Devolution at 25: Productivity & Skills

21st Jun 2024 9am - 11am

Venue: Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast

Posted By: Queen’s University Belfast

26th Apr 2024

Event Description

Friday 21st June


Mark Piggott Lecture Theatre, Student Hub, Riddel Hall

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You are warmly invited to our event, ‘Devolution at 25: Productivity & Skills’, which will take place on Friday the 21st of June, from 9.00am-11.00am with arrival and refreshments from 8.30am, in the Mark Piggott Lecture Theatre, Student Hub Building, Riddel Hall.

Hosted by the Northern Ireland Productivity Forum as part of the Economics Observatory’s series to mark 25 years of devolution, the theme of the Belfast event is productivity and skills in the devolved nations.

The event will consist of two roundtables. The first roundtable will be a panel of experts on skills and the economy, with a focus on educational and skills reform in the devolved nations. This panel will be chaired by Dr David Jordan of Queen’s Business School.

The second panel will consist of the Economy spokespeople for the five main NI political parties, including the NI Economy Minister, with a focus on what needs to be done to get the economy growing for the benefit of all its citizens, and chaired by BBC’s John Cambell.


Event Programme

8.30am: Arrival & Refreshments (including tea and coffee)

9.00am: Welcome and opening remarks – Prof. John Turner

9.15am: Skills panel including Q&A – Chaired by Dr David Jordan

10.05am: Prof. John Turner to introduce the second panel

10.10am: Economy panel including Q&A – Chaired by John Campbell

11.00am: Closing remarks – Prof. John Turner


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