22 November 2018
The Future Works, Slough


High-profile infrastructure projects will be transforming west London and the wider Thames Valley in the coming decade.

The Elizabeth line will extend to Reading in 2019, HS2 will begin running trains to Birmingham in 2026 and the Heathrow economy continues to grow.

Old Oak and Park Royal Development will open a whole new community in west London. A plethora of impact assessments, business cases and economic studies show these projects will result in more homes, more jobs and better accessibility.

WOW London brings together over 200 senior decision makers from local authorities and private sector developers, investors and housing associations responsible for bringing growth to west London and the Thames Valley to discuss growth and economic opportunity.


Brendon Walsh
Conference chair

Caroline Pillay
Development director,
Airey Miller

Lucy Arthur
Head of asset marketing
Ashby capital

Cllr Julian Bell

Annette Jezierska
The Future Fox

Tony Clements
Executive director regeneration and
housing, Ealing

Cllr Keith Ferry
Deputy leader

Phil Wilbraham
Expansion programme director
Heathrow Airport

Tom Venner
Commercial development director

Cllr Steve Curran

Sue Brown
Executive director
London First

Nigel Kersey
Project lead: community housing trust
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Michael Mulhern
Interim CEO
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Cllr Tony Page
Deputy leader
Reading Borough Council

Cllr James Swindlehurst

Tim Smith
Thames Valley LEP

Andrew Dakers
West London Business

Tan Dhesi MP
Western rail link to Heathrow



Breakfast for up to 100 delegates


Welcome speech by conference chair Brendon Walsh


Keynote Speech – Tan Dhesi MP, co-chair western rail link to Heathrow


Session 1: infrastructure

There are a number of infrastructure projects transforming West London and the wider Thames Valley: Heathrow, HS2, Crossrail and Old Oak Common. The first panel of the morning will focus on these projects, and the benefits they will bring to the area.

Keynote speech: Phil Wilbraham, expansion programme director, Heathrow

Panel speakers:
Annette Jezierska, co-founder, The Future Fox
Phil Wilbraham, expansion programme director, Heathrow
Tom Venner, director of commercial development, HS2
Michael Mulhern, interim CEO, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation


Session 2: private sector

In the previous panel, delegates learned about the various infrastructure projects that are transforming west London and the Thames Valley. The second panel of the morning will discuss how these projects affect the development sector. Where are the new homes being built? What opportunities for employment are being opened up? For this session, the panel members will discuss key development projects in the area, the opportunities west London and the Thames Valley have for further growth, and how this can be achieved.

Panel speakers:
Tim Smith, CEO, Thames Valley LEP
Andrew Dakers, CEO, West London Business


Networking break


Session 3: public sector

For the final session of the morning, the role of local authorities will be examined. What are councils doing to stimulate inward investment and bring growth to their areas? How can they benefit from the infrastructure and development projects discussed in the first two sessions? What are the opportunities for public - private partnerships?

Panel speakers:
Caroline Pillay, development director, Airey Miller
Cllr Keith Ferry, deputy leader Harrow Council
Sue Brown, executive director development and planning, London First
Cllr Tony Page, deputy leader, Reading Council
Tony Clements, executive director regeneration and housing, Ealing Council


Networking lunch


Briefing sessions A and B

A series of workshops organised in two streams, about different topics.


Council Leaders session

Rapid fire questions for council leaders:
Cllr Julian Bell, Ealing Council
Cllr James Swindlehurst, Slough Borough Council
Cllr Steve Curran, Hounslow Council


Closing speech – Cllr James Swindlehurst, Slough Borough Council


Drinks reception

*The organizers reserve the right to change the programme at no notice

The WOW London area:

Attending authorities:

Join leaders and senior decision makers from:

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • Bracknell Forest Council
  • London Borough of Ealing
  • London Borough of Harrow
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • Merton Council
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Runnymede Borough Council
  • Slough Borough Council
  • Wokingham Borough Council
  • Wycombe District Council


Jake Westhead
020 7978 6840



£149 + vat public sector*
£299 + vat private

* Limited number of free places available, to enquire contact jake@3foxinternational.com

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