Previous Programme – Thursday 25th April 2013


07:00- 08:30    NETWORKING BREAKFAST - sponsored by Kent Association of FE Colleges (KAFEC)

Breakfast Debate: Are Graduates Fit for Purpose?

- Keynote Speaker: Emma Liddiard, Chairman of Institute of Directors Kent Branch & Managing Director at Heart Radio

Exclusive breakfast session for pre-event networking with other senior decision-makers, including a delicious hot breakfast, tea & coffee, keynote speaker and live debate.

Tickets = £20 + VAT 


08:30 EXHIBITION OPENS


09:30-10:30    OPENING KEYNOTES: GET CONNECTED


- Chair: Jane Ollis, Chief Executive, BSK-CiC
- Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council
- Guest Speaker: Deirdre Bounds, Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of i-to-i Travel

The free educational programme kicks off with some new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for the Kent business community: including some fascinating insights into creating new market opportunities and practical advice on getting the most from the event.


10:45-11:15    FREE WORKSHOPS

The 18 Secrets that Generate Super-Successful Businesses for All
- Nigel Botterill’s Entrepreneurs Circle

Creative, Innovative & Protect – Intellectual Property Explained
- Intellectual Property Office


11:30-12:00     FREE WORKSHOPS

Social Media Will be Dwarfed by the Social Business
- Zoodikers

Getting the Most ‘Bang’ for your Market Research Buck
- FACTS International


12:15-12:45     FREE WORKSHOPS

A Look into the Future of New Technology
- University of Greenwich

Effective Use of Email Marketing for Maximum Returns
- e-shot


13:00-13:50    AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: TOMORROW’S BUSINESS
   
- Keynote: Mark Dance, Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Economic Development, KCC
- Guest Speaker: Maggie Philbin, Journalist & TV Presenter

Gain a valuable perspective on some of the most important new technologies and their likely impact on the businesses of the future - including some expert insights from legendary science commentator, Maggie Philbin, from Tomorrow’s World and Bang Goes The Theory.


14:15-14:45     FREE WORKSHOPS

Design as a Strategic Tool in Business
- Design Council

Making Super-Fast Broadband Technology Work for Kent Businesses
- BT


15:00-15:30     FREE WORKSHOPS

Invest in Medway – Growth City
- Medway Council

Money Talks - Funding Options & Support for Your Business
- High Growth Kent / Regional Growth Fund


17:00        EXHIBITION CLOSES


17:30-20:15    EVENING RECEPTION

Kent 2020 Networking Reception & Charity Auction
- Keynotes: Jane Ollis, CEO, BSK-CiC & Mark Dance, Kent County Council
- Auctioneer: Clive Emson

Early-evening reception for post-event networking with other senior guests, including a hot buffet dinner, beer, wine & soft drinks.

Tickets = £25 + VAT