Reasons to attend:
1. Get up to speed with evolving government economic development policy. Speakers include Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry MP and BEIS/DCLG Cities and Local Growth Unit director Tim Walker
2. Gain insight from renowned experts on the implications for economic development strategy of Brexit and the other big political issues of the day. Speakers include Times colunmist Mathew Parris, former commercial secretary to the Treasury Lord O'Neill and the former joint head of government economic service Vicky Pryce.
3. Learn how to make economic growth in your areas more inclusive. Former Royal Society of Arts Inclusive Growth Commission leader Charlotte Alldritt will share insights on how to devise and implement inclusive growth strategies. Joseph Rowntree Foundation head of policy Katie Schmuekcker will lead a round table discussion on practical methods of ensuring inclusive growth.
4. Discover how local authorities can work with employers to provide local people with skills that businesses need. Speakers include Construction Industry Training Board Strategic Partnership Director, Sarah Fenton.
"Well balanced and addresses some of the key issues facing planning professionals"
Head of Development Planning - Plymouth City Council
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Residential Director - Turley Associates
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Head of Strategy - The Planning Inspectorate
"Excellent cross-pollination between different areas of planning"
Barrister - Cornerstone Barristers
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Head of Planning - Lincolnshire County Council