The UKREiiF 2024 banner image.

We're thrilled to be showcasing City of Wolverhampton at the West Midlands Growth Company Pavilion during UKREiiF. We'll be supporting the growth of the West Midlands and shining a spotlight on the remarkable regeneration projects underway in Wolverhampton.

Tuesday 21 May

Embracing Complexity to Unlock Brownfield Land

12.45pm-2pm, West Midlands Pavilion
Discover the pioneering work of Wavensmere Homes, a leading SME developer in the West Midlands. Join James Dickens, Managing Director, as he shares insights into the transformation of derelict sites into vibrant, sustainable communities. Don't miss the unveiling of their ambitious £150m plans for Wolverhampton Canalside South. Including speakers Richard Lawrence, Director of City Development and Laura Shoaf CBE, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority.

How to make a Successful Development Partnership

2pm-2.30pm, Pagabo Group Pavilion
Explore Wolverhampton Council's triumph in proactive developer collaboration, crucial for shaping financially viable projects. This session, featuring industry leaders Jonathan Parker from Pagabo, Maggie Grogan from Muse, Kassandra Polyzoides from City of Wolverhampton Council, and Tim Heatley from Capital & Centric, promises invaluable insights into successful project engagement.

A Sporting Chance? Football As a Driver for Urban Regeneration

4.15pm-5pm, West Midlands Pavilion
Embark on a journey through past, present, and future football club projects, delving into their pivotal role in shaping viability and sparking urban regeneration. Join Russell Jones, General Manager for Marketing and Commercial Growth at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, as he shares illuminating perspectives at this dynamic panel discussion.

Wednesday 22 May

Delivering the West Midlands Investment Zone

11.15am-12pm, West Midlands Pavilion
Join Wolverhampton Council Chief Executive Tim Johnson and fellow local authority leaders as they delve into the transformative power of collaboration in driving regional growth. Discover firsthand insights into Wolverhampton's pioneering Green Innovation Corridor and its role in shaping the future of our dynamic city.

Wolverhampton - City Centre Growth Through New Urban Living

12.15pm-12.45pm, West Midlands Pavilion
Discover firsthand the remarkable journey of Wolverhampton's city centre growth. Through visionary leadership and bold initiatives, our city is witnessing unprecedented development. Join our esteemed panel of key stakeholders spearheading multi-billion-pound projects, including Councillor Stephen Simkins, Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council; Ebrahim Adia, Vice Principal of the University of Wolverhampton; Jo Nugent, Director of Markets, Partners & Places at Homes England; Maggie Grogan, Managing Director – Midlands at Muse; Richard Lawrence, Director of City Development at the City of Wolverhampton Council; and Tim Heatley, Co-Founder of Capital&Centric. Gain exclusive insights into our plans to introduce thousands of new homes, elevate leisure and retail offerings, and foster vibrant communities, all while igniting local economic growth.

UKREiiF Sector Insights: Universities and Higher Education Estates

2.15pm-3.15pm, Markets and Sectors Pavilion
Dive into the dynamic landscape of higher education, where over 160 institutions fuel the UK economy with £96bn annually. With 2.1 million students seeking inspiration on world-class campuses each year, the stage is set for innovation. Join thought leaders in estates and facilities, including Professor Ebrahim Adia, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, as they forecast the exciting evolution of campus aesthetics and functionality.

Wolverhampton at UKREiiF

Councillor Stephen Simkins
Councillor Stephen Simkins
Leader, City of Wolverhampton Council
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
Chief Executive,
City of Wolverhampton Council
Richard Lawrence
Richard Lawrence
Director of City Development,
City of Wolverhampton Council
Kassandra Polyzoides
Kassandra Polyzoides
Deputy Director of City Development,
City of Wolverhampton Council
Russell Jones
Russell Jones
General Manager, Marketing and Commercial Growth,
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Professor Ebrahim Adia
Professor Ebrahim Adia
Vice Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton

Find out more

West Midlands at UKREiiF 2024 - www.investwestmidlands.com/wm-at-ukreiif/
UKREIIF - www.ukreiif.com
Enquiries: Please email: investwolves@wolverhampton.gov.uk