Yorkshire International Business Convention comes to Rotherham

Published 12th August 2013 at 2:08pm

Rotherham is set to host one of the biggest business meetings in the Country with the announcement that the Yorkshire International Business Convention (YIBC) is coming to the town.

This prestigious event, which in the past has welcomed speakers as diverse as Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama, will be hosted at Magna on 28 March 2014 and is expected to emphasise Rotherham’s already impressive commitment to innovative business practises.

Set to be formally launched at The Advanced Manufacturing Park in September, YIBC now in its 18th year will bring together delegates from business and the professions to network and celebrate the regions achievements.


YIBC Founder Mike Firth said “We are delighted to be bringing our event to Rotherham and the Sheffield City Region.  We will deliver a full day of World Class speakers who will inspire, educate and entertain our delegates.

“The YIBC experience works equally well for all sizes of business. The networking opportunities are second-to-none and over the years many have commented on deals done on the day. Our aim is to send delegates away buzzing with ideas.

“The convention helps to prove that even in this difficult economic climate, problems can be tackled and overcome in a variety of ways.  A new idea, working smarter, a change of direction or even, as the Dalai Lama put it, abandoning greed.

“It’s also a fantastic way of celebrating the business success of Yorkshire, and especially, as it’s being held in the town, the continuing success of Rotherham”.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Roger Stone, added: “There’s no doubt about it, Rotherham is a business success. From the world-leading Advanced Manufacturing Park to the burgeoning town centre, Rotherham is buzzing with business.

“We’re incredibly proud to be able to welcome, and host, The Yorkshire International Business Convention.  It’s a prestigious event which has helped to further put the region on the map in terms of business innovation and advancement.

“YIBC will bring the kind of speakers, and guests, which have graced the convention in the past two decades. “I’d like to thank Mike for all his hard work and enthusiasm in bringing the YIBC to our town, I can’t wait.”

“Having business leaders from not only Yorkshire, but the entire country, here in Rotherham will be a fantastic business boost for the town, as they will get to see the incredible strides made here in terms of investment and innovation.

For any further information or sponsorship enquiries, please contact Mike on 01924 422193.