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Centenary Convention success

26 June 2014

David Kenyon Janet Askew Nick BolesOver 450 attended Planning Convention 2014 held in Central Hall, Westminster with this year’s theme focussing strongly on the future: Meeting the challenge: How will planners shape the future?

Headline sponsored by AMEC,stand out moments from the event included a presentation from Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco on the huge challenge ahead over the coming decades; the RTPI’s Chief Executive Trudi Elliott CBE on the Institute’s role in helping to drive the agenda to find solutions; Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman of the Environment Agency, in one of his last appearances before his term of office concludes; American Planning Association President, Bill Anderson, on the economic growth challenge; and the never to be missed packed Ask the Chief Planner session with DCLG’s Steve Quartermain.

Pictured above: David Kenyon from headline sponsors AMEC, Janet Askew Vice President of the RTPI, and UK Planning Minister Nick Boles.

A very strong line-up of exhibitors was matched by an equally impressive list of sponsors.

Planning Minister, Nick Boles, brought the day to a close in an entertaining speech ruling out another planning revolution and predicting that a lot more neighbourhood planning was on its way. He concluded by declaring he was ‘proud of planning, proud of planners’.

Cath Ranson, RTPI President, said: "It's been another fantastic Convention and a hugely popular event with delegates. I'd like to personally thank everyone for making this a very special Convention which has yet again set the planning agenda."

Planning ahead for 2015

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2014 Sponsors - thank you

Thank you to our generous sponsors including AMEC, Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners, Bircham Dyson Bell, Cornerstone Barristers, DLA Piper, GL Hearn, The National Infrastructure Planning ServiceSavills and Swift DataPro.

Ameclogo _30mm _cmyk   Alliesmorrison 220   Savills


Birchamdysonbell Cornerstone  DLAPiper 220 

GLH220NIPS  Swift DP