The Speaker line-up includes:

Bev Hurley CBE
Chair
Institute of Economic Development

Tom Walker
Director, Cities and Local Growth Unit
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy & Department for Communities and Local Government

Martin Phelan
International Director, Northern Powerhouse – Investment
Department for International Trade

Philip McCann
Professor of Economic Geography
University of Groningen

Danielle Gillespie
Director - North West
Homes and Communities Agency

Richard Cook
Associate - Economics
Pegasus Group Limited

Colin Robinson
Planning Director
Lichfields

Georgia Siora
Managing Director
Warwick Economics and Development (WECD)

Brendan Edwards
Senior Economics Consultant
Lichfields

Jonathan Spruce
Interim Head of Policy & Strategy
Transport for the North

Naomi Clayton
Policy and Research Manager
Centre for Cities

Featuring a Keynote from:

The Rt Hon Lord Michael Heseltine CH

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