BCC Global Annual Conference 2021

17 Jun
  17th June 2021
  1:00pm to 5:00pm
  Virtual World

This year the BCC’s Global Annual Conference will be held virtually over two days on 16 and 17 June and is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the business calendar.

Both days will feature an impressive roster of senior political figures, Leader to Leader ‘In Conversation’ sessions, panels, interactive workshops and essential keynotes, exploring how we can restore confidence and build a more resilient sustainable future that supports businesses to recover, grow, invest and thrive.

The sessions will include:
• senior political leaders
• thought-provoking debates on panels between business leaders from large and small companies 
• inspiring interviews with some of our incredible young entrepreneurs that are putting innovation and sustainability at the heart of their business models, and expanding their global footprint with exciting, new products and services

In the days leading up to it, and during the event, there will also be the opportunity to network with other delegates through the BCC’s new virtual platform, allowing you to browse the delegate list, form connections, start conversations and make contacts.

Day 2 – The Road to Viable Renewed Growth

Day 2 will be hosting a series of business leaders and experts addressing the big topics such as net zero, the levelling-up agenda and how we need to update our skills base to adapt to the future of work.  

They will also be considering how Gen Z and millennials are driving change – and how business leaders pursue a more fulfilled and balanced life in the face of information overload.

The day will be introduced by the BCC’s incoming Director General, Shevaun Haviland, and Rt Hon Edward Miliband MP will join for the political Keynote. 

Other highlights include a hugely relevant discussion around how we can redefine and balance the new demands on the way we live and work. How has the pandemic affected our caring responsibilities, the new urban-rural divide and the enormous impact on our cities and town centres? 

Our Day 2 Keynote explores how young people are a force for change, with Lewis Iwu, CEO of Purpose Union, who seeks to consider how millennial and Gen Z consumers, employees and activists are driving change from the bottom up.

How is the government’s levelling-up initiative going?  They discuss how it should be addressing inequality in underperforming and left-behind parts of the UK through a programme of infrastructure development, investing in education, skills and scientific R&D.

A Leader-to-Leader session around innovation and new skills sets out to identify and address the weaknesses in our skills base to prepare for new ways of working, and there will be a session on diversity in leadership representation.

In the year that Glasgow hosts COP26, the Leader to Leader In Conversation examines how businesses of all sizes can take steps towards meeting their net zero targets.

And how can business leaders can build resilience and the pursuit of a more fulfilled, balanced and self-improved life in today’s hectic world?  Our expert panel will guide us on the path to a healthier work-life balance.

The Big Interviews on Day 2 are with an inspirational corporate entrepreneur and a household name social campaigner.

For details of pricing and how to book onto this webinar please email Teresa Rowe at events@shropshire-chamber.co.uk