By Jonathan Davies

A Cardiff Question Time event is set to tackle issues on the city's branding and how it effects economic growth.

Hosted by commercial property publication Estates Gazette, questions whether positioning Cardiff as 'the closest capital to London' is brilliant marketing, or a tagline that leaves with vast investment appeal grossly undersold.

Cardiff Question Time, taking place at City Hall on 4 June, features a panel including the head of economic development at City of Cardiff Council and director of Cardiff Business Council, Caroline O'Flaherty from Hugh James, BBC Cymru Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies among others.

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, commercial property professionals, tech heads and movers and shakers in the Welsh capital are being invited to set the agenda at this debate by putting their own questions to the panel.

The panel will be answering questions like how do you make the world’s eyes turn to Cardiff in a big way? Is it by highlighting its proximity to the big smoke? Or should the city’s supply of qualified workers, high standards of living and competitive property costs excite investors in their own right? Is a Severn Powerhouse the answer? What should the Welsh government be doing? Is better transport the answer?

What, ultimately, stands between Cardiff and an economic world cup?

You can register for the event here: