Evening Reception, Newcastle, 16 March 2023

Relaunch of the North East Economic Forum with and evening event in Newcastle. 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.


Roundtable Discussion with Bill Esterson MP

The North East Economic Forum was delighted to host a Roundtable Discussion with Bill Esterson MP, Labours shadow Minister for Business and Industrial Strategy on Thursday 28th July 2022.


Build Back Better: SME Empowerment and Sustainable Recovery in the North East

The roundtable explored what is needed to make businesses succeed in the North East and create a sustainable recovery that empowers SMEs.


Lunchtime Seminar with Sir Keir Starmer

The seminar gave senior regional stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations, the impact of Brexit (both positive and negative) on the North East and to discuss Labour’s position with their senior Brexit spokesperson. 

NEEF Euro Referendum Debates 2016

NEEF held two regional debates on 27th May and 3rd June 2016 ahead of the EU Referendum in order to provide the region’s business community and key regional stakeholders an opportunity to debate and consider the arguments both to remain and leave the European Union. Debate contributors included James Wharton MP and Phil Wilson MP; and Sir William Cash MP and Pat McFadden MP. Richard Moss, Political Editor of BBC North East Chaired both events.


NEEF Conference 2015 

His Excellency, Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Japan’s Ambassador to the UK, a senior Government Minister and a member of the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet addressed the forum.


NEEF Conference 2014 

Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Secretary of State at the DWP addressed the forum on 17 October 2014


NEEF Conference 2013

The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP addressed the forum on 11 October 2013


NEEF Annual Dinner 2012

The Rt Hon Alex Salmond addressed the 2012 NEEF annual dinner at the Gosforth Marriott hotel on Tuesday 13 November.

NEEF annual Conference 2012

The Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the NEEF Annual Conference in 2012

Resource Management Plan

NEEF launched the North East Sustainable Resource Management Plan at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on 27 January 2012.


NEEF Annual Dinner 2011

Eric Pickles MP spoke at the North East Economic Forum held at The Centre for Life Newcastle on 9 June 2011.


NEEF Mark Hoban MP

Mark Hoban MP spoke at the NEEF event which took place at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland on 25 February 2010.

NEEF Ken Clark MP

Ken Clark MP spoke at the NEEF event held on 5 February 2010.

NEEF Annual Dinner 2010

Ivan Hodac spoke at the NEEF Annual Dinner on 12 January 2010.

Bridging the Skills Gap 

NEEF Bridging the Skills Gap event took place on 11 January 2010.