The first Place West London took place on October 13, 2009. It aimed to help West London shape its future, and ensure continued economic growth and prosperity.
It centred on the concept of ëplaceí- a location which provides home, community, employment and all aspects of a satisfying and rewarding life. The physical environment matters a lot to a place, but it is not the only component ñ social and infrastructural aspects all add layers to places.
The attendance list for Place West London was a who's who of the West London regeneration & economic development scene. Around 300 delegates attended from over 130 organisations
At the heart of Place West London was a strategic conference that gave delegates from companies, organisations and the public sector the chance to listen and debate on issues key to the future success of West London.
See the full programme here.
Organised around four themes, Place West London was an energising mix of keynote speeches, discussion panels and focussed workshops:
People - will the workforce be fit for the future? What training and skills provision do we need to ensure a competitive workforce?
Places - what are the visions and plans for regeneration and development, and how can they be realised?
Infrastructure - what needs to happen to transport and social infrastructure to keep the West London economy running?
Economy - what are the key growth sectors, and how can they be nurtured?
Place West Londonís combination of a high-level conference programme and business networking opportunities focussed on West London is unique. Itís the place for anyone involved in the sub-region to get together, share ideas, discuss the future, and make new contacts.
Attendees will be drawn from:
The Public Sector ñ local authorities send senior Officers and Members active and interested in planning, economic development, regeneration, housing, transport, environment and more.
Associations, academia and interest groups ñ locally based groups like Chambers of Commerce, representative membership bodies, universities and colleges send delegates to the event.
Regeneration and property ñ regeneration companies, property developers, investors and consultants are present, many as sponsors.
Businesses & Occupiers ñ many private sector operations based in West London and with a stake in its future come to use the opportunity to get their views heard, and network with others.
The exhibition lounge is at the core of the event and is the ideal location for sponsors to exhibit alongside the public sector partners. As a sponsor, this ensures youíll be central to this networking area. Throughout the day, the most influential figures in West London business will meet, discuss, network and arrange private meetings.
Whatís more, all refreshments will be served in the exhibition area adjacent to the main conference plenary area; ensuring you have several opportunities to network with delegates and potential clients throughout the day.