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Wed 20th, 08:30 am 1 hour

Registration and Exhibition

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The leadership challenge and business opportunity of rising to the unprecedented technological, economic, environmental and social changes in the 21st Century – and why the vision of a connected place is so important. We\’ll explore the Summit\’s mission and set the scene for Day 1.  

Wed 20th, 09:30 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 10 minutes

Keynote welcome & introduction: preparing for the next ¼ Century

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Erika Lewis
Chief Executive Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Greg Clark CBE FAcSS
Chair – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

The leadership challenge and business opportunity of rising to the unprecedented technological, economic, environmental and social changes in the 21st Century – and why the vision of a connected place is so important. We’ll explore the Summit’s mission and set the scene for Day 1.  

Wed 20th, 09:40 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 15 minutes

Keynote conversation with Lord Hendy CBE, Chair, Network Rail

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Erika Lewis
Chief Executive Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Lord Peter Hendy CBE
Chair – Network Rail and the London Legacy Development Corporation

  • How can government and industry rise to these grand challenges? 
  • How do we foster sustainable growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship? 
  • Where are the opportunities for businesses and investors?  
  • How do we connect intelligently and innovate together more creatively? 

 

Wed 20th, 09:55 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 35 minutes

Keynote panel discussion: rising to the 21st Century’s challenges

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Marvin Rees
Mayor – Bristol

Gabriella Gomez Mont
Founder and Director – Experimentalista

Erika Lewis
Chief Executive Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Greg Clark CBE FAcSS
Chair – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

  • How can government and industry rise to these grand challenges? 
  • How do we foster sustainable growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship? 
  • Where are the opportunities for businesses and investors?  
  • How do we connect intelligently and innovate together more creatively? 

 

Quickfire 10 minute pitches from innovators with new proposals from across transport, the built environment and place leadership.

Wed 20th, 10:30 am Innovation Pitch Stage – Lothbury Library 30 minutes

Innovation Pitch Stage

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Alisdair Ritchie
Head of SME Development – Connected Places Catapult

Isabela Tatu
Co-Founder – Clean Marine Shipping

Jon Rains
Innovation Director – Mott MacDonald

Description:

Quickfire 10 minute pitches from innovators with new proposals from across transport, the built environment and place leadership.

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Wed 20th, 10:30 am 30 minutes

Connect & Spark Break

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Description:

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

The UN Habitat, Connected Places Catapult and GSMA have joined forces to address challenges in intermediary cities across low and middle-income countries (LMICs) by driving collaboration between the public and private sectors and enabling the adoption of innovation service delivery models. All urban managers should join this session to find out how to apply the learnings from the report to build resilience and promote a green recovery in their cities using innovation. 

Wed 20th, 10:30 am 1 hour

Virtual Only – Report launch: co-designing Urban Futures in low- and middle-income countries

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Brian Njoroge
Insights and Advocacy Analyst, Digital Utilities – GSMA

Isabel Wetzel
Special Advisor to the Acting Executive Director – UN Habitat

Elena Williams
Global Trade Expert, Head of Global Programmes – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

The UN Habitat, Connected Places Catapult and GSMA have joined forces to address challenges in intermediary cities across low and middle-income countries (LMICs) by driving collaboration between the public and private sectors and enabling the adoption of innovation service delivery models. All urban managers should join this session to find out how to apply the learnings from the report to build resilience and promote a green recovery in their cities using innovation. 

The technological, economic, environmental and social changes in the next ¼ of the 21st Century are enormous – yet the leadership challenge is as big as the business opportunity. Why is the vision of a connected place critical for a future of sustainable growth and prosperity? 

Wed 20th, 11:00 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 15 minutes

Keynote address: shaping the future of cities, places and transport

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Andrew Haldane CBE
Chief Executive Officer – Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Description:

The technological, economic, environmental and social changes in the next ¼ of the 21st Century are enormous – yet the leadership challenge is as big as the business opportunity. Why is the vision of a connected place critical for a future of sustainable growth and prosperity? 

Join this session to explore the opportunities for collaboration between transport sub-sectors to learn from one another and optimise the use of new technology and innovation to achieve decarbonisation targets.  

 

Wed 20th, 11:00 am Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 40 minutes

Leveraging innovation to break down siloes across transport sectors and achieve decarbonisation

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Kate Jennings
Chief Executive Officer – ACE Group

Graham Williamson
Executive Director Sales Engagement – Connected Places Catapult

Max Sugarman
Chief Executive – Intelligent Transport Systems UK

James Heslop
Head Of Strategy – Network Rail

David Elvy
Freight Strategy – Department for Transport

Claire Charlton
Head of Innovation – Wincanton plc

Description:

Join this session to explore the opportunities for collaboration between transport sub-sectors to learn from one another and optimise the use of new technology and innovation to achieve decarbonisation targets.  

 

What is the role of place leaders, business partners, and national policymakers in ensuring that cities take advantage of the innovation economy\’s potential? How do we collectively improve local productivity, increase investment in UK R&D, and deliver more inclusive and sustainable growth? How can the public and private sectors better collaborate to solve our most pressing social and environmental problems? 

Wed 20th, 11:15 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 30 minutes

Keynote panel discussion: spreading prosperity across cities and regions

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Baroness Judith Blake CBE
Chair – UK2070 Commission

Cllr Susan Aitken
Leader – Glasgow City Council

Stephen Jones
Director – Core Cities UK

Catherine McGuinness CBE
Non-Executive Director – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

What is the role of place leaders, business partners, and national policymakers in ensuring that cities take advantage of the innovation economy’s potential? How do we collectively improve local productivity, increase investment in UK R&D, and deliver more inclusive and sustainable growth? How can the public and private sectors better collaborate to solve our most pressing social and environmental problems? 

This session explores how the Department for Transport’s forthcoming Transport AI Strategy will look to leverage AI to improve transport for all and the potential of AI to drive efficiency and decarbonisation at scale.

Wed 20th, 11:40 am Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 20 minutes

The power of AI in transport

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Alex Mindell
Head of AI and Autonomy; Science, Innovation and Technology Division – Department for Transport

Description:

This session explores how the Department for Transport’s forthcoming Transport AI Strategy will look to leverage AI to improve transport for all and the potential of AI to drive efficiency and decarbonisation at scale.

The way we get from A to B is changing not just how we travel, but how we live, work and think about place. What are the key trends that transport operators are getting their heads around? What are the new innovations that are reshaping the way we connect, commute and transport goods? What’s the right balance between individual and public mobility? 

Wed 20th, 11:45 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 20 minutes

Keynote session: the future of urbanisation and connectivity – connecting people, goods and places

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John Chapman
UK Lead for Regional Transport Bodies – Amazon Web Services

Annette Pass
Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser – Department for Transport

Vernon Everitt
Transport Commissioner – Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Greg Clark CBE FAcSS
Chair – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

The way we get from A to B is changing not just how we travel, but how we live, work and think about place. What are the key trends that transport operators are getting their heads around? What are the new innovations that are reshaping the way we connect, commute and transport goods? What’s the right balance between individual and public mobility? 

Join this session to explore how responsible AI will be embedded in a resilient transport system to deliver social and environmental impact. We will cover how to:  

  • Adopt AI responsibly to deliver better transport for all
  • Maximise the economic benefit from AI applications in transport, whilst reducing transport’s environmental impacts 
  • Secure the UK’s position at the forefront of transport-related AI applications 
  • Utilise AI to enhance the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of DfT 
Wed 20th, 12:00 pm Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 30 minutes

Leveraging AI to Improve Transport for All

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Prof Sana Khareghani
Professor of Practice in AI – King’s College London

James Tichler
Head of Emerging Technologies, Science, Innovation and Technology Division – Department for Transport

Dr Wolfgang Schuster
Executive Director Ecosystem Innovation – Connected Places Catapult

Prof Gopal Ramchurn
Professor of Artificial Intelligence – University of Southampton

Description:

Join this session to explore how responsible AI will be embedded in a resilient transport system to deliver social and environmental impact. We will cover how to:  

  • Adopt AI responsibly to deliver better transport for all
  • Maximise the economic benefit from AI applications in transport, whilst reducing transport’s environmental impacts 
  • Secure the UK’s position at the forefront of transport-related AI applications 
  • Utilise AI to enhance the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of DfT 

The UK spends £300bn annually on third party suppliers so it is vital we are getting the best value from the goods and services we buy. Innovation-friendly procurement is key to growth. What does the UK\’s Procurement Bill mean for local innovation, and where are the opportunities for local contracting authorities, innovators and local economies? 

Wed 20th, 12:15 pm Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 15 minutes

Keynote interview: the UK’s new public procurement landscape

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Catherine McGuinness CBE
Non-Executive Director – Connected Places Catapult

Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG
Minister of State and Member of The House of Lords – Cabinet Office

Description:

The UK spends £300bn annually on third party suppliers so it is vital we are getting the best value from the goods and services we buy. Innovation-friendly procurement is key to growth. What does the UK’s Procurement Bill mean for local innovation, and where are the opportunities for local contracting authorities, innovators and local economies? 

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Wed 20th, 12:30 pm 1 hour

Lunch

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Description:

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Meet the entrepreneurs shaping how we think about decarbonising our economy using digital technologies. What are the problems being solved now that we haven\’t even thought about? What will be the game-changing products and solutions? How do we better support and nurture new and emerging talent?  

 

 

 

Wed 20th, 12:35 pm Innovation Pitch Stage – Lothbury Library 25 minutes

NeXt Generation Innovators: Meet the AI Innovators in Transport

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Alisdair Ritchie
Head of SME Development – Connected Places Catapult

Mark Cramman
Director – CC Informatics

Robert Harwood
Chief Executive Officer – Slingshot Simulations

Description:

Meet the entrepreneurs shaping how we think about decarbonising our economy using digital technologies. What are the problems being solved now that we haven’t even thought about? What will be the game-changing products and solutions? How do we better support and nurture new and emerging talent?  

 

 

 

Hear leading investors discuss what it takes to succeed in the world of AI and transport.

Wed 20th, 01:05 pm Innovation Pitch Stage – Lothbury Library 25 minutes

Investor Roadmap: AI in Transport

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Yusuf Chadun
SME Investor Relations Manager – Connected Places Catapult

Duran Cezur
Founding Partner – Atlas Ventures

Arnold du Toit
Founder and Chief Executive Officer – WeSprint

Description:

Hear leading investors discuss what it takes to succeed in the world of AI and transport.

Explore how to drive economic growth at a local and regional level through structured global engagement. Find out how UK cities are exploring global opportunities to enhance their reputations globally, stimulate trade and attract foreign direct investment.   

  • How can a region engage globally in a meaningful and outcome driven way? 
  • What does success look like both locally and globally for a city?
Wed 20th, 01:30 pm Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 35 minutes

Enabling ‘local to global’ innovation and growth

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Dan Storer
Chief Investment Officer – West Midlands Growth Company

Sam Markey
Ecosystem Director Place Leadership – Connected Places Catapult

Aline Bressan Martins
Global Business and Partnerships Lead – Connected Places Catapult

Sharon McNicholl
Deputy Chief Executive – Belfast City Council

John Whaling
Lead Officer – Innovation & Commercialisation – Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Description:

Explore how to drive economic growth at a local and regional level through structured global engagement. Find out how UK cities are exploring global opportunities to enhance their reputations globally, stimulate trade and attract foreign direct investment.   

  • How can a region engage globally in a meaningful and outcome driven way? 
  • What does success look like both locally and globally for a city?

The maritime sector faces its biggest challenge in transitioning within 20 years to alternative fuels, away from diesel. From hydrogen and ammonia to biomethanol – there is significant research and development across the board. But how does a port choose the right pathway and define its new operating model? What are the blueprints for success and the options to consider? Hear from the most progressive innovators and leaders in the fuel diversification debate.

Wed 20th, 01:30 pm Maritime and Ports – Leadenhall 2 30 minutes

Maritime innovation: navigating to Net Zero

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Chris Smith
Director – Centre for Future Clean Mobility

Alexandra Beaumont
Head of UK Shore – Department for Transport

David Kennedy-Browne
Director – Corporate & Social Affairs – Maersk

Mark Wray
Ecosystem Director, Maritime and Ports – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

The maritime sector faces its biggest challenge in transitioning within 20 years to alternative fuels, away from diesel. From hydrogen and ammonia to biomethanol – there is significant research and development across the board. But how does a port choose the right pathway and define its new operating model? What are the blueprints for success and the options to consider? Hear from the most progressive innovators and leaders in the fuel diversification debate.

An overview of the opportunities and challenges in financing the Net Zero transition. 

Wed 20th, 01:30 pm 3Ci – Leadenhall 1 30 minutes

Financing the Net Zero 2030 challenge

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Marvin Rees
Mayor – Bristol

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Emma Howard Boyd
Chair – Green Finance Institute and London, Climate Resilience Review

Greg Clark CBE FAcSS
Chair – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

An overview of the opportunities and challenges in financing the Net Zero transition. 

The Department for Transport is developing a web-based app that generates a national measure of any place\’s connectivity.

Using a combination of land use and transport data, the tool establishes a metric that can be used by policy-makers and decision-takers to better understand what connectivity gaps exist and how new transport schemes improve connectivity.  It could be used to prioritise well-connected areas for development, as well as helping to work out which new transport schemes could prove most useful in raising people\’s connectivity to vital jobs and services.

Officials for DfT will use this session to explain the origins of the tool, its potential applications and next steps for its development.

 

Wed 20th, 01:30 pm Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 30 minutes

DfT Connectivity Tool for Local Authorities

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Rob Singleton
Head of Planning, Planning Policy, Housing and Transport – Department of Transport

Description:

The Department for Transport is developing a web-based app that generates a national measure of any place’s connectivity.

Using a combination of land use and transport data, the tool establishes a metric that can be used by policy-makers and decision-takers to better understand what connectivity gaps exist and how new transport schemes improve connectivity.  It could be used to prioritise well-connected areas for development, as well as helping to work out which new transport schemes could prove most useful in raising people’s connectivity to vital jobs and services.

Officials for DfT will use this session to explain the origins of the tool, its potential applications and next steps for its development.

 

As UK ports consider their unique selling points on the global stage, new business models are evolving. From joining up forces to create port clusters with multi-fuel energy hubs, through to carving out domestic green shipping corridors for mutual benefit, accelerators and investment hubs. How are the early adopters and experimentalists defining these new opportunities? What are the risks and challenges and will these efforts ultimately give UK ports the upper hand on the global stage? 

Wed 20th, 02:00 pm Maritime and Ports – Leadenhall 2 20 minutes

New business models: from super ports and green shipping corridors to accelerators & investment hubs

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Grace Rawnsley
Director of Sustainability and Net Zero Transition – Port of London Authority

Ruth Wood
CEO – Mersey Maritime

Louisa Cilenti
Managing Principal & Co-Founder – PH3 Capital Ventures

Eammon Beirne
Deputy Director, UKShore – Department for Transport

Description:

As UK ports consider their unique selling points on the global stage, new business models are evolving. From joining up forces to create port clusters with multi-fuel energy hubs, through to carving out domestic green shipping corridors for mutual benefit, accelerators and investment hubs. How are the early adopters and experimentalists defining these new opportunities? What are the risks and challenges and will these efforts ultimately give UK ports the upper hand on the global stage? 

Highlights of the progress which 3Ci has made towards meeting the financing of Net Zero and the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead. The audience will be engaged in a discussion through Q&A.  

Wed 20th, 02:00 pm 3Ci – Leadenhall 1 30 minutes

Panel discussion: reflections on progress and challenges

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Cllr Georgia Gould
Leader – Camden Council

Keith Bottomley
Deputy Policy Chairman – City of London Corporation

Greg Clark CBE FAcSS
Chair – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

Highlights of the progress which 3Ci has made towards meeting the financing of Net Zero and the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead. The audience will be engaged in a discussion through Q&A.  

In this session, you\’ll hear about how the Department for Transport is delivering on its strategic aim to reduce environmental impacts by working with the Connected Places Catapult and Innovate UK to invest in R&D as an enabler of place-based decarbonisation.

Wed 20th, 02:00 pm Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 1 hour

Place-Based Decarbonisation – Enabling Innovation

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Kirsty Murphy MBE
Accelerator Programme Manager – Connected Places Catapult

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Sophie Berry
Head of Net Zero Policy – Department of Transport

Sophie Randall
Innovation Lead – Mobility and Cities – Innovate UK

Tash Hartke
Kerbside Strategy Programme Manager – London Borough of Lambeth

Alan Nettleton
Concept Demonstration Team Lead – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

In this session, you’ll hear about how the Department for Transport is delivering on its strategic aim to reduce environmental impacts by working with the Connected Places Catapult and Innovate UK to invest in R&D as an enabler of place-based decarbonisation.

Innovation districts are hubs of inclusive growth and economic development; locally, regionally and nationally. Meet key regional innovation players and members of the Innovation Districts Group (UK IDG) to discuss the value-add of innovation districts and how to scale them. Understand the ‘secret sauce’ to placemaking through innovation districts and the building of communities that generate measurable impact, collaborate and challenge each other. 

Wed 20th, 02:05 pm Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 35 minutes

Innovation Districts & Place-Making: a practical guide

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Richelle Schuster
Director – Creaticity

Andrew Roughan
CEO – Plexal

Susie Mitchell
Programme Manager – Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (University of Glasgow)

Julie Wagner
President and Founder – Global Institute for Innovation Districts

Emma Frost
Chair – UK Innovation Districts Group

Description:

Innovation districts are hubs of inclusive growth and economic development; locally, regionally and nationally. Meet key regional innovation players and members of the Innovation Districts Group (UK IDG) to discuss the value-add of innovation districts and how to scale them. Understand the ‘secret sauce’ to placemaking through innovation districts and the building of communities that generate measurable impact, collaborate and challenge each other. 

This session will explore how ports can become catalysts for economic development in our coastal communities and cascade value at a regional and national level.  

Wed 20th, 02:30 pm Maritime and Ports – Leadenhall 2 30 minutes

Ports as places

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Alex Cousins
Business Director, Devolved Government – Connected Places Catapult

Richard Parsons
Ports and Harbours Portfolio Manager – Crown Estate

Jo North
Director – Port of Tyne

Tom White
Innovation and Net Zero Director – Thames Freeport

Description:

This session will explore how ports can become catalysts for economic development in our coastal communities and cascade value at a regional and national level.  

Reflections of the work being undertaken by 3Ci\’s Net Zero Investment Task Force.

Wed 20th, 02:30 pm 3Ci – Leadenhall 1 25 minutes

Investing in Net Zero neighbourhoods

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Lorna Pimlott
Managing Director – UK Infrastructure Bank

Stephen Peacock
Chief Executive Officer – Bristol City Council

Dr Bevis Watts
Executive Director – Triodos Bank UK

Catherine McGuinness CBE
Non-Executive Director – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

Reflections of the work being undertaken by 3Ci’s Net Zero Investment Task Force.

Two major programmes of work, DIATOMIC and Clean Futures, are driving forward innovation in the West Midlands by supporting local innovators and bolstering the region’s ability to spark commercial growth and investment.  

This interview will explore how Places with mature leadership and integrated strategies can be effective at nurturing innovation and attracting investment.  

Wed 20th, 02:40 pm Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 20 minutes

Regional Innovation Accelerators – what have we learnt and what comes next?

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Steven Heales
Innovation Policy Manager – West Midlands Combined Authority

Catherine Hadfield
Principal Place Development Lead – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

Two major programmes of work, DIATOMIC and Clean Futures, are driving forward innovation in the West Midlands by supporting local innovators and bolstering the region’s ability to spark commercial growth and investment.  

This interview will explore how Places with mature leadership and integrated strategies can be effective at nurturing innovation and attracting investment.  

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Wed 20th, 03:00 pm 30 minutes

Connect & Spark Break

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Description:

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Quickfire pitches from innovators with new proposals from across transport, the built environment and place leadership.

Wed 20th, 03:00 pm Innovation Pitch Stage – Lothbury Library 30 minutes

Innovation Pitch Stage

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Steven Lua
CEO & Founder – Unitrove

Matt Candy
CEO – Steamology

Raj Tadepalli
Founder & CTO – Ecavia

Alisdair Ritchie
Head of SME Development – Connected Places Catapult

Dr Jean Marc Feghali
Head of Research and Development – WeWALK

Description:

Quickfire pitches from innovators with new proposals from across transport, the built environment and place leadership.

A series of short 15-minute pitches from 4 local authorities on their proposals for establishing Net Zero neighbourhoods based on the 3Ci model. Attendees will have the opportunity to deep dive into each proposal and ask questions.

 

You will hear pitches from London Borough of Hounslow, Camden Borough Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Islington Council.

 

Wed 20th, 03:30 pm 3Ci – Leadenhall 1 1 hour 20 minutes

City pitches: proposals for Net Zero neighbourhoods

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Niall Bolger
Chief Executive Officer – London Borough of Hounslow

Hannah Mansour
Director of ESG – Arsenal Football Club

Ann Marie Attfield
Group Manager- Climate Change and Sustainability – Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Matthew Brewster
Director of Estates – London Metropolitan University

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Stephen Biggs
Corporate Director for Community Wealth Building – Islington Council

Richard Bradbury
Director of Environment and Sustainability – Camden Borough Council

Steve Turner
Managing Director – 3Ci

Greg Clark CBE FAcSS
Chair – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

A series of short 15-minute pitches from 4 local authorities on their proposals for establishing Net Zero neighbourhoods based on the 3Ci model. Attendees will have the opportunity to deep dive into each proposal and ask questions.

 

You will hear pitches from London Borough of Hounslow, Camden Borough Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Islington Council.

 

A high-level overview of the planning, impact and expected results from programme consortium members 

Wed 20th, 03:30 pm Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 15 minutes

Zero Emission HGVs and Infrastructure

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Isabella Panovic
Programme Manager – Zero Emission Road Freight – Innovate UK

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Margarita Vigrande-Ashe
Head of Road Freight Decarbonisation and Hydrogen – Department for Transport

Alan Nettleton
Concept Demonstration Team Lead – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

A high-level overview of the planning, impact and expected results from programme consortium members 

Wed 20th, 03:30 pm Maritime and Ports – Leadenhall 2 15 minutes

Is the energy industry keeping pace with cyber security threats and digital opportunities?

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Klas Bendrik
Chief Digital & Development Officer – DNV

Mark Wray
Ecosystem Director, Maritime and Ports – Connected Places Catapult

Where are the opportunities for local contracting authorities, innovators and local economies? How do we shift procurement from being a barrier to an enabler for innovation in the public sector?

Join this session for a deep dive open discussion hosted by the Innovation Procurement Empowerment Centre.

Wed 20th, 03:30 pm Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 40 minutes

What does the UK’s Procurement Bill mean for local innovation?

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Amardeep Gill
Partner – Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Flora McFarlane
Head of Growth & Partnerships – VivaCity

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George Johnston
CEO & Founder – Tech City Ventures

Rikesh Shah
Head of Innovation Procurement Empowerment Centre – Connected Places Catapult

Vernon Everitt
Transport Commissioner – Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Description:

Where are the opportunities for local contracting authorities, innovators and local economies? How do we shift procurement from being a barrier to an enabler for innovation in the public sector?

Join this session for a deep dive open discussion hosted by the Innovation Procurement Empowerment Centre.

This session will explore the different innovative technologies being applied across the maritime and ports sector to generate efficiencies, cost savings and decarbonisation. 

Wed 20th, 03:45 pm Maritime and Ports – Leadenhall 2 20 minutes

Harnessing disruptive tech for maritime operational efficiency

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Iwona Wilk
Accelerator Programme Manager – Connected Places Catapult

Nicholas Zylberglajt
CEO – Unmanned Life

Andy Wells
Business Development Consultant – Maritime Consultant – Geospatial Insight

Mark Wray
Ecosystem Director, Maritime and Ports – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

This session will explore the different innovative technologies being applied across the maritime and ports sector to generate efficiencies, cost savings and decarbonisation. 

Explore the key conclusions on safety, security and infrastructure planning coming out of the Programme 

Wed 20th, 03:45 pm Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 10 minutes

The importance of a well-planned, safe and secure HGV charging and refuelling network

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Brian Macey
Associate – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

Explore the key conclusions on safety, security and infrastructure planning coming out of the Programme 

A dive into the subject areas and the emerging opportunities for standardisation followed by a Q&A with the audience on standards, safety and demos. 

Wed 20th, 03:55 pm Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 20 minutes

Zero Emission HGVs: A standards perspective on safety

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Matteo Novati
Programme Lead – BSI’s Zero Emission HGVs and Infrastructure Standards

Brian Robinson
Director – BJR Solutions

Alan Nettleton
Concept Demonstration Team Lead – Connected Places Catapult

Brian Macey
Associate – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

A dive into the subject areas and the emerging opportunities for standardisation followed by a Q&A with the audience on standards, safety and demos. 

This session will explore the evolution of national infrastructure as it transitions into digital, connected services powering the UK economy. 

Wed 20th, 04:05 pm Maritime and Ports – Leadenhall 2 45 minutes

The future of roads

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Gemma Ball
Head of Highways and Maritime Engagement – Connected Places Catapult

Suzanne Winkels
Technical Programme Manager – England’s Economic Heartland

Bruce McVean
Assistant Director, Policy and Projects – City of London Corporation

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Rose McArthur
Director for Transport & Highways, Cheshire West & Chester Council – and member, Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport

Joanna White
Roads Development Director – National Highways

Giles Perkins
Head of Future Mobility – WSP

Mark Corbin
Director of Network Resilience – West Midlands Combined Authority

Description:

This session will explore the evolution of national infrastructure as it transitions into digital, connected services powering the UK economy. 

In this session, attendees will hear from sector leaders and market shapers on how future challenges about public health and climate resilience are increasingly driving innovation in housing and the built environment. Panellists will discuss the current state of play in the market and opportunities to leverage innovation to improve health and wellbeing for our communities while preparing our homes and buildings for climate change. Find out:

  • Why net-zero should be leveraged for better public health and climate resilience outcomes in housing and the built environment  
  • What Government and industry are doing to address health and climate resilience in the here and now 
  • How investment in innovation can drive demand for a built environment that improves health for people and climate resilience for places.  
Wed 20th, 04:10 pm Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 40 minutes

Places that are fit for the future

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Charlotte Hopkinson
Head of Sustainability and CSR – Grainger

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Rob Chesworth
Head of Residential – The Crown Estate

Andrew Hunt
Green Energy and Sustainability Manager – Oldham Council

Alanna Gluck
Delivery and Engagement Manager – Connected Places Catapult

Dr Mike Pitts
Deputy Challenge Director, Transforming Construction and Net Zero Heat – Innovate UK

Description:

In this session, attendees will hear from sector leaders and market shapers on how future challenges about public health and climate resilience are increasingly driving innovation in housing and the built environment. Panellists will discuss the current state of play in the market and opportunities to leverage innovation to improve health and wellbeing for our communities while preparing our homes and buildings for climate change. Find out:

  • Why net-zero should be leveraged for better public health and climate resilience outcomes in housing and the built environment  
  • What Government and industry are doing to address health and climate resilience in the here and now 
  • How investment in innovation can drive demand for a built environment that improves health for people and climate resilience for places.  

Join this session to find out how the zero emission HGVs sector is looking to unlock investment to stimulate innovation from government to industry

Wed 20th, 04:20 pm Decarb of Transport – Threadneedle 30 minutes

Zero Emission HGV Investment landscape: how to encourage further scale-up

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Nicolette van Niekerk
Head of Programmes and Projects, Strategic Accounts – Connected Places Catapult

Alistair Barnes
Senior Programme Manager – Land & Maritime Transport – Innovate UK

Brian Robinson
Director – BJR Solutions

Tom Parke
Associate – Green Finance Institute

Description:

Join this session to find out how the zero emission HGVs sector is looking to unlock investment to stimulate innovation from government to industry

Wed 20th, 04:30 pm 10 minutes

Virtual Exclusive Keynote: In conversation with Prof Carl Nightingale, Author ‘Earthopolis’

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Hear learnings from all sessions from the day and hear the closing keynote remarks

Wed 20th, 04:50 pm Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 40 minutes

Closing keynote address

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Erika Lewis
Chief Executive Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Rt Hon Chris Skidmore OBE
Chair – Mission Zero Report, and former UK Energy Minister

Description:

Hear learnings from all sessions from the day and hear the closing keynote remarks

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers
Wed 20th, 05:30 pm 2 hours

Networking drinks reception

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Description:

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Welcome and introduction to the Accelerator Cohort

Thu 21st, 08:30 am Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 10 minutes

Invitation Only

Programme Deep Dive: National Highways Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator

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Description:

Welcome and introduction to the Accelerator Cohort

Thu 21st, 08:30 am 1 hour

Registration and Exhibition

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Join this session to meet all the Cohort SMEs, hear their pitches and complete feedback for each SME. 

Thu 21st, 08:40 am Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 1 hour 50 minutes

Invitation Only

Programme Deep Dive: National Highways Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator

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Description:

Join this session to meet all the Cohort SMEs, hear their pitches and complete feedback for each SME. 

  • Outlining the conference mission and setting the scene for day 2.  
  • Setting out ‘The Vision of a Connected Place\’ 
  • Introducing the Catapult\’s mission to create new markets, drive sustainable growth, and spread prosperity. 

 

Thu 21st, 09:30 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 10 minutes

Keynote welcome and introduction: preparing for the next ¼ Century

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Erika Lewis
Chief Executive Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Paul Wilson
Chief Business Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

  • Outlining the conference mission and setting the scene for day 2.  
  • Setting out ‘The Vision of a Connected Place’ 
  • Introducing the Catapult’s mission to create new markets, drive sustainable growth, and spread prosperity. 

 

Improved infrastructure to boost economic growth across the UK and meet climate goals is both achievable and affordable if the right policy steps are taken now. What are the transformations required over the next 30 years?  

Thu 21st, 09:40 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 15 minutes

Keynote address: connecting the infrastructure for the future

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Sir John Armitt CBE
Chair – National Infrastructure Commission

Description:

Improved infrastructure to boost economic growth across the UK and meet climate goals is both achievable and affordable if the right policy steps are taken now. What are the transformations required over the next 30 years?  

  • How can new technologies improve efficiency, resilience, and sustainability?  
  • In what ways can public-private partnerships foster innovation in infrastructure projects? 
  • How can government and industry support a culture of innovation within the infrastructure sector?   
  • Why is innovation so important in responding to evolving environmental challenges, and ensuring resiliency? 

 

Thu 21st, 09:55 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 35 minutes

Keynote panel discussion: how can innovation optimise existing infrastructure?

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Erika Lewis
Chief Executive Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Chris Boardman
Chair – Active Travel England

Darryl Murphy
Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure – Aviva Investors

Nick Chism
Nick Chism, Global Chair, International Project Finance Association and Non-executive Director – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

  • How can new technologies improve efficiency, resilience, and sustainability?  
  • In what ways can public-private partnerships foster innovation in infrastructure projects? 
  • How can government and industry support a culture of innovation within the infrastructure sector?   
  • Why is innovation so important in responding to evolving environmental challenges, and ensuring resiliency? 

 

Quickfire 10 minute pitches from SMEs with innovative proposals from the future of air mobility.

Thu 21st, 10:30 am Innovation Pitch Stage – Lothbury Library 30 minutes

Innovation Pitch Stage: Future of Air Mobility Accelerator

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Ken Wood
Chief Executive Officer – Sequestim Ltd

Alex Weedon
Executive Director SME Development & Academic Engagement – Connected Places Catapult

Dr Jean Marc Feghali
Head of Research and Development – WeWALK

David Watters
Accelerator Programme Manager – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

Quickfire 10 minute pitches from SMEs with innovative proposals from the future of air mobility.

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers
Thu 21st, 10:30 am 30 minutes

Connect & Spark Break

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Description:

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

What are UK cities doing to attract inward investment, where are the emerging opportunities for investment across the UK, and how is the Catapult collaborating with its global partners to create jobs and boost economic growth?

Thu 21st, 10:30 am 30 minutes

Virtual Only – Unlocking inward investment into cities and regions

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Sam Markey
Ecosystem Director Place Leadership – Connected Places Catapult

Jon Baty
Head of Inward Investment – West Midlands Growth Company

Stuart Baker
Business Development Director – Solent LEP

Dawn Dunn
Digital and Tech Sector Lead – NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Description:

What are UK cities doing to attract inward investment, where are the emerging opportunities for investment across the UK, and how is the Catapult collaborating with its global partners to create jobs and boost economic growth?

Great innovation is happening in transport, but are we really working towards a multi-modal vision? What do different sectors like rail, aviation and maritime have to offer when it comes to sustainability, efficiency, new forms of energy, and journeys that are seamless and accessible? 

 

Thu 21st, 11:00 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 35 minutes
Session sponsored by:
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Keynote discussion: planes, trains, automobiles (and boats) – accelerating cross-sector innovation

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Paul Wilson
Chief Business Officer – Connected Places Catapult

Professor Sarah Sharples
Chief Scientific Advisor – Department for Transport

Willem-Frederik Metzelaar
Head Innovation Hub West – EIT Urban Mobility

Emma Gilthorpe
COO – Heathrow Airport

Description:

Great innovation is happening in transport, but are we really working towards a multi-modal vision? What do different sectors like rail, aviation and maritime have to offer when it comes to sustainability, efficiency, new forms of energy, and journeys that are seamless and accessible? 

 

Join this session to meet all the Cohort SMEs, hear their pitches and complete feedback for each SME.

Thu 21st, 11:00 am Platinum Lounge – Lothbury Library 1 hour 30 minutes

Invitation Only

Programme Deep Dive: National Highways Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator

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Description:

Join this session to meet all the Cohort SMEs, hear their pitches and complete feedback for each SME.

Session description coming soon

 

Thu 21st, 11:35 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 15 minutes

Keynote address: place-making and the power of strategic design

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Lucy Musgrave OBE
Founding Director – Publica

Description:

Session description coming soon

 

What are the cutting-edge trends, disruptive technologies, and new business models that are shaping the future of the built environment? From sustainable architecture to proptech how are the latest innovations reshaping the real estate landscape. What do place leaders need to be thinking about now when it comes to future-proofing investments, adapting to changing market dynamics, and driving sustainability. And what does this all mean for the places where we live, work and travel? 

 

Thu 21st, 11:50 am Keynotes – Bishopsgate Forum 40 minutes

Keynote panel discussion: where next for our built environment?

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Andrew Ferguson
Executive Director Property – LCR Property

Jamie Bartley
Chief Executive Officer – Unyte Group

Dan Labbad
Chief Executive – The Crown Estate

Jessica Bowles
Director of Strategy – Bruntwood

Liz Peace CBE
Non-Executive Director – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

What are the cutting-edge trends, disruptive technologies, and new business models that are shaping the future of the built environment? From sustainable architecture to proptech how are the latest innovations reshaping the real estate landscape. What do place leaders need to be thinking about now when it comes to future-proofing investments, adapting to changing market dynamics, and driving sustainability. And what does this all mean for the places where we live, work and travel? 

 

What are the problems being solved now that we haven\’t even thought about? Meet the entrepreneurs shaping how we think about decarbonising our economy using digital technologies. Hear how they are using it to aid design and make informed decisions on the fly, creating an interactive and collaborative design process.

Thu 21st, 12:30 pm Innovation Pitch Stage – Lothbury Library 20 minutes

Fireside chat: NeXt Generation Innovators – construction & retrofit

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Alex Weedon
Executive Director SME Development & Academic Engagement – Connected Places Catapult

Marc Seligmann
Head of Sustainability – Maccreanor Lavington

Francesco Pomponi
Co-Founder and CSO – Preoptima

Lucy Yu
Chief Executive Officer – Centre for Net Zero

Description:

What are the problems being solved now that we haven’t even thought about? Meet the entrepreneurs shaping how we think about decarbonising our economy using digital technologies. Hear how they are using it to aid design and make informed decisions on the fly, creating an interactive and collaborative design process.

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Thu 21st, 12:30 pm 1 hour

Lunch

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Description:

Visit our exhibitors and network with peers

Join us at the Digital Twin Hub for an exploration of digital twin technologies and cyber-physical systems, led by renowned thought leaders from industry and government. Dive into discussions on the role of digital twins in Europe and North America, focusing on their impact on global challenges like climate change and infrastructure decay. Embark on a journey of innovation and collaboration, leveraging digital twins to pave the way for a sustainable future.

Thu 21st, 12:40 pm 40 minutes

Virtual Only – Global Horizons: Getting Ready for Connected Digital Twins in a Sustainable Future

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Cristina Data
Director of Spectrum Policy and Analysis – Ofcom

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Matt Mason
Head of Innovation – Crown Estate

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Gord Reynolds
Energy & Utility Leader – Infrastructure Ontario

Justin Anderson
Director of the Digital Twin Hub – Connected Places Catapult

Description:

Join us at the Digital Twin Hub for an exploration of digital twin technologies and cyber-physical systems, led by renowned thought leaders from industry and government. Dive into discussions on the role of digital twins in Europe and North America, focusing on their impact on global challenges like climate change and infrastructure decay. Embark on a journey of innovation and collaboration, leveraging digital twins to pave the way for a sustainable future.

Meet the entrepreneurs shaping how we think about decarbonising our economy using digital technologies. What are the problems being solved now that we haven\’t even thought about? What will be the game-changing products and solutions? How do we better support and nurture new and emerging talent? 

Thu 21st, 12:50 pm Innovation Pitch Stage – Lothbury Library 40 minutes