ADEPT Autumn Conference
Date(s) - 22nd Nov 2018
Time - Thursday: 9.30am to 5.30pm; Friday: 9.00am to 1.00pm
The 2017 successful conference focused on ADEPTâ€™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.
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 Governmentâ€™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
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