We look at how Metro Mayors can help cities do business with Mayor Joe Anderson, Michael Parkinson and Ian Stuart from HSBC.
As global ambassadors for their cities, indispensable brokers between local and national government, public and private sectors, metro mayors around the world are the only figures with the mandate and visibility to drive decisions to benefit their entire city-region. Their unique position allows them to play an important role in attracting investment, unblocking bureaucratic conflict and logjams and overcoming NIMBYism in their cities.
In May next year, some of the UK’s largest urban areas – Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, the West Midlands, Sheffield City Region and the Tees Valley with more set to sign up soon – will join London in electing their own, powerful, Metro Mayor. To prepare for this change, Centre for Cities is convening a programme of high-profile city and business leaders, as well as prominent urban thinkers to set out their visions for realising the full potential of urban Britain. Alexandra Jones, chief executive of Centre for Cities, will lead a conversation with Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, Ian Stuart Head of Commercial Banking HSBC UK & Europe and Michael Parkinson Executive Director, Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice. Join the audience to find out more about how these firms and mayors hope to grasp the opportunities of these new mayoralties to help their cities prosper in the 21st century.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson
Alexandra Jones, chief executive of Centre for Cities (chair)
Ian Stuart Head of Commercial Banking HSBC UK & Europe
Michael Parkinson Executive Director, Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice
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