This would seem relevant to the North-East. Pipe up please if you are going to this from north of Darlington. Make no mistake the choice of location backs up everything I have said about a Northumbria franchise. It will be quicker to go to a meeting in London for Tynesiders than one in Manchester.
Look at the speaker list, I can find one North Eastern speaker 15:45 - 16:05 How can LEPs bring forward transport investment to support growth? Jonathan Spruce, Senior Assistant Director, Tees Valley Unlimited and that is an interesting topic. How many in the audience will be from the North East despite Philip Hammond doing the keynote.