Kent and Medway Business Summit 2024

Gary Hughes
Sibson Building

The ever-popular Kent and Medway Business Summit returns on Friday 12 Jan 2024 (08:00 – 14:30) in the Sibson building,  Canterbury campus.

Now in its seventh year, the Summit will bring together businesses, policymakers and leading academics to discuss, share information and learn about key projects from across the county, as well as the latest developments, thinking and innovations.

This year’s speakers include Cllr Roger Gough, Leader Kent County Council; Adam Bryan, Director of Place Medway Council; Rupert Butler, Head of Legal Practice Leverets group; Paul Gannaway, Director Betteridge & Milsom; John Parkinson, Director HR GO Plc; Josh Pitman, Managing Director Priory Direct; Jon Mills, brewer, distiller and founder of The Foundry; Lucy Druesne, Local Skills Improvement Plan; and representatives from Xeinadin Business Advisory & Accountancy Group.

This year’s keynote offers a unique opportunity to hear from Dr Esther Fee Feichtner, pianist and artificial intelligence scientist, who has combined her passions for music and computer science to explore the link between AI and sound, and its role in the future of business.

The always lively panel debates and Q&As will enable delegates to learn more about how academia and business can work together, how to unlock Kent’s growth potential, ways and means of solving the skills shortage, and business finance options.

Delegates will also have opportunities to network over a buffet lunch of Kent produce.

Further information, including how to book, is available here.

The Kent and Medway Business Summit is organised by Kent Business School and kindly supported by Leverets Barristers and Solicitors, and is partnered with the Institute of Directors, Federation of Small Business and the KM Group.

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