A Manifesto for The Midlands

Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

16 April 2015 -

Venue: Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD
Date: Thursday 16th April 2015
Time: 08:00 - 17:00

Registration
To book your place email:
info@midlandseconomicforum.co.uk

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Overview
The next few months are likely to see further significant devolution of powers, responsibilities and even taxation to the regions.
Scotland, Wales, London and the North are all progressing their own agendas, what strategy should the Midlands adopt.
As the most dynamic region nationally what are the political parties offering to sustain growth in the region.
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Agenda
08:00 Registration & Breakfast
08:45 Professor Cliff Allan, Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University
08:50 Regional Knowledge: Economy
Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University Business School
Phil Smith, Markit
09:30 Parliamentary Party Session 1
Alex Boulter, Conservative Party PPC for Birmingham Selly Oak
10:10 Coffee Break
10:30 Parliamentary Party Session 2
Keith Rowe, UK Independence Party PPC for Birmingham Northfield
11:10 Manufacturing, Servitisation & Growth
Iain McKechnie, Aston Business School
Professor Michael Beverland, School of Management, University of Bath
Paul Forrest, Midlands Economic Forum
11:55 Parliamentary Party Session 3
John Blewitt, Green Party
Phil Simpson, Green Party PPC for Birmingham Edgbaston
12:35 Regional Devolution: Future Roles for LEP’s & Local Authorities
Ninder Johal, Black Country LEP
Phil Almond, De Montfort University
13:10 Lunch
14:10 Parliamentary Party Session 4
Gisela Stuart, Labour Party PPC for Birmingham Edgbaston
14:50 Connecting the Midlands
Midlands Connect
15:35 Parliamentary Party Session 5
Phil Bennion, Liberal Democrats Party Candidate
16:15 Midlands Manifesto
Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate Affairs, Birmingham City University
Vicky Pryce, Visiting Professor, Birmingham City University
Norman Price, Regional Finance Forum
17:00 Close

Further Information
Spencer Terry
T: 07703 735 408
E: spencer.terry@midlandseconomicforum.co.uk

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What is the potential contribution of a devolved Greater Birmingham?

April 16 2015

Dr. Steven McCabe, Birmingham City Business School

Regional Knowledge: The Midlands PMI

April 16 2015

Phil Smith, Markit

Servitization: Manufacturing Growth

April 16 2015

Iain McKechnie, Aston Business School

Redesigning Manufacturing:Re-imagining the Business of Making

April 16 2015

Professor Michael Beverland, University of Bath

Manufacturing, Servitisation & Growth

April 16 2015

Paul Forrest, Midlands Economic Forum

Towards a Green Economy

April 16 2015

John Blewitt & Margaret Okole - Green Party

Midlands Powerhouse

April 16 2015

Beverley Nielson, Birmingham City University

Midlands Connect

April 16 2015

Midlands Connect

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