Title Develop Croydon Conference

Croydon’s strengths and opportunities for living and working in a post-pandemic world will be the focus of this year’s Develop Croydon Conference, in association with Ruskin Square, Schroders and Stanhope – which returns to the Fairfield Halls.

Taking place on 8 November, the conference is titled Live/Work Croydon and will delve into why the borough is in a prime position to offer its employees and residents the work-life balance they desire, particularly in a post-pandemic world.

After a year away from the iconic Croydon venue, the conference will take place in a hybrid format for the first time. This will allow industry professionals to network in person and hear directly from expert speakers from across the public and private sectors, while also offering those unable to attend in person the opportunity to join virtually and take part in an impactful day of debate.

Kicking off at 9am the day will be packed with discussion. Speakers and delegates will debate a number of important questions.


  • How will a move to hybrid and flexible working impact Croydon and how well placed is the borough for the potential lifestyle change?
  • What will the new workplace look like in Croydon – how can the borough encourage employees back and new companies to set up?
  • Can the increase of residential units in the town centre help attract and retain talent? What does the offer have to be to attract new residents and keep current ones too?
  • What role is the education and skills sector going to play as we move into recovery and how can Croydon’s new creative campus help drive that agenda?
  • With more people looking to move out of city centres and Croydon home to many leafy suburbs what is the opportunity for Croydon homes, and what is in the pipeline for the district centres?
  • Croydon’s industrial sector is booming. How has it grown since COVID-19 and why is Croydon the right location as we move into recovery?
  • How can Croydon ensure its recovery reaches all of its diverse population and sustainably?

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Date 08/11/21
Location Fairfield Halls, Park Lane
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Cost Early Bird (1 September 2021) £250+vat or £150 to attend virtually

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