Planning Portal and Royal Town Planning Institute
are hosting the National Planning Conference 2023

Join us to engage in discussions about the
most important topics in UK planning and building

What's on the agenda?

Conference schedule .

Join us for an exciting two-day event featuring knowledgeable presentations, panel discussions, and chances for both formal and informal networking. The agenda and synopsis provide all the details regarding the sessions and topics covered at the National Planning Conference. Don’t miss out!
Thursday 9 November 2023

Day one

09:00 - 10:45

Registration, welcome and keynote speech

10:45 - 11:45

Panel session – Delivering homes for people

12:15 - 13:15

Track one: Planning Portal roadmap

Track two: Delivering with communities

14:15 - 15:15

Panel session: Planning’s role in delivering sustainable development goals

15:45 - 16:45

Track one: What has the RTPI been delivering?

Track two: Delivering on digital planning and data

Friday 10 November 2023

Day two

09:00 - 10:15

Welcome and keynote speech

10:15 - 11:15

Chief Planners panel

11:15 - 11:45

Young planners perspective

12:15 - 13:15

Track one: International planning

Track two: Planner story telling workshop

14:00 - 15:00

Planning with politicians

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Missed out on last year's event?

Read our review .

The National Planning Conference 2022 was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, organised by the Planning Portal in collaboration with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

The inaugural event proved to be a huge success for our industries as it brought together speakers and delegates from the planning and building sectors. Furthermore, attendees were treated to talks on the latest trends, issues and ideas in planning.

National Planning Conference 2023

Watch the official trailer .

Following on from the huge success of last year’s debut event, the National Planning Conference is back for 2023!

This year proceedings will be held on 9 & 10 November in the Mercian suite at the Birmingham Conference and Event Centre.
Curation for the biggest planning event of the year is well underway, with an exciting schedule of speakers and sessions already lined-up.

Latest blog news .

Read the latest blog articles about the National Planning Conference

Chief Planners

Don't miss the Chief Planner's panel discussing planning reforms

Conference agenda

The topic of ‘delivery’ will be front and centre at National Planning Conference 2023

Our Partners .

A huge thank you to all our conference sponsors and exhibitors