Enterprise support sector set to attend 2018 NEN Conference – Full programme announced

Enterprise support sector set to attend 2018 NEN Conference – Full programme announced

The 2018 NEN Annual Conference flagship event is sponsored by Barclays this year and takes place on Friday 16th November 2018 at Barclays Head Office in Canary Wharf, London. Ian Rand, CEO of Business Banking, Barclays UK will deliver the event Keynote; sharing his insights on Leadership in a Keynote focused on ‘Being an Agent for Change’.

The Annual NEN Conference is a highly regarded event targeted at the key decision makers and influencers from within the NEN network of enterprise support organisations, and the wider enterprise sector. Attracting chief executives and senior decision makers, delegates are typically from enterprise agencies, local authorities, Local Economic Partnerships, Growth Hubs, specialist enterprise providers, and other corporate organisations. The event offers fantastic networking opportunities and an agenda designed to Inspire Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Alongside plenary sessions, a number of carefully designed breakout sessions will provide a more informal and relaxed delivery of learning; whilst offering delegates plenty of ideas and knowledge to take away to implement in their organisations and in their client discussions. Sessions focus on relevant topic areas such as – The Future of Enterprise, Mental Health, Latest thinking on cyber security, Productivity – a key driver for government, Making Tax Digital, Beyond GDPR and using your data to build trust with your stakeholders, Pull NOT Push – A revolution in selling for people who hate it, and Marketing: Business Advice fit for the Digital Age.

Conference motivational speakers will address mental toughness for growth as well as the importance of inspiring leaders of the future.

The conference will also include the annual National Enterprise Network Awards – to recognise the work of its members and associates in the exceptional delivery of enterprise support services. Over the years the awards have recognised hundreds of organisations and individuals who work in the sector.

Graham Marley, NEN Chairman commented, “We know those who work in the enterprise support sector believe in the work they do and are passionate about it. Our conference is a key date in the enterprise calendar, providing these dedicated enterprise professionals with useful knowledge, guidance and inspiration that helps them make a real impact in their support of pre start and start-up businesses.

Inspired Enterprise Entrepreneurship 2018 is open to anyone who works in or is interested in the enterprise support sector; with tickets for non-members priced at £150 plus VAT and available online from EventBrite. We do have a limited number of press passes available. Email the NEN Event Manager Suzanne Charboneau or call Keystone Marketing on 01480 278750 if this may be of interest to you. Please note only one press pass per publication dependent on availability. If you are interested in other opportunities to be involved at the conference please download our guide.