RTPI: Growing the Economy

Organiser: Bev Watson, RTPI
Location: Eversheds Manchester
Phone: 0161 604 7799


9.30 am Registration & refreshments

10.00 am Welcome and Introduction by the chair Dan Mitchell, Barton Willmore

10.10 am Setting the scene: Economic growth trends across Manchester and the North West. Emerging trends and sectors Richard Cook, New Economy Manchester

10.45 am Atlantic Gateway & Superport – What are the opportunities for the North West? Is the planning system enabling the right conditions for economic growth? Richard Knight, Peel Land & Property

11.20 am Coffee break

11.40 am Economic growth stemming from the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). What is the GMSF and how is it evolving? Chris Findley, Salford City Council

12.15 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A

12.30 pm Lunch

1.15 pm Market overview – What's hot, what's not Stephen Nicol, Regeneris

1.50 pm Economic development and the rural economy. Rural business and enterprise in action! Rob Hindle, Rural Solutions

2.25 pm tbc

3.00 pm Panel Q&A & Chairman's Summary

3.30 pm Close


  • RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)
  • Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)
  • Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)
  • Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations received less than five working days prior to the event will be subject to a £35 charge. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

To book call Bev Watson on 0161 604 7799, or email

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