Hosted by the BBC’s Christian Fraser, the inaugural Blue Skies Conference was held on November 20 to an audience of over 250. It heralded the beginning of a process for envisioning a West London area that will be able to recover and prosper in a post-Covid, carbon responsible world.  The stellar line up of expert speakers from across the business, academic and government worlds provided the stimulus to encourage cross sector partnerships bringing new investment and jobs opportunities in a bid to stimulate change and economic prosperity in the region.

The videos are now available to view below or by visiting the West London Business YouTube channel.

Additionally, the West London Innovation District was launched at the conference to drive forward transport, digital innovation and environmental sustainability. It will bring new ways in which business and industry, research institutions and government can come together to secure larger scale opportunities for new investment growth and jobs. Pledge your support!

Conference Highlights  Welcome: Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Employment Minister International Keynote: Singapore High Commissioner His Excellency T K Lim Opening Keynote: Niall Bolger, CEO Hounslow Council
Opening Keynote: Robert Courts, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Dept of Transport)  Plenary 1: The future of aviation and global transportation BBC’s Christian Fraser in Conversation with John Holland-Kaye, CEO Heathrow  ‘Green’ Breakout Panel
‘Glocal Trade’ Breakout Panel ‘Digital’ Breakout Panel Panel Roundup: Andrew Dakers, West London Business  Closing Keynote: Jagoda Egeland, OECD
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