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Northern Powerhouse Conference 2019

  • Wednesday, 27. February 2019
  • Park Plaza, Leeds

Call us:

020 3096 5791

 

Following on from our conference in February of this year, 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.

 

The event will host parliamentarians and local government leaders to explore themes and policy areas related to the Northern Powerhouse project through panels, live interviews, speeches and debates. From devolution, infrastructure, metro mayors and the skills challenge, to exploiting the region’s cultural capital and encouraging inward investment, this Spotlight conference will offer a day of insight, bringing together stakeholders and decision-makers from across the public and private sectors to discuss the future of the north.

 

Speakers

 

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse

Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Caroline Flint MP, Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Northern Powerhouse

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region

Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University

John Cope, Head of Education and Skills, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Will Dunn, Special Projects Editor, New Statesman

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director, NOCN

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the NP11 and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Chris Nattress, Principal, Lakes College

Jamie Reed, Head of Development and Community Relations, Sellafield Ltd; former Member of Parliament for Copeland

Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)

 

Programme*

8am

Registration and networking

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9am

Opening and keynote speeches and presentations from: 

Jake Berry MP

Caroline Flint MP

Cllr Judith Blake

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9:45am

Business presentation - sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Building

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10am

Business Sustainability through Training and Education - Panel discussion - sponsored by Sellafield

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10:45am

Tea, coffee & refreshments

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11am

Business interview

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11:20am

Health for Wealth: A Healthier North for Improved Productivity - Panel discussion - sponsored by the Northern Health Science Alliance

Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, University of Newcastle

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the NP11 and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

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12:05pm

Interview with Joe Anderson and Sir Richard Leese - Civic Leadership and the Northern Powerhouse

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12:40pm

Lunch and networking

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13:30pm

The 21st Century Economy: Building a Digital North - Panel discussion - sponsored by TalkTalk

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2:15pm

Presentation from Will Dunn, editor of Spotlight

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2:30pm

Interview with Andy Burnham

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3:00pm

Tea, coffe & refreshments

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3:15pm

Business presentation - sponsored by the University of Manchester

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3:30pm

Speech by Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region

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3:45pm

Presentation from a business leader

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4:00pm

The Skills Gap, Productivity and the Northern Powerhouse - Panel discussion - sponsored by  NOCN

John Cope, Head of Education and Skills, Confederation fo British Industry (CBI)

Anna Round, Senior Research Felow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

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4:45pm

Closing keynote address and drinks reception

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6:30pm

Private dinner

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*Subject to change - keep checking back for more detailed programme updates