Property Week's Industrial and Logistics Conference presents a unique opportunity for attendees to network with prominent industry experts and gain valuable insights into the latest developments in the sector. Now CPD certified, you will be able to claim more than 6 hours worth of CPD credits by attending the event.

Interested in speaking? We have limited availability remaining, enquire today by emailing Hejke Cotzee.

Take a look at this years agenda below!

Arrival, registration, & breakfast networking
Welcome from Property Week and chair’s opening remarks

Welcome Remarks: Lem Bingley, Editor, Property Week

Digital Supply Chain Consultant
Panel: The Bigger Picture: Examining the Economic Outlook and Market Trends

A comprehensive discussion on the current market considering the latest key trends, drivers of economic growth, and the future of the industrial and logistics market.

  • Exploring future market trends- how can we keep up?
  • Utilising current data to make predictions and prepare for what’s next in urban logistics
  • Analysing current economic factors and their impact on the industrial and logistics real estate market
  • Taking advantage of a changing market and maximising growth opportunities

Moderated by: Steven Pitchford

DAC Beachcroft
Head of UK Industrial & Logistics
Partner, Head UK & European Industrial Research
Knight Frank
Finance Director
Tritax Symmetry
Senior Director, Head of International Investment Group
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Securing Power Connections for New Industrial and Commercial Developments with Certainty

This session will provide an update around power capacity on the UK’s grid, along with expert advice on securing power and getting connected with increased certainty. How can we "think smarter" when getting connected, as well as having better visibility and understanding of connection options, risks, timescales, and costs at a project's outset?

eSmart Networks provide a UK-wide 'one-stop-shop' for grid connections and are currently working on Gigawatts of projects across the UK. They begin by identifying and securing grid capacity at their client’s initial project conception stage, and then continue this through to the design and build stage of new grid connections (up to 132kV across the UK).

Grid Consultancy Director
Coffee break & networking
Panel: Policy, Regulation, and Planning: Thinking Outside the Guidelines

Examining the impact of government policies, regulations, and planning guidelines on the industrial and logistics real estate market.

  • Unpacking new regulations and what they mean for operations- what will the future of logistics look like in the UK?
  • How do these factors influence market development and investor decisions?
  • The case for a National Supply Chain Infrastructure Framework- improving partnership working and reinforcing the sector’s role as critical national infrastructure
  • How can we ensure sufficient space to support government aims and wider growth?

Moderated by: Kana Nomoto

Senior Consultant
Momentum Transport Consultancy
Planning Director
Head of Sustainable Investment & Partnerships
Co-founding Partner
We Made That
Planning Director
Newlands Developments
Case Study: Navigating Challenges and Designing Solutions in New Developments

Addressing key topics of an industrial building’s design from flexibility to integration and exploring the challenges of blended use developments. How can you make the most of your spaces?

Aukett Swanke
Panel: The Changing Tides of E-commerce: What’s New?

This panel will share insights on how the growth of e-commerce is reshaping the demand for logistics spaces.

  • The shift towards regionalised operations- improving delivery times and reducing costs in the last mile
  • Comparing the different types of warehouse solutions- what is the best fit for you?
  • Ultra-modern solutions to ultra-modern problems- keeping up with shifting consumer demands
  • What do these changes mean for development sites and the labour force?
  • Looking beyond- how the rise of advanced manufacturing, data centres, and entertainment production are impacting the landscape

Moderated by: Andy Hillier

Features Editor
Property Week
Managing Partner
Valor Real Estate Partners
Real Estate Director
Royal Mail
Head EMEA Logistics & Industrial and Retail Research
Cushman & Wakefield
Head of UK Industrial & Logistics
Lunch and Networking
Panel: Putting Sustainability and Green Initiatives at the Heart of Industrial Real Estate Developments

Exploring the increasing importance of environmental compliance in the logistics sector, including the impact of green features on property value and marketability.

  • Strategies for minimising waste and maximising energy efficiency in all aspects of the supply chain
  • Collaborating with landlords and tenants to improve operational energy efficiency
  • Decarbonisation tools for meeting net zero targets and supporting ESG goals
  • Incorporating green infrastructure in new developments to deliver biodiversity net gains while enhancing property value

Moderated by: Sophie Phillips

Senior Associate
Bird & Bird
UK Warehousing Association
Associate Planner
Be First
Managing Director
Head of ESG
Senior Associate
KAM Project Consultants
Panel: The Future of Logistics: Harnessing the Power of New Innovations and Technological Advancements

Showcasing the role of technology in logistics, including advancements in supply chain management, automation, and how technology is being integrated to solve logistical challenges.

  • Integrating new technologies into long-term plans to ensure supply chain resilience and maintain a competitive edge
  • Utilising new technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency across all aspects of the supply chain
  • Automation, robotics, and more- taking advantage of what is available on the market
  • A changing workforce- what the rise of technology and automation means for labour demands

Moderated by: Marie Hamblin 

Digital Supply Chain Consultant
Plowman Craven
Warehousing & Logistics Strategy Director
Iron Mountain
Group Customer & Operations Director
Coffee break & networking
Panel: Meeting Tenant Demands and Creating Future-Proof Facilities- How Can We Build a Better Future?

Speakers in this session will discuss the evolving needs of tenants, including the demand for longer-term leases, and the construction of facilities that are adaptable to future needs and technologies.

  • Giving back: looking further into how new development and redevelopment plans can deliver social value in local communities
  • Engaging with local communities to better understand the needs of tenants and create mutually beneficial improvements
  • The next generation- recruiting and retaining an adaptable workforce representative of the communities you work within
  • Working with developers to advance infrastructure that promotes environmentally sustainable and socially beneficial developments 
  • Designing and planning mixed-use developments to benefit both business and community needs

Moderated by: Lem Bingley 

Property Week
Senior Development Director
Transport and Compliance Consultant
RW Consulting
Commercial Director Silverstone Park and Development Director
Panel: Developing Resilient Investment and Financial Strategies in Industrial Real Estate

Exploring the investment landscape, challenges, and opportunities in the UK’s industrial and logistics real estate market.

  • Navigating the ongoing macroeconomic challenges- knowing when to seize opportunities and when to proceed with caution
  • Key insights on muted investment activity and analysing what it means for business
  • Comparing rental growth versus vacancy rates across regions and identifying strategic investment opportunities
  • Evaluating prime versus secondary assets- how to make the most of the polarised market

Moderated by: Rob Mills

Deputy Managing Partner
Clearbell Capital
CEO & Co-Founder
Executive Director - Head of UK Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets
Head of Research, Partner
Conference Round Up
Managing Director
Drinks reception