London Borough of Croydon
Europe India Centre for Business & Industry
'CROYDON ECONOMIC SUMMIT 2018'
Boxpark Croydon, London
22nd November at London
The London Borough of Croydon is a London borough (local authority district) in south London, England and is part of Outer London. The borough is now one of London's leading business, financial and cultural centres, and its influence in entertainment and the arts contribute to its status as a major metropolitan centre. The main employment sectors of the Borough are retail and enterprise which is mainly based in Central Croydon. Croydon is home to a variety of international business communities, each with dynamic business networks, so businesses located in Croydon are in a good position to make the most of international trade and recruit from a labour force fluent in 130 languages.
Croydon Vision 2020 is a regeneration programme by the London Borough of Croydon. The programme seeks to affect urban planning extensively and promote Croydon as hub of living, retailing, culture and business in South London and South East England. It was highlighted by architect Will Alsop's 'Third City' work. Private developers have responded to the programme and currently £3.5 billion has been committed to consented and proposed development projects with more in the pipeline. The Council is now working with the Mayor of London on the Croydon Opportunity Area. An Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) has been proposed for the town centre to coordinate this investment. Work is underway on five masterplans underpinning the preparation of this framework: East Croydon, West Croydon, Mid Croydon, Fairfield, and Old Town. There are also a number of public realm improvements planned collectively called 'Connected Croydon'. In 2017, it was announced that the borough topped CoStar 50's 2016 Occupier Index, naming it the place most in-demand for office space in the UK.
Croydon Economic Summit 2018 is Croydon's largest economic event, brings together our boroughs diverse business community for a morning of inspiring talks and practical advice.
Join government representatives, outstanding academics and high ranking decision makers from business to discuss the key issues facing businesses today.
This year the Croydon Economic Summit programme features top class and insightful speeches, intensive talks in interactive sessions and a chance to network, share best practice and create relationships.
With over 250 attendees this is a not to be missed event.
Themes for this year’s Croydon Economic Summit 2018 include
Global Opportunities & Challenges
Time - 09:00 – 13:00 GMT followed by Lunch
TO BE UPDATED SHORTLY