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Northern Powerhouse Conference 2020

  • Thursday, 27. February 2020
  • Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

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020 3096 5789

New Statesman Northern Powerhouse Conference 2020

Thursday 27th February 2020 - 9am-5pm – Renaissance Manchester Hotel

To follow our successful conference in February last year, the New Statesman Northern Powerhouse Conference returns with a day of insight on the future of the North. Leading political and business figures, and advocates of the Northern Powerhouse strategy, will explore the key themes of: green growth; investment in northern business, infrastructure, and transport; sport; media; and the rebalancing of the economy.

Invited Speakers

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council

Andrew Gwynne MP, Member of Parliament for Denton and Reddish

Chi Onwurah MP, Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne

Nick Forbes CBE, Leader of Newcastle City Council

Dan Jarvis MBE, Mayor of Sheffield City Region

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region

Jake Berry MP, Minister of State for the Northern Powerhouse

Darren Thwaites, Editor-in-Chief, Manchester Evening News

Liverpool Football Club, guest to be confirmed

IPPR North, guest to be confirmed

Programme*

8am

Registration and networking

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9am

Opening and keynote speeches and presentations from: 

Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse

Alona Ferber, Special Projects Editor, New Statesman

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9:15am

Presentation: sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Building

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9:30am

HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail- Panel discussion

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region

Dan Jarvis MBE, Mayor of Sheffield City Region

Nick Forbes CBE, Leader of Newcastle City Council

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10:00am

Clean Energy Growth: Powering the North- Panel discussion- sponsored by Sellafield

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10:45am

Tea, coffee & refreshments

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11:00am

Presentation: University of Liverpool

Matthew Reed, Strategic Director of the Materials Innovation Factory, University of Liverpool

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11:15am

Presentation: The Spotlight Report

Alona Ferber, New Statesman Special Projects Editor

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11:30am

Health for Wealth: Using the North’s health assets to level up the Northern Powerhouse Economy- Panel discussion- sponsored by the Northern Health Science Alliance

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12:10pm

Presentation: The Northern Economy and the Premier League

Liverpool Football Club

12:25pm

Interview with Sir Richard Leese CBE, Leader of Manchester City Council

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12:55pm

Lunch and networking

* * *

1:55pm

How can the Digital Revolution Support Economic Development in the North? - Panel discussion- sponsored by BT

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2:35pm

Afternoon Address: Chi Onwurah MP, Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne

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2:50pm

Presentation: Media in the North

Darren Thwaites, Editor-in-Chief, Manchester Evening News

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3:15pm

Tea, coffee & refreshments

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3:35pm

Panel discussion

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4:15pm

Presentation: sponsored by Marketing Humber

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4:30pm

Green Growth and Sustainability in the North- Panel discussion

Andrew Gwynne, Member of Parliament for Denton and Reddish

Dehenna Davison, Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

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5:00pm

Closing remarks and drinks reception

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