This half day conference encompassing keynote speeches, workshops and panel discussions will bring together expertise from a broad cross-section of the business community to outline why companies of all sizes and disciplines need to focus on innovation. 

Business innovation is fundamental to economic prosperity. Businesses that create new products, processes and technologies become more productive, challenge existing business models, and grow quickly.

The CBI works to help create the conditions that enable businesses to come up with new ideas, invest in research and development (R&D) and adopt new technologies.

Designed for senior business leaders and decision-makers, the CBI will bring together expertise from across the business and academic community, including representatives from TWI, Birketts, HSBC, Real VNC, Anglian Water, University of Hertfordshire, Tech East and more!


  • 9:00-9:30 – Registration, refreshments and networking
  • 9:30-9:40 – Welcome and housekeeping
  • 9:40-10:00 – Welcome and opening address from CBI
  • 10:00-10:20 – Case Study
  • 10:20-10:40 – Case Study
  • 10:45-11:15 – Morning refreshment break and networking
  • 11:15-12:00 – Panel discussion: “Why is the East of England an innovative success? What national and regional initiatives are required to build on this?”
  • 12:00-12:30 – Keynote speaker
  • 12:30-12:45 – Closing remarks

To Register your attendance at this event please use the contact details provided on the right hand side.