Manchester is home to Europe’s second largest cluster of digital and creative industries, a city of academic excellence, forward-thinking public sector agencies and escalating Fintech scene - but how are Manchester businesses collaborating to realise their combined potential?
According to Wikipedia, Collaboration is: “the process of two or more people or organisations working together to realise mutual goals. Collaboration is very similar to, but more closely aligned than, cooperation, and both are an opposite of competition. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. Teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources”.
On the 22nd September, XYZ Events, the MPA and pro-manchester are formulating an experiment and bringing together some of the best business minds from across the city to challenge our thinking and ultimately explore innovative ways to collaborate.
Sponsored by Apadmi, the event is part of a programme of events from XYZ Events which are currently touring the four corners of the city ahead of the XYZ Building opening of its own dedicated event space in Spinngfields early next year.
The collaboration event is a follow-up to the live panel debate which took place earlier this year at home in Manchester, where Manchester’s Digital and Creative Leaders discussed ways to solve the collaboration conundrum.
A thought provoking talk about the psychology of collaboration will be delivered by Clare Mulligan (Carter Corson) to stir the mind. This will be followed by insightful table discussions led by business leaders from industries including law, media, property, digital, finance and tech. All brought together by Carter Corson's Head of Business, Rupert Cornford.
Table discussions will include delegates and hosts from a range of sectors to encourage cross-sector collaborations. Tables hosts include: Property – Will Lewis, OBI Property, Law - Vaqas Farooq, Shoosmiths LLP, Finance - Vicky Szulist, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Creative - Christian James, The IF Agency, Media& Comms - Mark Varley, Havas, Tech & Digital - Richard Gregory, Tech North, Academia - Jeff McCarthy, MMU, Public Sector - Katie Peate, Business Growth Hub, PR - Julia Mitchell, Toast PR, MPA - Cindy Simmons & pro-manchester - Sam Booth.
A limited number of tickets are available per sector and can be booked at https://www.fatsoma.com/xyz-work/efhd2agf/stop-collaborate-listen
For those wanting further details about XYZ or the event partners, these can be found here: http://thexyzbuilding.com
"We look forward to bringing together some of best business brains in Manchester and generating clear outcomes on how we can effectively and innovatively collaborate going forward."
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