Conference Agenda

An engaging full day conference designed to encourage networking, spirited debate and information sharing.

Timings and content themes subject to change.

Conference Welcome

9.30am
Welcome to Sheffield from Dan Jarvis, Mayor of Sheffield City Region

Keynote Speaker

9.40am
Keynote from George Osborne, Editor in Chief of the Evening Standard, Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Education & Skills

9.50am
Levelling up, closing the gap and ensuring communities are set up to thrive in the future 

Keynote & panel discussion
Sponsored by Sellafield

Break

10:40am
20 minutes

Morning Breakout Sessions

11.00am
Delegates can choose to attend one of the following sessions

The importance of a culture strategy 

Reinvigorating our cities and towns in the post COVID world – how do we create a shared recovery in the North? sponsored by Arcadis 

Creating a Health agenda for the North sponsored by Northern Health Science Alliance 

Connecting people, connecting business

11.45am
The future and economic effects of travel

Keynote speaker and panel discussion 
sponsored by Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Lunch Break & Networking

12.30pm
35 minutes 

Keynote address

1.05pm
Keynote address from Rt Hon. Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Small Businesses

1.10pm
Small businesses are the backbone of the Northern Powerhouse – how can we support them as they recover from the impact of Covid19 and thrive in the future?

Keynote speaker and panel discussion
Sponsored by Virgin Money UK

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

1.55pm
Delegates can choose to attend one of the following sessions

Digital infrastructure development to allow businesses to compete in the new commercial environment sponsored by TalkTalk

Energy, Sustainable infrastructure – the regeneration opportunity sponsored by Radioactive Waste Management 

Manufacturing innovation in the North: powering a green recovery sponsored by The University of Sheffield, AMRC

Break

2.35pm
15 minutes

Keynote

2.50pm
Keynote address from Grant Shapps

Voice of Northern Leaders

3.10pm
Nick Forbes and Judith Blake discuss the immediate impact of Covid19 and longer term priorities for cities

Closing Remarks

3.45pm
Henri Murison, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Event Close

4.00pm

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