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The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference in association with Bouygues Energies & Services was held on the 6th December 2017 at The Guildhall in Cambridge.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s Future Starts Here
Our thanks to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees. The conference saw over 300 attendees, 30 guest speakers and 15 exhibitors – whilst providing a platform to network with industry leaders gain insight on new developments in the region and much more!
Information on our next Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference will be provided here once announced, as well as on the Built Environment Networking website, which will also include our other events in the region. And you can listen to testimonials from attendees and exhibitors at our conference below.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough currently has a population of 1.3 million people, which is estimated to grow to 1.5 million by 2031.The region hosts a number of globally significant business clusters, world class research capacity linked to universities, a number of thriving market towns, and is the UK’s leader in agriculture, food and drink. The area boasts 700,000 jobs, 60,000 enterprises and generates £30 billion per annum.
There is a significant of activity in terms of infrastructure and development and from atop the Gog Magog Hills on one of those glorious East Anglian big sky days, you can just about spot the cranes going up on a daily basis in the city of Cambridge below. They are poking through everywhere across the region where new buildings are rising by the month. There’s more to come. To the north-west of the city, the University of Cambridge is working on a significant £1bn development including new research facilities, 3,000 new homes, space for 2,000 post-graduate students, new schools and a nursery, shops and surgeries.
Together with another £1+bn being pumped into the city by the Government for a new railway station, new houses and roads and Peterborough growing at a significant rate there is more money is going into Cambridgeshire than at any time since the Victorian age and with a new Mayor in place at the Combined Authority and with a very active LEP there is lots going on.
Our conference delved further into the developments ongoing in the region and the focused on some key areas to discuss and debate how Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can deliver economic growth in a difficult time. Devolution, housing, skills and transport were just some of the discussion points whilst the event also let people join the conversation with Q&A, networking and much more.
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