Book now – Grand Depart, International Business Festival

Published 11th June 2014 at 9:10am

As part of the Grand Depart International Business Festival, UKTI, Welcome to Yorkshire and other partners are presenting a range of business events with many focusing on the importance of the future and future generations.

Sheffield is one of the host cities for the Grand Départ International Business Festival, with a superb series of conferences, seminars, workshops, networking sessions and opportunities to meet business representatives from around the world.

Events in Sheffield during the Grand Départ International Business Festival include Advanced Engineering & Engineering Design Seminars, a Sport Tech Match Brokerage Event, an Innovation Expo and a showcase of the region’s medical excellence at the ‘Cycle of Care’ event.  Scroll down for more information and to book on individual events.

Venue: English Institute for Sport (EISS), Sheffield

3rd July 2014, 8am-1pm – Badminton Hall

Conference for Growth – Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

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The conference allows delegates to understand, question and comment on the growth plans and strategies of the SCR Local Enterprise Partnership. It explores the national and regional environment and policies within which the growth plan will be implemented and what the private sector can do to support it.

3rd and 4th July 2014

Advanced Engineering & Engineering Design Seminars – Performance Engineering Solutions

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Bringing together the best of now and the future in a showcase of great engineering design, technology and excellence in innovation. Complemented by a series of Engineering Design Seminars.

3rd July 2014, 8.30am-4pm – Multipurpose Hall

Sport Tech Match Brokerage Event – European Enterprise Network

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Businesses, researchers and technologists will have the opportunity to meet potential foreign partners at an international matchmaking event on ‘Sport Technologies’, organised by Enterprise Europe Network in Yorkshire.

3rd July 2014, 8am-1pm – Seminar Room

Medical Future Symposium Event. Cycle of Care – Medilink

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A showcase of new technologies in the healthcare field. Focusing on joint repair and replacement and the use of new materials.

The ‘Cycle of Care’ is a unique concept that engages with all aspects of the orthopedic pathway, the patient, clinicians, technologists and researchers, to truly deliver excellence in care and performance.

Utilising facilities at the English Institute of Sport and across Sheffield, the programme will fully engage through first-hand experience – world leading expertise and technology of the Sheffield city region.

3rd July 2014, 6pm-8pm  

Cycle Design – IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)

IMechE South Yorkshire Area welcome a speaker from leading engineering firm Factor Bikes to talk about their recent developments in cycle technology, including the integration of advanced electronics into carbon frames.

3rd July 2014, 3.30- 5pm – Badminton Hall

Exploring Virtual Reality with Prosthetics – Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University presents a seminar on their innovative new Virtual Reality (VR) Headset, the Oculus Rift, and give a real insight into the potential of interactive and VR technologies.

3rd and 4th July 2014

Innovation Expo – Marketing Sheffield

The only city with a registered trademark, Made in Sheffield continues to represent a seal of world class quality, while thriving industry sectors are ensuring that the Sheffield City Region is at the forefront of innovation. A trade expo with a difference and open to all, this exhibition will showcase the pioneering businesses that are making a difference in their fields.

4th July 2014, 1pm-3pm – Badminton Hall

Performing Under Pressure – Sheffield Hallam University

Director of the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Professor of Sport Psychology for Sheffield Hallam University, Ian Maynard discusses the application of sport coaching principles to business mentality and performance.