Programme - 31 May

The Vision for the Future of Cardiff Bay
Exploring the opportunities and challenges for the development of Cardiff Bay in the context of Cardiff Council's new vision for the City and its waterfront

09.00 – 09.30

  • Registration and Coffee
  • Welcome and Introduction
    Professor Terry Stevens, School of Management, Swansea University & Stevens & Associates

09.30 – 10.00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • The Vision for the Future of the Bay
    Cllr Russell Goodway, Cabinet Member for Investment & Development, Cardiff Council

10.00 – 11.30 THE CONTEXT

  • Cardiff: The Maritime Heritage of a Global Port
    Professor Bill Jones, Department of History, Cardiff University
  • From Mudflats to Thriving Economy: A Property Perspective
    Mike Lawley, Chair, Cooke & Arkwright
  • The Future for the Cardiff Port
    Callum Couper, Port Manager South Wales Ports, Associated British Ports

11.30 – 12.30 RE-THINKING THE WAY FORWARD

  • Disrupting the Way We Think about Waterfronts
    Gordon Young, International Award Winning Sculptor and Artist
  • Aarhus as European Capital of Culture 2017 and Impact on the Wider Region
    Lars H Olsen, CEO, Fregate Jylland, Djursland, Denmark
  • The Importance of Quality Design and Architecture
    Neil MacOmish, Partner, Scott Brownrigg

12.30 – 13.30 NETWORKING LUNCH


13.30 – 15.00 REFLECTIONS ON CARDIFF BAY
based on the experiences of other cold water ports
in conversation with Professor Terry Stevens:
A PANEL SESSION

  • The Role of Heritage & Culture
    Harry Connolly, CEO, Visit West Belfast
  • The Role of Food and Drink - The Clyde Estuary
    Alastair Dobson, CEO Taste of Arran
  • The Role of a DMC
    Melita Williams, Founder, Bespoke Cymru / Wales
  • The Importance of Architecture and Public Realm
    Professor Wayne Forster, The Scott Brownrigg Professor of Architecture, The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
  • The Role of Live Music
    John Rostron, Founder of Swn Music Festival and Director Welsh Music Foundation
  • Lessons from Another Place: A PR Perspective
    Spencer Neal , Director, Keeble Brown

15.00 – 15.30 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Concluding remarks 
    Dr Alan Sandry, The Morgan Academy, School of Management, Swansea University
  • Acknowledgements and thanks
    Professor Terry Stevens

15.30 NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION


15.30 – 17.00 OPTIONAL SITE VISIT
Departing from the Exchange Hotel

  • Visit to the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Alexandra Head