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


Day 1
21 Nov 2017


Registration, networking and refreshments.

Introduction by Chair

Chair, Lucy Hockings, will open the Develop Croydon Conference 2017.

Croydon, London Borough of Culture

Paula Murray, Creative Director, London Borough of Croydon details the borough’s submission for the title of the London Mayor’s ‘Borough of Culture’.

Between the Buildings

Investing in the arts and the return on investment of meanwhile use for the property sector. Croydon’s cultural renaissance is in full swing championing the diverse urban character of the...
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Building Blocks – Homes for all Croydoners

Croydon is driving a change in the way that people live, with compact homes, the progression of Build to Rent sites, off-site construction and taller tower blocks. Is this the...
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Enjoy lunch at Croydon Park Hotel and take the opportunity to have a tour of the Fairfield Halls as it moves into its next stage of reconstruction (subject to availability).

Croydon’s Commercial Value

Croydon has grown its reputation of providing affordable premium office space outside of central London with rapid accessibility, encouraging new occupiers such as HMRC, Bodyshop and Superdrug to move their...
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Smart City Space

Could Croydon become a ‘smart city’ using technology, AI and data streams to enable the town to run more efficiently both in time and cost? What would the town look...
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Next Stop Croydon

With Gatwick Airport on the doorstep and impressive links into London and down to Brighton, Croydon has a strong transport hub to attract international trade and investment in its commercial...
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Smart Retail

Croydon has long been a retail destination, and this reputation is set to be renewed, but the industry is changing as it adapts to technological advances. What impact has this...
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Meanwhile in Croydon

Interactive debate on the key topics of the day, chaired by Lucy Hockings, that will reflect on the last five years in Croydon as well as the challenges and opportunities...
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Drinks Reception

Join the conference’s networking drinks reception at Croydon Park Hotel, sponsored by the Croydon Partnership responsible for the new retail regeneration of Croydon.