The Future of Business
The Future of Business Conference will explore innovative topics and insights from the worlds of tech, sustainability, people, the work environment and regeneration.
Opened by our keynote speaker, David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times, David will open by reflecting on the economy over recent years and giving his predictions for the future. His industry expertise, acumen and insight offer a unique perspective on our economy.
The conference will be hosted by presenter and former BBC Breakfast business correspondent Declan Curry. He will host and facilitate five panel discussions on some of the core topics set to shape the future of business.
Delegates can expect active discussions, interaction, expert panels and high-level networking opportunities.
Five Panels. Five Topics.
- AI & Tech for the Future
- ESG: Adopting ESG (environmental, social, governance) for business growth
- Place: Regenerating our town centres for the future
- People: The Future Workforce
- Skills for Future Growth
Be Inspired with Thought-Provoking Panels
“The ultimate networking and thought leadership event of 2023”
Conference Speakers & Hosts
Keynote Speaker: David Smith
Economics Editor, The Sunday Times
David Smith has been economics editor of The Sunday Times since 1989. He is also chief leader-writer, assistant editor and policy adviser. David is the author of several books, including Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics; and Something Will Turn Up: Britain’s Economy Past, Present and Future. He is a visiting professor at Cardiff and Nottingham Universities and has won a number of awards.
Conference Host: Declan Curry
Journalist and Broadcaster
Declan Curry has been a journalist and broadcaster for almost 30 years. He is a business commentator for LBC News, and a former presenter & reporter for BBC Television, radio and online in UK & globally.
Five Panels. 25 Experts and Thought Leaders
CEO, NED, Placemaker
Tech entrepreneur | Founder
The Human Tech Agency
Tech Consultant | Mentor | STEM Ambassador
Head of HR
Keith Spicer Limited
Strategist | Advisor | Mentor | Raconteur | Troubadour
Head of Retail & Futuring
Legal & General
Designing-out Crime Officer
Founder of WorkL, Chairman of FairTrade UK. former MD of Waitrose
Co-founder | Managing Director
MBA Director & Senior Leader Apprenticeship Programme Leader | BU Business School
Dorset Local Skills Improvement Plan
CEO and Founder
Talk Think Do
Co-Founder & Entrepreneur
Global Cybesecurity Advisor
The Sunday Times
Principal & CEO
Bournemouth & Poole College
Blue Sky Financial Planning
Eco-Champion and Chief Kelper
Partner – Planning
Within your ticket you get full entry to the conference and panel discussions. You’ll also receive:
- Coffee and pastries on arrival
- Morning and afternoon refreshments
- Buffet lunch with hot and cold buffet options
- Delegate pack including conference guide and delegate list
- Extensive networking opportunities