Morning, Wednesday, 5th December 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will examine the next steps in the delivery of the Belfast City Region Deal.
Following the expected agreement on the Heads of Terms, delegates will examine the key priorities for the region, looking at challenges for delivering the Deal in the absence of an Executive; latest thinking on options for finance and investment, and how the deal can best be aligned with wider Government priorities - such as the Industrial Strategy.
They will also consider lessons that might be gained from other jurisdictions in the preparation and delivery of a City Deal, the priorities for delivering key infrastructure projects - including improvements to roads, public transport and digital infrastructure - and what action might be taken to establish Belfast as a smart city.
Further sessions assess what more might be done to develop the skilled workforce needed to support businesses and underpin the region’s economic growth, as well as examining opportunities for encouraging research and innovation, and fostering collaboration between universities and businesses.