Ken Livingstone will head business event in Leeds

Bradford is set to receive a special visit from the former mayor of London, Ken Livingstoneit has been revealed.

A major conference will be held next month to encourage businesses to help make the Leeds city region into a world leading low carbon economy and boost their own fortunes.

Ken Livingstone will deliver a keynote address on the central conference theme of inspiring a world class vision for low-carbon built environment and infrastructure.

The event, which takes place on September 11th at the University of Bradford is designed to inspire more companies to ‘go green’ as the global low carbon market is expected to hit £4 trillion by 2016.

Other speakers will include Communities Minister Andrew Stunell, IBM’s vice-president of strategy, Steve Wood, Tony Reeves, Bradford Council chief executive, Neil McLean, chairman of the Leeds City region Local Enterprise Partnership, which is backing the event, and its new director Ben Rimmington.

The BASE event is free for business and public sector professionals in relevant decision-making roles. For further information and to register online visit


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