The Institute of Economic Development , together with Planning Magazine and Placemaking Resource are delighted to announce that The IED Annual Conference is back!

This year the event will be taking place on 23 November at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. 



Key industry professionals will come together to tackle the most pressing challenges faced within economic development, with a view to building a more sustainable environment in order to harbour true economic growth.

Last year's sell-out event was the best attended edition to date, with 231 economic development leaders under one roof!

We are very excited for the next installment and hope you are too. Stay tuned for the agenda and speaker line-up.

In 2015 the prestigious speaker line-up included keynote speakers such as:

Vince Cable

The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Former Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


James Wharton

James Wharton MP, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse Department for Communities and Local Government

Last year's attendees said: 

"Excellent range of speakers with very strong content. Unmissable." - Programme Manager, Hertfordshire LEP

"An excellent, interesting event and a good opportunity to network with peer group / colleagues" - Director, Moore Strategic Consulting Ltd 

"The most important economic development conference in my calendar each year" -   Director, Hardisty Jones Associates

"An absolute “must attend” for ED professionals" - EDO, Canterbury City Council

"Every aspect of this conference was directly relevant to my day job" - Head of (Illegible) Investment, Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Economic Development Company

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