Kingston Futures Conference / 27 June 2017 / Rose Theatre, KT1 1HL


Day 1
27 Jun 2017


Network over refreshments at the iconic Rose Theatre while experiencing Kingston’s interactive 3D digital VuCity model and sponsors’ exhibitions

Chair’s introduction

Introduction to the 2017 Kingston Futures Conference by NLA chair, Peter Murray.
Peter Murray

Welcome to Kingston

Chief Executive of Kingston upon Thames, Charlie Adan, welcomes delegates to the borough and outlines her vision to shape ‘Good Growth’.
Charlie Adan

Keynote Panel – Good Growth: Creating the Kingston of the Future

Kingston’s leader Cllr Kevin Davis, Berkeley chairman Tony Pidgley and the GLA’s Fiona Fletcher-Smith consider what ‘Good Growth’ will look like for Kingston. How to balance the needs of people, place and prosperity to deliver an inclusive borough, which is a pleasant place to live, work or visit. Includes Q&A
Fiona Fletcher-Smith
Cllr Kevin Davis
Tony Pidgley CBE

Building Homes and Successful Places

How can Kingston deliver a high quality environment which meets the lifestyle expectations of its ever-increasing population without destroying Kingston’s unique character? Includes Q&A
Lucy Owen
Wahid Samady
Cllr Kevin Davis
Raj Kotecha

Nexus Kingston: Keeping a connected Kingston at the heart of SW London

Can Kingston harness technical and physical infrastructure investment to maintain Kingston’s position at the forefront of a connected SW London as well as anticipate and manage future demand. Includes Q&A
Duncan Wall
John Barry
Tony Antoniou
Chris Curtis

Growing Brand Kingston

How to deliver balanced growth while building on Brand Kingston – its fusion of innovation, culture and heritage – which is a crucial part of the borough’s character and enduring appeal.  Includes Q&A
Kate Lea
Andrew Cooke
Robert O’Dowd
Joanne Skilton
Imshan Jamal
Kirsten Henly

Kingston: Its Future in London

Learn about the Kingston Futures programme and the potential investment opportunities presented by the Local Plan, Crossrail2 and the borough’s growth programme.
Viv Evans
Darren Richards

Networking lunch & Kingston Walking Tours

Enjoy lunch at Jackson + Rye sponsored by Riverside Edge and the opportunity to walk it off with guided tours of the Town Centre supported by Kingston First.

Economic growth and development: Space, start-ups and strategy

Join this afternoon workstream, which includes a series of debates,sponsored by Kingston University, looking in detail at Kingston’s potential development opportunities and future economic growth strategies as well as considers how to attract and keep ‘high-flying’ entrepreneurial businesses alongside encouraging SME growth, commercial development and larger occupiers.      
Sally Bundock
Peter Johnston
Dan Cunliffe
Lisa McCance
Andrew Clough
Steven Spier
Bob Cattaneo
Shabnam Ali

Hardwiring Culture into Kingston’s Growth

Discover Kingston’s cultural map, its London context and enjoy a debate by industry experts on the role place-making can play in improving the Kingston experience, preserving and enhancing its rich heritage and unique culture. Full programme details are available here.
Janie Harland
Dominic Chapman
Hiro Aso
Gregory Fonseca
Tim Tolcher
Denizer Ibrahim
Russell Pedley
Ben Lee
Robin Hutchinson
Mark Davy
Steven Spier
Charlie Adan
Peter Murray

Drinks reception

Relax and network over drinks on the Thames, in association with Amro Real Estate Partners