For two weeks from 21st June – 1st July the series of Expos are being held across Suffolk to bring together the big companies and SME’s for a day of exhibitions, networking and events, for schools, colleges and, in some cases, the public.
At the University of Suffolk, a day on ‘Education Beyond Teaching’ will look at career opportunities in education, not just teaching but also classroom assistants, companies involved with learning, education materials and so on. EDF is hosting Energy Days and Willis Towers Watson is holding a day on Financial Solutions. Vertas features Sustainability at Endeavour House and the Hold, while Abbeycroft Leisure in Haverhill will inspire young people into careers in Health, Fitness and Well-being.
It’s great to see businesses of all sizes coming together to create The Festival of Suffolk Business Expo, this is a really important series of headline events created for The Festival of Suffolk. We are pleased to see so many local businesses, who are already working in partnership with the Foundation, creating this opportunity to demonstrate the diversity, innovation and success of their work in Suffolk. Perhaps even more important is the commitment they are making to forge closer links and showcase opportunities for young people to find out more about the fantastic careers that are available to them in our County.
One of the businesses joining in at the Technology Day at Adastral Park is Inawisom, a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)– essentially helping businesses uncover insights/trends/issues and opportunities in their operations from the data they already have. These insights help them make informed, data-led decisions in real time to better operate today, predict and improve the future. From Financial Services to Manufacturing they are working with companies across the globe to help them leverage AI/ML to impact areas from improving customer service to predicting the failure of vital machinery.
We will be using our portfolio of services to inspire and educate the young people who attend. We have a fabulous range of fun and interactive activities planned to support the event which will take place in the inspiring venue, Endeavour House. By the end of the day the young people will understand that offering services to our customers in a sustainable manner is key to our future success. They will have had an opportunity to be creative and practical, learnt about recycling, sampled some unusual food and solved a puzzle to unlock the final surprise.
- There is a whole series of fantastic events and activities happening between May and October 2022. Some of these are unique to the Festival, some are the regular annual treats that we already know and love from around the county, and in our own local communities. The Festival is a celebration of Suffolk during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that brings all communities together in joyful celebration and creates a powerful legacy to increase the visibility of our county and improve local lives for many years to come.
- Our legacy goal is the build a Festival Fund of £5m by 2025, to be given in grants to help charities, community groups and social enterprises working in these six areas: . Opportunity and Education, Health and Well-being, Community. Enterprise, the Environment and Culture and Tourism (These are the Festival themes).