For 2022 we met together to talk about the next milestones for ESG , the continued pressure on land availability and the potential knock-on effects, positive and negative, of continuing increases in rent and lease lengths.

Day 1

Chair’s opening remarks and welcome
Who’s the boss? The discreet power of occupiers in a seller’s market

Despite an uncontested seller’s market, occupiers have options and leading organisations are successfully leveraging cooperation to increase flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Our panel of renowned clients explores the opportunities and shines a spotlight on the key factors that are shaping decisions.
Find out what will drive client decisions tomorrow in this unfiltered keynote debate.

  • The big squeeze: The impact of energy and business rate cost increases on the affordability of space?
  • Focus on flexibility: The 15-year lease and businesses’ changing expectations
  • Levelling up: The appetite for multilevel properties and some of their key characteristics
  • Tipping points: The implications of space underuse and overuse, as well as energy limitations


Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC

Working lunch

Visit the partners’ showcase area for refreshments and networking

Finance and investment briefing: ESG in the money marketplace

A building’s ESG credentials and operational efficiency have increasingly wide-reaching ramifications within finance and investment. Understand the widest knock-on effects to accurately assess the return on investment

  • Net Zero building standards, have we succeeded for new builds?
  • How much does it cost to bring an aged building to standards that hold up for 30years?
  • The importance of emissions in investment decision making
  • Embedded carbon: What is the market attitude to existing stock versus rebuild?
  • To what extent do rental and sales valuation reflect the extend of investment in a building’s credentials?


Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC

Tackling operational emissions: Starting from square one

Traditionally entirely the occupier’s responsibility, with sustainability 2030 on the horizon and rents and leases at record-breaking levels, can the risk be shared?

  • Who pays: From solar panels to supply chain optimisation, what is the direction of travel regarding collaboration and responsibility?
  • The policy shift regarding MEES 2030 has the potential to create significant obsolescence in older buildings: How can we work together for a fit-for-purpose property stock?
  • Creating flexibility in building design and structure that allows for net zero adaption
  • Working with occupiers to creates a bespoke approach


Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC

Afternoon networking break
Using data and collaboration to bring older buildings up to date

L&G Investment Management’s occupiers tend to be SMEs in properties sometimes over 100years old. Looking beyond carbon neutral sheds towards supporting occupiers to reduce their emissions at scale, Tim explains the obstacles and their possible solutions.

  • 89% of SMEs want to reduce their emissions but most don’t know how, what support do they need and why give it?
  • Scope 3 success depends on data: Key learnings from our data-gathering exercise
  • London-specific power challenges: Planning for ULEZ in pre-existing buildings
  • Changing occupier trends in dark kitchens and food delivery and the impact for Scope 3
  • Steps towards circularity: Options in the frame.
Explainer: The impact of changing trends in the logistics workforce

With recruitment a challenge for many occupiers, we analyse the workplace features that appeal to staff.

  • Changed in the affordability landscape: Does the cost of living affect our ability to attract a workforce?
  • The current state of play in logistics recruitment and the implications for occupiers
  • Location Location Location? What defines the attractiveness of a logistics workplace?
  • Wellness and a other benefits: Understanding what the next generation of personnel look for in an employer
  • Conclusions for the property sector: Designing buildings that attract and retain tenants

Senior occupier to be announced

Business Briefing - What’s driving returns?

As the conference day winds down and just before we head to a fun-filled evening networking event, we invite you to take an unflinching look at rents, yield and capital flows. Don’t be fooled by the laid-back setting; our investment experts will lay out the facts, review the forecasts and lead a frank exchange about what’s driving returns. 

  • Growth expectations: UK vs Europe, Urban vs Big Box rental growth forecast
  • Automation’s value proposition and its impact on lease length
  • Investor demand, construction costs and the outcomes for investment yields
  • E-commerce, Q-commerce: assessing the impact of changing occupier profiles


Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC

Chair's closing remarks

17:35 Event drinks reception and dinner

Join us for a relaxed and fun-filled American themed comedy night featuring Patrick Monahan - a regular headliner at top comedy clubs across the country. Joining him on stage will be the brilliant Joe Wells, Naomi Cooper and Aurie Styla – a line-up bound to make you laugh.

Enjoy the atmosphere and experience a night of networking over laughs, burgers and beers!


       Patrick                  Joe Wells           Naomi Cooper       Aurie Styla

Day 2

Arrival Coffee

Join us for light breakfast refreshments prior to start

Chair's welcome to Day 2

The way forward for London: Making plans for the industrial and logistics space we want and need

Mitigating the ever-increasing pressure on space in urban centres: Strategy for community and space
  • Exploring projects in development or planning that think outside the box to deliver more space
  • As land is lost in London, can we innovate our way out of a logistics space shortage?
  • Assessing the complexity of converting ex-commercial, retail park, hotel buildings, railway arches 
  • Partnership with the residential and retail sector: What do we mean by community and can it be created?


Liz Peace CBE, Chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Morning break

Visit the partners’ showcase area for refreshments and networking

Using multistorey and co-location to innovate I&L space back into the urban environment
  • The challenges of making best use of industrial land whilst working alongside residential projects
  • Working within planning regulation to create wider community benefit
  • Stacking realities: What does it help deliver in a real world setting?
  • Designing co-located residential and industrial premises that stand the test of time
Closing Remarks and Farewell Lunch

Final refreshment and networking break before the close of the event