This seminar assessed the next steps in delivering the Belfast City Region Deal.
Policymakers and key stakeholders examined how to deliver the key aims of the Deal and how best to build on the relative strength of the Belfast City region as an economic driver for Northern Ireland.
They examined lessons that can be learnt on delivering a City Deal from the experience in Glasgow, and particularly how key groups can collaborate to deliver the deal effectively.
Further discussion examined how best to develop and deliver the key infrastructure projects required to meet the economic ambition of the area, attract investment and connect people, places and services - including in public transport, digital infrastructure and how best to tackle legal and regulatory challenges to progress.
Sessions also looked at 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.
They also examined how local authorities can come together to drive forward economic and social development, and promote better outcomes for the people within the Belfast City Region Deal area and beyond.