‘Winning in the Solent Region’ #WISR2019

New Solent region collaboration to host ‘business without borders’ growth event

Solent region businesses will have the chance to learn about new opportunities for UK and global growth and expansion at a new business event on Wednesday 19 June at the Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl, Hedge End.

This is a collaborative event brought to you by the region's Small Business Chartered, University of Portsmouth and Solent University in partnership with the Solent LEP and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. Anne Kiem, Executive Director of Small Business Charter, Chief Executive of Chartered Association of Business Schools says:

“Collaboration and knowledge sharing are key strengths of business schools who hold the SBC accreditation. Business schools often work together to help their communities and it is great to hear of the partnership between Portsmouth Business School and Solent University, whose combined expertise is on offer to the Solent Business community."

At the free event, delegates will be able to listen to speakers from Portsmouth International Port, Southampton Airport and Solent LEP and make new business contacts from across the Solent region.

Peter Hooley, Director of Business Development at the University of Portsmouth, said: “This is a rare opportunity for businesses to hear from successful international businesses, learn about ambitious future plans for the area, discover the many ways the two universities support all regional businesses and make new connections with like-minded businesses.”

Catherine Lee, Director of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Solent University commented: “This is a valuable opportunity for local businesses to explore how they can work with universities to develop new ideas and innovative solutions. The event will offer delegates the opportunity to hear from a selection of guest speakers and take part in practical workshops to explore challenges and opportunities. “

The interactive half-day event runs from 8:15am to 12 noon and delegates will have the opportunity to attend two sessions offering practical tips to understanding global cultures and increasing business through leadership and skills

Places are limited and restricted to two representatives from each organisation.