Provisional — Entrepreneurs' Conference: Together We Can Take on the World

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19 November 2020, 08:00 - 17:00
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead
NE8 2AR

Please note this event is provisionally booked for 19th November 2020.

Hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Anna Foster, Together We Can Take on the World will see 300 business leaders come together at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead for what is the highlight of our event calendar.

Join us on Thursday 30th April for a full-day of inspiration, learning, and making valuable new business connections.

Our line-up of speakers so far includes...

Mark Shayler, This Is Ape

Mark Shayler is a founding partner of the Do Lectures, author of “Do Disrupt: Change the status quo or become it”, owner of sustainable innovation consultancy Ape and a failed rugby player. Helping big companies think small and small companies think big, making stuff better and making better stuff, Mark has worked with clients including Nike, Samsung, John Lewis, Tesco, Coca Cola, Fenwick, Kier, Tesco Bank and Amazon, and some of the greatest small companies in the world too.

Innovation Panel

Featuring three of the North East's cutting-edge innovators including Gavin Sewell, Honcho; Dr Nichola Conlon, NUCHIDO and Phil Buckley, Plastech Innovation and hosted by Julian Leighton of Orange Bus.

Julien Callede, MADE.COM

In 2010, with his three co-founders, Julien Callede launched MADE.COM, an online homeware retailer which tackles the frustration of finding good quality and unique furniture at a decent price head-on. With an ambition to be ‘different by design’, MADE.COM utilises a close network of independent designers, suppliers and manufacturers to provide bespoke affordable products while its TalentLab enables the next generation of designers to bring their ideas to life, with the most popular crowd-backed concepts going into production.

Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes, As Seen From The Sidecar

In October 2017, friends Reece Gilkes and Matt Bishop set off on the first ever circumnavigation of the globe on a scooter with a sidecar. In 455 days, the duo covered 34,000 miles, travelling through the world's toughest climates, all while raising awareness and money for charities combating modern slavery.

Matt Hudson, Mental Coach and Behaviour Change Strategist

Often referred to as ‘Magical Matt’, Matt Hudson has helped thousands of people achieve personal transformation, experience inspirational self-discovery and to live purposeful, more fulfilling lives. Today, he is recognised as a specialist on ‘the mind’.


Additional speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Small Print : This event is for members of the Entrepreneurs' Forum and their guests. Tickets cost £99 +VAT, payable in advance, which includes breakfast, a three-course meal and post-conference drinks. Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse the cost of your ticket(s) if you cancel your place after Friday 24th April.


Ticket Price:
Member £99.00 + VAT
Exchange Members £0.00 + VAT
Business Support / University Partner £0.00 + VAT
Corporate Partner £0.00 + VAT
Early Bird £150.00 + VAT

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