30 OCTOBER 2018 | THE DRUM, WEMBLEY

About the Conference

Capital West London Growth Summit

The Capital West London Growth Summit

Our inaugural Growth Summit will bring together the key players in the future of West London to set out and discuss the exciting opportunities we have to grow our economy.

The schedule will include a panel debate on the sub-region’s unrivalled transport connections, and how they are set to improve further with a string of planned major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, HS2 and the West London Orbital.

With huge regeneration projects at Wembley Park, White City, Brent Cross and Old Oak Common creating thousands of new homes and jobs, delegates will hear more about the overall impact they will have on West London’s economy.

Culture, international trade and the fast-growing knowledge economy will also be looked at in what promises to be an unmissable event for those with an interest in West London.

During the day we will discuss:

  • Places – West London is blessed with great places, thriving town centres with exceptional environment and quality of life. We will hear about development plans in several key locations.
  • Connections – It is already one of the best connected places in the world – halfway between the leading global financial centre and Europe’s busiest airport, it has a location that many would envy. But there will be more – Crossrail will open soon, HS2 is on the horizon, Thameslink will come to Brent Cross, and the West London Orbital is in the Mayor of London’s transport plan. So what opportunities does this produce?
  • Culture – Even before Brent was chosen as Borough of Culture, West London had a thriving offer in food, leisure, theatre and the arts. The spiritual and historic home of the BBC, a number of top quality theatres, cinemas, and a host of world-leading businesses in entertainment, media and broadcasting paint a lavish tapestry. How can we use this to our advantage?
  • Economy – West London has trade in buckets. It’s economy – at £73bn – is larger than any in the UK bar the Central Activity Zone in London. Over 100,000 companies employ nearly a million people in rapid-growth sectors in the knowledge economy, as well as in companies in Park Royal, the largest business park in the UK, where the lion’s share of London’s food is processed. Where are the opportunities for further growth?

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