#WLEP15 Annual Conference fully booked three weeks ahead of the event

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will welcome a record attendance to the fully-booked #WLEP15 Annual Conference with registrations now closed three weeks before the event.

Over 430 delegates have registered for this year’s conference which will take place at 8am on Friday 13 November 2015 at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich, and will be hosted by BBC Midlands Today’s main presenter, Mary Rhodes.

This year’s conference has exceeded the target of 400 registrations and a waiting list is now in operation. This builds on the success of last year’s conference which saw 350 delegates in attendance.

Delegates who have secured their place, which includes businesses of all sectors and sizes as well as partner organisations, will hear from high calibre speakers and experts who will offer their contributions through interactive facilitated discussions, presentations and speeches. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Rt. Hon Sajid Javid MP and Irene Graham of the Scale-Up Institute and Executive Director of Business Finance at the British Bankers Association.

Attendees at the #WLEP15 Annual Conference will hear first-hand about recent progress and priorities for the future for Worcestershire’s long-term prosperity with Worcestershire found to be the third fastest growing economy in recent years only following London and Oxfordshire. Details will be provided regarding local business support to enable everyone to be a part of future economic growth.

Many businesses have also taken the opportunity to pre-book onto a networking lunch, sponsored by Hewett Recruitment, and post-event afternoon seminars by Hewett Recruitment and the Business Growth Service.

The conference is being sponsored by Hewett Recruitment, Great Western Railway, OGL Computer, Santander Corporate & Commercial and the Business Growth Service. Although registrations for the Annual Conference have now closed, a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities remain available with all details and options available via a link to the Annual Conference website.

Gary Woodman, Executive Director of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We have received an incredible response for the #WLEP15 Annual Conference with over 430 registrations from businesses and partners of all sectors and sizes and are fully-subscribed three weeks ahead of the event.

“Attendees at this year’s conference will receive keynote speeches from highly influential business figures, participate using new innovative audience engagement digital platforms and gain an insight into the latest business support available in Worcestershire.

“I would like to thank our confirmed conference sponsors: Hewett Recruitment, Great Western Railway, OGL Computer, Santander Corporate & Commercial and the Business Growth Service. If you are interested in the last few remaining sponsorship opportunities available, please get in touch at the earliest opportunity and we look forward to seeing many Worcestershire businesses at the event to discuss and shape our vision for the future of Worcestershire’s growth.”

Those who were unable to register in time for the #WLEP15 Annual Conference are being reminded that the key points and messages from the conference will be covered on the Worcestershire LEP’s Twitter account, @WorcsLEP, a link to the dedicated conference website will also allow interested parties to join the waiting list.

For further information on #WLEP15 Annual Conference, please contact the organising team by emailing events@opening-doors.org.uk or by phone: 01562 731788. If you are registered but no longer able to attend please do email events@opening-doors.org.uk so that your place can be offered to someone on the waiting list.