Mayor of West Midlands to speak at Coventry & Warks conference

Andy Street

The Mayor of the West Midlands is one of the keynote speakers at a major economic event in Coventry in November.

Andy Street says he is looking forward to talking about the region’s industry success stories and answering questions from the business community at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Conference.

The event, which is taking place at the Ricoh Arena on November 16 and is headline sponsored by WCG, will also hear from broadcaster Jon Snow, entrepreneur Maggie Philbin and Jeremy Wright, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

There is also an Economic Panel and a Skills Panel before interviews with Martin Reeves, of Coventry City Council and Monica Fogarty, of Warwickshire County Council.

Andy Street said it promised to be a great event and that he always enjoys meeting businesses in the region.

He said: “I’m looking forward to the Annual Conference at the Ricoh. It’s always a great event and it’s an opportunity to talk about the growth of the economy, the resurgent industries, investment in the city centre and, of course, UK City of Culture.

“It is a great venue and the business community across Coventry and Warwickshire is always very passionate so I can’t wait to come and present and answer questions.”

Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said the conference is shaping up well.

She said: “We are delighted that Andy can join us in what is a fantastic line-up of speakers.

“It’s important that companies attending see that we are bringing together the business community and decision makers at a local, regional and national level.

“Our conference is the key economic event for the region and we are looking forward to what should be a great day.”

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