Birmingham Economic Review 2016 Launch
- Room 103 University House
- Tuesday 1 November 2016 (07:00-09:30)
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce have been working with City-REDI to produce an in-depth analysis of the Birmingham Economy. Bringing together a wide array of stakeholders to launch the report and spark a vital discussion on what makes Birmingham unique, this event will consider how we can come together to overcome the obstacles which hold our City back.
Birmingham is an incredibly important economic hub not only for the West Midlands but for the UK. In the wake of elevated uncertainty following the Brexit vote, we believe that now is an important moment to take stock of the challenges and opportunities which face our City. By doing this, we hope to encourage informed discussion from stakeholders across the City about how to tackle the key issues and begin to define our own future.
This event will bring together a wide array of stakeholders to launch the report and spark a vital discussion on what makes Birmingham unique and how we can come together to overcome the obstacles which hold our City back.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts and key stakeholders as they discuss:
- Birmingham’s Economic Geography
- Birmingham’s Workforce and Skills
- Birmingham’s Business and Enterprise Opportunities
7:00 – 7:30 – Networking and Breakfast
7:30 – 7:40 – Welcome and Introduction
7:40 – 7:50 – City-REDI Introduction and Report Outline – Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Regional Economic Engagement and Director, City-REDI, University of Birmingham
7:50 – 8:00 – Presentation on Birmingham’s Spatial Economy – National Express
8:00 – 8:10 – Presentation on Birmingham’s Workforce & Skills – Rebecca Riley, City-REDI, University of Birmingham
8:10 – 8:20 – Presentation on Birmingham’s Enterprise and Business Opportunities – Cliff Dennett, Innovation Birmingham
8:20 – 8:40 – Panel discussion
8:40 – 8:55 – Q&A session
8:55 – 9:00 – Closing remarks
9:00 – 9:30 – Networking
Breakfast and refreshments will be available before the event.