PROGRAMME - MAY 2018

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Key for programme sessions...

Sales

Business Strategy

Marketing

People/ HR

Finance

Technology

 

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9.30 - 10.30  

"Supporting Success" Start-Up Flash Briefings 

Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall
 

09:30 - 10:15


Opening Keynote: The Big Picture for Business
Steph McGovern - BBC Breakfast Business Presenter
SalesBusiness StrategyMarketingPeople HRFinanceTechnology
Astor Suite

10:30 - 11:00


What’s New in Kent: Strategic Developments You Need to Know AboutGovernment Support for SMEs: The How? The Why? The Where?How to Make the Right Marketing Choices for Your BusinessROUNDTABLE: Women in Retail – Are We Doing Enough?
Jo James - Chief Executive, Kent Invicta Chamber of CommerceTudor Price - Deputy CEO, Kent Invicta Chamber of CommerceClive Reddihough - Vice Chair – Interest Groups, South East Regional Board, Chartered Institute of MarketingChristine Locke - Chief Executive Officer, Diversity House
Business StrategyFinanceBusiness StrategyFinanceTechnologyBusiness StrategyMarketing
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

11:15 - 11:45


Space, Pace and Grace: Leading in the Era of Brexit and TrumpBusiness 4.0: How Should Marketing Evolve to Meet the Challenges of the AI Revolution?How Your IT Systems Can Help or Hinder GDPR Compliance & SecurityROUNDTABLE: Is it Time to Ditch the Carrot & Stick Approach to Employee Motivation?
Alex Pratt - Chairman, Institute of Directors South Region & Founder of Serious BrandsKatie King - Founder & Managing Director, ZoodikersNina Hunt - Head of Operations, Allteks LtdLuke Quilter - CEO, Sleeping Giant Media
Business StrategyPeople HRMarketingTechnologyBusiness StrategyMarketingTechnology
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

12:00 - 12:30


Retail UK: Preparing for Brexit in the Retail SectorSole Trader vs Ltd Company - Whats Right for My Business?Building a Winning B2B Web StrategyHave Integrated Software Solutions Just Become a Pipedream?
William Bain - Europe & International Policy Advisor, British Retail ConsortiumDarren Fell - CEO & Founder, Crunch.Trevor Spink - Managing Partner, Eonic Associates LLPBruce Kidd - Sales & Marketing Director, o-a-sys
Business StrategyBusiness StrategyFinanceSalesMarketingTechnology
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

12:45 - 13:15


Cyber Essentials and Best Practice Cyber SecurityMake Money, Save Money and Stay Relevant in 2018!Reduce Overheads, Realise Efficiencies, Maximise Grants!ROUNDTABLE: Kent's Infrastructure - Lets Hit The Road
Mark Philip - Service Account Manager, ADM ComputingDavid Taylor - Digital Business Coach, DNA Six, on behalf of FSBRob Robinson - Sustainable Business Project Manager (Kent County Council), Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE)Deborah Turner - Area Leader, FSB
Business StrategyTechnologyMarketingBusiness StrategyFinanceTechnology
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

13:30 - 14:00


Making Sales Where Other People StopEmployment and Brexit - What Businesses Need to DoGDPR – What You Need to KNOW, What You Need to DOROUNDTABLE: Where is the Charity Sector Going? Contracting or Delivering?
Ruth Badger - BBC TVs The ApprenticeJohn Newcomb - Solicitor, SNS SolicitorsAndy Smith - Managing Director, Corpdata LimitedBryn Price - Director, Safer Kent
SalesBusiness StrategyBusiness StrategyPeople HRMarketingTechnology
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

14:15 - 15:00


Afternoon Keynote - Blind Summits: Rugby & BusinessRecruitment in a Digital worldGoogle Digital Garage Tutorial #1 - Building a Digital Marketing PlanROUNDTABLE: Will GDPR Make it Impossible to Find New Customers?
Catherine Spencer - Former Captain of the England Womens Rugby TeamKatrina Collier - Social Recruiting Trainer, The SearchologistChami Coomasaru - Google Digital GarageMatt Smith - Co-Founder, Magnezium
Business StrategyPeople HRTechnologyMarketingTechnology
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

15:15 - 15:45


Update on the UK EconomyHigh-Performing Teams: Fitter, Happier, More Productive
Phil Eckersley - Bank of England Agent, South East & East Anglia AgencyRory Murphy - Business Development, Wellbeing People
Business StrategyFinancePeople HR
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall

15:15 - 16:00


Google Digital Garage Tutorial #2 - Writing for Social Media
Chami Coomasaru - Google Digital Garage
MarketingTechnology
Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall

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