Debate: The Northern Powerhouse - rhetoric or reality, and the role for engineering?

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26 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30
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This event is being run jointly with the IET & ICE.

This debate aims to explore the implementation of the Northern Powerhouse (NP), first coined by George Osborne as part of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government, and the role of the engineering profession in turning the Vision;

"Bring together the north to become a powerhouse for the economy",

into reality be achieving a sustained increase in productivity and boost the economic growth across the north.

A question-time style debate with panellists from a broad spectrum of backgrounds with insight into how the engineering community can capitalise upon the idea of the Northern Powerhouse and what is already being done to drive it forward. Debate panellists will be experts in areas such as politics, industry, commerce and transport. The debate Chair will be posing pre-submitted questions to the panel and taking questions from the audience on the night. The currently confirmed debate panel includes;
  • Panel Chair: Master Cutler 2017 Kenneth Cooke
  • John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council
  • David Grey MBE, Chairman of Sheffield City Trust & Executive Chairman of OSL Group Holdings
  • Rt Hon Richard Caborn, ex-MP for Sheffield Central and ex-government minister
  • Julie Hurley, Client Director for Transport for the North (TfN), Atkins
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Panellists from a broad spectrum of political and industrial backgrounds.


Cutlers' Hall
Church Street
S1 1HG
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