Deeside Business Forum to hold ‘Full Fibre Digital Connectivity for North Wales’ conference this month

Deeside Business Forum is holding its most ambitious conference to date and the first event of its kind in the region.

Full Fibre Digital Connectivity for North Wales conference will take place on February 23 at Wrexham University.

The event will showcase the huge social and economic benefits superfast broadband through full fibre connectivity can deliver to North Wales.

The informative day features presentations, case studies, speeches, workshops, information on funding, networking opportunities.

It’s also hoped the event will send a clear message to the UK Government that the regions huge potential for economic growth can only be fully achieved with adequate digital infrastructure to support it.

“This conference is a key milestone in our Forum’s ongoing campaign for superior digital connectivity in North Wales.” said Askar Sheibani, Chair of Deeside Business Forum.

“We are incredibly lucky to welcome such impressive guests and influencers under one roof, including UK and Welsh Government, senior council representatives and leaders of the telecommunications industry.” Mr Sheibani said.

Delegates in attendance include local private business representatives, local and national government, key telecommunication organisations, all six North Wales local authorities.

Deeside Business Forum members and representatives from public sector organisations, including the NHS and universities will also be present.

The Full Fibre Digital Connectivity for North Wales event takes place on Friday 23rd February 2018 – 8am-2pm – Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW.

Agenda:

08.00 | Networking & Refreshments
08.30 | Welcome: Chair of Deeside Business Forum: Mr Askar Sheibani
08.40 | President of Deeside Business Forum: The Rt Hon. Lord Barry Jones PC
08.50 | The Leader of Wrexham Council: Cllr Mark Pritchard
09.00 | Ian Lucas MP: Member of the UK Government DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Select Committee
09.10 | Hannah Blythyn AM: Welsh Government Minister for Environment
09.30 | UK Government – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS): Justin Leese, Local Full Fibre Networks Program Director
09.50 | Full Fibre Case Studies x 4
11.10 | Gary Thompson: Economic Director, SMART Cities, Digital Economy, Innovation Strategist
11.20 | Refreshment Break
11.40 | Workshops 3 x 50 minutes
12.30 | Regional Digital Connectivity Strategy: North Wales Economic Ambition Board
12.45 | Q&A
13.00 | Networking & Lunch
14.00 | Close

Workshops are tailored to suit all levels of understanding, from entry-level to specialist knowledge of the technologies surrounding fibre networks.

Full information, sponsors and registration via: eventbrite.co.uk

All current DBF members (as listed on our website), voluntary sector and public sector organisations including universities, education, NHS, councils etc. can register for free tickets, please email via admin@deesidebusinessforum.co.uk to receive a 100% code to apply to your registration.