Policy Forum for London

Next steps for growth in the Thames Estuary: infrastructure, delivery and developing key sectors

July 2018

With the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission expected to publish its final report, this seminar was a timely opportunity to discuss plans aimed at unlocking economic growth in North Kent, South Essex and East London.

It brought together policymakers with senior representatives from local authorities, infrastructure developers, businesses and their advisors, skills providers, universities and other key stakeholders to consider next steps for implementing the Commission’s report.

Delegates assessed priorities for creating internationally-competitive centres of excellence that build on the region’s strengths in areas such as ports and logistics - as well as the opportunities for spreading growth across the South East, and for creating the skills base to underpin this growth.

Further sessions focused on priorities for creating a world-class hub for the creative industries and implementing the vision for the Thames Estuary Production Corridor, and next steps for developing the housing and infrastructure needed to support organisations based in the Thames Estuary and the wider community - including the future for Crossrail and the Lower Thames River Crossing, with a statutory consultation expected to begin in the summer.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for London 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


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

Delegate Pack

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


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates