Gearing up for Festival of Business


The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is calling out for local companies to get involved in the second annual Festival of Business.

The Cornwall Festival of Business launched itself into the calendars of the Cornish business community in 2019, with over 60 events taking place across the Duchy in just one week.

While this year it is likely that the majority of events will be held online due to the pandemic, a packed calendar is still anticipated for the week beginning November 2.

Events can be any shape or size, from masterclasses and workshops to conferences and open days, the main criterion is that the event must benefit people or businesses in Cornwall by offering other companies the chance to learn, develop or experience new aspects of business.

There is no cost to taking part in the Festival of Business, and by getting involved companies will receive free promotional support from the chamber.

Given how well Cornwall has adapted to the digital world, this year the chamber is offering businesses the opportunity to choose how they host their event, virtually or face to face as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease across the country.

CEO, Kim Conchie, said: “The 2019 Cornwall Festival of Business with the Business Fair at its heart were so successful we have created some exciting tech solutions to make sure the combination continues just as usefully and excitingly virtually.

“Every event will have one thing in common: it is being organised to benefit the people and businesses in Cornwall to help them grow and ultimately have a positive impact on our local economy.

“There will be hundreds of opportunities for the local business community to connect, share best practice and collaborate for the benefit of the region and for their own business.

“We’re delighted with the state-of-the-art software we have adapted for the Cornwall Business Fair and know you will be too.”

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