West Midlands Forum for Growth

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Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 - 08:00 to 17:45

West Midlands Forum for Growth


Movers & Shakers


The Vox Conference Centre
Resorts World, Birmingham B40 1PU
United Kingdom

What is the West Midlands Forum for Growth?

Building on the 2016 & 2017 Forums [see feedback] the theme for 2018 will be ‘The UK’s New Growth Capital’. This one-day event brings together Public and Private Sector leaders to engage and debate the key issues in growing the West Midlands economy. The conference will be an exciting mix of keynotes, panel sessions, presentations and breakout sessions; designed to explore the growth opportunities, to showcase major game-changing projects, innovation and technology; featuring the next generation of talent and enterprise and focusing on housing and inward investment across the West Midlands. This is a “once in a generation” time for the West Midlands - the epicentre for strong economic growth in the UK and is the fastest growing economy of a UK City region outside of London. With Coventry as the UK’s City of Culture in 2021 and Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022; the 3rd WMFFG is timely, and is a must-attend event for those interested in understanding the opportunities in the West Midlands region. Our 2018 conference programme promises energy and interaction; with an audience of key players - large corporates to SMEs and public sector attendees.

Theme for 2018:

“The UK’s New Growth Capital” Building on the 2016 & 2017 Forums [see feedback] the theme for 2018 will be ‘The UK’s New Growth Capital’. The conference will explore the progress made by the WMCA in its first two years and the challenges of achieving its growth strategy. With the recent big wins of the Commonwealth Games and the City of Culture we will consider how the Region can capitalise on these opportunities, creating a landscape for growth. How It will attract investment, develop cutting edge technologies, generate jobs, build world-class developments and shape urban environments to achieve places which are inclusive and attractive to live and work. We will also focus on the next generation and why education and skills development are fundamentals to driving success and will showcase major projects with an investment value of circa. £10bn. The West Midlands Combined Authority has an economy worth circa. 85bn of GVA; and in one of the fastest growing economies in the UK outside London. Its plan is to unlock £8bn of investment packages and offers enormous potential as a growth platform for the UK economy and provides a massive opportunity to investors, developers and the construction industry. Click for more information on conference content.

Who Should Attend?

  • Organisations and individuals involved in or interested in the developing West Midlands / Midlands economy
  • Private Sector: Investors, Funds, Banks, Development, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Property Lawyers, Property Surveyors, Advisors, Consultants and Contractors
  • Public Sector: Government, Local Authorities, Constituent Authorities, Non Constituent Authorities, LEPs. Public Bodies and Associations

Why Attend?

A one-day event that will deliver on multiple levels:

  • Be informed; understand the scale and extent of the opportunities in the West Midlands
  • Listen and learn; from Public (Central and Regional Government) and Private Sector Leaders
  • Gain valuable insights into the vision and ambitions of the West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Network with the key players and stakeholders in the West Midlands / Midlands economy

Pricing & How to Book:

  M&S Member Rate & Loyalty Rate (Public Sector and Charities: Non-Member Rate:

2018 Early Bird Pricing
(Expires Friday 27th July 2018)

£175 + VAT = £210 £200 + VAT = £240
Full Rate: £200 + VAT = £240  £225 + VAT = £270


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