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 The Northern Powerhouse has the 10th largest economy in Europe

EvoNorth, organised by Northern Powerhouse Partner Cognitive Publishing is not just another bums-on-seats conference – the north doesn’t want one of those. It’s an immersive series of lively and engaging Q&As, roundtable discussions, workshops and exhibitions, with plenty of calls to action. 

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EvoNorth is bringing the leaders together from across the region responsible for shaping, building and delivering a Northern Powerhouse for the people creating employment, improved public services and economic growth to rival that of Asia. Over the 2-day event, we will be discussing:

- Devolution
- Transport and Connectivity

- Business, Innovation and Investment
- Health, Social Care and Wellbeing
- Housing, Placemaking and Social Value
- Energy, Infrastructure and Environment

- Science and Technology
- Education, Skills and Employment

Talk to the team about attending, exhibiting and other profile enhancing opportunities including speaking from the main plenary, or running a masterclass at this groundbreaking event on 0161 833 6320, submit an enquiry or send an email.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Nicola Headlam, Head of Northern Powerhouse at Cities and Local Growth Unit - Confirmed

  • Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership – Confirmed

  • Cllr Michael Mordey,  Deputy Leader, Sunderland City Council - Confirmed

  • Cllr Judith Blake CBE, Leader of Leeds City Council – Confirmed

  • Edna Robinson, Chair of the Big Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust and The People’s Powerhouse – Confirmed

  • Shona Duncan, Head of Education and Skills, Tees Valley Mayoral Combined Authority – Confirmed

  • Chris Nutton, Major Projects Director, TransPennine Express – Confirmed

  • Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance - Confirmed

  • Professor Chris Taylor OBE,FREng Associate Vice President, Digital Futures- Confirmed

  • Lorna Pimlott, Director of Sponsorship and Policy, HS2 Ltd – Confirmed

  • Craig Ivison, Head of Employment & Skills, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed

  • Keith Owen, Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy Northern Gas Networks  - Confirmed

  • Susan Clews, Chief Executive, ACAS - Confirmed

  • Natalie Bain, Deputy Director, Northern Powerhouse Lead, Department for International Trade - Confirmed

  • Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector, Virgin Media Business - Confirmed

  • Gary Wallis-Clarke Executive Head Teacher, West Jesmond Primary School, National Leader of Education and member of Northern Powerhouse Education and Skills group- Confirmed

  • Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team – Confirmed

  • Colin Bell, Business Growth Director, North East Local Enterprise Partnership - Confirmed

  • Tracy Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium – Confirmed

  • Alex Heritage, Chief Executive, NHS Transformation Unit - Confirmed

  • Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail, Network Rail – Confirmed

  • Peter Molyneux, Major Roads Director , Transport for the North - Confirmed

  • Dr Tracey Vell MBE, Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care, Greater Manchester, Health and Social Care Partnership - Confirmed

  • James Sumner, Chief Officer, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – Confirmed

  • Andrew Clark, Energy Programme Lead, North East Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed

  • Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities – Confirmed

  • Dr Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, University of Salford - Confirmed

  • Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR – Confirmed

  • Prof Paul Johnstone, Regional Director for the North, Public Heath England - Confirmed

  • Steve Modric, Head of Strategy, Homes England North West - Confirmed 

  • Mark Taylor, Deputy Director for Energy Innovation, BEIS - Confirmed

  • Sinead O'Sullivan, Director of Delivery, Department for Education - Confirmed

  • Joe Howe, Executive Director and Professor, Thornton Energy Research Institute - Confirmed

  • Edna Robinson, Chairman, People's Powerhouse (also Chairman Big Life Group and Trafford Housing Trust) – Confirmed

  • Chris Marsh, Programme Lead Public Service Reform, Doncaster Council – Confirmed

  • Tracy Fishwick, Managing Director, Transform Lives Company – Confirmed

  • Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, CLES – Confirmed

  • Keith Smith, Business Development Manager, Virgin Media

  • Adam Cunnington, CEO, Public Sector Plc 

  • James Kelly, Head of Cities, North of England, Uber 

  • Richard Rawcliffe, Vice President UK Public Sector, DELL EMC 

Talk to the team about attending, exhibiting and other profile enhancing opportunities speaking from the main plenary, or running a masterclass at this groundbreaking event on 0161 833 6320submit an enquiry or send an email. 

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