Policy Forum for Wales

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
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Next steps for City and Growth Deals in Wales

December 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the progress of the City and Growth Deals, including the next steps for their implementation, priorities for developing effective proposals, and what has been learned so far that can be taken forward.

Delegates will look at City and Growth Deals in other jurisdictions and consider what can be learned from best practice in the administration, governance, and delivery of Deals elsewhere for those in Wales.

The discussion is structured to consider recent developments, including the successful gateway review for the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal, which has enabled the release of funding for the next five years, as well as the announcement of accelerated funding for the Deals in Swansea and North and Mid Wales.

This will also be an opportunity to look at specific case studies and assess priorities for taking them forward, as well as what can be learned from their delivery for future City and Growth Deals in Wales. They include projects such as: Pentre Awel, Homes as Power Stations, Pembroke Dock Marine, and Morlais.

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from Audit Wales; BEIS; Cadw; Defra; the DWP; the Home Office; HMRC; the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales; and the Welsh Government.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles