The Birmingham Economic Review 2018 is written by the University of Birmingham City-REDI in partnership with the GBCC. It will provide a comprehensive insight into the ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places within Birmingham. It will be framed around these five pillars of the Industrial Strategy and support business decision making regarding investment and opportunities in the city-region.
The event will feature an overview of the main findings of the report, followed by a high profile panel of business, policy and political leaders providing their views on the city-region and the findings of the research. They will then participate in a Q&A discussion with the audience.
Chair: Saqib Bhatti, Honorary Chairman of the ABCC and Vice President (President Elect) of the GBCC
Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Regional Economic Engagement, Director of the City-REDI, Professor of International Business and Innovation, University of Birmingham
Louise Stigant, Managing Director, Mondelez UK
Dawn Baxendale, Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council
Further speakers to be confirmed