Disruptors Conference 2023: Be ahead of the game

Join us at Disruptors 2023 conference at the Nexus, Leeds, on 30 November, and step into the future of business innovation.

In today’s ever-evolving world, technology has become the driving force behind disruptive change. It’s reshaping industries, redefining markets, and revolutionising the way we do business.

The free, one-day event will explore aspects of disruption and the technology that drives it. You can check the agenda and register your place at the Disruptors website.

In the morning, expert speakers will discuss disruptive technology and how to implement digital transformation effectively, and how data-driven insights can disrupt the customer experience, challenging norms, creating and capturing new opportunities, and create innovative business models.

Alternatively, you may prefer to hear the insights from successful founders – the lessons they’ve learnt, the mistakes they made, and the strategies and innovative approaches that helped them overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Or unlock the secrets of scaling up your innovation, discovering the unique hurdles that must be overcome during early growth, and how to unlock the power of the start-up ecosystem to build partnerships, access resources and fuel growth.

Afternoon sessions look at the growth journey in depth, with sessions looking finance and funding options, attracting talent and unlocking its potential, and embracing AI and other fast-moving technologies.

And there’ll be plenty of opportunities to network with professionals and entrepreneurs between sessions.

Andrew Staples, Yorkshire editor at TheBusinessDesk.com, said, “Last year’s Disruptors conference was a great success. This year’s will be even better. Since the last event we’ve spent a good deal of time talking to founders and professionals to help us build a great programme covering key topics. Whether you’re an early-stage start-up, a scale-up, or from a larger firm looking to adopt disruptive thinking, this conference is a must for you.

“The future is here, and it’s not enough to react – you have to be ahead of the game, and able to anticipate.”

Disruptors 2023 will run from 9am to 2.30pm at Nexus, Leeds, on Thursday 30 November.

What the conference sponsors say

David Cunnigham

David Cunningham, commercial and IT partner at Clarion
“The North is an exciting hub where leading innovators, both nationally and globally, are challenging established norms, redefining customer expectations, and creating new markets. Those who actively explore new technologies as solutions are making significant progress.”

“However, disruptive businesses can also face several challenges on their path to growth.  Overcoming these challenges requires a combination of strategic planning, agility, continuous innovation, strong leadership, and adaptability to navigate the ever-changing business landscape.  This event will provide an excellent opportunity for the region’s disruptors to look at where they are now and how to prepare for the journey ahead.”


Sam Hameed, director at SPG

Sam Hameed

“At SPG Group, we believe in the extraordinary power of disruption. That’s why we proudly stand as sponsors of the Disruptors event. With a shared ethos, a commitment to being the change we wish to see, we believe that true innovation flourished when boundaries are challenged, and conventions shattered. As pioneers in our industry, we recognize the value of challenging the status quo and pushing boundaries.”


Jamie Williams, partner at BHP

Jamie Williams

“We are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Disruptors Conference for the second year. At BHP, we understand that, in the current uncertain economic environment with rising costs, disruption is key to gaining a competitive advantage and challenging the status quo. The event will give key insights into the latest trends and emerging technologies, as well as best practices to keep businesses ahead of the curve and thriving.”