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Brittelstand Symposium 2017

Brittelstand Symposium 2017

The Brittelstand Symposium – addressing the challenges of Mid-Market Enterprises, including those of Brexit

This one day event is invitation only for the leaders of mid-sized wealth creating businesses with an annual turnover of more than £1m. 

With the effects of Brexit still difficult to forecast, we still need to plan to sustain or grow our businesses while the Brexit effects evolve, probably over many years. Join your peer group - directors and shareholders of mid-sized £1m+ turnover wealth creating businesses – at an invitation only gathering, the Brittelstand Symposium, to discuss your issues and seek solutions from those that have been there before you. This daylong event gives you a chance to influence the evolving Brexit policy, understand more how you might be impacted by Brexit and how to adjust your strategy to your advantage.

Last year, the iconic Anya Hindmarch CBE gave the opening address to the invitation-only Brittelstand Symposium for the leaders and shareholders of mid-sized wealth-creating businesses. This year we are honoured that another iconic business leader, Paul Drechsler CBE, Chairman of the Bibby Group and President of the CBI will deliver the opening address.

Before joining the Bibby Group in 2014, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of the privately-owned construction firm Wates Group from 2006 until 2014. Prior to joining Wates, he worked for ICI PLC, spending the first ten years of his career on Teesside. Paul has been recognised for his outstanding leadership, winning KPMG Chief Executive of the Year for the construction industry and PwC ‘Private Company Chief Executive of the Year’. During his tenure at the helm, Wates Group won the Business in the Community Company of the Year and the J.P. Morgan Best UK Family Business Award. Paul will be joined by a line-up of leading speakers addressing important issues that we all face. 

You can choose to attend four of the eight 45m breakout sessions during the day that will cover topics such as accessing growth finance, leadership 4.0, accessing and retaining talent, innovation strategy, building high performance teams amongst others - all genuine learning opportunities, the subjects crowd sourced from your peer group. 

By attending, you will make business connections amongst your peers, explore opportunities of mutual interest, find out how others are embracing innovation, share insights and good practices, learn from the speakers, find out how your peers have accessed funds for growth and many other relevant benefits. 

'...thank you for inviting me to by far the most stimulating business seminar that I have been to in years (possibly the best ever).  I came away full of fresh ideas and things that we would like to do with our business....' SB Hampshire 2016

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When.

20/09/2017

08:00

Location

Henley Business School, Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3AU

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Keynote 1


Speaker: Paul Drechsler CBE

Opening address

Keynote 2


Speaker: Professor Graeme Leach

Whence the economy?

Breakout Sessions 1a - Leadership 4.0


Speaker: Professor David Pendleton, Henley Business School; Dan Daly, MD Lein Applied Diagnostics

Content to be confirmed.

Breakout Session 1b - Growth Finance


Speaker: Sean Taylor, Redwood Technologies

Content and speakers to be confirmed.

Breakout Sessions 2a - Innovation Strategy


Speaker: Oxford Innovation

This session will touch on aspects such as leadership, idea generation and selection/management of innovation projects

Breakout Session 2b - Brexit Planning


Speaker: Professor Graeme Leach

Content and speakers to be confirmed.

Breakout Session 3a - Workforce of Tomorrow


Speaker: David Bloxham, GCS Recruitment; Chris Sykes, Volume Global

What will the wokforce of tomorrow look like? Robots with AI, technicians, programmers?

Breakout Session 3b - Acquiring and Developing Talent


Speaker: Pablo Lloyd, Jonathan Adams - Activate Learning

Employer-led Education: Developing a talent pipeline There is a widely acknowledged skills gap in science and technology with 43% of vacancies in those sectors being reported as ‘hard to fill’. However, 30% of STEM graduates progress into non-technical roles outside of science and technology and 12% of IT graduates are unemployed six months after completion of their course. This session will explore how businesses can be involved in the design and delivery of STEM education to encourage more young people into these sectors and to ensure that they develop the skills needed by employers.

Keynote 3


Speaker: John Cridland CBE

Business is a Force for Good

Panel Session


Speaker: Martin Taylor, Content Guru; Chris Sykes, Volume Global; Paul Lindley, Ellas Kitchen

Audience participation in examination of the growth experience of these three exciting companies.

Breakout Session 4a - Protecting against and dealing with the inevitable cyber attack


Speaker: PwC

Content and speakers to be confirmed.

Breakout Session 4b - Building high performance teams


Speaker: Jurek Sikorski

Content and speakers to be confirmed.

Redwood Lecture


Speaker: Simon Biltcliffe, Webmart; Mike Barry - M&S

The Redwood Lecture – Rethinking Business. Can communism and capitalism coexist? How do we manage social and planetary boundaries?

AGENDA

Time Session Speaker(s) Summary
0900 - 0930 Keynote 1 Paul Drechsler CBE Read more
0930 - 1000 Keynote 2 Professor Graeme Leach Read more
1000 - 1045 Breakout Sessions 1a - Leadership 4.0 Professor David Pendleton, Henley Business School; Dan Daly, MD Lein Applied Diagnostics Read more
1000 - 1045 Breakout Session 1b - Growth Finance Sean Taylor, Redwood Technologies Read more
1045 - 1100 Break
1100 - 1145 Breakout Sessions 2a - Innovation Strategy Oxford Innovation Read more
1100 - 1145 Breakout Session 2b - Brexit Planning Professor Graeme Leach Read more
1145 - 1230 Breakout Session 3a - Workforce of Tomorrow David Bloxham, GCS Recruitment; Chris Sykes, Volume Global Read more
1145 - 1230 Breakout Session 3b - Acquiring and Developing Talent Pablo Lloyd, Jonathan Adams - Activate Learning Read more
1230 - 1300 Keynote 3 John Cridland CBE Read more
1300 - 1400 Buffet lunch
1400 - 1445 Panel Session Martin Taylor, Content Guru; Chris Sykes, Volume Global; Paul Lindley, Ellas Kitchen Read more
1445 - 1530 Breakout Session 4a - Protecting against and dealing with the inevitable cyber attack PwC Read more
1445 - 1530 Breakout Session 4b - Building high performance teams Jurek Sikorski Read more
1530 - 1545 Break
1545 - 1645 Redwood Lecture Simon Biltcliffe, Webmart; Mike Barry - M&S Read more
1645 - 1700 Closing Address Sean Taylor
1700 - 1800 Drinks Reception

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