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Recent events

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


Valuing and sustaining the NHS

08 June 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health

Leading from the front is what is needed in a pandemic, and this is the speciality of career A&E doctor and politician, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health. In June, she led the first ever Industry Forum expert round table on the key issue of ‘Valuing and sustain... Read More


Helping UK Energy-Intensive Industries

26 April 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

Vital UK Energy-Intensive industries such as steel, cement, and ceramics face multiple crises: The Ukraine/Russia war has caused a spike in fossil fuel prices that threatens their viability; the need to transition to carbon neutral energy requires large investments in research, and transition, and, ... Read More


Opportunities for International Trade in 2022

31 March 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Andrew Mitchell, Director General, Exports and UK Trade, Department for International Trade

Success in international trade will be the key factor in determining whether the UK economy adjusts successfully to operating outside of the EU and navigating the turbulence caused by the Covid pandemic, and the Ukraine/Russia war. So, we were delighted, this week, that Andrew Mitchell, Director Gen... Read More


UK economic prospects for 2022 and beyond

25 November 2021 - Morning - Login for venue

Andrew Smith, Chief Economic Adviser, Industry Forum

The UK could escape suffering the worst Covid 19 hit among the G7 nations, as predicted by the IMF, but it would require some deft policymaking to focus Bank of England and Government actions on targeting growth and implementing a coherent strategy for structural change. This was the broad conclusio... Read More