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Thames Estuary Growth Day 2018

Date: Wed 31 October 2018, 8:00 am

Location: CentrEd at ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

The Thames Estuary Growth Day is a day of meetings, discussions, workshops and research on growth opportunities and potential in the Thames Estuary region, covering Kent, Essex and east London.

Thames Estuary Growth Day 2018

Date: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Venue: CentrEd at ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Time: 08.00-17.30

Tickets: To book your place, click here or contact Jake Westhead for more information 0207 978 6840

Discover the economic growth and development opportunities in east London, Kent and Essex, at the second annual Thames Estuary Growth Day.

Last year, the Thames Estuary Growth Day brought together 23 local authorities from the Thames Estuary region, and 107 development companies, investment agencies, housing associations, surveyors and architects for a day of meetings, discussions, and research.

The second event will welcome a delegation of 250+ to explore delivery, connectivity, communities and sectors as identified by the 2050 Growth Commission; sustainable communities and the Thames River; and explore the Thames Estuary as a place to invest.

Councils: learn from your peers how they are gearing up for growth, homes and jobs to make the most of the region’s revitalization.

Developers: discover the development opportunities, infrastructure investments and decision makers making the Thames Estuary a vital part of your business plans.


8.00am - registration

9.00am - Welcome speech by the conference chair – Mark Easton, Home editor, BBC

9.10am - Keynote 1 

9.30am - Panel 1 - sustainable communities

-          Sustainable development

-          Placemaking

-          Residents’ wellbeing

-          Affordable housing

10.15am - Panel 2 - Production

-          Employment

-          Economic growth

-          Sectors

11.00am - Coffee break

11.20am - Keynote 2

11.40am - Panel 3 - delivery

-          Public/private partnerships

-          Procurement

-          Engaging community stakeholders

12.30 - Lunch

14.00 – Six workshops in three streams

Workshops are hosted by event sponsors.

15.30 – The future of the Thames Estuary

Short 10 minute presentations from sponsors about how they are planning to contribute to the growth of the region over the next 5 – 10 years.

16.15 - Council Leaders panel

-          Rapid fire questions from the audience for Council Leaders

16.45 - Closing speech

17.00 - Drinks reception

The event organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme with no notice.




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