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

Andy DurmanManaging Director, Emsi UK

10:15 - 10:50
Skilling Your Region:
'Creating the Workforce to Fuel Local Prosperity'

Jenifer BurdenDirector of Programmes, Gatsby

10:50 - 11:25
Growing Your Region:
'Building a Local Economy Fit for the Future'

Nigel Wilcock Director, Institute of Economic Development

11:25 – 11:55
Refreshments & Networking
11:55 - 12:30
Connecting Your Region:
'Fostering Partnerships for Growth and Prosperity'

Ian Pretty Chief Executive, The Collab Group

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

Duncan Brown Senior Economist and Director of Consulting, Emsi UK

2:00 - 2:45
Choice of 3

Practical Applications & Case Studies

Using Local Insight to Identify the Skills Your Region Demands:

Rachel Mather, Research and Development Manager, West Yorkshire College Consortium

Local Insight to Identify the Strengths and Opportunities Your Region Has:

Debbie McLatch,Manydown Commercial Manager, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

Using Local Insight to Build the Partnerships Your Region Needs:

Resham Gill, Partnerships and Collaboration (Higher Apprenticeships) Manager, BCU

2:45 - 3:15
Refreshment & Networking
3:15 - 3:50
Knowing Your Region:
'Using Insight to Help You Achieve Regional Prosperity'

Andrew Crapuchettes. Chief Executive Officer, Emsi

3:50 - 4:00
Closing Remarks

Andy Durman Managing Director, Emsi UK