Microsoft executive to speak at Carmarthen business conference

Microsoft UK chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin will speak at Spotlight West Wales business conference in Carmarthen on Friday.

The one-day conference, run in association with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will take place in the Hailiwell Centre at UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus this Friday.

With the theme this year being about a bright future, delegates will find out about future trends and opportunties for their businesses and learn more about initiatives currently underway in the region to increase economic prosperity.

Coplin has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the intersection of a modern society and technology – both inside and outside the world of work.

His presentation at the conference will be a call-to-action to harness, not hate the digital deluge, and to celebrate the potential technology offers us now and in the future.

Other speakers include performance coach Andy McCann, who works with high-profile individuals from business, politics, entertainment and sport, and motivational speaker Rebecca Jones – dubbed The Red Shoe Biz Woman.

McCann will show delegates how some of the most successful individuals reach the top of their game, while Jones will deliver an interactive session aimed at creating connections between delegates with a view to future collaboration.

Nigel T Packer, chair of the Spotlight West Wales consortium, said: “The economic context for the West Wales businesses community is changing with many exciting new initiatives coming our way.

“This conference mobilises representatives from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors from across the region, bringing them together for a day of inspiration, learning and networking.

“This year we have assembled a programme that will challenge our delegates to raise their game, find innovative ways of working and identify new opportunities for their businesses to become more competitive in order to grow and prosper.

“Feedback over the past two years shows clearly that our delegates leave the Spotlight event inspired, better connected, well-informed and more focused for the future.”

Professor Medwin Hughes, vice chancellor at UWTSD, said: “The creation of the Swansea Bay City Region has highlighted the need for our region to come closer together in order to maximise its potential.

“Improved connectivity and collaborative working will allow us to improve the prospects for our communities, businesses and economy.

“Spotlight West Wales offers the perfect platform to facilitate this and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to be associated with the event.”