The scale of the economic crisis from COVID-19 is unprecedented and has called for collective leadership to support a ‘ground-up recovery’ based on an unrivalled understanding of our local economies.

Join our 2020 Annual Conference (10am - 12pm) to hear why skills and enterprise underpins future value creation and is the catalyst for re-igniting our economy. 

View our Recovery Plan for Hertfordshire


Hear from Keynote Speaker, Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Meet our panel of experts drawn from business, local government, education, community and the third sector, who will share their views on Hertfordshire's future. Take part in our live polls, post questions and comments during the live conference to have your say in the debate.

Stay on for our AGM (12pm - 1pm) when our business-led Board will give their personal LEP highlights over the past year and future focus.

Chair:
Mark Bretton, Chair, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Chair, LEP Network

Keynote Speaker:
Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, CBI

Speaker:
Neil Hayes, CEO, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Panel:
Mark Bretton, Chair, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Chair, LEP Network
Neil Hayes, CEO, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Cllr David Williams, Leader, Hertfordshire County Council; and Chair, Hertfordshire Growth Board
Julie Newlan MBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire
Helen Gray, Director, Hertfordshire Community Foundation
Tina Barnard, CEO, Watford Community Housing
Cllr Linda Haysey, Leader, East Herts District Council; and Chair, Community Reassurance Cell, Local Resilience Forum
Ceri Humphrey, Finance Director, VolkerFitzpatrick

Who should attend?

  • SMEs/Entrepreneurs: what measures are being put in place to help me make my business more resilient?
  • Employers: what skills programmes are available to help support our future needs?
  • Community Leaders: what more can we do together to ensure no community or individual is left behind?
  • Educators: what is the future of teaching delivery and what lessons have been learned so far?
  • Innovators/Investors: how can we encourage more businesses to look to Hertfordshire to innovate and grow sustainably? 
View event flyer Register now