by Johnny Clayton on Monday, 17 June 2019

YEP Bristol – Smart Cities Breakfast Seminar

2 July 2019, 7.30 am – 9.30 am

Clarke Willmott LLP, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol BS1 6BA

Join YEP Bristol for our inaugural Breakfast Seminar and Networking Event on 2 July 2019, which is kindly being hosted and sponsored by Clarke Willmott LLP.

In this seminar we will look at Smart Cities and in particular how technology is an integral part of Bristol’s current and future development plans and fundamental in strengthening the city’s unique character.

Tickets are just £5 per person and include:

  •  Light breakfast and refreshments
  • Expert panellists:
    • Clare Reddington, CEO of Watershed, co-Director of Bristol and Bath Creative R&D, Chair of Emma Rice’s Wise Children, and Trustee on the boards of The British Council, RSC and Theatre Bristol.
    • Martin Kemp, Business Development Manager and Public Sector Specialist for CityFibre.
    • Michael Cowdy, Director and Urbanism leader for McGregor Coxall.
  • Post-seminar teas/coffees and networking.

The event dress code is business smart casual.

There are only 80 tickets available, so a limit of 4 tickets per business will be imposed. Register quickly as we expect another sell out event!


  • Mike Cowdy: As a Director and Urbanism leader for McGregor Coxall, Michael’s passion rests in creating healthy, smart, sustainable, and vibrant places and cities. He has extensive experience in community led regeneration projects and has delivered internationally recognised urban outcomes to a variety of iconic destinations. From city-wide frameworks in the UK, masterplans in China through to the delivery of award winning public spaces in Australia, Michael pursues a progressive, restorative and engaging outcome for place.
  • Clare Reddington: Clare joined Watershed in 2004, establishing its creative technology programmes including Pervasive Media Studio and Playable City. She become Creative Director in 2014, looking after the Studio, engagement and cinema teams, and CEO in 2018. Clare works with industry, academic and creative partners from around the world to champion inclusion, support talent and develop new ideas. Clare was Executive Producer of REACT, a Visiting Professor at University of the West of England. She is chair of Emma Rice’s Wise Children, and on the boards of RSC and Theatre Bristol.
  • Martin Kemp: Martin is responsible for Public Sector Regional Development at CityFibre, He joined CityFibre in May 2016 from BT, throughout his 30-year career in the telecoms industry, Martin has championed the need to transform the UK’s digital infrastructure. His passion, depth of experience and collaborative style have made him a ‘natural evangelist’ for the recent full-fibre revolution – which in turn has earned him the opportunity to influence the Government’s policy making process for full fibre investment itself. Martin has heavily influenced CityFibre’s public-sector programme development and now holds senior level relationships with members of Local Government, DCMS and CityFibre’s public-sector focused partners.

Please note we have made a commitment to our members that no recruiters or product sales companies will attend our events and registrations will not be accepted. Should you no longer be able to attend the event once you have purchased a ticket, refunds and/or cancellations are not available; however, we will be more than happy to transfer your ticket to a colleague.


Clarke Willmott LLP, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol, BS1 6BA

  • Tuesday, 2 July 2019
    07:30 - 09:30

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