Leicester Business Festival

The Leicester Business Festival aims to drive economic growth across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for the benefit of all who live, do business and work there.

Now in it's third year the Leicester Business Festival is the demonstration of Leicester Business Festival 2017
Leicester and Leicestershire's business community as it is today. The entire festival is developed by business, for business and while there is an organisation providing the infrastructure to organise and promote the festival in itself, event organisers, partners and supporters take the lead in organising events and collectively setting the agenda and programme each year.

The School of Business is very proud to be leading on four events at the 2017 Leicester Business Festival. All the events are free but do require pre-registration.

Opening doors with your local university

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Venue: College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF

Speakers: Jane Howie, Career Development Manager and Tom Ledgard, Business Development Manager, University of Leicester School of Business

Join Jane and Tom in an interactive session discussing the opportunities and challenges of working with universities. You will hear case studies of organisations already benefiting from working with a university and discover what makes for a successful partnership that can open doors to your business.

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The Power of Cooperation

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester

Speaker: Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Cooperatives in the UK

Bringing our Dean's Lecture Series to the Leicester Business Festival, Ed's lecture will point to practical ways to bring values to life, and some of the recent success stories and disaster stories of business life when it comes to organising around values. If we can organise around values then we don't just change behaviours in business, we start to reclaim and reimagine the economy as centred around people rather than short term gain.

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Innovate in 100 days

Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Venue: College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UK

Speaker: Andrew Hogbin, Founder of Entrepreneur Dashboard and Profit from Science

Andrew's workshop includes practical exercises to generate new business ideas that are quick, doable and relevant.

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Building customer relationships, delivering value and articulating benefits in the age of distance

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Venue: College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3

Speaker: Professor James Fitchett, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research, University of Leicester School of Business

Many businesses, both large and small, are eager to explore new ways to connect with new customers and to build relationships with them. James' breakfast seminar will explore some of his research in the area of consumer research and his experience of working with service organisations on customer engagement.

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