Conference 2022

Join us to celebrate the People of our City at Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 28th January 2022

The Shaping Portsmouth Conference returns to Portsmouth Guildhall in 2022

Running Order:

08:00 – Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

08:45 – Welcome and Introduction
           – Yvonne Clay, Director for Marketing & Branding

08:55 – Welcome from our new Co-Chairs
           – Simon Barrable & Mark Waldron

09:05 – Update from Portsmouth City Council
           – Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson, Leader Portsmouth
             City Council

09:20 – Local Politicians, Personal Stories
           – A conversation with three prominent Portsmouth

09:45 – In Conversation With…
           – Stef Nienaltowski talks to Alice Hendy, Founder of
             R;pple Suicide Prevention

10:00 – Networking

11:15 – Employability & Enterprise

11:30 – Education Update
– Hayden Taylor, Director for Education & Schools

11:45 – Communities Within Our Community
           – A conversation with community group leaders

12:00 – Shaping Portsmouth Programmes
– Three of our Programme Leaders discuss their
             programmes activities.

12:20 – Shaping Portsmouth Awards

12:45 – Shaping Portsmouth Update
– Stef Nienaltowski, CEO Shaping Portsmouth

13:05 – Close and Networking

The Shaping Portsmouth Conference is back as an in-person event on Friday 28th January 2022.

Focusing on celebrating the People of Our City, the Conference includes discussions between community leaders and prominent politicians of Portsmouth, and spotlights some of the amazing work being done.

Plus there will be plenty returning from previous conferences, with the Shaping Portsmouth Awards, networking time, an update from Portsmouth City Council, and our very own CEO, Stef Nienaltowski, closing out the event with a look back at Shaping’s 2021 and setting out our plans for the year ahead.

Further details will be announced soon.


Join us – let’s make a difference together!


The Shaping Portsmouth Conference,
Friday 28th January 2022.

General Admission £20.00

The Shaping Portsmouth Awards

Portsmouth has a wonderfully diverse population, with people from all backgrounds working together to make our City great. This year, we will be recognising the very best the City has to offer across Business, Community, and Education.

If you know a person, company, or organisation who excels at what they do, and embodies the very best qualities that make up the People of Our City, nominate them at the button below.

Nominations close Tuesday 7th December.

The Armed Forces Covenant Award

Shaping Portsmouth is pleased to announce nominations are open for the Armed Forces Covenant Award, which will be presented as part of the Shaping Portsmouth Conference on Friday 28th January 2022.

This is the first of what will become an annual award, which will go to the organisation in Portsmouth that our panel of judges deem to have made the most significant contribution supporting veterans, service personnel, and/or their families in the Portsmouth Area.

Any organisation can self-nominate, or be nominated by others. Any nominated organisations must:

  • Have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Have achieved a level of Employers Recognition Scheme (Bronze, Silver, or Gold)

The award itself will be designed by Portsmouth students from the Solent Academies Trust, and be made by The Makers Guild.

Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant here.

Nominations close Tuesday 7th December.8

Exhibit at the Conference

Bookings are now open for exhibition stalls at the conference.

You will have the opportunity to promote your organisation to 400+ Portsmouth delegates, with networking time at the conference opening, during the mid-event break, and after the final speaker for the day.

Stalls are £250 each which includes entry for two people to staff the stall.
To book your stall, or for more information, contact Stuart Brown at