Devolution: Time to deliver

12 March 201911.30-12:15 Invest Newcastle Stand, C.19

This event will discuss devolution deals and the role they play in transforming a city region. What progress has been made in Europe’s first set of devolved regions, such as Greater Manchester and Hamburg? What does the £600m deal promise for Newcastle and the wider region?

Hamburg has enjoyed major growth in its aviation sector, along with the development of several transformative city projects, such as HafenCity Hamburg – the largest inner-city regeneration effort in Europe. While Greater Manchester has reported major strides in improving its health and social care infrastructure. Where will Newcastle’s strengths lie in the years to come, and what role will the North of Tyne’s first elected mayor play?

Key speakers:

  • Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
  • Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Tom Walker, Deputy Chief Executive, Homes England