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South Coast CPS Conference announces major sponsors with early bird deadline fast approaching

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5 July 2024

South Coast CPS Conference has announced more details about the event, including their headline sponsor.

The event, which has become one of the region's major annual property events, is returning for its fifth year on 14th November.

It will be the conference's first time in a brand new venue: St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

Attendees have until midnight tonight to secure early bird tickets at the discounted price of £55.

South Coast CPS has secured some big names in the region as sponsors and partners for the event, with Winchester-based Pangea signing on as headline sponsor of the event.

Pangea Director, Michael Piper explained: “We are proud to be headline sponsoring the South Coast CPS Conference 2024.

"The CPS team have made each year, bigger and better than they year before and it seems like this year will be the best year yet by far. The whole Pangea family will be out in full force to provide guidance on all things insurance.”

Scott Stephens, CEO of Co-sponsor Forth, commented: “Last year's event was planned with military precision & had an incredible amount of guest panel speakers & hosts that lead the way in their specialisms.

"This year's is set to be even bigger again & I am looking forward to bringing clients and more of our network too, adding even more value from our FM backgrounds. We will be hosting our very own space for talks around innovation, CAPEX and the industries changing landscapes.”

Fareham-based Amiri Construction has signed as lanyard sponsor this year, with their Business Development Manager, Leah Putman, explaining: “We are excited to be back as lanyard sponsors again at St Mary’s Stadium this year, which is our 4th year as sponsors of South Coast CPS. We’re looking forward to the day and keep your eyes peeled for what panel we are featuring on!"

This year's breakfast and lunch sponsor will be MSP Capital.

Rachel Bartlett, Head of Marketing at the Poole-based firm, said: "We’re proud to be the Breakfast and Lunch sponsor at the South Coast CPS Conference for its fifth year.

"The South Coast property industry is important to us as a team, so we were more than happy to support an event that promotes and encourages continued investment and development in the region.

"Each year this event brings together a diverse audience from across the sector who all want to learn and share their own knowledge. With a full agenda of relevant and important topics, we look forward to meeting other like-minded people on the day.”

We'll be keeping you up to date with all the information about the South Coast CPS Conference as the event's official media partner.

The Business Magazine Group CEO, Richard Thompson explained: "We’re delighted to be back at South Coast CPS as media partners.

"As always, it promises to be a day of Insightful keynotes and discussions, and packed full of really strong exhibitors from the Property sector in the region.

"Look out for our coverage, and for those working in or with the Property sector, we look forward to seeing you there!"

Full details about what the event offers and how to attend are below:

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP
INVITE ONLY EXCLUSIVE BREAKFAST: Developer, Investor and End User 08:00-09:00
Parking: 350 spaces on site

We have a unique opportunity to come together and showcase the remarkable development and investment opportunities our region has to offer. In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and flexible working, we can and must elevate our presence on the national stage.

For too long, we have heard about the successes of the northern powerhouses. It is time for us to present our own compelling narrative and highlight why our towns and cities are the prime locations for investors, developers, and occupiers.

We have a broad range of related sectors engaging with us from residential and commercial developers and construction companies, councils, banking, funding, sustainability, tech and innovation, education and recruitment and all other affiliated property companies/sectors and our speaker, workshop and panel sessions reflect that.

The Case for a United Front

Demonstrating Progress: Each of our councils has been driving significant development projects. By uniting our efforts, we can showcase the collective progress of the South Coast Region, demonstrating a robust and dynamic area ripe for investment.

Profiling Investment Opportunities: Potential investors are constantly seeking the next big opportunity. By profiling the diverse investment prospects across our region, we can attract the attention and capital needed to propel our towns and cities forward.

Leveraging Technological Advancements: The acceleration of technology and the widespread acceptance of remote work have redefined where and how people can work. This shift presents us with an unparalleled opportunity to attract talent and businesses to our region, enhancing our economic landscape.

Our Vision

Imagine a conference where we can collectively present the scale of our development progress and the future investment opportunities available. We want South Coast CPS to be the regional conference, a comprehensive showcase of key market insights designed to capture the attention of key stakeholders.

Bringing together the key stakeholders along the South Coast to promote and encourage inward investment and development in the region.

Here are several reasons to attend:

1. Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Enjoy a special tour of St. Mary’s Stadium, including access to the changing rooms, dugout, and interview areas, offering a unique perspective on this iconic venue.

2. Engage with Key Figures: Meet and listen to key figures from the Let’s Talk South Coast Podcast, providing a chance to gain insights from influential voices in the region.

3. Market Updates and Expert Discussions: Stay informed with the latest market updates and participate in panel discussions and roundtable sessions featuring council representatives and industry experts.

4. Housing Crisis and Solutions: Dive into the latest strategies to address the South Coast housing crisis, including planning reforms, building more homes in high-demand areas, and sustainable development. Explore how the post-election policies of different parties aim to solve housing shortages

5. Facilities Management Zone: Explore the Facilities Management Zone for the latest trends and innovations in the field.

6. Legal and Regulatory Insights: Receive updates on legal matters, building regulations, and construction tender processes, essential for staying compliant and competitive.

7. Skill Development and CPD: Gain insights into skills development and Continuing Professional Development  crucial for career growth and organisational development.

8. Advancements in AI, Proptech and Sustainability: Learn about the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, proptech and sustainability practices, critical for future-proofing your business and real estate.

9. Economic and Financial Overview: Get an economic overview from the Bank of England, providing valuable context for business planning and investment decisions.

10. Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse group of attendees, including public sector representatives, government officials, investors, funders, developers, housebuilders, and construction professionals.

11. Exhibition Stands: Visit exhibition stands showcasing products, services, and innovations from industry leaders and solution providers.

12. MSP CAPITAL: Breakfast & Lunch offering further opportunities to network and discuss insights gained throughout the day.

So many ways to get involved!

Both exhibitor spaces and visitor tickets are being booked quickly and we hope you will be joining us on 14th November.  If you want to get involved with the CPS network ahead of the conference we have 3 pre-conference networking events scheduled and great locations across the South.

For a limited time, you can purchase a bundle for £100+ VAT and secure your spot at the following three social events plus the main conference on 14th November

26th September 2024:  Lakeside North Harbour, Cosham, nr Portsmouth

3rd October 2024: The Foundry, Poole

10th October 2024: Guided walk though Southampton, starting at ABP, taking in the Town Quay Marina, old walls, High Street and ending at Mama’s Kitchen in the Cultural Quarter for drinks and Thai Street Food.

Wanting to attend?

For those looking to visit just the conference day itself, our Early Bird ticket offer runs to Friday 5th July at £55.00

This includes breakfast, lunch, teas and coffees and access to all areas from 09:00-17:00

The price will be increasing to £100 per person to attend 14th November

Looking to exhibit?

We have taken over 3 floors of the stadium, tell us the impact you want to make and we can tailor a bespoke package for you.

There are 2 size stand spaces available:

2m x 2m at £500 which inc 2 staff tickets, breakfast and lunch, teas and coffees

2m x 4m at £800 which inc 4 staff tickets, breakfast and lunch, teas and coffees

The central exhibition space will be in the Mike Channon suit on the 1st floor where the breakfast and lunch will also be served.

The 2nd floor with have an FM showcase hosted by Forth and will be for workshops, panel discussions, CPD sessions and talks.

Are you interested in speaking or hosting your own roundtable discussion? Get in touch for more information.

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor?

Whilst most of our sponsorship opportunities have been filled we do still have a few remaining and would be delighted to chat through these: [email protected]


Sam is the Regional Editor of Biz News, responsible for both Hampshire and Dorset.

A new recruit to journalism, Sam started writing for the Business Magazine as a freelancer in May of 2022 after completing his degree in English at University College London. His passion for local businesses and ability to tell a story soon caught the attention of the publication’s management team and have led to his meteoric rise.

Sam, who lives in central Reading, takes a particular interest in technology, gaming and food and drink, having been a chef before starting his degree.

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