The Convention of the North with NP11

The Convention of the North with NP11

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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna Way


S60 1FD

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The Convention of the North with NP11 - a major event supported by Government to shape and set out the North’s vision and priorities.

About this event

The Convention of the North and the NP11 group of Local Enterprise Partnership (LEPs), with support from Government, will bring together the North’s political, business, community and academic leaders, along with young people’s groups around a common agenda for the future of the North, representing 16 million people.

Hosted on the day by broadcaster Steph McGovern, this will be the largest ever event of its kind a working convention to debate policy and together we can make a powerful, unified case to the new Prime Minister and Government for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse, putting it at the top of the economic agenda, so that it can fulfil its potentially transformational role in the future of the UK.

As well as bringing together influential bodies such as the N8 research partnership, the People’s Powerhouse, Northern Power Women and, leading think-tanks such as IPPR North and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, and young people from across the North to set out their vision for the North’s future, and how current leaders need to work together to achieve it.


Attendees will hear from exciting speakers, such as:

  • Mayors and Leaders representing the North’s towns, cities, and communities, including host Steph McGovern
  • Mayor Dan Jarvis and Chair of the Convention Cllr Nick Forbes
  • Northern Powerhouse Minister the Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, along with other senior Ministers from across Government
  • Strategic Northern partner organisations
  • Leading businesses figures including NP11 Chair Roger Marsh OBE and LEP Chairs from across the North

Policy Workshops

When booking all delegates are invited to select either The Big Melt - a combined tour and pyrotechnic show of Magna's steel furnaces or a policy workshop on Building a Successful North.

Six parallel workshop style sessions will run on the themes of:

This is a major opportunity for the North and with your help will be a real success.

We will be providing updated speaker and session information here, on the event website, at Convention of The North authority websites, and the NP11 website.

See here for directions and travel options to Magna