Showcasing the North East’s rich opportunities

April 6, 2021

After a year of adapting to remote working, back-to-back online meetings and an absence of face-to-face contact, RTC North is excited to be hosting an immersive and engaging digital showcase.

On July 8, the one-day showcase North East 2021 event will be delivered collaboratively by both the Supply Chain North East and the Innovate UK Edge programmes, in order to promote the region’s great SMEs.

In addition to allowing delegates the opportunity to hear from notable industry leaders, there will also be the chance to network on a one-to-one basis with business owners.

The event will highlight a number of industrial sectors, including transport, construction, health and life sciences and space, as well as focusing on digital, energy and utilities.

Jamie Ollivere, managing director at RTC North, says: “In light of the EU exit and the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains are being redrawn and we want to ensure where there is potential for local content, we highlight those opportunities, make the right connections and bolster business resilience.

“Naturally, where new supply chain opportunities present, there is also an opportunity for innovation within our business base.

“For this reason, our Supply Chain and Innovate UK Edge teams are working together on this.

“But this is only the start. On July 8, we highlight some of the challenges but going forward our teams are here to help SMEs follow through and make the most of new opportunities.”

Throughout the day, delegates will be able to explore the wider opportunities available locally, promote their potential and illustrate collaboration opportunities here in the North East.

From business speed networking, to one-to-one meeting and virtual meetups, there is something to suit every industry professional.

With a stellar line-up of speakers and a wide variety of attendees, this event will provide a fantastic boost to the local spring networking agenda.

Working together, both the Supply Chain North East and Innovate UK Edge programmes have brought together a network of small companies, industry clusters, Government departments and other organisations.

This event is fully funded for all attendees and eligible exhibitors, and offers new businesses a chance to discover the advantages and benefits of attending similar events in the region.

Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with more than 800 businesses through to 2021, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets.

An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024, Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

Supply Chain North East is a multi-million-pound programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets.

The programme has received more than £3 million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Showcase North East 2021
Anyone interested in taking part in Showcase North East 2021 can book tickets by visiting www.supplychainnortheast.co.uk or calling 0191 516 4400.

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