Brexit and skills to top the agenda at the Business of Science conference in Liverpool

Event at the Hilton hotel later this month will also cover topics such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) attraction and business engagement. Tony McDonough reports

Hilton Hotel
Business of Science conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool city centre


Liverpool city region’s knowledge economy will take centre stage at a major conference later this month.

This year’s Business of Science event takes place on Thursday, May 17, and will tackle some of the key issues laid out in the city region’s growth strategy, such as Brexit, the image of science, and skills.

After being held in Manchester for the past two years the conference will take place at Liverpool’s city centre Hilton Hotel.

It will cover topics such as the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) attraction, business engagement and the acceleration of product development for the region’s future.

Opening the conference will be vice-chancellor, University of Liverpool, Professor Dame Janet Beer, who will be exploring Liverpool’s role as a centre of science. Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region  Metro Mayor will close the event.

It will include presentations, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions where attendees can listen, challenge and learn about the business of science within the city region.

Steve Bennett, managing director of Business of Science, said: “We’ve chosen Liverpool to host the third Business of Science conference because the city offers so much in terms of technology and innovation.

The conference is an opportunity for the sector to come together to hear from industry leaders, and raise awareness of the technological, environmental and political challenges required to support the region’s thriving science-related ecosystem.”

Asif Hamid, chair of Liverpool City Region LEP, added: “Hosting such an important event for the science-related industries reflects our ambition to position the city region as an international centre of excellence in tackling scientific challenges, such as infectious diseases, and ensure the city continues to thrive in globally competitive sectors.”

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