Big Event 2014

The voluntary sector contribution and role in developing the local economy

Held on Tuesday 8th July 2014, International Lawn Tennis Centre, Eastbourne

An impressive number of 175 attendees were part of the Big Event on July 8 at the International Tennis Centre in Eastbourne, which made for a very successful event, learning and networking experience. With over 40 stalls the Advice Fair was the largest yet and brought together colleagues from the voluntary and community sector, statutory partners and businesses from all over East Sussex. 

From the feedback gathered, we know that 97% of delegates would like to attend the Big Event annually; 90% stated their expectations were met and 72% rated the event as very or extremely useful. Networking was considered as one of the main priorities for attending the Big Event and 79% rated the networking opportunities as very good or excellent. 
By letting the conference delegates vote on certain questions around the topic of the day, we have identified a number of priorities for SpeakUp Forum’s joint work with East Sussex County Council and South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP), which the Forum has started tackling straight away. 
Useful resources and links from the Big Event 2014:
Questions to & Views of the VCS
Master Classes
Delegate pack

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