Midlands Economic Summit

September 21, 2023

Collaboration, connectivity and clustering - three core drivers of growth and innovation across the Midlands which emerged from the inaugural Midlands Economic Summit.

Ninder Johal DL and the Nachural team, alongside Paula Mullin and the Midlands Engine team, did a superb job bringing together over 500 business leaders, academics, politicians, civil servants and others from across the region at this year's Midlands Economic Summit.

SmartParc was thrilled to be a part of the day - especially as agri-food was recently identified as one of six 'super clusters' where the Midlands has world leading economic strengths and assets.

SmartParc CEO, Jackie Wild, speaks at the Midlands Economic Summit

SmartParc CEO, Jackie Wild, appeared on the Innovation Panel chaired by Dr Helen Turner, Director of Midlands Innovation, alongside Prof Warren Manning from University of Derby, Prof David Greenwood from WMG, University of Warwick, Robert Franks from West Midlands 5G and Geoff Robins from Digital Concepts Engineering.

Jackie Wild as part of the summit's Innovation Panel

We're once again very proud to be working with the Midlands Engine team to showcase SmartParc SEGRO Derby as the nucleus bringing businesses together to deliver greener and more efficient food production for the region.