Day Two: Great Opportunities

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Thursday 5 July – Great Opportunities

This two-part day is split into two sessions. The morning will cover Finance. With a keynote talk by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England,and the second part of the day will focus on Design where Sarah Weir from the Design Council will launch a report uncovering the importance and value of design to the economy.

Location: Boiler Shop, Newcastle



Registration Opens

10:00-11:40 (Session One)

Bridget Rosewell, Atom Bank

Sue Fox, M&S Bank in conversation with Paul Callaghan, Leighton Group

Mark Carney, Bank of England 

11:40 – 12:30


12:30-14:00 (Session Two)

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Sarah Weir, Design Council

Design Council Report Panel: Steven Kyffin, Northumbria University; Malcolm Garrett, Design Manchester; Andrea Siodmok, Cabinet Office; Alistair Kitching, Reece Innovation.

15:00 – 17:00 Workshops & Challenges

Delivering Digital Transformation – delivered by Bay Digital

Aging 2.0 Design Hack – delivered by hedgehog lab and Aging 2.0 Newcastle

Can the North fuel the Northern Powerhouse? – delivered by Squire Patton Boggs and Leeds University Business School

“Been there, done that” An insight into fast growing businesses – delivered by Ward Hadaway

How to be an age smart employer – delivered by Cintra HR services

Future Rural: Ensuring rural businesses are not left behind – Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University

Business Challenge: Opportunities to work with AkzoNobel

Business Challenge: Opportunities to work with Nissan

Who’s Speaking

Mark Carney

Bank of England

Sarah Weir

Design Council

Sue Fox

M&S Bank

Bridget Rosewell

Atom Bank

Greg Clark

HM Government

Paul Callaghan

Leighton Group

Steve Kyffin

Northumbria University

Malcolm Garrett

Design Manchester

Andrea Siodmock

Cabinet Office

Alistair Kitching

Reece Innovation