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Upcoming APPG sessions

IED members are warmly invited to participate in the work of the APPG and to attend its working sessions. If you would like to attend any of the upcoming meetings, please email APPG@ied.co.uk at least three weeks in advance of the scheduled date. All meetings are held in the Houses of Parliament and take place between 5-6.30pm. The format of the meetings are presentations from selected expert speakers, followed by a discussion/Q&A session.

6 November 2019 – Future of our High Streets

The second meeting of the APPG on this topic will be held from 5-6.30pm at the Houses of Parliament, when we will hear from Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive of the National Association of British Market Authorities, and Ian Nicholson, Town Centre Specialist, Oxforshire.

Graham has held the post of CEO of NABMA since 2003 although he has been with NABMA for over thirty years as Legal Advisor. He is recognised as one of the leading experts in market law.

Ian is a place management specialist and interim Oxford City Centre Manager, who has worked on a number of projects and initiatives in town and city centres. Much of this work has focused on the challenges around reducing the number of empty units, and included a Great British High Street award-winning town project in Wantage, Oxfordshire, and a similar initiative in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

If you would like to attend, please email APPG@ied.co.uk.

21 January 2020 - Spotlight on the Future of Seaside Towns

If you would like to give practical expert evidence on how the challenges of our coastal communities can be successfully overcome, please email bevhurley@ied.co.uk, and if you would like to attend, please email APPG@ied.co.uk. Again the session will be held 5pm - 6.30pm at the Houses of Parliament.

The following session in 2020 (date TBC) will be on Addressing the Productivity Gap at which Professor Philip McCann will be speaking. An expert on Productivity and regional imbalances, Professor McCann holds the Chair in Urban and Regional Economics in Sheffield University Management School, and is also the Tagliaferri Research Fellow in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.

If you would like to give practical expert evidence to our planned meetings on how UK productivity can be increased and regional imbalances overcome, please email bevhurley@ied.co.uk and if you would like to attend, please email APPG@ied.co.uk.

Follow the APPG on Twitter (via the IED account @theIED) to keep up to date with planned discussion topics and latest news. Use the hashtag #APPGIED to follow the latest news.

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