Westminster Social Policy Forum

The future for the Midlands Engine

Morning, Tuesday, 12th September 2017

Central Birmingham

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.



Guests of Honour

Simon Hall

Director, Exports and Investment, Midlands Engine, Department for International Trade (subject to Departmental business)

Councillor Jon Collins

Leader, Nottingham City Council

Guests of Honour

Councillor Jon Collins

Leader, Nottingham City Council

Simon Hall

Director, Exports and Investment, Midlands Engine, Department for International Trade (subject to Departmental business)

Chair

Baroness Burt of Solihull

former Liberal Democrats Lords Spokesperson for Business, Innovation and Skills

Speakers

Alison Breadon

Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC

Ian Binks

Regional Partnership Director, West Midlands, BT

Christopher Greenough

Commercial Director, Salop Design & Engineering

Professor Anne Green

Professorial Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

Laura Shoaf

Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands

Dr Ellen McAdam

Director, Birmingham Museums Trust

Sarah Whittington

UK Head of Housing, Arcadis

Patrick Magee

Chief Operating Officer, British Business Bank