8th – 12th November 2021

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York Business Week Conference

Date: 8th Nov 2021, 9:30 to 12:00

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: CYC Economic Growth Team

The speaker line-up for the day includes Julian Richer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and the force behind the Good Business Charter, Jon Geldart, Institute of Directors, Director General, Helen Simpson OBE, Chair of the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership as well as former investment banker Dr. Roger Barker, Director of Policy and Corporate Governance at the Institute of Directors. We’ll also hear from disruptive thinker Mark Essex, Director of Skills, KPMG in the UK

9.30am – 9.35

Session 1

Cllr Waller, City of York Council Cabinet member for Economic Growth - Welcome and introductions

9.35 – 9.55

Julian Richer, CEO, Richer Sounds - Good Business Charter

9.55 – 10.10

Jon Geldart, IoD Director General – Economic Insights

10.10 – 10.25

Helen Simpson OBE, Chair York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership - Reshaping the Economy

10.25 – 10.45


11.00am - 11.20

Session 2

Mark Essex, Director of Skills, KPMG UKThe New labour Market

11.20 – 11.40

Dr.Roger Barker, IoD – Dir Policy & Corporate Governance - Business recovery from the pandemic

11.40 – 12.00


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Hosted in conjunction with

City of York Council

See Green

York and North Yorkshire LEP

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Federation of Small Businesses

York BID

University of York

York St John University

York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Institute of Directors


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