Together We Can Take on the World

Working together to achieve great things is the underlying theme of our autumn conference and the largest entrepreneurial event in the region.

Hosted by ex BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Charlie Charlton and held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, (Thursday 17th November) our annual Together We Can Take on the World conference welcomes over 300 North East business leaders to the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead for a day of inspiration, learning and making valuable new connections.

It’s a day not to be missed!

Early Bird offer!

Early Bird offer closes Friday 30th September - 90% of the Early Bird tickets have been sold so far!

TWO tickets for just £175+VAT (usual price £240+VAT)

Tickets booked after all 'Early Bird' places are allocated will be charged at £120+VAT.

Our Speakers

Sir Ian Livingstone CBE, HIRO Capital

Sir Ian Livingstone CBE, HIRO Capital

If you’ve ever played a table top or video game in the last 40 years then you’ve almost certainly come across the work of Sir Ian Livingstone.

One of gaming’s most influential figures, Sir Ian is the mastermind behind the Tomb Raider series, the author of bestselling roleplay gamebooks Fighting Fantasy and, along with co-founders Steve Jackson and John Peake, brought Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer to Europe with the launch of Games Workshop in 1975.

Hear about Ian's struggles as an entrepreneur in the 1970s when he and co founder Steve Jackson set up Games Workshop, as well as launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe. Ian will also talk about his multi-million-selling Fighting Fantasy interactive gamebook series launched in 1982.

Maxine Laceby, Absolute Collagen

Maxine Laceby, Absolute Collagen

Maxine Laceby created Absolute Collagen simply because it works - she wanted to help others discover the incredible power of collagen. Working from her kitchen table Maxine went from a happy full-time mum of two daughters to an unlikely but incredibly successful beauty entrepreneur in just one short year.

Fast approaching 50, and realising it was an ‘inside job’, Maxine had started looking at what she was putting into her body - and stumbled upon the amazing benefits of collagen whilst cooking up bone broth in her kitchen. She saw an incredible impact on her skin, hair, nails and general feeling of wellbeing. When her friends started asking her what she was doing to get such glowing skin, Maxine knew she was onto something absolutely amazing, and wanted to share her secret.

Hear how Maxine grew Absolute Collagen from a kitchen table product into the leading drinkable collagen supplement in the UK, with a turnover of over £43m and an ever-growing nation of dedicated #Absoluters fans.

Marvellous Mimi

Marvellous Mimi

‘One of the world’s most inspirational female distance runners’, Mimi Anderson has shown that with hard work and determination it’s never too late to achieve your dreams and do the impossible.

From a stay at home mother of three to becoming a multiple Guinness World Record Holder, Mimi has spent over 20 years of her life running around the world in extreme races, enduring the freezing temperatures of the Arctic, the heat and humidity of the Peruvian jungle and the extreme heat of Death Valley in America.

Hear how, Mimi's attitude, passion and resilience led her to greatness, and discover how you too can push beyond your limits to achieve your biggest goals.

Charlie Charlton (Host)

Charlie Charlton (Host)

Naturally curious, incredibly passionate, warm and witty, Charlie has been the host of our autumn conference since 2017 and has entertained audiences and been inspired by our speakers in equal measure.

A former BBC presenter for almost 20 years, Charlie is an award-winning journalist known for getting to grips with the issues that matter most. Now working freelance, you can often find Charlie centre stage at events around the country, whether it’s Q&As, live business conferences, virtual award shows or music concerts. Recently, she made history as the first woman in the UK to host a day-long business conference with her 4-month-old baby in a sling. Talk about inspirational!

More Speakers to Be Announced!

More Speakers to Be Announced!

Check back for regular speaker updates.

What to Expect on the Day

A short 60-second summary of what you can expect when attending our Together We Can Take on the World  conference.

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