Wales Labour Market Summit II: Comparing policy interventions to challenge ‘business as usual’

Date: September 14th 2016
Time: 9.00am-4.30pm
Venue: Bangor University, Thoday Building G23

The Wales Labour Market Summit II is a knowledge exchange event serving as a platform for comparing, debating, and informing policy interventions in response to large-scale job losses across traditional industries (deindustrialisation). While the primary region of focus is North Wales, the summit seeks to provide opportunity for comparative reference to other regional and national labour market interventions in the UK and beyond with the intention of catalysing change in future policy and practice. Speakers and attendees will consist of stakeholders, practitioners, and academics. The day will consist of a mix of keynote speakers and structured group discussion.

There are a number of limited places available for attending this free event; please contact

Download the summit schedule (PDF)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Tuomo Alasoini (Tekes, Finland)
  • Dylan Williams (Head of Economic Development & Community Regeneration, Anglesey)
  • Professor Frank Peck (Research Director, Centre for Regional Economic Development, University of Cumbria)
  • Professor Karel Williams (Manchester Business School)
  • Dr Alexandra Plows (Bangor University)
  • Patricia Findlay (University of Strathclyde)
  • Professor Ian Rees Jones (WISERD, Cardiff University)
  • Professor Alan Felstead (Cardiff University)

Summit team:

Principal Investigator: Dr Alexandra Plows
Co Investigator: Professor Tony Dobbins
Project Research Associate: Owen Powell


Funded by the Bangor University ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)