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"Building the Future" - Sharing and developing infrastructure solutions for Wales

Institute of Welsh Affairs

Thursday, 28 September 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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With the shadow of Brexit looming, and a recognised need for a strategic approach to infrastructure in Wales, this event will discuss innovative, sustainable solutions for funding and meeting our infrastructure needs.



09:00 - 10:00  Registration and networking

10:00 - 10:05  Welcome from Chris Nott, Senior Partner, Capital Law

10:05 - 10:15  Opening statement from Russell George, Chair, National Assembly for Wales Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

10:15 - 10:45  Interview and Q&A session with Russell George

10:45 - 11:15  Networking break

11:15 - 12:30  "Creating Our Pipeline"
This session will look at infrastructure best practice around the world, and potential applications in Wales, as well as existing plans in the pipeline.

- Carole-Anne Davies, Chief Executive, Design Commission Wales

- Rhodri Williams, Director Wales, Ofcom

- Dan Saville, Director - Infrastructure West Group Leader, Arup

- Chair: Carole Green, Business Correspondent, ITV Cymru Wales


12:30 - 13:30  Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:15  Breakout sessions

Breakout 1: “Funding the plan”
This session will look at securing funding for infrastructure in Wales, and what bespoke tools are available in Wales to ensure infrastructure is delivered.

- Alex Slade, Head of Social Infrastructure, Innovative Finance Team Welsh Government

- Lynne Miles, Associate Director, Arup and Deputy Director, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

- David Foot – Structural Investment Director at InfraRed Capital Partners

- Chair: Lynn Pamment, Senior Partner, PWC


Breakout 2: “Building the plan”
This session will look at the supply chain in Wales, in particular how to procure the supply chain and as a supplier how to become involved. The overview will be to look at examples of best practice and how to:
o Engage the supply chain
o Facilitate supply chain involvement in large projects
o Upskill the supply chain

- Ben Cottam, Head of External Affairs, FSB

- Stephen Lawrence, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

- Terry Fitzgibbon, Principal, Construction Elite International

- Chair: Ed Evans, Wales Director, CECA

14:15 - 14:30  Short break

14:30 - 15:15  "Putting sustainability into practice"
This session will look at Wales should best use its energy and expertise to create a forward-looking, innovative and sustainable infrastructure for its people?

- Sally Attwood, Programme Director, Public Health Wales

- Mari Arthur, Director, Cynnal Cymru

- Chris Jofeh - Director & Global Buildings Retrofit leader, Arup

- Chair: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

15:15 - 15:20  Closing speech


15:20 - 16:30  Networking drinks

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Radisson Blu Hotel
Bute Terrace
CF10 2FL Cardiff
United Kingdom

Thursday, 28 September 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Institute of Welsh Affairs

The Institute of Welsh Affairs is an independent, membership-based think tank, dedicated to promoting the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. 

It owes no allegiance to any political or economic interest group. Its only interest is in seeing Wales flourish as a country in which to work and live. It believes that can be done only by the effective mobilisation of all Wales's intellectual resources. 

It is a company limited by guarantee (Company No.: 02151006) and a registered charity (Charity No.: 1078435).

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