A sparkling line-up of speakers will come together for Downtown Manchester’s special ‘Powerhouse Progress’ half-day conference at the Town Hall on Friday 22nd April.

The leader and the chief executive of the city council Sir Richard Leese and Sir Howard Bernstein will be among those contributing to the event, alongside the chief executive of Kitbag, Andy Anson, Lynda Shillaw from Manchester Airport Group, and the Managing Director of real estate specialists RSM, digital strategy expert Jon Corner and Homes and Communities Agency boss Deborah McLaughlin.

Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna said:

“We have worked hard to put together a conference that discusses the Northern Powerhouse agenda in a way that is relevant to the business community.

“Of course governance arrangements and what powers are being devolved the Greater Manchester are important. But what impact will this devolution initiative have on economic growth, jobs and our private sector?

“Those are the issues this event will address, with particular emphasis on the key areas of property, transport and the digital sector.”

Mr McKenna also expressed his delight at securing the chief executive of Kitbag, Andy Anson, to speak at the conference.

“Andy has a tremendous business story to share with us. His career includes senior roles at Disney, Manchester United and Chanel 4. I am sure conference delegates will really look forward to hearing from someone who is a leading operator in his field.”

The event is sponsored by KBR, Manchester City Council and RSM. Huddled is the conference media partner.

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Take advantage of our early bird offer for a stand in the Manchester Business Conference: Powerhouse Progress exhibitors area. Book your exhibitor space before Thursday 31st March and get your stand for only £200 + VAT. For further information contact Chris Witterick on  07823 527 087 or email chris.witterick@downtowninbusiness.com


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