Thames Estuary Growth Day 2019
Date: Thursday 3 October 2018
Venue: CentrEd at ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
“The Government announced a multi-million pound package of commitments to drive forward growth in the Thames Estuary’s ambitious plans to create 1.3 million new jobs and generate an extra £190 billion for the local economy.
In addition, the Greater London Authority, Essex County Council and Kent County Council have made significant progress in realising the Thames Estuary Production Corridor, boosting the region’s cultural and creative sector.
- What does this mean for you and developments you are involved in or considering?
- What new opportunities will it unlock?
- How is that driving growth in the Thames Estuary?
Discover how you can participate in a new era for the Thames Estuary at the Thames Estuary Growth Day.”
9.10 Welcome from the chair - Mark Easton, home editor, BBC News.
9.15 What is new in the estuary?
Senior politicians from the GLA, county councils and local authorities will participate in a panel discussion, setting out their accomplishments during the past year, which have contributed to the growth of the Thames Estuary.
09.45 The future of the Thames Estuary
Presentations will focus on the long-term trends and development that will shape the Thames Estuary in the coming years and decades.
11.00 Workshops in three streams in breakout rooms. Two back-to-back 40 minute sessions
What are the infrastructure improvements that will benefit the estuary? This session will focus on:
15.00 Housebuilders’ panel
A panel debate between the senior decision makers from the region’s largest housebuilders will form the final session of the day. Discussions will focus on how the private sector can do more to deliver affordable homes.
15.45 Drinks Reception
*The organisers reserve the right to change the programme at no notice
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The Thames Estuary Growth Day is a day of meetings, discussions, workshops and research on growth opportunities and potential in the Thames Estuary region, covering Kent, Essex and east London.
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