Thursday, 16th March 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will discuss the priorities ahead for Government’s forthcoming industrial strategy, which is expected to focus on opportunities for improving long-term growth and innovation with the aim of making UK industry more competitive.
Delegates will consider key questions around the strategy’s design - including whether it should have a sectoral approach or broader objectives such as competiveness - and will assess its possible implications for skills, investment, research and regional development across the UK economy. The discussion will also be informed by the challenges and opportunities facing key UK industries following the EU referendum result.
The conference is scheduled to facilitate discussion on the findings of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee’s inquiry into Industrial Strategy, which is expected to report early this year.
Sessions are expected to bring together senior policymakers with representatives from a wide range of relevant industries - such as aerospace, agriculture, automotive, construction, defence, energy, electronics and life sciences - as well as investors, suppliers, enterprise partnerships, trade associations, consultants, academics, trade unions and banks, together with representatives from the national and trade press.