Insider Wales Universities & Business Conference 2012
We would like you to join in a Wales Business Insider conference on the way universities work with business and the economy.
Our higher education institutions have a big effect on the economy simply through their spending, employment and concentration of students nearby. The choices they make can have further beneficial effects on local and national economies. Individual businesses can gain by working with universities, whether it’s by acquiring technology, using consultancy services, or recruiting staff.
Who should attend:
- Directors of companies keen on growing through innovation
- Employers who want to build employee skills
- Directors of companies in the renewable energy, coal, oil and gas, engineering, construction, environment and other technology-driven sectors
- Academics with an interest in economic development and business
This event will explore issues like:
- How can universities contribute more to the Welsh economy?
- What changes would make it easier for universities to get involved with business?
- How can companies get the most out of universities?
- Whatís the key to a successful business/academic relationship?
For Wales to get the maximum benefit, companies and universities need to understand each othersí priorities and ways of working. This event should help to strengthen that understanding.
One panel debate will look at universities and the economy, the other will take over the way companies and universities work together.
- Robert Lloyd Griffiths, Wales director, Institute of Directors
- Mike Greenway, commercial director Cassidian
- Hywel Thomas, pro-vice chancellor, Cardiff University
- Liz Flint, director of commercial and consultancy services at Aberystwyth University
- Robert Francis, Seren
- Ian Menzies, chairman, Estnet
- Michael Scott, vice chancellor, Glyndwr University
- Richard B Davies, vice chancellor, Swansea University
- Aled Davies, WDS Green Energy