Actions and Detail Panel
Report launch: The Making of an Industrial Strategy
Wed 22 March 2017, 09:30 – 11:30 GMT
Keynote speech from Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
The government’s ambition to set a new economic direction will be underpinned by a more ambitious and activist industrial strategy than recent administrations have been prepared to adopt. Allied to this new approach is the view that our understanding of economic success must be deeper than measures such as GDP or employment statistics and focus on the local impact. The recent green paper provided the foundations of government’s modern industrial strategy, outlining its ten pillars such as improving infrastructure and skills.
Launching Localis’s report The Making of an Industrial Strategy, Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will deliver a keynote speech on the government’s emerging industrial strategy. The speech will be followed by a panel discussion with the Minister and others debating the actions the government’s industrial strategy should take.
Paul Kirby, Visiting Professor at LSE
Heather Jameson, Editor of the MJ
Liam Booth-Smith, Chief Executive of Localis
Doors open at 9.30am. The event will begin at 10am and run for an hour.