It promises to be a big draw for business.
Plans are well under way for Kirklees Business Week – and local companies are being urged to get involved.
Kirklees Business Week 2014 (KBW14) will be held from October 13 to 17.
The well-established annual event, which is organised by the Lockwood-based Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, will be followed by the first-ever Calderdale State of the District Summit and Business Week (CBW15).
KBW14 will take the themes of manufacturing, innovation and international trade on Monday, October 13, and Tuesday, October 14, with key seminars focused around these hot topics.
Smaller seminars will also run on these two days focusing on legal matters, finance and people.
Thursday, October 16, and Friday, October 17, will focus on the creative, digital and IT industries with some seminars running throughout and delivered by local businesses with an insight into marketing and IT.
The Mid Yorkshire chamber annual dinner – a highlight of the week’s activities – will celebrate the year’s business achievements and will be held on the Thursday evening at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.
The focal point of the week will be the Kirklees Business Conference of Leadership (KBC14), which will take place on Wednesday, October 14, at The John Smith’s Stadium.
KBC14 is a full-day free event consisting of a packed programme of leadership-specific seminars, an exhibition hall housing more than 50 local suppliers, clinics to target specific leadership issues and unlimited networking for all.
Showcasing the talent Kirklees has to offer, an exciting line up of speakers will include Educating Yorkshire’s Michael Steer, who is set to headline alongside other key leaders to be named shortly.
Interested parties are urged to book their exhibition stands for KBC14 now as more than half have already been sold.
KBC14 follows a successful Wakefield Business Week and conference held earlier this year.
Mid Yorkshire chamber executive director Andrew Choi said: “The calibre of our local businesses throughout Mid Yorkshire was clearly shown at Wakefield Business Week.
“Kirklees Business Week has the best line up yet and myself and the chamber team are looking forward to working with the best of Kirklees. With a range of free sector-specific events, Kirklees Business Week is not one to be missed!”
Following on, there will be the first-ever State of the District Summit in Calderdale on November 12.
And April, 2015, welcomes the first Calderdale Business Week, which will run from April 13 to 17 with the conference (CBC15) taking place on Wednesday, April 15, at The Shay Stadium in Halifax.
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