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How HS2 will stimulate private sector investment and regeneration

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Leeds College of Music

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High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Annual Conference: How HS2 will stimulate private sector investment and regeneration

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders’ third annual conference will take place in Leeds, an area that the HS2 network will help realise its ambition for good growth.

Through a programme of keynote addresses and panel discussions, this free conference will focus on businesses investing in regional growth as a result of the improved infrastructure in the areas along the route and beyond, creating new opportunities in jobs and skills. It will also demonstrate the far-reaching benefits of high speed rail and its role in securing the future of rail travel in the UK, with a particular focus on Northern Powerhouse Rail.

The event will be chaired by former ITV Economics Editor Daisy McAndrew, and joining us will be key policy makers and senior industry and local authority figures from across the UK.


Confirmed speakers and panellists include:

  • Nus Ghani MP, HS2 Minister, Department for Transport
  • Mark Thurston, Chief Executive, HS2 Ltd
  • Daisy McAndrew, former ITV Economics Editor
  • Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council
  • Paul Griffiths, Phase 2b Director, HS2 Ltd
  • Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College of High Speed Rail

Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.


The agenda, subject to change, is as below. Additional speakers will be confirmed in due course.

09.30 Registration and informal networking

09.50 Chair’s welcome

  • Steph McGovern, BBC

10.00 Keynote address

  • Nus Ghani MP, HS2 Minister, Department for Transport

10.30 Speech from High Speed Rail Industry Leaders

10.40 Panel discussion and Q&A - Making the most of high speed rail: how high speed rail can transform cities and catalyse regeneration

  • Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council
  • Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive HS1
  • Will McWilliams, Head of Government & Infrastructure Advisory, Grant Thornton


11.30 Coffee break

11.45 Keynote address

  • Mark Thurston, Chief Executive at HS2 Ltd

12.20 Lunch and networking

13.10 Pecha Kucha session

  • Young Rail Professions and Colas Graduates

14.10 In Conversation

14.45 Panel discussion and Q&A - How HS2 will integrate with Northern Powerhouse Rail

  • Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North
  • Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council Leader
  • Paul Griffiths, Phase 2b Director, HS2 Ltd

15.35 Keynote Address

16.00 Closing remarks

16.15 Networking and drinks reception

18.00 Event closes

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