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President's Meeting 14/15 June - agenda updated

15 May 2017

President's Meeting & AGM, Radisson Blu Hotel - Heathrow Airport

The President’s Meeting offers the opportunity for ADEPT members to collectively sit back and take stock. Place shaping is a long term business; meanwhile the bins still need emptying today. We want to talk about what the short to longer term future might look like; what will Place Directors have to do differently; and where can ADEPT add value and make a difference. The formal agenda is here.

Following lunch, the meeting will start with some external speakers who have been invited to present their short to long term perspectives on their areas of expertise and to stimulate debate:

  • Liam Booth Smith, Chief Executive of Localis
  • Ed Mitchell, Director of Environment for the Pennon Group 
  • Brigitte Trafford, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Virgin Media 
  • Rachel Skinner, Vice President of ICE

The second session will reflect on what’s just been said and heard, what it might mean for Place Directors and ADEPT’s short to longer term priorities. We’ll then finish the day with a drinks reception followed by an informal dinner. The third and final session (Day 2, morning) will look to define outcomes, actions and activities against our refreshed priorities. The output of these discussions will inform a new 3 year Strategic Plan (previously the Policy Prospectus), which will be formally launched at the Annual Conference on 23/24 Nov.

We will then hold the Association’s annual general meeting. Lunch will conclude the event. Attendance costs £100 plus VAT.

If you require accommodation, please note you must book it directly with the hotel. There are a limited number of preferential rate bedrooms which can be reserved using this link: or by phoning the hotel on 0207 629 7474 quoting the reference 1406ALDER.  These rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis after which the best available rate at the time of booking will apply.  There are many other accommodation options nearby too.

We hope you can make this event! If you have not already done so, here’s the link to secure your space:

Kindly sponsored by Virgin Media and Veolia