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31st August, 2022

IED annual conference 2022

This year's IED conference “Supporting the Development and Levelling Up of Local Economies” will feature a number of topics and speakers, including an opening keynote speech from Jonathan Werran, Chief Executive, Localis on Levelling Up: what should be top of the new PM's in-tray for ‘Pride in Place’?

The conference agenda has been designed to be interactive with a balance of key note speeches, as well as panel, break-out and round-table sessions and of course, there will be plenty of opportunity to network with your peers.

The full programme will include:

  • Levelling Up: what should be top of the new PM's in-tray for ‘Pride in Place’ Jonathan Werran, Chief Executive, Localis
  • Innovation in the Regeneration of Towns – Panel Discussion. Chaired by Martin George, Deputy Editor, Local Government Chronicle; Mark Gregory, Professor of Business Economics at Staffordshire University; Professor Cathy Parker, Chair, Institute of Place Management MMU
  • Delivering Clean Growth – Interventions Required Locally Robin McAlpine, Common Weal (Break Out Session)
  • Recognising the Impact of Health and Productivity and the Interventions Required Hannah Davies, Head of External and Public Affairs for the Northern Health Science Alliance (Break Out Session kindly sponsored by Pegasus Group)
  • Inequality of Opportunity in Our Communities Andrew Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Cities  (Break Out Session)
  • Place Based Impact Investment Mark Hepworth, Director Research and Policy, The Good Economy  (Break Out Session)
  • Can R & D Help Drive Local Innovation and Change the Trajectory of Failing Places? Professor Richard Jones, Vice President for Regional Innovation and Economic Development, University of Manchester (Round Table Session)
  • How Do Places Re-emerge When Dominant Industries Decline? Julie Gilhespie, Group Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority (Round Table Session)
  • The Support Business Requires to Deliver Healthy and Inclusive Growth Lindsay Judge, Research Director, The Resolution Foundation
  • Making the Case for Greater Infrastructure Delivery Will Gallagher, Strategy Director, East West Railways
  • Opening and Closing Remarks Bev Hurley, Chair IED

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