The New Statesman is pleased to announce a policy conference to be held in Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 27th February, to coincide with the launch of a New Statesman-Spotlight report on the Northern Powerhouse. We'll be exploring the key themes of devolution, investment in northern business and infrastructure, transport, education and the rebalancing of the economy, with leading political and business figures and advocates of the Northern Powerhouse strategy.
Join Former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord John Prescott, Lord Michael Heseltine, Julie Elliott MP, Philip Graham, Sadie Morgan and other figures from industry, national and regional politics, for a series of panels, networking opportunities and a drinks reception organised in partnership with Built Environment Communications Group, First Direct, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, CityFibre and WSP.
With panels on Skills and Education, Transport and Connectivity, Digital Infrastructure and Inclusive Growth, the New Statesman Northern Powerhouse conference will be an opportunity to engage with key stakeholders and decision-makers from the UK’s northern regions.
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Doors Open & Welcome Lunch
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Introduction from Will Dunn, editor of Spotlight
Opening Speeches from Lord John Prescott and Lord Michael Heseltine
Introduction and Presentation by WYG
Upskilling the Workforce for the Jobs of the Future - in partnership with Sellafield
Jamie Reed - former Member of Parliament for Copeland, Head of Development and Community Relations, Sellafield
Professor John Fyfe - International Management Specialist and advisor to governments
Lord Christopher Haskins - Vice-Chair of APPG on Northern Powerhouse & Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership
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Mobility in the Northern Powerhouse: The role of transport infrastructure in driving the prosperity agenda - in partnership with WSP
Sadie Morgan - Designer, winner of the RIBA Sterling Prize, Chair of Independent Design Panel for HS2, board member of the National Infrastructure Commission
Philip Graham - Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission
Adrian Kemp - Director in Development, WSP
Coffee Break & Refreshments
Presentation by Leeds University
Digital Infrastructure in the Northern Powerhouse - in partnership with CityFibre
Julie Elliott MP - Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central
Roy Grant - Head of IT, City of York Council
Mark Collin - Director of Strategy and Public Affairs, CityFibre
Northern Powerhouse: An Engine for Inclusive Growth - in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Ashwin Kumar - Chief Economist, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Karen Finlayson - Partner, Risk Assurance, North Region Lead, PwC
Drinks Reception and Presentation by BECG
Location: Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD
Time: Tuesday 27th February 2018, 12:00-19:00