Leading market experts to speak at free Norfolk Chamber of Commerce event

Speakers from leading businesses in the UK will be sharing their vision for the future when they attend a free conference staged by Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

Representatives from Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Hewlett-Packard, InCrops, PwC are just a few who will be talking at The New Economy: Sustainability 2014. David Willetts, MP and Minister for Universities and Science, has now been secured to open the conference via video.

Carmel McQuaid, of Marks and Spencer, will be sharing insight from the M&S experience on their journey to a more sustainable business model and Bruno Zago, of Hewlett-Packard, will show how smart and sustainable use of technology will drive efficiencies.

He will provide practical examples of how Hewlett-Packard are working with Norfolk County Council in using a cloud-based information hub to transform the delivery of public services.

He said: “It is a great opportunity to present at an event with such a forward-thinking county council like Norfolk. The region is tackling some of the most complex big data challenges in areas such as climate change.”

High sustainable companies are dramatically outperforming low sustainable companies. Mark Pendlington, chairman of the Green Economy Pathfinder and New Anglia LEP, will showcase organisations they are working alongside, including Bernard Matthews who are leading the way in sustainable business.

Through a series of presentations, workshops and a showcase exhibition, expert market leaders will be providing practical and innovative solutions. Jonathan Churchman Davies, of Delta Sustainability, said: “It’s vital for business leaders to be able to network and examine new thinking in support of their plans for growth. Norfolk Chamber of Commerce events like this are fantastic opportunities for them to learn about efficiency, sustainable supply chains and emerging new economy opportunities.”

The New Economy: Sustainability 2014, conference open to all businesses across Norfolk, will be held at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, on Thursday, June 12, and runs from 8.30am to 1pm. Full details are available at www.norfolkchamber.co.uk