PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 02 | BUSINESS FESTIVAL 2020
THE BLACK COUNTRY STARTS TO GEAR UP FOR 2020 BUSINESS FESTIVAL
Preparation for the Black Country Business Festival 2020 has officially started and is set to return in Spring from the 11th - 22nd May.
The Festival will once again reflect the Black Country’s strong business community and offer local businesses a powerful platform to showcase unique skills and insider expertise.
Built to create opportunities, enable local businesses to find potential clients and gain new knowledge, businesses can apply to run an event on any subject, which can take place anywhere across the region. Each event must contribute positively to the business community and organisers are looking for events that pioneer innovation, culture and commerce.
The Festival was introduced to the region in 2018 by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, to stimulate growth, investment and interest within the region. In 2019, it boasted 113 registered events with nearly 4,000 attendees across the fortnight.
The two-week programme is structured around eight core sectors, which have been identified from interests and prominence within the area and as zones with huge investment potential. By categorising events, it not only allows attendees to be specific with what events they wish to attend, but individual sector communities are able to promote events on a national level.
The Business Festival needs sponsors, partners and supporters to make it sustainable. Over the years it has seen sponsorship from high street legends eBay, respected local authorities, business support bodies, universities and many more. Sponsors and partners not only help the Festival thrive but demonstrates the commitment of the local business community, government bodies and educational establishments, to driving up business growth and inward investment into the region.