Construction Summit Wales 2024

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy and Constructing Excellence in Wales are hosting Wales’ Construction Summit 2024; to explore the opportunities and challenges for Wales in the forthcoming years and to allow an in-depth exploration of the Welsh Built Environment’s position within the Economic Mission.


The Economic Mission outlines Welsh Government’s intentions to make Wales one of the best places to initiate and sustain a competitive business, balanced quality of life and fair work opportunities for all.

This is an opportunity for you to let Ministers and Welsh Government Officials know your views and perspectives on the impact of the rapidly changing economic environment. It will also allow you to feed into our future thinking on and what the opportunities, risk factors and solutions are for the Welsh construction sector.


  • 8.30am – Registration & Refreshments
  • 9.30am – Welcome – Cat Griffith-Williams – CEO, Constructing Excellence in Wales

Keynote speech:

  • 9.45am – Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy
  • 10.00am - Q&A with the Minister
    • Presentations from Welsh Government Officials:
    • 10.15am Investment Zones & Welsh Freeports - Clare McDonald, Deputy Director for Economic Policy/Thomas Smithson, Deputy Director for Economic Strategy & Regulation
    • 10.35am – Neal O'Leary, Programme Director - Sustainabile Communities for Learning Programme
    • 10.50am - Andy Falleyn, Economic Infrastructure
    • 11.05am – Facilitated panel session

    11.30am – Break

    Presentations on the Key Future Challenges and Opportunities for the Welsh Built Environment:

    • 12.00pm – Industry Overview - Terry Stocks MBE, Director Property UK & Europe, AtkinsRéalis
    • 12.15pm – SME business perspective – Gareth Davies, Construction Director, Knox & Wells
    • 12.30pm – De-Carbonisation – Chris Jofeh, Chair, Independent Implementation Group on the Decarbonisation of Existing Homes, Welsh Government
    • 12.45pm – Facilitated panel session
    • 1.10pm – Summing up - Richard Wilson, Deputy Director, Welsh Government
    • 1.15pm – Closing remarks - Grace Day, Co-Chair, G4C Wales
    • 1.25pm – Close – Cat Griffith-Williams
    • 1.30pm – Lunch, networking and exhibitors


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