Thursday 10th October 2024
Showground, Wadebridge

Event Seminars & Masterclass’s

Below are the Seminars & Masterclass’s for 2023.

Join us in the Masterclass suites for daily 25-minute drop-in talks, presented by experts in the field of business. Our comprehensive Masterclass programme is free to attend for all visitors and no booking is necessary. Browse this years speaking lineup below.

Masterclass’s are free and open to all visitors. No booking is necessary.

MasterClass Suite 1

10am: UK Shared Property Fund’s £10M Grant Funding: Boost Your Business and Cornwall’s Good Growth

Delivered by The Growth Hub

In this Masterclass we will go through the basic criteria, what we can and cannot fund and what we are looking for in a positive economic, environmental and social impact.

11am: Export Finance

Delivered by UK Export Finance

Exporting brings significant benefits to businesses with increased turnover, profitability, and resilience although also brings additional challenges, particularly around the funding required to fulfil orders and management of working capital. Tim Burden, Export Finance Manager for UKEF, addresses the types of funding available from Banks and others, the distinction between capital and debt funding, support available from UKEF, and management of cash when taking on orders with longer fulfilment times.

12pm: Is Your Business Ready for the Digital Switch Over?

Delivered by Wildanet

In 2025, the copper landline network (that’s used across the UK for telephone communications) is being switched off and businesses (as well as homeowners) will need to make the switch to having all telephone communications routed through a digital connection instead. In this session, we’ll explain more about the switch over, and what measures you can start putting in place now to help get your business ready

1pm: Taking payments by card? Key data security considerations from the South West’s leading PCI DSS QSAC

Delivered by Securious

If your organisation takes card payments, you’re responsible for protecting cardholder data and being compliant with PCI DSS. And, with the introduction of PCI DSS v4.0, you need to understand what the changes to PCI mean for you, as the deadline for meeting the requirements is fast approaching.

During our masterclass, we’ll talk through everything you need to do to ensure you’re compliant and your customer data is secure.

MasterClass Suite 2

10:30am: Intellectual Property Storybook – Freddie Noble – Patent Attorney

Delivered by Albright – IP

Are you sitting comfortably…? Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs often make the news, but what are the real stories behind the headlines? Freddie Noble, patent attorney at Albright IP, will take you through some recent and not-so-recent cases in the world of intellectual property and discuss what lessons there might be for your business. This is for everyone concerned about protecting their innovation, brand or creativity.

11:30am: How can I tell if my business is cyber secure?

Delivered by Cool Waters Cyber

Give clients confidence that their data is secure, open new markets and sleep better knowing your business or charity is properly protected against ransomware and cyber crime. You will learn how to do all this and more in todays session led by award winning Cyber Security expert Mark Faithfull as he explains the benefits and challenges of gaining cyber accreditations such as Cyber Essentials, Cyber Assurance and ISO 27001.

12:30pm: Unlocking Mobile Engagement: Master Mobile Messaging for Small Business Success

Delivered by Hullo

For 20 years, we’ve led the way in mobile engagement, powering enterprise giants like FedEx, Vodafone, and P&G in delivering successful campaigns. Now, we’re bringing our expertise to empower small businesses with ‘hullo.’ Whether you need to connect with Customers & Visitors, Volunteers & Supporters, or Fans & Followers, our 20-minute masterclass will show you how to supercharge your digital engagement through hullo’s conversation channel in a focused, interactive session

1:30pm: Top tips for successful holiday letting 

Delivered by Cornish Cottage Holidays

South West Business Development Manager at Cornish Cottage Holidays, Melanie Pascoe, shares her top tips on successfully letting your holiday home. Drawing on her 20 years’ experience, as well as insightful regional and national booking data, she analyses the current letting market, offering a wealth of insights. With Melanie’s advice, holiday home owners can ensure their property is set up to reach its full booking and income potential in 2024.

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