Date: Thursday 5 October 2017

Venue: Londoneast, Dagenham East, London

Time: 8.30-17.00

The Thames Estuary Growth Day is a day of meetings, discussions, workshops and research on growth opportunities and potential in the Thames Estuary region, covering Kent, Essex and east London.

Councils: learn from your peers how they are gearing up for growth, homes and jobs to make the most of the region’s revitalization.

Developers: discover the development opportunities, infrastructure investments and decision makers making the Thames Estuary a vital part of your business plans.


8.15am Registration and networking

9.00am Opening address-Cllr Darren Rodwell, leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

9.15am-9.45am ‘Building communities’-Housing and Industry

Speakers include:

Tony Pidgley, president, LCCI

Mark Quinn, director, Quinn Estates

Michela Hancock, development director, Greystar

9.45am ‘Bridging the gap’ -A national infrastructure case study

10.15am Break

10.35am Headline sponsor: London City Airport

10.50am ‘Creativity along the river’- Thames Estuary Production Corridor, a new ambitious industrial vision led by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) and South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)


Introduction from Chenine Bhathena, senior culture manager, Greater London Authority

Case studies from:

Lisa Dee, Film office manager, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahoney, executive dean of the faculty of humanities, University of Essex

Sarah Dance, Kent County Council

Victoria Pomery OBE, director, Turner Contemporary

Stephen Taylor, programme and projects manager, Thurrock Council


11.30am ‘In the hot seat’-expert panel debate

12.15pm-13.45pm Lunch

13.45pm-16.00pm Series of workshops on the following topics:

  • Creating high productivity clusters
  • Increasing connectivity
  • Creating new homes and communities
  • Securing investment
  • Harnessing innovation in the built environment
  • Putting it together: centres of excellence

13.45-16.00pm Sitematch one on one speed dating meetings between local authorities and private sector delegates

13.45-16.00pm Interactive, creative zone featuring the region’s innovative artistic talent

16.00pm Closing address

16.15pm-17.00pm Drinks reception

17.00pm Event close


The event organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme with no notice.

To book your place, click here or contact Josie Brewer for more information 0207 978 6840