The 2019 National Enterprise Network Annual Conference

This flagship event is sponsored again this year by Barclays and takes place on Friday 22nd November 2019 at the prestigious Barclays offices in Canary Wharf, London.

This one day event dedicated to Unleashing Innovation in Enterprise offers fantastic networking opportunities and an impressive programme to inspire and encourage new thinking as to how an innovative nature can support your all-important work within the enterprise support sector.

Innovation and enterprise go hand in hand – for today’s small businesses and the individuals and organisations that support them. So it’s no surprise that innovation is the key theme for the Conference this year.

Thanks to our partnership with NEN, we are able to offer IOEE members a discounted delegate member rate! Book your ‘NEN network’ ticket for just £90 plus VAT here.

On the day, Steven Roberts, Barclays UK Head of Culture and Transformation and Chief Scientific Adviser will be sharing his wealth of insights during his Keynote. The motivational speaker Gerald Ratner will talking about his personal experience on ‘the rise and fall and rise again’ of his business.

This Annual NEN Conference is a highly regarded event targeted at the key decision makers and influencers across the enterprise sector. Attracting Chief Executives and senior decision makers, delegates are typically from enterprise agencies, Chambers of Commerce, local authorities, Local Economic Partnerships, Growth Hubs, specialist enterprise providers, and other corporate organisations.

Alongside plenary speakers sessions, a number of carefully designed breakout sessions will provide a more informal and relaxed delivery of learning; whilst offering delegates plenty of ideas and knowledge to take away to implement in their organisations and in their client discussions. See all the latest conference information here.

Plus, the conference will also include the annual National Enterprise Network Awards – to recognise the work in the exceptional delivery of enterprise support services. Over the years the awards have recognised hundreds of organisations and individuals who work in the sector. This year, a new category seeks to collectively recognise the work of an enterprise support champion and a business support client – could this be you? Head over to the awards pages and take a look.

We are also delighted to announce SFEDI Executive Chair Ruth Lowbridge MBE will be contributing to the conference and had this to say: “I am delighted to supporting the NEN Annual Conference as a plenary speaker, it’s fantastic to see the support and guidance the conference provides for small businesses across the UK.”