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Building A World Class City – Conference 5 Dec 2008 November 5, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 2008, Capital of Culture 2008, Culture, Liverpool.
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cranecropInvestment and Regeneration in Liverpool:  Building a World Class City
5th December 2008, Radisson SAS Hotel, Liverpool

Regeneration in Liverpool has been accelerating at a rapid pace in the last few years. More than £3 billion is being invested in major projects which are changing the face of the city. Being the European Capital of Culture in 2008 has further aided this renaissance through drawing in new visitors and bringing attention to Liverpool’s cultural offering.

However, following Capital of Culture year what is the future for the city? Can the regeneration momentum be maintained in an economic downturn? What are the implications of changing regional structures for the city and surrounding area?

This conference seeks to examine the impact of the past year on Liverpool’s development, the impact of regional governance changes and their implications for regeneration and the city’s ability to weather the current economic crisis.

Speakers include:

  • Phil Redmond CBE
  • Cllr Warren Bradley Leader Liverpool City Council and Deputy Chair Liverpool Culture Company
  • Jim Gill Chief Executive Liverpool Vision
  • Paul Lakin Head of Development North West Development Agency
  • Neil Scales OBE Chief Executive and Director General Merseytravel
  • Peter Madden Chief Executive Forum for the Future
  • Jonathan Bracken Partner Bircham Dyson Bell
  • Sue Harrison Chair of the Board The BlueCoat
  • Pam Wilsher Head of Tourism Sector Development Merseyside Partnership (the official Tourist Board for Merseyside)
  • Guy Butler Project Director Grosvenor
  • Cllr Tony McDermott Leader Halton Borough Council and Chair Mersey Gateway Executive Board
  • Jack Stopforth Chief Executive Officer Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
  • David Guest Chairman Liverpool Commercial District Partnership
  • Simon Pierce Area Director for Greater Merseyside Learning and Skills Council (LSC)

For further information and a full programme please visit the event website, contact Waterfront on 020 7787 1210 or download the information and booking form here [PDF]

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Jim Gill To Lead New Liverpool Regeneration Comapany January 9, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Liverpool, News.
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Liverpool Chamber would like to congratulate Jim Gill on his appointment as the first CEO for Liverpool’s new economic development company

The current chief executive of Liverpool Vision has been named as the person to lead the new economic development company for Liverpool.

Jim Gill will be responsible for plotting the direction of the new company which is being created from the merger of Liverpool Vision, BusinessLiverpool and Liverpool Land Development Company.

Jim, who was awarded the OBE for services to regeneration in 2006, is already working hard on pulling together the three agencies in time for the launch of the new company on April 1st.

Since 2001 he has led Liverpool Vision, the UK’s first Urban Regeneration Company, which has driven and overseen the massive redevelopment of Liverpool city centre, including that of the historic waterfront.

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