Educational event to help drive economic growth

A conference hosted by the University of Wolverhampton will aim to educate and provide support to entrepreneurs in the region to assist with economic regeneration.

The Entrepreneurial Education Conference, a collaborative effort between Knowledge Economy Network (KEN) and the University, will address the need for an entrepreneurial mind-set in countries wishing to succeed in the global market.

Confirmed speakers at the event include Professor Chris Birch, Director of Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Greenwich Business School, and Nigel Birch, International Business Development Manager at the University of Wolverhampton.

The two day conference will take place on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 May 2013. It will be aimed at strategic decision makers across the UK and Europe and will demonstrate good practice of entrepreneurial activity within regional growth programmes throughout.

Marc Fleetham, Director of the Business Solutions Centre at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be hosting this prestigious event. The University of Wolverhampton is committed to helping the economic regeneration of the West Midlands region, and we believe that an international entrepreneurial mind-set is critical for this to occur.

“The University is a key member of KEN and we’re very much looking forward to hosting this event with their partnership, as well as welcoming leading key note speakers such as Professor Chris Birch from the University of Greenwich’s Business School.”

A pre-event welcome reception will be held at the Campus on the Sunday evening prior to the conference. Monday’s conference day will be followed by an optional drinks reception and dinner at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, and the option of a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge the following day is also available.

There is no charge for the main conference but registration is essential. For more information and to register visit