A NEW online service is making it possible for people to catch up with the region's biggest business event online.

The ninth annual Tees Valley Business Summit took place online last week because of Covid restrictions.

It welcomed around 500 virtual delegates to make connections, watch seminars and visit exhibitions that resulted in more than 2,000 exhibitor profile visits and over 130 hours of speed networking.

Now anyone who could not make the event, or for those who want to revisit the Summit, can do so with the launch of a dedicated website.

The website includes videos of all 15 seminars, as well as exhibitor profiles where they can view and download more information on the companies that were there.

More than 100 people logged on to hear about the opportunities available at Teesworks, the newly rebranded South Tees Development Corporation site and UK’s largest industrial zone, while talks on the multibillion-pound clean energy Project Net Zero Teesside and the latest news from Teesside International Airport also attracted large crowds.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The figures speak for themselves and it’s plain to see that, even in this virtual format, the Business Summit was as popular as ever.

"In some cases, seminars even outperformed last year’s physical event.

“In this unprecedented time, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have to look at new ways to support our brilliant businesses when they need it most." To catch up on the summit, click here