A week to go until landmark event sets the agenda for what comes next in the North

Next week more than 500 people are coming together to set the agenda for what comes next in the North – and we want you to join us too.

Invest North, a virtual one-day conference curated by TheBusinessDesk.com that is taking place on Wednesday, March 24.

Jake Berry MP

Packed with insights that can sharpen your thinking and inform your strategy. There are more than 60 fantastic speakers from business, politics and the public sector, who lead and influence the North’s economy, including Jake Berry MP, former Northern Powerhouse Minister and current chair of the Northern Research Group, Katherine Richardson, deputy director UK regions at the Department of International Trade, Collette Roche, chief operating officer at Manchester United Football Club, Roger Marsh OBE DL, chair of NP11 and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, and Isobel Sheldon, chief strategy officer, BritishVolt.

Grant Shapps MP

The day will be opened by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps who will give a keynote speech and be followed by a packed agenda with sessions on inward investment, the green economy, pandemic resilience, SME funding, the productivity challenge, big ideas to shape the North, and much, much more.

The full agenda can be found here.

If you’ve not booked your ticket for this not to be missed event that is about showcasing transformational ideas and backing the North by putting you and your business on the front row of what opportunity looks like in the post-Covid, post-Brexit world, click here.

The event also has an expo area and networking spaces to enable attendees to get the most out of the day.

The stellar line-up of speakers includes.

Lord Jim O’Neill


Lakshmi Kaul


Matt Moulding


Irene Afful


John Boehner


Collette Roche


Dame Sarah Storey

Roger Marsh

Isobel Sheldon