Throughout 2017 the Industrial Strategy Commission held a series of public events, meetings and evidence sessions. Those events helped to inform our work and enabled us to engage with the public, policymakers and key industry stakeholders.
A range of public and private evidence sessions were held in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Cambridge. Evidence sessions explored challenges and opportunities for industrial strategy across a range of policy areas and themes including health and social care, Industry 4.0, place-based industrial strategy and advanced manufacturing.
The Industrial Strategy Commission launch
6 March 2017
The Industrial Strategy Commission was officially launched at an event at the Royal Society in London on Monday 6 March 2017. At the launch Dame Kate Barker presented details of the work of the new Commission. A panel of speakers then presented their views on industrial strategy before taking part in a Q&A session.
Sheffield City Region Evidence Session at the AMRC
29 March 2017
On Wednesday 29 March the Commission held an evidence session at Factory 2050, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The event was attended by businesses, academics and policymakers from across Sheffield City Region. Keynote speakers at the event were Julie Kenny CBE DL and Paul Houghton, two leading business figures in the city-region, who shared their views on what a new industrial strategy should focus on.
Industry 4.0 and Health and Social Care Evidence Sessions in Manchester
4 April 2017
On Tuesday 4 April, the Industrial Strategy Commission held two evidence sessions in Manchester at the Industry 4.0 Summit and at The University of Manchester.
Evidence session in Parliament – Industrial Strategy and Inclusive Growth
19 April 2017
Our joint event in Parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth unfortunately had to be cancelled. The announcement of the General Election on June 8th meant it was not possible to hold the event.