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Festival in a Day

We know time is precious to you, so this year we prioritised quality over quantity by condensing our annual Business Festival into a day. With brand new sessions designed to inform & inspire you, 500 expected attendees and keynote speakers to be proud of, there has never been a better time to attend our Staffordshire Business Festival!

This year the festival will take place across two venues within walking distance of each other so you can easily attend sessions at both.

See the overview of this year’s festival:

Gala Dinner

What better way to finish a brilliant day of celebrating business in Staffordshire than a seasonal meal with fine wine?

This year we are delighted to invite you to our Festival Gala Dinner at The Moat House. Arrive to a sparkling wine drinks reception, followed by a stunning three course meal.

You will be entertained by BhangraBlaze dance group, singer Holly Stringfellow ALCM and our incredible after dinner speaker, Dave Bryon – former MD of BMI Baby.

Staffordshire Chamber Members - Book your discounted Gala Dinner tickets here and make sure you are logged into your account to get your discounted tickets.

Commerce House, Festival Park:

Workshops and Business Expo

At the Chambers, we are combining business knowledge with networking opportunities. With our brand new members lounge open all day with refreshments available, it’s the perfect opportunity to meet and engage with us as well as some of our members.

As well as this, our conference space will be in full swing as we are hosting a huge variety of back to back workshop sessions here at the Chambers. With motivational speakers to industry experts, these sessions are designed to help grow your business and knowledge. See the breakdown of confirmed workshops in the tickets section.

The Moat House, Festival Park:

Marketing Morning & Hub

Just behind the Chambers offices lies the beautiful Moat House where we are proudly bringing you a morning full of marketing expertise.

The morning will be kick started with Staffordshire Marketing Academy's Caroline Law hosting a 1 on 1 interview with Mark Selby, from The Hanley Group.

We are then bringing you a panel of marketing experts talking about branding - how to set up, create and maintain your brand.

If this isn't enough, our marketing hub will feature 8 round tables hosted by hand picked marketing experts, ready to give you advice.

Manufacturers Afternoon and Expo

Start your afternoon with a delicious networking lunch and the opportunity to take meet over 200 manufacturers at the popular manufacturing afternoon and expo.

The afternoon sessions will start with ‘The Story of Addmaster’ by Paul Morris, CEO and Founder of Addmaster.

Following this, we are excited to be bringing a panel of Queens Award winners to talk about how this has benefited them and their business. Our panel, hosted by James Leaversley, Deputy Lieutenant for Staffordshire, features Josie Morris, Managing Director of Woolcool, Mark Bowen, Group Sales Director of ATP Industries Group, with more to be announced.

With more guest speakers and networking opportunities to be announced, this won’t be one to miss.

Wellbeing

One of our key themes this year is wellbeing in the workplace with back to back workshops on mental health, work life balance and how these can affect productivity.

We will be hearing from expert guest speakers as well as employers and employees personal experiences.

Department for International Trade

We are pleased to offer you the chance to attend the Department for International Trade hub! Positioned just outside the Moat House, it will offer the chance for you to sit one on one with International Trade experts.

It doesn't end there, we are running specific sessions such as;

'Doing business with Russia', hosted by Sergei Averin from the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, 'Internationalising Websites', ''Foreign Exchange' and 'Brexit resilience', as our new support website launches, 'Bresilience'.

 

We look forward to seeing you all there - don't forget to register for the events and sessions you would like to attend.

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce

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