Vital viewing for businesses in the Tees Valley. This video shows how important networking, open discussion and good advice from a team of experts is to Tees Valley businesses, from PD Ports to SME and charities.
Tees Valley Unlimited's 2013 Tees Valley Business Summit has helped open doors to enable hundreds of local businesses to grow and develop.
The Business Summit, held at Teesside University, was attended by almost 500 delegates and attracted some 75 exhibitors.
Keynote sessions included:
An Access to Finance briefing featuring Andrew van der Lem, from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, who spoke on the Government's new Business Bank
'Tees Valley is Open for Business', which was a panel debate demonstrating the Tees Valley as a valuable and vibrant area for business
Steph McGovern, one of the BBC's leading economic commentators, who gave her take on Tees Valley's economic outlook
The Summit showcased Tees Valley's commercial expertise, know how and skills available in a wide range of sectors.
It also provided extensive networking opportunities as well as workshops and one-to-one advice meetings to help delegates expand their commercial knowledge.