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On the 21st June, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Milton Keynes for the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth – 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. David Lock Associates has been announced as the Housing Sessions Partner for the event. 

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 include:

Sadie Morgan; Commissioner of National Infrastructure Commission

Ann Limb; Chair of South East Midlands LEP

Sir Peter Gregson; Chief Executive & Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University

Iain Stewart MP; Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South

Mary Parsons; Group Director of Places for People

The day-long event will provide a unique opportunity for delegates to hear about the collaborative approach to economic growth from the public and private sectors.

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.’’

DLA’s Managing Partner Julia Foster who will chair the Housing Session said: “At DLA, strategic scale planning with a spatial focus has been the foundation of our practice for 30 years. With the resurgence of a comprehensive approach to infrastructure and growth planning, we find ourselves working across large geographies for public and private sector clients, and no more so than throughout the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Corridor. We look forward to welcoming delegates to our home city, and to chairing what we hope will be a high-calibre and seminal debate on unlocking the potential for the communities of the future.”

For more information or to book tickets to the event on the 21st June 2018 please visit: www.built-environment-networking.com/OCCEGC18