Building on the tremendous success of its first ever policy conference in 2014, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is once again planning to gather together senior policymakers and thought leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses.
The FSB’s 2016 Policy Conference – ‘Small Business 2020: inspiring growth, innovation and ambition’ – will be held on Tuesday 02 February 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE. The day will be hosted by leading BBC business presenter, Steph McGovern.
The event will bring together senior politicians, business leaders, policymakers and FSB members to discuss and set the small business policy agenda for the future. The FSB believes policymakers increasingly recognise the vital contribution small businesses make to the economy and society. The Conference will consider what more can be done to support their ambitions, such as further improving access to finance, addressing the skills gap and looking at how small firms across the UK can benefits from efforts to boost regional growth.
The conference will include three high level sessions which will focus on: rebalancing the UK economy, securing a high-growth global future for small businesses, and growing tomorrow’s entrepreneurs to deliver innovation and competition.