GBSLEP Annual Conference – September 2018 (free to attend)

Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s regional economy has thrived over the past year. The area has cemented its position as the leading core city region for economic growth. Thousands of private sector jobs are being created, major infrastructure projects are underway and new educational and training centres have been opened.
 
To hear about how we can all build on the region’s recent successes to create a stronger economy for all – from Cannock Chase to Redditch, Wyre Forest to Birmingham, Tamworth to Solihull – make sure you attend the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) fifth Annual Conference on the 26th September at The REP in central Birmingham.
 
At this pivotal point for our city region, the conference will provide an update on current economic issues, review what has been achieved during the last year, and consider what the future holds for the LEP and the region overall.
 
The agenda will feature esteemed speakers from Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s high growth sectors: Creative Industries; Business, Financial & Professional Services; Life Sciences; Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Technologies. Each speaker will provide an insight into the future of their industries, and what we must invest in as a region to continue to grow our vibrant economy. The speakers line-up is as follows:
 
Tim Pile: Chair of GBSLEP
Andy Street: Mayor of the West Midlands
Steven Knight: Creator and Executive Producer of Peaky Blinders
Anita Bhalla: Chair of Performances Birmingham plc
Matthew Rhodes: Chair of Energy Capital
Katie Trout: Director of GBSLEP
Michael Mychajluk: Purchasing Manager at Jaguar Land Rover
Carmen Watson: Managing Director of Pertemps, recently named IoD West Midlands Director of the Year
Ken Garner, CEO of Dignio Ltd
 
The event will also highlight a range of projects that GBSLEP has supported – from assisting and advising local high growth businesses, to funding major regeneration schemes, and providing education providers with new spaces and equipment.
 
You will be able to ask questions of GBSLEP’s Chair, Tim Pile, meet the wider LEP Board and executive, and network with other senior stakeholders from across the region.
 
It is a free event for the private, public and third sectors. To register please visit the event webpage: https://gbslep-conference.co.uk.