International Tennis Shrewsbury

Record Bookings for this year's Business Leaders Breakfast

Over 165 delegates have booked to attend the Business Leaders’ Breakfast this year, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 17 October at The Shrewsbury Club during the week of the ITF World Tennis Tour W100 in Shrewsbury.

The Business Leaders’ Breakfast is the major economic growth event run each year by the Invest in Shropshire team at Shropshire Council and the morning will bring businesses up-to-date on major plans and funding activity and will introduce some of the leading projects funded by UKSPF set to benefit communities and businesses across Shropshire.

The morning’s presentations will also take a glimpse into the future. Firstly, with a look at the shape of the county in 2050 and the bold and ambitious approach Shropshire Council is taking. Secondly, Paul McGillivray, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Shrewsbury-based company, Remote will look at the paradigm shift Artificial Intelligence (AI) could bring about both in the workplace and our daily lives. The morning will conclude with a Q&A session.

Councillor Mark Jones, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for growth and regeneration said: -

“This event is now established as a key event for Shropshire businesses. The Council sees it as a major vehicle to provide on update on the extensive work that is going on across the county to build a healthy economy, both now and for Shropshire’s future.

“Our look into the future involves scenario planning to make sure we are prepared for both challenges and opportunities. With our partners we are looking at major areas like transport, Shropshire’s population, employment, housing, and the environment. All of these areas are under scrutiny.”

Dave Courteen of The Shrewsbury Club said,

“Hosting the ITF World Tennis tour for the second year running has been a tremendous coup for the club and Shrewsbury. It is fitting that a business event that highlights the terrific work that is going on in the County should be showcased at an event that is beginning to attract the eyes of the world.”

The event is close to capacity currently but Invest in Shropshire have advised that recordings and slides for the presentations will be made available on the Invest in Shropshire website later next week on