Connected Places Summit 2024

What is this?

The event will bring together key players from across technology, transport, mobility, cities, academia, and government. 

NB: Local and national government, investors and C-Suite enterprise/large corporates, all attend on a complementary basis.  


3Ci at Connected Places Summit, 20 March 2024, London 22 Bishopsgate 

13:30 Chair’s Welcome  

Prof Greg Clark CBE, Chair, 3Ci  

13:40 – 14:00 Keynote: Financing the Net Zero 2030 Challenge 

An overview of the opportunities and challenges in financing the Net Zero transition. 

14:00 – 14:30 Panel Discussion: Reflections on Progress and Challenges  

Highlights of the progress which 3Ci has made towards meeting the financing of Net Zero and the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead. The audience will be engaged in a discussion through Q&A.  

Moderator: Prof Greg Clark CBE, Chair, 3Ci 

Keith Bottomley, Deputy Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation  

Cllr Georgia Gould 

Erika Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Connected Places Catapult

14:30 – 15:00 Investing in Net Zero Neighbourhoods  

Reflections of the work being undertaken by 3Ci’s Net Zero Investment Task Force  

Dr Bevis Watts, Chief Executive Officer, Triodos Bank  

Lorna Pimlott, Managing Director, UK Infrastructure Bank   

Stephen Peacock, CEO, Bristol City Council 

Moderator: Catherine McGuinness CBE, Non-Executive Director, Connected Places Catapult 

15:00 – 15:30 Break  

15:30 – 16:50 City Pitches: Proposals for Net Zero Neighbourhoods  

A series of short 15-minute pitches from 4 local authorities on their proposals for establishing Net Zero neighbourhoods based on the 3Ci model. Investors will have the opportunity to deep dive into each proposal and ask questions.  

Moderator: Steve Turner, Managing Director, 3Ci

1. Rose Hill Net Zero Neighbourhood, Oxford

2. Somers Town Net Zero Neighbourhood, Camden

Richard Bradbury, Director of Environment and Sustainability, Camden Borough Council   

3. Chelmsley Wood Net Zero Neighbourhood, Solihull

Ann Marie Attfield, Group Manager- Climate Change and Sustainability, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council 

4. Arsenal Net Zero Neighbourhood, Islington

Stephen Biggs, Corporate Director for Community Wealth Building, Islington Council  

Karen Smart, Chief Operating Officer, Arsenal Football Club  

Matthew Brewster, Director of Estates, London Metropolitan University 

16:45 – 16:50 Closing Remarks  

Prof Greg Clark CBE, Chair, 3Ci 

16:50 – 17:30 Day One Knowledge Exchange (In Bishopsgate Forum) 

Rt Hon Chris Skidmore OBE, Chair, Mission Zero Report, and former UK Energy Minister   

17:30 – 19:30 Drinks Reception

When & Where:

Wednesday, March 20th 2024

9.30am – 5.30pm

In-person event: Convene, 22 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4BQ


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