Agenda

This year’s conference is titled ‘The Challenge of Change – economic strategies for a new era’: With output, growth and inclusion varying enormously across the UK, and the gap rising further, it has never been more important to address these inequalities – and to plot a more coherent, inclusive strategy for economic development.

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08.15 – 09.25 Registration & Networking

08.45 – 09.15 Pre-Conference Presentation – ‘Demonstrating the added value of community led approaches’, Social Value Engine
Ivan Annibal, Director, Rose Regeneration
Claire Watts, External Funding & Policy Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

09.25 – 09.35 Chair’s Opening RemarksBev Hurley, Chair, Institute of Economic Development

09.35 – 10.25 Opening Keynote Address – ‘The Challenge of Change’Rt Hon The Lord Kerslake, President, Local Government Association and Chair, The UK2070 Commission/The Centre for Public Scrutiny/Peabody
Chair: Bev Hurley, Chair, Institute of Economic Development

10.25 – 11.15 Keynote Panel Discussion‘The Future of Underperforming Towns’
Sir Howard Bernstein, Strategic Advisor, Deloitte
Prof Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics; Research Director, Centre for Economic Performance; and Director, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
Prof Cathy Parker, Chair, Institute of Place Management.
Chair: Richard Cairns, Director, Institute of Economic Development

11.15 – 11.35 IED Award CeremonyBev Hurley, Chair, Institute of Economic Development and Sir Howard Bernstein, Patron, Institute of Economic Development

Networking Break and Morning Refreshments

NB: all streams are available to all delegates. You may mix Streams A and B. Booking isn’t necessary.

11.55 – 12.35 Stream A
How can economic development improve health and reduce health inequalities?
Dr Yannish Naik, Senior Policy Fellow, Public Health, The Health Foundation
Chair: Gordon Mole, Director, Institute of Economic Development

11.55 – 12.35 Stream B
City & regional development post-Brexit
Prof John Bachtler, Head European Policies Research Centre, Strathclyde University
Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities
Chair: Suzanne Malcolm, Director, Institute of Economic Development

12.35 – 13.15 Stream A
Challenges of Sustainable Growth
Peter Anderberg, Founder & CEO, Nordic Heat – The Heat Academy
Andrew Poulton, Principal Economics Analyst, Pegasus Group
Chair: Nigel Wilcock, Director, Institute of Economic Development

12.35 – 13.15 Stream B
Can inclusivity be achieved while driving productivity?
Steve Coffey, Group CEO, Torus
Duncan Brown, Director of Consulting and Innovation, Emsi UK
Chair: Lawrence Conway, Director, Institute of Economic Development

Networking Lunch & IED AGM

14.10 Stream A
Delivering Local Industrial Strategies
[roundtable]
Chair: Ciaran Gunne-Jones, Senior Director, Head of Economics, Lichfields

14.10 – 14.50 Stream B
How transport infrastructure increases connectivity, supports growth and unlocks sustainable development
Chris Moores, Head of Planning – Crossrail 2, Transport for London
Andy Rumfitt, Director, Economic Development, AECOM
Dave Widger, Regional Director, Economic Development, AECOM
Chair: Mark Lynam, Director, Institute of Economic Development

Networking Break and Afternoon Refreshments

15.05 Keynote Address – ‘Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities’The Baroness Valentine, Chair, Heathrow Southern Rail & Director of Place, Business in the Community. Chair: Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics and Development.

15.30 Closing Keynote Address – ‘How the UK Can Match European Success’ Prof Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford. Chair: Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics and Development

15.50 Chair’s Closing RemarksBev Hurley, Chair, Institute of Economic Development

16.00 Conference Ends