Jonty Bloom is a senior award-winning journalist, specialising in business, financial and European issues. One of Radio 4’s most respected reporters, he reports on business and economic stories for The World Tonight.
He is a business correspondent for BBC news, and has twice held the role of Europe Correspondent, travelling extensively throughout Europe and the world.
His reports have twice won the Wincott Foundation award for Radio Programme of the Year in 2004 and 2006. In 2009 he won the Royal Statistical Society Award for Statistical Excellence in Journalism.
Jonty's wealth of European experience makes him ideally placed to discuss the post-Brexit economy, and its likely impact on business in our region*.
Against this backdrop, he will also explore the Northern Powerhouse agenda and the growing role of the digital economy.
*Jonty’s views are his own.
7.30 – 8.15 Registration, breakfast and networking
8.15 – 8.25 Welcome Laura Woods, Director of The Forge
8.25 – 8.55 Keynote: Jonty Bloom
8.55 – 9.15 Q&A with Jonty Bloom