The event, at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium, Reading is sponsored by CoStar, Vail Williams and Westcoast, with further sponsors due to be announced later.
The theme is the Thames Valley’s position as a powerhouse in the UK economy – and will ask the question: How well known is the Thames Valley in, say, the US or Far East?
“When they land at Heathrow, they shouldn’t just turn east to London.”
How well does the region promote itself globally? Can the Thames Valley do more to attract inward investment and build trade bridges between this area and global markets?
With or without Brexit, the Thames Valley is in search of a powerful identity and a strong promotional package.
“The Thames Valley has so much to offer – from location, the proximity of Heathrow, its tech clusters, quality companies, skilled professional services and a renowned knowledge base,” said David Murray, publisher of The Business Magazine. “Yet the region should be better known internationally – especially as post-Brexit the competition for trade and investment could become even more intense.”
Vail Williams said: “Vail Williams is delighted to be part of the Thames Valley: Global Leader seminar. As leading Thames Valley property advisers to occupiers and investors, we understand the market and intend to highlight at the Seminar just why companies should locate and invest in the region.”
Alex Tatham, managing director of Westcoast, added: “We are situated in the Thames Valley because it is the centre of the IT industry in the UK with the headquarters of many of the world’s leading IT companies here. As the Thames Valley’s largest privately owned business – there is no better place to influence and assist the world’s leading businesses in THE most important of global sectors. This position is under threat and Westcoast look forward to this seminar where participants can speak loudly for such an important location for our country and its position in the world.”