Grow: Economic Summit

Grow is our second Annual Economic Development Business Conference


Grow: Economic Summit

Following the success of last year's conference, Unlocking Economic Growth, our second annual Economic Development conference will focus on successful business journeys and innovative business models. This years conference will take place on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel.

Wendy Austin Compereing

Wendy Austin will compère this flagship conference that will explore successful business journeys and innovative business models that have become recognised brands. 

It will also highlight the importance of integrating issues such as sustainability and innovation into core business strategy to achieve reduced costs, lower risk, and new development opportunities.

Breakout session at conference

Delegates will hear from three keynote speakers throughout the day. The day will also feature interactive breakout sessions where delegates can choose four topics and join conversations with industry experts. These sessions will give participants the opportunity to share and discuss a range of business issues pertinent to the local SME economy. These conversations will also feed into the Q&A session at the end of the day.



Conference Agenda

This years conference agenda and keynote speakers will be unveiled in the New Year.


A light breakfast and lunch will be served to delegates

This event is part of the 2019/2020 Edge Business Support Programme. This is a free event to customers, however there are a number of costs to Ards and North Down Borough Council to run this event. Please cancel via your eventbrite registration or by email to within 48 hours of the event taking place, otherwise you will be subject to a £10 cancellation fee to cover catering and administration costs.

Grow: Economic Summit

Tuesday 11 February, 8:30am - 3:30pm, Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

Tickets are limited, secure your place today!