With three weeks to go until the Emsi 2018 Conference – People, Place and Prosperity: Driving Regional Skills and Growth in Challenging Times – there is still time to register to attend. Last year’s conference was a huge success, and from the feedback we had, everyone went away encouraged and inspired by what they had heard. This year’s conference should be just as encouraging, but just in case you need some persuasion, here are five reasons why you should attend:
Tons of ideas to take back to your organisation
2018 is turning out to be a momentous year of economic challenges, and the organisations that thrive will be the ones that prepare by understanding both the risks and opportunities that might arise. We are confident that if you come to the Emsi Conference, you will come away with tons of ideas that will help your organisation achieve these goals.
Crucial topics that your organisation is grappling with
The conference will cover a wide variety of topics that are bound to be of interest to your organisation, including the skills agenda, T-levels, driving local growth, apprenticeships, building partnerships, and finding local/regional solutions.
You’ll hear from some great keynote speakers
We really do have an amazing array of speakers lined up, including:
Jennifer Burden, Director of Programmes at The Gatsby Foundation
Local Collaboration for the Introduction of T-levels
Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development
Building a Local Economy Fit for the Future
Ian Pretty, Chief Executive of the Collab Group
Fostering Partnerships for Growth And Prosperity
You’ll have the choice of three practical workshops
In addition to the plenary sessions, we also have a choice of workshop sessions, where again we have a number of great speakers addressing important topics:
Sam Green, Head of Policy and Research at the LTE Group
Using Local Insight to Identify the Skills Your Region Demands
Debbie McLatch, Commercial Manager at Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
Using Local Insight to Identify the Strengths and Opportunities Your Region Has
Resham Gill, Partnerships & Collaboration (Higher Apprenticeships) Manager at Birmingham City University
Using Local Insight to Build the Partnerships Your Region Needs
Plenty of opportunity to network
One important piece of feedback from last year’s conference was that it would be good to have a little more time for networking opportunities. So that’s what we’ve done! As well as the hour-long lunch break, we have included two half-hour coffee and tea breaks, to give you the maximum opportunity to engage with others who are grappling with similar issues as your organisation.
For more details about the conference and who is speaking, go to our conference page. To register for this event, click on the button below.