THE county’s economic growth and development will be the main subject matter of The Sussex Economic Forum 2017 conference.

It takes place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel on Friday with up to 750 delegates attending.

High-profile keynote speakers include economists, politicians, local government bodies, public-private partnerships and universities.

Attending delegates will comprise many of the county’s businesses, members of the chambers of commerce, local government bodies and its numerous institutions.

The two-day conference will open on Thursday with a gala business dinner which will include a top keynote speaker.

Speakers will provide key messages and insights relating to the future of business in the county and the country as a whole.

They will offer delegates insight into the present and future corporate markets, share the latest trends and demonstrate market forecasts.

Economic growth in Sussex leads to major improvements in living standards and helps to expand its existing markets and opens new ones, which in turn will help to ensure a bright future for local businesses and its inhabitants.

Speakers include Lib Dem leader Vince Cable, Eastbourne Borough Council leader David Tutt and Hove MP Peter Kyle.

Organiser Faiza Shafeek said: “The conference panel speakers have been selected because they are business professionals, national, local and international politicians, local government, chambers of commerce and education institutions representatives all of whom drive local and national economic growth, business and everything in between.

“British politics is at the heart of our country and infiltrates sports, transportation, education, employment, science, medicine, the arts and business, and is, of course, central to our democracy and running of a sound and economically stable nation.

“The forum’s speakers will be some of the most astute, charismatic and knowledgeable orators.”

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