Book now to avoid missing out on this half-day conference on Thursday 21 June, where the future of the warehouse market will be put under the spotlight by speakers from across the development, agency and design world.
The North West Logistics, Industrial & Infrastructure conference is sponsored by GVA HOW Planning, Waterman Group, Network Space, and Lexington Communications.
Key areas to be examined include supply and demand, investment, new projects, and how political and technological developments will impact the fast-changing market over the coming years.
Speakers confirmed so far include:
Andrew Dickman, director, DB Symmetry
Martin Mellor, investment director, Network Space
Dan Gallagher, joint managing director, Stoford
Ruth Leighton, associate of industrial & distribution at GVA
John Sullivan, head of department, industrial & logistics, Colliers International
Duncan Robertson, head of logistics, Rider Levett Bucknall
Steve Hall, managing director, FK Group
Dale Milburn, assistant executive director for economic growth, Knowsley Council
Giles Perkins, technical director in future mobility, WSP
Alan Lamb, associate director, AEW Architects
Attendees who have already registered include representatives from Himor Group, GMI Construction, Savills, Avison Young, Knight Frank, Vectos, Rochdale Development Agency, CPUK Group, West Lancashire Council, Hoare Lea, and Hill Dickinson.
Presentations and in-depth panel discussions will address:
- The state of today’s market: occupier profile, target locations
- Supply and demand: where is new space coming forward and how are different areas of the North West faring in take-up and investment?
- How political landscape impacts development: does Brexit present an opportunity for logistics? Will campaigns to protect green belt land hinder development?
- The future of logistics: will traditional motorway-based sites change as more technology, including driverless trucks and drones, is adapted by occupiers?
The conference will begin at Manchester Central Convention Centre at 8am for breakfast, with an 8.30am start, and is due to conclude with a lunch at 12 noon, and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking.