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The Like Minds Ideas Festival Announces Marketing Partnership with the Devon Chamber of Commerce

The Like Minds Ideas Festival Announces Marketing Partnership with the Devon Chamber of Commerce

Like Minds Ideas Festival is delighted to announce its marketing partnership with the Devon Chamber of Commerce for the one-day Ideas Festival in Exeter on 29th September.

The Chamber, which operates on a non-profit basis, represents over a thousand businesses across the southwest and lobbies to improve business conditions and support growth in the region. The Chamber is a highly specialised organisation, offering a variety of services ranging from training and development courses to International Trade.

Businesses in Devon have the chance to gain unique business insights from worldwide brands Lego and LinkedIn, at the special one-day Ideas Festival entitled ‘From Startup to Scaleup’.

Over 300 entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the region will take part in immersive masterclasses, enjoy panel debates and off-site lunch sessions with guest speakers.

The latest international speakers to be announced are James Poulter, Senior Manager, Social Lead LEGO Life @ The LEGO Group, Beano Studios’ Digital and Commercial Managing Director Karen Eccles and LinkedIn’s Global Content Marketing Leader Jason A. Miller.

Confirmed speakers and masterclass workshops include:

Karime Hassan, Chief Executive and Growth Director, Exeter City Council
James Poulter, Senior Manager, Social Lead LEGO Life @ The LEGO Group
Darren Westlake, Co-Founder and CEO Crowdcube
Oli Barrett MBE, Co-founder Startup Britain
John Courtney, Founder Stockwood Ventues
Robert Camp, Managing Partner Stephens Scown LLP
Minter Dial, Founder of The Myndset
Bindi Karia, Bindi Ventures
Glenn Woodcock, Exeter City Futures
Luke Lang, Crowdcube
Jason Miller, Global Content Marketing Lead, LinkedIn
Janet Coyle, Director, London & Partners
Karen Eccles, MD, Commercial, Beano Studios
Kate Doodson, Cosmic Digital Transformation
Julie Walker, Joint CEO Cosmic UK
Katie Bell, Commercial Director, Beano Studios

Chris Moss, Mav3rick, How to Encourage Creativity Immersive Masterclass
Stephen Bateman, Your Marketing Funnel Immersive Masterclass
Deri Llewelyn–Davis, Strategy on a Page Immersive Masterclass
Dan Simmons, Propellia, Thought Leadership Immersive Masterclass
Glenn Le Santo, Orange Business Services, Content Marketing Immersive Masterclass

Classes will cover various topic areas including Digital Transformation, Thought Leadership and Creativity in Business. Like Minds founder Andrew Ellis comments:

“We are delighted to be bringing the Like Minds Ideas Festival to Exeter, after successful events in New York, Helsinki, Bristol and London, for a day of inspirational speakers and exciting master classes. We are grateful for Devon Chamber’s support and look forward to joining with them to welcome the many innovative and entrepreneurial businesses attending the festival.”

George Cowcher, CEO of Devon Chamber of Commerce comments:

“Devon Chamber is pleased to support this initiative that will assist business formation and business growth. The event has a highly impressive line-up of speakers and promises to be an most inspiring day for our regions’ businesses.”

Whilst all Early Bird and “Buddy Up” tickets have sold out, a buy 10, get one free offer is available to businesses.

For more information, regarding the speaker and masterclass line up and to book, please visit:

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