Together We Can Take On The World

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11 May 2017, 08:00 - 17:30
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Stephenson Quarter, Hawthorne Square, Forth St, Newcastle,
NE1 3SA.

Our entrepreneurs' conference will see 300 business leaders come together at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle, for what is the highlight of our event calendar and promises to be an inspirational day of shared knowledge and new connections, alongside some laughs from our host, BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Alfie Joey.

This year we look forward to welcoming some amazing speakers including:

Simon Woodroffe having left school at 16 and spent 30yrs in the entertainment business designing and staging concerts for Madness, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder and George Michael, Simon embarked on his YO! adventures in the mid-90’s, creating YO! Sushi, the conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain, in 1997. It now has over 100 sites around the world. Next he launched YOTEL, the world’s most radical hotel which operates a 700 room site in New York City with Singapore, San Francisco and Boston opening later this year and Miami, London, Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Dubai Business Bay opening in 2018. Not content with resting after all that, Simon is now working on YO! Home, his re-invention of the city apartment which he plans to launch later this year!

Sarah Wood, co-founder and COO of Unruly, is a tech seer with the power to make any advert go viral. Responsible for some of the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet, she was crowned Veuve Cliquot's Business Woman of the Year 2016 and describes herself as an accidental entrepreneur and serial academic who enjoys generating ideas, working with awesome people and making things happen - fast.

Josh Littlejohn MBE, co-founder of Social Bite and the man responsible for bringing George Clooney, Bill Clinton and Leonardo Di Caprio to his small Edinburgh cafe, was inspired by Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunnus to approach business differently. The result is a fast-growing chain of successful sandwich shops which run as a social business, giving 100% of the profits to help tackle homeless and identify new ways to help those who need it most.

Sherry Coutu CBE is an entrepreneur, non-executive director, investor and advisor to companies, universities and charities. Chair of Founders4Schools, author of 'The Scale-up Report' on UK economic growth and non-executive director to the London Stock Exchange, Raspberry Pi, Zoopla and Cambridge University (Finance Board), she has been voted by TechCrunch as the best CEO mentor/advisor in Europe and by Wired magazine as one of the top 25 'most influential people in the wired world'.

Tickets cost £99 (+VAT), but if you book before 31st March you can bring a friend on our early bird offer of two places for £150 (+VAT)


Ticket Price:
Member £99.00 + VAT
Exchange Members £0.00 + VAT
Corporate Partner £0.00 + VAT
Early Bird £150.00 + VAT
Members Guest £0.00 + VAT

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