Wednesday May 2 2018

Ken Skates AM to deliver speech at CBI North Wales dinner

The politician in charge of Wales roads, economy and growth is to address North Wales businesses at a near-sold out flagship black tie event next week.

Ken Skates AM to deliver speech at CBI North Wales dinner

Ken Skates AM, secretary of economy and infrastructure, will deliver a keynote speech at the CBI North Wales annual dinner.

Only a handful of tickets remain for the evening on Thursday 10 May at the St David’s Park Hotel in Ewloe

He has represented Clwyd South in the Welsh Government since 2011, and previously served as deputy minister for Skills and Technology.

The Wrexham-born assembly member is responsible for major projects in Wales, including improvements to the A55/A494 dual carriageway and the Wylfa Newydd Power Station.

Parliamentary under secretary of state for Wales Stuart Andrew MP will also speak at the event. Originally from Anglesey, he is a Westminster-based politician representing the Pudsey constituency in parliament.  

Elected in 2010, he works with Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns, who heads the UK Government department responsible for Welsh affairs.

An important event in the region’s calendar, this year’s CBI dinner is set to bring together more than 160 business leaders and politicians.

Ian Price, director of CBI Wales said: “The annual dinner will once again give delegates the chance to network with some of the region’s most influential people.

“We’re excited to hear from the experienced minister of state at a vital time for Wales with many important projects in the pipeline.

“This is a popular event every year and with tickets already selling fast, don’t forget to book your place quickly.”

The dinner, which is sponsored by Horizon Nuclear Power and Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, will begin at 18:45 and close at 22:30.  

A drinks reception sponsored by Arriva Trains Wales will open proceedings, followed by a three-course dinner.

Tickets are available at £90 + VAT per ticket or £900 + VAT for a table of 10 for members of the CBI, with tickets £110 + VAT and £1,100 + VAT for non-members.

Tickets can be booked via the CBI’s Eventbrite page, or by contacting Lisa Peterson on 02920 977612 or at lisa.peterson@cbi.org.uk.


"Were excited to hear from the experienced minister of state at a vital time for Wales with many important projects in the pipeline "
Ian Price

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