Be inspired by speakers at business event

Hear long distance cyclist Mark Beaumont talk

Cyclist and broadcaster

Record-breaking long-distance British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont is the keynote speaker at this year's Lanarkshire Business Conference.

Also attending are Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce, whose strategic leadership and visionary focus in senior positions in the private sector are widely acclaimed, and inspirational entrepreneur and business leader Lord Haughey OBE, who will share his experience on how he grew his business into the multi million pound success it is today.

The free conference is open to all businesses in Lanarkshire and takes place on 30 August, from 9:00am to 1:30pm at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre in Blantyre. The closing date to book places is Friday 24 August and companies can book online.

Others speaker on the day include Anne Hilarion, who as part of Scottish Enterprise Innovation Support Service and local businessman Ken Diamond from Advanced Sampling Process Instruments Ltd, who will talk to delegates about his innovative new patent. Mairi Spowage from the Fraser of Allander Institute will give a presentation on where the economy is going and regional trends.

The conference will be hosted by experienced broadcaster Nicky Marr.

"We have a fantastic panel of speakers at this year's conference, who will give delegates a unique insight into their successful careers, their inspiration and motivation to succeed," said Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of the Enterprise and Housing Committee.

"The theme for the day is Transformational Change, and how working positively through change has become a crucial part of organisational development for all business. We will also have a market place area giving delegates the opportunity to engage with business support agencies."

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