RIA Western Powerhouse Roundtable
17 January 2019
In 2018, the UK Government set out its vision for a 'Western Powerhouse' that connects the cities of Cardiff, Bristol and Newport into a new economic hub.
Rail will be a vital part of this vision and the RIA Western Powerhouse Roundtable will bring together politicians, suppliers and stakeholders from across the region to discuss how this aim can be achieved.
Guest speakers include Wales Office Minister Nigel Adams MP and Transport for Wales Chief Executive James Price.
11.00am: Registration and networking – teas and coffees provided
11.30am: Welcome from our sponsors: Huw Edwards, Head of South West Property & Buildings, WSP; and Noel Dolphin, Director, Furrer+Frey
11.40am: Introduction by Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, RIA
11.45am: Transport for Wales Chief Executive, James Price
11.55am: Discussion of UK rail issues
12.15pm: Wales Office Minister Nigel Adams MP
12.25pm: Further discussion of rail issues, including Western Powerhouse
1.20pm: Closing remarks
1.30pm: Lunch and networking
We thank our sponsors: Furrer+Frey and WSP
Top right: Wales Office Minister Nigel Adams MP
Bottom right: Transport for Wales Chief Executive James Price