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Tuesday, 9th November 2010

Some of the supporting organisations will be arranging optional activities for their existing and potential members on Tuesday evening, 9th November. This will offer several options for delegates to network with other delegates and members of the various organisations.

Commonwealth Networking Reception - 17.45-18.45 Harrogate International Centre (HIC)

SFEDI Sparkling Starters - 18.00-20.30 Revolution Vodka Bar

Chartered Institute of Marketing - CPD Event - Seabrook Crisps - 18.00 HIC

Institute of Business Counselling Gala Dinner - 19.00 Barcelo Majestic Hotel

Queen's Awards Dinner - 19.00 Holiday Inn (by invitation only)

For those wishing to make up their own informal groups to go out for dinner, you can download a full list of Restaurants in Harrogate here.

Optional Events

Commonwealth Networking Reception - 17.45-18.45 
HIC Level 5 (above Check-in Desk)

The Commonwealth Secretariat invite all delegates from Commonwealth Countries to an informal networking reception on Level 5 of the Harrogate International Centre - up the ramp or the escalator or the stairs near the Check-in Desk.  This event will be an ideal opportunity to meet senior representatives from the Commonwealth Special Advisory Services Division and also meet delegates from other Commonwealth Countries for discussions on topics of mutual interest.

Eligible delegates will be issued with one FREE DRINK ticket with their Name Badge given out at Check-in.  Other delegates will be welcome - but they will have to buy their own drinks!

After this Reception, you may wish to make up informal groups to go out to the wide selection of nearby restaurants and hotels or alternatively join one of the following events organised by CIM, IBC and SFEDI.



Sparkling Starters at Revolution Vodka Bar

All delegates are invited from 18.00 at the Revolution Vodka Bar, in the Royal Baths, Montpellier Gardens about a 2 minute walk from Harrogate International Centre (HIC).

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Canapés will be served throughout the evening and guests will be offered a complimentary drink.

The event will include an announcement of the first Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs Honorary fellows.

Event closes approximately 20.30 but the bar will remain open for those who wish to stay.

Send an e-mail to if you would like to attend or visit the SFEDI Stand in Hall D.

The flavour of marketing a national brand
Case Study: Seabrook Crisps

The Chartered Institute of Marketing are hosting a CPD event to which both CIM members and non-members are welcome.

It will be held in the Conference Suite at the Harrogate International Centre (HIC) from 18.00 featuring John Tague, Managing Director of Seabrook Crisps.

For further details and to book, click the following link:
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Free for CIM members - £25 for guests.

Registration from 18.00, the event begins at 19.00 and finishes at 20.00


Dawn Gibbins MBE

IBC Gala Dinner at Majestic Hotel
19.00 for 19.30 
 (Dress: Lounge Suit)

The local Yorkshire & Humber Region of the Institute of Business Consulting invite delegates to attend their Gala Dinner with reception drinks and networking, followed by a three-course dinner

Guest speaker Dawn Gibbins MBE, Channel 4's 'The Secret Millionaire'.

Music by Simply Strings, Yorkshire's favourite string trio.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with entrepreneurs from around the UK and overseas in a social and friendly atmosphere.

IBC Members £25; Non-members £30

Book by e-mail to:

Payable in advance by cheque or in cash at IBC Stand in Enterprise Expo, HIC Hall D.

Queen's Awards Holders' VIP Dinner at Holiday Inn

Holders of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion and our Major Sponsors are being invited to a private dinner. 19.00 for 19.30.

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Main Supporters

The Queen's Awards

Santander Business Banking -

Yorkshire Bank

A4e Enterprise & Education -

National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative

Young Enterprise -

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