The BEST Growth Hub, along with 13 other business support organisations, joined delegates and provided new and existing businesses with expert advice and guidance.
Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill said, "This event, steered by Thurrock Business Board, provided a platform for the businesses of Thurrock to come together and receive expert support and information on grant funding.
"The brand new Opportunities South East website was launched at the event, to help businesses recruit the workforce that they need and access a variety of support including developing employee skills and attracting new recruits.
"The conference continues to be an opportunity for businesses to come together, network, identify growth opportunities and have their voices heard. Businesses have more confidence setting up and growing in Thurrock."