Speakers and themes:

Aberystwyth Day to start with refreshments from 9.15am,
welcome at 10am and close at 4pm.
Some delegates may need/elect to leave earlier.

Key Note Address: Alun Ffred Jones, Welsh Assembly Government, Heritage Minister

The Historic Environment of Wales: Marilyn Lewis, Director, Cadw

Economic Regeneration: Rob Colley, Head of Heritage and Culture, Drivers Jonas LLP, Author, Heritage Works
‘There is a strong economic case for regenerating historic buildings. The benefits relate not only to the individual building, but also to the wider area and community. Regeneration is a ‘growth industry’ and heritage assets can play a central role in achieving successful regeneration.’

Tourism Perspectives: Jonathan Jones, Head of Tourism, Welsh Assembly Government
‘Heritage attracts tourists (and adds value to sense of place) – the value of tourism to the economy of Wales.’

Heritage: delivering sustainable and inclusive economic development
Dave Chetwyn, IHBC UK Chair & Director of DJC1 Planning Ltd

Case Studies:-Vibrant street market
  • Ebbw Vale Old Steel Works: Pierre Wassanaar: Stride Treglown Architects
  • Cardiff Castle: John Edwards: TBK Edwards
  • Bridgend Townscape Heritage Initiative: John Squire
  • Valleys Built Heritage Project: Sioned Lewis, Arad Consulting
  • Tondu Engine House: Richard Dean : Page & Dean Consulting Architects

Low Carb/Green Credentials of conservation : Professor Tom Woolley, Graduate School of the Environment, Centre for Alternative Technology, University of East London
‘To demolish a Victorian terraced house is to throw away enough embodied energy to drive a car around the world five times. Conservation potentially saves this and uses ‘green’ (lime based and other local) materials further reducing our carbon footprint which is an excellent economic argument.’