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The Entrepreneurs Forum Annual Conference Experience

22nd May 2009

Mark Easby

Mark Easby

Mark Easby

Written by Mark Easby,
Managing Director

From Mark’s IfWeCanYouCan Blog.

What a day. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few Entrepreneurs Forum events before, including one annual conference but none have been as inspiring or interesting as this one.

The speakers were first class. As a young business, it was very interesting to listen to presentations from the likes of Matthew Riley (Daisy Communications), Martin Lightbody (Finsbury Foods) and Richard Farleigh (Dragon’s Den) covering their experiences, both good and bad. It was inspiring to hear about the challenges, issues, and opportunities that have moulded them and their businesses while trying to apply the lessons learnt to our context.

It was also really good to meet the other finalists for the first time. It certainly seems like a great bumch of people and we will certainly be maintaining contact with some of them once the campaign has reached its climax.

Both the main conference, and the following dinner were great experience especially as there were a number of activities lined up for the finalists throughout the day (and night). These included photo shoots, audio comments and video interviews as well as being asked to stand up in front of the conference audience to be highlighted as the ‘ones to watch in the North East’, and ofcourse the Better team got “punk’d” on the evening from Diva’s Incognito….so thanks to the EF team for making us feel a little like pop stars (we even had our own custome badges!).

Here’s looking forward to next year…

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