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Venue: The John Smith’s Stadium

Date: 16/12/2018
Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Kirklees Business Conference 2018

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Welcome to Kirklees Business Conference 2018, brought to you by the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  

Join hundreds of business from all over Kirklees and the surrounding areas at The John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield. 

The free one day conference has become a main event in the local business calendar. Set to be bigger than ever, KBC is dedicated to helping businesses to connect, learn and grow.


09:30 – 10:35
John Smith’s Suite, Level 2
Reach New Customers Online
In this fun and practical seminar, The Digital Garage from Google will show you how to attract new customers by optimising your presence on Google, learn how to gather consumer insights, and get started with online advertising.

10:55 – 11:40
John Smith’s Suite, Level 2
Funding and Finance For SMEs
Looking to grow your business in 2018? This informative seminar provides advice and guidance on the current business funding and grant streams available to businesses in the Leeds City Region.

13:10 – 14:15
John Smith’s Suite, Level 2
GDPR Discussion Panel
Join our expert panellists as they highlight how the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which come into force from 25 May 2018, will affect the way organisations hold and process personal information, and how you can best prepare your business for the changes!

Chair: Brian Stahlein, Chairman, Mid Yorkshire Chamber & Managing Director, Stafflex
- Chris Taylor – Partner, Eaton Smith
- Mark Pullar – Director, All My Systems
- Katrina Cliffe – Managing Director, KC Communications
- Melanie Oldham – Managing Director, Bob’s Business

14:40 – 15:25
John Smith's Suite, Level 2
Keynote Speaker - Graham Leslie CBE
Hear from self-made businessman Graham Leslie, who established Galpharm International in Huddersfield which rapidly grew to become the UK’s biggest supplier of non-prescriptive medicine, and was eventually sold to the multi-national Perrigo Group for $88m. Graham was also founder chairman and co-creator of Huddersfield’s new 25,000 all-seater stadium, the home of Premiership football team Huddersfield Town and rugby league team, the Huddersfield Giants. Listen to Graham’s story and his plans on how as a business community we can make a difference.