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“Connecting people with the waterfront” CONFERENCE





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Organised by Global waterfront development solutions

In partnership with

Supported by

STOP PRESS... Barcelona inspired keynote

“Connecting people with the waterfront”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER DAVID MACKAY played a key role in making Barcelona the best-designed city in Europe. His practice, Martorell Bohigas Mackay Arquitectes, is credited with much of the planning and architectural design that helped Barcelona win the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 1999 - work praised as "perhaps the most interesting example of urban regeneration in the western world today" by Lord Richard Rogers. Since Barcelona Mackay has been involved in numerous large urban regeneration projects in Britain, Ireland and elsewhere.

Major sister city presence A KEY FEATURE OF THE EVENT WILL BE THE PRESENCE OF LIVERPOOL’S sister cities of San Francisco and Shanghai. Senior municipal delegations are expected from both, and there will also be major case studies – from San Francisco, the Piers 27-31 project, and from Shanghai, the redevelopment of the Bund Waterfront on the Huangpu River.

WATERFRONTEXPO IS THE GLOBAL EVENT FOR WATERFRONT regeneration and development. Since launch in 2003, delegates and exhibitors – including municipal authorities, developers, architects and investors – have attended from 400 cities and 60 countries. WaterfrontExpo 2008 is being hosted by Liverpool with the official support of the Liverpool City Region through The Mersey Partnership and the North West Development Agency. It is in many respects the perfect host city. Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture 2008 and the famous Liverpool waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies at the heart of a major city-wide urban regeneration and development programme designed to revitalise the waterfront as a key place to live, work and play.

Conference programme “not to be missed” No less than 10 major case studies plus other presentations have been carefully selected to illustrate how a diverse range of large – and small – urban areas are setting about reconnecting their people with the waterfront.

This year’s theme emphasises the importance of people and the local community in determining the success of a development, particularly in terms of its long-term sustainability. As is usual, the geographic spread of the case studies is global, ranging from Brisbane, Puerto Rico, San Francisco and Shanghai on the one hand, to Belgrade and La Spezia in continental Europe, to Irvine Bay, Liverpool and Margate in the UK.

STOP PRESS... Who will be there?

The case studies will highlight different aspects of how people interact with the waterfront – be it through leisure & tourism, shopping, living, working or travelling. At one end of the scale we open the door on Liverpool One, Europe’s largest shopping complex located on a key part of the city’s waterfront. At the other end of the scale we investigate the Turner Margate, a fascinating example of how a prestige but community-focused project can serve as a catalyst for the broader regeneration of a once popular seaside resort. Accompanying the case studies are generic presentations examining the ways and means of attracting people to the waterfront, from the importance of destination branding, to the role of events.


Discussion groups • Participants will be able to attend over four hours of discussion groups hosted by exhibitors on their stands. These intimate and relatively informal sessions are certain to attract colleagues who share your interests – what better way to network and share knowledge? • Discussion groups will be promoted on our website and you will be able to book your place in advance. • Refreshments will be available throughout with lunch also being served on the participating exhibition stands - so you won’t have to leave or miss any of the heated debate!

Networking technology Conference delegates will have FREE access to Waterfront Connect© to facilitate successful networking. This comprises simple and straightforward communications tools and includes the widely acclaimed Spotme conference navigator technology. You will be able to: • Arrange meetings before the event via the WaterfrontExpo website. • Learn about, locate and schedule meetings with participants. • View the discussion group programme in advance and arrange your personal schedule. • Send electronic messages to participants and questions to speakers using Spotme. • Save all the information on contacts and leads made at the event directly into your email address book.

THE WATERFRONTEXPO PROGRAMME HAS BEEN CAREFULLY DESIGNED to ensure that all those people involved in waterfront regeneration and development projects gain the maximum benefit from networking, and sharing knowledge and best practice. Those who will benefit from WaterfrontExpo include: • Municipal authorities, regional development agencies and developers seeking to identify the finance and services required to develop waterfronts. • Professional providers of the products and services crucial to waterfront regeneration and development projects, including architects, investors, planners, marina owners, tourism agencies and engineers.

More choice in 2008 WATERFRONTEXPO HAS ESTABLISHED A DESERVED REPUTATION for a top conference programme – but we can’t stand still! This year there is more on offer: • Better balance between case studies relevant to requirements of smaller towns and those dealing with larger scale projects. • Special investment sessions aimed at municipal authorities, developers, investors and financiers will address the key issues of project structure and finance for waterfront development projects. • Exhibitors will be hosting discussion groups for delegates on their stands and so share their expertise far more effectively.

Conference programme MONDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Opening Day


Walking tour of Albert Dock


Registration and buffet lunch


Civic welcome


Professor Michael Parkinson OBE, Director, European Institute for Urban Affairs, Liverpool John Moores University, UK


From waterports to airports: Re-organising the hinterland


Case study: The Museum of Liverpool


River Mersey waterfront tour including introduction and commentary


Welcome reception

Paul Warner, Research Director, 3DReid, London, UK

Sara Wilde, Chief Executive, Mersey Waterfront, UK


Opening presentation: Regenerating and developing waterfronts

David Fleming OBE, Director, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Sponsor's welcome Philip Harcourt, Head of Development Consulting, Colliers CRE

Maritime Museum, Liverpool

TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER Global Partnerships Day

Finance & investment session Stream 1: Municipal authorities & developers

WEDNESDAY 5 NOVEMBER European Partnerships Day


Registration, coffee and exhibition



Keynote presentation: Connecting people with the waterfront


David Mackay, Partner, MBM Arquitectes, Barcelona, Spain



Case study: Piers 27-31, San Francisco 10.15

Daniel Keenan, Head of Urban Renewal, Brisbane City Council, Australia


Lunch and exhibition


Discussion group 1 (in exhibition area)



Discussion group 2 (in exhibition area)

11.00 to 13.00 Site visit: Liverpool Docks and Seaforth Container Terminal

Registration, coffee and exhibition Case study: Liverpool One Case study: Belgrade waterfront

9.45 Session 1: SuperPort innovation

Danica Kilibarda, Chief Executive, Port of Belgrade Authority, Serbia Key issues defining Liverpool SuperPort

Case study: Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, Australia

11.00 to 13.00 Site visit: New Brighton

Stream 2: The Liverpool SuperPort Concept

Rod Holmes, Director, Grosvenor, UK

Andrew Wolfram, SMWM Architects, San Francisco, USA


Finance & investment session

Discussion group 3 (in exhibition area)

Jose Maria Tomas Llavador, Areas Ingenieria y Arquitectura, Valencia, Spain

11.00 The investment situation Chris Brown, Chief Executive, Igloo Regeneration, UK

14.30 Destination branding to connect people to waterfronts

14.30 Lessons from Liverpool and the way ahead

Malcolm Allan, Director, Locum Consulting, UK

Jim Gill, Chief Executive, Liverpool Vision, UK

15.15 Landscape architecture in the waterfront mix

15.15 Public and private sector funding

Peter Sheard, Senior Associate, Gensler, UK

Nathan Thompson, Managing Director, Forth Ports, UK

10.15 Case study: La Spezia, Italy - Regenerating the waterfront


Discussion group 4 (in exhibition area)

11.00 Floating structures on the new frontier David Beard, CEO, Floating Concepts Ltd, UK


10.15 Session 2: Cluster development The current supply chains and how these will need to adapt 11.00 Session 3: Economic development SuperPort as a key economic driver for the Liverpool City region

Lunch and exhibition

13.00 to 14.30 Site visit: Pier Head & Mann Island

13.00 to 14.30 Site visit: Liverpool One


14.45 The role of events in creating activity on the waterfront

Discussion group 5 (in exhibition area)

13.00 Session 4: Environment The environmental impact of SuperPort

Dr Andrew Smith, University of Westminster, London, UK

Case study: Redeveloping the Bund waterfront on the Huangpu, Shanghai Alex Krieger, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz architects, Cambridge, USA


Case study: From obsolete to open for business - The redevelopment of the San Juan Waterfront, Puerto Rico Karen McShea, Principal & Managing Director, Global Development Solutions, Colliers International, USA


Case study: Irvine Bay, Scotland - The coastal park, attracting people back to the water

15.45 16.15


Close of day two Civic reception

Case study: The Titanic Quarter, Belfast Mike Smith, Managing Director, Titanic Quarter Ltd, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Patrick Wiggins, Chief Executive, Irvine Bay Regeneration Company, Scotland


Case study: Turner Contemporary - Catalyst for change Victoria Pomery, Director, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK


Closing remarks


Close of conference

Early booking discount

Site visits & partner tours

holds until 31 August 2008 Save up to £150 on the full delegate fee





Morning guided walk of Albert Dock

New Brighton 11.00 – 13.00

Pier Head/Mann Island 13.00 – 14.30

New Brighton is a seaside resort located on the north east tip of the Wirral Peninsula opposite Liverpool and the tour starts with a trip through one of the famous Mersey Tunnels. In the late 19th century New Brighton became a popular seaside resort serving Liverpool and the Lancashire industrial towns, but after World War II its popularity slumped. Now plans are afoot to redevelop the waterfront in a sustainable and exciting manner.

This tour takes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site which comprises the iconic 3 Graces - the Port of Liverpool Building in Portland stone designed by Arnold Thornley in 1907, the Cunard Building named after the Canadian shipping magnate Samuel Cunard, and the granite Royal Liver Building by W.A. Thomas. Mann Island, next to the 3 Graces, is home to the new Museum of Liverpool, the striking mixed-use development by the architects Broadway Malyan; the new Leeds Liverpool Canal basin; and the redeveloped Pier Head.

10.00 – 11.00 Situated in the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the UK and adjacent to the conference venue, the Albert Dock houses many award winning visitor attractions. This informal opening to WaterfrontExpo 2008 provides the perfect opportunity to learn about the International Slavery Museum, the famous Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool art gallery and other points of interest in the dock. Other landmarks will also be pointed out.


Liverpool Docks & Seaforth Container Terminal 11.00 – 13.00

Waterfront boat tour 14.15 – 16.15 There's no better way to experience Liverpool and Merseyside – and get ready for the Welcome reception than from the deck of the world famous Mersey Ferry. You'll learn about the city and the region's fascinating history, see its spectacular sights and discover its unique character.

NOTE: Partner programme This is free of charge and runs alongside the conference giving partners the opportunity to discover areas of local interest and tours are hosted by professional guides. In addition to the tours outlined, partners of registered delegates are welcome to join the waterfront boat tour and Welcome Reception on 3 November, and the Civic Reception on 4 November.

Liverpool dominates Britain's container trade with North America and serves more than 100 other non-EU destinations from China to India, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and South America. This tour takes in key areas including the Seaforth container facility and delegates will be able to disembark from the coach and view the site of the new post-Panamax container terminal. This will be completed in 2011 and will simultaneously accommodate two of the new generation post-Panamax container ships. FOR PARTNERS Chester and Port Sunlight tour 9.30 – 17.00 Port Sunlight was built by soap entrepreneur William Lever to gave his workers better housing in aesthetically pleasing surroundings. The tour continues with the picturesque historic Roman town of Chester with its mix of Medieval streets, ancient history and Georgian architecture. It was here that the 20th Roman Legion, conquerors of Iceni Warrior Queen Boadicea, built Fortress Deva to repel Welsh Tribes. The tour offers participants time to walk around the traffic free city centre to enjoy superb shopping facilities.



Liverpool One 13.00 – 14.30 This is a walking tour of Liverpool One, the fabulous new shopping and leisure district which has recently opened on the waterfront near the heart of the city centre. The size of 28 full-size football pitches it includes 160 new shops, cafes and restaurants overlooking the stunning Chavasse Park, two new hotels, a 14-screen Odeon cinema and more than 600 stylish apartments. FOR PARTNERS Speke Hall tour 9.30 – 13.00 Speke Hall, four miles from the city located on the river, is owned by the National Trust and is one of the most important surviving timber framed buildings in England. During its 500 years in existence its bedrooms have been slept in by Kings, its walls given refuge to priests and legend has it that various ghosts roam the hallways. Meet the Beatles and city highlights tour 14.00 – 16.30 Wherever you turn in Liverpool you’ll discover impressive architecture, fascinating museums and galleries, vibrant theatres and superb shopping. This guided tour of the city will show all the highlights including the Beatles magical mystery tour – see at first hand world famous landmarks including John and Paul’s homes, Strawberry Field, Penny Lane and the Cavern, where it all began.

How to register Delegate fee 1 or 2 delegates

3 or more

Registration until 31 August

£595 + VAT

£545 + VAT

Registration from 1 September

£695 + VAT

£645 + VAT

The delegate fee includes the following: • Participation in the conference (3 - 5 November) and accompanying exhibition (4 - 5 November) • Admission to the welcome reception, the official civic reception, partner tours and site visits • Access to our online networking tools prior to event – enabling you to communicate with your peers and colleagues to set-up those all important meetings • Use of Spotme© peer to peer easy to use hand held networking tool at the event, enabling you to adjust and optimise your networking schedule • Refreshments and lunch • A delegate bag including a copy of the show guide • Post-event access to the 2008 conference proceedings in digital format, plus conference notes and any specially commissioned reports • FREE OF CHARGE annual subscription to the Portal which includes all the case studies & presentations from past WaterfrontExpo events, a growing range of third party case studies & presentations, waterfront news and much more • FREE OF CHARGE annual subscription to our monthly magazine, Waterfront Review

How to book Online Please visit and fill in the registration form on the ‘Register as a delegate’ page. Email Email your registration and contact details to: By fax/post Fill in the attached registration form and fax it to: +44 (0)1423 524 544 or send it by post to: WaterfrontExpo Limited 11a Princes Square Harrogate HG1 1ND, UK By phone Please call the WaterfrontExpo sales team on +44 (0)1423 524 583 Payment may be made by credit card, or by requesting an invoice. A VAT invoice, or VAT receipt for credit card bookings, will be sent to you by surface mail or by email once your registration has been processed. Overseas delegates may be able to reclaim the VAT on their delegate fees and other expenses. The venue

Getting to Liverpool

WaterfrontExpo 2008 is being staged in the stunning new Arena & Convention Centre. This is located on the waterfront and is adjacent to the famous 3 Graces comprising the Port of Liverpool Authority Building, The Cunard Building and the Royal Liver Building. Designed by award-winning architects Wilkinson Eyre, the Arena & Convention Centre comprises a 10,000-seater arena, a 1,350 capacity conference centre, a multi-purpose hall and more than 7,000 sq metres of exhibition space.

Liverpool is easily reached from all cities in the UK and has excellent connections from John Lennon International Airport to most European destinations. Alternatively, Manchester Airport is an international gateway to the US and both airports are well served by excellent public transport links directly into the city centre. Further detailed travelling information is available at

Accommodation WaterfrontExpo has appointed Liverpool’s leading accommodation bureau to secure a wide range of accommodation to suit all participants’ needs - from small boutique hotels to the traditional international names - all at competitive prices. Use the online reservation system or call direct - full details are on the travel section of our website.

International exhibition, open 4-5 November WaterfrontExpo comes to Liverpool in 2008 with a radical series of improvements certain to enhance the exhibitor and delegate experience. With the official support of The Mersey Partnership, WaterfrontExpo 2008 offers an excellent opportunity for you to meet and explore commercial opportunities in the world of waterfront regeneration and development through the informal networking discussion programme which takes place in the exhibition, which promises to play a greater part in the event than ever before. Examples of companies and organisations that exhibit at WaterfrontExpo include showcase stands from waterfront cities around the world, architects and urban planners, engineers, real estate developers, marina designers and port authorities – all adding to the diversity of the conference programme with their individual discussion programmes.

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Delegate fees The delegate fee covers participation at the 21/2 day conference and accompanying exhibition (4-5 November only); admission to all receptions and social gatherings; tours and site visits; a delegate bag including a copy of the show guide; tea/coffee and lunches during conference breaks; post-event access to the conference proceedings in digital format; course notes and any specially commissioned reports. Payment may be made online; by completing the form below including credit card details, or by requesting an invoice. A VAT invoice, or VAT receipt for credit card bookings, will be sent to you by surface mail or by email once your registration has been processed. Overseas delegates may be able to reclaim the VAT on their delegate fees and other expenses - see for further information.


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Registration until 31 August

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£695 + VAT

£645 + VAT

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