Friday 22nd March:
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Warwickshire Expo 2013 – Montage of film, photos and interviews from the event.
Warwickshire Expo 2013 – Warwickshire Expo 2013 – Friday Networking Breakfast
‘Warwickshire’s World-class Strengths – how we can attract the jobs and businesses of the future’ (pdf, 3.76mb) by inward investment expert Adam Breeze.(Slides only).
‘Exporting is not Exclusive’ – from the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
8.00am – 9.00am (registration from 7.45am – Mezzanine)
Networking Breakfast with JLR and keynote speaker Patrick Harris.
9.30am – 9.55am
Presentation by Les Ratcliffe of JLR.
10.00am – 10.25am
‘The Leader’s List: key issues for leaders to include in their medium to long-term planning.’ by Patrick Harris. Patrick was formerly Director of Creaticity at Orange and non-executive Director in France Telecom UK R&D, and founder of Thoughtengine Ltd. Patrick is a definitive blue-sky thinker, driven by an ultimate desire to reach practical, workable solutions.
10.30am – 10.55am
‘Warwickshire’s World-class Strengths – how we can attract the jobs and businesses of the future’ by inward investment expert Adam Breeze. Adam has worked with more than 50 investment promotion agencies from North Carolina to Berlin, including many of the UK’s towns and cities.
11.00am – 11.25am (Seminar Space 2)
Illustrated with successful case studies’ presented by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce. Case Studies from Les Leek of Pace Systems and Tony Turner of Greenmech.
11.30am – 11.55am (Seminar Space 1)
‘Selling to Warwickshire County Council/ Broadband Update.’ Warwickshire County Council will launch the county’s new online procurement portal which simplifies the process of tendering. There will also be an update about Superfast Broadband in Warwickshire.
‘What does Design have to do with Growth? Everything!’
Design is often regarded as a way to shape and style products and brands but it can achieve far more. This presentation will introduce the key role design can play in business growth, how it can transform the way a business works by providing a deeper understanding of customer needs, helping to differentiate a business offer and fundamentally changing how products and services are delivered.
12.30pm – 12.55pm (Seminar Space 1)
‘Opportunities and Services available for SMEs at WMG, University of Warwick.’ WMG’s new International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI) is a dedicated facility to support West Midlands SMEs (small and medium sized businesses) access leading-edge technology, expertise and ideas to develop existing or new products and services.