Running order for Future Cities Forum's Manchester event


Above: Science + Industry Museum, Manchester (Board and Trustees of the Science Museum)


FUTURE CITIES FORUM 14 JUNE at Science + Industry Museum, Manchester 0930 to 1230 Manchester: Levelling up, innovation, culture and place We will be discussing investment and development in the city region and the key speakers in place at our event being held with kind permission of The Museum of Science + Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, are below. This Manchester event, follows on from our Leeds 'levelling up' forum at DLA Piper in May which had contributions from Channel 4, the British Library and Bruntwood among others. The format for the morning is as follows: 9.30 am Coffee and networking 10.00 am Panel Discussion – Levelling up: The future for Manchester and the North Science & Industry Museum, Manchester – Director, Sally MacDonald

Government Property Agency, Director of Capital Projects – Clive Anderson

Aviva Investors, Director, Andrew Coles (for Enterprise City) HOK – Design Principal, Head of Sport and Entertainment, John Rhodes

Manchester City Council – Executive Member, Housing & Development, Cllr Gavin White

Historic England, Head of Region, Trevor Mitchell 10.40 am Panel Discussion - Investment in health innovation and R&D The University of Manchester, Head of Partnerships, John Holden Health Innovation Manchester, Chief Executive, Professor Ben Bridgewater Arup - Leader, Mechanical Services Team, Stephen Platt Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Director, Henri Murison


11.20 am Panel Discussion - Levelling up, infrastructure and housing development in the city and region Far East Consortium (FEC) – Senior Project Director, Tom Fenton

Tameside Council – Head of Investment & Development – Ben Gudger

LDA Design, Director, Mark Graham

CBRE, Senior Director, Harry Bolton

BDP, Head of Transport, Peter Jenkins

Blackpool Council, Growth & Prosperity Programme Director, Nick Gerrard

12 noon Networking - and short tour of 'Amazonia' with exhibition project manager Linda Pittwood - to 1230.


Note on the exhibition:


Sebastião Salgado, winner of the 2021 Praemium Imperiale award for painting, presents Amazônia, a breath-taking photography exhibition that celebrates the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest. For seven years, Salgado worked with twelve different indigenous communities to create this magnificent photography exhibition. The result is over 200 powerful black-and-white photographs that uncover Salgado’s vision of the Amazon when the forest is approaching a crucial tipping point in the fight against climate change.


Amazônia comes to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester as part of an international tour that includes the Philharmonie in Paris, the MAXXI in Rome, the Science Museum in London, SESC in Sao Paulo and the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro.

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