Bristol Growth Summit

Friday October 11, 8am – 12pm followed by lunch

SS Great Britain, Bristol

The Growth Summit in Bristol took place on October 11. This invitation-only event, hosted by The Times, The Sunday Times and KPMG was a key part of the nationwide CEO network that we are building as an extension of The Times CEO Summit in June. 

We convened FTSE CEOs with high growth entrepreneurs, policy makers, university leaders and The Times & The Sunday Times journalists from Bristol and Bath to discuss how different industries and sectors can prosper during this pivotal period of both uncertainty and opportunity.

Our audience comprised business leaders, influencers, innovators and policy makers - inspirational and connected men and women who are focused on shaping the future of Britain's economy. We spent a morning sharing insights and experiences around embracing disruption, driving innovation and debating new strategies for growth as we prepare for Brexit.

Thank you to all who joined us.

Richard Fletcher
Business Editor,
The Times

Oliver Shah
Business Editor,
The Sunday Times

Andrew Hodgson
Bristol Senior Partner,
KPMG UK

Key topics

TECH: Driving Innovation
Why the Bristol region is a contender on the world stage – from semiconductors to medtech – and what more we can do to drive inclusive growth and innovation.

TALENT: Picking Winners
Investor insights on developing scale-ups, how they make bets on companies to succeed and trends for the future.

TRENDS: A Better Bristol
What we are doing to make the city and region grow and what's holding us back.  

TRADE: Trading Nation  
CEOs across a range of sectors give their takes on meeting the challenge of exporting and what’s needed to boost international trade.

Agenda

8.00am

Registration, breakfast and networking

8.30am

Welcome from The Times/The Sunday Times and KPMG

8.40am

In conversation with Nigel Toon, CEO, Graphcore
One of two Bristol-based unicorns, Nigel will share the story of semiconductor company Graphcore's growth, which is set to revolutionise AI and define the future of machine intelligence.

9.00am

TECH: Driving Innovation:
Why the Bristol region is a contender on the world stage – from semiconductors to medtech – and what more we can do to drive inclusive growth and innovation.

9.30am

TALENT: Picking Winners:
Investor insights on developing scale-ups, how they make bets on companies to succeed and trends for the future.

10.00am

Coffee break

10.30am

TRENDS: A Better Bristol:
What we are doing to make the city and region grow and what's holding us back.

11.00am

TRADE: Trading Nation:
CEOs across a range of sectors give their takes on meeting the challenge of exporting and what's needed to boost international trade.

11.45am

Close

12.00pm

Lunch

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