Capital West London Growth Summit
Day 1
30 Oct 2018

Introduction by Chair

Courtney Fingar, Editor in Chief, FDi Magazine will be opening the inaugural Capital West London Growth Summit.
Courtney Fingar

Welcome to West London: Together we are stronger

An opening address from the chairman of the West London Economic Prosperity Board
Paul Najsarek
Cllr Julian Bell


What does the London Plan mean for West London regeneration? What does the Mayor want to see happening in the region and what opportunities will the GLA provide for developers...
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Jules Pipe

West London – the economic picture

West London is a substantial region, comparable in economic terms to many major global cities. How can we expect this to change over the next year, 5 years or 10...
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Tony Travers

Looking down the line

West London is already among the best-connected places in the world. Half way between the leading global financial centre and one of its busiest airports it has a location that...
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Martyn Saunders
Graeme Craig
Cllr Steve Curran
Heidi Alexander

Destination, Destination, Destination

West London is blessed with great places. It has many thriving town centres with exceptional environment and quality of life. We hear from up and coming destinations about their plans...
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Lloyd Lee
Nick Searl
James Saunders
Liz Peace CBE
Jackie Sadek

Unlocking Employment and Commercial Opportunity

West London’s economy is robust and growing. It has world leading clusters in life science, hospitality, logistics, media, and more, and an amazing talent pool. Why are these companies based...
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Stuart Baillie
Oliver Bycroft
Colin Stanbridge
Cllr Graham Henson
Diana Foxlee

The Culture Dimension

Brent will be the Borough of Culture in 2020. What does this involve? What could the long-term benefits be? Moreover, what will it mean for the wider sub-region what opportunities...
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Carole-Anne Upton
Justine Simons OBE
Cllr Muhammed Butt
Matthew McMillan

Keynote Introduction

Future sectoral growth in the Capital and international competition: a London-wide perspective
Laura Citron

Staying ahead in the knowledge economy

West London is a world power in the knowledge economy business. Many businesses choose the region because of its six leading universities, the collection of fine FE colleges, the world-class...
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Michael Lewis
John Anderson
Cllr Stephen Cowan

West London Living

West London already has a large number of homes, but more will be needed to accommodate the increasing numbers who wish to live here. This presents both an opportunity and...
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Dipa Joshi
Ed Barnes
Nick Cuff
James Bridgewood

Closing Keynote

How great placemaking, forward thinking and new methods of construction will contribute to West London’s future growth.
Tony Pidgley CBE