The second annual FSB South Wales Conference, specifically for small businesses in the region, will help owners and managers understand how they can grow their businesses.

***Please note, the date for the conference has moved to 8 September (previously 24 June)***

The conference, hosted by broadcaster Sian Lloyd, will bring together businesses and experts to focus on how small businesses can accelerate their growth in a sustained and sustainable way. An exciting lineup of speakers (to be announced very soon) will highlight and discuss key areas businesses can focus on to proactively aid growth.

Event detail

Various sessions through the day will help businesses understand:

- How they can identify strategic options and plan for growth

- How they can plan their journey towards net zero

- Various kinds of finance to assist growth

- How to develop a suitable marketing and sales plan to support growth

- How to develop a committed team within a business to facilitate growth

- How FSB’s lobbying, events and member benefits can support businesses as they grow

Businesses will also be able to ask questions of speakers and network with other businesses and delegates.

Conference programme 

9.00am – 9.30am         Arrival, registration
9.30am – 9.35am         Welcome and introduction - Sian Lloyd, event host 
9.35am – 9.45am         Address from Minister for the Economy, Vaughan Gething
9.45am – 9.55am      FSB Wales perspective – Ben Cottam, Head of FSB Wales
9.55am – 10.55am     Growing your business – the roadmap – Graham Morgan, Business Doctors 
10.55am – 11.15am    Break
11.15am – 11.35am    Developing effective teams for growth – Grant Santos, Educ8
11.35am – 11.55am    Finance to assist growth – Joanna Thomas, Development Bank of Wales
11.55am – 12.15pm    A perspective on growth – Damon Rands, Ceri Maund, PureCyber
12.15pm – 12.40pm    Panel Discussion
12.40pm – 1.20pm      Lunch
1.20pm – 1.45pm        Doing better business. Why sustainability & net zero are essential to future success – Iain Cox, ecostudio 
1.45pm – 2.15pm        Planning and implementing a cost effective marketing strategy – Elli Rees, Antony Jones, Freshwater
2.15pm – 2.30pm       How FSB helps businesses grow – Peter O’Shea, FSB
2.30pm – 2.50pm        Panel Discussion
2.50pm – 3.00pm        Thanks, and close – Sian Lloyd, event host

Businesses will be able to ask questions of speakers during panel discussions, and network with other businesses and delegates during breaks.

Please note: this event is now fully booked.

Lunch will be provided, with tea and coffee available during breaks. Water will be provided throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Exhibition space 

Our exhibition stands are now fully booked.

Event Contact

Please contact Rob Basini for further information about the event.