Attendance is free but places are limited
IDL Auditorium, WMG The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7SH
Arrival from 4:15pm presentations from 4:30pm Networking event and refreshments from 6:15pm to 7:00pm
With Brexit likely to become a reality, domestic economic policy becomes more crucial than ever before. The government's green paper is one building block of the approach to support business. Within this strategy, regional policy will become increasingly important - the UK has the largest regional imbalances of any European country and needs to address those. The "Midlands Engine" is supposed to follow the "Northern Powerhouse" as a flagship region.
This event will address both of these important issues asking: "Industrial Strategy: Fuel for the Midlands Engine?"
Organised by the Centre for Competitive Advantage in Global Economy, in conjunction with Warwick Manufacturing Group, this event will bring together academic researchers, industrial and city government experts from across Midlands and beyond, to encourage discussion on future industrial strategy for the Midlands and foster opportunities for further collaboration. The event will feature 4-5 interventions from distinguished speakers and will be followed by the evening reception.
Nigel Driffield Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement, University of Warwick
Jonathan Haskel, Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London
Topic: Innovation Policy
Ganna Pogrebna, Associate Professor of Decision Science and Service Systems and Fellow at the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities, WMG, University of Warwick
Topic: Post-Brexit Cities and Smart City Strategy: The Midlands Perspective
Gunwant Dhadyalla, Principal Engineer at the Energy and Electrical Systems Group, WMG, University of Warwick
Topic: Towards Driverless Cars: The Midlands Opportunity
Matthew Rhodes, Managing Director of Encraft, Director of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, and Chair of WM Energy Capital Initiative
Topic: Opportunities and Challenges for the West Midlands Energy Sector in the Post-Brexit Industrial Strategy
Organised by Sascha O. Becker, Professor of Economics and CAGE Research Director, and Ganna Pogrebna, Associate Professor, WMG