ADEPT Autumn Conference


Date(s) - 22nd Nov 2018
Time - Thursday: 9.30am to 5.30pm; Friday: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Event Details

The 2017 successful conference focused on ADEPT’s core purpose: being first for place and fit for the future, examining what the future holds and our role as place shapers.  The 2018 conference looked at how we actually create those places by delivering sustainable growth for thriving communities, striking a balance between our future facing role as place shapers and our delivery role as place directors.

As place directors, LEPs, Combined Authorities and as commercial partners, we are all united in creating thriving communities. We all have a role in delivering place-based services, enabling and delivering sustainable economic growth, housing and critical infrastructure across the UK.

This year’s conference brought in speakers, partners and delegates from across the country, to examine how we deliver on that role, together.

  • Building, Business & Brexit: A snapshot view of the UK from three very different perspectives: examining the role of engineers in delivering growth from the ICE, to the future for UK trade from the private sector, via the Government’s latest views on Brexit from DExEU.
  • People, Planning & Place: Homes England on delivering new homes in the right place at the right cost; a persepctive from the planning profession and a case study of building new communities from scratch.
  • Directors' Dragon's Den: A special plenary with start-ups making their pitches.        
  • Local Solutions to a Dynamic National Economy: A LEP Network led session on the changing role of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
  • Delivering Successful Sustainable Infrastructure: How infrastructure shapes future growth with sessions on a resilient integrated road network, the future of High Speed Rail (HS2) and role of water and other utilities         
  • Workshops: The workshops covered a range of future facing and practical issues including: 50/50 LeadersNetwork, Smart Places, Skills for Growth, the Circular Economy, and the Future Highways Research Club.
The promotional flyer for the event is available to download HERE and the programme can be viewed HERE.


All refreshments provided at the venue

Venue Address

Radisson Blu Manchester Airport
Chicago Avenue
M90 3RA

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