Thursday, 29 September 2011

Two exciting fringe events-and they're outside the zone

The Centre for local economic strategies (CLES) is hosting 2 fringe events at this year’s Conservative Party Conference.

Details of the events are as follows:

What kind of localist are you?

3rd October, Committee Room 1, Manchester Town Hall

6pm – 7.30pm

This session will examine the localism agenda and the balance of power between local and central government. A key element of the government’s localism agenda is public service transformation and we’ll explore some of the challenges of this change as well as some of the opportunities.

Confirmed speakers:

Mike Blackburn, North West Regional Director, BT Plc
Sir Tony Hawkhead, Chief Executive, Groundwork UK
James Lloyd, National Trust
Getting local economies growing again

4th October, Committee Room 2, Manchester Town Hall

1pm – 2pm

This session will be taking a critical look at the challenge of rebalancing the economy by examining what we mean by rebalancing, what we’ve learned about rebalancing from the past and the effectiveness of current policy proposals on LEPs, Regional Growth Fund and enterprise zones.

Confirmed speakers:

Lord Maurice Glasman, Director of faith and citizenship programme, London Metropolitan University
Professor Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield

Everyone is welcome to attend these events which are free of charge and will be held at Manchester Town Hall.

There is no need to book a place on either of these events – just come along. For venue location map click here

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