Agenda - Understanding Growth in Different Types of Regions

 

Understanding Growth in Different Types of Regions

 

 DAY 1: Monday, 26 March 2012

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP I: NON CITY BASED ECONOMIC STRATEGIES

 

Non city-based economic strategies: Promoting Growth in All Regions demonstrates that there is potential to generate sustainable economic growth in all regions through the successful mobilisation of local assets. In this session, economic leaders from two non-city based areas within the North of England talked about their approaches to the economic development of their territories.

Chair:

Richard Wakeford, Chair, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Rural Areas

Panellists

Rachel Ford, Economic Strategy and Intelligence Manager, Tees Valley Unlimited, United Kingdom
Roger Turner, Director, Advocates for Rural Enterprise, United Kingdom

16:30-18:30

WORKSHOP II: COORDINATING ECONOMIC ASSETS FOR GROWTH

 

Co-ordinating economic assets for growth: Many places in the North of England have common industrial and cultural histories and share strategic linkages and assets ranging from key transport infrastructure and supply chains through to natural assets and resources. The Northern Economic Futures Commission brings together leaders from across the North who are working together to prepare a long term strategy for the North and this session explored the emerging rationale and evidence base underpinning this approach.

Chair:

Richard Baker, Director, RBLS Consulting, United Kingdom

Panellists:

Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North, and Northern Economic Futures Commission Deputy Chair, United Kingdom
Andrew Sugden, Policy Director, North East Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom
Rhiannon Bearne, Group Assistant Director, The Cyrenians, Northern Economic Futures Commissioner, United Kingdom

   

DAY 2: Tuesday, 27 March 2012

9:00-11:30

SESSION I: PROMOTING GROWTH IN ALL TYPES OF REGIONS: KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Chair:

Michael Parkinson, Director, European Institute for Urban Affairs, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Welcome:

Joyce McCarty, Councillor, Deputy Leader of Newcastle City Council

Keynote Speaker:

Enrique Garcilazo, Head, Rural and Regional Programme, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Panellists:

Lewis Dijkstra, Deputy Head, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

Pavel Novotny, Senior Officer, Department of Regional Policy and Development, Ministry for Regional Development, Czech Republic

 

Parallel sessions

 MECHANISMS FOR PROMOTING GROWTH

11:50-13:00

SESSION II: HUMAN CAPITAL AND INNOVATION

SESSION III: INTEGRATING LOCAL LABOUR MARKETS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Chair:

Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Andy Pike, Professor, Local and Regional Development, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker:

Philip McCann, Chair, Economic Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, The University of Groningen, Netherlands

Ugo Fratesi, Associate Professor, Regional Economics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Panellists:

Marius Monen, Project Manager, E-portfolio Project Let’s Connect, Brain Port Development, Netherlands

María José Rodríguez Carbajal, Head of Department, European Affairs, Principality of Asturias Government, Spain

 

Monika Matusiak, Assistant Professor, Department of Spatial and Environmental Economics, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland

Andrew Lewis, Director of Policy, Strategy and Communications, Newcastle City Council, United Kingdom

 PROMOTING GROWTH: DIFFERENT STRATEGIES AND EXPERIENCES

14:00-15:15

SESSION IV: DEVELOPING A GOOD BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

SESSION V: ENCOURAGING STRONG LOCAL CO-ORDINATION AND LEADERSHIP TO IMPACT GROWTH

Chair:

Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

Andy Pike, Professor, Local and Regional Development, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker:

Miroslaw Grochowski, University of Warsaw, Poland

Andrés Rodríguez Pose, Professor, London School of Economics

Panellists:

Reiner Kneifel-Haverkamp, Head, EU- Funds Coordination, Brandenburg Ministry of Economics and European Affairs, Germany

Peter Dupej, State Adviser General, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovak Republic

 

Neil Mclean, Chair, Leeds City Regions Local Enterprise Partnership, United Kingdom

John Holden, Deputy Director, New Economy Manchester, United Kingdom

 

Plenary session

15:45-17:45

SESSION VI: POLICY IMPLICATIONS: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

Chair:

Michael Parkinson, Director, European Institute for Urban Affairs, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Panellists:

Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Head, Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

 

Andy Pike, Professor, Local and Regional Development, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

 

Philip McCann, Chair, Economic Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, The University of Groningen, Netherlands

 

Richard Wakeford, Chair, OECD Working Party on Rural Areas