Rethinking Wales: Wales’ future economy


May 7


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

The IWA’s #RethinkingWales series will explore the challenges we face because of Covid-19, and work out the opportunities for change.

An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are.

We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to respond to this crisis and how we need to start thinking differently.

The third session will be taking place on Thursday, 7 May at 11 am. We will be emailing confirmed attendees on the morning of the 7th with details of how to join the Zoom call, please do check your junk inbox.

It will be an hour long panel discussion on Zoom chaired by IWA Director, Auriol Miller and attendees will be able to engage in debate and ask questions on the live chat.

The topic of the discussion is Wales’ future economy and we will be exploring two questions:

  • What are the immediate problems Wales faces as a result of Covid-19?
  • What does Wales need to be thinking about in the long term?

Joining us in this session will be:

Debbie Green – Group Chief Executive, Coastal Housing Group

Prof Gerald Holtham – Hodge Professor of Regional Economy at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Jessica McQuade – Head of Policy and Advocacy, WWF

Iwan Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, PLANED