Local MP and others to speak at event about economic growth along Oxford-MK-Cambridge arc

    A conference to set out the opportunities for economic growth in the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge arc is coming to Stadium MK later this month with a series of local speakers planned.

    On 21st June, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Milton Keynes for the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference - the region’s largest business conference of the year – which is supported by the National Infrastructure Commission, England’s Economic Heartland and regional and local authorities.

    The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking and in association with Bouygues Energies & Services, will see some of the region’s biggest names in business, politics and local government lead a regional economic debate including discussions on industrial strategy, skills, housing, infrastructure and growing the economy.

    The corridor represents a phenomenal opportunity for the regions and will create opportunities, connectivity and communication between cities to drive economic development and growth.

    Speakers will include local MP Iain Stewart, Prof Sadie Morgan (Commissioner of National Infrastructure Commission) and Sir Peter Gregson (Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University).

    Keith Griffiths, MD of Built Environment Networking said: ‘’The long-awaited transport links between Oxford and Cambridge will not only improve connectivity and communication between the cities and those in-between, but it will provide the infrastructure to drive economic development and growth."

    "The area could support a further 700,000 jobs by 2050, increasing GVA by more than £160bn. We’re delighted to be holding this conference, with the support of the National Infrastructure Commission and England’s Economic Heartland, to join businesses together who are essential to making this a success story."

    Cllr Hannah O’Neill, Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet Member for Healthier and Stronger Communities, said: “The Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor is a real and exciting opportunity for this area, it will deliver housing, infrastructure and jobs and out us on the map both nationally and internationally."

    "However, we need to continue working together to maximise those opportunities and funding, which is why this conference is so important and I’m delighted to have been asked to speak on behalf of Milton Keynes, which is a key component of this partnership."

    For more information or to book tickets to the event on the 21st June 2018 you can click here.

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