SWBC Events

September 2017

Smart Delivery of Smart Infrastructure

Friday 8th September 2017 @ 09:15 - 14:00
Eden Project, The Gallery, Eden Project
Bodelva, Par, Cornwall PL24 2SG United Kingdom

Many developed nations have reached a state of ‘infrastructure maturity’ where the value of new infrastructure is far less than the value of existing infrastructure. New construction in the UK adds just 0.5% pa to the value of national infrastructure. This means that the opportunity to create a step change in capacity or service is minimal. This is where the confluence between digital technology and the built environment shows huge potential through the development of ‘smart infrastructure’. Smart infrastructure should…

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December 2017

Innovation and the Enterprise

Friday 1st December 2017 @ 09:30 - 14:00
Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NN United Kingdom

As a key strategic priority, DCBC seeks to promote entrepreneurship and further engender a positive and aspirational culture, absolutely vital to the peninsula's long term economic prosperity. Our next quarterly conference on Friday 1st December 'Innovation and the Enterprise' brings together speakers from Exeter, Falmouth and Plymouth Universities, Rothamsted Research and the MetOffice to consider the role of Academia and Business in Innovation. Is collaboration working well in the South West ? Which collaboration models work best ? There will…

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March 2018

Connecting the South West; smart transport, technology and people

Friday 9th March @ 09:30 - 13:30
Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NN United Kingdom

Devon & Cornwall Business Council is delighted to invite you to its next Conference on Friday 9th March at Sandy Park, Exeter. The overall theme of the event is the connection of the Greater South West to the rest of the UK and the world. Forming new partnerships, finding new markets and securing opportunities for growth as a region is at the heart of DCBC’s mission and mandate. Join us to hear about our new strategic plans, partnerships and the…

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June 2018

Free

Attracting and Retaining Talent in a post-Brexit world

Friday 15th June @ 09:30 - 13:30
Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA United Kingdom
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Our June 15th quarterly conference comprised speakers from across a range of business sizes, sectors and geographies. Introduced by Paul Coles, BT’s Regional Partnerships Director and Deputy Chair of SWBC, our first speaker Tom Marks, Chair of Vodafone South West and Head of HR for Enterprise, described the polished and far reaching approach of an international technology business to the development of its employees. Providing an energetic insight into the role of relevant digital infrastructure in attracting talent for the…

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July 2018

SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 23rd July @ 09:00 - 13:30
Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Rd
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BH United Kingdom
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The Advisory Board meets four times a year and helps shape SWBC's thinking and its key strategic priorities. The Board is made up of organisations and business representative groups including the local Chamber organisations, regional manufacturing groups, the FSB and IOD.

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September 2018

Free

SWBC Quarterly Conference – From Farm to Fork; the future of food and drink in the South West

Friday 21st September @ 09:30 - 13:30
Duchy College Stoke, Duchy College (part of the Cornwall College Group) at Stoke Climsland
Callington, Cornwall PL17 8PB United Kingdom
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The South West Business Council organise quarterly conferences, which link closely to our strategic priorities. Keynote speakers are often from outside the region, delivering insights from a national and sometimes international perspective.

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October 2018

SWBC Annual Dinner

Wednesday 10th October
Woodbury Park, Woodbury
Exeter, Devon EX5 1JJ United Kingdom
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We’re delighted that Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, will be our guest speaker at this year’s black tie event. Emma has spent her 25 year career working in financial services, initially in corporate finance, and then in fund management, specialising in sustainable investment and corporate governance. As Director of Stewardship at Jupiter Asset Management until July 2014, Emma was integral to the development of their reputation in the corporate governance and sustainability fields. Emma is currently Chair of…

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November 2018

SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 19th November @ 09:00 - 13:30
Foot Anstey, Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens
Exeter, Devon EX1 1NT United Kingdom

The Advisory Board meets four times a year and helps shape SWBC's thinking and its key strategic priorities. The Board is made up of organisations and business representative groups including the local Chamber organisations, regional manufacturing groups, the FSB and IOD.

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December 2018

SWBC Quarterly Conference – Smart City Region 2.0 –South West 2050

Thursday 6th December @ 09:30 - 15:00
Exeter Racecourse, Kennford Exeter EX6 7XS United Kingdom + Google Map

The South West Business Council organise quarterly conferences, which link closely to our strategic priorities. Keynote speakers are often from outside the region, delivering insights from a national and sometimes international perspective.

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