Develop Croydon Conference | 20th November 2018 | Croydon Park Hotel


Day 1
20 Nov 2018


Registration, networking and refreshments.

Introduction by Chair

BBC Home Editor, Mark Easton will open the conference
Mark Easton

Welcome to Croydon

Leader of London Borough of Croydon, Tony Newman, will discuss his ambitions and visions for the future of Croydon.
Cllr Tony Newman

Croydon’s Next Generation

Croydon’s regeneration is moving forward at pace but what does it offer its population and what will be the legacy created for future generations? We hear from some of the...
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Michael Purefoy
Neil Chandler
Kathryn Morley
Steve Parish

Sir David Higgins, London Gatwick Airport

Hear the exciting details of Gatwick’s £3bn investment programme, and their plans for future growth. This is your opportunity to put your questions to Sir David Higgins and understand the...
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Sir David Higgins

Bridging the Gap

East Croydon station is a hub for London and the South but what infrastructure is needed to ensure it keeps that status? How can the towns design make it easily...
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Craig Marks
Steve Peggs
Shifa Mustafa
Jonathan Sharrock
Tamsie Thomson

Bricks and Clicks

Croydon’s retail offer is about to undergo major regeneration, but how will this cater for both the young and old as the population in the town centre grows and diversifies?...
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Carolyn Kenney
Steve Yewman
Oliver Bycroft
Eva Pascoe

Climbing the Ladder

Croydon is changing, with one of the largest youth populations in London and 1 in 8 people now over the age of 65, but how can the town provide housing...
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Bill Dunster
Martin Brown
Bunmi Atta
Cllr Paul Scott
Irene Craik

How is it going to work?

Is Croydon’s commercial offer fit for purpose, and encouraging wellbeing? What are the opportunities in the commercial sector? How can it ensure it attracts new businesses while keeping its established...
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Adam Walker
Liz Hamson
Neil Meredith
Richard Morris
Caroline Pontifex

Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor, Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Greater London Authority

Hear from Jules Pipe about why the Greater London Authority is so passionate about Croydon, why they are working closely with Croydon Council to drive its regeneration and what their...
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Jules Pipe

What is next for Croydon?

Chief Executive, London Borough of Croydon, Jo Negrini will be detailing the Council’s plans for the future generation.
Jo Negrini