Wales will host an international investment summit on 21 November 2014.
The theme of the summit is ‘embracing new technology for competitive advantage’.
You can watch the Summit live online.
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The summit will build on the interest generated for Welsh businesses from the recent NATO Summit 2014.
Organised jointly by the Welsh and UK Governments, this invitation only event will bring together 150 global investors, business leaders and senior government ministers. It will provide delegates with networking opportunities, a revolutionary technology showcase and opportunity to hear from experts.
Discussions at the event will include:
- strategies used by leading businesses to keep up with and use new technology for growth
- anticipating technology and the pull through into commercialisation
- methods used to commit cyber-crime and the work being done in Wales to respond to this threat
- development of new models of academic and business interaction
- the role of Wales to support technology developments and business growth
The UK’s science and innovation ecosystem offers substantial scope for the future. Using the UK’s expertise in technology is central to sustaining the UK’s economic success through business and industry.
The UK remains the number one destination in Europe for foreign direct investment projects with 14% more projects than last year.
Wales had 79 foreign direct inward investment projects in 2013-14, the highest in 24 years. This created or safeguarded over 10,000 jobs. It is this success the summit aims to build on.
|08.00||Registration and coffee|
|08.45||Summit opens||Jamie Owen, broadcaster|
|08.50||Welcome||Lord Livingston, Minister of State for Trade and Investment|
|08.55||Introduction to Summit||Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales|
|09.10||Technology for growth||Tom Williams, Executive Vice President Programmes, Airbus|
|09.30||Perspective on technology and the market||Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insight, GE|
|10.00||Wales: a winning location - Interactive breakout sessions|
|Cyber security - Welsh cyber capability and the opportunities for collaboration to protect businesses and citizens (Hosted by: Jason Hart, Vice-President Cloud, Safene)||Panellists: David Jarrett, Business Development Director and Head of Cyber, General Dynamics, Chris Marshall, Head of industry Delivery, CESG, Mark Raeburn, Chief Executive, Context Information Security|
|Collaboration campuses - The development of new models of academic and business interaction in Wales (Hosted by: Professor Julie Williams, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales)||Panellists: Dr Drew Nelson, CEO, IQE, Dr Mark Bentall, Head of Engineering Governance and Compliance, Airbus Defence and Security, Professor Chris McGuigan, Chair of Life Sciences Hub|
|Locations for growth - The role of Wales in supporting technological developments and business growth (Hosted by: Mark Elborne, President and CEO, GE UK & Ireland)||Panellists: Eben Upton, Founder, Raspberry Pi, Tim Gregory, President UK, CGI, Richard Daniel, Chief Executive, Raytheon|
|10:55||Coffee & summit showcase|
|11.15||Panel discussion: business models for the new industrial age (Moderated by: Jaime Owen, broadcaster)||Panellists include: Ivan Dunleavy, Chief Executive, Pinewood Studios, Sir Stephen Gomersall, Chair, Hitachi Europe, Nikki Yates, General Manager UK and Senior Vice President UK & Ireland Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd|
|12:00||Keynote address||Senior UK Cabinet Minister|
|14.00||Wales, a location for innovation||Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Wales|
|14.10||In conversation with Sir Terry Matthews|
|14.35||Delivering growth in the creative world||Farah Ramzan Golant, CBE|
|14.55||Closing Address||Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales|
For more information about the Summit please contact Isaac Hewlings email@example.com.