Conference programme

Please note that the programme is currently under development and subject to change


Tea and coffee served in the exhibition area


Introduction and welcome

Session chair: Chris Simms, Director​, Burges Salmon


New frameworks for investment – delivering wider benefits

Business models for complex sites 
Stuart Kirkwood, Director of Development, Network Rail

A review of ‘value capture’ mechanisms​
Rory Brooke, Head of Economics, Planning Savills

Rail-Powered Property - Property-Powered Rail: The highlights, history and headaches of deeply transformative metropolitan rail finance
Joseph Potvin, Executive Director, Xalgorithms Foundation & Moose Consortium

Questions & discussion


Morning Networking
Tea and coffee served in the exhibition area


Devolution - regions taking action

The benefits of devolved authorities’ involvement in rail stations: potential for development
Stephen Joseph, Transport Policy Adviser and Consultant, Urban Transport Group

West Midlands Station Alliance: A new approach to station assets
Steve Leyland, Mobilisation Lead, West Midlands Stations Alliance

TfGM transformation: from stations to community hubs
Simon Elliott, Rail Station Alliance Lead, Transport for Greater Manchester

Wales & Borders stations: becoming essential social infrastructure
Alexia Course, Director of Rail Operations, Transport for Wales

Questions & Discussion


Networking Lunch
Selection of sandwiches and refreshments served in the exhibition area


Afternoon plenary - the right development in the right places

Chair: Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group

Location of Development case studies: the NPPF as a framework to encourage rail-orientated development
Victoria Hills, CEO, Royal Town Planning Insitute

Property developments at 39 Hong Kong stations deliver 100,000 residential units and 2 million square metres of commercial space. How will the  MTR Rail + Property model work in the UK?​  
John Robinson, Head of Property, European Division MTR Corporation

Developing London's property portfolio across modes 
Kelly Lopez, Senior Property Development Manager, Transport for London  

Better stations, better environments
Norrie Courts, Director of Stations, Network Rail                                                                                                                               

Questions & discussion


Afternoon break
Tea and coffee served in the exhibition area


Option one: Regeneration and community rebuilding

Chair and introductory speaker: James White, Interim Head of Transport, West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Vice-Chair of the Severnside Community Rail Partnership

Deriving greater social value from our stations
Jools Townsend, Chief Executive, Association of Community Rail Partnerships

Creating a new community hub at Bolton Station
Paul Salveson, Chair Bolton Station, Community Development Partnership

Rochdale’s new bus interchange: kickstarting wider town centre regeneration scheme
Alastair Branch, Director and head of transport, Stephen George + Partners LLP

Questions & discussion

Option two: Improving the station – better customer experience and increased revenue

OpenSpace & smart rail stations – the science of moving people
Nicolas LeGlatin, OpenSpace, & Rob Hale, partner, IM23

Large-scale customer analytics: gaining new passenger insights 
Paul Hinchy, Head of Transport, WiFi SPARK

Improving customer experience using machine learning and preventative maintenance in the rail industry
Luke Holbrook, Digital Delivery Manager, Enable My Team

Realising opportunities through enhanced station facilities
Allen Creedy, Planning & Development Director, SLC Rail



Networking reception including drinks.

Sponsored by Burges Salmon

This established event is the premier forum of the rail industry, the property development and real estate sectors, retailers as well as those locally, regionally and nationally responsibly for economic development and growth. Macros and micro trends strongly indicate the railway stations will continue as a major dynamo of unlocking jobs, housing and economic growth of the next decade and beyond.


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Rail Stations & Property Summit 2019
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27 February 2019
15 Hatfields, London

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