Westminster Business Forum

Developing the Liverpool City Region Local Industrial Strategy - transport and housing, support for business, and promoting wellbeing and inclusive growth

TO BE PUBLISHED April 2020


This conference will be an opportunity to assess key elements of the Liverpool City Region Local Industrial Strategy following its expected publication.


Areas for discussion include:


  • Infrastructure development - Transport, housing and the future of major projects;
  • Developing Liverpool’s businesses and their productivity, the region’s skills, and collaboration with the HE sector;
  • Strategies for inclusive growth; and
  • Health and wellbeing, and alleviating poverty across the Liverpool City Region.

There will be a keynote contribution from Aileen Jones, Assistant Director, Policy and Strategic Commissioning, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.


Further confirmed speakers include: Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health, Sefton Council; Elaine Bowker, Principal and Chief Executive, The City of Liverpool College; Peter Carew, Director, Research and Development, Unilever; Margaret Hanson, Chief Executive Officer, Imagine Independence; Dale Milburn, Executive Director, Regeneration and Economic Development, Knowsley Council and Dr Sophie Wickham, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Public Health & Policy, University of Liverpool.


Sessions on the agenda include:


  • The Liverpool City Region Local Industrial Strategy - priorities for supporting communities and business;
  • Next steps for housing, major infrastructure projects and transport;
  • Wellbeing and social challenges throughout Liverpool -  tackling poverty, inequality and poor mental health;
  • Positioning Liverpool at the forefront of R&D;
  • Developing Liverpool’s businesses and their productivity, the region’s skills, and collaboration with the HE sector; and
  • Implementing the Local Industrial Strategy and its place within Government’s wider Industrial Strategy.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Business Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates