Businesses have just two weeks left to submit events to become part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival, taking place from 19 November to 30 November.
Anyone can apply to run an event before 28 September when the application portal will officially close. Events can be about anything and those in the key Business Festival sectors (Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing; Business and Communications; Construction and Property; Creative and Digital; Education; Games Development and Serious Gaming; Health and Wellbeing; Professional and Financial Services; Tourism and Culture) are particularly welcome.
Events can take any shape - from a workshop or seminar to large scale exhibition, conference or even an on-line webinar and they must be held in Coventry or Warwickshire.
Getting involved by running an event could lead to many benefits such as enhancing networks, connecting with like-minded industry experts and increasing business exposure significantly in the region and beyond. The Festival provides the perfect showcase of the vast range of knowledge, commerce, culture and innovation in Coventry and Warwickshire.
The process to apply is very simple through a short application form on the website www.cwbusinessfestival.com/apply
The Business Festival is the largest business event in the region, with a packed two weeks encompassing over 100 events and 5,000 attendees.
Craig Humphrey (right) managing director of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub, said: “Event applications are being taken on a first come, first served basis. The final two weeks of the application process is always busy. As the progamme is already over half full, I recommend that applications are submitted as soon as possible and not left to the last minute.
“It is totally free to run an event as part of the Festival and there could be substantial benefits to being part of the largest business event in the region including raising awareness, making new contacts and developing supply chains.”
Once approved as part of the programme, events are advertised on the Business Festival website. Current examples include access to finance; tackling skills shortages in the region; asset protection; tax relief in research and development; copywriting; using Linked In; forming a business strategy; improving the delivery of non-residential development in Coventry and much more.
Events that are already live can be found at https://cwbf2018.ticketleap.com
The Business Festival is run in association with the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub and is managed by Associate Events. Partners are Coventry University and the University of Warwick and sponsors are thefutureworks and CUE Business Solutions.
Business Festival supporters include: RDM, Deeleys, Tisski, Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City of Culture and the district councils of North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick and media partners include Business & Innovation magazine.