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EvoNorth is an exclusive event committed to driving forward the devolution agenda in the north. Existing and future devolution of power will give the north the autonomy it needs to deliver improved public services, enhance health and wellbeing, and make significant improvements to infrastructure – thus galvanising the regions that help make the UK the top investment destination in Europe.

Over the next four years, the Northern Powerhouse will spend £150bn on healthcare, £45bn on schools and education, and £13bn on transport with further investment planned totalling £70bn, laying down solid foundations for the northern economy and generating prosperity for generations to come. 

EvoNorth brings together leaders from across the region to discuss, debate and collaborate on a wide range of topics such as connectivity and transport; science, skills and innovation; health and social care; quality of life; investment; centres of excellence and diversity equality and inclusion.

Speakers lined up for the event include; 

  • Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leaders - Confirmed
  • Alex Heritage, Chief Executive, NHS Transformation Unit  - Confirmed
  • Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority - Invited
  • Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE, Executive Nurse Director & Deputy Chief Executive, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust - Invited
  • Edna Robinson, Chair of the Big Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust and The People’s Powerhouse - Confirmed
  • Jake Berry, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth - Invited
  • Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council - Invited
  • Tracy Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium - Confirmed
  • Jo Miller, Chief Executive, Doncaster Council - Invited
  • Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council - Invited
  • Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE, Chief Executive, Oldham Council - Invited
  • Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North - Confirmed
  • Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council - Invited
  • Simone Roche MBE, CEO & Founder of Northern Power Women – Invited
  • Dr Tracey Vell, Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care, Greater Manchester, Health and Social Care Partnership - Invited
  • Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council - Confirmed
  • Marian Sudbury, Director, Exports and Investment, Northern Powerhouse, Department for International Trade - Invited
  • Peter Molyneux, Strategic Roads Director, Transport for the North - Confirmed
  • Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and of the newly formed NP11 Board - Invited
  • Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership - Confirmed
  • Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail, Network Rail - Confirmed

Discussing topics from across these key focuses;

  • Transport and Connectivity
  • Business, Innovation and Investment 
  • Science and Technology
  • Housing and Infrastructure
  • Education, Skills and Employment 
  • Health, Social Care and Wellbeing 

EvoNorth 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.

To sponsor or attend EvoNorth, submit an information request hereemail the team or call 0161 833 6320.


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