Date Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Time 09:30
Location Cloth Hall Court Quebec Street, Leeds Beckett University Leeds
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A major summit to discuss Cross Rail North and wider transport investment for the Northern Powerhouse will be held in Leeds on the 23rd August.

Business organisations from Newcastle to Liverpool are being urged to attend an event that will be addressed by business leaders, the Greater Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, Liverpool city region mayor Steve Rotheram, and the leaders of Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Manchester councils.

The summit will bring together private sector partners from a range of business groups including Downtown in Business, the Northern Business Improvement Districts, Chambers of Commerce, the FSB, and the IoD.


Registration, Networking & Media Interviews


Where Are We Now? Scene Setting & The Current Situation Of Transport Infrastructure For The North

Chair: Sarah Longlands, IPPR North

Panellists: Luke Raikes, IPPR North; Sir Richard Leese; Nigel Foster, Transport for the North

The Business View

Chair: Frank McKenna, Downtown in Business

Panellists: Allison Page, Business North; Adrian Waddle, Newcastle Business Improvement District; Holly Bonfield, Federation of Small Business; Dr Ian Kelly, Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

Lord Jim O’Neill, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

The Political View

Chair: Frank McKenna, Downtown in Business

Panellists: Judith Blake, Leader Leeds City Council; Steve Rotheram, Mayor Liverpool City Region; Julie Dore, Leader Sheffield City Council; Nick Forbes, Leader Newcastle City Council

What Next? Andy Burnham


The IPPR for the north have launched a petition on Cross Rail North. You can sign it by clicking on this link.