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The Productivity Agenda


CBI's medium-sized business Conference returns for its sixth year to explore the intelligence and capabilities needed to help your growing business succeed in the current climate.

The UK’s productivity gap is often cited as a key challenge that businesses need to address, to drive growth. Since the financial crisis, UK productivity has lagged other developed nations and notably, the UK has fallen behind competitors such as France, Germany and the US. Northern Ireland’s productivity level is 15% behind the rest of the UK.

The factors impacting productivity are varied and there are multiple levers from machinery and technology, to supply chain and skills. However, management lies at the heart of the UK’s productivity challenge and productivity will only improve through a widespread sharing of best practice, enabling small and medium sized businesses to rise to the challenge.

Once again, the CBI, in partnership with BDO NI and Bank of Ireland, will bring together experts from across the business community, providing thought-provoking keynote addresses from 'real' business, lively panel discussions; and 'new for 2018', will be practical break-out sessions focusing on key issues affecting growing firms such a productivity, technology, exporting and Brexit.

Join over 60 senior business leaders and decision makers to explore the intelligence and capabilities needed to help your business succeed in the current climate. The unique format of this informal event - over 24hrs - provides the perfect opportunity to learn, be inspired as well as share ideas and network with your peers.

Speakers will include:

  • Georgina O’Leary, Director, Allstate and Fintech Envoy Northern Ireland

  • Mark O’Connell, Director, OCO Global

  • Annie Gascoyne, Head of Economic Policy, CBI

  • James Ashton-Bell, Head of Trade, International, CBI

  • Danny McCoy, Chief Executive, Ibec

  • Milan Topolic, Business Systems and Solutions Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Northern Ireland Ltd

  • John Ahern, Chairman, Indaver

  • John Conaghan, Group Director for Professional Services, Inspire Professional Services

  • Peter Shields, Director, Etain Limited

  • Susan Cleland, Commercial Lead, Centre of Competitiveness

Click here to view the agenda.

Why attend?

  • Expert led discussion that considers ‘the business impact’.

  • Practical takeaways which can be implemented into your business.

  • From forging new connections to gaining the latest business insight, you will leave the conference better equipped and more confident to meet the challenges in your organisation.

  • Sharing of best practice.

  • This is a unique format of conference – set in the luxurious Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa over 24 hours including a networking dinner.

The event commences at 13:00hrs on Thursday 13 September and closes at 13:00hrs on 14 September.

What's included?

Day 1 - 13 September 2018

  • Access to all sessions

  • Networking lunch (from 13:00)

  • Afternoon tea / cake

  • Networking drinks reception

  • 4-course dinner with wine (incl. after-dinner speaker)

  • Bottled water and sweets are provided throughout the day.

Day 2 - 14 September 2018

  • Access to all sessions Networking Breakfast (Accommodation package only)

  • Mid-morning tea/scones

  • Networking Lunch (12:00noon)

  • Bottled water and sweets are provided throughout the day.

Cost:

  • Accommodation Package - Includes all of above + overnight stay in a standard double room in the 5* Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, with full cooked breakfast with your peers (excellent networking opportunity) £180 + VAT.

  • CBI Member Standard - one complimentary place per organisation (excludes accommodation and breakfast).

  • Member Additional Ticket / Non Member Ticket - £110 + VAT per person for access to both day sessions (excludes accommodation and breakfast). Book 'Accommodation package' if you want to stay overnight + enjoy both days


More about CBI MSB Conference / Networks

The series is designed for companies with a turnover less than £500 million, who are on a a clear growth trajectory; from ambitious and confident firms driving into the mid-market, through to successful mid-market firms who continually champion innovation and competitiveness. The objective is to share knowledge and best practice whilst also helping to influence the wider policy debate. Attendees can expect practical guidance through a mix of thought-provoking case studies, group discussion and collaborative networking.


Highlights from previous years can be viewed here

1. What challenges are local mid size businesses facing in the current climate? #markcunningham #BankofIreland Click here

2. What is the business sentiment among local MSB organisations? #brianmurphy #BDO Click here

3. How important is the MSB sector to Northern Ireland economy? #TrevorLockhart #CBI Click here




TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Member medium-sized businesses (turnover less than £500 million) are entitled to one complimentary place per company (exc B&B, which is bookable here at £180+vat).
  2. Additional places per organisation are charged at £110 + VAT
  3. Non-member medium sized businesses (turnover less than £500 million) - £110 (+VAT) per person.
  4. Overnight stay is not essential, but to fully benefit, it is recommended, and delegates do value this element. The cost for B&B + access to both days is £180 + vat per person

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