A conference to discuss hot topics in Carmarthenshire will take place this week.

The inaugural It’s Your Carmarthenshire Conference and Exhibition is set for July 11, running from 9.30am to 3.30pm at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli.

This conference aims to unite the community, local government, businesses, and organisations for detailed discussions on key themes relevant to the county.

These include food and farming, the creative economy, community action, jobs and skills, business support, health and wellbeing, the visitor economy, nature, and the environment.

The conference is free to attend and anyone interested in promoting wellbeing and prosperity across Carmarthenshire is encouraged to come along.

This includes the bonus of a complimentary lunch.

The event is being organised by 4theRegion, known for hosting inclusive and participatory events.

In partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council, Coleg Sir Gar, Swansea Building Society, Stori Cymru and People Speak Up, the conference follows the successful model of the It’s Your Swansea Conference.

Carmarthenshire Council leader Cllr. Darren Price will deliver the conference's opening address. There will also be short talks from Carmarthenshire people, hosted by 4theRegion's Dawn Lyle and Stori Cymru's James Owen.

Participants will then get the opportunity to share their voices through workshops, discussions and break-out groups.

A report summarising the conversations will be released post-event, containing actions and ideas for groups to note.

The conference also promises valuable networking opportunities, including a local business exhibition with around 20 companies participating.

Zoe Antrobus, managing director of 4theRegion, voiced her expectations for the day: "We’re delighted to be bringing the first It’s Your Carmarthenshire conference to Parc Y Scarlets.

"We'll be asking about existing initiatives, what people would love to see, and how we can all collaborate for the future."

Echoing the same sentiment, Cllr. Price said: "As a council, we have a vital role to play.

"I urge everyone, including local residents and businesses, to participate in this important forum."

Attendees can book tickets via the 4theRegion website or Eventbrite.

If unable to commit to the full day, the organisers encourage residents to drop in and participate in the exciting and inspiring discussion segments.