Liverpool Responds Beyond the Brink

Liverpool Responds: Still Beyond the Brink?

10:30am - 11:15am / Wednesday 15th July 2020
Type: Webinar / Category: Public / Series: Liverpool Responds
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In the latest event in the Liverpool Responds series, this session will look at the economic and social prospects for Liverpool City Region after COVID- 19.
It will focus on the new report by Professor Michael Parkinson CBE for the University’s Heseltine Institute ‘After COVID-19: Is Liverpool Still Beyond or Back on the Brink?’

Joining Michael to discuss them will be key players in Liverpool City Region: Claire McColgan, Director of Culture Liverpool, who helped write the city council’s recent £1.4bn Economic Recovery Plan to Government; Colin Sinclair, Chief Executive of Sciontec and the Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, which will be a huge driver of the Liverpool City Region economy in the next decade; Mark Basnett, Managing Director of the LCR Growth Platform responsible for business opportunities and development across the whole city region; and Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool, one of our major national cultural organisations, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Liverpool city region every year.

Michael will set the scene about where Liverpool is now. Our panelists will focus on who should do what next to make sure Liverpool’s recent fantastic renaissance continues in the future.

Michael’s report showed the city region is much better placed to cope with the crisis than it was in the past but has had a big economic, social and health hit and faces significant challenges in many of the sectors which drove its recent renaissance– the visitor and cultural economy and retail, office and residential development in the city centre. But it also has global opportunities because of the crisis in our health sector as well as the green and digital sectors. There are real challenges and risks - but substantial opportunities as well.