A CITY summit is returning next year and will focus on the next stage of Newport city centre’s regeneration as well as other projects.

The Newport City Summit will return for its fifth event on January 18, 2018.

The summit, which is being hosted by the Celtic Manor Resort, will focus on the next stage of the city centre’s regeneration as well as other developments that promise to boost the local economy and raise Newport’s profile.

It will also offer updates on projects and developments that are taking place in the city.

According to Newport City Council, the event aims to highlight the work being done to “build an even better Newport for the future”.

This year Newport celebrated 15 years since it became Wales’ third largest city.

Over the past 15 years Newport has welcomed several new facilities, from the Riverfront Arts Centre and Wales National Velodrome to the FAW National Football Development Centre.

The summit aims to build on that progress and set out to create positivity and optimism in the city.

Since the last summit took place in 2016, there have been a number of major announcements in the city including the planned IQE semiconductor foundry, which will create up to 2,000 highly-skilled jobs.

As well as new and expanding businesses, Newport’s reputation for hosting major events has led to it being chosen for the first ABP Newport Wales Marathon which will take place on March 4 next year and the British Transplant Games which will be hosted by the city in 2019.

Last year more than 200 people attended the event at the Riverfront Theatre to hear what the city should be doing to move forward for the future.

The summit will take place from  9am to 12.30pm at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

Attending the summit is free but places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Places must be booked by registering online at newport.gov.uk/citysummit. 

The deadline for registration is Friday, January 12 2018. We will be sharing updates on the event in upcoming editions.