Keynote 1 - Sponsored by Alison Edgar
Wednesday 15th May
Thursday 16th May
10.15 - 10.45
An entertaining, humorous, thought provoking, high energy, motivational speaker, you''ll find out, that winning at life, is a whole lot more important than coming first in business. Can someone really motivate you to positively change your life, career, business and direction in just 30 minutes? If you are waiting for a sign to make changes in your life.... this is it!
11.00 - 11.30
Mark takes a look at how changes over the years have impacted marketing choices, and highlights ways that businesses can tailor their marketing to meet constantly changing customer behaviours.
11.45 - 12.15
Whether you’re trying to grow your own business or are 30 years into your sales career you will walk away from this talk having gained something to develop your sales skills. In this seminar, Alison discusses her famous methodology from her best-selling book, Secrets of Successful Sales. The 4 Key Pillars of Sales envelope behaviours, process, strategy, and confidence.
12.30 - 13.00
Dominic will talk about the work Time to Change engage in with over 1000 employers in the UK and how the campaign supports them on their individual journeys to combat the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health in the workplace
13.15 - 13.45
As the world of business grows and evolves, so does the world of sales. In this debate, Daniel Disney, one of the world’s leading experts on social selling will go head to head once again with VanillaSoft’s, Darryl Praill, who stands firmly on the side of good old-fashioned cold calling.
14.00 - 14.30
SME''s are the lifeblood of the UK economy and have been largely ignored and underserved by banks. Is this about to change? There have been some signals from the market that both established banks and new entrantswant to make positive changes to make business banking more accessible and competitive. How will this work with the huge reductions in High street branches? This seminar will cover how the banks and new entrants are expected to evolve over the next 5 years. How do we make sure SME''s come out the winners and are we likely to see a shift in dominance from the big 4?
15.30 - 16.00
Seminar 1: William will be diving into how to effectively run a crowdfunding campaign for either equity or to pre-sell products. Seminar 2: William will be sharing how he found his purpose within business and how you can unlock the pain in your life to do the same.
16.15 - 16.45
The Commissioner will highlight the issues of late payments, the scale of the problem in the UK including the impact on SME’s and the wider UK economy. Highlight best practice for SME’s for invoicing and managing payment terms in decreasing the likelihood of late payment. The options available to business , including how the commissioner can support SME’s, where they are the victim of late payment or unfavourable payment practices