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Thurrock Business Conference 2019

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Orsett Hall

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"Along the Thames, to all the peoples of the World" - The Coat of Arms of the Borough of Thurrock

The 9th Thurrock Business Conference is your opportunity to discover the free support available to small and medium sized businesses across Thurrock. The theme of this years event is the benefits of Importing and Exporting - Growing your business and exporting to an international market - You'll get all the updates from the Regeneration team at Thurrock Council, detailing the exciting changes to come to Thurrock over the next year.

Book your place to attend today to network with some of the business support providers that will be present at the conference & maximise your businesses potential by speaking with representatives of the many grant funding schemes available to businesses in the South East!

This event is fully funded & FREE to attend for all delegates. A complimentary breakfast will also be provided, consisting of tea & coffee and pastries.

Limited parking will be available at the venue, however this will be on a first come first served basis.



Guest Speaker

John Williams, CEO of Maritime Transport.

For the last 40 years, John Williams has established, developed, and ran numerous successful transport ventures in the UK, and in that time has had an influential role in shaping the landscape of the transport and logistics industry.

From humble beginnings, transport has been an enormous part of John’s life, starting his career as a young man in South Wales working for the family transport business, TD Williams, before being sent to Felixstowe by his Father to work for container transport giant, Russell Davies. Following an extremely successful career there, John’s ambitions then took him to Hutchinson Ports, where he was able to build global relationships and gain invaluable experience. It was during this time that Hutchinson Ports announced their intention to dispose of Maritime Haulage, and John, determined to take advantage of this opportunity and follow in his father’s, grandfather’s, and great-grandfather’s footsteps, purchased the company in 2001, rebranding Maritime Haulage to what is now known as Maritime Transport.

Led by a team of highly-skilled individuals, Maritime has grown over the last 17 years from a 136-truck container transport operation to what is now the UK’s largest privately-owned multimodal transport operator following a policy of investment, acquisitions and expansion, all the while navigating its way through some of the worst economic times in recent history.



Business Support Market

The BEST Growth Hub will be on hand to give business advice, as well as taking referral details to provide FREE support that is available to all small and medium sized businesses across the South East. They will also be holding their own roadshow after the main event, book your 10 minute initial conversation with a business advisor here.

To provide additional information on alternative sources of business support, we have invited the below market stall holders:


Open Networking

Most businesses that attend our event feel like it is a great opportunity to network with those they rarely get to see, they also feel that they do not have enough time to work the whole room.

Therefore, we have arranged an hour long open networking session after the presentations and Q&A session have finished.

This session is dedicated to maximising the networking potential of the conference.






Agenda

07:30 - Delegates will arrive at the Orsett Hall for registration & refreshments (30 mins)

08:00 - Conference opening speeches & presentations (60 mins)

Please see speaker list below

09:00 - Question & Answer Session (30 mins)

09:20 - Open Networking & Business Marketplace (60 mins)

10:30 - Business Conference Close

10:30 - BEST Growth Hub Roadshow

13:00 - Event Close




Speakers

Conference Chair – Perry Glading, Chair of Thurrock Business Board (5mins)

Welcome Cllr Mark Coxshall, Thurrock Council (5mins) To be confirmed

Introduction Lyn Carpenter, Chief Executive of Thurrock Council (20mins)

Guest Speaker John Williams, CEO, Maritime Transport (20 mins)

Conference Chair Perry Glading (10 mins)





Book your place to attend now!


(Please note that agenda items & timings, market stall holders, as well as speakers are subject to change)

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