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Virtual festival launched as a premier event that will highlight ‘the future of UK business’

By April 30, 2021Uncategorized

As the UK reawakens and we all look forward to going forward into new ways of doing business, the team at Collaborate South West have created something that can do just that.

Recent events have emphatically shifted the landscape for businesses. New, blended ways of working have emerged which open remarkable opportunities to thrive into the future.

On the 10th of June, the first Festival of Collaboration will take place and bring together sectors and regions all around the UK, rallying behind the ethos of connections, collaboration and learning. 

Annabel McCabe, Operations Director of Collaborate South West commented:
“This is an event with a difference. We’ve had a wealth of experience running one of the biggest exhibitions in the UK, but this ‘new world’ has provided opportunity for exciting new directions with what events actually mean.”

The event is for industry leaders, thought leaders and forward-thinking business owners looking to create new blueprints for greater innovation, acceleration and collaboration. Aiming to reinspire people with ways of networking and growing your business – leave with ideas, not just a business card. 

Instead of speakers, there are interactive forum discussions and instead of stands, there are virtual sofas, along with multiple opportunities to engage.

Within the festival are ‘zones’ with their own drivers and each zone will have forums, drawing expertise from different sectors. A host will run each forum, start the conversation and offer steering to ensure everyone gets the best out of the experts in the room.There will be business owners on virtual sofas, for in-depth 1-1s as well as an opportunity to connect with other attendees. There will be challenge tables, knowledge zones and wellness breaks, to give attendees a range of engagement opportunities. 

“Collaborate South West was born out of a need for more authentic conversations and the festival is going to take it to another level – we are so grateful for our collaborative partners who are supporting the event and helping the idea come to life.” – Mandy Swift

This premier event is to be held virtually, but the team have prepared an experience that is fully interactive, aiming to be the first leap forward for a series of events that blend virtual and physical.

With headline partners Jurassic Fibre and Vision ICT, the event has attracted a wide range of industries, all excited to connect and inspire.

Tickets are available now from £12+VAT, along with a range of other options to get involved, 

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