2019 Conference Programme

 
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Sales

Business Strategy

Marketing

People/ HR

Finance

Technology



 

7.30 - 8.50  
Business Success Showcase: The Big Networking Breakfast 
Clive Emson Building
 

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
Simon Jack - BBC Business Editor
SalesBusiness StrategyMarketingPeople HRFinanceTechnology
Astor Suite

10:30 - 11:00


What’s New in the South East: Strategic Developments You Need to Know AboutMaking Tax Digital: Myths BustedGamification: The Antidote to Modern AdvertisingROUNDTABLE: Becoming an Attractive Employer
Adam Bryan - Chief Executive, South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP)Brian Carey - Tax Partner, UHY Hacker YoungBecky Simms - Founder and CEO, Reflect DigitalLucy Pearce - Head of Sales & Development, advo group
Business StrategyFinanceBusiness StrategyFinanceBusiness StrategyMarketingPeople HR
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

11:30 - 12:00


Understanding and Adapting to the Modern World of WorkSocial Media - Is It Really Worth It?How Good Credit Management can Improve DSO (Days Sales Outstanding), Cashflow and ProfitabilityROUNDTABLE: How Does Your Business View Productivity?
Adam Henderson - Millennial Mindset Founder and Tedx SpeakerAnthony Klokkou - Managing Director, Sleeping Giant MediaTracey Westell - Director, Pecunia (2016) Limited and CICM Committee MemberBruce Kidd - Sales & Marketing Director, Operational Accounting Systems Limited
Linda Garcia - Business Productivity Specialist and Founder, Alluxi Consulting
Business StrategyPeople HRTechnologyMarketingTechnologyFinanceTechnology
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

12:30 - 13:00


Employee Wellbeing: Mental Health in the WorkplaceThe Two Things That Will Ensure Sales Success and ProfitMarketing Your Business. How to Achieve More and Waste LessROUNDTABLE: Modern Ways of Working and The 4-day Week
Dr Hilary Jones - GP, TV Presenter, Medical Broadcaster & Author Russell Ward - Author and Sales Expert, Sharp Hush LtdClive Reddihough FCIM - Vice Chair, Chartered Institute of Marketing, South East RegionBecky Simms - Founder and CEO, Reflect Digital
People HRSalesBusiness StrategySalesBusiness StrategyMarketingTechnologyPeople HR
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

13:30 - 14:00


Mastering the Exponential FutureUsing AI and IA to Drive Best In-Class Customer ExperienceBusiness Support Landscape in Kent & What's on OfferROUNDTABLE: What Employers Need to Know for 2019
Matthew Griffin - Fanatical Futurist, Disruption, Futures & Innovation Expert and Founder, 311 InstituteRoss Stoner - Pre-Sales Manager, IBM Watson Marketing UKTudor Price - Deputy CEO, Kent & Medway Growth HubJemma Fairclough Haynes - CEO, Orchard Employment Law
Business StrategyTechnologyMarketingTechnologyBusiness StrategyFinancePeople HR
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

14:15 - 14:45


30-Minute Recipe for SuccessSkills Shortage and Cultivating a Homegrown Talent StrategyMaking Privacy a Brand AssetROUNDTABLE: Maximise Your PR in 5 Simple Steps
Gavin Cleary - CEO, Locate in Kent
Stephen Russell - Co-Founder, Copper Rivet Distillery
Stephen Askew - National Councillor for the South East, FSBZach Thornton - External Affairs Manager, The DMASarah Hawes - PR Consultant, Izzy PR
SalesBusiness StrategyFinanceBusiness StrategyPeople HRMarketingTechnologyBusiness StrategyMarketing
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

15:00 - 15:30


A+C Studio: From Shed to StudioOptimising Online Customer Reviews & Dealing with Negative FeedbackUnderstanding Content Marketing and How It Can Benefit Your BusinessROUNDTABLE: Fraud Prevention and Cybersecurity: Emerging Threats
Dan Richards - Director, A+C StudiosTabitha Beasley - Owner, The Marketing AssistantNatalie Toulson - Regional Digital Director, Reach PlcAimee Payne - Cyber Crime Protect & Prevent Officer, Kent Police
Business StrategyBusiness StrategyMarketingMarketingTechnology
Astor Suite Workshop Room A - Maidstone Hall Workshop Room B - John Hendry Hall Roundtable Room - John Hendry Hall

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