The new look Breakfast Connection will be unveiled at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham city centre this week.
The networking event, jointly organised by Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Birmingham Forward, has moved to its new location after ten years at the ICC.
David Holdsworth, head of regional and local programmes for BBC West Midlands and deputy controller for BBC English regions, will be the guest speaker.
He is responsible for such programmes as Midlands Today, Inside Out, and The Politics Show, as well as local radio stations and local websites across the West Midlands.
He is also overseeing the BBC's local TV news pilot.
The nine-month scheme uses the latest broadcasting technology to create different kinds of local television news in six different areas of the region - Birmingham; the Black Country; Coventry and Warwickshire; Herefordshire and Worcestershire; Stoke and Staffordshire; and Shropshire.
* The first Breakfast Connection will take place at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel on Wednesday at 7am. Finish at 9am prompt.