Policy Forum for Wales

Delivering the City Deal and developing the Swansea Bay City Region

Morning, Thursday, 26th October 2017

Swansea Marriott Hotel, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3SS

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will focus on priorities for delivering the Swansea City Deal and developing the Swansea Bay City Region.


It follows the signing of the £1.3bn deal, and will be an opportunity for policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the next steps for delivering the infrastructure, skills and funding necessary to realise the deal’s ambition of putting the region at the forefront of cutting edge developments within the digital economy, health and energy industries.


With the deal expected to contribute £3.3bn to the regional economy and support the creation of 33,000 jobs, delegates will consider the implications for businesses, productivity and economic growth across the region, alongside delivering the deal’s 11 major projects to make these benefits a reality.



Guests of Honour

Mark Drakeford AM

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Welsh Government

Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP

Secretary of State for Wales

Guests of Honour

Mark Drakeford AM

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Welsh Government

Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP

Secretary of State for Wales

Keynote Speaker

Councillor Rob Stewart

Leader, City and County of Swansea Council

Chairs

Adam Price AM

Member, Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee and Assembly Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

Geraint Davies MP

Member of Parliament for Swansea West

Speakers

Professor Hamish Laing

Executive Medical Director and Chief Information Officer, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Mark Wright

Partner, Trebor Developments

Harri Lloyd-Davies

Acting Vice President, South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce

Alec Don

Chief Executive, Port of Milford Haven

Professor Richard Davies

Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University

Tess Blazey

Director of Engagement, Tidal Lagoon Power

Rosemary Morgan

Director and Solicitor, Morgan LaRoche

Katharine Finn

West and Wales Regional Leader, PwC