25th & 26th May 2022 | ICC, Wales


  • The role of entrepreneurship and business in levelling up across the UK is fundamental, particularly now as communities, and the country as a whole, try to recover from the pandemic.


    Brought to you from the creators of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Community, this timely conference will explore ways in which entrepreneurship and innovation can address regional inequalities, attract inward investment, and drive economic growth, productivity and employment.


    It will also look at how regional and local authorities can support the starting up and scaling-up of new ventures, promote enterprise and put people at the centre of their levelling up plans.


    Bringing together key stakeholders from across the UK, the conference will explore how public, private and community organisations can work together to level up the UK and address inequalities between, and within, communities.


    The conference will offer practical guidance, support and tools - and to provide an essential forum for the development of partnerships, innovative thinking and good practice.

  • Covid19 has levelled down our country and therefore made levelling up not only more-urgent, but even harder.



    Taking place at the ICC on 25 & 26th May 2022,
    the inaugural Level Up conference will bring together local authority 400 local authorities and decision makers from UK regions to discuss the government’s ambition to level up, reducing regional inequality so that no matter where in the UK someone lives, they can reach their full potential, find rewarding work and take pride in their local area.

  • Themes

    The future of transport

    Sustainable future

    Gender gap

    Circular economy

    Health and healthcare

    Data science

    AI and its effect on business

    Cities of the future

    Business and education

    Managing millennials


  • Topics

    Prioritising levelling up across the UK

    Delivering inclusive, targeted initiatives: how can we level up for all?

    Addressing local infrastructure challenges to boost economic activity

    Workshop: helping LAs to grow small businesses

    Workshop: Undertaking a commercial assessment of your area’s needs and creating pathways for all

    Roundtable discussion: Levelling up and London: has London been left out?

    Case Study: Towns Deal - unlocking the potential of funding

    Case Study: Learning from City Region and Growth Deals

    Workshop: Access to international markets and trade

    Case Study: Levelling Up Fund - Progress, Community Engagement and next Steps

    Workshop: British Business Bank: Exploring Funding Programmes and Support

    Creative places and local growth agendas: realising economic and social potential through creative and cultural investment

    Collaborating for Change: Working together to tackle inequalities, inspire local, regional and national cohesion and effectively deliver interventions



    The Venue

    The inaugural Levelling Up conference is taking place at the International Convention Centre Wales which benefits from great transport links and accommodation.

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