The North Wales Regional Skills Partnership - organisers of the highly anticipated 'Navigating Workforce and Skills Challenges' conference, are thrilled to unveil the line-up of speakers set to share their knowledge and expertise with delegates.

This event, which takes places on April 26th at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, is not just about insights and networking; it's about direct engagement with industry leaders. It's a unique opportunity for employers across the region to hear the latest views on how to tackle key challenges in talent recruitment, development, and retention. 

Chaired by former BBC journalist Bethan Williams Price, confirmed speakers and panellists include:

  • Craig Weeks - Operations Director, JCB (Keynote)
  • Alwen Williams - Portfolio Director, Ambition North Wales
  • Nia Bennet - Director, Effectus HR / Chair, Urdd Gobaith Cymru
  • Mike Learmond - Senior Development Manager Wales, Federation of Small Businesses


There will also be breakout sessions during the day, including:

  • People and Employee Development: The Strategic Approach with Dafydd Bowen, Menter a Busnes
  • Generation Z and Beyond with Lesley Richards, Head of CIPD Wales
  • Harnessing Employee Engagement with David RobertsChair, North Wales Regional Skills Partnership

Registration is free and open to businesses and organisations of any size in any sector. To secure a place, visit

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with industry experts and fellow professionals. Mark your calendars for April 26th and join us at Venue Cymru for an event that promises to provide answers and inspire.

For more information on the North Wales Regional Skills Partnership and how you can become involved with their work go to or email

Our speakers In order of appearance