Euro Referendum Debates 2016

27th May and 3rd June will see two regional debates ahead of the EU Referendum in June. It is vital that the region’s business community and key regional stakeholders have an opportunity to debate and consider the arguments both to remain and leave the European Union. The debate on Friday 27th May shall be between James Wharton MP and Phil Wilson MP. The debate on Friday 3rd June shall be between Sir William Cash MP and Pat McFadden MP.

Richard Moss, Political Editor of the BBC North East will Chair both [...]

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The future of 21st Century car safety – the North East leading in Europe and the World

Dear Colleague

I’m delighted to invite you to a special event to celebrate the presentation of the Global NCAP award to the University of Sunderland.

We’ll be joined by David Ward, Global NCAP’s Secretary General, who will be talking about the important work undertaken by the North East Automotive sector in relation to improving road safety standards across Europe.

Former MEP Alan Donnelly received the Global NCAP award in July for his work on car safety standards legislation, which have since become the [...]

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NEEF EVENT, Thursday 15th October 2015

Dear Friend, I am delighted to invite you to join me for this year’s North East Economic Forum conference, which will take place on Thursday 15th October 2015 at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

The conference this year will be celebrating the positive impact of Japanese investment in the North East of England and looking at how we develop the employment and skills agenda necessary to rebalance the region’s economy.

I am delighted that the conference will be addressed by His Excellency, Mr [...]

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Patrick Diamond’s Devolution Report

Dear Colleague,

As part of the on-going discussions within the Region, as to whether we should have an elected Mayor for the North East, please find below a link to  a discussion paper prepared by Patrick Diamond.

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The Paper, whilst not endorsing an elected-Mayor model, makes clear that the Region should consider the formation of an indirectly Regional Chamber to scrutinise the work not only of the Mayor, but also the Combined Authority and NE LEP.

Yours

Nick Kemp Head of Operations

NEEF [...]

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Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP Addresses the Forum, Thurs 26th February, Sage Gateshead

Dear Colleague

As part of our programme of events, I am delighted to advise that the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, the former Chancellor, has agreed to address a lunchtime seminar on behalf of the North East Economic Forum.

As the Chair of the “Better Together” campaign, Alistair was at the forefront of the NO to Independence campaign in Scotland but helped negotiate the devolving of more powers and responsibilities to Scotland. His insight into how he achieved this will be extremely [...]

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Rachel Reeves MP Address 17th October Wynyard Rooms

As part of the North East Economic Forums programme of events, I am delighted to invite you to join me at an event with Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Secretary of State at the DWP on 17th October at the Wynyard Rooms.

PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT IS NOT AT WYNYARD HALL AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED. 

Rachel Reeves recently said:

“There will be tough decisions on resources and priorities for the next Labour government. But we will also target the deeper causes of rising welfare spending [...]

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NEEF Event – Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP Address – 11th October

We are delighted to announce the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP has agreed to address the forum on Friday 11th October 2013 from 12.15pm – 2pm. The event will be held at the River Terrace, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. The event will commence with a buffet lunch followed by a Question and Answer session Chaired by Brian Aitken, the Editor of the Journal newspaper.

Due to the kind support of sponsors, this event, like all NEEF events, is free of [...]

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Annual Dinner 13th November 2012

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 2012 Annual Dinner of the North East Economic Forum.

The dinner will be held on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at the Gosforth Park Hotel commencing with a drinks reception at 7pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm.

Our guest of honour will be the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, the Scottish First Minister.

In the week that it has been announced that a deal has been reach between the UK and Scottish Governments that delivers [...]

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Rt Hon David Willetts Visits the Region

Rt Hon David Willetts Visited the Region on 9th July 2012 and attended a NEEF event held in association with Teesside University, Darlington Campus.

The event will take place at the new Teesside University campus in Darlington.Darlington Car Park Map

View the photos of the event here.

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NEEF Annual Conference 2012

The Annual North East Economic Forum conference was held on Thursday 1st March 2012, 8.30am – 2pm at GatesheadNewcastle Hilton.

This was the first conference since the General Election and gave key regional stakeholders from across the region the opportunity to discuss the emerging policy agenda with emphasis on how we can re-balance the regions economy.

Key speakers included Lord Heseltine, Chair of the Governments Regional Growth Fund, Fiona Hyslop MSP, the Scottish Governments External Affairs Minister and H. E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming the UK [...]

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