June business lunch a success as Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter is discussed

Swansea Bay Business Club’s first Carmarthen lunch has been hailed a success as businesses from across South West Wales attended the lunch held at the Ivy Bush Hotel on Friday 24th June. Professor Medwin Hughes, the Vice Chancellor of University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), was also in attendance, sharing with guests his insights into his role at the University as well as discussing the new £300 million Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter in the city’s SA1, and creating a learning-centred community for the University and for its academic, business and cultural partners.

As ever, the lunch also afforded members of the business community the opportunity to network with each other whilst enjoying the food on offer at the Ivy Bush Hotel and hearing more about the University’s plans for teaming up with businesses across the city region in its bid to redefine the university experience for the 21st Century.

Hayley Davies, President of Swansea Bay Business Club said of the event: “We were delighted to have Professor Hughes join us for lunch today, the first we have held in Carmarthen.   The lunch has been a great chance for members of the business community to learn more about the University’s vision for the future and the direction in which they are heading.

“We can now look forward to our lunch next month at Margam Orangery with guest speaker Rob Vale, former European president at Staples, will be the guest speaker. After being involved in a number of high profile roles in the business world, including managing 15 countries and multi-billion dollar revenues, Rob is well placed to discuss his experiences with business leaders from the Swansea area and beyond.”

The next lunch will take place on Friday 8th July at Margam Orangery.