Liverpool city region is in the middle of a major renaissance. KQ Liverpool is already making an important contribution to that renaissance. And it is clear that innovation and knowledge will be key drivers of Liverpool’s future economic and social success.

This conference will discuss the progress made so far and how they make sure that Liverpool builds on this progress so that as many places and people as possible benefit from the development and investment that is taking place.

We will ask:

  • What are the key policy and philosophical issues in harnessing knowledge to achieve inclusive growth in our city regions?
  • What is the UK government doing to encourage the process?
  • Which city regions including Liverpool are doing what, where, with what success – nationally and internationally?
  • What are the policy messages and future challenges for city regions, government and partners?

We have a distinguished set of speakers including:

  • Professor Dame Janet Beer, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Louise Kenny, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Henrietta Moore, Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London
  • Dawn Lawson, CEO, Liverpool Health Partners
  • Joe Manning, Deputy Director, Cities and Local Growth Unit, BEIS/CHLG
  • Emma Frost, Chair, UK Innovation Districts Group
  • Christine Sorbye, Special Adviser, Oslo Science City
  • Des McNulty, University of Glasgow
  • Paul Grover, Arup
  • Joe Anderson OBE, Mayor of Liverpool
  • Colin Sinclair, CEO, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool
  • Mike Moran, CEO, Proton Partners International
  • Professor Anthony Hollander, University of Liverpool
  • Mark Bousfield, Director of Investment, LCR Combined Authority
  • Tony Reeves, CEO, Liverpool City Council
  • Mark Basnett, CEO, LCR Local Enterprise partnership
  • Professor Iain Buchan, University of Liverpool

The conference is free but places are limited, so if you would like to attend please email:  

Brett Building, 19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L7 7BD
Tuesday 25th June | 09:00-13:15