The Midlands: powering national growth

St George's Park Hilton, Newborough Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9PD

31 October 2014 - St George's Park Hilton, Newborough Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9PD

Overview
The closure of the Scottish referendum campaign with vows to offer further devolution north of the border, raises the question of what next for the English regions? English votes, for English laws, notwithstanding the underlying complexity of the issue, offers part of the solution but does not address what forms devolution of government in England should take or indeed whether it is needed. Each of the main political parties offers different approaches, and with the Northern Hub proposal as well as the existing successful Greater London Authority, other regions are moving forward at pace. This conference seeks to examine what would be best for the Midlands and how the various institutions in the region could work positively together.

The conference aims to set an agenda for greater Midlands’ co-operation to more dynamically and effectively harness the existing powers and explore what further responsibilities need to be assumed to sustain local economic success.

Agenda
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Registration:
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Venue: St George’s Park Hilton, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9PD
Date:Friday 31st October 2014
Time: 08:00-15:00
Who should attend:
Senior Business Executives, MPs & MEPs, LEP & Local AuthorityLeaders, Universities & Education Institutions,
Chambers of Commerce, FSB, Voluntary sector & Policy-makers.
Early Bird Registration:£50 per delegate (Offer closes 24th October)

For Further Details
If you have any queries, please contact:
Paul Forrest
info@midlandseconomicforum.co.uk
077038 324 517 / 07703 735 408
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Midlands Economy

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Beverly Neilsen - Birmingham City University

Midlands Economy

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Tim Moore - Markit Economics

Midlands Economy

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David Bailey - Aston Business School

Role of the LEPs

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Corin Crane - Leicestershire LEP

Connecting the Midlands

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Michael Byng - MBPC

Connecting the Midlands

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Andy Taylor - HS2

Connecting the Midlands

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Neil Ross - ITA

Manufacturing: Securing a Global Presence

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Simon Topman - ACME Whistles

Manufacturing: Securing a Global Presence

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David Bailey - Aston Business School

Concluding Perspectives

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Geoff Inskip - Centro WM

Registration

Delegate Registration (Per Person)
Early Bird Registration - £50 per delegate (offer closes 24th October) (non vatable)




Further Information

Contact Paul Forrest,
West Midlands Economic Forum at
mail@westmidlandseconomicforum.co.uk