Leading figures in business gather as registrations open for Worcestershire LEP’s Annual Conference 2020

Business leaders from across the county joined the Worcestershire LEP team for the launch of the Worcestershire LEP’s 2020 Annual Conference.

Over 400 delegates are expected to attend this year’s conference from 8:30am to 1:00pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020, which will take place at the University Arena, Worcester for the first time. Leading figures in business had the exclusive opportunity to meet with this year’s Conference Presenter and Event Host, Richard “Hursty” Hurst to celebrate the launch of this year’s conference.

Hursty will be joined at the #WLEP20 Conference by a number of major business representatives from across Worcestershire and the UK.

This year, attendees will for the first time ever, be able to personalise their Conference experience by signing up to two of the most relevant issues facing their business, providing access to personalised breakout workshop sessions. These sessions are:

  • Rethinking your Recruitment and Retraining,
  • Worcestershire Parkway – So what?
  • Will I have to wait until 2040 to get a mobile signal?
  • Building the Green Manufacturing Machine
  • Solving the Challenges facing the Horticulture Sector
  • Promoting One Worcestershire

This year’s conference will also provide a much larger exhibition area, with the exciting opportunity for over 50 businesses to exhibit, allowing a wide variety of the county’s local companies and organisations to showcase their products and services. Sponsorship opportunities are now available but limited, and sponsors of the event already include: EBC Group, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Vestia, Hewett Recruitment and The Business Desk.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to open registrations for our Annual Conference and we look forward to sharing the very latest in industry developments that are relevant in 2020. With our high-profile event taking place in a much larger venue this year, we are looking forward to welcoming an even larger audience and many more exhibitors.”

Ross Renton, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Worcestershire LEP conference at the University of Worcester Arena, welcoming businesses from across the county. This event provides an excellent opportunity for organisations to come together and share knowledge and expertise, something we are passionate about as a university. We place great importance on our role within the business and wider community and look forward to making new connections to work in partnership with even more local firms, for the benefit of our students and society as a whole.”

Ben Mannion, Director at Hewett Recruitment, said: “The Worcestershire LEP Conference provides a valuable platform for all the stakeholders invested in the future success of Worcestershire to share information, ideas and best practice. Hewett Recruitment are looking forward to what promises to be the biggest and best conference yet, with numerous opportunities to discuss the topics that are of most importance to the business community, not least those surrounding skills, recruitment and flexible working.”

Don’t miss out on the latest news for the conference by following the #WLEP20 hashtag on social media.

Reserve your place at one of the county’s most popular business events, visit the Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference 2020 website www.wlepconference.co.uk


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