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5 - 15 October 2020

BCBF 2020 BOOSTS BLACK COUNTRY’S GLOBAL PRESENCE

The third Black Country Business Festival drew to a close this afternoon [Thursday 15 October] after nine days which have comprised 96 registered business events and nearly 900 businesses that made it happen! This year’s festival - which has been 83 per cent digital - has seen nearly 2000 registrations to attend the events. Being largely online, people from outside the Black Country have been able to take part very easily – and this has had a staggering effect on the number of international attendees which has seen an increase of 650 percent on last year! In total, there were 60 registrations from 19 different countries across the world including Afghanistan, Canada, Brazil and the USA to na

Hundreds watch live digital launch of 2020 Black Country Business Festival

Around one hundred people tuned in to watch the formal opening of the 2020 Black Country Business Festival this morning (Monday 5 October) broadcasted as a unique, live-streamed digital event. The opening was a true hybrid event featuring live-stream feeds from individuals who were being interviewed on Zoom by Corin Crane, Black Country Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, who was live in a broadcasting studio. The speakers comprised a mix of live and recorded interviews, and featured: Andy Street CBE, West Midlands mayor; Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chamber of Commerce; April Pearson Myatt, finance director at Top Tubes; Cllr Patrick Harley and Kevin O’Keefe, chief execut

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