ITV News Central understands Jaguar Land Rover is on the verge of announcing extra jobs in the Midlands.
750 people were going to work at its new engine factory near Wolverhampton. It's now thought it's going to be double this figure as demands for its cars continue.
Mark Gough reports.
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Ahead of the conference, calls are growing for Midlands regions to have their own devolved powers to match those on offer to Scotland.
After a cool start, Sunday looks set to be a dry and bright day, with sunny spells.
Mainly dry with clear spells but possibly one or two light showers near coasts overnight, remaining largely dry on Sunday.