Limited spaces remaining for Worcestershire LEP’s 2018 Annual Conference

Over 400 delegates have already registered their attendance for Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Eighth Annual Conference, with less than three weeks remaining.

The Conference, which has grown its reputation as one of Worcestershire’s biggest business events, will be taking place on Friday 30 November at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich.

The Conference is set to directly address some of the issues that businesses have experienced in the past and how Worcestershire LEP is helping to address these challenges. The event will also focus on how innovative developments led by the LEP are helping to boost productivity, tackle the skills shortage and boost productivity.

This year’s Conference will be hosted by Author, BBC Reporter and Radio Expert, Kate Russell, who has been voted in the ‘Top 50 most influential women in UK IT’ for the past 2 years by Computer Weekly Magazine. Kate will be joined by Digital Transformation Strategist, Tiffany St James, the keynote speaker for this year’s Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference.

Throughout the event, attendees will also be able to find what support is available to entrepreneurs and scale up companies, discover what new technologies are available to solve businesses’ current challenges and also learn of the LEP’s 2040 vision for Worcestershire.

Business leaders will also have the opportunity to attend the business breakfast, sponsored by Bishop Fleming, which will be taking a look at the county’s recent investment successes, commercial space opportunities and available support, from 7:30-8:30am on the morning of the Conference. The breakfast will feature high profile business speakers including Phil Hatherley, General Manager of Material Solutions – A Siemens Business and Wayne Walker, VP Manufacturing Global Faucets UK for Kohler Mira Ltd.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We look forward to hosting another highly-attended business event that will showcase how Worcestershire LEP is working to address some of the largest business challenges. I am delighted to see the great amount of interest we have had from the region’s business community and, with a limited number of spaces available, I would urge all interested companies to register their place at the earliest opportunity.”

Linda Smith, CEO and Founder of BetaDen, said: “With the first BetaDen cohort already making fantastic progress on their innovative tech businesses, I am delighted to share some of their stories at the Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference. Worcestershire is a county full of unique and innovative business ideas and concepts, and we will showcase the vast array of opportunities out there to help technology entrepreneurs find their route to market.”

A vibrant exhibition area will also host a range of companies and organisations showcasing their products and services. Sponsors of the event currently include: Bishop Fleming, Business & Innovation Magazine, EBC Group, GJS Dillon, Heart of Worcestershire College, Hewett Recruitment and Thursfields Solicitors.

A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available, with details on the Conference website.

To secure your place at this year’s #WLEP18 Annual Conference, visit the Conference website


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