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Future Skills: Are We Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?

Future Skills: Are We Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?


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The University of South Wales, City REDI at Birmingham University and PA Consulting invite you to an afternoon of shared insight into the employment and skills challenges facing post-industrial areas of the UK. Through thought-proving address and open discussion, we want to share and hear about potential for collaboration between academia, industry and public bodies to accelerate readiness for a very different future work environment.  


12:30 - Registration

13:00 - Light Newtowrkinglunch

13:30 - Keynote Address: The Skills Ambition for Wales

13:50 - Context for the Cardiff Capital Region

14:00 - Place basedindustrial Strategies - How we Prepare for the Future

14:10 - Getting Innovation into Markets Faster

14:20 - Reflections on Manufacturing in Wales and Preparedness for Industry 4.0


14:30 - The Way Forward: The Centre of Applied Future Skills

14:40 - Are we Getting them Young Enough? How can Industry and Academia Work Better Together?

14:50 - Pienarydiscussion / Q&A

15:00 - Tea and Coffee

15:15 - Group Thematic Discussions

15:50 - Next Steps

16:00 - Closing Remarks

Date & Time

21st March 2018 from 13:00 - 16:00


University of South Wales Conference Centre, University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

Contact Details

If you have any queries, please contact the conference and events team on 01443 482002 or email events@southwales.ac.uk