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BExA Annual Lunch – 10th October 2017
Mansion House, City of London
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NEXT STEPS FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, LOCAL DEVOLUTION DEALS AND THE ROLE OF MAYORS
Thursday, 22nd June 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Guest of Honour: Tom Walker, Director, Cities & Local Growth Unit
With the Government’s Industrial Strategy outlining commitments to drive economic growth across the country, this seminar will be an opportunity to consider next steps for regional development and local devolution deals.
Attendees will discuss the accountability of mayors for local growth funding and expanding local infrastructure projects, with seven combined authorities in Liverpool, Manchester, Peterborough & Cambridgeshire, Sheffield, Tees Valley, West of England and West Midlands due to elect metro mayors in May 2017.
Further planned sessions focus on how best to support the retention and development of a highly skilled workforce, the developing role of Enterprise Zones in attracting investment, and challenges facing devolution after exiting the EU, including funding for regional projects beyond 2020.
TRANSPORT IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND: infrastructure, economic growth and devolution
Morning, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 – Central Manchester
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Please note that this seminar will take place in Central Manchester.
Transport in Northern England will be discussed at this conference. It will be a timely opportunity to discuss the way forward for devolved transport powers, with Transport for the North (TfN) expected this year to become England’s first sub-national transport body, contributing increased guidance on policy formation and investment based around local requirements. In light of the Budget announcement of £90m towards northern transport projects, discussion is expected on the allocation and delivery of funding to improve transport infrastructure.
Delegates will discuss how best to ensure that this new structure can enable the development of strategies that can help improve the transport network in the short and long-term, in addition to possible implications for economic development across the North of England. There will also be an assessment of the ways local government and franchises can contribute to a more comprehensive and integrated network, including the use of smart technology.
In light of the recent independent International Connectivity Report commissioned by TfN, delegates will evaluate prospects for integrated transport infrastructure that can significantly improve Northern England’s access to markets both domestically and internationally. Sessions also discuss the research, planning and investment requirements for facilitating appropriate and cost-effective connectivity across the region.
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