Event date
20 June 2019

To download presentations from the day, click here

Click here to view interview with Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport

The Gatwick Diamond economic area is entering its most significant period of growth for over 20 years with the arrival of 440,000sq m of new business park employment space within the next five to 10 years. This unparalleled additional 12% of commercial floor space could yield in excess of 29,000 jobs.

This one day conference and exhibition will explore how those jobs will be filled, look at our public and private sector readiness and consider the impact of the additional runway at Gatwick which could be in place by the mid 2020's. The perfect storm, or the greatest opportunity to hit the Gatwick Diamond?

To register your interest for the 2020 event email jake@3foxinternational.com

Programme 2019


Registration & networking


Welcome from Conference Chair
Victoria Kerton, regional director, NatWest


Keynote session - Gatwick Airport.
A video statement by CEO Stewart Wingate, followed by an audience Q/A with head of corporate affairs, Mark Lever


Building for employment

  • A series of presentations regarding the new economic opportunities, from the proposed additional 440,000 sq. meters of new employment space in the region.


  • 9.40 - John Atkins, managing director, Atkins Property
  • 9.55 - Cllr Louise Goldsmith, leader, West Sussex County Council
  • 10.05 - Andrew Osborne, partner, Vail Williams
  • 10.15 - Adam Godfrey, senior partner, SHW
  • 10.25 - Q&A panel featuring the speakers


Coffee & networking


Creating Future Work Environments Now

  • An estimated 37,000 new jobs will be created from the new business parks and London Gatwick growth. What will this mean for connectivity, for employees and for employers in the region?


  • 11.10 - Paul Harwood, director route business development & sponsorship, Network Rail
  • 11.25 - Vincent Madden, director of hotel operations, Arora Group
  • 11.40 - Rosemary French, executive director, The Gatwick Diamond Initiative
  • 11.50 - John Baker, founder and chairman, The Commercial Park Group
  • 12.05 - Q&A panel featuring the speakers


Closing speech
Victoria Kerton, regional director, NatWest


Lunch and networking
Meet the developers and landlords exhibition

Meet the senior teams from
councils within the
Gatwick Diamond area.

Lead Sponsor