The future for Welsh cities

Join us in Cardiff to discuss the importance of Welsh cities for both Welsh and UK prosperity.

Event starts at 09:00 - 12:30 on 29 June 2023 at Central Cardiff

Join Centre for Cities in Cardiff for this half-day conference exploring the performance and potential of Wales’ three largest cities – Cardiff, Newport and Swansea.

The event will focus on the significance of the cities to the Welsh and UK economies, how they compare to other parts of the country, what needs to happen to improve their economic performance, and what this all means for policymakers.

Speakers will include city leaders, representatives from the Welsh Government, policy experts and reflections from outside Wales, and there will also be a networking reception.

Details of the venue will be included in confirmation of your registration. If you have any questions about attending, please contact


Cllr Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport Council

Cllr Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council

Cllr Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council

Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Lewis Dean, Head of Wales Innovation Network, Universities Wales

Walter May, CEO, GlobalWelsh

Auriol Miller, Director, Institute for Welsh Affairs

More speakers to be announced

Chair: Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities

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