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Durham Oktoberfest 2017 Sessions and Seminars

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The Xcel Centre

Long Tens Way

Aycliffe Business Park

Newton Aycliffe

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Durham Oktoberfest is back for its TENTH annual event.

#Oktoberfest10 promises to be our biggest and best show yet, with 100 exhibitors and 1,000 delegates expected to descend on The Excel Centre in Newton Aycliffe on October 19th 2017.

Register your FREE places here for this year's sessions and seminars, as detailed below.

***Eventbrite tickets are for the sessions and seminars only. You must also register as a general visitor at the Durham Oktoberfest website here.***

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NORTH EAST MAINTENANCE FORUM
Hosted by: AMAP
Time: 8.30am (2hrs)

The University of Sunderland and AMAP have established the North East Maintenance Forum for companies to meet and discuss maintenance improvements in a non-competitive environment. The forum is designed to allow like-minded organisations to meet and exchange best practice in order to learn from one another’s experiences.

The North East Maintenance Forum is back at Durham Oktoberfest once again on October 19th.

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TAKE YOUR BUSINESS FURTHER
Hosted by: DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE (DIT)
Time: 11am (45 mins)

Exploring Potential International Opportunities.

By selling products or services overseas, companies can stay in business longer and enjoy growth rates not achievable by just trading in the UK alone. Whether you are new to export or looking to enter new overseas markets, this session will highlight what your company should consider to position itself for long-term exporting success including:

  • Choosing the right market for your products and services
  • Routes to market - language and culture considerations
  • Website optimisation for international trade

The Department for International Trade can also provide funding support to eligible SMEs through its ERDF programme to help you on your export journey.

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INDUSTRY LEADERS' PANEL
Hosted by: CDEMN
Time: 12pm (1hr)

Following the success of last year's inaugural panel discussion, it's back for 2017. A panel of leading business people and industry experts from across the region will gather to answer questions from the audience and give invaliable insights into the future of the North East's engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The panel lineup will be announced closer to the event.

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FUNDING & FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Hosted by: MAVEN CAPITAL PARTNERS
Time: 1.15pm (45mins)

Maven Capital Partners is an independent alternative asset manager, with over £400m of assets under management.

The £20m Finance Durham fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has been set up by Business Durham, the economic development company for County Durham working on behalf of Durham County Council. The fund can invest up to £700,000 to support the growth of businesses located in the county.

The workshop will feature:

  • A Finance Durham Fund overview
  • How to apply and the investment process
  • Why choose Maven as an Investor
  • Investor Readiness programme

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RAIL - HOW TO GET ABOARD
Hosted by: RAIL INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Time: 2.15pm (2hrs)

Join Rail Alliance, CDEMN and Business Durham to find out how the North East manufacturing sector is meeting the opportunities and challenges of the rail sector.

The rail sector employs more than 124,000 people in 4,000 companies. With train operators forecasting a demand for more than 12,000 vehicles over the next 30 years, there's never been a better time to get into the rail sector.

This workshop is aimed at those already in rail wishing to network with rail OEMS and train operating companies, and also those new to rail wanting to find out more about opportunities into the sector.

The workshop includes:

  • Introduction to rail (Lucy Prior, Rail Alliance)
  • Importance of rail to the North and the North to UK Plc (David Hoggarth, Rail North)
  • How to trade with train operating companies (Neil Ovenden, Rail Delivery Group)
  • Local supply chain opportunities (Stadler Rail)
  • Localising a global company (Craig Hartley, Hitachi Rail Europe)
  • Metro Futures programme (Neil Blagburn, Nexus)
  • UK Rail Research Innovation Network (Brian Shaw, Newcastle University)
  • How to gain approvals to sell into rail (Richard Sharpe, RISQS)

Note: owing to high demand places will be limited to one delegate per company.

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