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Published: October 1, 2020 | Updated: October 2, 2020

Register now for five-day audio conference as Dorset Growth Hub takes a look into the future

Mary Lloyd, Marketing Manager, Dorset Growth Hub: “Businesses really need a little positivity and inspiration to just keep going at the moment.”
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A brand new audio conference called BEYOND2020 – The Future of Business is to be launched by Dorset Growth Hub (DGH).

The aim is to promote future thinking and share positive stories and business opportunities.

With many businesses focusing on the here and now, DGH is hoping the event will help with forward thinking, what to prioritise next, what’s changed and what businesses can improve.

The free five day audio event will be held from October 19 to 23.

A different topic will be explored each day:

  • Sustainability
  • Culture
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Attracting New Business
  • Future Trends.

Each day, three podcast episodes will be released for 24 hours only.

They will be followed the next day by a Q&A panel with the guest speakers that featured in each episode.

Last year’s annual conference featured speakers from Dyson, Monzo and Jimmys Iced Coffee.

Mary Lloyd, DGH’s Marketing Manager, said “After running over 60 online events on Zoom, we started to think about how we could do something new and exciting, bringing together businesses from Dorset alongside larger national brands.

“We went through the process of thinking we would just cancel the conference all together, and wait until next year, but I think businesses really need a little positivity and inspiration to just keep going at the moment.

Rich Burn, DGH’s Digital Projects, Strategy & Partnerships Manager.

“As an organisation, we are trying new platforms, pushing boundaries as we try to reach as many businesses as possible to provide helpful content that can make a difference.

“The episodes we have recorded so far are really practical, full of tips and inspiration for ambitious business owners and managers.

“The topics we have chosen are rarely covered locally, but are priorities that we think are paramount going into the next 12 months.

“They will be spoken about from differing perspectives.

“From local start-ups like Ethicly and Street Agency, established local brands like OnBuy and RNLI, to national brands like ITV and Wessannen (Clipper Tea, Kallo & Whole Earth).

“We have some great speakers lined up.”

To register and see all the speakers announced so far, click here.

The event is completely free to attend.

It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by Dorset Growth Hub.