On the eve of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, ULI Europe is bringing together Europe's real estate community with the London Legacy Development Corporation at this year's Trends Conference to shine a spotlight on the long-term legacy of hosting this massive global event.
The conference will be opened with a keynote address from Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, leading an impressive line-up of speakers including conference chair, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, Chairman, London & Partners; renowned urban theorist and author, Richard Florida; Stuart Corbyn, Chief Executive, Qatari Diar Delancey Athletes Village and Andrew Altman, Chief Executive, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC, formerly the Olympic Park Legacy Company).
Dennis Hone, Chief Executive, Olympic Delivery Authority and key real estate investors, including Daniel Cummings, Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Harvard Management Company, will be discussing the economic and regeneration opportunities and legacies of global events in general.
Joe Montgomery, ULI Europe Chief Executive comments: "The Trends Conference is an opportunity to demonstrate how London has managed its development for the games in quite a unique way. This approach will be highlighted by our speakers, and our aim is to show how it could be adopted as a model for cities that are already selected as future hosts, as well as those that are bidding currently."
The conference will bring together 250 high level government and industry leaders to look at a wide variety of issues including London's legacy strategy, the lessons learned from large scale events in Johannesburg, Turin and Shanghai, and how the Olympics will reshape the City of London and the business opportunities created. The program includes a unique opportunity to visit the completed Olympic Park ahead of the start of the Games in July (due to limited availability site tour tickets are being allocated on a first come first served basis).
Preceding the Conference on the evening of the May 29 and during the day on May 30, a workshop will be held in partnership with the LLDC. This invitation-only event will be a knowledge exchange session for Olympic Games host and bid cities and will provide a shop window for the UK's construction and development companies to share ideas with cities that are planning to host major events.
The conference takes place May 30-31 at Credit Suisse, Canary Wharf, London.
Register for the event at: www.uli-europe.org/london12
Source: Greenpoint PR