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Meet the buyer at regional conference
2:48pm Friday 7th September 2012 in Business
MANUFACTURING and engineering companies are preparing to showcase their businesses at a conference in the region next month.
Octoberfest 2012 will feature a keynote speech from Phil Handley, managing director of Caterpillar, when it takes place on Thursday, October 18, at the Xcel Centre, in Newton Aycliffe , County Durham.
He is expected to speak on current affairs in business in an interview with South Tyneside Business Network’s David Baxter. Durham County Council’s portfolio holder for economic regeneration, Councillor Neil Foster, is also expected to speak.
Also confirmed as participating are sponsors Nissan, along with Hitachi Rail Europe, with the latter expected to give a progress update.
The event will again feature a “meet the buyer” programme, which gives exhibiters one-on-one introductions to buyers with some of the biggest names in the defence, automotive, consumer electronics, lighting and power industries.
Companies already lined up to participate include American Air Filters, BAE Systems, Narec, Parkers, and the MoD.
With up to 100 exhibitors also expected, organisers hope to exceed last year’s footfall of almost 1,000 visitors.
Go to durhamoktoberfest.org.uk
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