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Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd is thrilled to announce, “The Next Big Thing,” a two-day Innovation Acceleration event, free to attend for eligible SME’s and part of the Innovate Humber business support project.

The event is set to be an enlightening showcase of ground-breaking innovation techniques, essential for entering the emerging game-changing markets.

Produced by Page Consulting Ltd, “The Next Big Thing” features an array of seasoned speakers who will share their expertise, insights and lessons on the new technologies and innovative techniques shaping our future business and societal landscape.

Day 1 of the event will take place at the newly opened EDGE Hub for Skills and Enterprise on June 8, 2023, with Jonathan MacDonald, an award-winning author, global entrepreneur, investor, and highly sought-after keynote speaker, leading the sessions. This marks his first keynote in Hull.

Antonio Tombanane and Mark Evans Smith of The EDGE Hub will speak of the emerging opportunities in digital transformation and Geoffrey Bye of AI Futures will keynote the disruptive role that Generative AI is already having on jobs and society and the opportunities that exist for future ready businesses.

Day 2 will occur at the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby, on June 20, 2023. It will introduce attendees to the innovative “Innovation Cycles” process, developed by Page Consulting Ltd.

This ground-breaking method is designed to help entrepreneurs identify high-potential opportunities in new and emerging markets swiftly.

In addition, Sue Pleasance and Matthew Soare from Hull Culture & Leisure will discuss the innovation facilities and expertise available in the Humber Region and how local businesses can access them.

Sue Pleasance, Strategic Development Manager for Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd, expressed her excitement: “In this era of rapid market evolution, it’s time for Humber based businesses to step into the spotlight as pioneers of the next wave of significant market opportunities, establishing themselves as leaders in their respective fields.”

Steve Page of Page Consulting Ltd further emphasized the event’s potential impact, stating, “This is not just a chance to learn but an opportunity to transform the way you perceive, innovate, and conduct your business. This event is your gateway to be a part of The Next Big Thing.”

Join us on June 8th and June 20th for this transformative event.

Don’t miss out! Be a part of the Next Big Thing in Innovation!

Day 1 – 8th June 2023

Day 2 – 20th June 2023

About Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd: Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd strives to provide vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive cultural and leisure services to the Hull and its wider region. With its diverse array of services and projects, it is committed to promoting cultural growth, innovation, and societal development in the area.

Eligible SMEs: ERDF rules apply, namely: Based in the Humber region, employing less than 250 people, annual turnover less than £39k, balance sheet total lower than £33k and registered with Companies House or HMRC.