Whatever you’re looking for in 2024, the opportunities are right here in South West Wales – and that’s our theme for the year: OPPORTUNITIES!

Through our regional events and projects, we will be highlighting all the opportunities for people and businesses to thrive, across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.  Come along to our monthly meetup, lunchtime on the third Thursday of every month, to get involved!

4theRegion is an alliance of people, businesses and organisations across South West Wales, who love where we live and want our region to flourish.

We connect people, share good news and enable collaboration, through our events, projects and communications, for a future that promotes the well-being of people and planet.

Subscribe for positive regional updates and opportunities to get involved.

Swansea Conference 2024

The Swansea Conference & Exhibition is taking place on Thursday 7th March 2024, in Swansea Arena.

It will be a special day in Swansea’s calendar, bringing people, businesses and organisations together – and everyone is invited!

Free to attend and open to all!

FIND COLLABORATORS & WORK TOGETHER

If you’re working to make change happen in a particular area, chances are you’re NOT the only one with interest and expertise. Why try and do it all by yourself, when partners and collaborators are hiding in plain sight?

We are dedicated to breaking down silos and encouraging people to talk to each other, share ideas and collaborate.  We support changemakers in communities, businesses and organisations to open up their conversations and projects to the wider region, creating inclusive, open networks of innovation and sustainable development.

We’re building a regional collaboration ecosystem, through our diverse range of projects, partnerships and events.  Browse our current activity, and get in touch if you would like our help to facilitate local or regional collaboration in South West Wales.

PROJECTS & IMPACT AREAS

We are busy hosting conversations and events across our six impact areas, so that regional partners can connect around a shared sense of purpose, whilst making connections and gaining an awareness of what’s happening in key strategic sectors.  Catch up on our conversations and activities so far!

Buy Regional

If businesses and organisations in this region buy more from each other, we can keep more wealth here in South West Wales, develop our supply chain, and create more opportunities for people and local businesses.

Destination & Transport

Tourism is a key economic driver for the region.  An integrated, sustainable travel network is essential to prosperity and well-being.  We want to help partners collaborate better across the region to develop both.

Development & Investment

Regeneration is something we should all do together.  How can we ensure that major regional projects are designed and delivered in a way that provides economic and social benefits for the region over the long term?

Well-being Region

In a fast changing world, we think the well-being economy will be the battleground of the next 10 years, and successful places will be those that build prosperity by prioritising people, health, quality of life, the environment and equality.

Circular Economy

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. We must move away from our linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and ensure long term sustainability.

Creative Economy

The creative economy is everything that relates to human creativity and ideas, IP, knowledge and technology. How can we support more creativity and innovation across our economy?

CATCH UP ON REGIONAL NEWS

February Regional Round-Up 2024

February Regional Round-Up 2024

Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

January Regional Round-Up 2024

January Regional Round-Up 2024

Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

December Regional Round-Up 2023

December Regional Round-Up 2023

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

November Regional Round-Up 2023

November Regional Round-Up 2023

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

October Regional Round-Up 2023

October Regional Round-Up 2023

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

September Regional Round-up 2023

September Regional Round-up 2023

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!