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The Creation of a Northern Economic Powerhouse – One Day Conference

Thursday, 23rd October 2014 @ 0830hrs - 1830hrs

Town Hall, Manchester, M2 5HD United Kingdom

The Creation of a Northern Economic Powerhouse – One Day Conference | Event

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Introduction

We are delighted to announce a one day conference called “The Northern Economic Powerhouse”, to be held at Manchester Town Hall on Thursday 23rd October 2014. On the back of George Osborne’s speech a few weeks ago, regarding the creation of a world beating Northern Economic Powerhouse, and the subsequent issuing of “One North; A Proposition for an Interconnected North” by the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle upon Tyne, we have put together a number of high level, influential and exciting panels to explain and discuss the main elements that will constitute and “Interconnected North”.

The day will be split into 5 sections, based on Rail, Road, Air and Sea connectivity. There will be high level presentations by HS2, Network Rail, The Highways Agency, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle Airports and the Atlantic Gateway and Humber Ports. Each of the presentations will be followed by a high level panel discussion. Companies such as Peel, ASDA, Tatton Estate and many others will be joining the panels.

We have senior representation from the relevant Local Authorities, and are also in discussions with a number of high ranking politicians, to also join us on the day.

The final section of the conference is designed to help create a “lobbying report” on behalf of our property and construction industry to help to ensure that the “One North; A Proposition for an Interconnected North” becomes a reality. We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Deloitte who will be producing the “Lobbying Report”.

I hope you are able to join us for this fantastic day and learn about where the opportunities for future work may come from, and also to play your part in helping these visions become a reality.


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Event                                         Programme                Breakfast                Lunch

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Programme

0830-0930hrs – Registration, Breakfast & Networking


0930-1000hrsJon Lamonte Resized

An Interconnected North

An introduction to the aims and objectives of “An Interconnected North”

Jon Lamonte; Chief Executive, TfGM


1000-1115hrs – Session 1

Rail Interconnectivity

A discussion about how Network Rail and HS2 can improve rail connectivity throughout the North.  HS2 and Network Rail will present their plans before a panel discussion.

Chairman

 

Steve Waltho Resized

 

 

Steve Waltho; Director, Turner & Townsend

 

Panel:

Ian Jordan Resized

 

 

Ian Jordan; Phase Two Director, HS2

Jo Kaye Resized

 

 

Jo Kaye; Strategy & Planning Director, Network Rail

 

Mike Blackburn Resized

 

 

Mike Blackburn; Chairman, Manchester LEP

Darryl Stephenson Resized

 

 

 

Darryl Stephenson; Chief Executive, Hull City Council

Ben-Still Resized

 

 

Ben Still; Chief Executive, Sheffield City Region


1115-1130hrs – Coffee Break


1130-1245 – Session 2

Road Interconnectivity

A discussion about how The Highways Agency can improve road connectivity throughout the North.  The Highways Agency will present their plans before a panel discussion.

Chairman:

Greg Hartshorn Resized

 

 

Greg Hartshorn; Transport Policy & Strategic Advisor, Atkins

Panel:

Alan Shepherd Resized

 

 

 

Alan Shepherd; Divisional Director for Network Delivery, Highways Agency

Ian Stansfield Resized

 

 

Ian Stansfield; Vice President, Asda Logistics Services

James Lewis Resized

 

 

Cllr James Lewis; Transport Lead, Leeds City Council

 

Paul Turner

 

 

Paul Turner; Commercial Director, First Group


1245-1330hrs – Lunch


1330-1445hrs – Session 3

Air Connectivity

A discussion about how the regions airports can improve connectivity throughout the North.  The regions three main airports will present their development plans before a panel discussion.

Chairman:

Gerry Sex Resized

 

 

 

Gerry Sex; Commercial Director, Sweett Group

Panel:

Graeme Mason

 

 

 

Graeme Mason; Corporate Affairs Director, Newcastle Airport

Tim Hawkins Resized

 

 

 

Tim Hawkins; Corporate Affairs Director, MAG

James Heather Resized

 

 

 

James Heather; Partner, Argent

Peter Nears Resized

 

 

Peter Nears; Director of Strategy, Peel Holdings


1445-1500hrs – Coffee Break


1500-1615 – Session 4

Sea Connectivity

A discussion about how the regions sea ports can improve connectivity throughout the North.  The North’s two main sea ports will present their development plans before a panel discussion.

Chairman:

 

Don Lamont Resized

 

 

Don Lamont; Maritime & Ports Group Leader, River & Coastal, Atkins

 

Panel:

James Leeson Resized

 

 

 

James Leeson; Head of Commercial Humber, ABP Ports

Stephen Carr Resized

 

 

 

Stephen Carr; Head of Commercial Strategy, Peel Ports

Carmell Booth Resized

 

 

Carmel Booth; Interim Executive Director, Atlantic Gateway

Walter Menzies Resized

 

 

 

Walter Menzies; Waterway Partnership Chairman, Canal and River Trust

Phil Davies Resized

 

 

 

Cllr Phil Davies; Chair Merseyside Combined Authority


1615-1630hrs – Coffee Break


1630-1730hrs

Event Summary & Lobbying Points Discussion

This is your chance to get involved with the final discussions and help to create a “lobbying report” on behalf of our property and construction industry to help to ensure that the “One North; A Proposition for an Interconnected North” becomes a reality.

Chairman:

Simon Bedford Resized

 

 

 

Simon Bedford; Partner, Deloitte Real Estate

Panel:

Jon Lamonte; Chief Executive, TfGM

Cllr James Lewis; Transport Lead, Leeds City Council

Cllr Phil Davies, Chair Merseyside Combined Authority

Ben Still; Chief Executive, Sheffield City Region

Darryl Stephenson; Chief Executive, Hull City Council


1730-1830hrs – Drinks & Networking


1830-2200hrs – National Sponsor’s Dinner (INVITE ONLY)


The Creation of a Northern Economic Powerhouse – One Day Conference | Details

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Date:
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Time:
0830hrs - 1830hrs
Cost:
£200

Venue

Town Hall, Manchester
M2 5HD United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/townhall/

Organiser

Unnamed Organizer
Website:
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/townhall/

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