A North West guide to LREF 2023
Representatives from Manchester and Liverpool will be heading down to the Barbican Centre on 27 September for the London Real Estate Forum. The event brings together investors, developers, and local authorities to spotlight the property market in the UK.
Attendees will see figures from Manchester City Council, Liverpool City Council, and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority at various talks throughout the day. There are also two sessions that highlight each city region.
The first is at 2:30pm and spotlights Greater Manchester. “A New Generation of Confidence” will delve into what GM’s devolution deal means, as well as the city region’s broader goals regarding sustainability and innovation. Manchester City Council Leader Cllr Bev Craig will be speaking, joined by Civic Engineers chief executive Stephen O’Malley and Morgan Sindall Construction North West managing director Simon Arnott.
The second presentation is about Liverpool City Region. Titled “Local Ambition Delivering National Priorities: How Liverpool City Region’s Focus on Clusters Is Driving Growth”, the panel will examine the city region’s life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and digital creative economies – as well as look at what its new status as an investment zone means.
You can find the complete list of sessions with North West leaders below.
9:15am at Barbican Hall: “State of the Market” featuring Manchester City Council Leader Cllr Bev Craig, HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office’s Caroline Taylor, CDA & LPA’s Alexander Jan, Related Argent’s Tom Goodall, and GLA’s Rajesh Agrawal. Chaired by DRMM’s Sadie Morgan.
10:45am at Barbican Hall: “Innovation and Growth” featuring Liverpool City Council Leader Cllr Liam Robinson, Deepki’s Anastasia Petrova, Lloyds Bank’s Madeleine McDougall, and Art-Invest Real Estate’s Luka Vukotic. Chaired by JLL’s James Addison.
10:45am at the Garden Room: “UK Cities: Challenge to Opportunity” featuring Manchester City Council’s Becca Heron, Liverpool City Region’s Aileen Jones, City of London’s Rob McNicol, and City of Westminster’s Debbie Jackson. Chaired by Arup’s Becci Taylor.
2pm at Barbican Hall: “Citizens as Stakeholders in a Circular City” featuring Manchester Climate Change Partnership’s Samantha Nicholson, Arup’s Kate Jackson, LB Ealing’s Cllr Peter Mason, and Mamou-Mani & Far Pub’s James Cheung. Chaired by Arup’s Angeliki Stogia.
2:30pm at the Fountain Room: “A New Generation of Confidence” featuring Manchester City Council Leader Cllr Bev Craig, Morgan Sindall Construction’s Simon Arnott, and Civic Engineers’ Stephen O’Malley. Chaired by Metro Dynamics’ Mike Emmerich.
3:15pm at the Garden Room: “The Rise of Innovation Districts: Knowledge, Inclusion, Growth” featuring Liverpool City Council’s Nuala Gallagher, Sir Robert McAlpine’s Caroline Mulholland, Med City’s Ivana Poparic, RIOS’s Paul Westwood, and Connected Places Catapult’s Sam Markey. Chaired by NLA’s Catherine Staniland.
3:45pm at the Fountain Room: “Local Ambition Delivering National Priorities: How Liverpool City Region’s Focus on Clusters Is Driving Growth” featuring Liverpool City Region’s Aileen Jones, Liverpool City Council’s Nuala Gallagher, Liverpool City Council’s Sophie Bevan, and Growth Platform’s Gavin Quinn. Chaired by Liverpool Place Partnership and Avison Young’s Stephen Cowperthwaite.