Jersey’s population policy, the concept of a local university and the employment landscape of the future will all be put to the test later this month at the IoD Jersey Annual Debate.
Entitled ‘2050: Will Jersey Have Talent?’ and held on 19 September 2019 at RJA&HS, the Carey Olsen-sponsored event is expected to attract an audience of up to 500 business leaders and politicians.
Picking up on key themes that emerged from the Mid-Year Review earlier this year, the debate aims to examine just how sustainable Jersey’s plans and models for the future are.
The event will feature a keynote speaker, dinner and the live debate with panellists.
Pictured: The Education Minister will be among this year's panel speakers.
This year there will be only one panel instead of the standard two with guests including CEO and Co-Founder of Fairway Group Louise Bracken-Smith, Victoria College Head of Social Science and Jersey NEU President Brendan Carolan, Target Internet CEO and Imperial College Lecturer Daniel Rowles, and Minister for Education Senator Tracey Vallois.
Commenting on this year’s debate, IoD Jersey Chair Lisa Springate, said: "It was really important to me to be innovative with the debate this year and ensure a truly engaging event for our audience. We have revitalised the format and will remain very focused on the topics to allow for in-depth discussion and analysis.
"It is vitally important that we look to the future and start preparing businesses from all industries on what might be in store. We’ll be asking hard hitting questions on immigration and population, investigating options for up-skilling and educational reform and delving into the realms of AI, Automation and Robotics. It is going to be an excellent forum for intelligent debate and thought leadership."
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