On Thursday 7 July 2022, Tees Valley Business Summit will take place at Teesside University Students’ Union, enabling ambitious companies to meet with new suppliers and potential new customers.

Delivered by UMi, this year marks the first time since 2019 that the summit will be able to take place in person, giving the region’s business community an opportunity to come together and discuss the new economic landscape.

Free to attend for delegates, previous years have seen almost 900 visitors descend on Teesside University to learn new skills and take part in a series of seminars and workshops.

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Over 50 exhibitors have signed up to showcase themselves at this year’s event, and interested companies can secure their exhibition stand today for £349+VAT.

Representatives from Tees Valley Combined Authority will also be providing updates on some of the most exciting developments reshaping the region’s economy and explaining how local businesses can get involved.

From plans for Teesworks, the UK’s largest and most connected industrial zone, to the Freeport status that covers approximately 4,500 acres across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, there has never been a better time to bring people together and discuss the future at Tees Valley Business Summit.

Nicki Clark, Chief Executive at UMi, said: “We are delighted to be delivering this event to help businesses across the region do more and go further.

“Tees Valley Business Summit has historically been one of the biggest and best attended business events and after two years of COVID-19, we can’t wait to meet face-to-face again with the individuals and organisations that are driving Teesside forward.

“We are also excited to hear more about how local businesses can take advantage of the opportunities coming from Teesside’s Freeport status and other economic regeneration projects.”

The Business Summit is supported by a number of regional partners including the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority, Tees Valley Business, Teesside University and North East Enterprise Agency.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen added: “Tees Valley Business Summit is always one of the highlights in the calendar for our brilliant local companies and now we can meet in person once again, I’m sure all the delegates will be even more excited to come together, network, make new connections and renew old ones.

“With Teesworks, the Teesside Freeport, our ever-growing low-carbon sector and investments big and small right across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, we’re facing unparalleled opportunity for our economy, region and firms. I’d urge all businesses to exhibit or come along to see how they can play their part in our success.”