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Transforming Wales: Building a better economy

January 5th 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Welsh economy and labour market hard.  Find out more about our proposals to reset Wales’ approach to economic development in this webinar.

Date:  Thursday 21st January 2021

Time: 3pm

Location: online

Speakers

Alwen Williams, Portfolio Director, North Wales Economic Ambition Board

Alwen Williams is Director of the North Wales Economic Ambition board. It recently signed the £1bn North Wales Growth Deal, which aims to create 3,800 new jobs by 2036 and support an uplift of £2.2bn for the North Wales economy over the same period. Alwen has worked in  in numerous management and strategic roles, including as former Director of BT Wales.

James Davies, CEO, Industry Wales

James Davies is Executive Chair of Industry Wales, focussed on addressing key areas of improvement to in the economy including  innovation, investment, skills and supply chain capability and reach. He worked for 32 years at CalsonicKansei, in UK, Europe and Japan and is also a member of the Taskforce for the Valleys and the Burns Commission.

 Dr Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation

Dr Victoria Winckler has been the Director of the Bevan Foundation since 2002, establishing it as Wales’ most  exciting and innovative think-tank. Victoria is Wales adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a member of the Ministerial Tax Advisory Group, and a board member of Traveline Cymru.

Helen Cunningham, Project Officer, Bevan Foundation

Helen joined the Bevan Foundation in March 2019 after a period at the European Commission in Regional and Urban Policy. Her work explores economic resilience, including  practical solutions to address  structural issues at play in  the south Wales valleys.

What is it about?

The economy in Wales faces ongoing challenges. The coronavirus pandemic has put unprecedented strain on businesses, workers and communities. There are also long-term challenges around the climate crisis, the digital divide and economic re-structuring. An economic response, reset and recovery requires pathways towards a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy.

This important event draws on the Bevan Foundation’s analysis and proposals to set out a framework transforming the economy in the next Welsh Parliament term.

Why should you take part?

Join us to hear about our recommendations for change, to ask questions and to exchange views with others.

How to get involved?

Attendance is free but you must register in advance by clicking the button below.  We welcome questions in advance as well as questions during the webinar, although we do not promise to be able to include every one.

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