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 Council, 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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thurrock-business-conference-2018-tickets-38233346970
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.
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.
The below market stall holders will be in attendance:
- INVEST Essex
- BEST Growth Hub
- Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE)
- South East Business Boost (SEBB)
- Business in the Community
- Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
- Manufacturing Growth Programme
- Forum of Private Business
- Palmers Solicitors
- Department of International Trade (DIT)
- Thurrock Council Business Rates
- Barclays Bank
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.