Connecting our region

Over two decades, we’ve built a strong reputation, both regionally and nationally, demonstrated through the calibre of speakers attending our events. Past speakers include prime ministers, chancellors, senior government ministers, international trade envoys and industry leaders.

We host a series of themed seminars, events and conferences, in person and online, culminating in an annual conference. We identify the key issues relevant to the North East’s economy and attempt to provide innovative approaches to addressing these challenges, leading to greater investment, economic growth and jobs.

Creating partnerships

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Join is for an Evening Reception, Newcastle, 16 March 2023

We are a non-partisan organisation that provides an opportunity for key decision makers to meet to discuss the future of the North East economy. Since our inception in 2000 we have maintained support from key stakeholders across the North East with events addressed by leading national politicians and business leaders.

Adam Boulton, Journalist, Broadcaster and Times Radio Presenter will address the reception and Government Minister, Anne Marie-Trevelyan MP will give a vote of thanks. The reception will also hear NEEF Chair, Alan Donnelly, outline our programme of events for 2023/24.

The platform for regeneration

The network for a greener North East

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