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All set for major economic conference for Coventry and Warwickshire

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economic Conference
There are just a few days to go to the biggest economic event of the year in Coventry and Warwickshire.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economic Conference is taking place on Friday (November 15) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry, which is situated just off Junction 2 of the M6.


Just a handful of places remain for the event, which will feature a range of regional and national speakers and is set to attract 300 business and civic leaders.

The conference, which is sponsored by WCG and supported by the Coventry & Warwickshire Careers Hubs, will hear from keynote speaker Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE – the record-breaking expedition leader, who was the first person to reach both the North and South Poles by foot.

Presenter, broadcaster and journalist, Naga Munchetty, best known from BBC Breakfast, will host the conference, which will feature addresses and panel discussions with a range of business figures and key decision makers.

That includes an economic panel that will be led by Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, who will be joined by Steve Harcourt, director at Prime Accountants Group; Mark Berrisford-Smith, head economist at HSBC Commercial Banking; Jonathan Browning, chair of Coventry and Warwickshire LEP; and Sarah Pullen, Managing Director of Reach Plc.

Skills will also be on the agenda as Angela Joyce, chief executive of WCG, and Professor John Latham, Vice Chancellor of Coventry University, will take part in an ‘interview with’ session with the conference host, Naga Munchetty.

Martin Reeves, chief executive of Coventry City Council, and Monica Fogarty, chief executive of Warwickshire County Council, will also be interviewed as the conference looks at the latest developments in the region.

Louise Bennett, the chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “At this time of political and economic uncertainty – not just here in the UK but across the globe – this is the perfect opportunity for companies across Coventry and Warwickshire to hear from key figures both regionally and nationally on how we will continue to move forward as an economy.

“We have a fantastic line-up of speakers but, not only that, we always have an audience full of business and civic leaders which makes an unrivalled opportunity to come together with key decision-makers in our region.”

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