New Year – New Name: Our successful MPs Event returns as ‘The Big Debate’

A highlight event in our region’s business calendar, Norfolk Chamber’s successful MPs Event returns for its seventh year, with a new name and a new programme.

Continuing our mission to connect, support and give voice to every business in Norfolk.  ‘The Big Debate’ will not only, as in previous years, bring together our Norfolk MPs, but will also open the floor to hear from some of Norfolk’s top business leaders, the County Council and other key influencers in the region.

As always, our format will debate the current ‘hot’ topics, that we feel are the most important to the local business community.  The proposed discussion topics are:

  • Place/Perception: What is the perception of Norfolk to those on the outside?  What steps must we take to make Norfolk stand out from the crowd?  How can we all promote the exciting and innovative opportunities available in this region?  
  • Diversity: How diverse is your workforce and does your board represent equality?  Would your business benefit from greater diversity and how about the gender pay gap?
  • Skills: Does your business struggle to recruit skilled staff and what do you think are the barriers to accessing them?  What can we do to create the future workforce?
  • Brexit: With less than 80 days to Brexit, how prepared is your business?  What are the opportunities and what are the key concerns?  What do you want to tell our MPs and what do we all need to know before 29 March 2019?

‘The Big Debate’ gives you the opportunity to highlight business opinion and put your questions on the above topics direct to the people who can influence change on your behalf.

Help us to make the debates as effective and as relevant as possible by completing our pre-event survey! It will only take a few minutes of your time and will shape the conversation at the event to highlight what’s important to you right now. Complete the survey now.

This high profile, annual policy event is a key date in the commercial calendar for the start of 2019, giving you the opportunity to engage with Norfolk MPs, as well as local businesses. 

Find out more about the event, as well as our confirmed speaker line-up, and book tickets here: The Big Debate 2019.


This event is sponsored by Greater Anglia.


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