Manchester to host national Business & Professional Services conference - MIDAS

Manchester to host national Business & Professional Services conference

The first ever Business & Professional Services Conference to be held in the UK will take place in Manchester on 17 March 2011.

Organised by pro manchester, the BPS Conference will give delegates an opportunity to hear the latest views of influential figures from business and finance and those who influence the UK economy.

The line-up of speakers confirmed to-date includes Angela Knight, Chief Executive, British Banking Association; Andrew Bailey, Executive Director and Chief Cashier, Bank of England; Alan White, Chief Executive, N Brown Group; Adam Marshall, British Chamber of Commerce; and Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council.

More big names will soon be confirmed for the event which will take the form of key note speeches, panel debates and interactive forums.

John Ashcroft, CEO, of pro manchester, said: “This is the first event of its kind and we are confident it will attract delegates from across the UK who will have an unrivalled opportunity to engage with some of the UK’s most astute, powerful and brilliant economic minds. They will be privy to an informed and up-to-the-minute sounding of the nation’s current business mood and economic health.

“They’ll hear opinions about the state of the global and national economies and consider the predictions of the guest speakers about economic factors and trends in the context of changing market forces and exceptional government policies.

“Delegates will get a clearer insight into the current strategic aims of the banks and hear what leading bankers are saying, planning and doing.

“As well as an opportunity to make new contacts and connections, delegates will gain valuable insight and market intelligence that will help them in their business.”

Aimed at senior level executives from business, industry and commerce; senior partners from the financial and professional services sector; and key influencers from the political and public service sectors, the BPS Conference will cover a wide range of topics including:

• Inflation, interest rates and growth

• The foreseeable future of corporate finance and bank funding

• Asia and the global shifts in economic and industrial power

• The short, medium and longer term impacts of government cuts

• The future of savings, investments, pensions and property

The BPS Conference has been organised by pro manchester in association with MIDAS, Marketing Manchester, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, RMS, and the Commission for the New Economy.

It will be held at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club’s stunning state-of-the art new conference centre at Old Trafford in Manchester.


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