• Joe Sarling Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Associate Director
    Lawrence Conway
    Lawrence Conway South Lakeland District Council Chief Executive
    Steven Szostak
    Steven Szostak Britain's Energy Coast Managing Director
  • Dr Richard Wellings
    Dr Richard Wellings Institute of Economic Affairs Head of Transport
    Annette Hastings
    Annette Hastings University of Glasgow Professor of Urban Studies at the School of Social and Political Sciences
    Jane Martin
    Jane Martin Scottish Enterprise Managing Director of Customer Operations
  • Edward Clarke
    Edward Clarke Centre for Cities Analyst
    Julia Sweeney
    Julia Sweeney Department for Communities and Local Government​ Director European Programmes and Local Growth Delivery
    Marian Sudbury
    Marian Sudbury UK Trade & Investment Director, Global Operations - Inward Investment
  • Alex Pratt OBE DL
    Alex Pratt OBE DL Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP Chair
    Philip Cox
    Philip Cox Cheshire and Warrington LEP Chief Executive
    Keith Burge
    Keith Burge ERS Ltd Managing Director

Join The Institute of Economic DevelopmentPlanning Magazine and Placemaking Resource at The 4th Annual IED Annual Conference 2015 on 18 November in London. Senior private and public sector professionals working within economic development and regeneration, will come together to tackle the most pressing challenges when it comes to fostering economic growth at a local and regional level.

This year, the conference comes at a pivotal time. You will have the opportunity to discuss the most recent government announcements and their impact on the way the economy will develop in the next few years. You will also gain a real understanding of how true economic development can be achieved in a growing competitive environment.

This event will feature practical sessions, interactive workshops and in-depth panel discussions to help you face some of the biggest challenges to come including:

  • what devolution really means for economic development
  • the future of LEPs
  • the effect of housing and transport on economic growth

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.

You can view the key themes for the agenda this year here. The full programme will be available soon so check back for updates.

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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