Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference 2018

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
NOTE:  The programme below may be subject to minor changes 
 
DELEGATE REGISTRATION
 
7.15am - 8:30am
Regent Centre Foyer
 
Breakfast refreshments will be served in the networking and exhibition areas upstairs. We recommend that delegates attending the Business Breakfast Session arrive for registration from 7:15am.
If you are not attending the Breakfast Session, you can arrive for registration from 7:45am.
 

 
BUSINESS LEADERS' BRIEFING
 
7:30am - 8:30am
Corbett Suite
 
A VIP session for Chief Executives and Managing Directors: Join us to hear from some of the biggest brands to have recently invested in the county on why they made Worcestershire their business home. To include breakfast refreshments.
 
Session to be chaired by:
Chris Walklett, Tax Partner, Bishop Fleming
Stuart Emmerson, Invest in Worcestershire Manager, Worcestershire LEP
 
With guest speakers:
 
 
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MAIN PROCEEDINGS
Start at 8:30am in the Broadway Suite
 
MUSICAL OPENING by WYJO (Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra)
 
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8:45
The Year's Journey and 2040 Vision for Worcestershire
 

 
9:15
Keynote: The Art of the Possible
A chance to learn from leading Digital Transformation Strategist and UK Digital Marketer, on how business challenges can be addressed through the smart use of digital technology and social media.
 
 
Tiffany’s personal mission is to embed better digital capability. She helps organisations and individuals to understand how to make immediate, practical use of technology. She is here to inspires and excite you to lift horizons on the art of the possible.
 

 
9:55
The Worcestershire 5G Consortium
Interactive discussion with invited speakers chaired by Kate Russell. The 5G debate on the drivers of productivity for Worcestershire and how they can revolutionise business and boost UK productivity.
 
 
 
REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:25am - 11:00am
Your opportunity to network with our exhibitors, sponsors and visit the WLEP Zones. 
 
 
11:00
BetaDen - Worcestershire's First Tech Accelerator
The session focuses on Worcestershire’s dynamic launch pad for tech entrepreneurs and how it will support and grow businesses to deliver further success. An interactive and engaging discussion with Linda Smith, CEO and Founder of BetaDen and guests: 
BetaDen Cohort Member: David Sidaway, Sidaway Technologies
Via video: BetaDen Leadership Mentor, Clive Summerfield,  Founder and CTO of Auraya

 
11:30
Creating our Future Workforce
Hear the latest on Worcestershire’s skills network and how businesses are working with schools to develop the skilled workforce of the future.
With Kate Russell and guests
Judy Chadwick, Skills and Investment Group Manager, Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire LEP Skills Lead
 

 
11:55
The Worcestershire Brand
Gain an insight into Worcestershire LEP’s 2040 vision for the county and how the business landscape is set to evolve.
Luke Willetts, Director of Operations, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership
 

 
12:20

 

NETWORKING LUNCH
 
12:40pm - 2:00pm
Please join us for the signature Chateau bowl food served upstairs in the Balcony & Gallery Suites. During this time, our exhibitors and sponsors will be available for discussions.
 
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CONFERENCE CLOSE
 
2:00pm
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