Central News presenter Bob Warman will be hosting a forum for entrepreneurs as part of this year's Open05 conference which takes place today.
Described as a cross between Question Time and Dragon's Den, the Open Talk Forum will bring together a panel of entrepreneurs to answer questions on enterprise.
Speakers include Mike Southon, co-author of The Beermat Entrepreneur, and Denys Shortt, founder of DCS Europe, the largest distributor of health, beauty and household products in Britain.
The event also offers mastermind sessions allowing delegates to discuss business issues and find out the secrets of success from the likes of Michelle Mone, founder of the international lingerie brand MJM Ultimo, and Bill Walker, operations director of Punch Taverns.
Held at the ICC, the conference will be opened by John James, new chairman of the Institute of Directors West Midlands.