Inquiry One: Understanding the Potential of the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor
This enquiry event seeks to identify and discuss the economic potential of the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor. How could the Corridor raise its global potential or role as an economic region? What does a corridor fulfilling its potential look like?
At this event we will gain an understanding of the past performance and characteristics of the local economies that form the Corridor, as well as relevant industrial growth and development trends. We will also debate the growth potential, opportunities and challenges facing London and the relevant areas of Essex, Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough, and Essex.
THURSDAY 21 JANUARY, 930-1130, MCGRATH CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST CATHERINE’S COLLEGE, TRUMPINGTON STREET, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1RL
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9.00 ARRIVAL AND REFRESHMENTS
9.30 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME TO CAMBRIDGE – Lewis Herbert, Leader, Cambridge City Council
9.40 INTRODUCTION TO THE LSCC GROWTH COMMISSION – Harvey McGrath, Chair
9.45 SETTING THE SCENE – DESCRIBING THE CORRIDOR’S ECONOMY, AND ITS FUTURE PROSPECTS
1. Understanding the performance and characteristics of the Corridor, Professor Pete Tyler, University of Cambridge
2. Future of Tech + Growth Industries, Panel discussion: Harriet Fear, One Nucleus; Bob Driver, Cambridge Wireless; Martin Garratt, Cambridge Cleantech; Professor Pete Tyler, University of Cambridge
10.30 CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: LONDON AND THE CORRIDOR
3. London Growth trends, challenges, opportunities and the implications for the corridor: Andy Rumfitt, Director, AECOM.
4. Economic trends, opportunities and needs in the local economies within the Corridor: Neil Darwin, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP; Neil Hayes, Hertfordshire LEP; Dominic Collins, Essex County Council / SELEP.
The Growth Commissioners
Harvey McGrath (Chair)
Cathy Garner, Executive Director, The Work Foundation
Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive, The Centre for Cities
Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London
Professor Ron Martin, The University of Cambridge
Ian Mather, Cambridge Ahead
Juliette Morgan, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield