Digital Leaders SME Conference 2019

Supporting Digital Transformation & Inspiring Innovation

12 February, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Media City, Salford

The SME Conference 2019 will bring together those in the public sector leading support for SMEs along with a group of large corporates and specialist providers who also provide support.

About

The SME Conference 2019 will bring together those in the public sector leading support for SMEs with a group of large corporates and specialist providers giving support to SMEs. There will be keynotes from Ministers, the latest innovations from the main stage, a chance to meet some of the most inspirational programmes, lots of networking and an active exhibition all hosted at the latest accelerators in the North West, “The Landing”.

Industry support for SME Transformation is being led by large corporates from the tech and banking sectors who provide support both in large national programmes like training platforms and at their points of contact with SMEs, but are all business organisations fully aligned in this journey?
Government support programmes are rolling out across the UK with business support and skills programmes delivered by a wide range of agencies and arms length organisations including the charity sector, but is this the right support and sustainable?
Start-up and innovation programmes are giving the push and acceleration that digital start-ups need. We will meet some of the very best.

Speakers

Agenda

Thread one: National Strategy
9.30 Keynote: Building the digital capability and skills of our SME sector
10.30 Panel Discussion: Change is hard – Supporting transformation
10.40 Fireside Chat
11:00 Morning Coffee
Thread two: SME Innovation
11.30 Keynote: Innovation in Birmingham
12.10 Panel Discussion: Innovative spaces
12.40 Fireside chat
13.00. Lunch Break
 Thread three: SME Skills
14.00 Keynote: The skills agenda for SMEs
15.00 Panel session
15.40 Fireside Chat
16.00 Chairs Closing Remarks

Venue

The Digital Leaders SME Conference 2019 will be held at The Landing @ MediaCity UK. A workspace, community, business support, user experience testing labs, maker lab and events. The Landing is the technology enterprise incubator for high-growth companies at the heart of MediaCityUK. We will be using the ultra-modern “Social 7“, networking and conference space on the 7th floor with spectacular views of MediaCity UK

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