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West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference

September 18 @ 0745hrs - 1645hrs

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Event

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The Second West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference takes place on September 18th in Leeds and like last year will be a day of discussion and opportunity with the region’s business and public-sector leaders coming together to discuss the key business themes and opportunities for growth. Building on last year’s event and the devolutionary advances that have been made over the last 12 months this conference will showcase the region’s potential and allow you to hear from those businesses that are operating successfully within the current economic climate.

Conference Highlights

  • Contribute to the conversation on regional economic growth
  • Engage in one to one discussions with West Yorkshire’s business leaders
  • Do more business and make deals on the day, expand into new sectors
  • Gain insights from public sector and Blue Chip company leaders
  • Network with the best and remove the usual barriers to meeting premium clients, VIPs and brands
  • Increase your understanding of the West Yorkshire business landscape
  • Raise your profile and enhance your brand; be seen at this year’s must-attend event

Yorkshire has a total population of over 5.3 million people, larger than the population of Scotland.  It is the largest county in the UK, spanning 2.9 million acres, larger than Greater London. It is split geographically and West Yorkshire is comprised of; Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale, York & Kirklees.

SPONSORSHIP

Be at the forefront of the regional discussion with our sponsorship opportunities. View them HERE.

SPEAKERS

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 regions development.
To view the list of all the confirmed speakers for the conference click HERE.

PROGRAMME

View the full conference programme and agenda HERE.

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Programme

0745 – 0830 Breakfast & Registration  
0830 – 0930 Session 1 Keynote Speakers
  Keynote 1 The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport*
  Keynote 2 Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader, West Yorkshire Combined Authority*
  Keynote 3 Roger Marsh, Chair, Leeds City Region LEP*
  Keynote 4 Corporate Partner
0930 – 1000 Coffee Break  
1000 – 1100 Session 2: Industrial Strategy Chair: TBC
  How do we build a Britain that is fit for the future?How do we utilise new technologies to ensure that we capitalise on the opportunities before us?  Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council*
  Ben Still, Chief Executive, West Yorkshire Combined Authority*
  Tom Bloxham, Chair, Urban Splash*
Peter Box, Leader, Wakefield Council*
ANOther TBC
ANOther TBC
1100 – 1145 Coffee Break  
1110 – 1140 Workshop 1 Land Aid
1145 – 1230 Session 3: Skills Chair: TBC
  How do we develop the skills needed to grow the economy?
What new skills do we need?
Tim Swift, Leader, Calderdale Council*
Richard Thomas, Provost of Higher Education, Bradford College*
Nasser Malik, Chairman, Yorkshire Enterprise Network*
Richard Flint, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Water*
Prof. Susan Lea, Vice Chancellor, University of Hull*
ANOther TBC
1230 – 1315 Lunch  
1240 – 1310 Workshop 2 Corporate Sponsor
1315 – 1400 Session 4: Housing Chair: Pegasus TBC
  How do we deliver the housing requirements?How do we free up more land for housing?
Peter Hindley, Chief Executive, Keepmoat Housing*
Mary Parsons, Group Director, Places for People*
David Anderson, Managing Director, Henry Boot Developments*
Martin Farrington, Director of Planning, Leeds City Council*
ANOther TBC
ANOther TBC
1400 – 1445 Coffee Break  
1410 – 1440 Workshop 3 TBC
1445 – 1530 Session 5: Infrastructure Chair: TBC
  What is the Transport strategy?
How can we become more energy efficient?
How can transport deliver economic growth?
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader, Bradford City Council*
  Annette Pass, Head of Innovation, Highways England*
  Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director, Network Rail*
    Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North*
  Linda Pollard, Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust*
David Horne, Managing Director, Virgin Trains East Coast*
1530 – 1545 Coffee  
1545 – 1630  Session 6: Economy Chair: TBC
  How do we deliver the Strategic Economic plan and grow the economy? David Sheard, Leader, Kirklees Council*
  Roger Burnley, Chief Executive, Asda*
  David Laws, Chief Executive, Leeds Bradford Airport CONFIRMED
Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax Bank & Regional Ambassador, Yorkshire, Lloyds Bank CONFIRMED
Mary Weastell, Chief Executive, City of York Council*
Angus Kinnear, Managing Director, Leeds United Football Club*
1630 – 1645 Conference Summary; Phil Laycock
 

 

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Exhibition

Why Exhibit?

  • Meet around 300 delegates face to face
  • Be part of the biggest business event in Yorkshire
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Show your support to the Combined Authority and the LEP

Floorplan

Download the floorplan here.

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West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Sponsors

Why Sponsor:

  • Receive high level brand awareness for your company
  • Be associated as a thought leader within West Yorkshire
  • Develop growth opportunities for your business
  • Be recognized as a leader in your profession in West Yorkshire
  • Show your support to the Combined Authority and the LEP

Corporate Partner

The Conference will include the name of the Corporate Partner in the title of the event – i.e. The West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference in association with xxxx

Also Includes:

Prime branding for the whole conference

Option to do a Keynote speech.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

15 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost; £10,000 plus VAT

Conference Session Partner (4 available)

We will have a difference conference session sponsor for each of the five conference sessions

Includes:

Positioned as “Conference Partner” in all branding.

Option to participate on one panel

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

Additional 2 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.

10 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £7,500 plus VAT

 

Conference Session 4 Sponsor; Housing

Conference Associate (10 available)

Includes:

Positioned as “Conference Associate” in all branding.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

10 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost £5,000 plus VAT

Bronze Programme Sponsor (1 available)

Includes:

Prime branding on the cover of the conference programme

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

10 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One full page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £5,000 plus VAT

Bronze Breakfast Sponsor (1 available)

Includes:

Prime branding in this physical space; for the duration of the breakfast – three pull-up stands in Breakfast Area.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

5 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One half page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £2,500 plus VAT

Bronze Lunch Sponsor (1 available)

Includes:

Prime branding in this physical space; for the duration of lunch – three pull-up stands in Lunch Area.

Stand space in the Exhibition area.

5 Delegate passes for the conference.

Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.

Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.

One half page advert in conference programme.

Access to photographs and video of the event.

Cost: £2,500 plus VAT

Smart Cities Energy Partner

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Front and Back Covers (2 available)

One full page colour advert on either the front or back inside cover of the programme.

Cost: £1,000 plus VAT

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Double Page A5 x 2 (25 available)

One double page colour advert in the programme.

Cost: £750 plus VAT

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Full Page A5 (25 available)

One full page colour advert in the programme.

Cost: £500 plus VAT

West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference | Details

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
0745hrs - 1645hrs
Cost:
£60 - £150
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Venue

New Dock, Leeds

Tickets

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All Other Ticket - West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference 2018£150.00

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Public Sector Cost - West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference 2018£125.00

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Under 25's Ticket - West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference 2018£60.00

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Phone our team on: 0113 397 0865