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Strategy and Influence Group (Leicestershire) - Q4 2019

Event Information:

Venue: Gateley Plc, Leicester, Leicestershire

Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Available To: Members Only

Member Price: FREE


Just a couple of days before the UK’s 2019 General Election and against a backdrop of ongoing political instability and economic uncertainty, this quarterly meeting (open to all Chamber-members) enables discussion around crucial topical and strategic issues affecting the business community in Leicester and Leicestershire. This session focuses on strategic considerations around the region’s infrastructure: making best-use of the Midlands Engine and the East Midlands Development Corporation. We’ll also dStrategy meetingetermine the Chamber’s lobbying priorities/activities for 2020 amid challenging operating conditions.



1. Introductions and welcome (10 minutes)

2. Feedback on Activity since last session - Brexit events feedback - General Election 2019 Chris Hobson, Director of Policy & External Affairs - East Midlands Chamber (15mins)

3. Quarterly Economic Survey – summary of Q4 Chris Hobson, Director of Policy & External Affairs - East Midlands Chamber (15mins)

4. Current Operating Conditions – roundtable update (All; 30mins)

5. Strategic Chamber Priorities for 2020 (All; 20mins)

6. East Midlands Development Corporation Helen Lester, Programme Director - Midlands Engine (10 mins/10 mins Q&A)

7. Action Points / Upcoming Activity / Dates for your diary (5 mins)


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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