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Can Wales Compete?

Friday 24 November, 2023

Places are being filled fast for the first in a series of talks organised by the Cymmrodorion and other Welsh organisations in London on the competitive challenges Wales faces in the years ahead.

This free but ticketed event will take place at the London Welsh Centre on the evening of Wednesday December 6th and will feature a keynote address by Professor Robert Huggins of Cardiff University, the leading UK expert on the relative competitiveness of UK towns, cities, and regions. Another top Welsh economist, Gerald Holtham, will be chairing, and leading the discussions afterwards.

Can Wales Compete? is planned to give members of the wider London Welsh community the chance to contribute their views, so that the wealth of ideas and expertise that exists here in the capital can be brought together and made available to policy makers and other influencers in Wales.

How to survive and prosper in a globalising world? Modern industries, new technologies, new ways of working – how are Wales, and its towns and cities faring? Are they levelling up or slipping back? What are the impediments on the path to greater prosperity, and how can they be overcome? These are all topics which will most likely feature in the discussions.

If you would like to make sure of your place in this important event to be held at the London Welsh Centre, Gray’s Inn Road, London WCX 8UE, click on the link:
6.30pm for 7pm. Bar open before the event and later.


Your views are important. Do come along and take part!