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Recent events

Can higher education help solve the UK productivity problem?

23 February 2023 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Matt Western MP, Shadow Minister for Further Education and Universities

Recently, Shadow Further Education and Universities Minister, Matt Western MP, led a spirited Industry Forum roundtable on whether higher education can help solve the UK productivity problem which has persisted since 2008. The meeting was hosted by Workday, the major US cloud-based people management... Read More

The future direction of Labour policies

25 January 2023 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Anneliese Dodds MP, Chair of Labour Policy Review and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

With intense interest from business in the industrial and economic policies of the Labour party already apparent, the Industry Forum kicked off 2023 with a broad look at the ‘Future direction of Labour Policies,' covering social, health, industrial relations policies, the treatment of women and mi... Read More

Boosting UK international trade

14 November 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Rt Hon Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

UK international trade is suffering badly from Brexit, the pandemic, the Ukraine/Russia war, supply chain problems and inflation. So, the Industry Forum invited Shadow International Trade Secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds to lead a roundtable on ‘Boosting UK international trade’. The meeting was in... Read More

What is the UK role in the Asia-Pacific region?

24 October 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Catherine West MP, Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister

Much is happening in the Asia-Pacific region upon which, the UK government is increasingly focused for new diplomatic and trade opportunities. This may mean new trade deals, a more complex relationship with China, new defence alliances like AUKUS, and strengthening relationships with the administrat... Read More

Can physics supercharge the UK economy?

30 June 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister Science, Research & Innovation

The answer to the question ’Can physics supercharge the UK economy?’ discussed this week at an Industry Forum roundtable hosted by the Institute of Physics, was always a foregone conclusion. But physicists, also like to know how theory will be turned into practice. So the ideal person to lead th... Read More

Prospects and pitfalls for green hydrogen

13 June 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and the Green New Deal

Only one element has the potential to liberate the world from global warming and the grip of the petrostates - green hydrogen. To achieve this, however, big technical, policy and investment hurdles need to be overcome. So, yesterday the Industry Forum launched the first of a series of meetings on th... Read More