Industrial Policy

Industrial Strength Britain: policies for sustainable growth

The panel at the Industrial Strength Britain seminar

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

Photo of Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & SkillsPhoto of Chuka Umunna, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & SkillsPhoto of Juergen Maier, Managing Director of Siemens UK Industry SectorPhoto of Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General of the Singapore National Trades Union CongressPhoto of Professor Mariana Mazzucato from the University of SussexPhoto of Professor Patrizio Bianchi, Professor of Economics at the University of FerraraPhoto of Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary

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.

 

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