Thurrock Business Conference 2018

Thurrock Business Conference 2018

DATE: 25 January 2018

TIME: 07.30 - 10.00

LOCATION: The Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane

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The 8th Thurrock Business Conference is an opportunity for companies to maximise their businesses potential and discover the free support available to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) across Thurrock. You'll get updates from the Regeneration team at Thurrock Funding and FinanceCouncil, detailing the progression of local Growth Hubs crucial to the economy of the borough and the changes to come to Thurrock over the next year.


07:30 - Delegates will arrive at the Civic Hall for registration & refreshments 

08:00 - Conference opening speeches & presentations (Please see speaker list below)

09:05 - Q & A Session

09:15 - Open Networking & Business Market session

10:00 - Event Close


Chair - Perry Gladding, Chair of Thurrock Business Board (TBB)

Welcome - Cllr Mark Coxshall, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Thurrock Council

Thurrock, Shaping the Place - Lyn Carpenter, Chief Executive of Thurrock Council

Guest Speaker - Andy Chaggar - Survivor, Volunteer, CEO & Inspirational Speaker


You can book your place to attend today:

Guest Speaker – Andy Chuggar

The guest speaker for this year is Andy Chagger, Survivor, Volunteer, CEO & Inspirational Speaker, giving a presentation on how his fight for survival in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand inspired him to found and become the CEO of an international charity, International Disaster Volunteers (IDV).

Andy's work with IDV isn't motivated by profit, but starting-up a new charity from scratch required an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to make further personal sacrifices in pursuit of his goals. During his talk Andy describes his journey from survivor to CEO.

Business Support

Several organisations, including INVEST Essex, will be on hand to give business advice and take referral details to provide support that is available to all SME’s across the South East.

Funding and FinanceThe below market stall holders will be in attendance:

This event is fully funded & FREE to attend for all delegates. A complimentary breakfast will also be provided, consisting of tea & coffee, breakfast rolls, and fresh fruit.

Limited parking will be available at the venue, however this will be on a first come first served basis.