We are delighted that Business Events Wales is being launched based on the strategy and action plan we prepared in 2016 following a thorough scoping study. This identified major opportunities to help economic growth in Wales through focus on events related to specific sectors and areas of expertise across Wales including:

  • Advanced motor manufacturing
  • Energy including renewable (marine), nuclear and energy recovery
  • Healthcare and Life sciences
  • UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) -utilising the unrestricted airspace of the West Wales coast
  • Aerospace
  • Retrofit housing.

Major centres of research, innovation and expertise in science, medicine and ICT  provide opportunities and ambassadors to bid for association conferences both national (UK) and international.

A new team is to be set up with responsibility for Business Events to benefit all cities and regions of Wales. The Head of Business Events is now being recruited.

The action plan proposed activity over 3 to 5 years with time to research and generate bid opportunities and develop relationships with target clients.

Together with the opening of ICC Wales in 2019 this will transform Wales’s ability to host association conferences completely.

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