Cardiff Business School Breakfast Briefing – Economic Strategy for Wales

14/09/2017, 8:00 - 9:30

Hefin David AM will be speaking from the perspective of a backbench Assembly Member. He will explain what he would like to see from the Welsh Government as it develops and then seeks to deliver its revised economic strategy. Since being elected to the National Assembly for Wales last year, Hefin has discussed with a range of stakeholders the Welsh economy and the way that it serves his constituents in Caerphilly. The Welsh Government’s new strategy should address a number of questions, including:

• Does the Welsh Government’s regional growth deals approach to economic development sufficiently address the structural and demographic challenges faced by areas like the Northern Valleys?
• What challenges and opportunities do ideas like the foundational economy and the fourth industrial revolution present to Wales in the 21st century? Are the two such approaches compatible?
• How do we re-balance growth so that areas facing de-population and economic deprivation are able to compete with Cardiff and the M4 belt, the latter area which is itself at risk of further congestion and over-development?
• How do we ensure that business rates are a progressive method of revenue collection, so that they incentivise small business growth and town centre regeneration?
• Is the Welsh Government doing enough to bring together employers, further and higher education, learners and training providers to provide a demand-led, joined-up and responsive skills policy for the economy?

We are delighted to invite you and a colleague to our next Cardiff Breakfast Briefing at our Executive Education suite at Cardiff Business School, Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU.

So please join us at our next Breakfast Briefing where Hefin David AM would like to hear your views and engage in a constructive dialogue.

This event is part of the Business School’s Breakfast Briefing series, a network that enables our business contacts to find out more about the latest research and key developments from our industrial partners.

We do hope you will be able to join us for a stimulating talk and networking over a croissant and coffee.


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