IWA Annual Economy Conference 2015


March 23


01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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Wales Millennium Centre

Bute Place Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

Cardiff, GB, CF10 5AL

The IWA is launching a major new report on the Welsh economy at our Annual Economy Conference on March 23rd. 

The report will highlight some of the key reasons the Welsh economy operates well below the UK average, and the IWA’s expert group – led by Gerald Holtham – will set out our key recommendations for stimulating growth to give the Welsh economy the jump-start it needs. 

BBC Wales Economics Correspondent Sarah Dickins is chairing the event which will see contributions from Admiral CEO, Henry Engelhardt; Former Bank of England Governor and MPC member Marian Bell and Simon Gibson, Chief Executive, Wesley Clover Corporation.

The conference is very kindly sponsored by Gocompare.com and Wales & West Utilities.

Event Agenda:

1.00pm – Registration

1.30pm – Introduction

  • Helen Molyneux, Chair of the Institute of Welsh Affairs

1.40pm – ‘Why the gap won’t close?’

  • Chair: Sarah Dickins, Economics Correspondent, BBC Wales

  • Prof. Gerald Holtham, Cadwyn Capital and Cardiff University Business School

  • Prof. David Blackaby, Swansea University

  • Eluned Parrott AM, Welsh Liberal Democrats

2.30pm – ‘Strengthening the foundations’

  • Professor Sukhdev Johal, Queen Mary University of London

2.45pm – Break

3.15pm – ‘More ambition’

  • Chair: Sarah Dickins, Economics Correspondent, BBC Wales

  • Gareth Wyn Jones, Honorary Professor, Bangor University

  • Louise Harris, CEO, Big Learning Company Wales

4pm – ‘From rhetoric to reality’

  • Chair: Lee Waters, Director, IWA

  • Henry Engelhardt, Chief Executive, Admiral Group plc.

  • Marian Bell, Governor, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

  • Simon Gibson, Chief Executive, Wesley Clover Corporation

5.00pm – Finish

There are limited tickets available for this event, so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Please note that IWA members receive a 50% discount for this event. 

Ticket Prices:
IWA members: £45 + VAT
Non-members: £90 + VAT

Non-members please note: the cost of IWA individual membership is £45 by direct debit. For £90 you can join the IWA, receive all the benefits of membership, and entry to the conference.

To join the IWA and help support fresh thinking for Wales please visit the website: www.iwa.org.uk/en/support-us.call us on 02920 484 387, or request a direct debit form from [email protected]

If you have any questions about this event please contact Laura Knight at [email protected] or call 02920 484387.

This event has been kindly sponsored by:

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