Why is Wales’ economic development struggling to keep up with its neighbours?

22/11/2017, 18:30 - 21:30


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, this 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.

6.30pm  Registration
7.00pm  Welcome from Wales in London
7.02pm  Auriol Miller, Director, IWA, gives background to discussion
7.05pm  Chair introduces panelists and opens discussion:

  • Chair – Rachel Lomax, Non-Executive Director, HSBC Holdings, Heathrow Airport and Serco
  • Kevin Morgan, Professor of Governance and Development, Cardiff University
  • Gerry Holtham, Honorary Professor, Cardiff Business School
  • Eurfyl ap Gwilym, Deputy Chairman, Pure Wafer plc
  • Female economist – TBC

7.06pm  Panel discussion
7.50pm  Q&A with audience
8.20pm  Summary from Chair
8.25pm  Professor Colin Riordan, President & Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University
8.30pm  Discussion ends and networking drinks start

*please note timings may be subject to slight changes

Venue & timings
The event takes place at Bristows LLP, 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DH from 6.30pm until 9.30pm

Tickets are £30 per person, and include canapes and drinks. Book at www.walesinlondon.com/events/603/3/1/4


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