Urbano Build Network Networking Past Events

URBANO BUILD SPEAKER PROGRAMME & NETWORKING EVENTS

Urbano Build's programme is a co-ordinated event programme and network for architects, developers, property investors, designers, interior designers, innovators, landscapers and other sector professionals to connect, gather information, create associations and alliances, and build a community based on mutual encouragement and sharing market knowledge to help their businesses survive and thrive.  Our programme also supports member events during MIPIM (the world's leading property exhibition), Clerkenwell Design Week and London Festival of Architecture.

Our Urbano Build speaker programme has a proud track record of exploring and championing issues affecting the sector, often before they become mainstream, and often from a stand-point of finding opportunities for smaller firms to work with larger ones as we feel both benefit. This includes diversity, sustainability, new technologies and their usage, such as BIM and VR, accessibility, environmental, BREAAM, supply chain transparency, site safety, workplace and wellbeing, design, modern materials, M2M/IOT and crowdfunding. 

PLEASE NOTE URBANO NETWORK IS MADE UP OF SIX COMMUNITIES: BUILD - FINANCE - HOST - MEDIA - PEOPLE - TECH - UWACTE. COMPANIES FROM ANY SECTOR CAN ATTEND ANY EVENT AND MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO SO THAT IDEAS, TECHNOLOGY AND BEST PRACTICE FROM OBE COMMUNITY OR SECTOR CAN BE ADOPTED EARLY AND TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER. WELLBEING & BLOCKCHAIN BEING GOOD EXAMPLES OF WHERE IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGY HAVE MOVED FROM ONE COMMUNITY/SECTOR TO ANOTHER. 

FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, PLEASE CLICK HERE: URBANO BUILD EVENTS

PREVIOUS BUILD SPEAKER & SELECTED EVENTS:

January 2012 - Jackie Sadek, CEO of UK Regeneration
March 2012 - Mark Bew, Government Champion of BIM
June 2012 - Marc Vlessing, CEO Pocket Living
January 2013 - Wayne Hemingway, HemingwayDesign
February 2013 - Peter Studdert, Chair - Design Review Group, London
March 2013 - Sofie Pelsmakers, Author of The Environmental Design Pocketbook
August 2013 - Andrew Kinsey, Sustainability Director, Mace Group PLC
October 2013 - Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs/HAB Housing
January 2014 - Stephen Hodder, RIBA President
March 2014 - David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation, Cabinet Office
May 2014 - Networking Evening, Clerkenwell Design Week at Punto. IT's showrooms
May 2014 - Julian Treasure, CEO The Sound Agency
June 2014 - Loyd Grossman, Chair of The Heritage Alliance
July 2014 - Oliver Schneider, CEO of The Facility
September 2014 - Ed Green, Crown Commercial Service, on Procurement
November 2014 - Alexander Jan, ARUP's transaction advice leader
December 2014 - Networking evening at Hermann Miller Showroom
January 2015 - Steve Radley, Director of CITB
February 2015 - Anne Dye, Head of technical research at RIBA
February 2015 - Professor William Webb on IOT/M2M
March 2015 - John Alker, UK Green Business Council
April 2015 - Casey Rutland, ARUP (on BIM)
June 2015 – Economic report on the London and UK Property market, Nina Skero, CEBR
July 2015 – Robert Biggs, ex Chair of CCS on diversity in the construction industry
Sept 2015 - Jane Duncan, President of RIBA
Nov 2015 - Urbano breakfast with BRE
January 2016 - Will Hardie, architect and presenter
January 2016 - Jay Carver on Crossrail archeology
February 2016 - Anne Kemp, Atkins on BIM2
April 2016 - Urbano networking build breakfast on accessibility with Jean Hewitt
May 2016 - Clerkenwell Design Week evening event, in association with Steelcase
June 2016 - Workplace Wellbeing Build breakfast with Professor Kerstin Sailer & SpaceLab at Senate House, University of London
July 2016 - VR & Visual Tech Showcase at Inition Shoreditch 
September 2016 - David Philp, previous head of BIM implementation in Government Construction Strategy
October 2016 - Dan Hopwood, director of Studio Hopwood and past president of the British Institute of Interior Design
November 2016 - George Clarke, architect and presenter
March 2017 - Private view of the Fire!Fire! Exhibition at the Museum Of London
March 2017 - Sadie Morgan co-founder of dRMM and Chair of HS2 Design Panel
March 2017 - MIPIM Attendees online networking griup for Urbano Members & Associates
March 2017 - Urbano Monaco networking lunch, including MIPIM attendees
May 2017 - Urbano Build Speaker & Networking Event in Clerkenwell with speakers David Leonard and Dr. Chris Ward
July 2017 - Breakfast Event with Alan Crane
September 2017 - Breakfast with RIBA President Elect Ben Derbyshire
October 2017 - Networking reception in the city
November 2017 - Build & People networking event on Wellbeing
January 2018 - Digital Britain, Teresa Gonzalez Rico - Future Cities Catapult Project Lead 
February 2018 - Sustainability in Construction, Jacqui Glass (Loughborough/UCL)
March 2018 - Pre-MIPIM networking evening, City of London
April 2018 - Workplace Design, Kerstin Sailer (UCL)
May 2018 - Urbano Build networking lunch, Clerkenwell Design Week
May 2018 - Networking breakfast on VR/AR - Realities Centre
June 2018 - UWACTE Community launch networking evening
July 2018 - Volker Buscher (ARUP) on Blockchain in Construction
September 2018 - Ann Marie Aguilar, IWBI, on Well Build Standards & Tour (Cundalls)
October 2018 - MIPIM London networking evening, Minotti London
November 2018 - Women in Business & UWACTE networking lunch, City of London
November 2018 - MasterBlast session for new company joiners & graduates
December 2018 - Urbano Build & UWACTE networking lunch, Soho

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SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS

Jackie Sadek, CEO of UK Regeneration, on Urbano: 
"I found I was ranting and raving in a very unclever way again yesterday morning, at some ungodly hour in Hatton Garden, as I addressed the Urbano Build network about my mission to kick-start a real step-change in regeneration. 

Now, I may grumble about getting up early for these things, but I always find time for the Urbano Network. They have a philosophy of "exchanging value" that I find rather empowering.

Urbano, run by the redoubtable Mark Herring, offers a safe facilitating vehicle brokering for opportunities for smaller companies to get involved, both with each other, and with larger partners. They champion the cause of the smaller, quality suppliers, especially in areas such as BIM, design and new technologies.  

I always learn something of real value when I'm with them.  And they're entrepreneurs, so they're a creative and energising lot to be with. Community building with businesses in economic partnerships, through our work and events and even online (steady now) is a key part of the UKR journey, of course. And the Urbano entrepreneurs certainly seemed to like the UKR business model.

I found myself among friends, despite (or perhaps because of) all my ranting.  I was asked a number of fascinating questions (and some more off the wall, such as: was I the next Kevin McLeod?) by a group of people who were thoroughly engaged." 

Full article here: Estates Gazette

Other speaker testimonials

I really enjoyed myself and hope I was not too vociferous – as you can tell I am quite tenacious in my wishes and approach. The Urbano network was really interesting and I will see if there is a way of enticing more architects in as it was a shame there weren't more there to benefit from the connections and conversations!
Jane Duncan, President RIBA

I must admit I was impressed by the range of folk who were there & very glad to have the opportunity to speak to them.  Mostly one goes to events populated by the usual architectural suspects!  I’ve already had a couple of interesting connections myself!
Anne Dye, Head of Research, RIBA


“Many thanks to Mark and Urbano for hosting Kevin [McCloud] and the senior team from Hab at October’s Build event. Hab Housing had just come out of an intense crowd funding period for our business - which Mark had helped us promote - and it was excellent to ruminate and digest on the process and its potential application to the wider market with such an engaged audience.”
Mike Roberts, Hab Housing’s MD

"Nice crowd , good contacts made ..v tasty breakfast!"
Wayne Hemingway, HemingwayDesign (Urbano Profile)

"I joined Urbano this month as part of my New Year's resolution to go networking to help my business grow. After attending a couple of events as a non-member, I was tracked down by Marc Vlessing of Pocket whom I met at an Urbano breakfast."

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