Manchester is a hive of digital activity and talent, attracting the attention of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) the UK’s competition and consumer protection watchdog, that has opened a new office here, home to the CMA’s Digital Markets Unit alongside other functions.
To mark its expansion into Manchester, and its focus on AI and digital innovation – the CMA is joining forces with the University of Manchester to host a free event on campus on Tuesday 21 November (2.15 – 4pm) bringing together local influencers, entrepreneurs, business advisors, consumer champions, regulatory policy officials and economists, to debate how we can best work together to ensure markets are open and fair and work for local people and industry.
The event will be led by the CMA’s Chair Marcus Bokkerink with the CMA’s Chief Executive Sarah Cardell also attending alongside the full CMA Board.
Discussion will cover the following points:
What makes the North West great – key growth sectors and skills?
What are the barriers to local growth and what’s stopping the North West from being greater?
What are the pressing consumer protection issues local people are facing and what’s stopping these issues being resolved?