NGC Networks Named Headline Sponsor of WBC

NGC Networks, the local telecommunications and internet technology solutions specialist, has been named as headline sponsor for the Wakefield Business Conference (WBC) 2018.

Taking place at the heart of Wakefield Business Week on Wednesday 3rd October at Unity Hall, WBC will focus on the growth and prosperity of the Wakefield district.

Nikki Guest, Director of NGC Networks, said: “As a previous exhibitor we recognise and appreciate the value of WBC for district-wide businesses. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to network with like-minded individuals and share their experiences. By becoming a headline sponsor we can show our own support, whilst also increasing our own presence.”

As exclusive launch partner for Gigabit City Wakefield, an exciting initiative providing ultrafast gigabit internet connectivity, NGC Networks will showcase the benefits that this solution can bring to local businesses.

Nikki added: “During the conference we’ll be putting the spotlight on Gigabit City Wakefield. We want to dispel the myths so that we can encourage more businesses to take advantage of this fantastic initiative.

“Our connectivity offers huge benefits for business, it is actually more affordable than many may realise and there is also funding support available to help cover costs. Put simply, Gigabit City Wakefield and other technologies can transform the way a business operates. We are hosting a workshop at the event to explain in more detail how local businesses can get involved.”

Building upon the success of the 2017 conference, 24 exhibitors will showcase their products and services to more than 300 delegates who are expected to attend across the day.

FREE to delegates that register for the day, the WBC will also host four key seminars: Wakefield’s role within the growth of the Northern Powerhouse by Andrew McPhillips, Chief Economist for the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP); The Vision of the Wakefield District by Paul Swinney, Head of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities; What role can local business play in accelerating district-wide growth?; and Rethinking Yorkshire – Rethinking Wakefield?

Workshops delivering practical skills and information to take home and apply to business, as well as networking opportunities, will also be key WBC features.

WBC is hosted by Mid Yorkshire Chamber in partnership with Wakefield Bondholders. Taking place on Wednesday 3rd October, it sits at the heart of Wakefield Business Week (Monday 1st to Friday 5th October) which is delivered by Wakefield First as a platform for celebrating business success, bringing companies and individuals together to connect and collaborate.

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