£0 – £540

CBI Conference Series: Economic Growth - The Energy Opportunity

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



The Core - Newcastle Helix

Newcastle upon Tyne


United Kingdom

View Map

Event description


Join senior government representatives as we shine a spotlight on the Northern Powerhouse as it capitalises on leading the UK's efforts to compete in the growing international market for low-carbon technologies.

For one day only - hear from government representatives, industry experts and business leaders from across the UK as we enhance the intelligence and capabilities needed to help your business grow through the energy opportunity.

By attending this event, you will gain insight and a greater understanding of the benefits of:

  • Increasing productivity through investing in infrastructure

  • Capitalising on the ambition and future growth in sustainable energy

  • Developing the supply chain to achieving a net-zero carbon economy

  • Identifying opportunities for new export markets and opportunities

  • Opening opportunities through adopting an innovative culture

  • Investing in the skills to enable the energy transition

Key benefits to attendees:

  • Enjoy unparalleled networking with c.100 senior business leaders

  • Learn from thought leaders on the future growth of the sustainable energy system

  • Be inspired by the businesses innovating new products and services

  • Connect with your peers investing in the skills for tomorrow

  • Be a part of the efforts to put the Northern Powerhouse at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to decarbonise and compete in the growing international market for low-carbon technologies

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (subject to change)

09:15 Registration and refreshments
(Delegates to be seated by 09:50)

10:00 Welcome and Introduction
Presented by Sarah Glendinning, CBI Director, North East

10:05 Prosperity shared, big bold ideas to relaunch the UK
Brexit has drained the oxygen from the UK’s domestic agenda for too long. The challenges the country faces cannot be left to one side any longer, it’s time for a renewed focus on UK growth. The industrial strategy is a step in the right direction providing a clear, consistent vision for where the UK can compete and win but now it’s time to embrace the grand challenges and show how business can deliver prosperity shared.

10:10 Opportunities from the Energy Transition
Presented by sponsor keynote. Followed by Q&A

10:20 Local Perspective on the Northern Powerhouse/ Industrial Strategy


11:00 The need for infrastructure (panel discussion)
Businesses in the Northern Powerhouse have long been aware of the need for improved connectivity and have been clear on the infrastructure priorities within our area. With the region at a critical juncture, the discussion will focus on key questions about the local leadership required to secure improvements in the networks that connect us to each other, the rest of the country and the world.
Includes Q&A.

11:45 Building the supply chain: The need for a cross sector challenge with cross sector support

(panel discussion)
With electric vehicles on track to outpace internal combustion engines in the 2020s, the automotive industry is rethinking the way it runs its global supply chains. This will not only require investing in today’s products but carving out money to develop future of mobility solutions. It is going to be an exciting and challenging time for the industry which will see the creation new partnerships across all sectors of the economy. Includes Q&A.



Attendees have the option to attend two sessions

Skills of the future
The energy transition is changing the world of work by creating the need for new professional figures and offering unprecedented employment opportunities. In the midst of these developments, technological change and automation are reshaping the employment landscape. With a cohort of working adults entering the workforce and those already within it how can your business provide lifelong learning opportunities that will meet the needs of industry?

SMEs: New engines of clean growth
The low carbon economy is growing rapidly presenting opportunities to create new products and services. In the UK, SMEs account for more than 90% of the low carbon sector, driving innovation, growth and job creation. SMEs are therefore critical to, and a key indicator for, the present success and future potential of the low carbon economy. How can policies be created to support the role of small businesses in the transition to a low carbon economy?

Future of Mobility
It is increasingly important the Industrial Strategy delivers its aim for the UK to remain a top destination for investment, innovation and shared prosperity. The Northern Powerhouse has a vast number of opportunities to be a leader in the development and implementation of Future of Mobility. How can we build upon the region’s strengths by creating new industries and transforming existing ones linked to this exciting development?


14.35 Keynote Address, including Q&A:

15:05 Competing to win, the race to net-zero (panel discussion)
In the last year climate change has received unprecedented attention, not least due to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change call for the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees but the UK’s Committee on Climate Change recommendation for a Net- Zero UK by 2050. It is at the heart of the public debate too with protests from school children and Extinction Rebellion sweeping the country. The case for action is overwhelming and with a history of progressive climate change policy how can the UK capitalise on this moment to lead on the global stage?

15:50 Closing remarks
Sarah Glendinning, CBI Regional Director, North East

16:00 CLOSE

Important Ticket Information:
Book now to be at the forefront of the discussion on the future of Energy & Industrial Strategy and the impact on business and society.

There is one complimentary place per Member organisation. You will be charged £350.00 +VAT for ech additional ticket requested thereafter.
Affiliate Members £400 + VAT | Non-Members: £450.00 + VAT per ticket.

Sponsorship opportunities are available (which include comp places to the event):
please contact Roger.Justin@cbi.org.uk.

If you have any questions:

Please contact the Event Manager Roger Justin.

Not a CBI Member:
Why not consider joining? See the benefits of becoming a CBI member here.

Terms and Conditions:
The Terms and Conditions for CBI events are available here.

Committed to protecting your privacy:
We respect your privacy. For more information on how we are committed to protecting your privacy and data, please click here.

Share with friends

Date and Time


The Core - Newcastle Helix

Newcastle upon Tyne


United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved