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Independent Economic Review 2 Launch Event, 28 September 2021

16th September 2021

Working with partners across academia, industry and government, the Western Gateway Partnership is driving forward a programme that builds on the distinctive assets, sectors, and strengths of Western England and South Wales. This collaborative approach to economic development will increase productivity, unlock economic potential, and generate inclusive growth.

Deloitte have prepared a roadmap report that provides the Partnership with a rich evidence base to inform future activities. It examines conclusions from previous research and sets out a consolidated list of actionable and transformative initiatives.

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session on the recommendations of this report, where our panellists will reflect on the Western Gateway’s journey to date, the future opportunity landscape, and the potential to deliver on challenges from Levelling Up to Net Zero.

Panellists include:

  • Cllr Jane Mudd, Deputy Chair of the Western Gateway and Leader of Newport City Council
  • Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol
  • Sir Howard Bernstein, Strategic Advisor for Local Development and Governance, Deloitte

Additional panellists to be announced.

Chaired by Dr Jon Hunt, Executive Director for Research and Enterprise, University of Bristol

Click here for further details and to register

The Western Gateway is a cross-border economic partnership of Local Authorities, City Regions, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and Welsh and UK Government which has at its heart the cities of Bristol and Cardiff, with its geography stretching across south Wales and western England.

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