Carmarthenshire sent its own delegation, including such luminaries as Meryl Gravell, Mark James and Wendy Walters, Head of Regeneration.
Judging from the Twitter feed, the Met Office should have put out one of its warnings because there seems to have been a positive deluge of cliches, as well as some very dodgy Welsh translation:
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Here is what he had to say as he was busy stacking the chairs (all taken from the SB City Region Twitter feed):
"Public and private working in true partnership" says Chief Exec Mark James.
"Collaboration" isn't a new idea, we have been working in collaboration for years says Mark James.
"Local authority rivalry is something we have already overcome" says Chief Exec Mark James.
"We are determined to get this right" says Mark James.
"Don't wait for us to come to you, if you have ideas tell us" says Mark James when addressing local businesses.
Sadly, this flow was interrupted by lunch.
Meryl's contribution seems to have passed by more or less without comment, except for this:
"We can create jobs even in rural areas" says Cllr Meryl Gravel.
Perhaps Cllr "Gravel" ought to have let on that her council was about to destroy hundreds of jobs as well (low-paid ones, naturally).
After the buffet it was Our Wendy's turn. Here she goes:
"Priority for moving forward is to ensure policies that are delivered are relevant and needed" says Wendy Walters.
"The support we give rural businesses needs a bottom up approach" says the Head of Regeneration at Carmarthenshire Council.
"Doesn't always take more cash to have a bigger impact" says Wendy Walters when addressing the recent local authority budget cuts.
Somebody called Wayne Reynolds, Director at Atriarc Planning and Construction, thought this was "a very good presentation". Presumably he's hoping to bag a contract.
So there we are, boys and girls. Isn't it reassuring that we are paying top dollar for these insights?