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Event Programme

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Business Works, in association with Trethowans Solicitors, is back and we’re inviting businesses large and small across the region to showcase their company to a wide, influential audience.

Spaces limited, visitor registration strongly recommended.

Event Programme in association with Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Exhibition opens

Simon Rhodes, senior partner, Trethowans Solicitors
Welcome address
followed by our opening speaker - Dave Lees.

Dave Lees - Managing Director, Southampton Airport
Southampton Airport - Serving the South

Southampton Airport has expanded its route network over the past few years and has ambitions to continue to widen its appeal to business and leisure passengers in the coming years. The benefits to local business are obvious. The airport is well connected and is renowned for its high standards of service and wants to play a larger role in securing growth to play its part in growing the success of the regional economy. Its proximity to road and rail connections are unparalleled whilst onward connections to both the UK and Europe make it ideal for local and regional businesses seeking to explore new markets.

Brad Roynon - Chair, Go! Southampton steering group
Business Growth through Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

The successful ballot to create a city centre BID in Southampton reflects the importance of businesses working together to create a new impetus to stimulate business growth. In this presentation, Brad Roynon will draw off the Southampton BID project to argue the case that together businesses across sectors can come together and create ways of tackling challenges that constrain business success.

Andy Collyer, General Manager, WestQuay
WestQuay Watermark: Creating a new leisure destination for Southampton

WestQuay is the key shopping destination on the south coast but with the opening of Watermark it will become a key leisure and dining hub, to put Southampton on the map. The £85 million development will bring new restaurants, a 10 screen cinema and a bowling alley. In addition the Esplanade will create a new events space for the city, bringing a wealth of opportunity for businesses in the region.

Question Time Business Panel

Join us for topical questions and lively debate at our Question Time Business Panel, chaired by Lee Peck of Lee Peck Media. Our panel of experts will discuss the key issues affecting today's business community so let us know the questions you would like put to the business panel.

Lee Peck - Chairman, Lee Peck Media

Derek Headrige, campus principal at Totton College
Nella Pang, chairwoman of Southampton Property Association
Simon Rhodes,senior partner at Trethowans Solicitors
Catherine Turness, executive director at Winchester BID
Mike Warren, managing director at Harbour Hotels Group

Click here to submit your question to the panel

Speed networking
Make new contacts quickly

Our speed networking sessions are not only invaluable but also proof that business can be great fun!
Share information on what as a business you are looking for and what you can provide as you work your way around the room.
Bring plenty of business cards for sharing and remember this is a taster session for you to decide who you would like to meet again and have a more meaningful conversation.

Exhibition closes

To pre-register, simply click here.

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