Aston Business School professor and Birmingham Post columnist David Bailey will be examining what the city needs from the next government at an event later this month.
Professor Bailey will be the guest speaker at the seminar organised by business membership body BPS Birmingham.
The event is aiming to provide a thought-provoking presentation and discussion on the issues facing Birmingham's future, explore how the city can build on its strengths and set out views on what Birmingham needs.
Professor Bailey is an expert on economic and industrial policy as well as a published author and regular media commentator.
His speech will focus on his perspectives of Birmingham such as how it is currently performing and what the city can expect over the coming years as well as explore issues around shaping the city and what the Government is planning to ensure urban environments remain competitive and attractive to businesses.
Ron Hully, chairman of the BPS Birmingham city centre committee, said: "This event will offer a fascinating insight into what the future might hold for the city following the General Election.
"In light of forthcoming developments and investment, Professor Bailey will pinpoint what is required from the next government to continue to make Birmingham a leading city in which to work, live and do business.
"At this critical time for the city, BPS Birmingham believes strongly the city's business leaders must to work together to drive forward the agenda for the future of the city and build on the momentum we have currently achieved."
The event will take place on April 15 from 6.30pm at Aston Business School.