UKREiiF

The UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum

UKREiiF is the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum. It has grown each year since its inception in 2022 and is now the premier event of its type in the UK. It is expected to be attended by 10,000+ delegates and more than 150 exhibitors and it provides the opportunity for the public sector to showcase developments and profile investment opportunities to investors, developers and occupiers.  

This year at UKREiiF, TVCA will have its own space, taking over a major position on the main boulevard. We will be working closely with the Local Authorities and private sector partners to put on a full programme of events within the space that will showcase all the investment opportunities in the region. We will also be using the show to launch a new investment portal to make it easy for potential investors to navigate  

 

Programme

The full programme of events can be found below. Please click on the links to register for any of the events: 

Tuesday 21st May

10am: Building the towns of tomorrow – a blueprint for the future  

Tees Valley is the only UK region home to three Mayoral Development Corporations, tasked with regenerating and transforming town centres and the country’s largest industrial zone. Find out how these areas are helping to cut red tape, drive investment and create cleaner, safer streets while working in tandem to boost Tees Valley as a whole. This session also includes the transformation of Darlington and Stockton Town Centres that sit outside of Mayoral Development Corporations.

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2pm: InvesTees – seamlessly connecting investors to globally significant projects

Thanks to Teesworks and the Teesside Freeport, Mayoral Development Corporations, a planned Investment Zone and more, there are unparalleled opportunities for businesses and investors in Tees Valley. To shout about sites, schemes and programmes, a new InvesTees portal is being established, giving potential global investors a single point of information, putting our world-class sites front-and-centre and showing Tees Valley is open for business.    

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4pm: Meet the people building the UK’s largest Freeport

The Teesside Freeport – the UK’s largest and first operational – has its heart at Teesworks, the UK’s biggest industrial zone. K2 is spearheading the construction of its first investment – a £650million scheme from South Korea’s SeAH Wind Ltd to create world’s biggest offshore wind monopile production facility. Join us for a drinks reception where you can hear firsthand about the huge efforts in its project management and construction – as well as K2’s exciting future plans 

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Wednesday 22nd May

10am: Teesworks – local site, global scale

Teesworks is a regeneration success story, rising from the ashes of the former Redcar Steelworks after its closure caused 2,000 job losses overnight. Now it is attracting investment in the billions as the UK’s largest industrial zone and the heart of the Teesside Freeport. Bp, SeAH Wind Ltd and Circular Fuels are now calling the site home with game-changing projects to boost the local economy – and global clean energy ambitions. 

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12pm: “A Healthy Outlook” – How a social care and health innovation zone will benefit the UK

Life sciences is one of Tees Valley’s major sectors, and now plans are underway to develop a nationally significant social care and health provision cluster. Work is ongoing to reshape a 270-acre site into a home for social care and health services, research, development, teaching and learning. This will build on the region’s strong reputation, growing the economy and pioneering innovation to improve the country’s heath.   

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3:30pm: Meet the Tees Valley Mayor

The Tees Valley Mayor has devolved powers and responsibilities to drive forward the transformation of Tees Valley, covering inward investment, business support, education and skills, culture and tourism, place and communities, innovation and more. The role has also been central in establishing three Mayoral Development Corporations and bringing Teesside International Airport back into public control. Learn more about the Mayor and their priorities in this Q&A. 

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Thursday 23rd May

9am: Forging powerful partnerships – how the private sector can boost public policy

Tees Valley Business Board is doing things differently to ensure that our innovative and ambitious business leaders can influence local policy and decision-making to effectively influence change. Working alongside Tees Valley Combined Authority Group, the Business Board is going further than ever to align economic priorities and programmes with our landscape, to ensure the public and private sectors work hand-in-glove for a better tomorrow. Join us for breakfast where you can meet the new Business Board. 

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11am: Connecting Tees Valley – a billion-pound transport plan at the heart of the UK

We know an efficient, reliable and safe strategic transport network is a key factor in both business performance and improving people’s lives. Centrally located between Edinburgh and London, Tees Valley is being increasingly recognised as a prime business location. To capitalise on this, a new £1billion transport plan is set to tackle issues across all modes of transport, making us one of the country’s most well-connected regions.  

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1pm: Tees Valley Net Zero – Creating the world’s first decarbonised industrial cluster

Teesworks is the UK’s largest industrial zone and the heart of the Teesside Freeport. Thanks to billions of pounds of investment, it is leading global clean energy ambitions. This includes Net Zero Teesside, a pioneering project to create the world’s first decarbonised industrial cluster through CCUS, all in the second-highest CO2 emitting region in the country. Find out how we’re hitting targets by 2040. 

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Meet the team

Tees Valley Combined Authority & Local Authority Senior Team

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tees Valley Mayor

Siobhan McArdle

Siobhan McArdle

Chair of the Business Board

Julie Gilhespie

Julie Gilhespie

Group Chief Executive

Gary Macdonald

Gary Macdonald

Group Director of Finance & Resources

Helen Kemp

Helen Kemp

Group Director of Business & Skills

Tom Bryant

Tom Bryant

Director of Infrastructure

Phil Forster

Phil Forster

Managing Director of Teesside International Airport

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Teesworks Director

Richard Horniman

Richard Horniman

Director of Regeneration for Middlesbrough Council

Brian Archer

Brian Archer

Executive Director for Growth, Economy and Environment for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Mike Greene

Mike Greene

Chief Executive for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Chris Renahan

Chris Renahan

Assistant Director Inclusive Growth and Development for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Iain Robinson

Iain Robinson

Assistant Director Town Centre Development for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Senior Team from Stockton Borough Council

Andrew Perkin - Business Growth & Investment Manager

Sarah Travis - Business Growth & Investment Officer

Senior Team from Middlesbrough Borough Council

Sam Gilmore - Head of Economic Growth

 

Michelle Mcphee - Strategic Town Centre Manager

Andrew Glover - Head of Marketing

Senior Team from Stockton Borough Council

Geraldine Brown - Head of Policy, Development and Public Affairs

Julie Marsden - Economic Development Manager

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