Plans are taking shape for this year’s Greater Lincolnshire LEP annual conference, which will take place in July at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The theme of this year’s conference, which has taken place in the autumn in previous years, is Lincolnshire’s Evolving Opportunities.

The annual conference and AGM of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be held in the EPIC Centre on Friday 12th July 2019 and will feature an essential mix of keynote speakers, expert panel discussions on evolving opportunities, and an opportunity for networking.

As the LEP continues to shape Greater Lincolnshire’s Local Industrial Strategy, the conference will bring together experts and leaders from a range of sectors, from agritech, manufacturing and skills to housing, energy and leisure.

Alongside the discussions, speakers and networking opportunities will be an exhibition showcasing business and industrial technologies which are at the cutting edge of digital and robotics revolution.

“We have some fantastic panellists and speakers this year,” said Ursula Lidbetter MBE, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

“Our annual conference continues to evolve and grow and it has now become an essential date in the diary of Greater Lincolnshire’s business and public sector leaders.

“We have already confirmed some nationally and internationally important speakers and we look forward to announcing more exciting details over the coming weeks and months.”

Panel speakers who have already agreed to take part include:

Naomi Clayton
Deputy Director for Research and Development at the Learning and Work Institute

John Henry Looney
CEO of sustainability consultancy Sustainable Direction

Debbie Barnes
LEP Board Director and Executive Director of Children's Services and Head of Paid Service at Lincolnshire County Council

Tim Downing
Team Lincolnshire member and Director at estate agency Pygott & Crone

Janet Bellamy
Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln in Holbeach

James Brindle
Deputy Chief Executive of leisure provider Magna Vitae

The conference is a half-day event which runs from 8am until 2pm on Friday 12th July.

Lunch is provided and free delegates’ passes are available via the LEP Conference 2019 Eventbrite site.

Limited exhibition stands are still available so if you are a businesses with an innovative product to showcase, new technology to demonstrate or a great idea to shout about, contact Sarah Carter on 01522 585501 or email [email protected] to find out about exhibiting opportunities.

You can follow the latest updates about the conference using the hashtag #LEPConference2019 on social media.