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Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference 2018
Thursday, 21st June 2018 @ 0745hrs - 1645hrs
Doubletree Hilton, MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes, Stadium Way, MK1 1ST
Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Event
The Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference in association with Bouygues Energies & Services will be a day of discussion and opportunity with the region’s business and public sector leaders coming together to discuss and debate the key business themes and opportunities for growth.
The corridor represents a phenomenal opportunity for economic growth and will build on the work that has been undertaken by the National Infrastructure Commission and Economic Heartland and showcase and develop the opportunities that are being created by the proposed road and rail links that will link the two cities and unite the cities and towns between them. The long awaited East West transport links will not only improve connectivity and communication but it will provide the infrastructure to drive economic development and growth.
- England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance is providing a single, joined up voice to Government on all the infrastructure needs, from roads and rail to broadband and utilities.
- The National Infrastructure Commission believes the area could support a further 700,000 jobs by 2050, increasing GVA by £163bn
- A population of over 3.5 million and over 175,000 business together generate around £92.5 billion GVA. We have a 21st century economy, particularly rich in high value engineering, science, technology and research and most of these firms are small or medium sized enterprise with many based in rural or semi-rural areas
This event is supported by The National Infrastructure Commission and England’s Economic heartland and will attract in excess of 450 people that are all keen to explore the business opportunities that this corridor presents.
The conference will hear keynotes from public and private sector leaders before panel discussions take place to focus on the key areas and topics on the corridor development. We’re delighted to have the support of the National Infrastructure Commission, England’s Economic Heartland, regional authorities and more.
To view the list of all the confirmed speakers for the conference click HERE.
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The conference will include various networking periods, keynotes from influential business leaders, panel discussions on the key topics the ensure opportunities are highlighted and various workshops. We’ll be looking at:
- Industrial Strategy – how do we build a Britain that is fit for the future, and how do we utilise new technologies to ensure that we capitalise on the opportunities the ARC Corridor will bring?
- Skills – how do we develop the skills for the future to ensure the economy can grow, and what skills are they?
- Housing – how do we deliver housing targets and free up more space?
- Infrastructure – what is the transport strategy and how do we develop it to drive economic growth whilst becoming more energy efficient?
- Economy – how will we deliver the Strategic Economic Plan and grow the economy around the corridor through the improved connectivity?
View the full programme and conference agenda HERE.
Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Programme
|0745 – 0830||Breakfast & Registration|
|0830 – 0930||Session 1 Keynote Speakers|
|Welcome by Phil Laycock & Hannah O’Neill, Deputy Leader, Milton Keynes Council|
Professor Sadie Morgan, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission CONFIRMED
Martin Tett, Leader, Buckinghamshire County Council & Chairman, England’s Economic Heartland CONFIRMED
Iain Stewart MP, Milton Keynes South & Oxford-MK-Cambridge Corridor All-Party Parliamentary Group CONFIRMED
Matt Fitzpatrick, Sales Director, Bouygues Energies & Services Corporate Partner CONFIRMED
|0930 – 1000||Coffee Break|
|1000 – 1100||Session 2: Industrial Strategy|
|Chair: Helen Wylde, Chief Engagement Officer, Transport Systems Catapult|
|Jonathan Nunn, Leader, Northampton Borough Council CONFIRMED|
|Roz Bird, Commercial Director, Silverstone Park & Chair of the Silverstone Technology Cluster CONFIRMED|
|Gordon Mitchell, Chief Executive, Oxford City Council CONFIRMED|
|Sue Halliwell, Director for Planning & Place, Oxfordshire County Council CONFIRMED|
|James Jamieson, Leader, Central Bedfordshire Council CONFIRMED|
|1100 – 1145||Coffee Break|
|1110 – 1140||Workshop 1 Land Aid|
|1145 – 1230||Session 3: Skills|
|Chair: Janet Miller, Chief Executive Officer, MOLA|
|Professor Rebecca Bunting, Vice Chancellor, Buckinghamshire New University & Chair, Bucks Skills Hub CONFIRMED|
|Dr Julie Mills, Principal & Chief Executive, Milton Keynes College CONFIRMED|
|Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive & Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University CONFIRMED|
|Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive, OXLEP CONFIRMED|
|Jo Lancaster, Managing Director, Huntingdonshire District Council CONFIRMED|
|1230 – 1315||Lunch|
|1315 – 1400||Session 4: Housing|
|Chair: Julia Foster, Managing Partner, David Lock Associates|
|Mary Parsons, Group Director, Places for People CONFIRMED|
|Richard Harrington, Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP CONFIRMED|
|Adrian Brown, Managing Director, Berkeley Strategic CONFIRMED|
|Paul Kitson, General Manager, South East, Homes England CONFIRMED|
|Harvey Griffiths, Chief Executive, Housing Infrastructure Fund CONFIRMED|
|1400 – 1445||Coffee Break|
|1410 – 1440||Workshop 2 Martin Tugwell, Economic Heartland|
|1445 – 1530||Session 5: Infrastructure|
|Chair: Clare Wildfire, Projects Director, Mott MacDonald|
|Laura Church, Luton Airport & Luton Borough Council CONFIRMED|
|Paul Burrows, Flood & Coastal Risk Manager for East Anglia Area, Environment Agency CONFIRMED|
|Satish Luhar, Joint Author, Oxford MK Cambs Corridor Report, National Infrastructure Commission CONFIRMED|
|Sheryl French, Programme Director, Mobilising Local Energy Investment, Cambridge County Council CONFIRMED|
|Duncan Sharkey, Corporate Director for Place, Milton Keynes Council CONFIRMED|
|1530 – 1545||Coffee|
|1545 – 1630||Session 6: Inclusive Economic Growth|
|Chair: Phil Laycock, Director, Built Environment Networking|
|Eman Martin-Vignerte, Director, Robert Bosch CONFIRMED|
|John Cove, Director, MK Dons & Chair, MK Dons Sport & Education Trust, MK Dons CONFIRMED|
|Naisha Polaine, Deputy Director of Projects – Regeneration & Infrastructure, Department for International Trade CONFIRMED|
|Jason Longhurst, Chairman, UK Business Council for Sustainable Development (UK BCSD) CONFIRMED|
|Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive, SEMLEP CONFIRMED|
|1630 – 1645||Conference Summary – Phil Laycock|
Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference 2018 | Exhibition
Meet around 300 delegates face to face
Be part of the biggest business event in Oxford & Cambridge
Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
Show your support to the Combined Authority and the LEP
A 3m2 space costs £1,500 plus VAT
The exhibition area is a space only due to the venue logistics.
Four delegate passes are included with each stand
We have a limited amount of stand space available at this event – so please book early to avoid disappointment.