Amazon to present at Rural Entrepreneur Live 2017

Start Date:
Wednesday 8th November 2017 - 12:00 am
End Date:
Thursday 9th November 2017 - 12:00 am

Rural Entrepreneur Live 2017 is designed for anyone looking for exciting new business opportunities in Britain’s countryside.

What to expect at Rural Entrepreneur Live 2017

Whether you want to gear up for glamping in your grounds, sell your own produce, get into alternative crops or livestock (crocodiles or snails anyone?), start a spa, treehouse weddings maybe, diversify into equestrian or find alternative energy sources, you’ll find an amazing selection of ideas, resources and inspiration at this incredible exhibition and conference.

Unlocking rural UK’s digital potential

However we have to recognise that whilst the bucolic lifestyle may be an aspiration many would love, those living in rural locations may struggle to run their business without the Internet and that’s why Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager at Amazon will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Unlocking rural UK’s digital potential. It’s still Day One’.

Doug believes that as more rural parts of the country go online, we can unlock the digital potential of rural businesses – resulting in more growth, more exports, better productivity and more talent retained in rural UK.

Amazon attaches great importance to the rural economy, both here in the UK and across its broader European business. Many of its customers live in rural communities and many rural businesses already use Amazon’s services and infrastructure (digital and physical) to grow their business. This includes services ranging from Amazon Marketplace and Amazon Web Services through to Amazon Business, Handmade at Amazon, and Amazon Alexa.

As a participant and enabler of the digital economy, with a clear interest in promoting the long-term success of rural communities, Doug will outline why Amazon believes rural UK has great potential to be a key beneficiary of the digital revolution.

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