Midlands Transport, Connectivity & Growth: Releasing Potential

27 February 2015

Leicester Tigers, Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7TR

Venue: Leicester Tigers, Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7TR
Date: Friday 27th February 2015
Time: 08:00 - 13:30

To book your place email:
Email: info@midlandseconomicforum.co.uk
Registration: £80 per delegate (Including VAT)

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The next in our Midlands Economic Forum Series examines the constraints on stronger growth in the region.
Although export growth and manufacturing performance has been amongst the strongest nationally, transport and communications infrastructure appear close to capacity.
This conference will examine how the various local institutions, public, private and voluntary can work together to agree on a common strategy to identify and resolve the bottlenecks. Improving supply-chain access between the East and West Midlands has the potential of shifting trend economic growth by 4-5 percentage points. To get involved in this debate, you need to make your input, register today.

08:00 Registration & Breakfast
Moderator: Michal Kaczmarski, fDi Magazine
08:45 Welcome & Introduction: Sir Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester
09:00 Implications of Devolution: Opposition Spokesperson (invited)
09:30 Midlands Supply Chain:
Tim Moore, Markit Economics
Prof. David Bailey, Aston Business School
Bill Maxted, De Montfort University
10:15 Connecting the Midlands:
Maria Machancoses, Midlands Connect
Andrew Pritchard, East Midlands Councils
Corin Crane, LLEP
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 The Emerging UK Space Economy - Influencing Outcomes & Impacts in the Midlands
Prof. Paul Monks, Leicester University
Colin Baldwin, UK Space Agency
12:00 Global Connectivity & Regional Growth:
Andy Cliffe, East Midlands Airport
Steve Brittan, BSA Machine Tools
Ian Harrison, UKTI East Midlands
Rachel Anthony-Roberts, HS2
12:45 Concluding Perspectives:
Government Spokesperson (invited)
13:30 Close: Moderator

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