Business leaders and Industry experts from across North Wales and the Northern Powerhouse will offer their insights on business growth and development opportunities for North Wales at a one-day business conference.
An impressive roster of speakers including Rachel Clacher, co-founder and director of Moneypenny, Richard Mawdsley, director of development at Wirral Waters, and Paul McKinlay, senior VP and head of Airbus’ Broughton Plant will discuss key industry trends and market opportunities during the Business Growth North Wales conference.
The event at Theatr Clwyd in Mold, on September 26th will be held by the North Wales Mersey Dee (NWMD) Business Council, and compèred by the BBC’s Jamie Owen. It will feature a packed agenda focusing on innovation, the China and USA export markets, major project opportunities, tourism and more.
Businesses will also be able to access advice from a wide range of leading experts and business advisors during the day.
Flintshire County Council is supporting the event, Chief Executive Colin Everett, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with the NWMD Business Council to deliver this Business Growth North Wales conference. Supporting the growth of the regional and cross-border economies is a top priority for the Council. This promises to be a top event, providing attendees with valuable insights from industry leaders and experts across sectors, at a time when North Wales is on the verge of securing a Growth Deal Bid for Government investment in the region.”
Paul McKinlay, senior VP and head of Airbus’ Broughton Plant, will be speaking on innovation in manufacturing and aerospace. He said:
“For companies operating in R&D and advanced manufacturing, North Wales is a great place to be. There are exciting plans afoot to upgrade and invest in North Wales’ advanced manufacturing capability – with over £20 million of investment going toward the development of the new Advanced Manufacturing & Research Institute (AMRI) in Broughton.
“Wales has a major role to play in the development and design of future aerospace technology and I’ll be exploring best practice on innovation for companies operating in this highly exciting sector.”
Rachel Clacher, co-founder and director of Moneypenny, will be exploring the potential for international expansion for services businesses. She said:
“Technology is really opening up the potential for international expansion, which is a very exciting prospect for companies based in North Wales and has the potential to deliver substantial growth for businesses currently only operating in the UK. During the conference I’ll be exploring Moneypenny’s journey from servicing the UK market, to operating internationally.”
Ashley Rogers, Chairman of the NWMD Business Council, said:
“North Wales is experiencing significant investment across key sectors including advanced manufacturing, energy, property and construction. With this investment comes real opportunity for our businesses who are primed and aware of the landscape around them.
“The Business Growth North Wales conference is the place to get the inside track on the growth hotspots across North Wales and further afield and learn more about the key forces shaping our economic landscape.
“Our sterling speakers have first-hand experience of driving business growth across sectors and industries. We’re delighted to have attracted such a great line up of leaders to the conference and we look forward to delivering a fantastic event for businesses and organisations with interests in North Wales.”
Companies attending the event will also be able to connect with a wide range of expert support agencies and organisations including:
- Business Wales
- Finance Wales
- The FSB
- Wrexham Glyndwr University
- Bangor University
- North Wales Export Club
- Wales Co-operative Centre
- North Wales Tidal Energy
- WC & NW Chamber of Commerce
- Careers Wales
- Coleg Cambria
- BIC Innovation
- Superfast Business Wales
- The NW Economic Ambition Board
- The IOD
- Nat West Cymru
- The Mersey Dee Alliance
- Grŵp Llandrillo Mena
For Conference tickets call Theatr Clwyd box office on 01352 701521 (tickets are £25 plus Vat inc. buffet lunch) or go to www.theatrclwyd.com.