Kent and Medway Business summit key note speakers announced

An impressive line-up of speakers at January's Business Summit has been confirmed.

Tickets to the Kent & Medway Business Summit 2021 cost £10. Secure your ticket here.

The Kent and Medway Business Summit will return for its fourth year on 15th January 2021 with a clear focus on business resilience, renewal and strategy for a return to growth.

Hosted annually at the University of Kent by Kent Business School and its partners; Federation of Small Business, Institute of Directors and Locate in Kent, the Kent and Medway Business Summit brings together some 400 businesses and policy makers to debate key themes.

Expert keynote speakers will cover topics on the economy and latest developments in Brexit. Workshops will deliver insights into areas including productivity, infrastructure, placemaking and skills and offer the opportunity for businesses to have their say on developing strategy.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • World-leading tech entrepreneur Dr Rana el Kaliouby.
  • Phil Eckersley from the Bank of England delivering the latest insights on the UK economy and looking at trends into 2021 and beyond.
  • Prof Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe, talking about the impact of the UK’s new political relationship with the EU for Business.
  • Dr Roger Barker, Head of Policy, Institute of Directors bringing the latest from Government on Covid-19

Join the Kent and Medway Business Summit to:

Understand how businesses, regional leaders and the university are positioning Kent and Medway to take advantage of the digital, creative and technology skills sectors in a one-hour collaborative workshop (with panel presentations from George Windsor, Jim Wilkinson and Lizzie Hodgson).

Put your views to key policy makers and have a say in shaping the future of the region.

Hear a keynote speeches with Q&A including global tech pioneer Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of Girl Decoded. Rana will speak on: The Future of Human Perception: AI, the empathy economy and what it means for business and ethical leadership.

The summit will take place in the virtual Remo platform on Friday 15 January 2021.

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