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Wednesday 27 Feb 2019

08:00 Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition 

09:00 Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leaders - Confirmed

09:15 Alex Heritage, Chief Executive, NHS Transformation Unit  - Confirmed

09:30 Susan Clews, Chief Executive, ACAS - Confirmed

09:45 Leaders debate - Business Innovation and Investment

  • Marian Sudbury, Director, UK Regions, Department for International Trade - Confirmed
  • Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leaders - Confirmed
  • Colin Bell, Business Growth Director, North East Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed
  • Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR – Confirmed 

10:15 - Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities – Confirmed

10:30 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition 

11:10 Strategic Partner – Dell EMC

Dell

11:25 Leaders Debate – Health, Social Care and Wellbeing in partnership with Virgin Media Business

  • James Sumner, Chief Officer, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – Confirmed
  • Dr Tracey Vell, Associate Lead for Primary and Community Care, Greater Manchester, Health and Social Care Partnership – Confirmed
  • Richard Barker, Regional Director of the North, NHS England - Confirmed
  • Prof Paul Johnstone, Regional Director for the North, Public Heath England - Confirmed

11:55 Thought Leader Masterclasses 

Public Sector PLC

Housing, Infrastructure and Town Centre Regeneration

Learn how Public Sector Plc council partnerships across England are getting more from their land and property assets; retaining ownership, creating new income streams and developing assets to support commercialisation.

 Uber

 12:25 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition 

13:40 Strategic Partner – Sponsor 2 

13:55 Nicola Headlam, Head of Northern Powerhouse at Cities and Local Growth Unit - Confirmed

14:10 Thought Leader Masterclass

14:40 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition 

15:20 Leaders debate - The Peoples Powerhouse - Confirmed

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

15:50 Tracy Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium - Confirmed

16:05 Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership - Confirmed 

16:20 Closing remarks

Northern Powerhouse Business Leaders Networking Dinner - Wednesday 27 Feb 2019

Virgin Media Business

18:30 Networking Drinks Reception

19:30 Leaders of Industry Q&A - Northern Powerhouse Investment & Growth

  • Jim Hubbard, Head of Regional Policy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

  • Martin McTague, Policy and Advocacy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses 

  • Sue Barnard, Senior Manager, North West UK Network, British Business Bank 

  • Stephen Martin, Director General, IoD

20:00 Dinner and Networking

00:00 Carriages

Thursday 28 Feb 2019

08:00 Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition 

09:00 Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council - Confirmed

09:15 Danielle Gillespie, General Manager, Homes England North West - Confirmed

09:30 Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North - Confirmed

09:45 Leaders debate  - Transport and Connectivity

  • Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail, Network Rail - Confirmed
  • Peter Molyneux, Strategic Roads Director, Transport for the North - Confirmed
  • Lorna Pimlott, Director of Sponsorship and Policy, HS2 Ltd – Confirmed
  • Chris Nutton, Major Projects Director, TransPennine Express – Confirmed

10:15 Speaker 3 - Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council - Confirmed

10:30 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition 

11:10 Strategic Partner – Sponsor 1 

11:25 Leaders Debate – The Future of Energy for the Northern Powerhouse

  • Andrew Clark, Energy Programme Lead, North East Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed 
  • Keith Owen, Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy,  Northern Gas Networks – Confirmed
  • Mark Taylor, Deputy Director for Energy Innovation, BEIS - Confirmed

11:55 Thought Leader Masterclass 

12:25 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition 

13:40 Strategic Partner – Sponsor 2 

13:55  Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance - Confirmed 

14:10 Thought Leader Masterclass

14:40 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition 

15:20 Leaders debate - Education, Skills & Employment

  • Gary Wallis-Clarke, Executive Head Teacher, West Jesmond Primary School, National Leader of Education and member of Northern Powerhouse Education and Skills group - Confirmed
  • Craig Ivison, Head of Employment & Skills, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership – Confirmed
  • Sinead O'Sullivan, Director of Delivery, Department for Education - Confirmed
  • Dr Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, University of Salford - Confirmed
  • Shona Duncan, Head of Education and Skills, Tees Valley Mayoral Combined Authority - Confirmed

15:50 Professor Colette Fagan FAcSS, Vice-President for Research, The University of Manchester and N8 Research Partnership - Confirmed

16:05 Speaker TBC

16:20 Closing remarks

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice

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