Join us on 20th – 21st March

Accelerate Innovation. Together.


The Connected Places Summit is an independent forum for debate, networking, innovating and creating new alliances to respond to the generational trends that are shaping the places of tomorrow. The 2-day hybrid Summit will be a platform for showcasing how the UK and its global partners are working towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

From inspiring keynotes and visionary thinking on the future of places, to interactive workshops, live project showcases, and opportunities to connect with peers from technology, transport, mobility, cities, investment, academia, and government.

It’s an empowering and inspirational gathering.

Everyone from the technology, transport, mobility, cities, investment, academia, and government sectors is welcome and encouraged to attend. Whether you’re an SME, investor, local government leader or a place leader – we’ve got an agenda lined up for you.

Explore how the event is relevant to you

We’re expecting:  

  • 2000 Attendees
  • 500+ Leading Companies
  • 60% Decision Makers
  • 40% Innovators
  • 150+ Thought-provoking speakers
  • 60+ Hours of essential content

Connected Places Summit is the place for:

  • Inspiration about how places will enable economic growth and job creation
  • Discovering new products and solutions that will drive innovation and sustainability
  • Networking with UK and global peers and visionaries
  • Engaging with industry luminaries and thought leaders

Explore our partnerships or email eventpartnerships@cp.catapult.org.uk to get connected to an event partnerships manager.

What are the partnership benefits?

  • Position your brand with 2000+ cross-industry attendees; 60% decision-makers and 40% innovators
  • Stand side-by-side with some of the UK’s most innovative businesses and start-ups and keep your name front and center
  • Spark connections that you never knew were possible through our networking programmes
  • Amplify your announcements to an audience of 60% decision-makers and 40% innovators from the transport, built environment and place leadership sectors
  • Accelerate investment & partnerships
  • Announce your game-changing innovations and thought leadership in front of the influencers of the industry
  • Shape critical debates in keynotes, fringe events and workshops

Registration is now live, register here

The Connected Places Summit will take place in-person 20-21 March 2024 at Convene, 22 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4BQ.

Check out our agenda-at-a-glance to start planning your trip and check back for more event details as we get closer to the event.

If you cannot make it to London, we will be streaming the best of the Summit online.

Registration is now live, register here

The conversations, debates and project showcases will be guided by a series of challenge-led, provocative and cross-cutting questions along the following themes: 

ThemeThe challenge
Place LeadershipPreparing our cities for the challenges and opportunities that rapid urbanisation brings
Connected IntelligenceHarnessing digital technologies and data to improve decision making and create better places
Transport & MobilityCreating transport systems that are integrated with places through new technologies and mobility modes
Climate ActionMaking robust business cases for testing and investing in sustainable, net zero technologies and infrastructure


View the full Agenda-At-A-Glance

A connected place is where more than just people, infrastructure, economy and planet come together. It’s also where the digital world, new modes of transport and mobility, and exciting new networks for trade and exchange coincide. A connected place is integrated, inter-dependent, interoperable and ultimately more productive and innovative.

But making a connected place succeed is hard. There are many stakeholders, businesses, regulators and community groups who want to be involved across every mode of transport, every type of building, the infrastructure that underpins them, and the data and digital platforms that connect them. That’s why we need to Accelerate Innovation. Together.

To find out more about the power of a Connected Place, watch this short video

In-Person Attendance

The venue of the in-person Connected Places Summit is called Convene and is located on the 3rd Floor of the Bishopsgate 22 tower in the City of London.

No there is no car parking available. The closest public transport stations are Liverpool Street Station, Bank and Moorgate.

  • You will receive an email from Bishopsgate 22 (notify@22bishopsgate.com) with an access QR code 24 hours before your attendance day/s. You will have a different QR code for each day if you are attending both days of the event so keep an eye out for these emails please. Please check your spam as well. The QR code will be active from 8am on each morning. You do not need to arrive before 08:30 for attendees and 08:00 for sponsors. 
  • You need to scan the QR code to access the turnstiles of the building at the main entrance on the ground floor. We recommend taking a screenshot on your phone of the QR code for quick & easy access. 
  • If you have not received the email from Bishopsgate 22, please email events@cp.catapult.org.uk 
  • The event is taking place on the 3rd Floor of Bishopsgate 22. Once you get to the 3rd Floor, you will be greeted at the Event Registration Desk to collect your Summit pass and check in. 

We have collected accessibility requirements from all Summit guests. If you did not complete this section during the registration process, please email events@cp.catapult.org.uk with your requirements. 

We have put in place all necessary measures to ensure that the event is fully accessible for those who need it. 

Yes there is. Please go to the registration desk of the event and you will be given directions. 

We have collected all dietary requirements from all Summit guests. If you did not complete this section during the registration process, please email events@cp.catapult.org.uk with your requirements. 


The Summit is operating at full venue capacity and we have a waiting list for in-person attendance. Please let us know on events@cp.catapult.org.uk that you can no longer attend so we can offer your seat to someone else. 

Please email events@cp.catapult.org.uk with any queries pre-event. For queries at the event, please go to the registration desk. 

Virtual Attendance

You will have received an email from Connected Places Catapult (events@mailings.cpc.org.uk) with the joining link to the virtual event.

Please email events@cp.catapult.org.uk if you have any issues accessing the virtual event platform. For queries during the event, please go to ‘Lounge’ in the Airmeet platform and join the HELP DESK Roundtable Discussion.

The Keynotes on both days, the Decarbonisation of Transport sessions on Day 1, the Connected Skies Summit sessions on Day 2. 

Go to the ‘Partner’ section in the Airmeet platform where you will find all the exhibitors.

Click on the people icon in the top right hand navigation bar of the Airmeet platform and search for the attendee/s you want to connect with. Click on the person’s name and either chat or schedule a meeting with them.

Yes. There are pre-scheduled speed networking sessions at different times on the agenda. Just join the session and you will be connected to different attendees for 5 minute networking sessions. 

In the ‘Lounge’ section in the Airmeet platform, you can join pre-scheduled roundtable discussions or you can start your own. Roundtable discussions will take place at pre-set times on each day.