San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Industrial Strength Britain: Policies for Sustainable Growth
21 June 2013, 09:30 - 12:30 | Congress House, London WC1B 3LS
Debate is now raging about the need to rebalance the economy both sectorally and regionally, including calls for an active industrial policy. This event will examine whether there is now a political and social partner consensus on the future of industrial policy. It will also consider best practice from abroad. The Emilia Romagna region of Italy has a long tradition of industrial policy, while Singapore is one of the ‘Tiger’ nations at the heart of the Asian economic boom. Practitioners from both those countries will describe their experience, allowing a discussion of lessons for the UK.
Speakers will include the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills; Patrizio Bianchi, Professor of Economics at the University of Ferrara and a member of the regional government of Emilia Romagna; Professor Mariana Mazzucato from the University of Sussex, Juergen Maier managing director of manufacturing firm Siemens UK and Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary.
For more information please visit http://www.afterausterity.org.uk/?p=798
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Trades Union Congress (TUC)
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is the voice of Britain at work. We represent nearly six million working people in 52 unions across the economy. We campaign for more and better jobs and a better working life for everyone, and we support trade unions to grow and thrive.