Football boss to speak at area’s top event

assem Allam, one of East Yorkshire’s most successful businessmen, has been confirmed as the guest speaker at the area’s largest annual business event.

Mr Allam, who owns Melton-based Allam Marine and last year took over as Chairman of Hull City AFC, will open Chamber Expo 2011 at the Bonus Arena on Tuesday June 7 before speaking to a business audience at a lunch at the KC Stadium.

He will speak about his career, which has seen him develop Allam Marine into a £132m turnover business.

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The company went on to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2006 and 2010.

He will also give an insight into the takeover of Hull City last year, in what will be his first address since buying the football club.

Chamber Expo is the Humber’s largest annual business event.

It takes place on June 7 and 8 at the Bonus Arena, Hull, as part of Business Week and will feature more 100 exhibition stands and 2,000 delegates.