
Martin Knights, Managing Director : Tunnelling and Earth Engineering Practice; Adam Knight, Director, Hugh Broughton Architects
3.30pm Coffee
4pm Delivering Homes – there is a lot of movement in the housing delivery landscape. Public Sector building has restarted, and Housing Corporations are being formed, the private rental sector is growing fast, and, in the background, office-to-resi rumbles on, with some West London boroughs encountering a large number of PDR applications. What is really happening, and what might be the result?
Speakers:
Russell Pedley, Assael Architecture
Nick Taylor, GLA
4.30pm Skills gap: towards an action plan – we are still facing a skills challenge, matching those available in the talent pool to those desired by an increasingly varied and rapidly changing employer base. How can the reawakened collaboration between the west London boroughs help?
Speakers:
Lorraine Collins, Uxbridge College 
5.00pm Chair’s Closing Address
5.30pm Leaders’ Panel – What is leadership, and how can we improve West London’s capability? A panel of leaders from business and academia come together to discuss what is a crucial differentiator in the global fight for success.
Chair:
Andrew Ward, Director of Corporate Relations, Brunel University London
Keynote:
Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea – Chairman of Cobra Beer
Panellists:

  • Dominique Unsworth, Resource Production
  • Jeannette Pritchard, ugli/Brand Amplifier
  • Kenny Frederick (Headteacher)
  • Peter Wiegold  (Conductor)
  • Ruth Bagley (Chief Executive, Slough Borough Council)
6.30pm Drinks Reception
7.15pm Dinner, and presentation of the Regeneration Showcase commendations
10.30pm Carriages