ULI UK Annual Conference 2017

Wednesday 24 May 2017
UBS, London
ULI UK Annual Conference

ULI UK Annual Conference 2017

The ULI UK Annual Conference took place on 24 May 2017 at UBS’ headquarters, 5 Broadgate, London, EC2M 2QS.

Speaker Presentations

Jenny Phillimore, University of Birmingham & Alistair Reason, Reason Consulting

Henry Mason, Managing Director, Trend Watching

Chlump Chatkupt, Founder, PlaceMake.io

Annius Hoornstra, Managing Director of the City Development Office, City of Amsterdam

Louise-Brooke Smith, Partner, Arcadis

James Kidner, Director of Partnerships, Improbable

Ian Mulcahey, Managing Director, Gensler

Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands

Tom Kemeny, Lecturer & Assistant Professor, University of Southampton

Programme Brochure

Please click here to view the on site programme.


Please click here to view a list of conference delegates.

Conference Blog

‘How can real estate adjust to the brave new world of tech innovation?’


Follow us and tweet questions to @ULI_UK     #ULIUK2017

Conference Programme

09:00 Welcome and Introductions
ULI UK Chairman:  Simon Clark, Chairman, ULI UK
Conference Moderator:  Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, Special Adviser, Tishman Speyer
Industry Address:  Craig McWilliam, Chief Executive, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

09:15 Economic and Geopolitical Outlook
Keynote:  Paul Donovan, Global Chief Economist, UBS Wealth Management

09:35  Real Estate Outlook: Threats, Opportunities and Game Changers
Moderator: Mike Phillips, Editor, Europroperty
Madeleine Cosgrave, Managing Director & Regional Head of Europe, GIC
Francois Trausch, CEO, Allianz Real Estate
John Barakat, Head of Real Estate Finance, M&G Investments
Reza Merchant, Founder, The Collective

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45   Mass Migration – Impact on Land Use and Real Estate
Jenny Philimore, Professor of Migration and Superdiversity and Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), University of Birmingham
Alistair Reason, Director, Reason Consulting

11:00  What if? … Future Trends
Keynote Speaker:  Henry Mason, Managing Director, Trend Watching

Panel Discussion:
Moderator:  Damian Wild, Editor, EG
Mark Curry, Senior Director, Development, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority and Coventry City Council
Jacqueline Beckingham, Global Creative Director, Benoy

12.00  Infoburst:  5 Broadgate
Ken Shuttleworth, Founder, Make Architects

12.10   Clever Solutions
Diversification, technification, new strategies, sectors and locations.
Moderator:  Stephanie McMahon, Head of Research, Strutt & Parker
Martina Malone, Senior Vice President, Prologis
Chlump Chatkupt, ‎Founder, PlaceMake.io
Annius Hoornstra, Director of City Development, City of Amsterdam

13:00 Lunch

14:30  Infoburst:  UrbanPlan Legacy
Joanne Bishop, Head of Careers, City and Islington Sixth Form College
Yusif Ibrahim, Student, Islington Sixth Form College
Richard Harrison, Director of Community Engagement, Regent High School

14:40  ‘What if?’…. Game Changers
A deep dive in to specific projects and trends that could significantly change our industry.
Moderator:   Chris Choa, Vice President, AECOM
Louise Brooke Smith, Partner, Arcadis and former Global President, RICS
James Kidner, Director of Partnerships, Improbable
David Marks, Co-Managing Partner, Brockton Capital
Ian Mulcahey, Managing Director, Gensler
Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands

15:40  Infoburst:  The Economic Value of Local Social Networks
Tom Kemeny, Lecturer & Assistant Professor in Economic Geography, University of Southampton

15:50   Coffee Break

16:20   Capital Markets – Where’s the Smart Money Going?
Moderator: Richard Johnson, Global Head of Business Development for Real Estate and Private Markets, UBS
Christina Gaw, Managing Principal and Head of Capital Markets, Gaw Capital Partners
Dale Lattanzio, Managing Partner, DRC Capital
Jos Short, Chairman, Internos Real Investors
Michael Cochran, Senior Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

17:30   Conference close

17:30-18:30   Networking Drinks Reception


Pre-Conference Drinks Reception

23 May 2017
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y

Conference attendees and invited guests are invited to attend a pre-conference networking reception on the evening of 23 May 2017 at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, overlooking St James’s Park, Whitehall and the Mall.

Conference attendees:

ULI Members attending the ULI UK Annual Conference  £20

Non members attending the ULI UK Annual Conference  £40

Individuals who have already registered for the conference and wish to add the reception can click here to access their registration and add the ticket online. 

Non conference attendees:

ULI members who are not attending the ULI UK Annual Conference £35

Non members who are not attending the ULI UK Annual Conference £70

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ULI UK Product Council Day

The ULI UK Product Council Day will take place the day before the Annual Conference on the 23rd May. For information and to register please click on the links below:

Sustainability Council Day 

Residential and Infrastructure Council Day



Conference Registration

Prices exclude VAT  
ULI Private Sector Member £480
Private Sector Non Member £730
ULI Public Sector Member £230
Public Sector Non Member £355
ULI Young Leader Member * £230
Young Leader Non Member * £355
Student £50

*  Young Leaders applicable to individuals under the age of 35 years.
** A limited number of student registrations, at this subsidised rate, are available on a first come first served basis.


Keynote Speakers


keynote-speakers_v1Why Attend

  • Connect with senior real estate professionals
  • Learn how global economics and geopolitics is shaping real estate capital decisions
  • Gain insights from industry leaders who are adapting, diversifying and seeking new opportunities
  • ULI as a content led, mission driven, non lobbying organisation provides a neutral platform to present the big picture and convene open debate

Click HERE for a current list of who is attending the conference.


Venue & Logistics

5 Broadgate

Registration open 08:15
Conference start 09:00
Conference close 17:30
Drinks Reception 17:30-18:30








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ULI Membership

ULI has 40,000 members globally from all sectors of the built environment from both the public and private sectors. To join ULI and access the benefits of membership, including reduced rates to this conference, please click here. You will also be given the option to join through conference online registration.



Please contact Liz Waller for further information regarding sponsorship opportunities. Click here for sponsorship prospectus.


Cancellation Policy

• Written cancellation and refund requests received at ULI by 24 April 2017 will be awarded a full refund minus a £150 processing fee.
• No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after 24 April 2017.
• Registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation if requested before 17:00h on 19th May 2017; a £50 transfer fee will be charged. Appropriate fee category will apply upon transfer.
• Verbal requests for cancellations and refunds will not be accepted; all requests must be made in writing to uk@uli.org


ULI UK Annual Conference 2016

The programme, photos, presentations and list of attendees from the 2016 conference can be found here.