Productivity Summit – Managing Productivity In Welsh Firms

Productivity Summit - Managing Productivity in Welsh Firms

When: 12th March 2020
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Improvements in productivity are crucial for company growth and survival. For decades, they have been the main source of increases in GDP, but recently the UK has performed poorly and, in Wales, productivity is even lower.

To understand why productivity remains low, the Hodge Research Project has interviewed 74 companies to analyze the main drivers of productivity within Welsh firms.

The Summit will facilitate open debate on these issues.



09.30 Registration and Coffee

10.00  Welcome

10.05  The Productivity Gap in Wales – Brian Morgan

10.20  Key Note Speech: Disseminating Best Practice – Stephen Phipson CBE, Make UK

10.40  Networking and Partnerships – Caroline Thompson, Alacrity Foundation

11.00  View from Business 1 – Mike Moran, Proton PLC

11.20  Coffee break

11.40  View from Business 2 – Maireadh Pedersen, Quay Pharma

12.00  Benchmarking for Performance – J R Davies

12.15  The Key Issues – discussion with participants (facilitated by the Development Bank for Wales)

12.45  Feedback

13.15  Summing up – Gerry Holtham, Rob Huggins and SA Partners

13.30  Event Close, lunch and networking