Policy Forum for London

Developing the London Local Industrial Strategy - inclusive growth, innovation and wellbeing

Morning, Thursday, 19th March 2020

Central London


Scheduled to take place following publication of the London Local Industrial Strategy, it will be an opportunity for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss what it will mean for government bodies, communities, and businesses - as well as looking at implementation and what will be needed to achieve the Strategy’s central goal of inclusive growth.

We expect discussion to focus on key issues identified in the interim report commissioned by the GLA - Developing the evidence base for London’s Local Industrial Strategy - including:

  • Sustainable infrastructure;
  • Supporting innovation and the knowledge economy;
  • Inclusive growth and employment; and
  • London’s contribution to the national economy.


There will be keynote contributions from speakers confirmed from the Cities and Local Growth Unit and the Greater London Authority.

Also speaking are: Ralph Bagge, South East England Councils; Richard Brown, Centre for London; Eddie Curzon, CBI; Councillor Joe Dromey, Lewisham Poverty Commission; Professor Gail Findlay, University of East London; Jo Negrini, Croydon Council and Rupert Walker, Network Rail.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Policy Forum for London conference has attracted particularly strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; DCMS; Defra; DfT; DIT; DWP; HMRC; MHCLG and the Office of Rail and Road.

The agenda

  • The London Local Industrial Strategy - priorities for policy, communities, and business;
  • Inclusive growth and healthy environments - delivering low carbon infrastructure, homes, and major regeneration projects;
  • Wellbeing and social challenges throughout London - tackling poverty, inequality, and employment issues;
  • London’s contribution to local economies - enabling economic growth in London to reach neighboring regions and more widely across the UK; and
  • Implementing the Local Industrial Strategy and its place within the government’s wider industrial strategy.

Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from the Greater London Authority

Senior speaker confirmed from the Cities and Local Growth Unit

Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from the Greater London Authority

Senior speaker confirmed from the Cities and Local Growth Unit


Lord Tope

Vice-chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for London and Co-President of London Councils


Ralph Bagge

Deputy Chairman, South East England Councils

Jo Negrini

Chief Executive, Croydon Council

Rupert Walker

Strategy and Planning Director, South, Network Rail

Richard Brown

Research Director, Centre for London

Councillor Joe Dromey

Chair, Lewisham Poverty Commission

Professor Gail Findlay

Director of Health Improvement, Institute for Health and Human Development, University of East London

Eddie Curzon

Regional Director, London and South, CBI