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Thu 07 July 2016

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7 July 2016, etc.venues, St Paul's - 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A

 

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Join us for the MSB Summit on 7 July in Central London where we'll be exploring the challenges medium-sized businesses face in raising productivity, and highlighting the practical steps businesses like yours can take to increase output and unlock new growth.  

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Hear first-hand insight from leading speakers including:

  • The Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise
  • Sir Charlie Mayfield, author of the productivity review and Chairman, John Lewis Partnership
  • Paul Drechsler, President, CBI and Chairman, Bibby Line Group
  • António Horta-Osório, Group Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank
  • Chair: Steph McGovern, Business Journalist


This one-day conference, designed for CEOs and senior leaders of medium-sized businesses, comprises keynote and panel sessions, as well as breakout streams focusing on key issues affecting medium-sized businesses, including:

  • Staying innovative in a growing business – Discover the steps medium sized businesses have taken in becoming more innovative and the benefits it has bought, but also the challenges and what stops companies from making this critical investment decision
     
  • Providing finance for mid-sized firms - Hear how the market has changed and what options your company should consider before accessing a new form of finance, as well as the benefits and challenges firms face when working with different finance providers
     
  • Building an international business - Understand what is holding back companies from growth and expansion and why the export opportunity should be embraced
     
  • Training a productive workforce – Discover the changes and challenges faced as the UK’s system for training apprentices undergoes a fundamental shift, and the benefits and opportunities that building skills can bring to your workforce


Join over 300 of your peers to gain inspiration and practical new ideas for meeting the challenge of productivity in your business head on.

Book your free place here


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For more information, contact our events team: cbievents@cbi.org.uk
 

Programme 

 

09:00 – 10:00    Registration, refreshments and networking

                       

10:00 – 10:10    Welcome and housekeeping

Steph McGovern, Breakfast Business Reporter

 

10:10 – 10:15    Welcome and Opening Address from CBI

                        Paul Drechsler, President, CBI

 

10:15 – 10:30    Keynote Address from Lloyds Banking Group plc

António Horta Osório, Group Chief Executive, Lloyds Banking Group plc

 

10:30 – 10:45    Keynote Address

Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise

 

10:45 – 11:10    Keynote Address and Q&A

          John Roberts, Founder and CEO, Ao.com

 

11:10 – 11:35    Morning refreshment break and networking

 

11:35 – 12:40    Breakout sessions

  • Training a productive workforce - supported by Lloyds Bank

(Premium suite 2)

Ability to build skills at all levels is a defining factor on whether a business is productive or not. Training your own staff can be a cost-effective route to increasing capabilities, but the UK’s system for training apprentices in particular is undergoing a fundamental shift, impacting all businesses. This session will help MSBs understand the changes and challenges they face, but also the benefits and opportunities building skills can bring to a workforce.

 

  • Building an international business

(Premium suite 1)

Lots of mid-market firms export their goods and services, but as with the rest of the British economy, many do not consider overseas markets as an opportunity for growth and expansion. In a tough and highly competitive international environment, this session will explore what is holding back companies, dispel some of the myths and outline why they should embrace the export opportunity.

  • Providing finance for mid-sized firms

(Private dining room)

The financing landscape for MSBs has changed dramatically in recent years, with a rich and varied market emerging. Each year, more and more alternative finance providers have entered the arena. Understanding what type of finance is right for a particular business is critical for MSBs making long-term investment decisions. This session will look at how the market has changed, what options companies should consider before accessing a new form of finance, and the benefits and challenges firms can face when working with different finance providers.

 

  • Staying innovative in a growing business

(Premium suite 3)

A healthy and growing innovation eco-system is critical to the UK’s long-term economic success. Mid-market firms have a proud legacy of developing new and exciting technologies and innovations, yet the UK underperforms when investing in R&D. Addressing this issue is essential for our international competitiveness and as a place to invest and grow a business. This session will look at some of the steps MSBs have taken in becoming more innovative in their business, the benefits it has bought, but also the challenges and what stops companies from making this critical investment decision.

 

12:40 – 13:40    Lunch and networking

 

13:40 – 14:45    Afternoon breakout sessions (earlier sessions repeated)

 

14:45– 15:10     Afternoon refreshments and networking

 

15:10 – 16:10    Panel Discussion: The Productivity Review

Sir Charlie Mayfield, author of the Productivity Review and Chairman, John Lewis Partnership

Sir Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer, GSK

Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI

Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc

Dame Fiona Kendrick, ‎Chairman & CEO, Nestlé UK&I

Matthew Thomson, Chief Executive, Fifteen Cornwall

                       

16:10 – 16:30    In Conversation with:

Richard Clothier, Managing Director, Wyke Farms

Dani Saveker, CEO and Founder, Families in Business

                        Facilitated by Steph McGovern

 

16:30 - 16:45     Closing remarks

Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI

Steph McGovern

           

16:45                Close