Conference on Midlands development

By John Corser | Business Events | Published:

The Midlands Development Conference is taking place at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on May 23.

Leading business and public sector figures will be attending the conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking.

More than 30 speakers will discuss and present plans for the future of the region.

The day-long event from 8am to 5pm will cover a collaborative approach to economic growth with the aim of ensuring positive regeneration and development within the region.

Jonathan Bretherton, managing director of the Urban Growth Company in Solihull, said: “There is a real sense that this is the Midlands’ time to shine and our plans for The Hub in Solihull really epitomise that opportunity and positivity. We’re talking about the creation of a new, sustainable, urban quarter, supporting thousands of jobs and new homes, underpinned by unrivalled infrastructure and transport connectivity. Partnership working is key to delivering this and that’s why we’re pleased to be a part of this conference, alongside like-minded organisations with an aligned vision for what our region can achieve.”

Keith Griffiths, managing director of Built Environment Networking, said: ‘’Civic and business leaders in the region have an evident ambition to deliver an unprecedented level of economic growth in the Midlands, and the next five years will set the foundations for that. It’s an incredibly exciting period for the region with the arrival of HS2 and the focus on connecting regional towns and cities to be an enabler to larger opportunities. This conference will be central to understanding the barriers to growth, whilst ensuring alignment and collaboration in the industry to boost jobs, skills, growth and regeneration across the whole region.’’

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By John Corser
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