Thursday, March 27, 2014

News: Political heavyweights plus referee added to YIBC lineup


Political heavyweights Michael Portillo and John Prescott will go head to head at this year's Yorkshire International Business Convention (YIBC) at Magna in Rotherham, with the world's best referee in attendance, in case it gets out of hand.

One of the leading business events in continental Europe, the convention began in 1995 and has attracted some of the biggest and most recognisable names from across the globe. In 2013, YIBC was held at Bridlington Spa, attracting 700 delegates and speakers. The next event will take place at The Magna Science Adventure Centre on May 16.

Michael and John will go head-to-head in a discussion about the current state of the economy, no doubt throwing in interesting anecdotes about their time in Westminster.

Former Conservative Party Cabinet Minister turned broadcaster, Michael, was a strong admirer of Margaret Thatcher while former Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Party MP, John, was a trade union activist, often seen as the political link to the working class. Prescott will have homefield advantage having been brought up in nearby Brinsworth.

Completing the speaker line-up for the event is football referee Howard Webb. As part of this appearance, he will reflect on, amongst other things, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and his thoughts ahead of this summer's World Cup Finals in Brazil.

Previously announced speakers include Robert Peston, business editor at BBC News and former financial editor of the Financial Times, Rosie Swale-Pope MBE, Brian Blessed and Richard Noble OBE.

Mike Firth, founder of YIBC, said: "With the addition of John, Michael and Howard to the speaker programme in Rotherham we are sure that we'll provide a unique YIBC experience to the delegates.

"The vision is that the YIBC event will become an established annual event within Sheffield City Region, and in order to achieve this it is important that this inaugural event is of a calibre to kick-start this legacy."

YIBC website

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