New Statesman Northern Powerhouse Conference 2019

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New Statesman Northern Powerhouse Conference 2019

Wednesday 27th February 2019 - 9am-5pm - Park Plaza Leeds

Join us to explore the key themes of devolution, investment in northern business and infrastructure, transport, education, health, productivity and the rebalancing of the economy, with leading political and business figures and advocates of the Northern Powerhouse strategy.

The event will host parliamentarians and local government leaders to explore themes and policy areas related to the Northern Powerhouse project through panels, live interviews, speeches and debates. From devolution, infrastructure, metro mayors and the skills challenge, to exploiting the region’s cultural capital and encouraging inward investment, this Spotlight conference will offer a day of insight, bringing together stakeholders and decision-makers from across the public and private sectors to discuss the future of the North.

Speakers

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

Lord Kenneth Baker, Chair, Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse

Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Paul Dennett, Mayor of Salford

Caroline Flint MP, Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Northern Powerhouse

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council

Lisa Nandy MP, Member of Parliament for Wigan

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region

Lord Peter Smith, Portfolio Lead, Health and Social Care, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University

Christine Bellamy, Head of Product, BBC Education

Jon Bernstein, Former Deputy Editor, New Statesman

Hazel Blears, former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Anoosh Chakelian, Senior Writer, New Statesman

Will Dunn, Special Projects Editor, New Statesman

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director, NOCN

Jim Hubbard, Head of Regional policy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Jo Lappin, Chief Executive, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the NP11 and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Paul Nash, Past President and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Building

Steve Naylor, Chair, National College for Nuclear (NCfN)

Rashik Parmar, Technical Executive, Europe, IBM

Jamie Reed, Head of Corporate Affairs, Sellafield Ltd; former Member of Parliament for Copeland

Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director of Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), University of Manchester

Iain Wood, Director of Corporate Affairs & Regulation, TalkTalk

Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)


Programme*

8am

Registration and networking

* * *

9am

Opening and keynote speeches and presentations from:

Caroline Flint MP

Cllr Judith Blake

Jake Berry MP

* * *

9:45am

Business presentation - sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Building

Paul Nash, Past President and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Building

* * *

10am

Business Sustainability through Training and Education - Panel discussion - sponsored by Sellafield

Jon Bernstein (Chair), Former Deputy Editor, New Statesman

Lord Kenneth Baker, Chair, Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Hazel Blears, former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Jamie Reed, Head of Corporate Affairs, Sellafield Ltd; former Member of Parliament for Copeland

Jo Lappin, Chief Executive, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership

Steve Naylor, Chair, National College for Nuclear (NCfN)

* * *

10:50am

Tea, coffee & refreshments

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11:20am

Health for Wealth: A Healthier North for Improved Productivity - Panel discussion - sponsored by the Northern Health Science Alliance

Jon Bernstein (Chair), Former Deputy Editor, New Statesman

Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, University of Newcastle

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the NP11 and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Northern Health Science Alliance

Lord Peter Smith, Portfolio Lead, Health and Social Care, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

* * *

12:05pm

Interview with Joe Anderson and Sir Richard Leese - Civic Leadership and the Northern Powerhouse

Anoosh Chakelian (Chair), Senior Writer, New Statesman

* * *

12:40pm

Lunch and networking

* * *

13:30pm

The 21st Century Economy: Building a Digital North - Panel discussion - sponsored by TalkTalk

Anoosh Chakelian (Chair), Senior Writer, New Statesman

Lisa Nandy MP, Member of Parliament for Wigan

Christine Bellamy, Head of Product, BBC Education

Paul Dennett, Mayor of Salford

Iain Wood, Director of Corporate Affairs & Regulation, TalkTalk

* * *

2:15pm

Presentation from Will Dunn, editor of Spotlight

* * *

2:30pm

Interview with Andy Burnham

Will Dunn (Chair), editor of Spotlight

* * *

3:00pm

Tea, coffee & refreshments

* * *

3:15pm

Business presentation - sponsored by the University of Manchester

Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director of Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), University of Manchester

* * *

3:30pm

Speech by Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region

* * *

4:00pm

The Skills Gap, Productivity and the Northern Powerhouse - Panel discussion - sponsored by NOCN

Jon Bernstein (Chair), Former Deputy Editor, New Statesman

Jim Hubbard, Head of Regional policy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Anna Round, Senior Research Felow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Rashik Parmar, Technical Executive, Europe, IBM

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director, NOCN

* * *

4:45pm

Closing keynote address and drinks reception

* * *

*Subject to change - keep checking back for more detailed programme updates

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

Lord Kenneth Baker, Chair, Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse

Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Paul Dennett, Mayor of Salford

Caroline Flint MP, Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Northern Powerhouse

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council

Lisa Nandy MP, Member of Parliament for Wigan

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region

Lord Peter Smith, Portfolio Lead, Health and Social Care, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University

Christine Bellamy, Head of Product, BBC Education

Jon Bernstein, Former Deputy Editor, New Statesman

Hazel Blears, former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Anoosh Chakelian, Senior Writer, New Statesman

Will Dunn, Special Projects Editor, New Statesman

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director, NOCN

Jim Hubbard, Head of Regional policy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Jo Lappin, Chief Executive, Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the NP11 and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Paul Nash, Past President and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Building

Steve Naylor, Chair, National College for Nuclear

Rashik Parmar, Technical Executive, Europe, IBM

Jamie Reed, Head of Development and Community Relations, Sellafield Ltd; former Member of Parliament for Copeland

Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director of Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), University of Manchester

Iain Wood, Director of Corporate Affairs & Regulation, TalkTalk

Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)


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