Leaders of Change
The Leaders of Change Programme at LREF has been designed for the leaders of
the most progressive and rapidly growing businesses across the capital.
Join the Leaders of Change for LREF 2019
Learn how leading businesses are using property to attract and retain talent. LREF 2019 creates a unique opportunity for business leaders to discover how to guide strategic growth through people and property.
The Leaders of Change Programme will feature a series of talks from businesses that are using workplace strategies to further their corporate objectives. Gain insight from leaders who are driving business performance, improving well-being and retaining talent through smart approaches to property.
Leaders of Change Programme,
12th June, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Who is Leaders of Change for?
The Leaders of Change Programme at LREF has been designed for the leaders of the most progressive and rapidly growing businesses across the capital.
With agility, talent and wellbeing at the top of many corporate agendas, CEOs, CFOs, and HRDs are exploring the role property can play in furthering their corporate objectives.
LREF provides the perfect platform to bring Leaders of Change together with the property market to tackle issues that are facing businesses across the world.
Complimentary Leaders of Change
*Complimentary Leaders of Change places are strictly limited to the senior management teams of non-property organizations.
These places are ideally for CEOs, CFOs, and HR Directors and limited to two people per organisation.
We are reserving 200 Leaders of Changes places at LREF this year for non-property organisations to bring them together with the property market at LREF to explore and discuss the role property can play in furthering their corporate objectives.
“I’m an occupier and I’m surrounded by everyone who supports the real estate industry. For me it has been fantastic.”
Business Partner for CIB, Deutsche Bank
“LREF is a terrific event, it’s so much bigger in scale and ambition than I was expecting. It’s terrific to have so many different parts of the real estate world together in one place swapping ideas.”
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
What you’ll learn
Learn how businesses are using property to attract and retain talent
Explore opportunities to increase productivity in the workplace
Network with over 2500 senior business leaders and experts
Find out why leading businesses are utilising co-working spaces
Learn from experts in workplace culture, wellbeing and active design
As a qualifying VIP guest* on the leaders programme you are welcome to attend other sessions as part of LREF’s conference programme on Wednesday 12th June.
Leaders of Change Programme
The Leaders programme takes place on Wednesday 12th June, the first morning of LREF
08:00 - 9:30
Workplace Leaders Breakfast
In association with Capital West London
09:00 - 09:45 | Stage 1:
FT Keynote: The London Economy
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
Deloitte's Chief Economist Ian Stewart will give his insight into the current performance and drivers of the London economy, key factors that will affect its future resilience and the likely impacts for the real estate sector. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion with property experts.
Helen Barrett, Editor, Financial Times (Chair)
Ian Stewart, Partner, Chief Economist, Deloitte
Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman, Berkeley Group
Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader, Westminster City Council
- Simon Carter, Chief Financial Officer, British Land
10:00 - 10:45 | Stage 1 : Workplace
Future Office - Designing for Talent
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
The design, flexibility and location of the workplace has become a critical factor in supporting businesses to attract and retain talent in an increasingly competitive market for skills. This panel will investigate employment trends and key factors that are driving decision-making for businesses to invest in more attractive and effective environments and how the real estate industry needs to respond.
Sam McClary, Editor, EG (Chair)
Simon Silver, Director, Derwent
Gerald Kaye, Chief Executive, Helical Plc
Chris Robinson, Assistant Director Real Estate Consulting, Deloitte
- Valeria Segovia, ARB Principal - Design Director, Gensler
10:00 - 10:45 | Stage 2: Education & Innovation
The Knowledge Economy
The higher education, technology, life sciences and research sectors are increasingly driving growth in the London Economy and being placed at the centre of new employment clusters and regeneration zones from King’s Cross to White City and the nascent East Bank. They provide investment, create vibrant places and attract talent and new skills. Where are the most exciting new examples of this playing out, how should real estate strategies adjust and are policymakers doing enough to support the Knowledge Economy to flourish?
- Matthew Blades, Interim Director of Enterprise, Jobs and Skills, LB Lambeth
- Daniel Doris, Major Schemes Programme Manager, LB Sutton
- Dr Glenn Crocker, Dr Glen Crocker MBE, Head of UK Life Sciences, JLL
- Emily Prideaux, Head of Leasing, Derwent London
10:00 - 10:45 | Stage 3: Area Panels
The Royal Docks
Debbie Whitfield, Executive Director, NLA
Daniel Hill, Housing and Regeneration Manager for Affordable Homes, LB Newham
Nicholas Hartwright, Founder, Projekt
Daniel Bridge, Programme Director, Royal Docks Team (A joint initiative from the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham)
Emma Foster, Development Director, Mount Anvil
10:20 - 10:45 | Stage 4: Project Presentations
Connecting Tenant Experience to Business Results
- Mark Rosenthal, Vice President, HqO
10:40 - 10:55 | Stage 4: Project Presentations
Places to Feel at Home – Expanding London
- Sam Wait, Director of Business Development and Communications, Swan Housing
11:00 - 11:45 | Stage 1: Workplace
Space as a Service
In association with Savills
We are witnessing a step-change in the relationship between building owners, operators and occupiers – most noticeably with the rapid growth of trailblazing new serviced office providers such as WeWork and the myriad of approaches to flexible and serviced offers being launched by large commercial development and investment companies. A people-led approach to “Space as a service” is mooted as the new paradigm for tenant / landlord relationships, but how is this likely to impact businesses occupational strategies and the way in which commercial real estate is funded and managed in the future?
Katrina Larkin, Co-Founder, Fora
Nicola Gillen, EMEA Workplace Sector Lead, AECOM
Oliver Knight, Flexible Office Director and Head of MYO, Landsec
John Redfern Director - Property Management, Savills
11:00 - 11:45 | Stage 2: Education & Innovation
London is one of the leading global university cities and attracts world-leading talent through its rich educational, cultural and physical environment . This session will hear from key stakeholders involved in leading academic institutions in London to see how their real estate strategy is being used to maintain this position, and how they might work more close with the public and private real estate sector to support their aims and attract the best talent to the capital for future employment and connections.
- Andrea Squires, Head of Education, Winckworth Sherwood (Chair)
Charles Walford, Director, Stanhope plc
Caroline Bidder, Head of Asset Management, The University of London
Julian Robinson, Director of Estates, The London School of Economics and Political Science & Chair of HEDQF
12:00 - 12:45 | Stage 1: Workplace
In association with Cluttons
The need for business to support people’s individual physical and mental wellbeing has risen to the top of the corporate agenda in the last few years. The physical environment in and around the workplace combined with local amenities can have a critical impact in this area – so what are business identifying as key priorities for their people, and how can the real estate industry respond?
- Charles Begley, Executive Director, City & Westminster Property Associations (Chair)
- Katie Wood, Director - Operations Consulting, ARUP
- Henrietta Frater, HSE and Wellbeing Manager, The Crown Estate
- Hero Bennett, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Max Fordham
- Philip Booth Philip Booth Partner, Project Management, Cluttons
12:00 - 12:45 | Stage 2: Education & Innovation
As a popular destination for students from across the UK and abroad, London has much to offer those that choose to study in the capital. In turn students can provide great opportunities through the activity, creativity, and energy and economic activity that they bring to an area; how do we ensure we meet their needs alongside the needs of the surrounding community? This session will focus on how we integrate student living into the city and the opportunities for integrating the needs of student life into wider real estate and regeneration strategies.
Allister Hayman, Associate Director, ING Media (Chair)
Mark Bladon, Co-head of Origination, Investec Structured Property Finance
Jennifer Edwards, Director of Public Affairs, Kingston University London
Heather Cheesbrough, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport, LB Croydon
11:00 - 11:45 | Stage 3: Area Panels
The South Bank
In association with JLL
Jonny Popper, Managing Director & Partner, LCA (Chair)
Natalie Essa, Development Manager, HB Reavis UK
Beth West, Head of Development - London Portfolio, Landsec
Sandra Roebuck, Director Development, Planning and Housing Growth, LB Lambeth
Peter Ward, Director of Real Estate Development, King's College London / Guy's and St Thomas' NHSFT
Jeremy Gardner Director, JLL
12:00 - 12:45 Stage 3: Area Panels
The City of London
In association with JLL
This session will look at the future direction of the City of London, with a keynote from Stephen Guy, Chief Integration Officer & Chief of Staff at McCann Worldgroup, who will talk about the drivers behind their decision to relocate to the City of London.
Marcus Geddes, Head of Property - London Portfolio, Landsec
Adam Goldin, Head of UK, C C Land
Rosie Day, Director, City Property Association
Alastair Moss, Chair of Planning and Transportation Committee, City of London Corporation
Daisy Hunt, National Director, JLL
Stephen Guy, Chief Integration Officer & Chief of Staff, McCann Worldgroup
More with LREF
Building tours and high-level roundtable discussions
Leaders of Change have the opportunity to visit some of the most innovative office workplaces in City of London, Old Street and Shoreditch. See how businesses are successfully integrating workplace strategies that increase agility, improve wellbeing, attract and the retain the highest calibre talent.
Leaders of Change also have the opportunity to join high level roundtables to discuss the role property plays in attracting talent and the impact of agility in the workplace.
Within a fast-changing political landscape, LREF brings together the largest collection of leaders from across government, business and the industry to discuss the future of London's property world. A platform to engage with the top companies across an industry thriving with new investment and development opportunities.
Expert Panel Discussions
Our NLA curated programme provides an insight into local development across London. Over 60 panel discussions, project presentations and round tables are supported by breakfast, lunchtime and evening networking events each day, as well as Next Generation programmes.
Learning at LREF
Two projects are being planned to widen participation to LREF through the Lego Project and Schools Conference. School pupils will get to experience the event and the chance to meet a huge range of professionals who can give them exclusive insight into careers in the built environment.
Register for your free* VIP ticket
*Complimentary Leaders of Change places are strictly limited to the senior management teams of non-property organisations.