Connect Sheffield set for Success as Full Speaker Line-up and Exhibitor List Announced

Over 70 exhibitors and a line-up of prestigious speakers are set to exhibit at Sheffield’s new business conference and exhibition, Connect Sheffield. Organised by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and SIV, the event will take place on the 18th October at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

With over 300 delegates set to attend, the event aims to inform business of the latest local and national issues affecting Sheffield City Region. The full programme of speakers, which include senior inspirational business leaders from across the region and beyond, include:

  • Paul Griffiths – Managing Director, Phase 2 at HS2 Ltd
  • Jill Davies – Chief Executive, Westfield Health
  • Juliette Healey – Agent, Bank of England
  • Dr Adam Marshall – Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Professor Chris Husbands -Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University

Richard Wright, Executive Director of the Chamber, said:

“We are delighted to put together such a great line up of speakers who will really balance the need for businesses to know about the local, regional, national and international landscape in which we all operate.

“Sheffield has needed a major business conference for some years and we have decided to bite the bullet at Sheffield Chamber and get one organised. We recognise the need for businesses in the region to do business with each other (rather than going externally) but also to attract customers from outside in this rapidly changing world.

“With over 70 exhibitors, including some of the best organisations in the city and region, we believe this can become a focal point for many years to come as we proudly exhibit what we are good at, and learn about the issues we need to know to be successful in the future. Knowledge is so important now and this is where you will get it. Please book on and come and support us.”

Connect Sheffield is proudly sponsored by Gripple, Sheffield Hallam University, City Fibre and Business Sheffield. The event is free to attend and more information on the programme for the day can be found at