New Sponsors Confirmed for Kent & Medway Business Summit 2021

Two new sponsors have been confirmed for the Kent and Medway Business Summit which is taking place on 15 January 2021.

Bringing together hundreds of businesses with key local authority figures and academia, the Summit will be hosted virtually on the world-leading Remo platform, offering superb networking, expert speakers and collaborative workshops sharing best practice. The Summit is a partnership between the Kent Business School, Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors and Locate in Kent. Sponsors already confirmed include the British Business Bank, Southeastern Railways and headline sponsor, Kreston Reeves.

Joining the sponsors’ line-up are Kent-based companies Canterbury AI and Kayo Digital.

Canterbury AI develops and integrates machine learning, deep learning and artificial neural network software into a business’s IT infrastructure using predictive AI software to improve a host business intelligence software solutions. CEO Wesley Baker said:

“Canterbury AI is so pleased to be sponsoring the summit this year; Opportunities don’t happen. You create them, and the ethos of the summit is allowing business leaders throughout Kent to seek such opportunities in tough times, if you can dream it, you can do it.”

Award-winning digital agency, Kayo Digital, supports organisations to grow through the best use of digital technology. Services include building and maintaining cutting-edge websites, digital marketing campaigns, software and mobile applications. Richard Pilton, Managing Director said:

“We’re excited and honoured to be able to sponsor The Kent and Medway Business Summit in January. Being able to offer support to other Kent and Medway businesses is important during this turbulent year and the summit is in a fantastic place to do that. The summit is a great opportunity to educate business leaders and companies to help them continue to evolve and grow.”

Kent & Medway Summit 2021 information

Keynote speeches:

Business opportunities from major regional projects and development, Gavin Cleary, CEO, Locate in Kent

What our new Political Relationship with the EU means for Business, Prof Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe.

The Business impact of Covid-19 Dr Roger Barker, Head of Policy, Institute of Directors.

Other speakers include Richard Hicks, Director of Place and Deputy  Chief Executive. Medway Council and Cllr Roger Gough, Leader, Kent County Council.

Final keynote speakers are still to be announced.

As part of the schedule, the Summit will have four collaborative workshops where businesses will come together to shape the region’s future.

Topics include:

  • Creating a sustainable, green infrastructure for the region
  • The future of our high streets, towns and city centres
  • Food and drink sector post-Covid-19
  • Development for our cultural, creative and digital future.

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


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