BEST4BIZ Conference 2016 "Business in the Future"

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Best of the Best East Sussex Business Awards
Thursday 13th October at 7pm

Best4Biz Conference
Friday 14th October from 9am

In its third year, the Best4Biz Conference is a collaboration between East Sussex County Council and local business via ACES, the Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex. This year we will consider the future of work with some terrific keynote speakers and entrepreneurial East Sussex business people.

Expect to meet 300 business leaders and policy makers from across Sussex and pick up some stimulating ideas about the future and how it will affect your business.


Keynote Speaker

Rupert Clubb
Director of Economy and Transport East Sussex County Council

A chartered civil engineer Rupert Clubb has been involved in a number of major projects, including the first PFI for coastal defences at Pevensey Bay and a key role in delivering the Bexhill / Hastings link road.

Rupert will speak about developing strong links with the business community and ESCC plans for the future of business in East Sussex. Delegates from 2015 will recognise him from his position as lead of the successful "Question Time" style panel we held last year.

Allister Frost
Former Head of Digital Marketing for Microsoft

Now working with companies from Sony to mining company Anglo-American, Allister examines not just how the digital world operates now, but how it will operate in a few years time. In an age where Twitter and Facebook have become world-conquering businesses in just a few years, he seeks to explain how businesses can keep up, and avoid falling for the hype.

Alex Storey
Head of SME Partnerships Google

Alex will share how Google works as a team and how they help SMEs grow and develop across the globe. Having worked at Google since 2011, Alex has experience at a senior level in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the UK.

Conference Agenda - Friday 14th October

Coffee & Registration
Welcome from Rupert Clubb, Director of Economy and Transport 
East Sussex County Council
Allister Frost, world renowned conference speaker and former Head of Digital Marketing at Microsoft
"Question Time" style panel hosted by Rupert Clubb, with Malcolm Diamond MBE, Alister Frost, Alex Storey, Caroline Ansell MP, Nus Ghani MP and Huw Merriman MP

Lunch and B2B Exhibition

Break out sessions (choose one from):
Google Garage
Social Media - So what if it goes wrong?
The fastest ways to grow your business
The latest council plans for your area

Alex Storey Head of SME Partnerships Google


Thu 13 Oct 2016-
Fri 14 Oct 2016

Tickets: Free entry

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