Business Opportunities at International Ideas Festival in Exeter

An international Ideas Festival for Business, held in London, Helsinki and New York is coming to Exeter.


Like Minds Ideas Festival will arrive in the city in September, with business leaders and speakers from the US, Europe and the UK taking part.


Some 250 delegates will hear from international business speakers, take part in immersive masterclasses and debate with renowned business experts during panel sessions and lunches across the city.

Early Bird tickets have gone on sale for the event, at Exeter Castle on Friday September 29.


Business innovator Chris Moss, who helped build three global billion dollar brands – Virgin Atlantic, Orange and 118 118 – will be one of the speakers at the Like Minds Exeter ‘From Startup to Scaleup’ Ideas Festival.


Chris will also be the guest speaker at the first of a series of Like Minds business events in Exeter held in partnership with Exeter-based PR, marketing and design agency Astley Media in the run up to September’s festival.

An ‘Inside Track’ business dinner with Chris as guest speaker will be held at Southernhay House on Thursday April 27 and a Business Breakfast Masterclass at Dean Clarke House, Southernhay, on Friday April 28. to book.


LIke Minds Exeter will also feature a Futures Room, showcasing key regional activity set to propel the South West’s economy over the next decade and beyond. There will also be exhibition space, a Sponsors and Speakers Dinner, off-site lunches at restaurants around Exeter for delegates, each one hosted by a different speaker, and an after party in the city on the Friday evening.


The first seven sponsors of Like Minds Exeter have been secured and the line-up of international speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
For information on the range of sponsorship and exhibition space opportunities, please contact Susanna Ward, Astley Media, on 01392 267390. [email protected]


Andrew Ellis, the founder of Like Minds, said: “The ‘From Startup to Scaleup’ Ideas Festival will give people opportunities to learn, share, develop new ideas and make new connections. Like Minds is the perfect environment to engage and network with some of the UK and Europe’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders. The time is right to bring an international festival focused on growth to the fastest-growing city for population in the UK right now.”