Government minister to speak at major Coventry & Warks business conference

Kwasi Kwarteng

A Government Minister will address businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire at a major economic event for the region this month.

The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, the Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth at  the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is joining an already impressive line-up of speakers at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economic Conference.

The event, in its 20th year, will take place on Wednesday, November 11 and has been moved to an online format. It is focusing on recovery and resilience and will hear from a range of speakers from industry as well as decision-makers at a local, regional and national level as well as looking at the impact for businesses of the end of the EU transition period.

Kwasi Kwarteng MP joins West Midlands Mayor Andy Street; Nadhim Zahawi, MP for Stratford-on-Avon; Angela Joyce, CEO of WCG; Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of the Centre for Cities; Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of the Coventry City of Culture Trust; Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager Coventry; Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council and Monica Fogarty, Chief Executive of Warwickshire County Council, as a speaker.

The Conference, which is being sponsored by CityFibre, Prime Accountants Group, Warwickshire College Group (WCG) and Kumari Hart Solicitors, is expected to attract an online audience of around 300 delegates.

Chris Nagle, Head of Events, Communications and Marketing at the Chamber, said: “We are delighted to add The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP to our list of speakers in what promises to be an extremely engaging and interesting Conference.

“We’ve had to move to an online format this year due to the Covid-19 crisis but we’ve still managed to secure a very impressive line-up of contributors, some great sponsors and, as such, there is strong interest in the event.”

The two-hour event is being broadcast by Istead AV from its Spotlight Streaming Studio between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.