Examining the fastest growing sector in commercial property...will the bubble burst?
As the I+L sector continues to rethink, adapt, and innovate in the midst of the current market boom, we explore how the warehouse specification needs to evolve to meet demand, how investors and developers are planning to meet ESG goals and what the real economic ramifications of Covid-19 will be for the sector over the next 3-5 years.
In our roundtable sessions we give you the microphone in discussion-based forums, with the opportunity to drill down into hot topics such as electrification v carbon, the autonomous world and the use of next gen sustainable materials in construction.
And finally, to wrap up 2 days of crucial insights, we put the spotlight on data centres, last mile logistics and the trends of the future...
(Timings and agenda below are subject to change)
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Tapping into the market boom - The industrial and logistics sector continues to thrive while other commercial property sectors face an uncertain future, but is there still time for new entrants to profit from the market boom and what does it take to succeed? This market briefing will give new entrants critical insights and in-depth analysis of the constraints and opportunities in the sector.
The full economic ramifications of Covid-19 are still playing out, with seemingly daily announcements of new packages of support for business, the economy and the community and a mounting debt already worth £2.1trn. While the industrial and logistics sector continues to thrive, this session will explore the fiscal repercussions for the sector and UK plc as a whole over the next 3-5 years. How are we going to pay for the pandemic? What will be the overall effect on the property sector?
The seismic shift and growth of online retail has had a significant impact on land prices, with the sector witnessing unprecedented demand during lockdown. With huge investment coming into the sector, and demand outstripping supply, what does the future hold? And, what are the emerging trends for 2021, following the record year of 2020? Have businesses managed to de-risk the supply chain and reshore in the wake of Covid-19 and Brexit? This session will provide a market outlook, exploring which sectors are doing well, the regional diff erences in supply and demand and the impact of Covid-19 on rent.
Covid-19 has accelerated the shift to e-commerce by five years, expediting the digitalisation of the workplace and supply chain. But what impact has the pandemic had on other parts of the industrial and logistics market? Our panel of experts will look at how the industry is responding to the pandemic and explore opportunities to challenge the norm and forge new ways of working in the marketplace. Be ready with your questions to challenge the industry.
Companies don’t win over investors just by issuing sustainability reports and engaging in other standard ESG practices. What they need to do is integrate ESG eff orts into strategy and operations. David shares how committing to be a force for environmental and societal good should be integral to your purpose and strategy.
Closing Day 1 with an insightful panel session discussion, our experts consider what the industrial and logistics sector must do to tackle the climate crisis. Gather your questions for the Q&A following the panel session…
The Environment Bill is due to pass imminently. Real estate and construction are responsible for almost 40% of energy and process related emissions, and the legislation will undoubtedly impact developers and occupiers. So, how can developers future proof their assets to meet ESG goals? What are they doing to plan for 2050? What are the major challenges fund managers must overcome to achieve their net zero ambitions, including their own investment opportunities?
Welcome back to day 2 - this is your chance to catch up with your peers and discuss your key takeaways from yesterday.
Warehouse specifications are changing. Increased automation and a drive towards delivering more sustainable product means developers need to push the boundaries on warehouse design. What do occupiers need from their warehouse? What are the requirements for future-fi t warehouses and EV fleets, and how does this translate to design? And, what do these requirements mean for energy demand? We ask leading occupiers these questions and more.
As the retail property market continues to decline, what is the potential to repurpose existing retail spaces, or space from other sectors into logistics hubs, helping to solve some of the challenges around last mile delivery? With no precedent yet set for changing use classes, are there opportunities within the planning system to transform obsolete retail stock into more sustainable logistics hubs?
Now is the time to get involved and have your say!
- Choose from one of the roundtable hot topic discussions that will run concurrently.
- These sessions will be hosted by our skilled and charismatic speakers mediating each roundtable.
- Please note, there will be a capped amount of people attending each session, so make sure you check through the topics and choose the most suitable for you.
- This is on a first come, first served basis!
- Is there more than one topic that you’re interested in? All of these sessions will be recorded and you can watch back on demand, so you will not miss any key industry insights.
- Keep checking back to the agenda on the website as we announce further topics
1. What does the autonomous world mean for the future of work?
How will automation change the shape of the workforce in the future and what does it mean for warehouse design? What are the future skills and job roles that industry should be planning for now?
Hosted by: Paul Hanley, Partner, Bridge Industrial
2. Societal changes: how can we dispel myths about the industry to support growth and tackle the skills and labour shortage?
Logistics as a force for good - the sector is constantly battling misconceptions; how can we dispel some of the myths about the industry to support growth and tackle the skills and labour shortage?
Hosted by: Peter Ward, CEO, UK Warehouse Association
3. Electrification v the carbon agenda:
How can we balance the massive increase in demand for electricity with the carbon agenda as we move to electric vehicles? How will the network cope and how will sites generate their own power?
Hosted by: Mitch Labiak, Chief Investigative Report, Property Week
4. Why multi-modal should have a place in supply chains
With speed and reliability at the heart of global trade networks and a growing focus on sustainability, combining different modes of transport more efficiently can bring significant benefits. What do business need and how can the market respond? Where is this happening already and where could we see future opportunities?
Hosted by Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC
Guest contributor: John Clements, Executive Director, Verdion
5. Current Planning Issues
There is unprecedented pressure on the land supply position for Industrial & Logistics. Land prices have been pushed higher and higher caused in part by the lack of supply and the contribution that this sector can make to economic recovery (and growth) is being limited as a result. This roundtable will look to address these through facilitated discussion and engage positively with new ideas.
Hosted by: Chris Procter, Director, Caddick Land
6. London and the growing logistics crisis – could a lack of infrastructure hit London’s recovery?
If London is to recover from the pandemic and remain competitive on the global stage, it will need sustainable local jobs and a cleaner, greener, last-mile delivery network: both things that industrial logistics development can offer. However, land earmarked for industrial development in the Capital has diminished significantly over time and greater consideration of the importance of industrial logistics and the infrastructure required is urgently needed if targets around economic growth, job creation and air quality are to be met.
Hosted by: John Walker, Executive Director, CT Group and Ollie Bycroft, Vice President, Capital Deployment & Leasing, Prologis
7. Sustainable construction methods and materials
This roundtable will explore the challenges of embodied carbon and lowering warehouse emissions and discuss new innovative construction methods and materials providing solutions to achieving net zero buildings.
Hosted by Giles Heather, Associate Director, Linesight
As a nation we’re consuming more and more data and the growing demand for data storage has in turn seen the number of data centre development in the UK accelerate. What are the power, space and location needs of data centre operators? What are the investment criteria and barriers to entry? And critically, what sort of yield do they potentially offer?
Last December, the City of London's Planning and Transportation Committee gave approval to turn 39 spaces of London Wall car park into a last mile hub for Amazon Logistics, providing a sustainable alternative for last mile delivery and cutting carbon emissions. This session will provide an opportunity to hear about the City of London Corporation's wider plans for last mile hubs, freight and transport and how the strategy will support their ambitious Climate Action targets.
Innovation and disruption is shaping the future of the industrial and logistics sector. What emerging trends are likely to have the greatest impact over the coming years? Will it be the arrival of giant gigafactories, soaring demand for fi lm and TV studio space, or will ecommerce continue to take the lead role in shaping the market? Our panel of experts predict which trends will dictate the nature of the industrial and logistics market over the next decade. We will be asking attendees to vote for the trend they think will have the greatest impact.
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Good to be able to dip in and out and view later"
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"Industrial & Logistics is a worthwhile event"