Tidal wave of tech visitors set to hit Cornwall
Cornwall gets ready to welcome delegates to global tech conference Agile on the Beach
Cornwall is getting ready to host one of the world’s most popular conferences in a specialist field of business and project management – Agile.
Agile on the Beach 2016 is now fully booked with 350 delegates arriving in Penryn for the two day event on 1 and 2 September.
The conference, now in its sixth year, features 55 expert speakers, presenting 50 sessions during the two day conference plus three evenings of socials and entertainment including a beach party and a chartered boat trip around the Fal estuary.
The event will host many from the local tech community including speakers from Cornish companies Bluefruit, fffunction and Headforwards, however, more than half will be visitors to the county.
Agile on the Beach co-founder and organiser Toby Parkins and director of local business Headforwards said: “The growth of Agile on the Beach has been phenomenal. It has become a highlight of the year for many in the local community and attracts many of the UK’s leading software development teams to visit year on year.”
This year’s keynote speakers are two women leading international research and practice in Agile, with Dr Rebecca Parsons and Dr Linda Rising both flying in from the USA. This year the event has again attracted international private sector sponsors including Sky and CDK Global, and welcomes a host of speakers and sponsors from across Europe.
Attracting a broad audience with business owners, marketing professionals and team leaders speaking and attending. With five tracks it reaches beyond the use of agility within the technology sector and explores its broader adoption across sectors and organisations.
Belinda Waldock, marketing and communications lead for Agile on the Beach and author of Being Agile in Business, said: “We’re very proud of our conference, it has put Cornwall’s tech sector at the heart of the global agile community. We are delighted to host this unique event that showcases the strength and diversity of the international community and its work here in the county”
Details for 2017 are set to be announced at the conference with a move to the earlier calendar date of 6-7th July.
For a full programme of speakers and events please visit www.agileonthebeach.com