The Greater London Authority have thrown their weight behind the Capital West London Growth Summit, with three Deputy Mayors spearheading an exciting line-up of speakers.
Hundreds of West London’s key stakeholders will gather at The Drum at Wembley, on October 30 for the agenda-setting conference.
The inaugural Growth Summit will hear a wide range of debate on topics affecting the future of the area.
The Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration & Skills, Jules Pipe will kick off the day with a key-note speech on why West London is so important to the GLA and how the area plays a vital role in the overall growth and prosperity of the capital.
This will be followed by a speech from Professor Tony Travers looking at the economic prospects for the region, with The Budget due to be announced just 24 hours before the conference begins, this will provide delegates with an important insight into its impacts on the industry and how West London can continue to prosper.
The audience will then go on to hear a packed schedule of engaging debate and discussions.
Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander will be part of the Stronger Connections panel, looking at the sub-region’s unrivalled transport connections, and how they are set to improve further with a string of planned major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, HS2 and the West London Orbital.
With huge regeneration projects at Wembley Park, White City, Brent Cross and Old Oak Common creating thousands of new homes and jobs, delegates will hear more about the overall impact they will have on West London’s economy. Speakers including Liz Peace, OPDC, Jackie Sadek, UK Regeneration and James Saunders, Quintain will be taking part in the debate.
Culture is at the heart of West London as Brent will hold the title of London Borough of Culture in 2020. Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor of Culture and the Creative Industries, will open the debate detailing why this title has been given by the Mayor and what potential opportunities it will bring for both the borough and the West London region. Then Boxpark’s Matthew McMillan, Sian Alexander from Lyric Hammersmith, Carole-Anne Upton from Middlesex University London and Cllr Muhammed Butt, London Borough of Brent will all be debating what the region has to offer and how that can be a driver for investment.
West London has a large number of multinational companies based within it and Sky’s Diana Foxlee will be joining the debate on employment and commercial opportunities, giving her perspective as to why they call the region home. She will be joined by Laura Citron, London and Partners, who will be giving her insight into the region’s opportunities with international trade. The conference will end with a debate on the fast-growing knowledge economy, with speakers from Imperial College London and more.
All the Leaders of the individual Council’s will also be speaking at the event, reflecting not only the opportunities in their boroughs but the importance of the region working together, so it promises to be an enthralling day.
Make sure you do not miss your chance to be part of the discussion. Book your tickets for the Capital West London Growth Summit here.