The 2018 LREF conference programme investigates how rapid technological, economic and societal changes are having a profound impact on the way that we design, build and manage our city to ensure a successful and sustainable future for all.


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Wednesday 13 June 

Responding to
the Challenge

How are key sectors in the real estate industry adapting to change, and what shape will they need to take in the future? Our panel sessions bring business and industry leaders together to discuss.

09.00 - 09.45
Keynote: The London Economy

In association with The Financial Times
& Deloitte Real Estate

The Financial Times keynote sets the scene for the two-day conference programme at LREF. Senior economist Angus Knowles-Cutler will give an overview of the state of London’s economy, projections for the next year and the subsequent consequences for the property industry. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion with property experts.
Angus Knowles-Cutler, Chairman and London Office Managing Partner,,  Deloitte
Lucy Owens, Interim Executive Director - Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA
Judith Evans, Property Correspondent, FT (Chair)
John Mulryan, Group Managing Director, Ballymore Group

10.00 - 10.45
Leaders of Change: Workplace Culture

In association with JLL
This session will focus on how ‘workplace culture’ is changing in response to changing working practices and the key issues that businesses are facing around this. How can the property and development industry ensure it is responding appropriately to help tenants and stakeholders ensure they have the right spaces for their workers’ changing needs. How can buildings and spaces be more adaptable and flexible and cater for future working trends and practices we don’t yet know about whilst still providing a return for investors?
Bruce Daisley, EMEA Vice President, Twitter
Carissa Kilgour, Workplace Director, Landsec
Nicola Gillen, Director - Strategy Plus, AECOM
Sue Asprey Price, Head of Corporate Solutions, JLL
Charles Begley, Executive Director, City and Westminster Property Associations (Chair)

11.00 - 11.45
Leaders of Change: Future of the Office
In association with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
This session will look at what office spaces of the future will look like and the requirements they might need to serve. Keynote speaker Harry Bowcott will outline McKinsey’s thinking around their planned move from Piccadilly to Holborn and how their new space will complement their changing business needs, before being joined by a panel of property experts to discuss if the development and investment industry is doing enough to future proof London’s commercial stock for business needs of the future.
Juliet Thomas, Partner Commercial Real Estate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Chair)
David Galsworthy, CEO and Co-Founder, Techspace
Jon Allgood, Head of Offices, The Crown Estate
Harry Bowcott, Senior Partner, McKinsey
Enrico Sanna, Co-Founder and CEO, Fora

12.00 - 12.45
Leaders of Change: Wellbeing
In association with Cluttons
This session will look at the future of wellbeing in the workplace, and the role that property can play in helping businesses implement their wellbeing strategies. Keynote speaker Ann-Marie Aguilar will outline what she is seeing at the International WELL Building Institute from businesses who are engaging on this key issue for employee attraction and retention,
before she is joined by a panel of property experts to discuss if the development and investment industry is doing enough to help businesses around wellbeing.

Ann-Marie Aguilar, Director of Operations - Europe, International WELL Building Institute
Matt Webster, Head of Wellbeing and Futureproofing, British Land
Ken Shuttleworth, President of BCO + Founder, Make (Chair)
Eva Vavrakova, Head of User Experience, HB Reavis
Philip Booth, Partner - Project Management Consultancy, Cluttons

14.30 - 15.15
So, London, are you Smart enough?
In association with JLL
Guy Grainger will be putting questions to Anil Menon about the key ingredients of a Smart City, giving live examples from around the world.  Then we will turn our attention to home and ask whether London has the leadership, capability and skills to be a Smart City, particularly in times of uncertainty.
Guy Grainger, EMEA Chief Executive, JLL
Anil Menon, Global President, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco

15.30 - 16.15
Place Shaping
In association with Grimshaw
This session will look at the key ingredients for successful place shaping in the capital. The London Plan is calling for higher targets around housing than ever before, but how do we ensure that we keep London a great place to be whilst aiming for the densities needed to accommodate London’s predicted growth? How can we ensure the great placemaking principles that have been applied in central London are used in outer London as density spreads outwards?

Amelia Staveley, Director of Development and Placemaking, London Estate, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Dan Johnson, Director of Placemaking, New West End Company
Annelie Kvick Thompson, Principal, Grimshaw
Shifa Mustafa, Executive Director of Place, LB Croydon
Marcus Geddes, Head of Property - London Portfolio, Landsec
Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director of Regneration, GLA
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)

16.30 - 17.15
Hotels: How do we  deliver the beds London needs?                                    
In association with Savills
This panel discussion will look at what is required to build the hotel rooms London needs for the next 10 years. Where is this money going to come from and what products are investors looking for?

George Nicholas, Global Head of Hotels, Savills
Paul Jackson, General Manager, Claridge's
Jo Moon, Property Aquisitions Director, Whitbread
Robin Rossman, Managing Director, SBR
Margreet Papamichael, Director - Economics, AECOM
Giles Barrie, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting (Chair)

The Changing Face
of London

These area-focused sessions investigate parts of London that will see some of the greatest change over the coming decade – from established centres of activity to major new regeneration zones.

10.00 - 10.45
City of Westminster
In association with Cluttons
This session will provide an update on what is planned for the borough of Westminster, hearing from Westminster City Council’s Director of Placeshaping on key plans, priorities and policy direction following the local elections. An expert panel will then discuss the importance of effective placemaking strategies in the boroughto support economic growth and vitality.
Anna Bond, Portfolio Director, London Estate, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Barbara Brownlee, Executive Director - Growth Planning and Housing, Westminster City Council
Deirdra Armsby, Director of Placeshaping, Westminster City Council
James Gray, Managing Partner, Cluttons
Lucy Musgrave, Founder, Publica (Chair)
James Cooksey, Director of Central London, The Crown Estate and Chair, Westminster Property Association

11.00 - 11.45
Whitechapel and City Fringe
In association with JLL
Whitechapel and the City Fringe have seen significant increase in values for both commercial and residential property over the last 5 years, driven largely by its proximity to the City of London. Can these values be sustained? Will the rush to capitalise on the attractiveness of this location ruin the unique character of this area? What is the outlook for this area over the next few years? This session will hear from key stakeholders on key trends and moves as well as the opportunities and challenges of investing and developing here.
Jon Neale, Head of UK Research, JLL (Chair)
Cllr Rachel Blake, Cabinet Member for Strategic Development & Waste, Tower Hamlets Council
Gerald Kaye, Chief Executive, Helical
Simon Rowley, Senior Leasing Manager, Great Portland Estates plc
Marcus Bate, Investment Director, Mount Anvil

12.00 - 12.45
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
This panel discussion will hear from the major stakeholders involved in Euston to look at key issues in the development of the station and wider area in this complex and long term project. 
Prof Sadie Morgan, Founding Director, dRMM, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission and Chair, HS2 Design Panel
David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail Property
Juliette Morgan, Head of Regent's Place, British Land
David Joyce, Director of Regeneration and Planning, LB of Camden
Juliemma McLaughlin, Assistant Director - Planning, GLA
Jon Milward, Head of Real Estate Development, Deloitte Real Estate (Chair)

14.30 - 15.15
London City Airport & The Royal Docks
In association with Savills
This session will look at the future for London City Airport and the Royal Docks, hearing from key stakeholders who will discuss the area’s future strategic direction and the impact that expansion of the airport will have.
David Williams, Executive Director - Mixed Use Development, Savills
Dan Bridge, Programme Director, Royal Docks (A joint initiative from the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham)
John Miu, CEO, ABP London
Liam McKay, Director of Corporate Affairs, London City Airport
Jane Groom, Board Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)

15.30 - 16.15
City of London
In association with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
This session will look at the future direction of the City of London, with a keynote from Kathryn Harrisonat Deutsche Bank talking about the drivers behind their decision to locate their new HQ in the City of London at 21 Moorfields – seen as a major vote of confidence in the capital after the EU referendum result.

Digby Flower, Chairman UK & Ireland, Cushman & Wakefield
Kathryn Harrison, Business Partner for CIB, Regional Business Partner UK/I, Americas & Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Chris Hayward, Chairman of the Planning and Transportation Committee, City of London
Don Rowlands, Partner - Real Estate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Chair)
Tim Roberts, Head of Offices, British Land
Tina Paillet, Generali Real Estate

16.30 - 17.15
In association with Morgan Sindall
& Muse Developments

This session will look at the strategic direction of Lambeth and hear from major stakeholders in the area on key projects, policies and ambitions for the borough.
Mike Auger, Regional Director - South, Muse Developments
Sue Foster, Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Growth, LB Lambeth
Richard Dobson, Area Director - London, Morgan Sindall Construction
Kiran Pawar, Development Director, HB Reavis
Gerry Hughes, Chief Executive, GVA (Chair)

London as a
Global City                             

A series of panel discussions and presentations exploring what defines London as a Global City, current international experience and investment, and city dialogues to encourage shared learning.

10.00 - 10.45
Culture and Good Growth
This session will be a broad look at how we can better integrate culture and creativity into development across the capital, and get the industry to understand that culture is not only a positive contribution to development but also for the ‘bottom line’ for shareholders and investors.How can culture be embedded as part of ‘good growth’ for London and are the right policies, initiatives and mechanisms in place to allow this to happen?
Lorna Lee, Director, London Borough of Culture 2019 * Head of Culture and Heritage Services, LB Waltham Forest
Howard Dawber, Managing Director - Strategy, Canary Wharf Group
Stewart Murray, Strategic Director for Economic Growth, LB of Waltham Forest
Carolyn Dwyer, Director of the Built Environment, City of London Corporation
Pam Alexander, Ambassador for Culture, Mayor of London's Cultural Leadership Board (Chair)

11.00 - 11.45
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This session will look at the future of the QEOP and discuss the next phase of development and housing in this key area of London. 
Lyn Garner, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation
Lisa Gledhill, Project Director of International Quarter London
Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East
Karen Cooksley, Head of Planning, Winckworth Sherwood
Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Sadler's Wells
Jane Groom, Board Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)

12.00 - 12.45
West London: Collaboration and the commercial story
This session will look at West London as a global business destination, focusing on economic drivers of the area, showcasing case studies and opportunities and talking about the new initiative of Capital West London. Expert speakers will talk through the combined west London investment story and why this key area of the capital is attractive to an international business audience.
Cllr Julian Bell, Leader, Ealing Council
Emma Hindes, General Manager, Westfield
Karen Mercer, Project Director (Brent Cross), LB Barnet
Chris Walters, Head of Development, London & Partners
Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development , TfL
Robert Gordon Clark, Chairman & Partner, London Communications Agency (Chair)

14.30 - 15.15
Capital Markets: Inward Investment
In association with Cluttons
This session will look at investing in London real estate. Faisal Durrani, Partner – Head of Research at Cluttons, will open the panel by briefly presenting the findings from Cluttons' latest private capital survey before we widen out to a panel discussion looking at the appeal of London to investors of all kinds. 
Faisal Durrani, Head of Research, Cluttons
Clive Castle, Director, Central London Offices
Zeena Farouk, Associate Director, Private Banker - Middle Eastern Clients
Shiraz Jiwa, CEO, The Valesco Group
James Holmear, Sales and Marketing Director, Redrow Homes
Damian Wilde, Editor, EG

15.30 - 16.15
Future of Retail
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
This session will look at the future of retail across London. What are the major challenges and opportunities in this sector? What is the picture for central London and further out?  What are the operational changes London retailers are undergoing to gain better access to global and online markets? Is London retail Brexit-proof?
Hugo Clark, Head of Retail Property Strategy, Deloitte Real Estate
Jace Tyrrell, CEO New West End Company
Ed Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo (Chair)
Ben Reed, Head of Brand Management, First Base
Deborah Green, Director - Retail Asset Management, Oxford Properties
Katherine Russell, Head of Real Estate, Planning, Policy & Commercial, John Lewis Partnership

16.30 - 17.15
Heathrow/Airport Expansion
In association with Barton Willmore
This session will look at the impact of expansion at Heathrow, hearing from key stakeholders in the area to discuss the wider economic growth opportunities for London around this. Iain Painting at Barton Willmore will present some research on key figures and highlight some issues around this topic, before we go into a panel discussion with major area stakeholders to take the discussion on.

Iain Painting, Partner, Barton Willmore
Brendon Walsh, Chair, Heathrow Strategic Planning Group
Neil Impiazzi, Partnerships Development Manager, SEGRO
Stephen Fry, CEO, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte Twyning, Consents Director, Heathrow Airport
Anna Mitra, Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)


Thursday 14 June

Responding to
the Challenge

09.00 - 09.45
Keynote: Is 'Good Growth' More than just a buzzword?

In association with EG & Mayor of London
The conversation around ‘good growth’ has never been louder, with focuses on collaboration and inclusivity as being the key to achieving place based transformation. In practical terms, the Mayor’s £70m Good Growth Fund is one of the vehicles to achieve this, as City Hall’s biggest place-making regeneration fund to date. But what are we learning from these conversations, and what does it all really mean for the future of London market?
Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
Damian Wild, Editor, EG (Chair)
Katy Warrick, Director Residential Research, Savills
Richard Upton, Deputy Chief Executive, U+I
Killian Hurley, Chief Executive, Mount Anvil
Simon Brooks, Structured Property Finances, Investec

10.00 - 10.45
Housing Policy

In association with JLL
This session will hear from the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development and other select housing experts on where London’s housing policy is headed. 
Adam Challis, Head of Residential Research, JLL (Chair)
Killian Hurley, Chief Executive, Mount Anvil
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
Joe Berridge, Partner, Urban Strategies
Cyndi Rottenberg Walker, Partner, Urban Strategies
Richard Blakeway, Chair, BexleyCo Ltd
Jane Custance, Director - Strategic Planning & Development, LB Waltham Forest

11.00 - 11.45
Residential Investment: Multi-Family
In association with Savills
This session will look at London’s residential investment market and in particular how the growing ‘multi-family’ market is likely to evolve over the coming years.

Peter Allen, Head of Residential Capital Markets EMEA, Savills
Ali Abbas, Senior Managing Director - Europe, AECOM Capital (Real Estate)
Alex Notay, Build to Rent Fund Director, PfP Capital (Chair)
Michela Hancock, Senior Development Director, Greystar
Catherine Webster, Executive Director - Strategy & Investment, Quintain
Fergus Evans, Project Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

12.00 - 12.45
Town Centre Regeneration

In association with GL Hearn
This session will look at key issues that outer London is facing from pressure to accommodate growth, with a focus on planning and policy. What is the future of the capital’s outer urban centres, and how do we create the right mix of uses here? 
Geoff Pearce, Executive Director of Regeneration and Development, Swan Housing
Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director of Regeneration, GLA
Gareth Blacker - General Manager, Infrastructure and Complex Projects, Homes England
Graeme Tulley, Planning, Development and Regeneration Director, GL Hearn
Sharon Strutt, Head of Regeneration, LB Redbridge
Debbie Whitfield, Deputy Chair, New London Architecture (Chair)

14.30 - 15.15
Transport Related Development

In association with AECOM
This session will look at key issues around capturing value for all from major transport and infrastructure projects in the capital, and what challenges and opportunities this brings for London.

John Lewis, EMEA Head of Commercial, AECOM
William Jackson, Development Consultant, Crossrail 2 and TfL
Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader, Wandsworth Council
Gary Yardley, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Capco
Annelie Kvick Thompson, Principal, Grimshaw
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)

15.30 - 16.15
Unlocking Public Land

In association with Deloitte Real Estate

Clive Pane, Partner, Deloitte Real Estate (Chair)
Colm Lacey, Chief Executive, Brick by Brick
Barbara Brownlee, Executive Director - Growth Planning and Housing, Westminster City Council
Michael Mulhern, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Sophie White, Head of PRS, Infrastructure and Complex Projects, Homes England
Graeme Craig, Commercial Development Director, TfL
Deirdra Armsby, Director of Placeshapin

16.30 - 17.15
London: Where next?

London has reshaped itself over the last 20 years since the Urban Renaissance Taskforce, improving quality of place across the capital. However, London’s success has thrown up some well-documented issues of the unintended consequences of the social, demographic, technological and economic changes we have gone through, such as over-crowded transport, a deepening housing crisis and rise in street homelessness, Brexit, Grenfell, Uber and the gig economy etc. This panel will outline some of the key areas of progress in London and also some of the key challenges for London’s future with a select panel of senior London thinkers who will debate how London moves forward and tackles some of these key issues, to enable London to stay at the top of its game as somewhere people want to keep coming to live, work and play.
Pat Brown, Director, Central (Chair)
Tony Travers, Director, LSE London
Susan Freeman, Partner, Mischon De Reya
Toby Courtauld, Chief Executive, Great Portland Estates plc
Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes, Lambeth Council

The Changing Face
of London

10.00 - 10.45
Sutton, Kingston and Croydon: what next for South London?

This session will look at the strategic direction of these three key south London boroughs.
Nazeya Hussain, Growth Director, RB Kingston
Mary Morrissey, Strategic Director of Environment, Housing and Regeneration, LB Sutton
Heather Cheesbrough, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport, LB Croydon
Wahid Samady, Chairman, CNM Estates
Liz Hamson, Editor, Property Week (Chair)

11.00 - 11.45

Wembley is on the up, with Brent having just won the bid for London Borough of Culture 2020. This panel discussion will hear from key stakeholders in the area to discuss Wembley’s future direction.
Matthew McMillan, Development Director, Boxpark
James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer, Quintain
David Glover, Interim Development Management Manager, LB Brent
Mark Davy, Founder, Futurecity
Anna Mitra, Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)

12.00 - 12.45
Brent Cross

In association with Gowling WLG
This session will examine the progress at one of the largest regeneration programmes in Europe; the £2.5bn regeneration programme of Brent Cross in the London Borough of Barnet. This development will create a new town centre of over 7,500 homes, 27,000 new jobs, new schools, parks and community facilities, all made accessible through the development of a new station on the Thameslink line. This panel discussion will hear from key stakeholders in the area to discuss the future direction of Brent Cross.
Richard Beckingsale, Partner - Head of Regeneration, Gowling WLG
Peter Cole, Chief Investment Officer, Hammerson PLC
Nick Searl, Partner, Argent
Cath Shaw, Deputy Chief Executive, LB Barnet
Lisa Taylor, Chief Executive, Future of London (Chair)

14.30 - 15.15
Old Oak and Park Royal

This panel will examine the future for Old Oak and Park Royal and discuss latest progress, and the elements that make this an attractive investment opportunity.
Liz Peace, Chairman, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Tony Clements, Executive Director Regeneration and Housing, LB of Ealing
Aktar Choudhury, Operational Director - Regeneration, LB Brent
Matthew Botelle, Project Director, Old Oak Common Station, HS2
Lisa Taylor, Chief Executive, Future of London (Chair)

15.30 - 16.15
Southwark and Lewisham - Bakerloo Line Extension

Southwark and Lewisham are set for huge change with the proposed Bakerloo Line Extension. Old Kent Road is designated as an Opportunity Area capable of accommodating 20,000 new homes and 5,000 additional jobs, alongside a proposed extension to the Central Activities Zone, further enhancing its important role within London’s economy. This session will look at the future of these two boroughs in the context of potential major infrastructural investment and hear from major stakeholders on how they see the area growing.
Peter John, Leader, Southwark Council
Claudette Forbes, Regeneration Advisor, LB Lewisham
Fred Pilbrow, Founding Partner, Pilbrow & Partners
Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Chair)

16.30 - 17.15
East London

This session will look broadly at the strategic direction for development across East London over the short to medium term. What are the key players across this area doing to deliver ‘good growth’ and what are the issues and challenges faced by those leading activity here?
Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor, Newham Council
John Lewis, Executive Director - Thamesmead, Peabody
Huw Lewis,Managing Direco LB Bexley
Rosanna Lawes, Executive Director of Development, London Legacy Development Corporation
Marcus Bate, Investment Director, Mount Anvil
Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader, Barking and Dagenham Council
John Miu, CEO, ABP London
Guy Montague-Jones, Deputy Editor, Property Week (Chair)

London as a
Global City  

10.00 - 10.45
Global Cities & Real Estate
In association with Savills
What is happening in global cities as they adjust to the metropolitan century? How is real estate responding? This panel will review the major trends in real estate development in the four global cities of London, New York, Paris, and Singapore. It will assess the impact of key drivers of change and observe how the real estate sector is responding. The panel will cover major development projects and the increasing change fostered by the innovation economy and smart systems.

Prof. Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)
Stephen Down, Head of Central London and International Investment, Savills
Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, Women's Forum for the Economy and Society and former MD of the Greater Paris Investment Agency
Andrew Fassam, Senior Director (Strategic Projects), Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Ana Ariño, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, New York City Economic Development

11.00 - 11.45
London / New York -
Making space for tech

How do major cities like London and New York make space for the tech-led sectors? What are the lessons from New York as it grows its innovation economy in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond? How has New York developed and fostered the tech sector? What makes successful innovation district and what can private sector real estate investors do to optimise success?
Prof Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)
Ana Ariño, Executive Vice President and Chief  Strategy Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Emma Cariaga, Head of Operations, Canada Water, British Land
Dr. Stephen Lorimer, Smart London Strategy and Delivery Officer, GLA

12.00 - 12.45
International lessons: Designed for Rent

In association with Virgin Media
The session will look at the design and management of private rented and mixed use development in London. What can we learn from the successful multifamily sector in the US and elsewhere internationally on this?
Larry Malcic, Design Principal, HOK
Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director of Housing, GLA

Michael Allen, Director Build to Rent, Quintain
Dipa Joshi, Director, Assael Architecture
Jonny Popper, Managing Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)

14:00-14:25 Local Election Analysis

Labour may have failed to take any Conservative heartland Boroughs, but the May 2018 local elections still heralded some substantial changes across London, including eight new Borough Leaders.  Jonny Popper and Chris Madel, both equity partners at LCA, will analyse the results and explain the key implications for planning and development. This will take place in the main exhibition hall.


14.30 - 15.15
London / Singapore -
Major Development Projects

Global cities must promote successful major projects if they are to add capacity in the office, housing, knowledge, and entertainment sectors. But making major projects work is not a ‘given’. Singapore has stunned the world with the success of Marina Bay Sands and is now developing the new Jurong district and other major projects. What are the lessons from Singapore for London?  How do we get the timing right and provide the key infrastructure and financing needed for such projects? How does London’s experience stack up? How many major developments are already in train in London? Will Old Oak and Park Royal develop as a successful major project?
Prof. Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)
Andrew Fassam, Senior Director (Strategic Projects), Urban Redevelopment Authority - Singapore
Katie Kopec, Principal Advisor - Regeneration and Development, London and Partners
Alexandra Reitman, Principal Project Manager - Old Oak Masterplan, Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation

15.30 - 16.15
London / Paris - New high-speed rail
Major new rail developments have the potential to develop the economy and increase the capacity of housing markets. As London prepares for the Elizabeth Line and plans Crossrail 2, the Paris Region is bringing forward the Grand Paris Express Way - four new lines and two extensions all planned to complete by 2021. What is the progress with the Grand Paris Express? How is it organised and what can London learn? How will it spur the development of new districts and locations in the Paris Region? Is London ready for the Elizabeth Line and are we ready to make Crossrail 2 a complete success?
Prof. Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)
Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, Women's Forum for the Economy and Society and former Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency

16.30 - 17.15
Digital Connectivity

In association with Cluttons
This panel will look at the future of London’s digital connectivity, in particular for the capital’s commercial buildings. How do we get relevant stakeholders working together on this so London is thinking collectively here? This is a key issue for the capital’s standing as a major global city; is the property industry doing enough to provide businesses with what they need?
Prof Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)
John Gravett, Head of Telecoms, Cluttons
Mark Kildea, Finance Director, Howard de Walden Estate
Belinda Fawcett, Director of Property and Estates and General Counsel, CTIL
Steven Bage, Strategic Infrastructure Advisor,City of London Corporation

Networking Receptions

All delegates benefit from access to dedicated networking sessions that bring invited audiences to LREF and support the exhibition and conference content.


Wednesday 13 June

08.00 – 09.00
Leaders of Change: Business Breakfast
In association with Waterman

13.00 – 14.30
Lunch Reception, hosted by New West End Company
In association with New West End Company

17.30 – 21.00
The Next Generation Reception

In association with Gardiner & Theobald


Thursday 14 June

08.00 – 09.30
London Boroughs Breakfast

In association with Winckworth Sherwood

13.00 – 14.30
Residential Investors Networking Reception

In association with Trowers & Hamlins

17.30 – 21.00
WPA 30th Anniversary

In association with Westminster Property Association


A new series of cross-discipline discussions hosted under Chatham House rules that expand on key topics covered in the main conference programme. By invitation only.


Wednesday 13 June

10.00 –10.45
Money talks: what's the deal with London Investment?
In association with EG

11.00 – 11.45
Flexibility & the office: What do we need to change?
In association with HB Reavis

12.00 – 12.45
Place & Space - Talent retention & property

16.30 – 17.15
The Next Generation
In association with Gardiner &Theobald


Thursday 14 June

11.00 – 11.45
Building bridges with the community: the benefits of collaboration
In association with EG

12.00 – 12.45
Modular Housing
In association with Pinsent Masons

14.30 – 15.15
Delving into Digital Connectivity: London Style
In association with EG & Cluttons

15.30 – 16.15
Placemaking & The New Great Estates