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24th October, 2019

Centre for Progressive Policy Inclusive Growth Conference 2019

Levers for change: delivering inclusive growth. Speakers include Jo Swinson MP, Stephanie Flanders and Lord O'Neill. The conference will take place on 26th November 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm, at the IET London,

Centre for Progressive Policy Inclusive Growth Conference 2019

Inclusive growth is one of the most pressing challenges facing advanced economies, where stagnant real wages are squeezing living standards and wealth is increasingly concentrated. Attempts to serve those ‘left behind’ continue to be in the shadow of Brexit negotiations. Living standards and improvements in life expectancy are stagnating, suggesting that the delivery of inclusive growth at a country, company and community level is more pressing than ever.

The conference will take place at the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET London) located in London's Strand, a key site for progressive technological advancement since its foundation in 1871. We will be joined by international, national and local leading thinkers, academics and practitioners alongside charity, business and think tank leaders as well as policy makers and key politicians. From keynote talks, discussions & debates to ideas pitching sessions, there will be a wide range of formats throughout the day. Topics covered will include the role of finance, health, business in society, housing and place-based skills in driving forward inclusive growth.

Key questions will include:

  • How can we hardwire shared prosperity into the DNA of economic and social policymaking, creating a basis for renewed political legitimacy?
  • What collective action can be taken to pursue our shared challenges of inclusion across advanced economies?
  • Which countries and communities are leading the change and what can we learn from them?
  • What needs to be delivered in key areas such as skills, social care and public health and what is the role of business in society?

The conference is FREE to attend.  Click here for more information, including the full speaker line-up, and to book your place.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director for Policy & Research, Learning and Work Institute
  • Neil Carberry, Chief Executive, Recruitment and Employment Confederation
  • John Cope, CBI, Head of Education & Skills
  • Shirley Cramer, CEO, Royal Society for Public Health
  • Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation
  • Stephanie Flanders, Head of Bloomberg Economics & former chair of the Inclusive Growth Commission
  • Caroline Freund, Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness at the World Bank
  • Sue Garrad, Sustainability Expert and former EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever
  • William 'Lez' Henry, Professor of Criminology and Sociology, University of West London
  • Bruce Katz, Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University in Philadelphia
  • Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of Peabody
  • Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
  • Kirsti Lord, Deputy Chief Executive, Member Services, Association of Colleges
  • Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon
  • Petra Meier, Professor of Public Health, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
  • Sasha Morgan, Director, Social Mobility Commission
  • Lord Jim O’Neill, Chair of Chatham House and Vice-chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
  • Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Oxford University.
  • Kevin Rowan, Head of Organisation and Services Department, TUC
  • Jo Swinson MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire.
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