Sat 28th Oct
Delivering the City Deal and developing the Swansea Bay City Region
Thursday, 26th October 2017
Guest of Honour
Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales
Speaker: Prof Hamish Laing, ABMU HB
This seminar will focus on the development of the £1.3bn City Deal for the Swansea Bay City Region, including the steps required for effective implementation and assessing how best to realise the prospective benefits for the region.
It comes with final agreement expected soon between UK Government, Welsh Government and local authorities and as work begins to develop more detailed plans for financing and delivering the Deal’s proposals on developing skills and infrastructure to support the growth of cutting-edge industries - focused on the health, energy and digital sectors.
Delegates will discuss these proposals as well as the wider regeneration of Swansea city centre and the surrounding Region, the potential for maximising the wider economic benefits of the Tidal Lagoon project, and the potential electrification of rail links to London.