26th September 2018


The Rep, Birmingham


561 Days


GBSLEP is a partnership of business, public sector and further and higher education. Its mission is to drive sustainable economic growth across the city-region, creating jobs and improving the quality of life for everyone. The GBSLEP area is home to over two million people, an estimated 848,000 jobs and an economy worth £44.5 billion.

Greater Birmingham continues to make substantial progress. Since the previous year, the city-region has generated 1.3 billion pounds worth of economic growth. It has created 22,600 private sector jobs, which means that we are over half way to achieving our 2030 target for private sector job creation. According to PwC’s Good Growth index, our chosen measure for quality of life, we have moved up to 4th Place among Core City LEPs.

For more information about GBSLEP, please visit the website, subscribe to its newsletter or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About the event

Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s regional economy has thrived over the past year. The area has cemented its position as the leading core city region for economic growth. Thousands of private sector jobs are being created, major infrastructure projects are underway and new educational and training centres have been opened.

You are invited to join the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) at its fifth Annual Conference. The event will consider how we can all build on the region’s recent successes to create a stronger economy for all – from Cannock Chase to Redditch, Wyre Forest to Birmingham, Tamworth to Solihull.

At this pivotal point for our city region, the conference will provide an update on current economic issues, review what has been achieved during the last year, and consider what the future holds for the LEP and the region overall.

The agenda will feature esteemed speakers from Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s high growth sectors: Creative Industries; Business, Financial & Professional Services; Life Sciences; Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Technologies. Each speaker will provide an insight into the future of their industries, and what we must invest in as a region to continue to grow our vibrant economy.

The event will also highlight a range of projects that GBSLEP has supported – from assisting and advising local high growth businesses, to funding major regeneration schemes, and providing education providers with new spaces and equipment.

You will be able to ask questions of the industry panel, meet the LEP Board and executive, and network with other senior stakeholders from across the region. It is a free event for the private, public and third sectors.

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Event Schedule

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & networking

9:00 - 10:30

Presentation & panel talks

10:30 - 11:00

Refreshments & networking



Contact Us

For more information please contact Sandrine or Camilla on 0121 314 2920 or email