The New Statesman’s annual Regional Development Conference is a day of fascinating insights and discussions centred around the most pressing questions for the future of the levelling up strategy and local growth. Join us on Thursday 12th May 2022 in Birmingham (Hilton Birmingham Metropole, B40 1PP), home of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to hear insights from leaders in policymaking and industry on what’s next for regional development.
With the establishment of the new Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the levelling up agenda is truly at the heart of UK policymaking. Through panels, live interviews, speeches and debates, leading parliamentarians, local government representatives and industry figures will explore policy areas ranging from social mobility and skills challenges to local government, transport and investment.
Past speakers have included Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Jake Berry MP, Lord Heseltine, Andy Burnham, Lisa Nandy MP, Lord Bethell, Gillian Keegan MP and Lou Cordwell OBE among others. We welcomed over 200 influential guests at our previous conferences and are expecting a similarly strong caliber of guests and speakers in 2022.
- What does levelling up mean for local government and devolution?
- How can levelling up tackle inequalities?
- What is the role of regional transport in the levelling up agenda?
- How can the energy industry create jobs and promote regional growth?
- Solving the productivity problem: regional growth and jobs.
This event is complimentary for practitioners working in regional and national development. Service providers will be subject to a charge, and you will be contacted by a member of our sales team in due course.
Regional Development in the Age of Levelling up 2021 attendees included
This is a CPD certified event, allowing you to earn CPD points if you attend. CPD is the holistic commitment of professionals towards enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers.