Leeds regeneration chief to speak at economic development conference

The head of economy and regeneration at Leeds City Council is due to speak at a major economic development conference later this month.

Leeds: regeneration chief to speak at conference
Leeds: regeneration chief to speak at conference

This year's Institute of Economic Development annual conference, which takes place in London on 23 November, is taking "Achieving Sustainable Inclusive Growth for the Economy" as its theme.

Delegates will hear briefings from ministers and officials on key government policies intended to produce growth that is more regionally inclusive, such as the Northern Powerhouse and the industrial strategy.

Tom Bridges will speak at a session looking at the impact of Brexit negotiations on balance and inclusivity in the economy. 

Other speakers include Rachel Fisher, the head of infrastructure at the Department for Communities and Local Government's cities and local unit, and Northern Powerhouse minister, Jake Berry MP.

Also appearing will be Times columnist Matthew Parris, and former joint head of the government economic service, Vicky Pryce.

Alongside discussions of the key issues facing the sector, the conference also an opportunity to network with economic development and regeneration professionals from across the country.

Key conference details

The IED Annual Conference

When and where: 23 November 2017, ILEC Conference Centre, London

Cost: IED members £249 plus VAT; non-IED members £299 plus VAT

For more details visit: economicdevelopmentconference.com

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