Rising in the East: Shaping the Future of East London

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Rising in the East – Shaping the Future of East London
brings together business and civic leaders to explore what has been achieved in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as well as the many exciting opportunities and challenges ahead. Curated by Centre for London, the conference will provide a platform for debate, knowledge exchange and to further develop a shared vision for the future of east London.

Rising in the East is an invite-only event. For more information contact

Free shuttle buses to the conference venue will be available from outside Stratford Station (Westfield Shopping Centre exit).

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Coffee Break

Welcome from Here East

Claire Cockerton, CEO, Entiq

Working and Living in the Park

Chair: Lisa Taylor, Director, Future of London

Timothy Barnes, Head of Enterprise Development (London), Loughborough University

Yolande Barnes, Head, World Research, Savills

Paul Brickell, Executive Director of Regeneration and Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation

Alan Penn, Dean, Bartlett Facility of the Built Environment, UCL

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Beyond 2020: A Sustainable Future

Chair: David Edmonds, Chair, London Legacy Development Corporation

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Katie Kopec, Principal Adviser on Regeneration and Development, London & Partners

Carol Lake, Managing Director for Corporate Responsibility, International Markets, J.P. Morgan

Andrea Stark, Director, Foundation for FutureLondon

Future Vision for East London

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney

Lunch & Networking


This conference has been generously supported by

Venue Partner

With thanks to our venue partner

Here East, London, United Kingdom


Here East, London, United Kingdom