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The Future. Ours to Make
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Growth Zone Partner
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Conference Content

The theme for 2020 is The Future. Ours to Make.

This content rich, high profile conference focuses on Real Estate Investment and Economic Growth.  The conference is a 3-day virtual event delivered on an interactive virtual platform, live streamed over two-channels:

Investment Zone – showcasing c. £12bn of investment opportunities across the region and focusing on key sectors and opportunities


Investment Presentations - from thirteen Destination Partners [local authorities] from across the Region

  • Birmingham
  • Derby
  • Stoke & Staffordshire
  • Leicester
  • Solihull
  • Warwickshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Wolverhampton
  • Coventry
  • Telford & Wrekin
  • Dudley
  • Shropshire
  • Nottingham


Mix of panel sessions including:

  • Making Mixed Use Work – Finding the Right Balance
  • Repurposing High Streets & City Centres
  • Industrial & Logistics, Driving Growth
  • Understanding the Dynamics of the Residential Market
  • Revitalising the Visitor Economy post-covid
  • SME’s Creating a Platform for Growth


Growth Zone – a mix of panel sessions, presentations, keynote addresses and interviews; focused on strategy, policy, showcasing opportunities and to deliver good, sustainable growth across the Midlands.


Mix of panel sessions including:

  • City Challenge – Delivering Good Growth
  • Infrastructure People & Policy
  • ‘Collaboration – Building Back Better’
  • Urban Renewal – Public & Private Collaboration
  • Skills & Education Creating a Brighter Future
  • Cutting Edge Technology – Leading the Way!
  • Resilience & Sustainability – Moving Towards Zero Carbon
  • Meeting the Housing Challenge – Building More & Better Homes
  • Building Communities – Improving Lives!
  • Future Leaders – Delivering Good Growth


Key Presentations:

  • Cities Recovery Index
  • Major Investors Perspective on the Region
  • Spotlight sessions, Shinning a Light on
  •  Midlands Connect – Infrastructure for Growth
  • 5G – A Growth Enabler
  • East Midlands Space Park
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Coventry City of Culture


All in all approximately 21 hours of content to view live and later on demand