Doncaster set to host its first-ever business summit

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Business leaders from across the region will descend on a South Yorkshire town in June for an important trade summit.

The first ever Doncaster Business Conference will see company bosses, local politicians and other business representatives gather to discuss what the future holds for the town.

A spokesperson for Doncaster Chamber, which is hosting the event, said: “The conference is set to become an annual flagship event, exploring the current economic climate and what it means for Doncaster’s future.”

The event, held at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on June 12, will be facilitated by Dr Adam Marshall, executive director of policy and external affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce.

Panellists and speakers at the event include Doncaster mayor Ros Jones, MP’s Caroline Flint and Rosie Winterton, Juliette Healey agent for Yorkshire and the Humber at the Bank of England, Ben Still, executive director of the Sheffield City region Local Enterprise Partnership and Scott Cardwell, assistant director of development at Doncaster Council.

Representatives from a wealth of regional businesses and organisations including The Yorkshire Wildlife Park and The University of Sheffield will also be attending. Panellists will look at what the next big ideas are to drive growth in the region and how to improve skills for the workforce of the future.

They will also look at how the Sheffield City Region is important to UK economic growth. The event takes place between 8am and 12.30pm. For tickets contact the chamber on 01302 640100.