The Post-Brexit Planning And Economic Development Conference is the inaugural forum for senior professionals from both the public and private sectors working in planning, regeneration, economic and sustainable development to discuss and explore what Brexit means for them and their local communities.

The event will be exploring and debating the practical implications of the EU fallout on planning, regeneration and economic development, the opportunities and threats associated with some of the most pressing challenges resulting from it, and how potential solutions and mitigation strategies can be developed in order to maintain sustainable growth in the UK.

The conference day will be divided into two parts: 

  • Part 1: Focusing on economic development 
  • Part 2: Focusing on planning and housing 

Tailor your day and choose to attend the full day conference or select the half-day of most relevance to your daily role. 

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Chair: Professor Michael Parkinson
Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of
University of Liverpool

Speaker Name

Mark Littlewood
Director General
Institute of Economic Affairs

Paul Swinney
Principal Economist
Centre for Cities

James Sproule 
Chief Economist and Director of Policy 
Institute of Directors

Nigel Wilcock
Institute of Economic Development

Duncan Sutherland
Regeneration Director 
Sigma Capital Group plc

Janice Morphet 
Visiting Professor UCL Bartlett School of Planning 

Susan Emmett
Savills Residential Research

Speaker Name

Tim Thomas
Director of Employment and Skills Policy
Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF)


  • Quiz and explore what Brexit means for local growth with industry and policy experts as well as key practitioners, who will be sharing potential solutions to some of the most pressing challenges following Brexit.

  • Gain practical insight into the significance of Brexit in the short and longer term for the housing market, EU funded projects, inward investments, the labour market and planning policy, and its implications for sustainable growth.

  • The opportunity to network with your peers - take part in the roundtable discussions facilitated by current and former government advisers, and exchange perspectives on post-Brexit scenarios with fellow practitioners

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