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Events Plan 2016

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Introducing the schedule of Place North West events for next year. Please contact Dino Moutsopoulos, commercial director, on 0780 3988 112 to discuss how to get involved. Download the Events Plan here



  • Date Thursday 14 January
  • Format Breakfast
  • Venue To be confirmed
  • Current Sponsors Winkworth Sherwood LLP, urbanbubble

Challenges to Private Rented Sector development / Why are we not seeing more of it / Have institutional investors finally got their heads around it?


Place AGM

  • Thursday 28 January
  • Breakfast
  • Venue to be confirmed

State-of-region industry briefing to mark New Year / How companies maximise opportunities presented by upsurge in development activity / Essential forecasts: Hotspots, Funding, Occupiers




Wellbeing at Work

  • Thursday 11 February
  • Afternoon £Ticketed
  • Venue to be confirmed

Trends in human resources, furniture supplies, office design / Standing desks / Flexi working patterns / Research and case studies



  • Thursday 25 February
  • Breakfast £Ticketed
  • INNSIDE Manchester

Annual residential sector half day conference. Public and private sector speakers providing market intelligence and updates for property professional community





  • Thursday 3 March
  • Afternoon
  • Venue to be confirmed

Night-time economy / Food & Beverage on the High Street / Impact of property costs on restaurant groups / Changing face of town centres


MIPIM: Place Cannes Do

  • Friday 18 March
  • Lunch
  • Midland Hotel, Manchester

Place North West’s first annual Cannes Do, French-themed light-hearted networking lunch at Midland Hotel, Manchester



  • Thursday 24 March
  • Afternoon
  • INNSIDE Manchester

Open data and place-making / Workplace tech / Technology, media and telecoms as a rising occupier sector / Funding viable developments for startups, connectivity, cloud, contingency planning




Investment & Finance

  • Thursday 7 April
  • Afternoon
  • Venue to be confirmed

Development finance briefing / Economic forecasts / Investment values / Lending landscape


M60 Towns

  • Thursday 21 April
  • Breakfast
  • Venue to be confirmed

Devolution and governance / Mapping GM opportunity sites / Changing values / Town centre renewal / GM Spatial Framework



  • Thursday 28 April
  • Breakfast £Ticketed
  • INNSIDE Manchester

Accommodation for older people / Primary care centres / New hospital programmes / Governments person-centred care approach / NHS Property Services update




Future of Northern Quarter

  • Thursday 5 May
  • Afternoon
  • Venue to be confirmed

What are the prospects for this emerging commercial district? With expert speakers drawn from development, finance, occupiers, architecture and design


Science Parks

  • Thursday 12 May
  • Half-day AM
  • Venue to be confirmed

In Manchester’s year as European City of Science, how have science parks changed over the years – or stayed the same – and what are the latest trends in science park design?


Logistics & Infrastructure

  • Wednesday 25 May
  • Lunch
  • INNSIDE Manchester

Challenges and opportunities in the fast-moving logistics sector / Will retail slow down? How is massive demand for consumer distribution shaping the shed market?





  • Thursday 9 June
  • Afternoon
  • INNSIDE Manchester

The skills gap in built environment is a big limiter of growth and a problem facing companies across planning, architecture, construction. Not enough graduates studied property subjects during the downturn, senior staff are retiring and not being replaced and the market is overstretched, wages overheated. What can be done and who is looking at this?


Travel, Leisure & Tourism

  • Thursday 23 June
  • AM/Lunch
  • Venue to be confirmed

Destination marketing / Airport growth / Tourism branding / Visitor behaviour / Business, family, sport, shopping trends





  • Thursday 7 July
  • Afternoon £Ticketed
  • Venue to be confirmed

Higher Education estates renewal continues apace / Cities need universities more than ever to underpin economic performance / How are campuses changing / Impact of tuition fees



Place BBQ

  • Friday 5 August
  • Afternoon Social
  • Fazenda Manchester

Join Place for our inaugural summer social on the day the Rio Olympics gets underway. Expect entertainment, good food and informal networking




Future of Retail    

  • Thursday 8 September
  • Breakfast £Ticketed
  • INNSIDE Manchester

Taking place the week before BCSC returns to Manchester, discussing the prospects for the sector along a topical line of enquiry to be decided closer to the event as usual


Art + Place

  • Thursday 22 September
  • Full day
  • Venue to be confirmed

Place North West builds on its successful Art + Place event at the 2015 Buy Art Fair. Developers, architects, gallery owners and artists discuss the changing role of art in property and regeneration


Liverpool Development Update

  • Thursday 29 September
  • Afternoon
  • Venue to be confirmed

What is the city’s big plan? How is the Strategic Investment Framework being implemented? Is student   accommodation facing a bubble? How can the tourist market be better tapped?




Place Party

  • Thursday 13 October
  • Evening
  • Venue to be confirmed

Top level networking in an informal, fun environment. Expect drinks, entertainment and a late night


Managing Your Own Practice

  • Thursday 27 October
  • AM inc. lunch £Ticketed
  • Venue to be confirmed

How-to presentations mingled with roundtable sessions on executive recruitment, business development, managing cash-flow, building a brand and keeping pace with technology





  • Thursday 10 November
  • Breakfast
  • INNSIDE Manchester

Exploring developer appetite for speculative projects/ Supply-and-demand stats / Fit-out and space planning / Council priorities / Government relocations / Finance




Place North West Christmas Drinks

  • Thursday 15 December
  • Evening social
  • Venue to be confirmed

It’s the end of the year, and Place would like to thank all its clients, supporters, and friends at our annual Christmas gathering. Expect an informal drop in atmosphere with lots of festive cheer


Plenty of time for networking