2022 Conference Programme

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Business Strategy


People/ HR




7.00 - 8.55  

The Big Networking Breakfast 
9.30 - 9.45  

Opening Remarks

09.45 - 10.15

Opening Keynote: What Did We Learn from The Pandemic?
Ben Thompson - BBC Business Reporter & Presenter, BBC
SalesBusiness StrategyMarketingPeople HRFinanceTechnology

10.30 - 11.00

Keynote: Building a Business Everyone Wants to Work ForHow to use Social Media in your Marketing Strategy The Circular Economy: Business Cases and Local Opportunities Roundtable: Employment Law Update
Nik Kennett - Head of People, Reflect Digital Tabitha Beasley - Owner, The Marketing AssistantRob Robinson - Sustainable Business Project Manager, Low Carbon KentJemma Fairclough Haynes - CEO, Orchard Employment Law
Business StrategyPeople HRBusiness StrategyMarketingBusiness StrategyFinancePeople HR

11.30 - 12.00

Keynote: Skills - A Call For Change What are the Fastest Growing Companies Doing Online? Selling your Business to your Employees in an EOTRoundtable: Sustainability: Costs, Benefits and Funding Opportunities Grants & Funding
Jo James OBE - Chief Executive, Kent Invicta Chamber of CommerceRichard Pilton - Managing Director, Kayo DigitalChris Simpson - Managing Director, Going Long Consulting LtdRob Robinson - Sustainable Business Project Manager, Low Carbon Kent
Business StrategyPeople HRSalesMarketingBusiness StrategyPeople HRFinance

12.30 - 13.00

Keynote: Procurement Hacks for Small Businesses - Reducing Your CostsCreating Happier & More Productive Working EnvironmentsDiversity in the Workplace - A Transgender Man's Personal Experience Roundtable: Alternative Energy Sources – What’s Viable?
Savita Mace MSc FCIPS - CIPS UK Mem Committee, Director, AstraZenecaSteve Nicoll - Director, The Lean OrangeConnor Styche - Managing Director, The Digital Lookout Jonathon Howes - Managing Director, SGS Energy
Andrew Stevens - Carbon Footprint and Carbon Reduction Consultant, Sustainability and Business Services Ltd
Business StrategyPeople HRPeople HRFinance

12.30 - 14.00

Kent Business Forum
Sponsored by Brachers LLP and Kreston Reeves By invitation only. Click here for more information

13.30 - 14.00

Keynote: Turn WTF into What’s Possible? Business Growth Through Unpredictable Times Small Business Essentials: Planning Your End GameHow Technology can Make Life Easier for your Customers Roundtable: Writing for Social Media
Parry Jones - Deputy CEO, What's Possible GroupNick Gabay - Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial Team in Kent, Thackray Williams LLPNick Ellis - Customer Engagement Manager, Select TechnologyDarryl Partridge - Google Digital Garage Expert, Google Digital Garage
Business StrategyBusiness StrategyFinanceTechnologyMarketing

14.15 - 14.45

Keynote: Wellbeing. An Option, or a Necessary Investment?Why Are Your Social Media Ads Not Working?Build Your Personal Brand Online Roundtable: Queen’s Award for Enterprising and Forward Thinking Kent Businesses
Layla Head - Training & Business Development Lead, Mid Kent MindJoe Bennett - Social Media Marketing Manager, Clockwork MoggyDarryl Partridge - Google Digital Garage Expert, Google Digital GarageJo Holmes - Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Queen's Award for Enterprise
People HRMarketingMarketingBusiness Strategy

15.00 - 15.30


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