What can be done to help the tech sector thrive far beyond London and the South East? This public panel event, featuring a keynote speech from Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, offers a chance to explore what comes next for government policy and the development of the UK’s silicon cities.
We are delighted to welcome the new Minister for Early Years and Childcare, Sam Gyimah, to Policy Exchange to give his first major speech in his new position. His speech will be followed by a short panel discussion and audience Q+A.
With Isabel Hardman, The Spectator (CHAIR), Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Jeremy Greenwood, Lafarge Tarmac, Neil Sinden, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Chris Walker, Policy Exchange.
With Alice Thomson, The Times (CHAIR), Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Lucy Heller, ARK Schools, James O'Shaughnessy, Floreat Education and Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange.
With Iain Martin, The Sunday Telegraph, Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange, Senator Philip Ozouf, Government of Jersey and James Sproule, Institute of Directors.
Ian King, Sky News (CHAIR), Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy, Ed Conway, Sky News, Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange, Fiona Laffan, Goldman Sachs and Adam Whitehouse, TMT First.