Morning, Wednesday, 12th January 2022
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine priorities for regenerating English towns, looking at:
- the role of local government and businesses in driving economic growth in the wake of the pandemic
- infrastructure development - priorities at a national, regional, and local level
- the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper - implications and addressing issues for England’s towns
- support - the impact of the Towns Fund and other initiatives intended to help local authorities and England’s towns to recover from the pandemic
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by representatives from the Festival of Chichester.
Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from local authorities and LEPs; infrastructure and housing developers; planning and regeneration lawyers and consultancies; colleges, universities and other training providers; other anchor institutions such as hospitals, museums and heritage sites; retail representatives; business associations, sectoral bodies and individual employers; academics as well as further interested parties, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference