20 Nov 2019
09:30 - 16:30
VentureFest North West
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Venturefest North West is the region’s biggest annual innovation expo and conference, bringing together businesses, investors and innovation specialists under one roof.
A record 1,200 delegates are expected at Manchester Central on 20 November 2019 for an exceptional mix of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.
#VFNW19 is an essential date in the diary for people who are passionate about business.
- Hear from a unique mix of inspirational speakers
- Make connections that lead to new investments, new business and new ideas
- Increase your profile amongst potential customers, partners and funders
- Get inspired by other business leaders and entrepreneurs
- Vote for your favourite pitch from 12 of the region’s most innovative SMEs at the Innovation Showcase Competition
Venturefest North West Programme:
9.30: Venturefest North West starts! Please enter the venue via the Exchange Foyer entrance.
10.00: Welcome address by Richard Jeffery, Director of Business Growth at GC Business Growth Hub
10.05: Opening remarks by host Vikas Shah MBE, CEO of Swiscot Group and co-founder of 53 Degrees North
10.15: Interview with Nitin Rai, found and MD of Elevate Capital
10.45: Speech by Cat Lewis, CEO, Joint Creative Director and Executive Producer for Nine Lives Media
11.50: Speaker TBC
12.15: Female Entrepreneurs Panel
Check out the exhibitors here
13.30: Innovation Showcase Competition finalists’ pitches
14.15: Three Tribes Panel
14.45: Break (Innovation Showcase Competition audience voting and judging panel meets)
15.35: Innovation Showcase Competition winners announced
15.45: Headline speech by Jenny Campbell, Founder and CEO of YourCash Europe