The Humber: An Innovation and Investment Hot Spot

Thursday, 11 March 2021


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Date: Thursday 11th March

Time: 8:30am - 10:15am

Launching our exciting new resource to attract investment in multi-billion-pound projects.

Join us live and discover the Humber’s national and global role in driving the nation’s economy, why our region is an innovation and investment hot-spot and get first sight of our exciting new resource to attract investment in 14 innovative, multi-billion-pound projects across our region - a portfolio that will grow and develop with us as projects for clean growth become a reality. 

We will be joined by Roger Marsh: Chair NP11 alongside Humber business leaders Patrick Pogue: px Group, Katie Hedges: CATCH and Finbarr Dowling: Siemens Mobility, who play key roles in some of the astounding transformational projects set to decarbonise and drive growth in our region. 

What makes the Humber an ideal place to invest in new technologies and drive inward investment?  

The North of England has a significant role to play in the UK’s future direction and our track record demonstrates the resilience and creativity to face challenges and succeed.  We are in a prime position to be front and fore of the levelling up and recovery agendas.  

Our region is crucial to the North and UK PLC, playing a huge role in driving the nation’s economy. Vast investment, an ideal location and excellent connectivity and transportation links mean the Humber has become a central hub for business development and inward investor interest from the UK and overseas. The momentum on the Humber continues.  

Meet the Speakers 

Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair, NP11

Endorsing our exciting new investment resource, Roger will bring relevance of our regional projects to life while demonstrating the important role the Humber and the North must play in the levelling up and recovery agendas.

Katie Hedges, Head of Membership and Low Carbon Strategy, CATCH 

Sharing an overview of the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan, Katie will reveal the opportunities for proposed industrial decarbonisation projects to establish the Humber as the first net zero industrial cluster in the UK.

Patrick Pogue, Group Commercial Development Director, px Group 

Patrick will discuss the role px Group is playing in the Humber Freeport’s bid alongside some hugely significant and exciting developments set to transform the Humber region, such as Zero Carbon Humber and the H2H Saltend Project.

Finbarr Dowling, Localisation Director, Siemens Mobility 

Finbarr will share an update on the new Siemens Mobility Train Manufacturing “Rail Village” currently being developed at Goole.  The project brings with it many opportunities for jobs, collaboration, and innovation for the region.

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