American Express – Global Business Sponsor


At American Express, we’re dedicated to offering commercial payment and lending solutions to businesses and organisations of all sizes.

We work with businesses to help them identify where our payment tools can be applied, including international payment capabilities. Whether you need to pay your supplier in China or protect your margins from currency volatility, we can put together an international payments solution tailored to your business.

BMW Fleet & Business Sales – Automotive Partner


Positioned at the forefront of sustainable motoring, BMW is renowned globally for coupling pure driving pleasure with its efforts in reducing emissions. Delivering a new understanding of premium defined by sustainability, BMW i includes visionary electric vehicles such as the innovative BMW i3 and the revolutionary BMW i8.

We are also proud to have the largest selection of plug-in hybrids on the market; the BMW iPerformance range. Using a combination of petrol and electric power, our iPerformance range delivers all the styling and performance you’d expect from a BMW, with the fuel-efficiency of a plug-in hybrid. Available across the 2, 3, 5, 7 and X5 models, the range includes intelligent adaptations such as Predictive Energy Management and optional eDrive mode.

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Flanders Investment & Trade – Showcase Sponsor

Flanders Investment & Trade is the government agency of Flanders (Belgium) that offers a wide range of specialised services to companies in Flanders and abroad. Foreign companies intending to set up a business in Flanders are entitled to free consultation services on all aspects of their investment from financing options and tax benefits to site location, recruitment of personnel and contact persons. With over 76 offices worldwide, Flanders Investment & Trade is well represented in the major countries.

Flanders Investment & Trade, Flanders House, 1A Cavendish Square, London W1G 0LD
T: +44 (0) 20 7307 7710, E:, W:


Biznes Lubelskie – Content and Showcase Sponsor

Biznes Lubelskie is an initiative of the administration of Lubelskie Region in Poland aimed at supporting foreign companies interested in establishing their business in our region, as well as Polish companies expanding internationally. Whether a company is relocating, expanding, or establishing new facilities, there are a multitude of complex internal and external factors impacting those decisions. Our one-stop shop applies a single-point-of-contact approach to providing all-encompassing business advisory services. A dedicated investment advisor (Investment Pilot) will:

• define the investment project and main decision drivers
• present comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information on the economic potential of the region
• share comprehensive, reliable and current information about investment incentives and related procedures
• present profiled business information about the region and prepare investment site listings
• facilitate companies throughout the investment process, i.e. from start to finish, often times including lobbying in the best interest of companies,
providing contacts to government agencies, etc.
• identify local companies for joint ventures and introduce suppliers and other business support organizations
• provide all-round support during investment visits, including transport, accommodation and facilities for B2B meetings

Our services are always free of charge, tailored to your business and confidential.

Get in touch: Marshal Office of Lubelskie Region, Department of Economy and International Cooperation, Trade and Investment Promotion Section,
4 Artura Grottgera St 20-029 Lublin, Poland, T: +48 (0)81 537 16 21, E:, W:

Project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the “Economic Marketing of Lubelskie Voivodeship II” project, Regional Operational Programme of the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2014-2020


St James’s Place Wealth Management – Showcase Sponsor

Our Business
The St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group specialises in delivering face-to-face wealth management advice to individuals, trustees and businesses. As well as addressing simple and straightforward issues such as mortgages and insurance, we can help to resolve more complex problems for clients, whether it be investment for growth, Inheritance Tax or retirement planning. In general, we provide reliable and expert advice for individuals and businesses seeking to achieve four principal financial objectives:

• Build and preserve your capital
• Manage your cash and borrowings
• Protect yourself against financial risk
• Manage your business more effectively

The Partnership
At the heart of our business is the St. James’s Place Partnership — the exclusive advisory arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group. Whatever your financial situation, your St. James’s Place Partner will respond with reliable and personal advice designed to suit your own requirements. We believe our success is a result of two fundamental principles that have underpinned our business since it began 25 years ago: the strength of the relationship between our Partners and their clients, and our distinctive approach to investment management.

Our Guarantee
An important point to bear in mind is that the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group guarantees the suitability of the advice given by members of the St. James’s Place Partnership when recommending any of the wealth management products and services available from companies in the group. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than the amount invested.

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Portfolio Penguin

Portfolio is Penguin’s leading business imprint, publishing cutting-edge ideas in leadership, management, entrepreneurship, finance, innovation, professional skills and narrative business. We publish forward-thinking and inspirational books that are packed full of practical advice to help you change the way you work and do business.

Our bestselling, internationally renowned authors include Eric Ries, Simon Sinek, Seth Godin and Don Tapscott.


The School of Life

The School of Life is a global organisation devoted to developing emotional intelligence. They work with businesses in two ways; they run a full programme of learning and development workshops to help develop more emotionally intelligent workplaces, and also offer brand strategy and consulting services to help businesses connect with an increasingly conscientious customer base.

The School of Life’s learning and development offering help employees function better together; forming more engaged teams and being more productive, dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial. The programme has at its heart the teaching of 20 core emotional skills, which they believe each employee needs to cultivate in order to contribute and thrive as they should. The team will take a diagnosis of your business and design a learning journey specifically tailored to your needs.

The brand consultancy team can help to define the deeper purpose and strategic direction of your organisation, working with a unique network of some of the world’s leading non-business thinkers. We can also create white papers, books, videos and animations that blur the line between art and advertising, taking inspiration from the best thinking from 2,000 years of human culture.


The University of Edinburgh Hyperloop Team

The University of Edinburgh Hyperloop Team HYPED is a multidisciplinary group of over 100 students. As constructors of the UK’s first prototype pod and winners of Hyperloop One Global Challenge, we are advancing both technical and commercial developments of the technology. Our ultimate goal is to optimize delivery of multi-modal transport systems based on the hyperloop concept.

We are seeking to collaborate with external organisations to further develop this ground-breaking technology and research its effects. With manufacturing stage of the second prototype underway, we are also exploring novel construction methods, multi-modal integration and financing models to support introduction of truly innovative infrastructure.


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