Previous Forum Events

​The Forum Breakfast (June 2016) - Alwen Williams (BT)

The Forum Breakfast (June 2016) - Guest, Alwen Williams, BT Director, Wales

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 Alwen joined BT in January 1996 as a member of the Welsh Language Bureau in Colwyn Bay. She then spent over ten years in Cardiff initially joining the BT Wales corporate communications team and later developing her career further in communications and stakeholder management. Her various roles in marketing and internal communications led her to gain specific expertise and experience in developing and leading communication during transformational change. 

More recently Alwen held a number of roles in HR, specialising in employee engagement and culture change as well as her most recent role developing and leading the engagement, communication and business adoption strategy and plan for BT’s HR Transformation programme in the UK and across 71 countries globally. Alwen was appointed as BT Director Wales in September 2015. She is a co-opted member of both the Business Wales Board and the Deeside Enterprise Zone Advisory Board.


 

The Forum Breakfast (April 2016) - Scott Waddington (Brains)

The Forum Annual Lecture 2015 – Guest,  Dr Kay Swinburne MEP

The Forum Breakfast (April 2016) - Scott Waddington ​(Brains)​

SA Brain's coffee business is poised to become the fourth largest in the UK next year, the company CEO has revealed.

Scott Waddington said the Coffee#1 chain continued to expand, with new shops being actively sought across the UK.​ Read more here

 

​​​​The Forum Annual Lecture 2015 – Dr Kay Swinburne MEP

The Forum Annual Lecture 2015 – Guest,  Dr Kay Swinburne MEP

​The Forum Annual Lecture 2015 – Guest,  Dr Kay ​Swinburne MEP​

‘Reform, Renegotiation and Referendum: A valid path for the UK to remain in the EU’ Dr Swinburne is Conservative MEP for Wales and has an in-depth knowledge of global financial markets. She is shadow Rapporteur on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II) and the Regulation on Benchmarks reform as well as being a Substitute Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, a Member of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel and a Member of the European Economic Area Delegation.

The Forum Breakfast (October 2015) - Manon Antoniazzi

The Forum Breakfast - October 2015, Guest Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Marketing for Wales within the

The Forum Breakfast - October 2015, Guest Manon Antoniazzi, CEO, Tourism and Marketing for Wales within the Welsh Government​​

We welcomed Dr. Manon Antoniazzi to talk to us about how Wales is marketing itself to the world, and the issues around attracting tourism and increasing the global profile of the country. Manon is the Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Marketing for Wales within the Welsh Government. Prior to this she worked in the private sector as a specialist in leadership development and was a member of the household of the Prince of Wales, where she served as a senior Private Secretary from 2004-2012.

The Forum Breakfast (March 2015) - Alan Edmunds

The Forum Breakfast - October 2015, Guest Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Marketing for Wales within the

The Forum Breakfast - ​March 2015, Guest Alan Edmunds, Editor in Chief Media Wales – March 2015​

This meeting welcomed Mr Alan Edmunds; Alan studied law at Bristol and journalism at Cardiff and now has overall responsibility for the Western Mail, Wales online and South Wales Echo. He will talk about the evolution of the media industry, and in particular, the increasing popularity of online news platforms such as his own Wales Online.

The Forum Breakfast (June 2015) - David Stevens

The Forum Breakfast – June 2015, Guest David Stevens CBE, Chief Operating Officer Admiral Group

The Forum Breakfast – June 2015, Guest David Stevens CBE, CEO Admiral Group​

This meeting welcomed Mr David Stevens CBE; Chief Operating Officer, Admiral Group plc. David is a founder and Director of Ad​miral and was recruited in 1991 to set up the Admiral Business.

The Forum Annual Lecture 2014 – Barry Naisbitt ​

The Forum Annual Lecture 2014 – Guest, Barry Naisbitt Chief Economist Santander UK

The Forum Annual Lecture 2014 – Guest, Barry Naisbitt - Chief Economist Santander UK​

Barry Naisbitt has been Chief Economist for Santander UK – and formerly Abbey – since 1998. His main area of focus is analysing the performance of the UK economy with a particular interest in the housing and savings markets and households’ and companies’ finances.

​​​The Forum Breakfast - September 2014 - Professor Brian Morgan

​​The Forum Breakfast - September 2014, Guest Professor Brian MorganThe first meeting welcomed Professor Brian Morgan to talk to us on ‘Cardiff Capital Region Board – the latest update’. Brian is the Future Skills Agenda Lead on the board and will provide the catalyst for discussion on this and related topics.

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