European Cities – Beyond the Capital

  • 14th March 2024
  • 10:00—10:45
  • The Manchester Stand


Pedro Baganha Headshot
Pedro Baganha
Deputy Mayor of Porto, Portugal
Dan Hyde Headshot
Dan Hyde
Development Director, NOMA
Michael Körner Headshot
Michael Körner
Managing Director, Invest Region Leipzig GmbH
Joanne Roney CBE Headshot
Joanne Roney CBE
Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
Mike Emmerich Headshot
Mike Emmerich
Founding Director, Metro Dynamics


What do successful regional cities need to do to ensure the world sees there is life beyond the Capital?

What levers can they and their development partners use to propel economic growth by creating sustainable urban neighbourhoods such as NOMA with a sense of place and character?

What difference can be considered place-making and planning make to a regional identify.

In terms of capital (£$€) what are investors looking for in regional cities? Is it just value, or is there more? Can regional identity and cohesion be more attractive to investors than capital cities – and why.

Earlier Session

Aperitif Hour

Later Session

The Economy of Culture