Please use the programme planner together with the detailed sections of the brochure to help you make your choice for each session. You are advised to make your choices early, as many have limited capacities.


Tuesday 14th June

0730 - 1645     The BCO Golf Cup The Mere Golf Resort                               

Sponsored by:

1500 - 1630 NextGen Manchester 5k Running Tour  
1630   Cyclists arrive  Manchester Central        

Sponsored by:


             Robert Bird Group  
1845 - 2000 Drinks Reception  Manchester Cathedral             

Sponsored by:

2000 - 2300 Chairman's Dinner             The Ivy      



Wednesday 15th June

0900 - 0940

Session 1

 Welcome to Manchester

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

0940 - 1100

Session 1

Discussion 1

    The Developer's Perspective  
    Facilitator: Rebecca Heron, Head of Development and Strategy, Manchester City Council


  • Phil Mayall, Board Director, Muse Developments & ECF
  • Chris Ogelsby, Chief Executive, Bruntwood
  • Richard Upton, Senior Advisor, U+I
1100 - 1145 Refreshments  

Sponsored by:


1145 - 1315

Session 2

Discussion 2

    Game Changer, or Game Over?  
    Facilitator: Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive, British Council for Offices  


  • Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP
  • Rt Hon Alan Johnson
  • Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government
1315 - 1430



Sponsored by:

 Troup Bywaters + Anders  
1315 - 1430  NextGen Wellness Lunch    

1430 - 1730

Session 3

Choose one long or two short tours (T) or seminars (S) from the list below

    Tours (1430 - 1730)     Seminars  (1430 - 1730)  
    T3W   Manchester Town Hall + The Lincoln  S1    Smart Buildings - Are they worth the effort?     
    T4W   Enterprise City   S2W BCO Guide - Debate: Fit for the Future    
    T5W   Castlefield / The Factory  S3     Science as office tenants      
    T6W   New Bailey      
    T8W   Circle Square       
    T9W   NOMA       
    T10W First Street       
    T11W Northern Quarter cultural walking tour       
    T15W Oxford Road Corridor       
    T17W Media City UK       
    Tours (1430 - 1600)  Seminars (1430 - 1600)    
    T1W   Windmill Green  S4     NextGen Disruptor Series    
    T2W   Landmark / JLL Office Fitout       
    T7W   Bloc + 111 Piccadilly       
    T16W BBC North       
    Tours (1615 - 1745)       
    T12W Manchester Engineering Campus Dev       
    T13W Alliance Business School, Manchester University       
    T14W Mayfield       
2000 Party Hatch            

Sponsored by:



Thursday 16th June

0900 - 0945  NextGen Coffee Roulette    

1000 - 1115

Session 4

Discussion 3


    Transforming Building Occupancy  
    Facilitator: Despina Katsikakis, Global Head of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield


  • Vernon Blunt, Global Workplace Operations Director, Ericsson
  • Andy McBain, Head of Future of Workspace & Design, Natwest Group
1115 - 1200 Refreshments              
           Sponsored by:

1200 - 1330

Session 5

Discussion 4


    Office Politics: because why, where, how, when and what we work on unlocks the future


  • The Futurenauts
1330 - 1430 Lunch

Sponsored by:

 Troup Bywaters + Anders  
1330 - 1430 NextGen Wrap Roulette

1430 - 1630

Session 6

Choose one long or two short tours (T) or seminars (S) from the list below  
    Tours    Seminars  
    T1T  Windmill Green  
    T2T  Landmark / JLL Office Fitout S2T BCO Guide Debate: Fit for the Future
    T3T  Manchester Town Hall + The Lincoln S5   NextGen Disrupter Series 
    T4T  Enterprise City    S6   Head In The Clouds, Feet On The Ground
    T5T  Castlefield / The Factory    S7   What are the next disruptors? 
    T6T  New Bailey   
    T7T  Bloc + 111 Picadilly    
    T8T  Circle Square     
    T9T  NOMA     
    T10T First Street     
    T11T Northern Quarter cultural walking tour     
    T12T Manchester Engineering Campus Dev       
    T13T Alliance Business School, Manchester University      
    T14T Mayfield      
    T15T Oxford Road Corridor      
    T16T BBC North      
    T17T Media City UK     
1630 - 1730 NextGen Mentoring            


1630 - 1730 Cream Tea                   Sponsored by:  Gleeds

 *The BCO reserves the right to amend the programme and timings, in particular the tour departure times.