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One the region’s largest recent investors will speak at the Humber Northern Powerhouse Business Summit on Friday 10 June at the University of Hull.

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens UK, will speak to introduce the themed discussion of trade, investment and creating wealth at the event which will look at the Humber’s role in the Northern Powerhouse.

Organised by the Humber LEP with headline sponsor Andrew Jackson and support from Bondholders and, the event will see our facilitator renowned business journalist Declan Curry introduce speakers and  lead panel discussions on subjects including transport and infrastructure, our international profile including trade, exports, attracting investment and creating wealth by making the most of our assets and talent.

Juergen, who is a passionate advocate of the UK rebalancing its economy and supports many UK-wide initiatives championing manufacturing, improved infrastructure and engineering skills, will also join a panel as part of a debate on growing the local economy.

Also confirmed at the event and joining Juergen on the panel is Ben De Smit, Economic & Commercial Counsellor for Flanders Investment & Trade at the Belgian Embassy in London.  Ben joins other panel members Andy Koss, Chief Executive, Drax Power, and Anita Pace, Chair, Bondholders.


Juergen said: “I’m pleased to be speaking at the summit and offer the perspective of an investor in the region. I look forward to hearing and taking part in a no doubt lively debate on how the Humber can use its strengths, tackle any barriers and make the most of opportunities as part of the Northern Powerhouse to create wealth in the region.”

We also have additional panel members for the transport and infrastructure discussion, Professor Amar Ramudhin, Director of the Logistics Institute, University of Hull, and Peter Aarosin, Director of Danbrit Holdings Limited, who will both join John Cridland CBE, Chair of Transport for the North and Simon Bird, ABP Humber Ports Director.

Peter Aarosin, director and shareholder in several companies that operate in sea and road-based logistics, storage and warehousing sectors in the Humber Estuary and beyond, said:  “I’m looking forward to the discussion at the Summit on how we further develop the Humber as part of the Northern Powerhouse to make the most of our excellent geographical location.”

Speakers already confirmed for the Summit include Sir Richard Leese leader of Manchester City Council, John Cridland CBE chair of Transport for the North, Lord John Prescott and Ed Cox Director of IPPR North.

As a prelude to this event the Humber LEP is holding its AGM with refreshments served at 7.45am for an 8.15am start and 9am finish.

You can book this event here.