Past Events

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The North East Economic Forum

The North East Economic Forum has met for the pastĀ five years, covering a wide area of topics of specific interest to the region and attempted through these seminars and conferences to identify the way forward for the North East economy.

We have successfully attracted a hugely impressive range of speakers from the political and business community, regionally and nationally.

Specific themes addressed in the past include:

North East England is the most energy intensive region in the UK but the region faces high levels of fuel poverty. At the same time, the region is building world leading energy industries, generating many of the innovations that will power the next decades. The challenge for the region is to lead the green innovation revolution.

The environment of the region has been transformed over the last three decades. Our cities are displaying vibrancy and vitality. Our future development will lead to new demands on our environment but there is a risk that certain communities may become excluded from overall regional prosperity.

The region has a transport system which is largely effective but with a number of specific weak points. There is a need for investment but this is often not forthcoming because of a perception that our problems are not as great as those elsewhere.

Specific themes addressed by the conference in 2007

The regions achievements

Recognition of the regions cultural and physical transformation

Acknowledgment of the arrival of new industries to the region which have helped regenerate our regions economy

Monitoring progress in the delivery of The 10 Point Action Plan

Specific themes addressed by the conference in 2006

The skills agenda

Worklessness and unemployment

Public sector dependency

Developing an entrepreneurial culture and education

Lunches and Seminars

Since its inception the forum has identified the need to expand on issues and opinions raised at its annual conferences. The forum has successfully achieved this by publishing reports, arranging informative workshops/seminars and hosting working lunches featuring high profile speakers.
These formats have all provided a platform for Regional, National & International members of the political and business sectors to address regional stakeholders.

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