Develop Croydon to host its tenth annual conference

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Leading figures in Croydon’s past present and future will be speaking at the Develop Croydon Conference on 19 November at the recently refurbished, iconic Fairfield Halls.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 08:00

Croydon 10 is being run in association with Ruskin Square (Schroders and Stanhope), Tide Construction and Vision Modular and London Gatwick Airport.

The annual conference is hosted by Develop Croydon, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that consists of over 70 key stakeholders, across the private, public and third sectors, who want to contribute to the regeneration and economic renewal of the borough, in liaison with the local authority.

A great line up of speakers have already been announced including:

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, GLA
  • Tony Travers, Director, London School of Economics
  • Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, London Gatwick Airport
  • Jo Negrini, Chief Executive, London Borough of Croydon
  • Jessica Berney, Fund Manager, Schroders
  • Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, GLA
  • Ben Derbyshire, Chair, HTA and Immediate Past President, RIBA

Along with many more.

The panel discussions will be chaired by BBC News Home Editor, Mark Easton, and will debate how far Croydon has come in the last 10 years and its ambitions for the next 10 on topics including housing, industrial, digital, architecture and placemaking as the town continues its £5.2bn regeneration plans.

Now back at the Fairfield Halls delegates will also be entertained by performers from the borough and enjoy a buffet lunch with the opportunity to network. There will also be tours, exhibitions and breakout sessions making the day lively and interactive.

In addition to our event partners, the conference is being supported by Vinci, Regent Land, SHW, Croydon BID, Willmott Dixon and Kier.

Neil Meredith, Head of UK Business Space, Schroders said: “The Develop Croydon conference has become a staple event on the industry calendar, showcasing the best of what Croydon has to offer as one of London’s key sub-markets. There’s no doubt that Croydon is undergoing extraordinary growth as a destination of choice for business, leisure and dining, and with Ruskin Square at the heart of this, we are happy to once again be spearheading what is sure to be another successful coming together of the investors, developers and key players who are putting Croydon firmly on the map.”

Stewart Wingate, Chief Operating Officer, Gatwick Airport Limited said: “Gatwick is delighted to support the Develop Croydon Conference again this year and I’m looking forward to sharing details of the airport’s new masterplan and ambition for the future.  I will be setting out how Gatwick could develop to meet demand in the most sustainable way over the next 15 years, including plans to bring our existing standby runway into routine use for departures.”

To find out more about the conference and the full programme please visit


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