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Hundreds of delegates to attend business events at Teesside University

26 June 2013 @TeesUniNews

 

Teesside University is set to welcome hundreds of businesses to its campus next month when it hosts the Tees Valley Business Summit.

The event, on Thursday 4 July at the University’s campus in Middlesbrough, follows last year’s hugely successful inaugural summit which was attended by the Employment Minister Chris Grayling and more than 300 businesses.

This year’s summit aims to build on that success and offer businesses even more opportunities to develop and grow their companies.

The Tees Valley Business Summit is the first of two major business events being held at Teesside University this year.

On September 18, the University is playing host to Doing Business @ Tees, an event which is expected to attract more than 200 delegates.

Laura Woods, the University’s Director of Academic Enterprise, said: 'Teesside University has a strong track record of working with business and encouraging innovation and we are delighted to be hosting two such significant business gatherings.

'They offer an excellent forum for companies to network, to make valuable new contacts and to discover new business opportunities.'

As well as keynote speakers, including BBC business journalist Steph McGovern, practical seminars and workshops, the Tees Valley Business Summit will offer one-to-one advice sessions and hundreds of networking opportunities with businesses from across the Tees Valley and beyond.

There will also be interactive sessions with industry experts on a diverse range of topics including:

• Business growth. • Sales and marketing. • Finance and investment. • International trade. • Writing bids and winning contracts. • HR, training and employee relations. • Sustainability and the low carbon economy.

Doing Business @ Tees on 18 September will feature Meet the Buyer, with dozens of buyers available for one-to-one chats with potential suppliers.

More than 30 organisations will be on hand to offer help and advice on business issues.

Short, focused masterclasses on improving business performance will also be on offer.

Click here for more information on the Tees Valley Business Summit.


In the News

Big names sign up to Meet the Buyer event
The Journal (Newcastle Upon Tyne), 30/08/2013, p.29
Karen Race, Deputy Director of Academic Enterprise at Teesside University, said: 'Meet the Buyer at Doing Business @ Tees is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with buyers who are lookin


Tees Valley Business Summit inspires and informs
Business Quarter Magazine (Web), 05/07/2013; B Daily (Web), 05/07/2013
Tees Valley Unlimited’s annual event, held at Teesside University, was attended by over 500 delegates and attracted some 75 exhibitors


How Teesside leads the way
Evening Gazette (Teesside), 05/07/2013, p.12
Hundreds of delegates packed Tessside University's Olympia Building for the summit, organised by Teesside Local Enterprise Partnership, Tees Valley Unlimited.


Fund offers greater cash support for larger bids
Northern Echo (North Edition), 05/07/2013, p.21, Northern Echo (Web), 04/07/2013
Tees Valley Business summit at Teesside University.


High profile speakers at advice summit
Darlington & Stockton Times (County Durham), 28/06/2013, p.93
The summit takes place in Teesside University's Olympia Building, in Middlesbrough, and will include a finance session showing how health and the private sector firms can grow in the economic climate,


America calling for visitors to summit
Hartlepool Mail, 03/07/2013, p.16
The event at Teesside University is the second Tees Valley Business Summit to be held


High profile speakers at advice summit
Darlington & Stockton Times (Cleveland), 28/06/2013, p.93
The summit takes place in Teesside University's Olympia Building, in Middlesbrough, and will include a finance session showing how health and the private sector firms can grow in the economic climate,


£10m fund to help Teesside push for growth
Evening Gazette (Teesside), 01/07/2013, p.24, Evening Gazette (web), 01/07/2013, Offshore Wind (web), 01/07/2013
Interested companies can meet advisors at the Tees Valley Business Summit at Teesside University on July 4.


Hundreds to attend Tees Valley Business Summit