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Members Forum (Nottinghamshire) - Q3 2021

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Available To: Members Only

Member Price: FREE

At a time of profound political change and ongoing economic uncertainty, the Chamber encourages its members to engage in these meetings, so that compelling and influential messages can be conveyed to a broad range of strategic stakeholders at a local, regional, and national level. In the short-term, this will take shape through the publication of a brand new Chamber Manifesto, and an upcoming business delegation to Westminster.

The purpose of these groups is to influence key local, regional, and national policymakers, with the Chamber keen that its members engage on the issues causing them most concern.

Open to all Chamber members, these meetings are held on quarterly basis in each of the three counties to direct the Chamber's lobbying and campaigning activities and to allow businesses to interface with strategic organisations on key topical issues both locally and regionally.

Issues discussed can be emerging, short-term or long-standing issues, such as public sector procurement, internet broadband connectivity, skills deficiencies, a high-speed rail connection for the East Midlands and minimising the burdensome effect on red tape on business.

This is also an opportunity for the Chamber to share the findings from the most recent Quarterly Economic Survey (QES)


  • First look at Q3 Quarterly Economic Findings - Chris Hobson, Director of Policy and External Affairs, East Midlands Chamber
  • Overview of the Nottingham City Council Carbon Neutral (CN28) ambition and the role of business to achieve the target - presented by Steve Oakley, Head of Contracting & Procurement, Nottingham City Council 
  • Overview of the Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine

    The Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine sets out, with a unified voice, the Midlands Engine Partnership’s collective plan: actions to be taken in partnership which will accelerate both the Midlands and the UK’s path to net zero.

    By advancing the Plan, the Midlands is committing to deliver a 36% reduction in CO2 emissions from current regional levels, while also creating 196,000 high-value, high-skill jobs to boost productivity and generate a further £24.2 billion GVA for the region’s economy – by 2041

  • "Roundtable" discussion and Q &A 

Benefits of attending/who should attend:

  • Hear the latest up-to-date economic intelligence on localised business confidence
  • Understand the strategic vision for the East Midlands
  • Gain an insight into the challenges the region's economy faces post-Brexit
  • An opportunity to influence as a powerful collective, enabling the country’s second-largest Chamber to convey compelling messages from business to key decision-makers

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