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Future Cities Forum: levelling up in Birmingham

Above: The Exchange, Centenary Square, Birmingham (courtesy Birmingham University)


13 July 2022 at The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2DR

0930 to 1230 Our third levelling up debate will look at the West Midlands’ economy, infrastructure development, health, and culture. We will be discussing investment and development in the city region. This Birmingham event, follows on from our Leeds forum at DLA Piper in May, and Manchester in June at The Science + Industry Museum. The format for the morning is as follows: 9.30 am Coffee and networking 10.00 am Panel Discussion – The future for Birmingham and the West Midlands West Midlands Combined Authority, Cllr Ian Courts -

Portfolio Holder Environment and HS2 and Leader, Solihull MBC

Arcadis – City Executive, Simon Marks

Volterra – Managing Partner, Ellie Evans

Grimshaw – Associate Principal, Max Fawcett

10.40 am Panel Discussion - Investment in science and health innovation Birmingham Health Partners – Managing Director, Dr John Williams

Precision Health Technologies Accelerator – CEO, Professor Gino Martini

HOK – Director, Regional Leader of Planning, John Prevc

BDP – Architect Associate, Ronan Connelly

11.20 am Panel Discussion – Sports and culture-led regeneration Birmingham City Council – Head of Culture, Symon Easton

Birmingham Royal Ballet – COO, Anna Williams

Culture Central – Director, Erica Love

Scott Brownrigg – Board Director, Neil MacOmish

12 noon Networking and goodbyes


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