Policy Forum for Wales: Delivering the City Deal

Thursday 26th October 2017

Following the signing of the £1.3bn City Deal for the Swansea Bay City Region, this seminar will focus on the steps required for effective implementation and will assess how best to realise the prospective benefits for the region.

It comes as stakeholders start to put the deal into practice and begin to develop more detailed plans for financing and delivering the Deal’s proposals on developing skills and infrastructure to support the growth of cutting-edge industries - focused on the health, energy and digital sectors.


When: Thursday 26th October 2017

Time: 09.00 - 13.00

Where: Central Swansea

To register: Places are £210+VAT and can be purchased directly from Policy Forum for Wales or by contacting delegate.relations@forumsupport.co.uk.


Delegates will discuss these proposals as well as the wider regeneration of Swansea city centre and the surrounding region, the potential for maximising the wider economic benefits of the Tidal Lagoon project, and the potential electrification of rail links to London.


Guests of Honour

Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP - Secretary of State for Wales

Mark Drakeford AM - Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Welsh Government

Keynote Speaker

Councillor Rob Stewart - Leader, City and County of Swansea Council


Tess Blazey - Director of Engagement, Tidal Lagoon Power

Professor Richard Davies - Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University

Alec Don - Chief Executive, Port of Milford Haven

Katharine Finn - West and Wales Regional Leader, PwC

Tim James - Head of Strategy and Planning, Network Rail Wales

Professor Hamish Laing - Executive Medical Director and Chief Information Officer, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Harri Lloyd-Davies - Acting Vice President, South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce

Rosemary Morgan - Director and Solicitor, Morgan LaRoche

Mark Wright - Partner, Trebor Developments


Full agenda available here

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