Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 18 September

First published in the Worcester News on 18.09.20

This week I would like to focus on the news that we at the Worcestershire LEP are bringing our popular business conference event to a new virtual platform in October this year.

Unfortunately we were unable to hold our physical conference back in March, but this new virtual conference is a new opportunity for the Worcestershire LEP to get the business community together digitally to demonstrate the progress and scope of key programmes being delivered in Worcestershire.

Our aim with this virtual conference is to let organisations see the progress of our project delivery, the future pipeline and recognise the benefits that these schemes actually mean for all those in the county.

For the first time this new conference will be spread out over 5 days. This has been designed to allow the programme to cover a more comprehensive range of projects and programmes happening in Worcestershire on the topics that matter most to businesses.

Taking place from the 12 to the 16 October, each day will focus on a specific subject with a daily format allowing users to pick and choose the pieces they would like to be invited to watch.

This daily format will provide short morning updates, main feature episodes and a library of on-demand video and audio content to complement the subject of the days. We have strived to make this new content easily accessible so that users can find the pieces that matter for them.

It is important we recognise the challenges for organisations and so throughout the conference week we will be encouraging and collecting feedback and questions to help inform our future projects for the county.

I am thoroughly looking forward to our virtual conference and I would encourage all readers interested to visit the Worcestershire LEP to find out more. – www.wlep.co.uk