The East Suffolk Partnership celebrates its fifth annual Forum this November, with places now fully booked for this popular and successful event.

This year’s Forum is taking place at the Trinity Park Conference Centre, Bucklesham on Friday 10 November 2017.

The theme is “Unlocking the potential of growth in east Suffolk” and will focus on the idea of “inclusive growth”. Inclusive growth is an important part of promoting economic growth for the benefit of everyone - and we will explore how to deliver economic growth while improving local services, supporting communities and protecting the environment.

This programme will reflect the key issues important to the ESP:

Our people – healthy and resilient individuals

Our environment – maximising natural capital

Our places – resilient communities and businesses

This important annual event offers excellent networking opportunities and gives delegates the chance to participate in a collaborative approach to working in east Suffolk. Through a programme of presentations, workshops and seminars delegates will be examining how individuals and communities in East Suffolk can connect to, and feel the benefits from, economic growth.

Once again, the event will be supported by the East of England LGA.

The East Suffolk Partnership (ESP) attracts people from local communities and voluntary organisation, public services, businesses and local government to work together for the benefit of east Suffolk. The partnership recognises that, with support, local people are often best placed to find innovative solutions to local issues and this year’s Forum will again seek to promote creative approaches to tackle local priorities together across East Suffolk.

There is a packed programme of speakers, workshops and seminars and there will also be plenty of opportunity to visit the thriving Market Place.

The key note speaker for this year’s forum is Minnie Moll, Joint Chief Executive of the East of England Co-operative & HRH Prince Charles’ Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East of England.

Minnie will share her perspective on how a thriving business not only turns a profit and contributes to economic growth, but can also play its part supporting essential local services, individuals and communities.

Ray Herring, Chairman of the East Suffolk Partnership, said: “We’re proud to be seeing growth here in east Suffolk and we are also looking to deliver a lot of changes affecting local government, communities, businesses and the people that live and work here.

The Forum is the perfect platform to bring key people, partners and organisations together to think about how we can prosper in these changing times. This includes our young people representing the next generation. They will be playing their part in our Forum, to help us shape our discussions about what their future holds in east Suffolk.”

The East Suffolk Partnership Forum takes place at Trinity Park on Friday 10 November 2017 from 9am-2pm.