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Structure of the day
Growing Prosperity will be a stimulating mix of plenary sessions and participative workshops.
Held at the Guildhall, in the heart of the City of London, the event will be opened by the current Lord Mayor, Fiona Woolf. The Rt Hon Gregory Barker, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, will give a keynote speech on the role of the green economy in economic recovery and answer questions from the floor. This will be followed by an armchair discussion with significant commentators led by the broadcaster Jon Snow.
Participants can then choose from six collaborative workshops run by leading think tanks and not-for-profit organisations. Wide-ranging in content and style, these will showcase examples of what has been achieved in particular localities and explore new approaches to addressing systemic barriers to change.
The afternoon is all about participation with an ‘open space’ style facilitation giving everyone a chance to shape the agenda, share and connect – and then celebrate with a glass of wine at the end of the day.
|9.30||Registration and coffee|
|10.00||Opening address by The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Fiona Woolf|
|10.10||Introduction to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation by Andrew Barnett|
|10.15||Key note address by The Rt Hon Gregory Barker, MP|
|10.30||Q & A with Gregory Barker MP, chaired by Andrew Barnett|
|10.40||Introduction to the work of the City Bridge Trust by David Farnsworth|
|10:45||Armchair discussion, chaired by Jon Snow, with Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey, Julia Groves, Trillion Fund, and Sally Uren, Forum for the Future|
|11:45||Workshops in various locations (see below)|
|14:15||Open Space, facilitated by Johnnie Moore|
|15:45||Open Space, facilitated by Johnnie Moore|
|16:45||Open Space Summary|
|16:55||Closing remarks by Mr Jeremy Mayhew, Chairman of City Bridge Trust|
|17:00||Reception with an opening speech by Lawrence C Bloom|
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