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.
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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