All set for Agile on the Beach

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The Agile on the Beach committee L-R: Toby Parkins, Belinda Waldock, Mike Barritt, Allan Kelly, Mark Smith and Claire Eason-Bassett

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 September 1-2.

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 organizer, 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.

Details for 2017 are set to be announced at the conference with a move to the earlier calendar date of July 6-7.