The conference will examine the socioeconomic, infrastructure and investment policies that are needed to address regional inequalities and imbalance. It will also explore possibilities for cross-border planning and coordination to enable the greater North-West region to fulfil its potential and not remain an outlier in terms of economic performance in Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Mark Durkan , John and Pat Hume Foundation board member.
Launch of the Royal Irish Academy Report : 'Regional approaches to Higher Education- comparisons between the North West of the Island and Scotland and Wales.
The Facts of regional imbalance.
John Daly, Economist Northern and Western Regional Assembly.
East/West and International Experience.
Professor Des McNulty - Deputy Director Policy Scotland Dr Gabriele Golduß and Dr Heiderose Heßke representatives from the City of Leipzig
Steve Barker MP Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office. Irish Government representative.
The perspective of business.
Gerry Kindlon, Director of Government Relations Seagate. Michael D'Arcy, Business consultant and independent advisor to the Ibec/CBI Joint Business council.
Political government and public policy panel discussion.
Colm Eastwood, MP. Mary O'Dwyer. Dr Nancy Aris, State respresentative from City of Leipzig.
Professor Paul Arthur, John and Pat Hume Foundation Board member
Derry~Londonderry Campus Location
Derry ~ Londonderry campus offers an intimate learning environment.