Conference 2019

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The Shaping Portsmouth Conference will be returning to Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 18th January 2019!

The 2019 conference will be focusing on Shaping Portsmouth Together.
Between our guest speakers and panel discussions, we will be looking at how we and others can help support the community, the work our Roadmap To A Career programme is doing, and how we can celebrate our city's volunteers.

We will also have our usual roundup of what Shaping Portsmouth has been up to this year from our director, Stef Nienaltowski, an update from Portsmouth City Council's Deputy Leader, Steve Pitt, and the Shaping Portsmouth Awards.

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 The Shaping Portsmouth Awards

Each year at our conference we celebrate the great work being done in Portsmouth with the Shaping Awards in the categories below:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Shaping Portsmouth by an Individual
  • Outstanding Contribution to Shaping Portsmouth by a Company / Organisation
  • Portsmouth Ambassadors of the Year
  • New Start-Up of the Year
  • Shaping Portsmouth Community Award

The nominations are now closed and the winners are being decided! We look forward to celebrating with the winners on the 18th January.

Running Order

08:00 - Registration
08.45 - Welcome
08:50 - Portsmouth Convention Bureau - Andy Grays
09.05 - Portsmouth City Council update from Deputy Leader, Cllr Steve Pitt
09.20 - Roadmap To A Career - A panel discussion, featuring Hayden Taylor, Sarah Holmes, Justine Arnold, and Amanda Percy
09.40 - The Makers Guild
09.55 - Portsmouth Ambassadors update - Sam Cox
10:10 - Celebrating Our Creative Artists - UVG
10:20 - Destination Portsmouth Steering Group Objectives -Helen Bonser-Wilton
10:30 - Supporting Our Communities - A panel discussion, featuring Carly Butler, Lou Wilders, Sandy O’Neill, Keiran O’Toole, Clare Martin, and Annie McCabe
10:50 - Fitness Festival Update & Plans - Luke Newton
11:00 - Networking and Exhibition
12:15 - The Shaping Awards - Presented by Stef Nienaltowski and the Lord Mayor. Kindly sponsored by Southern Co-Operative
12.35 - Shaping Update - Stef Nienaltowski
12:55 - Close

The exhibitors at the conference will include the organisations below:

We would like to thank

Portsmouth Cultural Trust 2

for hosting the conference,

Portsmouth College Logo

for filming the event,

Southern Co-Operative SOLENT BLUE

for sponsoring the Shaping Portsmouth Awards, 


and Chris Brunnen of CJB Photography
for use of his photo in Stef's presentation.

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