Expert speakers on...

ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & DECARBONISATION

HOUSING, PLACEMAKING & SOCIAL VALUE

TRANSPORT & CONNECTIVITY

EDUCATION SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT

DIGITAL, DATA & TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS, INNOVATION & INVESTMENT

HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE & WELLBEING

Hosted by Journalist and presenter Helen Fospero, well known for her work with the BBC, GMTV, Daybreak and Lorraine.

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Cllr Nick Forbes CBE, Senior Vice-Chair of the LGA and Leader of Newcastle City Council - Confirmed
Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman, UK Municipal Bond Agency - Confirmed

The UK Municipal Bond Agency will revolutionise how local authorities finance their capital expenditure and enable local government to stand on its own two feet, while not indulging imprudent or excessive borrowing. We’ve clearly heard the feedback from local authorities around the original guarantee structure and have taken steps to implement a revised framework that offers the security and flexibility they need.

Leaders Debate – Digital Health Innovation

The health science economy accounts for £17bn of the region’s output. Under the banner of the Northern Powerhouse, health and social care has been one of the most prevalent themes for the improvement and sustainability of public health in the North. technology will play a vital role in health innovation and improved outcomes.

  • Warren Heppolette, Executive Lead Strategy and System Development, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership - Confirmed 
  • Phil Jennings, Medical Director, NHS Innovation Agency - Confirmed
  • Guy Lucchi, Director of Innovation, Health Innovation Manchester - Confirmed
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Strategic Partner - Welsh Government - Justine Fosh, Chief Executive, The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and Food & Drink Wales Industry Board


Leaders debate - Housing, Placemaking and Social Value

The vast majority of the North is only able to bid for 20% of government housing investment. This means a huge missed opportunity to make smarter investments in northern communities where the economic and social impact will be higher.

  • Nigel Wilson, Vice Chair, Homes for the North – Confirmed
  • Anne Marie Lubanski, Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council - Confirmed
  • Cindy Nadesan, Head of Strategic Accounts, Social Value Portal - Confirmed
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Hannan Sarwar, Councillor, Wilmslow Town Council
Leaders debate sponsored by The Open University


Open Uni Education, Skills and Employment 

The future of the North lies in our own hands, and closing the education and skills gap between the North and London will begin to narrow the productivity gap. Continued prosperity relies on a workforce equipped with a high-quality education and the essential skills to succeed.

  • Richard Crane, Head of Education & Skills, Durham County Council - Confirmed
  • David Willett, Commercial Director, The Open University - Confirmed
  • Annette Bramley, Director, N8 Research - Confirmed
  • Raksha Pattni, Director of School Partnerships (North), Ambition Institute – Confirmed
  • Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education and Public Policy, and Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute at Durham University – Confirmed
  • Vicky Beer, Regional Schools Commissioner, Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Department for Education - Confirmed 
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Edna Robinson, Chairman , Peoples Powerhouse, Big Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust
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Simon Tse, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Commercial Service

 

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Hosted by Journalist and presenter Helen Fospero, well known for her work with the BBC, GMTV, Daybreak and Lorraine.

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Jeremy Crooks, Head of Innovation, The Coal Authority
Kim Smith, Head of Smart Mobility, DG Cities
Leaders debate – Transport and Connectivity

Improving connectivity across our transport system is essential to unlocking economic growth for the region. Improved connectivity, infrastructure and smart technology will help people and freight get to where they need to be and contribute further to the UK economy.

  • Monika Buscher, Director of Research for the Department of Sociology, and Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University. - Confirmed
  • Peter Molyneux, Major Roads Director, Transport for the North - Confirmed 
  • Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North - Confirmed
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Thought Leader Masterclass, sponsored by Schneider Electric

 

Leaders debate - Business, Innovation and Investment

The Northern Powerhouse acts as a magnet for inward investment and is recognised across the world as home to billions of pounds worth of opportunity. International demand for innovative products and services from Northern businesses is booming.

  • Roger Marsh, Chair, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and NP11 – Confirmed
  • Philip Thomas, Head of Northern Powerhouse Policy, BEIS - Confirmed
  • Chris Beck, Director of Business & Skills, Tees Valley Combined Authority - Confirmed
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Thought Leader Masterclass, sponsored by Knowledge Transfer Network

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The Chemical Sector is a key economic contributor in the Northern PowerHouse, accounting for £13.4bn GVA (48% of the total UK sector) and employing close to 30,000 people in highly skilled jobs. But what does the future look like for this sector in a Net Zero world? Sue Dunkerton, Knowledge Transfer Network Director will discuss KTN's role in accelerating innovation in the NPH Chemical Sector, and will be joined on stage by three companies pitching their highly innovative solutions. Will you be their next partner?”

Speakers include:

  • Sue Dunkerton, Director, Knowledge Transfer Network
  • Kevin Chown, COO, Kew Technology
  • Barry Hedley, Chairman, Nova Pangaea Technologies
  • Martin Atkins, CEO, Poseidon Plastics
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Leaders debate - Energy, Infrastructure and Environment

Reaching the target of net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050 is a mammoth task, it's not going to be easy and is predicted to cost around £1tn. The North of England is home to 50% of the UK's nuclear projects and 30% of the UK’s renewable energy, so how as a region can we come together to combat climate change?

  • Dr Tom Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Leeds City Council – Confirmed
  • Philip New, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Systems Catapult - Confirmed 
  • Joe Howe, Executive Director and Professor, Thornton Energy Institute & Chairman, North West Hydrogen Alliance - Confirmed
  • Deborah Trebilco, Director, Community Energy England - Confirmed
Cllr Andrew Western, Leader, Trafford Council and Green City Region lead for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority – Confirmed
Sarah Davies, Northern Powerhouse Strategic Lead, Environment Agency - Confirmed

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