3 days remaining to register for the WLEP18 Annual Conference 

Over 520 delegates have already registered their attendance for Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Eighth Annual Conference, and a limited number of spaces are 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 discuss some of the issues that businesses have experienced 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 connectivity, tackle the skills shortage and boost productivity in key sectors.

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, who has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for this year’s Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference.

Throughout the event, attendees will also be able to learn what support is available to entrepreneurs and scale up businesses, understand what new technologies are available to solve companies’ current challenges and also discover 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.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the 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 Annual Conference website.

Picture from the Worcestershire LEP Annual ConferencePictured: An audience of 500 businesses are expected to attend this year’s Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference 2018