Summit

Leeds Growth Strategy Summit
Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Time: 10.00am until 12:30pm
Venue: KPMG, 1 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4DA

Summit chaired by: Tom Riordan – ‎Chief Executive of Leeds City Council

 

10.05 – 10.15             Welcome and overview of Leeds Economy

Councillor Richard Lewis, Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

10.15 – 10.25              Facts and Figures of the Leeds Economy

Tom Bridges, Chief Officer Economy and Regeneration, Leeds City Council

10.25 – 10.35              International, UK and Northern Powerhouse perspective on growth

Lord Jim O’Neill of Gatley, former Chief Economist for Goldman Sachs and former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury who chaired the Cities Growth Commission in the UK

10.35 – 10.45              Inclusive Growth

Katie Schmuecker, Head of Policy at Joseph Rowntree Foundation

10.45 – 10.55              Opportunities for business growth in the context of Brexit

Justine Andrew, Director at KPMG

10.55 – 11.15               Break

11.15 – 11.45              Breakout discussions

Session themes: People, Place, Productivity

People – Facilitated by Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Executive Member for Employment, Enterprise and Opportunity

Place – Facilitated by Councillor Richard Lewis, Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, and Martin Farrington, Director of City Development

Productivity – Facilitated by Ellie Evans, Partner at Volterra

11.45 – 12.15              Questions to Panel – Chaired by Councillor James Lewis, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Resources and Strategy

Panel Members: Councillor Richard Lewis, Lord Jim O’Neill of Gatley, Katie Schmuecker and Justine Andrew

12.15                           Next Steps – Tom Riordan – Chief Executive of Leeds City Council

 

Attendees on the day: 89

 

Transcript of Cllr Richard Lewis Welcome and Overview of the Leeds Economy on behalf of Cllr Judith Blake

Breakout Discussions:  Session Notes

Download:  The Leeds Economy (PDF) – Tom Bridges

Download: Analysis of the Leeds Economy (PDF) – Volterra

 

Video: Tom Riordan – Chair and Introduction

Video:  Cllr Richard Lewis – Welcome and Overview of the Leeds Economy

Video:  Tom Bridges – Facts and Figures of the Leeds Economy

Video:  Lord Jim O’Neill – International, UK and Northern Powerhouse perspective on growth

Video:   Katie Schmuecker – Inclusive Growth

Video:    Justine Andrew –  Opportunities for business growth in the context of Brexit

Video:    Cllr James Lewis – Panel Discussion