Our Economy

March 6th, 08:30am - 11:00am, The Sage, Gateshead

About this event

In March 2018, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership published its first annual Our Economy report, which you can read here.

One year on from the launch of the refreshed North East Strategic Economic Plan, the Our Economy report presents an overview of the North East economy and how it is changing over time. Each year, Our Economy will have two components – an overview of the North East economy and an in-depth review of a specific topic. The topic reviewed in the 2018 report is ‘the North East in the global economy’.

We hope the annual Our Economy will become a key resource to help inform decision making by policy makers and position the North East to take advantage of future developments, including those arising from the Government’s recently published Industrial Strategy.

This event focused on the role of the North East in the global economy and involved a panel of speakers from business, universities and government, discussing the importance of international relations and what the North East needs to do to build stronger international links going forward.

Event resources and guides

Our Economy


Schedule for the day
Our Economy


Slide deck presented on the day

Photos from the day

Here are some photos from the day of event, from networking to the Q&A panel hosted by Andrew Hodgson.

The list of questions asked by the audience, with our answers, can be downloaded here.

Attendee feedback


Said the event was everything
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Loved this event and would liked for it to have gone on for longer.

Great event and speakers. Jason was excellent and Victoria made a dull subject very interesting!

Panel members contributed to a good discussion with interesting insights.

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