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Thursday, 16 July 2009

City Region Status - free forum & panel debate

by Chris Fletcher, Deputy Chief Exec.

The issue of City Region status has received widespread press coverage recently, including the Chancellor's Budget, but does everybody understand what it actually is?

City Region status will drive the direction for Greater Manchester over the next few years so is a crucial part of the development for the region.

If your business is based in Greater Manchester or you have any interest in the future development of the city region and the opportunities for your business you need to attend this event.

Venue: The Buckingham Suite, The Palace Hotel, Oxford Road, Manchester
Time: 11.45am - 1.30pm (lunch provided)
Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2009

  • Dermot Finch, Director of Centre for Cities
  • Lord Peter Smith, Leader of Wigan Council & Chair of AGMA
  • Angie Robinson, CEO of GM Chamber
  • Peter Heginbotham, President of GM Chamber

Questions for discussion
Greater financial autonomy and political devolution are on the cards for Greater Manchester. How will this affect your business? What influence will business have? How can businesses maximise economic prosperity, innovation and success in Greater Manchester?

Join us for a panel debate hosted by Michael Taylor, Editor of Insider Magazine and put your questions to some of the experts on City Region status.

To register please email your name, company, email address & telephone number to as soon as possible as places are limited. If you would like to submit a question in advance of the meeting please include this in your email.

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