The Speaker line-up includes:

Matthew Parris
Times Columnist

Naomi Clayton  
Policy and Research Manager
Centre for Cities

Richard Jeffery
Director of Business Growth Hub
The Growth Company

Lord Jim O'Neill
Ex Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and Former Chief Economist
Goldman Sachs

Bev Hurley
Institute of Economic Development (Conference Chair)

Nigel Wilcock
Executive Director
Institute of Economic Development

Andrew Smith
Chief Economic Adviser
Industry Forum

Sir Edward Lister
Homes and Communites Agency

Katie Schmuecker
Head of Policy   
Joseph Rowntree Foundations

Sarah Fenton 
Strategic Partnership Director
The Construction Industry Training Board

Richard Cook 
Associate - Economics
Pegasus Group

Tom Bridges   
Chief Officer Economy and Regeneration 
Leeds City Council

Ciaran Gunne-Jones
Senior Director, Head of Economics

Duncan Brown
Senior Economist and Director of Consulting and Innovation

Lawrence Conway
Chief Executive
South Lakeland District Council

Richard Yorke

Keith Wilson
Economic Strategy and Intelligence Manager
Tees Valley Combined Authority

Alan Strickland
Cabinet Member for Housing, Regeneration and Planning 
London Borough of Haringey

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