Each year we hold an annual conference in London where key industry professionals come together to tackle the most pressing challenges faced within economic development, with a view to building a more sustainable environment in order to harbour true economic growth. Keynote speakers in recent years have included Lord Heseltine, Sir Vince Cable, Sir John Peace and Will Hutton.
The 2018 Annual Conference will be held on 6th December at BMA House London.
We are delighted to announce the date and venue of our annual conference. This year, our annual conference, which we are planning to be bigger, better and more interactive than ever before, will be held at BMA House, London on 6th December. BMA House is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from both Euston and Kings Cross train stations.
Watch this space for more details on the themes, agenda and speakers.
We are pleased to announce that our annual conference this year will be supported by Regen Events.
On the 23rd November we held our Annual Conference at the ILEC in London and it was another successful event!
On the day we enjoyed speeches from the likes of Matthew Parris, Times Columnist; Sir Edward Lister, Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency and Lord Jim O’Neil, Ex Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and Former Chief Economist of Goldman Sachs. The event was our most interactive to date and we held round table discussions and practical ‘how to’ sessions.
The event was an invaluable opportunity for networking too. Read on for some of the feedback on the day:
“Great chance to catch up with colleagues and compare notes”
“A great opportunity to meet colleagues passionate about economic development”
“Very interesting event – good balance of issues discussed. Engaging format”
“Very useful event with good networking opportunities”
“Some time since I have attended an IED event, now considering joining, so must have triggered a positive response. I enjoyed it, good balance of content and well organised.”
“Excellent, 3rd year running looking forward to next year!”
“Well-grounded wisdom speeches. Excellent focus on the North and that is why more regional events”
“Very insightful and a good range of well-informed speakers, I learnt something new from each one.”
“A timely and welcome authoritative update on current economic growth matters”
Planning has already begun for the IED 2018 calendar of events and conferences and we welcome any feedback, ideas for content and improvements.
Earlier this year in May, the IED also held a North Conference in Manchester. This was a hugely successful event which received very positive feedback from delegates.
“Consistently a great event. Well-managed, knowledgeable speakers and a tremendous opportunity to network with your peer group”
“Relevant and well organised”
“Thought-provoking and interesting. Left with as many answers as new questions”