26th Oct, 2020

Annual business event moves online

Andy Morris 17th Oct, 2020

A MAJOR annual business events in Coventry and Warwickshire has been moved online due to the Coronavirus crisis – and will focus on recovery and resilience within the economy and region.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economic Conference, in its 20th year, will take place on Wednesday November 11.

It will feature a range of speakers from industry as well as decision-makers at a local, regional and national level.

They include West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Business and Industry Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP, WCG ceo Angela Joyce, Centre for Cities chief executive Andrew Carter, Coventry City of Culture Trust chief executive Martin Sutherland, CityFibre’s city manager for Coventry Leigh Hunt,

and Coventry City Council chief executive Martin Reeves.

Around 300 delegates are expected to join the event which is being broadcast by Istead AV from its Digital Spotlight Studio.

Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Our Annual Economic Conference is one of the staples of the regional business calendar and it’s always great to bring together hundreds of businesspeople and decision makers in one room.

“Of course, that’s not possible this year but we thought it was important to hold the event and to cover some of the key topics that affect everyone in business in our region – how we will remain resilient as the crisis continues but, also, explore how we will put our regional economy on the path to recovery.

“As a trusted and accredited organisation, we have been long embedded in the business landscape in Coventry and Warwickshire. It is our job to ensure our businesses’ voices are heard so we still intend to make this an interactive and engaging event for our audience with a chance to put questions and comments to our speakers and panels.

“Our incredible line-up of speakers will be at the heart of that recovery and it will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from them and for our delegates to better understand how the region can come together to trade our way out of this crisis.”

The event will run from 2.30pm until 4.30pm on Wednesday November 11. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yxshjkaa for more information or to book a place.

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