Hertfordshire LEP annual conference 2019

  • Monday, 7 October 2019, 9:05 AM to 4:00 PM

Annual Conference and AGM: 7 October 

GSK, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FX


09.30 Registration and refreshments 

10.00 Welcome 

Mark Bretton

Hertfordshire LEP and LEP Network Chair

10.05 How are we performing? 

Digi Impact Report

10.15 Building a world-class cluster

Paul Life, Head, Scientific Operations, GSK

Keith Thompson, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Chief Executive

Dr Sally Ann Forsyth, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, Chief Executive

10.45 Ministerial Address

Nadhim Zahawi, MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary 

(Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

10.50 Connecting local people to economic success

Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

Adrian Hawkins, Hertfordshire LEP Deputy Chair

Refreshments break

Visit key partner and LEP flagship projects exhibition stands

11.45 Hertfordshire: a place to grow

Cllr David Williams, Hertfordshire LEP Board Member

Leader, Hertfordshire County Council; Chair, County Councils Network

12.00 A Local Industrial Strategy for Hertfordshire

Neil Hayes

Hertfordshire LEP Chief Executive

12.15 Next Steps

Mark Bretton

12.30-13.30 LUNCH  

13.30-14.30 Hertfordshire LEP Annual General Meeting 


Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst is the UK's leading open innovation campus with a focus on therapeutics.

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