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East Midlands Investment Forum

We're delighted to be a sponsor of Insider Media’s East Midlands Investment Forum, which takes place virtually on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 11:00 – 12:00.




 Wednesday, 12 May 2021 


 11:00 - 12:00


 Free to attend


The East Midlands is Britain’s best investment opportunity: a well-connected, superbly skilled and highly diverse region. But how can businesses be part of this growth story?

This special Insider forum will focus on key projects vital to the future growth of the region, including HS2, Nottingham’s Island Quarter, Derby’s Becketwell scheme and Leicester’s Space Park, as well as the freeport centred on East Midlands Airport.

The session will bring together some of the East Midlands’ key public and private sector figures to look at how these projects will shape the future of the region, how businesses will benefit and what the region needs to do to attract more investment.

Issues to be discussed at this event include;

  • How the East Midlands makes the most of its key assets
  • How the three main cities can work together more effectively
  • How best to market the region to the world
  • How to ensure the East Midlands gets the most out of the ‘levelling up’ agenda
  • Whether the East Midlands needs a single unifying figure like an elected mayor


  • Michelle Craven-Faulkner - Partner, Shoosmiths
  • John Forkin - Managing Director, Marketing Derby
  • Lorraine Baggs - Head of Investment, Invest Nottingham
  • Will Tanner - Communications Director UK and Ireland, Alstom
  • Mark Oakley - Director of Inward Investment and Place Marketing for Leicester and Leicestershire, Leicester City Council