Industrial Strength Britain: policies for sustainable growth
The event took place on June 21st 2013. During the event we examined whether there is now a political and social partner consensus on the future of industrial policy. It also considered best practice from abroad. The Emilia Romagna region of Italy has a long tradition of industrial policy, while Singapore is one of the ‘Tiger’ nations at the heart of the Asian economic boom. Practitioners from both those countries described their experience, allowing a discussion of lessons for the UK.
Speakers included the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills; Juergen Maier Managing Director of manufacturing firm Siemens UK; Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General of the Singapore National Trades Union Congress; Professor Mariana Mazzucato from the University of Sussex; Patrizio Bianchi, Professor of Economics at the University of Ferrara and a member of the regional government of Emilia Romagna and Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary. Read the speaker biographies here.