Lord Deighton’s HS2 Growth Task Force’s report “High Speed 2: Get Ready” highlighted that “Creating connections, bringing people and businesses closer together, is what will enable the major economic benefits of HS2.”
The West Midlands HS2 Steering Group and ULI UK will be delivering a dynamic day examining how to maximise the opportunity and connectivity of High Speed Rail. The setting will be Birmingham – centre of the rail network in Britain and soon to be home to HS2 Construction headquarters, and the event will be led by infrastructure, real estate, government and finance experts from across Europe and the UK within the following three themes:
- HS2’s role in enabling growth
- Connecting our Regions to High Speed Rail
- Demonstrating innovative ways of enabling national & international connectivity
To fully promote the growth opportunities of delivering HS2, the wider social and economic benefits will also be debated together with the implications of HS2 Growth Strategies for both local and regional areas.
The keynote speaker will be Baroness Kramer, appointed Minister of State for Transport responsible for HS2 – Phase Two, rail – funding and futures and local connectivity. Other speakers include Steve Gooding, Director General for Highways, Roads and Local Transport; David Brown, Chair of PTEG; Paul Kehoe (CEO – Birmingham Airport) and James Pond, Chief Advisor, DG Move European Commission.
Online registration for this event has now closed. Attendees may register on site at the event.
Private Sector £70, Public Sector and Students £40,
ULI Members: Private Sector Member £40, ULI Public Sector Members and Student members £20
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