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KBS Summit 22

The Kent and Medway Business Summit returns on Wednesday 27 April 2022 in the stunning Sibson building on the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent.

Bringing together some 300 businesses, key policymakers and leading academics, the fifth annual Summit will focus on business opportunity and sustainability featuring the latest news from key projects and expert keynote speakers. 

Alongside the keynote speeches, collaborative workshops will facilitate debate on topics including productivity, place-making and skills.

Tickets to the Summit cost £40, including refreshments and a sustainable Kentish buffet lunch.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Kitty Ussher, Chief Economist, Institute of Directors
  • Cllr Roger Gough, Leader, Kent County Council
  • Richard Hicks, Director of Place, Deputy Chief Executive, Medway Council
  • Andy Martin, Director of Communications and Strategy, London Resort Company Holdings

Workshop contributors include:

  • Emma Wilcox, Project Director, Creative Estuary
  • Simon Storey, Chief Executive, Kent Cricket
  • Bal Sandher, Managing Director, Hectic Lifestyles, KEiBA 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year
  • Victoria Copp-Crawley, Principal, Canterbury College
  • Gill Monk, Managing Director and Founder, All Health Matters
  • Kresse Wesling CBE, Co-Founder Elvis and Kresse and Co-Farmer New Barns Farm
  • Dan Crooks, Director, iFruits

Our final keynote speech is 5 in 5: Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives Within Five Years, delivered by Andrea Martin, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Leader IBM Watson Centre Munich and IBM Client Centre in EMEA.

Click here to view the full agenda: Summit Agenda

For Summit related queries, please contact Rebecca Smith, External Engagement Manager, Kent Business School. [email protected]

To see the full agenda and book your tickets Click Here

Registration and payment queries: [email protected]

The Kent and Medway Business Summit is an inclusive event.  If you have any additional needs around accessibility, please contact Rebecca Smith on 01227 816492 or [email protected]