The annual Growing Gloucestershire conference will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017.
1 day, 22 speakers, 2 keynotes, 12 seminars
Around 200 business people attend the one-day conference every year to learn from some of Gloucestershire’s finest speakers, share best practice and connect with other business owners and managers.
Led by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) but open to anyone from any sector or industry, the conference will be themed around talks on financial management, people, marketing and management. 15 speakers will cover 12 seminars enabling delegates to choose their top three talks from:
“Cyber threats - It’s all now a question of time”
Speaker: Mark Godsland
“10 reasons businesses fail and how to prevent them”
Speaker: Phil Mitchell
“Generate better profit, employee engagement and customer retention”
Speaker: Aynsley Damery
“SMARTer marketing for ambitious SMEs”
Speaker: Barbara Stopher
“Practical tips for protecting your intellectual property”
Speakers: Robert Games & Frederick Noble
“Focus on the customer needs, not just the technology for business success”
Speaker: Helen Christopher
“Candidate attraction - How to ensure you attract millennials to your business”
Speaker: Rachel Harber
“The future of workplace learning”
Speaker: Phil Parker
“Employer branding - Marketing or HR?”
Speakers: Fiona Spencer, Steve Hughes & Tracey Adams
"Corporate Social Responsibility - So what?”
Speaker: Claire Thayers
"Mind your language”
Speaker: Scott Harvey
“Discover free hidden resources for your organisation”
Speaker: Richard Byford
Conference keynotes are Dean of Business and Enterprise at University of Gloucestershire Dr Gwyn Jones and best-selling business author and internationally renowned speaker Geoff Burch.
New for 2017 is a panel discussion with local representatives of national institutes and GFirst LEP, who will be debating a hot topic they believe will be impacting business professionals in the county, and county growth deal news presented by David Owen, CEO of GFirst LEP.