The Convention of the North and NP11, in partnership with Government, has announced broadcaster Steph McGovern and the full programme for the one-day Northern event at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham on 13 September.
At this major event the North’s political, business, community and academic leaders along with young people’s groups, together to drive forward the ambitions of the Northern Powerhouse.
Broadcaster and proud Northerner Steph McGovern has been confirmed as the host of the event. Northern leaders speaking at the event will include Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis, Chair of the NP11 and of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the Convention Cllr Nick Forbes, and Northern Powerhouse Minister, Rt Hon Jake Berry MP.
More speakers will be announced over the coming days.
This nationally significant event will be a working convention to debate policy across a number of key themes: skills and education, housing, transport, innovation, trade and investment, and clean growth. The event will also bring together influential bodies such as the N8 research partnership, the People’s Powerhouse, Northern Power Women, and leading think-tanks such as IPPR North and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, and young people from across the North will set out their vision for the North’s future, and how current leaders can work together to achieve it.
More information can be found at: conventionwithnp11.co.uk