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Winchester Guildhall, Wednesday 6 March 2013
What is it about?
The special themes of the conference are ‘local banking’, on which Dr. Vince Cable will speak, and ‘sustainable money’. Attendees will learn why there are recurring banking crises, why small and medium-sized enterprises find it hard to obtain bank loans in the UK, how other countries, such as Germany, manage to deliver a steady supply of funding to small firms and thus generate stable growth and prosperity in local communities, and much more. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with leading thinkers and policy-makers.
Key sessions cover topics such as:
- How to end post-crisis recessions and increase growth and employment without further government expenditure.
- Local money flows – their benefits, how to encourage them and make them work for you.
- Financing the transition to a low-carbon economy and preventing destructive growth.
- A government funding model for public infrastructure that does not add debt.
Who is attending?
Interested members of the public, local business leaders, local government officers, policy activists, journalists, finance academics and economists, banking practitioners, central bankers, students of the economy, finance and business, think tank members, politicians. The conference is hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, Prof. Don Nutbeam.
How can I register?
To attend the free part of the conference, please send an email with your name and address, noting that you will attend, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the full-day ticket, including lunch and the ability to attend all sessions and submit a paper for consideration at the conference and in the special issue of IRFA, please register at http://store.southampton.ac.uk/ Business, Management and Law.