Sheffield Business Conference 20167 December 2016
Find out what and who to watch in 2016 at the inaugural Sheffield Business Conference.
Commences 9:30 am. Book your ticket to reserve a seat.
This conference has been designed to give Sheffield’s professionals and business leaders a snapshot of some of the most important projects and trends that will affect business around the Sheffield City Region during 2016.
From real estate to the digital economy, the high profile speakers will provide valuable insights that can help you to plan your activities and priorities to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities.
Sheffield Business Champion
Keynote Speech on Business Growth In The Sheffield City Region
As the UK’s Minister for Sport, Richard Caborn was responsible for delivering the 2012 London Olympics while he was the Sheffield Central MP. Since leaving politics he’s become the business advisor to Sheffield City Council and heads up the Advanced Wellbeing Park that is currently taking shape in the Lower Don Valley.
Richard’s keynote speech will focus on what Sheffield is doing to ensure future commercial success including the place of the Sheffield City Region in the Northern Powerhouse that will link up and grow the economies of Sheffield Manchester and Leeds.
CEO Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Richard Wright is a no nonsense business professional with a real interest in driving change, passionate about dealing with today and the future, rather than hanging on to old methods, structures and capabilities. His mantra is very much “You can’t cost control yourself a future – you innovate yourself one!”. He tries to build this forward looking culture into everything he does be it business (as Exec Dir of Sheffield Chamber) or education (as Chair of Sheffield College and founder board member of the two new UTC’s in Sheffield).
Co-founder of Sheffield Digital
2015 has been a fascinating, perhaps watershed, year for the digital industries in Sheffield, and in the North in general. Let’s recap on some of the successes and look forward to what might happen next year if the trend continues.
Chris is an independent digital transformation and innovation specialist, who who splits his time between project work, consultancy and producing events about the future. He runs the digital capacity-building agency Unfolding, and is a co-founder & director of Sheffield Digital, the city’s new association for the digital industries.
Professor Richard Jones
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at University of Sheffield
Andy Hanselman Consulting
Introducing some of the new local businesses and entrepreneurs to watch in 2016.
Andy is a speaker, consultant and author who helps businesses get better at what they do! His style is participative, fast paced, humorous and relevant.