Published: 26th Nov 2019

Don’t miss out – hear Lord Robert Kerslake at the major UK economic development and regeneration event of the year: the Institute of Economic Development’s (IEDs) 2019 Annual Conference!

President of the Local Government Association, Chair of the UK 2070 Commission and former head of the UK Civil Service, Lord Kerslake will give the conference’s keynote address.

Join us on December 4 to also hear Baroness Valentine, Sir Howard Bernstein, Professors John Bachtler, Danny Dorling, Henry Overman and Cathy Parker, Steve Coffey, Paul Swinney and other prominent expert speakers address ‘ The Challenge of Change ‘.

This central London 1-day event will bring together some 200 sector leaders and senior professionals to explore key topics under this theme, including:

  • Growth vs sustainability
  • Inclusive growth – how to create opportunities for all?
  • International trade and investment
  • Local Industrial Strategies / Transport – grand schemes or more regional connections?
  • Wellness and place

The conference will feature stimulating plenary addresses and panels, and practical break-out sessions.

The streamed break-out programme will again include an interactive roundtable discussion with peers – a highly popular element of last year’s conference.

This year’s event again takes place at the prestigious BMA House in central London. This first-class venue is ideally situated within walking distance of both Euston and King’s Cross stations.

Our sponsors and partners for the event include Lichfields, Pegasus Group, Warwick Economics & Development, AECOM, Emsi, Grant Thornton, Signed-up Skills, the Social Value Engine, the BID Foundation, the Health Foundation, the Institute of Place Management, the LEP Network, Local Government Chronicle and NewStart​​.

The IED is the UK’s leading independent professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners working for local and regional communities.

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