‘Unlocking Devolution’: a morning of live debate and democracy

In association with PA Consulting, the New Local Government Network and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies

Date and time: Thursday 14th July 2016, 9.00am – 1.30pm

Location: People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 3ER

Join us for ‘Unlocking Devolution’: a morning of live debate and democracy hosted by Greater Manchester on 14th July 2016, where we will explore:

  • How can we capitalise on the momentum that’s building in the cities and regions embracing devolution?
  • What will unlock the economic and creative potential of our communities, public services and industry?
  • How do we harness the voice and energy of the people of the Northern Powerhouse?
  • How will enterprise, healthcare, education, transport and the arts combine to provide a new civic revolution?

The Rt Hon Hazel Blears, former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, will join leaders from across the sectors to discuss the key catalysts for innovation, collaboration and change that will unlock the true value of devolution:

  • Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council
  • Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies
  • Simon Warburton, Director of Strategy, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director for Health and Social Care Reform, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Mary Cloake, Chief Executive, Bluecoat Centre for the Contemporary Arts, Liverpool

Looking at how the region’s musical heritage provides the DNA and template for releasing energy and ambition, the morning will open with John Robb, writer, journalist, musician and editor of leading music and social commentary magazine Louder than War.

In this innovative forum, we invite you to provide your voice and views on the critical issues for success.

Attendance is free but places are limited. To request your place, please register here, or for any other questions please contact alex.howard@paconsulting.com.

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