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We are delighted to invite you to An Audience with CBI Director General, plus special guests. During this event, we’ll be discussing how to tackle the UK’s productivity challenge.  We will be joined by CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn; Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (responsible for Markets and Banking), Sir David Ramsden; CEO of London Stansted Airport, Ken O’Toole; CEO of Green Energy Options, Patrick Caiger-Smith and Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University.

The CBI’s Director-General and the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England will set out how we can address the UK’s current productivity challenge and rebalance the economy following the recent news of a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations.

The format of the event will be a panel session where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the CBI’s Director-General, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and regional business leaders about the tools required to address the productivity challenge and ask the panel key questions.

Carolyn will set out the key levers that businesses need to see right across the country that will boost productivity and ensure that prosperity reaches all corners of the UK’s regions and nations. The recently published Industrial Strategy is a positive step in the right direction to improving living standards in the face of Brexit uncertainty and a sombre economic outlook. However, the hard work starts now and the CBI is working with Government to ensure that we move fast from strategy to action. This will be a great opportunity to hear more from the CBI’s Director-General on what progress is needed to ensure the Industrial Strategy is a success in all of the UK’s regions and to hear the latest from Carolyn’s high-level interactions with Government as we seek to boost the UK’s productivity.

This event will also provide an excellent opportunity to engage with your peers in the business community at this exclusive gathering, with businesses attending from across the region and representing businesses from all sectors and sizes.