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HIC Auditorium

The Convention opens with a Plenary Session on Enterprise Support Policy & Practice with a Government Minister and world-leading speakers arranged in conjunction with our sponsors.   The Convention then breaks out into a several parallel workshop sessions on a wide range of themes and topics covering the whole spectrum of small business and entrepreneurship with case studies of best practice and discussion of the policy implications.

On Monday evening there will be a FREE International Welcome Reception and Buffet in the famous Royal Hall. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings the Convention will continue with an interactive programme of six parallel Workshops and debates covering the specified themes and topics in a variety of presentation formats and debates. 

On Tuesday afternoon there will be a second major Plenary Session, focussing on Entrepreneurship Education Policy and Practice, with world-leading speakers and case studies of best practice in the field.

On Tuesday evening the numerous supporting organisations are being encouraged to organise their own Group Night Out for their members and invited guests in some of the many hotels around Harrogate Town Centre.

On Wednesday morning the Closing Plenary Session will focus on successful programmes for inspiring enterprise in young people in different countries, including several successful young entrepreneurs as role models.

Monday  8th November

Tuesday 9th November

Wednesday 10th November

09.00

Convention Check-in opens

08.00

Check-in open
 Enterprise Expo open

08.00

Check-in open

Enterprise Expo open

09.00-12.00

Enterprise Expo
setting-up – in Hall D

09.00-10.30

Parallel Session 3

Workshop Presentations

09.00-10.30

Parallel Session 6

Workshop Debates

10.00-11.00

 Refreshments & Internet Café available on Level 5

10.30-11.00

Refreshment break
Enterprise Expo open

10.30-11.00

Refreshment break
Enterprise Expo closes

11.00-12.30

OPENING PLENARY A

 Enterprise Support Policy vs. Practice

11.00-12.30

Parallel Session 4

Workshop Presentations

11.00-12.30

CLOSING  PLENARY C

Enterprising Inspiration for Youth

12.30-14.00

Buffet Lunch

Enterprise Expo opens

12.30-14.00

Buffet lunch

Enterprise Expo open

12.30-13.00

Convention Closes
Packed lunches to go

14.00-15.30

Parallel Session 1 

Workshop Presentations

14.00-15.30

PLENARY  SESSION B

Entrepreneurship Education Policy vs. Practice

OPTIONAL AFTERNOON TOURS
(pre-booking required on-line)

a. University Business School

b. Start-up & Incubation Centre

c. F.E. College & High School

15.30-16.00

Refreshment break
Enterprise Expo open

15.30-16.00

Refreshment break
Enterprise Expo open

16.00-17.30

Parallel Session 2 

Workshop Presentations

16.00-17.30

  Parallel Session 5

Workshop Presentations

NETWORKING

The programme allows plenty of time for networking. The venue has many comfortable seating areas for both one-to-one and group discussions.

Potential delegates are invited to join the Enterprise Promotion Groups on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook social networks to make contact with other delegates before and after the Convention.

17.30-18.30

Networking & Internet Cafe
Check-in closes 18.30

17.30-18.30

Networking & Internet Cafe
Check-in closes 18.30

18.30-20.30

International Welcome
Reception & Buffet

18.00-19.00

GROUP NIGHT OUT
Cash bar open
HIC Level 5

19.00-late

GROUP'S OWN NIGHT OUT
in several local hotels

ENTERPRISE EXPO

A display of publications, software, training programmes, financial and other consultancy services for small business support organisations and business-to-business networking groups will be open from 12.30 Mon 8th until 11.00 Wed 10th November in Hall D and Queen’s Suite Foyer.

 

Main Supporters

The Queen's Awards

Santander Business Banking - www.santander.co.uk

Yorkshire Bank

A4e Enterprise & Education - www.mya4e.co.uk

http://www.nfea.com/act

http://www.enterpriseuk.org

http://www.ibconsulting.org.uk

National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative

Young Enterprise - http://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/

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Supporters


Convention Secretariat, PO Box 288, Dept W10, Harrogate, HG1 9AX, UK
 Tel:  +44 (0) 1423 879208   Fax:  +44 (0) 1423 870025   E-mail: info@enterprisepromotion.org