Published: 08:50, 05 November 2018
| Updated: 08:51, 05 November 2018
The minister for small business has been confirmed as a speaker at a summit being held at the University of Kent in January.
Kelly Tolhurst, MP for Rochester and Strood, will be among those attending the second Kent Business Summit.
Organised by the Kent Business School at the university, in partnership with the FSB, Institute of Directors and Locate in Kent, it takes place on Friday, January 11 in the new £26 million Sibson building on the university's Canterbury campus.
Kent businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs are invited to come together with local government representatives, MPs and academics to discuss how to sustain economic growth for the county.
This year's presentations focus on transport infrastructure, attracting businesses and visitors to the Garden of England, productivity and innovation and skills development.
Organisor Floortje Hoette says: “This year we have really pushed the boat out and are delighted to offer delegates the choice of 16 different round table topics, all highly relevant to Kent.
"This gives business the chance to discuss issues in their sector directly with those making the decisions, share ideas and voice their opinions.”