Quarterly Economic Survey Breakfast: Post EU Referendum Economic Review
Date: 12 Jul 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Against a backdrop of the latest analysis of business feedback from the Chamber’s Q2 Economic Survey, this event examines the impact of the EU referendum’s outcome on localised business and investment confidence.
A panel discussion will enable regional business-leaders to interact on their emerging concerns following the UK’s landmark decision to leave the European Union.
The Chamber aims to provide guidance and leadership at a time when firms are calling for practical information affecting their operating conditions, and to capture the key aspects that require the Government’s immediate attention.
The session will also enable delegates to interact with industry experts on the progress of the Government’s roll-out of superfast broadband connectivity, and learn how the Chamber has managed to make a difference to firms that have found themselves inadvertently marginalised from these plans. In addition to outlining alternative modes of broadband provision for the modern workplace, this event also showcases the potential of the technology for employers across the region.
> Welcome – Jean Mountain – President, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
> The Significance of Partnership Activity – Darren Marshall, RBS North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire
> Chamber feedback: Q2 Economic Survey Results Revealed – Andrew Simpson, University of Sheffield
> Panel discussion on emerging issues: Stability and Investment in the SCR Economy
– Scott Knowles, Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber
– Nigel Brewster, vice-Chair of Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership
– Jon Burrows, Leader, Chesterfield Borough Council
– Alex Henderson, Director, George Jowitt & Sons Limited
– Martin McKervey – Nabarro LLP
– Steve Roberts, Director; Fripp Design & Research
> Broadband: Effectively Connecting the Region’s Business Community – Introduction to findings
– Chris Hobson, Director of Policy & External Affairs: East Midlands Chamber
> Panel discussion: The importance of fast, reliable broadband and how business can access it
– Robert Rowan, Programme Manager Digital Derbyshire
– Natalie Ward, Programme Manager, Superfast South Yorkshire
– Dr Trevor Higgins; Regional Partnership Director (Yorkshire and the Humber), British Telecommunications plc
– Ian Snow, Director, Central Technology icon;
– Jon Egley, E-business Club Manager, eBusinessClub – East Midlands Chamber icon;
> Q&A with audience
> Concluding remarks and next steps – Jean Mountain, President, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
> Close and networking
During the event, businesses will have the opportunity take part in an important consultation on devolution in Sheffield City Region which will be taking place throughout July 2016.
Location: Ringwood Hall Hotel