World’s City Leaders debate economic fight-back at Liverpool summit

UCLG Executive Bureau

Source: Bdaily Businness news

More than 300 city leaders and senior members of local government from around the world are to meet in Liverpool’s St George’s Hall to discuss how they are ‘Delivering growth in times of austerity.’

Leaders from some of the world’s most renowned cities will hear keynote speeches from Bruce Katz of Washington DC’s Brookings Institute, Greg Clark, the UK’s Minister of State for Cities and Joe Anderson OBE, Mayor of Liverpool at the BT Global City Leaders summit on 18 June 2014, amongst others.

The summit is one of the signature events of the UK’s inaugural International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB) hosted in Liverpool and the city region over 50 days in June and July comprising more than 200 individual high-value business events.

IFB is a global showcase for great British industry across multiple sectors, and will champion UK businesses to new markets, new products and new partners. The festival which is backed by UK government is a key part of its ambition to promote economic growth, rebalance the economy and double UK exports by 2020. (...)

The summit is aligned with the Executive Bureau of the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), June 17-19, a leading international organisation that includes more than 1,000 cities across 95 countries and 112 national local government associations.

Members of the Executive Bureau will be taking a full part in the summit bringing the benefit of their wide experience across the full scope of the event agenda.

Josep Roig, secretary general of UCLG, said: “The Executive Bureau in Liverpool will be the occasion to discuss the challenges and priorities that are common to local authorities worldwide.”

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