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Debate: The Northern Powerhouse


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Rhetoric or reality, and the role for engineering?

Date and Time

26 October 2017 - 18:30-20:30


Sheffield, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Joint Event.

About this event

This debate aims to explore the implementation of the Northern Powerhouse (NP), first coined by George Osborne as part of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government, and the role of the engineering profession in turning a concept into reality.

A question-time style debate with panellists from a broad spectrum of backgrounds with insight into how the engineering community can capitalise upon the idea of the Northern Powerhouse and what is already being done to drive it forward.
Debate panellists will be experts in areas such as politics, industry, commerce and transport.

The debate Chair will be posing pre-submitted questions to the panel and taking questions from the audience on the night.


18:15  Arrive & check-in
18:30  Event commences
20:30  Debate ends followed by networking opportunities

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

This is a joint event by IMechE, ICE and IET.
Panellists will be from a broad spectrum of political and industrial backgrounds.
A full list of the panellists and event chair will be added at a later date when details are confirmed

Registration information

Spaces for this event are limited, pre-registration essential.
Registrations for the event are being managed by IMechE.
To register to attend, please visit the IMechE web event page and follow the registration instructions: -

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