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Agenda for the HS2 Business Debate held at the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham (UK) on Monday 29th November 2010

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High speed rail creating opportunities - agenda

  1. 1. High Speed Rail - Creating Opportunities Business Debate Monday 29th November 2010, Toute Suite, Piazza Entrance, NEC Event Programme 9.30 am Registration and coffee 10.00 am Welcome – Patrick Burns, Political Editor, BBC Government’s approach Keynote Speech – Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport Business perspective Meeting Business needs – now and longer term - Simon Topman, Acme Whistles Experiences from HS1 – Mandy Bearne, Locate Kent Supply Chain Opportunities – David Johns, Amey Planning for HS2 – Development Opportunities – Gary Cardin, Drivers Jonas Deloitte The Debate High Speed Rail – What does is mean for business? Patrick Burns will lead the discussion with: Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport Jerry Blackett, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Paul Thandi, NEC Group Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport Concluding remarks Recognising the Challenges – Realising the Opportunities – Patrick Burns 12.00pm Close

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