A strong centre for a thriving city

Alexander Jan, Non-Executive Chair at Midtown BID speaks with Amy Till, Programme Director at NLA about the ongoing debate surrounding the future of city centres post-pandemic and what policies should be put in place to guarantee the best outcomes for economic centres across London.

London: Driving Growth

What approaches and strategies are being applied at a local level to facilitate partnerships and investment? What is the role of the private sector in unlocking potential and supporting sustainable growth? What are the priorities for the year ahead? How can we define and measure the value of new developments, socially as well as economically? Our speakers respond to the London-wide picture set out in NLA’s Opportunity London Report, which provides an overview of key growth strategies.

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Scotland: Enabling a Green Future

In this session, Katrine Feldinger, Deputy Director of the recently constituted Scottish National Investment Bank, gives an opening briefing to share Scotland’s economic growth strategy, its ambitious plans in the drive to net zero and how Scottish Government, cities and regional stakeholders are enabling a transformational investment agenda in the lead up to Cop26. The panel discuss and take questions on how investment and real estate sectors are responding.

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Birmingham: ‘Future Proofing’ the Big City

This session focusses on Birmingham’s Future City Plan that sets out strategies and directions of development in the city for the next 10 years. The next decade will see the arrival of High Speed Two in the city centre, the hosting of the Commonwealth Games and the delivery of major new mixed use and commercial schemes. We also discuss the role of growth and knowledge intensive industries in driving city growth and how this can be fostered by the public sector. In association with Birmingham City Council.

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West Midlands: Developing in Partnership

What does the region need to continue to attract new sources of capital and new occupiers? How do we best articulate our competitiveness and sector strengths in a time of unprecedented change? These are some of the questions asked as the West Midlands Combined Authority defines its strategies for growth in partnership with the private sector through public sector. In association with West Midlands Growth Company.

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Manchester: People, Place, Prosperity

Join Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council and Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester along with key private sector partners to discuss why Manchester has both the foundations and building blocks to re-establish its previous momentum as the UK’s premier growth city. The economic interruption of the pandemic has not diminished the city’s aspirations for a more inclusive and greener economy. Manchester is ready and able to play a leading role in the agenda to ‘level up’ the country’s economy. In association with Marketing Manchester & Manchester City Council.

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Opportunity London

As we look ahead to 2021, there is a clear focus from public sector leaders on economic recovery strategies a both a London-wide and local level. Our panel discuss the findings from NLA’s Opportunity London report, which provides and overview of the key growth strategies across the London Boroughs. We examine the challenges that lie ahead for public and private sectors and highlight key opportunities to facilitate investment.

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State of the Market

This session kicks off the London Real Estate Forum Investment Summit, bringing together leading industry economists to review the state of the market and the year ahead. Our speakers discuss the current global and regional conditions, big-picture trends, key policy changes and opportunities for growth across different sectors.

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