Conference focus on Roe Valley economy

Limavady Borough Council is urging the public to attend a discussion event it is hosting at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre called ‘Let’s Talk – Local Economy’ on Thursday, 26 January between 6:30pm and 9pm.

The focus of the evening will be a mix of networking, advice and discussion.

A range of agencies will be on-hand to offer advice and discuss schemes for businesses of all types – from retail to agricultural. Stands will include Department for Employment and Learning, Roe Valley Community Education Forum, Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Programme, Invest Northern Ireland and others.

The event will provide a great opportunity to network and talk to other businesses too. As part of the evening, a Let’s Talk discussion will take place from 7:30 to 8:30pm, where local businesses can take part in an open discussion with stakeholders in the local economy, including Phil Flanagan (SF, Member of DETI Committee), Glyn Roberts, (Northern Ireland Independent Retailers Association), and Martin Devlin, (Roe Valley Enterprises), John Dallat, (Deputy Speaker, Northern Ireland Assembly), among others. The format of the evening will be as follows:

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Registration

Networking

Advice stands - an opportunity to meet local business support agencies such as Roe Valley Enterprises, the Department for Employment & Learning, North West Regional College, all of whom have programmes and schemes for local businesses.

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Let’s Talk – Local Economy – a one hour question and answer session for a panel of guest speakers from banks, political parties and stakeholders in the economy – you can submit a question on the evening for the panellists.

.8:30 – 9:00pm

Refreshments and networking opportunity.

Given the focus on the economy, both in Limavady and further afield, across the North West and Northern Ireland as a whole, this is a great opportunity to hear from decision makers and stakeholders in the local economy – it will undoubtedly be a lively evening so why not come along and have your say!

To confirm attendance, either email lorraine.hassan@limavady.gov.uk, or call 028 777 60311.