For this year’s Rail North networking dinner we have chosen the city of Sheffield. The event will address the opportunities for the supply chain in Yorkshire, brought about by HS2 and the Northern Powerhouse. Sheffield have released their ‘This is Sheffield Plan’, which outlines their 10 year vision to transform the city and make it economically successful. At the heart of this plan is the necessity of Sheffield benefiting from the government’s Northern Powerhouse programme and commitment to HS2.
HS2 has the potential to bring huge opportunities to Yorkshire, with improved connectivity and the creation of jobs. To ensure that the county fulfils its ambition and capitalises on the investment the Councils are working collaboratively with key stakeholders to integrate their plans and ensure that their visions are met.
This networking dinner and two panel debates will offer an insightful discussion on the key priorities within Yorkshire. Our first panel debate will focus on the importance of HS2 and how an integrated network and improved connectivity can stimulate economic growth, including welcoming businesses to relocate. Our post dinner panel debate will invite influential figureheads who are responsible for the Northern Powerhouse agenda to discuss CP6, funding and investment, digital transformation, technology, connectivity and supply chain engagement
To find out how you can be involved contact the team on 0161 791 1640, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPre event drinks reception
- 7:00 PM - 7:10 PMHost Address
- 7:10 PM - 7:45 PMPanel Debate – What are the opportunities HS2 will bring to Yorkshire
Tim Wood (Northern Powerhouse Rail Director) confirmed
John Mothersole (Sheffield City Council CEO) confirmed
Matt Rice (Network Rail Head of Strategic Planning) confirmed
Joanna Averley (HS2, Head of Urban Design and Integration) (invited)
- 7:50 PM - 9:20 PMDinner Served
- 9:30 PM - 10:00 PMPanel Debate – The impact of the Northern Powerhouse and the regional benefits CP6 will bring
David Hoggarth (Northern Powerhouse Rail, Strategic Rail Director) confirmed
- 10:00 PM - 3:00 AMNetworking and Drinks
The times and invited speakers maybe subject to change without notice.