Hull wins UK Economic Development Conference

The Institute of Economic Development (IED)
will bring its UK Economic Development Conference to Hull’s Royal Hotel from 6
to 7 October this year.

The conference, which goes to a different
city each year, will showcase regeneration work, by way of a live case-study of
Hull’s economic
development.

“The delegates will go out to see real
examples of regeneration. Not always good examples either, sometimes where it
has failed,” says executive director for the Institute’s Education Trust,
Stephanie Wakefield.

“We are there for two days and most of these
cities need long term care, really,” she says. “We don’t go there to tell them
how to regenerate. It’s to see what other people do in other circumstances. What
we are trying to do is support examples and knowledge of good
practice.”

Chief executive of Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, Janet Reuben, stresses the economic impact
of such events.

“Hull is an ideal destination for this event as
the city offers fine examples of urban regeneration schemes and exciting
regeneration projects that have already brought fantastic new resources to the
city; including St Stephens Shopping Centre, the World Trade Centre and the new
Hull Truck Theatre,” she says.

Paul Colston

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