21st February 2007




The University of Lincoln will play host to the fifth Rural Entrepreneurship Conference which will discuss the latest research and policy developments in rural entrepreneurship.


The two day conference will take place at the University of Lincolnís Riseholme Park campus on the 22nd-23rd February.


The Crichton Centre of Rural Enterprise (CCRE) at the University of Paisley established the first Rural Entrepreneurship Conference which has since become a growing and popular forum to discuss developments in rural entrepreneurship.


Respected academics and policy makers will lead discussions and workshops on a number of topics including, innovation and business incubation in rural entrepreneurship, tourism and entrepreneurship in rural environments, entrepreneurship amongst non-farming communities and the role of ICT and E-business in rural entrepreneurs.


The organisers of the conference are Professor David Deakins (Associate Dean and holder of a Chair in Enterprise Development at the University of Paisley), Gerard McElwee (Senior Academic teaching Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management and Research Methods at the University of Lincoln) and Roger Turner (Head of Enterprise and Skills at the Commission for Rural Communities).


The two day conference costs £160 plus VAT and the one day conference costs £110 plus VAT.


For further information please contact Gerard McElwee on 01522 886423 or email gmcelwee@lincoln.ac.uk.


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(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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