• Charlie Gerard Offertune Director
    Dr. Shailendra Vyakarnam
    Dr. Shailendra Vyakarnam Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning
    Ian Birch
    Ian Birch Transport for London Transport Economist
  • Marianne Kilpatrick
    Marianne Kilpatrick Interfleet Transport Advisory Director
    Adrian Nolan
    Adrian Nolan Centre for Local Economic Strategies Associate Director
    Adriaan Commandeur
    Adriaan Commandeur National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Director of Development and Membership
  • Ed Clarke
    Ed Clarke Centre for Cities Analyst
    Zach Wilcox
    Zach Wilcox Centre for Cities Analyst
    Julia Sweeney
    Julia Sweeney Department for Communities and Local Government​ Director European Programmes and Local Growth Delivery
  • Neil Harris
    Neil Harris EA Technology CFO
    Speaker Confirmations And Changes
    Marian Sudbury UKTI Director, Global Operations - Investment Group
  • Ciaran Gunne-Jones Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners Economics Director
    Richard Garlick
    Richard Garlick Planning and PlacemakingResource Editor
    Lee Hughes
    Lee Hughes YTKO Director, Enterprise
  • Steve Quartermain
    Steve Quartermain Department for Communities and Local Government Chief Planner
    Alex Pratt OBE
    Alex Pratt OBE LEP Network Chairman
    David Marlow
    David Marlow Third Life Economics Managing Director
  • Liz Peace
    Liz Peace British Property Federation Chief Executive
    Daniel Charles Mouawad
    Daniel Charles Mouawad South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) Chief Executive
    Tony Wilson
    Tony Wilson Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion Director of Policy
  • Linda Edworthy
    Linda Edworthy Tees Valley Unlimited Director of Policy and Strategy
    Adam Powell
    Adam Powell West of England LEP Director of Skills
    Mike Spicer
    Mike Spicer British Chambers of Commerce Director of Research
  • Philip Cox
    Philip Cox Cheshire and Warrington LEP Chief Executive
    John Comber
    John Comber Royal Borough of Greenwich Chief Executive
    Will Hutton
    Will Hutton The Work Foundation Chair of the Big Innovation Centre
  • Keith Burge
    Keith Burge The Institute of Economic Development Chair
    The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH
    The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH Former Deputy Prime Minister and Patron of the IED
    Martin Blackwell
    Martin Blackwell Association of Town & City Management Chief Executive

Last year, over 200 economic development and regeneration professionals joined The Institute of Economic Development, Planning and Placemaking Resource at the IED Annual Conference 2014 to discuss the most pressing issues in achieving true economic development and create an enabling environment for economic growth. From capitalising on local enterprise partnerships to exploring the new European funding landscape, the conference examined these continuously testing issues with greater depth and detail to develop, together, solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by the industry. 

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the conference team at Haymarket are currently constructing a streamed, one-day programme for 2015. The agenda will allow delegates to pick and choose from sessions delving into the biggest challenges facing economic development practitioners aiming to achieve greater economic growth in their local areas.

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Economic development and regeneration professionals from across the private, public and voluntary sectors, and anyone invested in the UK economy and delivering the growth agenda.  Plus, a speaker line-up including Government figures, authoritative experts and case study representatives.

Click here to see who attended last year



“Inspiring event amongst fellow professionals” - Economic Development Manager, Taunton Deane Borough Council

“The essential annual conference for those involved in economic development” Head of Economics, Turley

“An excellent focus on Economic Development with great networking” Economic Development Operations Manager, Ipswich Borough Council

“Great refresher and scope for ideas” - Coporate Director Delivery, Huntingdonshire District Council

“A really good programme and good networking opportunities” – Director, Hardisty Jones Associates