Event Programme 2020

In the run up to OxPropFest, the awards programme was launched at a special event on 23rd January at Harwell Campus. Following feedback from last year’s inaugural event, widely acclaimed and seen as a new benchmark in regional awards events, OxPropFest has developed a programme which is tailored to the Oxfordshire property market and also provides delegates with an opportunity to experience one of Oxford’s finest dining venues.

Confirmed Programme

  • Thursday 23rd January: Awards Programme Officially Opened
  • Friday 21st February (6pm): Awards Submission Deadline
  • Friday 28th February: OxPropFest Judges Meeting
  • Monday 2nd March: Short List Announced
  • Thursday 2nd April: OxPropFest 2020 @Keble College

WALKS

Please note that the Walks are optional for all delegates however we cannot discount the tickets if you do not join the Walks.

10.30am – 12.30pm

10.30am – 12.30pm

Option 1: Keble College Quarter Walk

Partner: 

Walk One – Keble College Quarter Walk (FULL)

Meet 10.30am  (Registration at Keble College)

Max 30 (two groups of 15).

This exclusive tour will include a walking visit to the OxPropFest 2019 Project of the Year Winner, The Beecroft Building located opposite Keble College in Oxford. This will be followed by a tour of the recently completed Acland building which was commissioned by Keble College and designed by Rick Mather Architects.

(Note: Delegate must purchase ticket for Walks+Talks to go on this tour, numbers are restricted – registration required.)

Option 2: The Street @ Graven Hill

Sponsored by:    

Walk Two – The Street @ Graven Hill

Max 45 (one group leaving by coach from Keble College and returning for lunch)

Meet time: 10.30am at Keble College, Oxford (Bus stop nearby)

This exclusive tour will take delegates by coach to this unique project which claims to be ‘the most exciting self and custom build community’ and was recently featured on the Channel 4 Grand Designs programme. The tour will be led by Adrian James Architects who have been involved with the project and have designed some of the houses.  The tour will include the rest of the Graven Hill development site and a visit to another award winning scheme located at Bicester.

(Note: Delegate must purchase ticket for Walks+Talks to go on this tour, numbers are restricted – registration required.)

TALKS

We have availability at OxPropFest in the Talks section for 200 people and we are keen to build on last year attendance of 130 delegates. Please also note that the Walks are optional for all delegates however we cannot discount the tickets if you do not join the Walks.

  • All Sessions are subject to change *

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch served at Keble College

Lunch served at Keble College. Opportunity to see exhibition and other people promoting.

14:00 – 14:50

Session 1 - Power of the Partnership

Moderator: Matthew Battle, Managing Director, UK Property Forums

Can collaboration lead to innovation – Oxfordshire has many world beating partnerships which drive growth, development and investment. Which companies are leading these partnerships and what developments have been generated from these partnerships?  

Chair
Charlie Rowton-Lea, Head of Commercial Agency, Savills

KeyNote
Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration, Legal & General

Panel
Alistair Cory, Director – Begbroke Science Park, University of Oxford
Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive Officer, OxLEP
Angus Horner, Director, Harwell Science & Innovation Campus
Dr Caroline Livingstone, Head of Property, UKAA – Culham Science Centre

14:50 – 15:40

Session 2 - Landing the Arc

Inspirational policy ideas for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc powerhouse and the role that Oxfordshire can play in this ground-breaking initiative has been captured in the Radical Regeneration Manifesto. An opportunity to discuss the outputs of this report and how the Government is supporting the initiative.

Chair
Richard Todd, Partner, Project Management, Bidwells (Head of Office)

Speaker
Sue Foxley, Research Director, Bidwells
Ahmed Goga, Director of Strategy & Programmes, OxLEP

Panel
Naisha Pollaine, Senior Advisor Property & Capital Investment, Department of International Trade (DIT)
Sarah Haywood, Managing Director, Advanced Oxford

16:00 – 16:50

Session 3 - Living Labs – A glimpse into future Oxfordshire

How the digital and technology revolution has generated imaginative solutions and helped to create a new narrative for people to live, work and play in a more environmentally and carbon aware county of Oxfordshire.   

Chair
Hugh Blaza, Consultant, Pennington Manches Cooper/UK Property Forums

Speaker
Bindu Varkey, Managing Director, The Mob Ox Foundation

Panel
Veronica Reynolds, Sustainable Travel Advisor, Milton Park
Phil Shadbolt OBE, Chairman, Bicester Vision (Invited)

16:50 – 17:40

Session 4 - Visit Oxfordshire

How the Oxfordshire tourist market is driving growth across the property sector.  What are the implications for ‘brand’ Oxford as it competes in this Brave New World?

Chair
Richard Venables, Director, VSL & Partners (Invited)

Speaker
Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO, Experience Oxfordshire

Panel
Jonty Ashworth, Property Development Manager, Bicester Motion
Dominic Hare, Chief Executive, Blenheim Palace (Invited)
Miranda Markham, Bicester Village and Retail Value Added (Invited)

17:40 – 17:45

Summary Session

Close and get ready for OxPropFest 2020 Awards!

AWARDS

Programme of Events

Pre-Event – Programme

  • Thursday 23rd January: Awards Programme Officially Opened
  • Friday 21st February (6pm): Awards Submission Deadline
  • Friday 28th February: OxPropFest Judges Meeting
  • Monday 2nd March: Short List Announced

The Big Day – Programme

  • Thursday, 2nd April – OxPropFest 2020 @Keble College: Winners Announced

OxPropFest is a Black Tie Dinner to be held at Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG. The venue seats 300 people for the dinner and we are now taking bookings. Please note that in 2019 we sold out quickly and, in an effort, to avoid disappointment we suggest early booking of spaces. The cost of each Awards + Music ticket includes a three course meal, a limited amount of wine and of course access to the Student Bar afterwards.

18:30

Drinks Reception

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An excellent opportunity to meet fellow guests, potential award winners with a welcome drink and start to feel the atmosphere for the awards evening.

19:15

Awards Evening Begins

For the OxPropFest 2020 awards, we have freshened the awards programme and introduced some categories and also tighten up the existing format. Currently we have 9 awards to present which have been nominated by companies working across the county of Oxfordshire. Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor and Oxfordshire resident (almost) is our returning moderator and will present the awards to the winning companies and individuals.

Music will be provided by the Oxford Pro Musica Singers and will include a choral introduction for guest as they arrive into the Great Hall at Keble College for the Awards Evening. We are also looking at having some additional music in the College Bar at Keble College for the after party. More to follow on this idea in due course.

The fun never stops in Oxfordshire.

22:30

Keble College Student Bar Opens

23:30

Close and Carriages

Carriages await as the event closes.

 

Bed and Breakfast at Keble College

Book direct via their website for a single/double ensuite room.  Code: UKPF20

MUSIC

19:15 – 19:45

Music at OxPropFest

We are pleased to announce that the Oxford Pro Musica Singers have confirmed their involvement at OxProFest 20. The singers will be performing a range of choral arrangements as the dinner guest arrive into The Great Hall at Keble College for dinner. Many thanks to Philip Waddy who leads the architects, planners and urban designers West Waddy ADP for assistance with the music.

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