Everyone knows that Teesside has the potential to make a huge contribution to both the UK economy and net zero ambitions.

Join us on 23 May 2023 at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough for an event where we're bringing together key stakeholders closely linked to the above areas to explore what makes Teesside so unique and attractive. We'll also be looking at some of the challenges that still exist in which collaboration can help overcome.

This event is hosted in association with Department for Business & Trade and Lloyds Bank; and supported by North East England Chamber of Commerce, Tees Valley Business Club, Tees Valley and UK Export Finance.



Registration and networking


Opening address


Why Tees Valley

A panel discussion that will explore what makes the Tees Valley an attractive place to do business and invest in. Panellists from organisations including Tees Valley Combined Authority, Tees Valley Business Club and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.


Teesside paving the way for UK net zero

A panel discussion that will explore how Teesside is positioning itself as a leader in the UK's journey to net zero. Panellists from organisations including PD Ports, Lloyds Bank and Nova Pangaea.


Keynote address



The afternoon will be comprised of a selection of four breakout sessions led by expert panels with audience Q&A:


Interactive panel 1

Teesside – a leading exporting and inward investment hub

A breakout session that will explore the region's export potential, discussing how we boost regional capacity, attract inward investment and build a clearer understanding of our supply chain needs.


Teesside – a great place to live, work and learn

A breakout session that will explore pride in place including regeneration of our towns, repurposing of brownfield sites, major infrastructure projects and the region's investment priorities.


Interactive panel 2

Net Zero

A breakout session that will explore what does net zero mean, what opportunities or barriers exist, funding net zero and an overview of local projects.


Funding International Trade 

A breakout session that will explore how to fund an import/export contract, incentivising sales and the options for import/export contracts and what do they mean.


Observation and feedback



Full agenda including speaker details will follow in due course.  


In association with:

Lloyds BankDBT





Tees ValleyUKEF

Location information