Secretary of housing and economic development Jay Ash to headline the conference

Thursday, November 5, 2015     |     11 am – 7 pm     |     DCU Center

Planning is coming together for the Chamber’s newly re-vamped Business Expo Conference & Trade Show to be held on Thursday, November 5.

The re-imagined event, sponsored by Fallon Health and the Telegram & Gazette, will be modeled after the highly successful Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference will take place on the third floor of the DCU Center and will begin at 11 am and close at 7 pm. The later opening will provide more time for professionals whose schedules do not allow them time during the workday to attend. It will also allow exhibitor marketplace vendors to move in that morning saving them time and expense. Fewer exhibitor spaces and a reduced cost have resulted in a rise in early reservations so those interested in exhibiting should reserve now.

The luncheon, set to take place in the ballroom at noon, will feature Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Secretary Ash, a graduate of Clark University, is responsible for directing and executing Governor Baker’s agenda on housing and community development, job creation, business development, consumer affairs, and business regulation.

Two additional keynote speakers are planned during the day on topics relevant to the business community.

Workshops and seminars will serve as the bulk of the day with sessions on high-demand business topics for a diverse professional audience with time built in for attendees to visit the exhibitor marketplace. Three different topics will be explored in each of five tracks that will include human resources, marketing, information technology, sales, and business communications and management.

The conference will conclude with a networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m in the junior ballroom.

The cost for Chamber members to attend is $65 for the entire day with a non-member rate of $95. Portions of the day will be available a la carte at the conference website now under development. Tickets are on sale now.