Actions and Detail Panel
Building Local Prosperity: Creating Economic Resilience in Uncertain Times
Wed 5 April 2017, 09:00 – 11:00 BST
This morning mini-conference/workshop is not about business as usual. It’s for people running local businesses, social enterprises, voluntary groups, etc. who are looking for new and creative ways to engage with the economics of their enterprise, to share information on practical constraints and financial limitations and develop practical and innovative solutions to increasing viability and cash flow through enhanced and strategic collaborative working. It is hoped that you will walk away with at least one practical and applicable insight into how to make what you do work better. Places are limited to 40.
The phrase “business as usual” has a certain familiar and even reassuring ring to it. But we no longer live in ‘usual’ times. Fundamental limits to physical growth are being met and even exceeded and we are seeing the consequences of that on a daily basis, in the form of an amplified feedback loop of negative consequences rippling and resonating through our economic and social institutions and frameworks.
Business as usual is no longer possible and, if our local businesses, organisations and institutions are going to survive and even thrive, we need a better plan.
This morning workshop is designed to help you scope out and characterise, with us, the nature of the various pressures and problems our respective enterprises are encountering. This is with a view to outlining and formulating the way ahead for us all.
The economic challenges we now face, or will soon be facing are the result of an outmoded business model that regards an economy based on the ever-increasing production (and possession) of things as its basis. In a finite physical world we need to transition to a service economy based upon the trading and exchange of insights, experience and meaning: An economy of meaning and experience, in which our ‘things’ support our potentially unlimited desire for self-fulfilment and expression.
We believe the conditions are in place for our community to become market leaders in this experience economy and we would like to share our vision and invite you to share yours with us.
This event is for businesses, social enterprises, voluntary organisations, local government and key stakeholder representatives.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Lancaster has several public car parts within 5-10 minutes wlk of the event. https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/parking/lancaster-car-parks-map There is no on street parking available near the venue.
What can I bring into the event?
Upon registration you will be sent a delegates pack by return and by email. this will provide all the information you need for the event.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email Michael Hallam: email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It would help us with the registration process.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes someone else can attend for you if you are unable to attend yourself.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes it is OK.