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Economic Growth & Infrastructure Summit 27 March 2013

South East Economic Growth & Infrastructure Summit – held on 27 March 2013

A joint event by South East England Councils & South East Strategic Leaders

Keynote speaker Business & Enterprise Minister Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP joined Summit Chairman Cllr David Hodge (Leader of Surrey CC) and senior private and public sector experts to address the big issues and opportunities to help the economy flourish at the ‘South East Economic Growth & Infrastructure Summit’ on 27 March 2013 at Church House, Westminster.

Senior representatives from over 60 district, county and unitary councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, business bodies, central government and other partners met to identify local and national actions and investment needed to deliver infrastructure that will help the economy grow.

Speakers are listed below, with links to presentations where available.  The Summit agenda is available here, along with speaker biographies.

• Chairman’s introduction – Cllr David Hodge, Leader Surrey CC / Deputy Chairman South East England Councils

Delivering transport, housing & planning and critical utilities
Hugh Roberts, Director SKM consultants
Alan Goodrum, District Councils Network /Chief Executive Chiltern & South Bucks DCs
Huw Jones, Chairman SE Directors for Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport /Director Oxfordshire CC

• Maximising the South East and London’s economic powerhouse role
Cllr Chris Roberts, London Councils /Leader Royal Borough of Greenwich

• Keynote speech – Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister for Business & Enterprise

Locally-led action to deliver infrastructure and economic growth
Cllr Paul Carter, Leader Kent CC
John Spence, Chairman South East LEP
Geoff French, Chairman Enterprise M3 LEP
Cllr Tony Page, Deputy Leader Reading BC