Westminster Social Policy Forum

The future for the Midlands Engine

Morning, Tuesday, 12th September 2017

Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will assess next steps for growing the region’s economy following publication of the Midlands Engine Strategy. Delegates will consider how initiatives around infrastructure, enterprise and culture - can best support local growth. Further sessions focus on the future for financing to support local growth in the West Midlands, as well as specific challenges facing the manufacturing sector.



Guest of Honour

Simon Hall

Director, Exports and Investment, Midlands Engine, Department for International Trade

Supported by

PwC

Guest of Honour

Simon Hall

Director, Exports and Investment, Midlands Engine, Department for International Trade

Keynote Speakers

Ian Binks

Regional Partnership Director, West Midlands, BT

Mark Goldby

Chair, Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network

Laura Shoaf

Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands

Councillor Roger Lawrence

Leader, City of Wolverhampton Council

Sarah Wilkes

UK Head of Housing, Arcadis

Patrick Magee

Chief Operating Officer, British Business Bank

Chairs

Lilian Greenwood MP

Member of Parliament for Nottingham South and Chair, House of Commons Transport Select Committee

Baroness Burt of Solihull

former Liberal Democrats Lords Spokesperson for Business, Innovation and Skills

Speakers

Christopher Greenough

Commercial Director, Salop Design & Engineering

Professor Anne Green

Professor of Regional Economic Development, City-REDI, University of Birmingham

Dr Ellen McAdam

Director, Birmingham Museums Trust