Tomorrow's Workforce

Defining, Developing and
Delivering the Skills of the Future

16th May 2019 - The Studio, 7 Cannon Street Birmingham, B2 5EP

15th May 2019 - Pre Conference Drinks Reception


The world of work is currently undergoing a seismic shift. There is the disruption brought about by automation and AI. There is the political and economic uncertainty brought about by Brexit. And there are the ongoing problems employers say they face in trying to recruit the talent they need to achieve success.

At the heart of all these issues is skills, and the following questions are in need of urgent answers:

  • How can we define the skills of the future?
  • How can we develop the skills of the future?
  • How can we deliver the skills of the future?

*Tomorrow’s Workforce* will bring thought-leaders from the education, economic development and talent spheres together to discuss these these questions, with a series of keynote addresses, as well as a number of related workshops. So why not join us for what promises to be a highly insightful event, as we look at how organisations such as yours can better understand the issues and challenges involved in defining, developing and delivering the skills of the future and the workforce of tomorrow.


How can we understand what skills are going to be needed in the future?
Elena Magrini, Policy & Research Analyst, Centre for Cities

Why are employers focusing more on skills competencies and what are the implications?
Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director, City & Guilds Group

How can we ensure that we keep abreast with the needs of an ever-changing labour market?
Prof Richard Miles, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education – Enterprise & Engagement), The University of Sydney

What are the emerging trends as we look towards the labour market of the future?
Duncan Brown, Senior Economist, Emsi UK

How is the global workforce changing, and what can you do to keep up with what’s going on?
Andrew Crapuchettes - Chief Executive Officer, Emsi

  • A choice of 3 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


  1. Identifying skills demand and using it to shape your course planning and employer engagement
    Hugh Callaway,
    Group Director of Marketing and Commercial Businesses, TEC Partnership
    More info...
  2. How Degree Apprenticeships are bridging the gap between education and employment.
    Mandy Crawford-Lee,
    Director of Policy and Operations, UVAC
    More info...
  3. Using local insight to develop an integrated approach to Skills Advisory Panels and Local Industrial Strategy.
    Caroline Perkins,
    Research Manager, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
    More info...


The Studio, 7 Cannon Street Birmingham, B2 5EP

Pre Conference Drinks Reception

As well as a great opportunity to network in a relaxed environment, whilst partaking in a yummy barbecue on the roof terrace, you will be able to hear about new developments and tools designed specifically as a response to your challenges.

You will be joined by Andrew Crapuchettes, CEO of Emsi as well as Adrian O’Donnelly from Strada Education. Both of whom will be sharing a new perspective on LMI under our new parent company, Strada Education.

We will also be offering one to one training and the chance to discuss your Emsi tools with our customer services team.

Venue - The Studio, 7 Cannon Street Birmingham, B2 5EP

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