This timely seminar takes place at a key time in the development of the National Development Framework (NDF).
It is bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers as officials prepare the draft NDF, to assess priorities for strategic development that can deliver economic growth - particularly through projects of national significance - in transport and digital infrastructure, energy and housing.
Delegates will assess how best to tackle the challenges for delivering key projects, with a focus on the planning system and the future role of local authorities in driving forward reform - including ensuring clarity and certainty in a more streamlined system, attracting further investment, and driving forward economic growth with public benefit across Wales.
They will also examine proposals for ensuring the planning system and the National Planning Framework are fit for the future, taking into account technological development and increased use of automation, and changing demographics.
Delegates will also consider the impact of the NDF on wider policy aims such as mitigation of climate change and balancing environmental and economic demands, as well as examining how the NDF can best meet the needs of Welsh communities - focusing on creating sustainable places, provision of adequate levels of housing, as well as ensuring it the aims of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales 2015).