Events Plan 2016

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Introducing the schedule of Place North West events for this year. Please contact Dino Moutsopoulos, commercial director, on 0780 3988 112 or email to discuss how to get involved.

Download the Events Plan here


PRS: Building Successful Communities

  • Date Thursday 14 January
  • Format Breakfast
  • Venue City Tower, Manchester
  • 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?



Wellbeing at Work

  • Thursday 11 February
  • 2-5pm
  • Chill Factore

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




  • Thursday 1 March
  • 8am-12pm
  • £65+VAT
  • INNSIDE Manchester
  • Confirmed sponsors: PPS Group, Hill Dickinson, Edward Mellor

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


Place Cannes Do

  • Friday 18 March
  • Lunch
  • £80+VAT
  • Midland Hotel, Manchester
  • Confirmed sponsors: Braemar Esates

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



M60 Towns

  • Thursday 21 April
  • 8am-12pm
  • Village Hotel, Ashton Moss
  • Sponsors confirmed: Barton Willmore, Rochdale Development Agency

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



  • Thursday 28 April
  • 8-10am
  • The Midland Hotel, Manchester
  • Sponsors confirmed: Morgan Sindall

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




Science Parks

  • Thursday 12 May
  • 8am-12pm
  • Citylabs, Manchester
  • Confirmed sponsors: Kier Group

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
  • 11am-1pm
  • Holiday Inn Manchester: City Centre
  • Confirmed sponsors: Hill Dickinson, AEW Architects

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




Travel, Leisure & Tourism

  • Thursday 23 June
  • £65+VAT
  • 8-11am
  • Holiday Inn Manchester: City Centre
  • Confirmed sponsors: Kier Group

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





  • Thursday 7 July
  • 2-5pm
  • Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art, Benzie Building
  • Confirmed sponsors: Morgan Sindall

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
  • 12-5pm
  • 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
  • 8-10am
  • Manchester
  • Confirmed sponsors: DAC Beachcroft

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


Liverpool Development Update

  • Thursday 29 September
  • Afternoon
  • FACT, Liverpool
  • Current sponsors: Kingsley Recruitment, Curtins, Lambert Smith Hampton

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
  • Confirmed sponsors: Kier Group, Lambert Smith Hampton, Kuits

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


Cheshire Development Update

  • Tuesday 4 October
  • 8am-10am
  • Current Sponsors: Pochins

 What has been the impact of Labour’s slim majority in Cheshire West & Chester since last election? What is the role of public-private agencies; LEP, Chester Growth Partnership? Cross border working with Wales and cross boundary with Greater Manchester




  • Thursday 10 November
  • 8-10am
  • Deloitte offices, Spinningfields, Manchester
  • Confirmed sponsors: Curtins

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

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