Why is Wales’ economic development struggling to keep up with its neighbours?
On Wednesday 22 November at 6.30pm, the Institute of Welsh Affairs is pleased to be partnering with Wales in London and Cardiff University to stage an evening of political and economic discussion aimed at stimulating new ideas to address the economic challenges facing Wales now and in the future.
Chaired by renowned Welsh economist Rachel Lomax, the event will focus on discussing ideas for changes in policymaking that will address what is currently most relevant in terms of Wales’ main economic dilemma – why Wales’ GDP per capita is still so low in proportion to other parts of the UK.
The event takes place at Bristows LLP, 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DH from 6.30pm.
7.00pm Welcome from Huw Hampson-Jones, Chair, Wales in London
7.02pm Auriol Miller, Director, IWA, gives background to discussion
7.05pm Chair introduces panelists and opens discussion:
*Chair – Rachel Lomax, Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England
7.06pm Panel discussion:
* Gerry Holtham, Hodge Professor of Regional Economy, Cardiff Metropolitan University
* Margaret Llewellyn OBE, Non-Executive Director of Cardiff Airport, Chair of Network Rail Supervisory Board in Wales and Board Member of Visit Britain
* Eurfyl ap Gwilym, IWA Trustee
* Lynne Miles, Associate Director – Economist, Arup
7.50pm Q&A with audience
8.20pm Summary from Chair
8.25pm Thanks from Professor Colin Riordan, President & Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University
8.30pm Discussion ends and networking drinks start
Tickets are £30 per person, and include canapes and drinks.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS LINK: http://walesinlondon.com/events/603/3/1/4
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BUY THEM ON THIS SITE, THANK YOU.