The LIVEtalk Stage

Hosted in the main exhibition space, our LIVEtalk stage is a fast-moving space that hosts some of the exciting and engaging content brought to us be Gloucestershire’s business community.

With discussion panels, interviews, short talks and great stories, the events can be booked via our Eventbrite page, or just stop by and tune in to the presentations as they are happening.

With theatre style seating, or the opportunity to stand at the edges and listen, the LIVEtalk Stage is hosted for us be Eion McQuone of Sustainable Business Design and Louise Jenner, The Dream Job Coach.

TUESDAY 21ST MAY 2019
10:30am

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Festivals – what do they bring to the County?

Cheltenham is renowned for its great Festivals and their addition to the town’s visitor economy and local community.  With festivals putting the town on the map, The International Film Festival is an exciting new addition to Cheltenham’s Festival Calendar.

Not only will the Cheltenham International Film Festival support and encourage young film makers, but it will bring participants and visitors into the town to enjoy the Town’s bars, restaurants hotels and hospitality.  It will bring a boost to the town and county economy.

We also aim to make Cheltenham a significant film destination Bringing leaders and artist to the town to take part in and support the Festival.

Join some of the festival’s founder and key supporters to look at the benefits it will bring to the county’s economy.

11:15am

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Case Studies in International Trade

Roger Mackrill of Sabre UK Ltd is joined by two businesses who are looking to grow their businesses internationally.  As the UK considers Brexit and many other difficulties that entrepreneurs have to overcome, looking to trade internationally is a huge opportunity not to be missed.

12:00pm

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Business Innovation – Drones and Disruptive Change

Innovation is the lifeblood of business growth.  Catherine Coates meets two business Innovators and explores how what they are doing is making a difference to the businesses they work with and the sectors they are working in.

12:45pm

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SME Business and Cyber – finding a balanced viewpoint, finding added value

Cyber is a fast-moving sector. A critical and growing area pivotal to both the business community and society in general. Neglecting simple guidelines and housekeeping is a vulnerability, but the smaller SME business community are stretched for time and resource.

How to create an engagement then in this critical area? To add value to smaller SME business, build awareness and manage vulnerabilities in a positive way?

1:30pm

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Creative Nuggets

Creative Nuggets presents myriad short tips from industry experts on how to get the most out of your creative suppliers and how to reflect a return on investment from creative and marketing tasks.

2:15pm

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Sustainability – The most vital opportunity of the 21st Century?

In the 21st Century, Business sustainability in every sense is one of the most important factors is creating a thriving and stable business community.  Our LIVEtalk focuses on how to revitalise all aspects of your business model by putting sustainability at its heart to drive profitable sales growth, fuel innovation and do the right thing for our kid’s generation.

3:00pm

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Food Glorious Food

The Winner of Food Glorious Food, the Dragons Den competition from Mic Counties Co-op, Hartpury and Folk2Folk discusses the product that has won the competition, judged be Phil Vickery, Adam Henson and others and their plans for building a business from here.

WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY 2019
10:30am

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The 2020 Pedal Car Challenge Launch

We’re delighted to see the return of the Gloucestershire Business Games Pedal Car Challenge!  Phil Coley of iPlus Marketing is working with us to bring a number of engineering and Manufacturing business together to design, build and compete a pedal car to British Federation of Pedal Car Racing Specification.

11:15am

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Case Studies in International Trade

Roger Mackrill of Sabre UK Ltd is joined by two businesses who are looking to grow their businesses internationally.  As the UK considers Brexit and many other difficulties that entrepreneurs have to overcome, looking to trade internationally is a huge opportunity not to be missed.

12:00pm

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Gloucestershire’s Visitor Economy – driving the inbound Revenues

The Visitor economy isn’t only about tourism.  Driving business coming into the region covers sports, education, Food & Beverage as well as hotels, attractions, international business and more.  Claire Thayers chairs a panel to look at how the visitor economy works in the region and what we can do to develop it.

12:45pm

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Active Gloucestershire

What are businesses and employers doing to improve the wellbeing and activity levels of employees? What is the benefit and impact for employers?

1:30pm

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Creative Nuggets

Creative Nuggets presents myriad short tips from industry experts on how to get the most out of your creative suppliers and how to reflect a return on investment from creative and marketing tasks.

2:15pm

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How much is mental health costing your company?

There is growing national interest in positive health and well-being in the workplace.  This is fuelled by growing employee absence and the costs incurred and the wish to improve productivity of the workforce and employer ethics.

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