Morning, Wednesday, 5th December 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Timed as the Belfast City Region Partner councils produce their draft proposition document on the Deal - and to follow the expected agreement on Heads of Terms - this seminar will assess the next steps in delivering the Belfast City Region Deal.
Policymakers and key stakeholders will examine how to deliver the key aims of the Deal - including through the Industrial Strategic Framework, Digital Vision, Employability and Skills Proposition and Infrastructure Investment Framework - and how best to build on the relative strength of the Belfast City region as an economic driver for Northern Ireland.
Further discussion will examine developing key infrastructure projects to meet the economic ambition of the area, attract investment and connect people, places and services - including creating a travel to work area across the City Region and enhancing Belfast/Dublin transport links - as well as looking at the next steps in delivering smart cities and urban innovation, and the latest thinking on delivering digital and transport projects, including Belfast Rapid Transit phase 2 and Transport Hub phase 2.
Sessions will also examine how the Further and Higher Education sectors can work most effectively to invest in skills for the future - targeting major growth sectors such as ICT and the services industry - develop key innovation projects through centres of innovation and excellence and tackle economic inactivity.
Delegates will also consider how best to deliver inclusive growth and meet the needs of communities in the Belfast City Region - including Belfast City Council and the surrounding local authority areas - and examine lessons that can be learnt on delivering a City Deal from the experience in Glasgow.