The Local Economic Growth Conference will provide leading policy and funding updates directed towards driving economic growth within local areas. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to strategise how to drive economic growth across their local area by working in partnership across councils, universities, LEPs and businesses. Additionally, participants will hear from leading case studies implementing proven, successful local growth strategies that have reinvigorated the economy in their region.

Reasons to Attend

insight from leading policymakers on the next steps for driving forward localised economic growth strategies following Brexit

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

the latest accessible funding to drive local economic growth, such as the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

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 all looking to grow their regions together

how technology and digitalisation can be a route towards overcoming barriers to growth

This Conference is specifically designed for Local Authorities and the Higher Education Sector. Typical job titles will include:
  • Future Growth Officers
  • Economic Development Managers
  • Councillors
  • Business Development Directors
  • Heads of Resources
  • Heads of Economic Growth
  • Heads of Industrial Strategy
  • Local Economy Managers
  • 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.