The Speaker line-up includes:

Mike Emmerich
Founding Director
Metro Dynamics

Bev Hurley CBE
Chair
Institute of Economic Development

Philip McCann
Professor of Economic Geography
University of Groningen

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

Gemma Marsh
Acting Director of Skills and Employment
New Economy Manchester

Oliver Chapman
Associate Director
Regeneris

Simon Emery
Team Leader, Growth & Economic Development
Highways England

Mark Lynam
Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs
Sheffield City Region

Joe Saxton
Northern Powerhouse Committee Chair
Federation of Small Business

Grace Blakeley
Researcher
IPPR North

Mark Waite
Strategic Planning Director 
Bloor Homes North West

Elaine Bowker 
Principal & Chief Group Executive
The City of Liverpool College

Helen Barnard  
Head of Analysis 
Joespeh Rowntree Foundation

Featuring a Keynote from:

The Rt Hon Lord Heseltine CH

Lord Heseltine was a Member of Parliament in Britain from 1966 to 2001. He was a Cabinet Minister in various departments between 1979 and 1986 and between 1990 and 1997. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997. He is the founder and Chairman of the Haymarket Group, one of the largest privately owned media companies in the UK.

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