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2022 Annual IED Conference

2022 Conference - we are delighted to announce the return to the in-person Annual IED Conference later this year.  The one-day conference will take place on Thursday 6 October 2022 at BMA House, London. 

Kindly sponsored by Pegasus Group.

This year's conference “Supporting the Development and Levelling Up of Local Economies” will feature a number of topics and speakers, including an opening keynote speech from our Patron, The Right Honourable Greg Clark MP on “What Policies are Needed Next to Support a Levelling Up Agenda?”

The conference agenda has been designed to be interactive with a balance of key note speeches, as well as panel, break-out and round-table sessions and of course, there will be plenty of opportunity to network with your peers. The full programme will include:

  • What Policies are Needed Next to Support a Levelling Up Agenda? The Right Honourable Greg Clark MP
  • Innovation in the Regeneration of Towns – Panel Discussion Mark Gregory, Professor of Business Economics at Staffordshire University; Jonathan Werran, Chief Executive, Localis; Professor Cathy Parker, Chair, Institute of Place Management MMU
  • Delivering Clean Growth – Interventions Required Locally Robin McAlpine, Common Weal (Break Out Session)
  • Recognising the Impact of Health and Productivity and the Interventions Required Dr Séamus O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Health Science Alliance (Break Out Session kindly sponsored by Pegasus Group)
  • Inequality of Opportunity in Our Communities Andrew Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Cities  (Break Out Session)
  • Place Based Impact Investment Mark Hepworth, Director Research and Policy, The Good Economy  (Break Out Session)
  • Can R & D Help Drive Local Innovation and Change the Trajectory of Failing Places? Professor Richard Jones, Vice President for Regional Innovation and Economic Development, University of Manchester (Round Table Session)
  • How Do Places Re-emerge When Dominant Industries Decline? Julie Gilhespie, Group Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority (Round Table Session)
  • The Support Business Requires to Deliver Healthy and Inclusive Growth Lyndsay Judge, Research Director, The Resolution Foundation
  • Making the Case for Greater Infrastructure Delivery Will Gallagher, Strategy Director, East West Railways
  • Opening and Closing Remarks Bev Hurley, Chair IED

For the full programme, including a number of breakout sessions, please download the programme at the bottom of this page.  

To register to attend the conference, please follow the instructions below and please do take advantage of our early bird rate which runs until the end of July.


Please click here to register.  

Attendees can register and get an invoice raised, by opting to pay by invoice, when completing their registration.

Member (Standard)                       £274

Non Member (Standard)              £349

Delegate List

Please click here to view the delegate list.  The password is in your booking confirmation email.


The conference takes place at BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP

The nearest tube/train stations are: Euston (5 min walk) - St Pancras International (10 min walk) - Eurostar (10 min walk)


The IED Annual Conference counts towards 7 hours of CPD. IED members will be able to add this CPD to their record in the members area on the IED website.


If you are interested in supporting the conference and would like to discuss the opportunities available, please contact 


Please contact for any conference related queries.

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