Morning, Thursday, 24th January 2019
Ramada Plaza Wrexham, Ellice Way, Wrexham LL13 7YH
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference takes place following the recent UK Government budget commitment of £120m in order for the Growth Deal for North Wales to be agreed.
It will bring together policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the next steps for the effective implementation of the Growth Deal and consider the challenges to moving the Deal forward.
Planned sessions will look at the potential steps that can be taken to realise the Deal’s ambitions of enhancing the region’s low carbon, advanced manufacturing and digital sectors; promoting growth and the development of Regional Business and Smart Technology and Innovation hubs; creating new jobs and attracting £1bn worth of private sector investment over 15 years.
Further sessions will also consider the latest thinking on meeting skills needs, attracting investment, and further commercial priorities for the region - as well as the outlook for the development of major infrastructure projects, including planned improvements to the transport and communications networks.
Discussion is also expected to focus on the long-term economic challenges for the region, including reducing outward migration and the retention of young people, increasing overall employment levels and ensuring an adequate level of affordable housing to support the expected growth in employment.