This conference will provide attendees the opportunity to strategise how to drive economic growth across localised northern areas and deliver economic growth strategies tailored to the needs of your region. Delegates will be able to strategise economic policy, investment and jobs at the local level, building on the range of policies from across government directed towards this area. Further, participants will hear from leading case studies implementing proven, successful local growth strategies to reinvigorate their region.

Reasons to Attend

with leading policymakers the next steps for driving forward localised northern economic growth strategies following Brexit

the role of local authorities, universities and LEPs in the north in strategising local growth strategies

the latest accessible funding to drive local economic growth

insight into what could work for your region by building on regional strengths and assets

how to overcome a variety of local restraints on growth

how to generate investment and employment opportunities in your local area

and collaborate with institutions from a variety of sectors across northern regions all looking to grow their regions together

with delegates across a range of sectors looking to collaborate on regional growth projects

This Conference is specifically designed for Local Authorities and the Higher Education Sector. Typical job titles will include:


  • Economic Development Managers
  • Councillors
  • Business Development Directors
  • Heads of Resources
  • Heads of Economic Growth
  • Heads of Industrial Strategy
  • Local Economy Managers
  • Future Growth Officers
  • Finance Officers
  • Regeneration Managers
  • Transformation Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Heads of Knowledge Exchange
  • Directors of Employer Partnerships
  • Heads of Strategic Programmes

*This Conference is also open to the wider public and private sectors to encourage networking and debate.