Exploring the North West’s Path to Productivity by 2035

MIOIR & TPI partnered with Deloitte to host a conference on the North West’s growth prospects at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

MIOIR & TPI partnered with Deloitte to host a conference on the North West&r
MIOIR & TPI partnered with Deloitte to host a conference on the North West’s growth prospects.
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research partnered with the North West Productivity Forum of the Productivity Institute and Deloitte to host a one-day conference for business leaders on the North West’s prospects as a leading region for growth and productivity by 2035.

Hosted at the Alliance Manchester Business School, Jo Ahmed, Senior Partner in Deloitte’s NW practice, kicked off with an engaging panel discussion featuring Ken McPhail, Lou Cordwell OBE, and Deloitte’s Chief Economist, Ian Stewart.

We were also honoured to have discussions with former Chancellor George Osborne and former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, followed by a keynote address from GM Mayor Andy Burnham.

The afternoon sessions included insightful breakout discussions on various themes, culminating in a final plenary wrap-up with input from Richard Jones.

Our audience comprised leaders from key North West and global businesses, diplomats from the consulates of Spain, Italy, and Ireland, and honorary consuls from Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, and Brazil.

It was also fantastic to see participation from several MIOIR PhD students and MSc. IME students.