Ben Houchen At Tees Valley Business Summit

From the 14 to 15 October the Tees Valley Business Summit will return virtually, bringing together industry leaders, business owners and managers.

In an all new interactive, innovative, and intuitive experience the event will help the region’s businesses to do more by connecting them with the right information, resources and expertise so they can go further.

Mayor Ben Houchen has called for the region’s companies to sign up and attend this year’s pioneering event.

Built on world-leading technology, the event will allow attendees, partners, exhibitors and speakers to meet in a secure online space. All without losing out on the engagement and interactivity which makes the Summit so special.

​An engaging seminar programme will also teach delegates a range of skills and tips on everything from sales and marketing to finance, funding and international trade.

Last year’s show saw more than 1,000 business leaders, owners and managers attend the show, with more than 100 of the region’s firms exhibiting.

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has called for firms to make this year’s virtual event the most successful yet, despite the challenges we have faced over the past eight months.

He said: “This is one of the Tees Valley’s most important business events and it is even more crucial now. As we look to start to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s vital our brilliant businesses come together, work together and get advice on all of the business support and funding available to help them not just survive, but come back stronger than ever. Supporting our businesses through the pandemic has been my top priority. I set up the Tees Valley Business Support Line within days of the crisis hitting so that our businesses could get quick and easy access to the information they needed on government support. But I didn’t stop there, I introduced Buy Local Tees Valley to connect customers to firms that were still open during the pandemic and I launched the Welcome Back and Back to Business funds. 

“We’ve got some fantastic companies from across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool who will be presenting at the event and updating us on some of the major developments in the region.

“The summit may be in a different format than previous years, but it will still provide a great opportunity for firms big and small across our key sectors to come together to showcase the talent, resilience and innovation within the Tees Valley.

Nicki Clark, Chief Executive of UMi, said: We’re on a mission to help make it easier for Tees Valley Businesses to do more and go further. The Tees Valley Business Summit is a rallying cry for the Tees Valley and North East business network who are looking to reconnect and forge new opportunities with each other. The event provides unrivaled networking opportunities in a friendly and engaging environment that delegates can only achieve by attending this event.

“It is also an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs and managers to connect with the right information and expertise to help them do more and go further. If you want to meet with your peers and customers, this is the place you need to be.”

Participants will be able to easily browse valuable content, use video chat tools to network with exhibitors and each other and choose to attend their preferred seminar sessions.

Exhibiting at this year's Business Summit will give businesses the unique opportunity to present their products and services to hundreds of delegates through a powerful virtual platform.

The event is free to visit but exhibitor space is high demand, with early bird virtual stands priced at just £74.

The Tees Valley Business Summit is powered by UMi and run in association with Tees Valley Business, the Tees Valley Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority and North East Enterprise Agency.

Visit the website to book your free place to attend.

Abi Bentley-Cottam
Article by Abi Bentley-Cottam
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