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Automated Reality, The Hoop Guy and backstage tour of MTC Training Centre all on offer at conference for small firms says FSB’s Linsey Luke

FSB have just set the agenda for its annual small business conference, offering businesses the chance to meet and network with fellow business owners from across the region. 

This free event is open to all business owners and their guests and is being held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre. Businesses will get an exclusive back stage tour of the MTC’s state-of-the-art training centre, which is giving new recruits the opportunity to train and learn alongside some of the world’s leading experts in manufacturing and engineering. 

This year’s speakers include Ollie Clarke from Modern Dream and John Parnell from The Hoop Guy Ltd. 

Ollie is an expert in gaming having released 20+ games and led production on 5 released games. He was selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2013 when he established Modern Dream and released Typing of the Dead: Overkill for SEGA. Ollie is proud to be an ambassador for Special Effects and his goal is to serve and help grow the games industry through great games.

Ollie will talk about the exciting breakthroughs in Augmented Reality technology and its potential to facilitate productive collaborations in a compelling new way. New AR platforms from major companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Google will offer the greatest opportunity for businesses since the launch of the smartphone just ten years ago.

Nuneaton based business owner John, aka the Hoop Guy found fame on the last series of Britain’s Got Talent where he showcased his hula-hoop skills and made it to the live finals. John has since been chosen as one of this year’s Small Business Saturdays, Small Biz 100. The Hoop Guy Ltd specialise in working with both primary and secondary schools helping get children fitter and more active. At the conference we will hear about John’s exciting business journey and his plans for the future. 

The conference is one of the many events taking place as part of the CW Business Festival, which is being held between 20th November and 1st December 2017. The festival includes a wide-ranging programme of business events hosted by local organisations from across the region and will bring Coventry & Warwickshire businesses together on an annual basis under one unified banner. Similarly,

the Business Festival will provide a great platform to show the rest of the world Coventry & Warwickshire’s strengths and investment potential and will place our region at the heart of UK business.

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