Local businesses are invited to find out about Portsmouth City Council's vision for the city, hear from key speakers and network with partner organisations, at a free breakfast networking event on Friday 6 March 2020.
The annual Future Portsmouth event takes place from 7.30am - 10am at the Village Hotel, Lakeside North Harbour. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, will be sharing the vision for Portsmouth and there will be an opportunity to ask the questions that really matter about the great waterfront city.
There will also be a chance to find out about the Economic Development and Regeneration Strategy 2020-2036 and updates on the Skills and Labour Market strategy 2020-2025. Hear first-hand from large and small companies about how they are addressing skills and talent needs within the city. Find out more about how businesses are utilising the many projects and programmes available to support the growth of a successful workforce, and hear about opportunities to get the most from the current apprenticeship training models.
Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture and City Development at Portsmouth City Council, said: "This is a chance for local companies, large and small, to get information first-hand on exciting projects in the pipeline, and to ask the questions that matter to them.
There will be a big emphasis on how local companies are addressing their skills and training needs. It's also a chance to network with like-minded businesses over an informal breakfast, visit exhibition stands and hear some great speakers. This is always a major event on the business calendar and I'd urge businesses to book as soon as possible."
To book and for more information, businesses should visit the EventBrite page. Places are limited to one delegate per organisation.
The event is organised by Portsmouth City Council and supported by the University of Portsmouth, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Learning Providers and the Solent Apprenticeship Hub.