South Wales event takes first steps to create a connected & engaged Wales.
Charities, Councils, Community Groups and other stakeholders from across Wales are coming together in Pontypridd in August to discuss how to create a connected and engaged Wales.
This free event will discuss how greater outcomes for Welsh communities can be achieved by collaborating and finding new ways to excite, engage and incentivise the population. Everything from old fashioned community gossip to social media and digital solutions will be considered as part of a future toolkit on the agenda.
The event in the Municipal Building in Pontypridd on August 13 2014, features speakers including Peter Davies (Wales Sustainable Futures Commissioner), Jane Rexworthy (Exec Director Strategic Partnerships People First and NSA for Retail), Simon James (CEO Interlink Rhondda Cynon Taf), Kathryn Jellings (Head of 3SC and Jobs Growth Wales) and Robert Procter (Renew Wales, Programme Director) as well as many others.
Organised by Mid Wales Regeneration Company, Revive & Thrive Ltd and sponsored by technology partner Reward Your World, the meeting will be outcome focussed and will feature the launch of Rhondda Cynon Taf’s latest digital tool to incentivise and reward it’s residents.
Wales Sustainable Futures Commissioner, Peter Davies said “I look forward to speaking at this open meeting. Creating a network that allows communities to collaborate and to find new ways to engage and connect is the foundation of smart, sustainable and resilient places of the future" adding “I look forward to meeting with others across our Country who can bring this powerful vision to fruition.”
Mark Barnes, Managing Director of Revive & Thrive said “We recently completed the first phase of a Challenge to UK communities with a suite of prizes for community engagement worth £191,000 which was won by Wyre Borough Council. The theme of the challenge was to ask what single button could they press to connect their community. We want to build on this theme and discuss in Pontypridd how we can take this to the next level and connect the whole of Wales”
Tickets for the event are free and can be obtained by visiting www.reviveandthrive.co.uk. For more information please contact Hannah Bowden or call 07557 901216.