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State of the Economy Conference 2018, Derby

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9 November, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 16 November, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

| £25.00

Bringing together business leaders from across the East Midlands, this is the only conference that focuses on the economic performance and prospects for the region.

A series of keynote speakers and expert panels will examine the latest research and projections for the regional and national economy in the run-up to the UK leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019.

With strong regional performance continuing to take place against a backdrop of Brexit negotiations and political instability, this event will consider how to enhance the competitiveness of East Midlands businesses, and the political and economic levers that can be used to support them.

This conference seeks to send Westminster some compelling messages about infrastructure, business support and Brexit priorities on behalf of the regional business community in order to sustain the region’s long-term economic vitality.

Why Should I attend?

  • Understand the strategic vision for the East Midlands
  • Hear from leading economic analysts, political representatives, prominent regional business-leaders
  • Gain an insight into the challenges the region’s economy faces post-Brexit
  • An opportunity to influence, and convey compelling messages from business to key decision-makers


1pm Welcome
Ian Morgan – Chairman, Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Scott Knowles – Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber  (Derbyshire,   Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
1.10pm UK Economic Landscape

Rosie Smith, East Midlands Agent, Bank of England

1.25pm Economic Prognosis / Harnessing the Region’s Potential
Speaker to be announced shortly
1.40pm The Significance of Connectivity in a Modern Global Economy
Chris Hayton – Head of External Affairs, East Midlands Airport
1.50pm Panel Discussion 1:
A Vision for Delivering Growth in Uncertain Times
David Williams – Chairman, Geldards
Paul Harris – Director of Economic Development, Rolls-Royce
Susan Hallam MBE – CEO, Hallam Internet
Kevin Harris – Partner, RSM and Chair of LLEP
2.10pm Break
2.25pm The View from Westminster
Robert Jenrick MP (Newark) Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
2.40pm A Vision for the East Midlands in a post-Brexit UK
Adam Marshall, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce
3.10pm Panel Discussion 2:
Business Versatility: Accommodating Brexit and Volatile Operating   Conditions
Nadeem Raza – Managing Director, Microlise
Byron Dixon OBE – CEO, Micro-Fresh
Mark Deakin – Regional Director, Turner & Townsend
4pm Concluding Remarks and Close
Chris Hobson – Director of Policy and External Affairs, East   Midlands Chamber



Please book your place here.


9 November, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
16 November, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


East Midlands Chamber


Derbyshire County Cricket Club
The 3aaa Pavilion, Derbyshire County Cricket Club The 3aaa County Ground Nottingham Road
Derby, DE21 6DA United Kingdom
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