Thematic lunchtime and evening networking receptions were held across both days and were open to all delegates. Each reception hosted a welcome from a key speaker and had a designated area in the Barbican foyers.

Wednesday 29 September

Ground Floor Foyer Lower Ground Floor Foyer
12:45 –
Tech & Innovation Lunch Reception
In association with Squint/Opera and Space Form
The latest big picture trends in tech and innovation
for the built environment and what opportunities tech can
offer to support planning and collaboration within
the industry.


Alice Britton, Founding Director, Squint/Opera
Jan-Maarten Heuff, Director, Squint/Opera, CEO, SpaceForm
Resilient London Lunch Reception
Delegates previewed the new NLA research on London’s climate
resilience; Resilient London: confronting climate change. They heard
how London is adapting to climate change and what needs to be done
to make our world-leading city resilient to future climate shocks.


Abby Crisostomo, Thames Estuary 2100 – Project Director,
London Area, Environment Agency
17:30 –
NextGen Evening Drinks Reception
In association with Gardiner & Theobald
Our Annual Next Gen reception in association
with Gardiner & Theobald which provided an opportunity to
meet with rising stars from across the industry.


Pen Hadow, Artic Explorer
Courtney Natoli, Partner, G&T
Uwais Paderwala, Associate, G&T

Thursday 30 September

Ground Floor Foyer
12:45 –
Boroughs and Regions Lunch Reception
In association with LandAid
Delegates mer and networked with leading representatives from each of the Boroughs and City Regions involved with the Forum.


Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking & Dagenham.
Melanie Leach, Chief Executive, British Property Foundation
17:30 –
Closing Drinks Reception
In association with New West End Company and Westminster Property Association
Celebrating the end of the London Real Estate Forum 2021, with a reception hosted in association with the New West End company and the Westminster Property Association.


Jace Tyrrell, Chief Executive, NWEC
Andy Byford, Commissioner, Transport for London

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