Realising Regional Growth: What next for West Yorkshire?

Join us for the second in our series of regional events exploring what the Levelling Up programme means in reality for local economic growth around the country, this time focusing on West Yorkshire.

Event starts at 12pm - 4.30pm on 9 June 2022 at Royal Armouries, Leeds

Join us for ‘Realising Regional Growth: What next for West Yorkshire?’ at Leeds’ Royal Armouries– the second in a new series of regional events exploring what the Levelling Up programme means in reality for local economic growth around the country.

Keynote speakers:

  • Lord Sainsbury of Turville, former Minister for Science and Innovation
  • Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire
  • Sinéad Rocks, Managing Director for Nations and Regions, Channel 4

Panel speakers:

  • Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford
  • Andrew Greenwood, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Leeds Building Society
  • James Mason, Chief Executive, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Zandra Moore, CEO and co-founder, Panintelligence

More speakers to be announced.

The half-day conference will bring together national and regional politicians, academics and business leaders to discuss how West Yorkshire can build on existing strengths, as well as developing new ones, in order to harness opportunities presented by the Levelling Up agenda, and maximise growth not just across the region, but across the whole UK.

The recently published Levelling Up White Paper sets out the Government’s ambition for all places to achieve their productivity potential, supporting economic growth and improvements in living standards across the UK. But what does this mean in practice for West Yorkshire’s cities, whose success are critical to a more prosperous region and country? Will a renewed focus on supporting innovation, research and development in the city region drive growth and prosperity for local people? And what future devolution deals should the city region be seeking, if it is to have the powers and funding to realise its full economic potential?

The event is free to attend, but places are limited, so please register using the link below.

Centre for Cities Covid-19 Commitment

‘Lets work together and protect everyone’

We cannot wait to welcome you to Realising Regional Growth UK – our series of events taking place over the coming months in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham exploring what the Levelling Up programme means in reality for local economic growth around the country

The safety of all our attendees, partners, contractors and staff is our highest priority and as such we work very closely with all chosen venues who have created controlled, safe and clean environments in accordance with government guidance around the management of Covid-19

We will be adopting a common-sense approach to ensure that you attend our events with confidence

‘What does this mean?’

We are not currently imposing any specific requirements and regulations.  We are however operating in accordance with all government guidelines and those of any venues being used to host Centre for Cities events.  All attendees will be advised of any venue specific requirements.

‘Our safe event measures ‘

Whilst face masks are no longer mandatory, attendees are encouraged to take personal responsibility and to wear a face covering in areas that may be crowded – this is a personal choice and we are mindful and respectful of this.  Please be mindful and respectful of those around you and of any venue specific requirements

Masks will be available for those wishing to wear them

All attendees will be asked to print their badges at home in order to streamline the arrivals and registration process

There will be frequent and thorough cleaning of all public areas, touch points and toilet facilities around the venue

Many venue staff will still be wearing face coverings and various areas may still have protective screening in use

Venues are advised to keep spaces well ventilated – this may mean that venues are colder than would normally be expected – please bear this in mind (you might need an extra layer!)

Hand sanitiser and/or hand washing facilities will be provided throughout the venue

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