Emsi 2018 Conference

People Place & Prosperity

Driving Regional Skills & Growth in Challenging Times

Tuesday 15th May

Striving for prosperity

The skills gap, low growth and poor productivity continue to plague the national economy. Together with the immediate challenge of devolution, and the looming challenge of Brexit, organisations involved in providing the skills to industry, and organisations with responsibility for fostering growth, need to find new and better ways of working if they are to respond effectively to these issues.

The key to solving these national challenges lies in place – the local and the regional.

For education providers, supplying industry with the right skills requires better insight into the needs of employers at the local and regional level.

For economic developers, bringing increasing prosperity requires better knowledge of the industry strengths, opportunities and threats in their region.

In short, if we are to see our national skills and growth challenges effectively navigated, we must start at the local level: building better local partnerships, taking better local decisions, and behind all this, basing everything we do on better local and regional insight.

People, Place and Prosperity will feature:

  • Three keynote talks from thought-leaders giving a big picture view of some of the challenges we face and what we need to do to address them
  • Morning and afternoon workshops with sector leaders, showing how their organisations are dealing with these sorts of issues in their area
  • The opportunity to network with colleagues that are facing similar challenges to your own organisation



9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
Introduction & Welcome to Emsi 2018 Conference
10:15 - 10:45
Plenary Speaker 1

Jenifer BurdenDirector of Programmes, Gatsby

Title tbc.

10:45 - 11:15
Plenary Speaker 2

Nigel Wilcock Director, Institute of Economic Development

Title tbc.

11:15 – 11:30
Refreshments & Networking
11:30 - 12:30

Skills & Growth

Choice of 3 .

Details tbc .

12:30 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00
New Innovations and Solutions from Emsi

Duncan Brown Senior Economist, Emsi UK

Details tbc.

2:00 - 3:00

Practical Applications & Case Studies

Choice of 3.

Details tbc.

3:00 – 3:15
Refreshment & Networking
2:00 - 3:00
Plenary Speaker 3

Speaker tbc. Title tbc