Morning, Tuesday, 29th January 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will discuss the future for Local Enterprise Partnerships and how they can implement reforms set out in the Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships review to reform their leadership, governance and accountability.
Delegates will assess the priorities for the £9bn Growth Deals, including delivering investment priorities and creating opportunities for businesses and communities. They will also discuss the way forward for developing local industrial strategies to promote productivity and set out a long-term economic vision.
Further sessions will consider proposals for revised geographies for LEP boundaries, including removing overlapping boundaries, delivering on the mandate for transparent appointing for new chairs and improving board diversity - with the aim for women to make up at least one third of LEP boards by 2020 with an expectation of equal representation by 2023 - and achieving greater collaboration and engagement between LEPs, Combined Mayoral Authorities, local authorities, government and local stakeholders.