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Speakers are invited on all the themes and topics below, although any other topics within the overall theme of International Enterprise Promotion will also be welcome. Submissions in Workshops C, E and M can still be considered. Click here

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David Brooksbank

Gary McEwan

A - Advancing entrepreneurship education – inspiring young people
(19 presentations accepted)

A1 Graduate entrepreneurship and enterprise education policy and strategy

A2 Enterprise education in schools – case studies and model programmes

A3 Enterprise education methods and experiential learning – case studies

A4 Business games and enterprise simulations for schools and colleges

A5 Enterprise education and training in developing economies

A6 International youth enterprise case studies and knowledge transfer

Track Partner: Enterprise Educators UK & Shell LiveWIRE

Facilitator:  David Brooksbank, Director of Enterprise, Cardiff School of Management, UWIC

Facilitator:  Gary McEwan, Chief Executive, Enterprise North East Trust (QAEP 2005) 


George Derbyshire

Terry Owens

B - Business creation and development - stimulating start-ups
(20 presentations accepted)

B1 Business birth-rate strategy as part of economic development policy

B2 Stimulating start-ups and helping unemployed to become self-employed

B3 Creating and supporting micro-businesses in developing economies

B4 Business, incubation & innovation centres, science parks & technology clusters

B5 Business angels and venture capital funds for business start-up and growth

B6 Micro-finance and other novel financial initiatives in developing economies

Track Partners: A4e Education & Enterprise and UKSPA UK Science Park Association

Facilitator:  George Derbyshire, Chief Executive, National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

Facilitator:  Terry Owens, Director, A4E and Enterprise GB (QAEP 2007) 



Robert Ashton

Caroline Theobald


C - Community groups and social enterprises – inspiring social benefits
(18 presentations accepted)

C1 Social and community enterprise development and fundraising #

C2 Encouraging enterprise in rural communities and remote regions

C3 Ethnic and minority enterprise development + benefits of global linkages

C4 Cultural and creative industries - developing personal skills into businesses

C5 Encouraging enterprise amongst mature entrepreneurs - male and female

C6 Women’s entrepreneurship development - gender and family-life issues

Track Partners: Prime & Prowess

Facilitator: Robert Ashton, Author, "How to be a Social Entrepreneur", 

Facilitator: Caroline Theobald, Managing Director, Bridge Club Ltd (QAEP 2007) 

Rory MccGwire

Zulf Ali

E - E-business, e-learning, e-marketing - and now social networking!
(15 presentations accepted)

E1 Transition to a knowledge-based economy – best practices in ICT

E2 E-business development and implementation in a global economy

E3 Website design, content, marketing and search engine optimisation

E4 E-learning, podcasting, technology transfer and digital support networks

E5 Social networking for small businesses – meeting, facing, linking & twittering

E6 Innovations in small business financing and computer accounting systems

Track Partners: Cobweb & BHP Solutions

Facilitator:  Rory MccGwire, Chief Executive, BHP Information Solutions Ltd, Bristol

Facilitator:  Zulf Ali, Managing Director, Zentek Solutions Ltd (QAEP 2008) 



Graham Hales

Ken Nelson

M - Management and business development for global growth
(14 presentations accepted)

M1 Critical factors, models and HR strategies for success – case studies

M2 Marketing methods for small businesses & importance of branding

M3 Small business globalisation issues and export promotion programmes

M4 Training of entrepreneurs and small business owners and managers

M5 Intellectual property protection and technology commercialisation

M6 Knowledge transfer partnerships and corporate spin-out processes

Track Partners: Institute of Business Consulting & Chartered Institute of Marketing

Facilitator: Graham Hales, Yorkshire Regional Chair, Institute of Business Consulting

Facilitator: Ken Nelson, Chairman, Enterprise Northern Ireland  (QAEP 2010)


Tony Robinson

Paul Davidson



S - Supporting small business development – new tools and techniques
(19 presentations accepted)

S1 National and regional programmes of entrepreneurship support

S2 Innovations in small business support policies and procurement schemes

S3 Small business management development, mentoring and coaching #

S4 Accreditation and impact assessment for business support organisations #

S5 Entrepreneurship and SME development in developing economies

S6 International aid agencies supporting development of entrepreneurship

Track Partners: SFEDI & Commonwealth Secretariat

Facilitator:  Tony Robinson OBE, Founder & Executive Director, SFEDI

Facilitator:  Paul Davidson, Chief Executive, Bolton Business Ventures (QAEP 2010) 


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