Speed Dating

Got Skills? Need Skills?

During the conference the delegates lounge will be available for informal meetings, show and tell sessions and business card swaps.

The purpose is to:
- connect those looking for talent with those who have it
- connect those with talent or production resources on offer to those seeking it
- connect investors with new opportunities


Business Social Networking Reception

Thursday 19th March 17:30 - 19:30
Supported by g2i

On the first evening of the conference will be an informal business and social networking reception with drinks and snacks followed by a cash bar. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow delegates, make connections, exchange ideas and do business all in the convivial atmosphere of the acclaimed Parker McMillan bar across the street from the conference venue.

g2i is the highly successful investment readiness programme, supported by the London Development Agency (LDA), delivering early stage private investment to exciting young businesses.

The gateway2investment (g2i) programme has been designed to maximise the success of London based companies raising private investment. Delivered by a consortium of private sector specialists, g2i offers advice, support and assistance to help companies develop their teams, propositions and pitches.
The programme is delivered by a consortium of companies, led by Grant Thornton, that includes E-Synergy, Quotec, and Pembridge Partners, providing the depth of skills necessary for successful delivery.

Over 3 years the programme has helped 37 companies raise £27.4m of private sector equity investment, with the individual amounts raised between £100k and £3m.
This reception is supported by g2i


If you would like to erect a pop-stand or other promotional item in the lounge please contact Isabel Fernandes.


Conference Sponsor



Learning and Teaching Scotland
Training and Development Agency for Schools

Additional Support