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Thursday 21 March 2019

10:00 - 16:00

The Business Exchange 1st Annual Conference

The Business Exchange 1st Annual Conference

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The Business Exchange Annual Conference
The Growth Exchange
21st March 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
The Village Hotel, 110 Centre Park Square, Warrington, WA1 1QA
10:00 Registration
Welcome – Chris Maguire, Host
Plenary address – Russ Bowden, Warrington Borough Council
Ingredients of a successful town – Professor Steven Broomhead, Warrington Borough Council
Why Warrington works – Amanda Williams, MDS Global
The spirit of enterprise – Bill Carr, Carpe Diem
11:45 Refreshments
Panel Stream A: RETAIL (Chris Maguire) – Transforming the High Street
“Creating a town centre for a new generation of customers.”
Dawn Smyth, Primark, Ian Cox, Golden Square, Dan Price, Warrington BC, Kim Cassidy, Edge Hill University
Panel Stream B: CONSTRUCTION (Gary Skentelbery, Warrington Worldwide) – Building the Future Warrington
“Constructing a 21st century “city”.”
John Laverick, Warrington & Co, Mark Barker, Squire Patton Boggs, Neill Griffiths, Baker Mallett, David Birkenshaw, Muse
13:00 Lunch
Motivational session – Phil Jones, Brother UK
Honorary member presentation – Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South
The view from Westminster – Rebecca Long-Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
15:00 Refreshments
Where next? Post Brexit Trade – Karl Susol, Department of International Trade
Destination China - Jessica Zhang, China-Britain Business Council
Closing remarks – Chris Maguire, Host
16:00 Networking Drinks


  • Type: Panel
  • Category: Apprenticeships, Business Development, Exporting, Finance, Grants, Social, Training, Health and Safety, HR / Recruitment / Legal, IT / Digital, Marketing/PR, Networking, Sporting, Warrington, and Property
  • Sector: Accountancy, Agriculture, Cleaning, Civil Engineering, Construction, Education and Training, Employment / Recruitment, Energy Supplier, Consultancy and Engineering, Financial Services, Gambling and Betting, Health and Beauty, Hospitality, IT, Landscape / Gardening, Legal, Leisure, Logistics, Management Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, PR and Ad, Membership Organisation, Motoring, Office Suppliers, Office Management, Property, Research and Development, Retail, Security, Sport, Telecommunications, Transport, Travel Agency, and Other


The Village Hotel
110 Centre Park Square
United Kingdom