Kent Business Summit Report 2019

The Summary report of the Kent Business Summit 2019 hosted by Kent Business School is now available to read online.

The summary report of the annual Kent Business Summit, which took place on 11 January 2019 at Kent Business School, is available online as of today.

The Summit was organised in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors and Locate in Kent. Over 350 delegates from the regional business community, local government and County educational institutions took part to discuss working together in ensuring sustainable economic growth for Kent.

Plenary presentations followed by 15 round table discussions focused on priority areas for the County including; transport infrastructure, placemaking, innovation & productivity and skills development.
The round tables were asked to identify 3 priority areas related to their topic of discussion, as well as 5 actions to be taken in the year to come. The outcomes of these discussions have been summarised in the Kent Business Summit report, which will serve as a reference document for stakeholders involved in the continuing economic development of Kent.

Smarter use of technology, the need for integrated planning, embracing the creative industries, more knowledge sharing and a focus on sustainable solutions were some of the suggestions translated into concrete actions for 2019.

Kent Business Summit, 11 January 2019
University of Kent, Business School.

Next year’s Kent Business Summit will take place on Friday 10 January, once again at the Business School’s Sibson building. The Summit partners are currently building the 2020 agenda, which will build on the report and results achieved, and seek to inspire through a panel of nationally and internationally renowned speakers.

If you have any questions about the report, feedback about the summit or suggestions for next year’s event, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: or tel: 01227 824068.

Read the full Summit Report here

The next Kent Business Summit will take place on 10 January 2020 at Kent Business SchoolSibson building, Canterbury campus.

View our upcoming events and open lectures here.

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