The Entrepreneurs Conference

Inspire’s Entrepreneurs Conference is back for 2017

Offering a new experience to inform, inspire and motivate established business owners and entrepreneurs across the South Coast.

The Entrepreneurs Conference will provide powerful insights and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and personal experiences.
This year’s conference will focus on breaking through the barriers and succeeding against all the odds. We have a line-up of inspirational speakers sharing their entrepreneurial stories and advice on how to drive your business forward, challenge your thinking and gain fresh ideas.

Watch the highlights from the 2016 conference and hear what some of our guests had to say.

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Entrepreneurs Conference 2016

We have certainly lived up to our name with the incredible success of our 2016 Entrepreneurs’ Conference at the Bournemouth International Centre!

With an electric atmosphere from the start, the much anticipated, invite-only business conference exceeded all expectations. Attended by 190 of the South Coast’s most eminent entrepreneurs and with a lineup of high profile guest speakers, this truly was a meeting of great minds and an opportunity for the South Coast’s brightest to share their knowledge, insights and experience.

Our handpicked speakers included National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys; Former Royal Marine and Captain of the England Rugby Sevens team, Greg Barden; Global Market Strategist for JP Morgan and TV spokesperson, Alex Dryden; Founder of the MCM Creative Group, Neil Crespin; award-winning businesswoman and co-author of Rainbow Recipes, Barbara Cox; and successful ‘techpreneur’, Matt Hawkins.

“It was an incredible day that words cannot describe. There is no doubt the conference will be back for 2017!”

Warren Munson

Managing Director, Inspire

Guests couldn’t help but be inspired as each speaker took to the stage

Barbara Cox spoke about nutritionally fuelling your body for success; Neil Crespin shared the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey in the world of media; Greg Barden described how his experience as a Royal Marine and Captain of the England Rugby Sevens has helped him become a successful entrepreneur; Alex Dryden gave his insightful and surprisingly positive take on the US election and Brexit; Matt Hawkins was interviewed about how he sold his successful high tech business and is now reinvesting in business incubators to support other entrepreneurs; and Adventurer Alastair Humphreys bought the conference to a close with an inspiring talk on life as an adventure, and delegates came away from the day’s event knowing they, too, are capable of great things.

Some fantastic testimonials from the day include

“I was extremely impressed with this event. It was evidently very useful for networking. The speakers (present company accepted!) were inspiring, and engaging. The event was slick, fun and interesting.”

Alastair Humphreys

Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker

“I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday and was very impressed with what a fantastic job you all did, great mix of informative speakers and a bit of fun.”

Nigel Heslington

Regal Holiday Homes

“I’ve lost count of the amount of conferences I’ve been to over the years but the Inspire event has most definitely stood out from the rest.”

Alex Stillman


“Not what I expected. I thought the speakers showed a lot of humanity; very personal stories that I could relate to.”

Adam Covell

ECA Architecture & Planning

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