MSDUK 2019 CONFERENCE - Better ideas for a better world

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Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge

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MSDUK 2019 CONFERENCE

Better ideas for a better world


The UK’s leading supplier diversity conference, connecting the most innovative and high-growth ethnic minority businesses with global brands.


Highlights...

Business Exhibition | Innovation Challenge | Knowledge Forum | Workshops | Investors Roundtable | 1-2-1 Meetings | Celebratory Reception | Networking

  • Full day Business Exhibition featuring 40+ exhibitors and over 250 delegates
  • MSDUK 2019 Innovation Challenge Final showcases the top 12 entrepreneurs presenting their innovative products and ideas to potential investors, buyers and industry experts. Prizes include £5,000 cash prize, £40k worth of scholarships and £100k worth of corporate mentoring
  • Collaborative learning, C-Suite panel discussions and seminars from industry experts at the Knowledge Forum




AGENDA

17 SEPTEMBER – BUSINESS SHOW & INNOVATION CHALLENGE

08.00 – 08.50 | Registration & refreshments

08.50 – 09.00 | Sponsor's Welcome - Official opening of the Business Show

09.00 – 11.00 | Business Show – Exhibition open - Business Lounge open

10.00 – 10.45 | Silent Masterclass - Future Vision: Emerging technology and the digital vs physical worlds. Delivered by Digital Catapult

11.15 – 12.30 | Innovation Challenge – Round 1

12.30 – 13.15 | Lunch

13.30 – 15.30 | Innovation Challenge – Round 2

+ Fireside chat with previous winners

15.30 – 17.00 | Business Show- Exhibition re-opens including Innovation Zone

16.00 – 16.45 | Silent Masterclass - Innovation Practice Masterclass: Working with startups and scaling successful POCs - Delivered by Digital Catapult

17.00 – 17.30 | Innovation Challenge – Awards Ceremony

17.30 – 19.30 | Celebratory Reception - Drinks and canapés will be served


18 SEPTEMBER – KNOWLEDGE FORUM

08.30 - 09.15 | Registration & Refreshments

09.15 - 09.30 | Hosts welcome & Sponsor's address theme: Better ideas for a Better World

Mayank Shah, Founder & CEO, MSDUK | Maggie Berry OBE, Executive Director, WEConnect International

Host: Theresa Harrison, Director, Inclusive & Sustainable Procurement, EY

09.30 - 10.45 | Leadership Panel Discussion: Supply chain optimisation through integrating innovation, sustainability AND inclusion

Panel: Andy Horne, Head of Supply Chain, Shared Goods and Services, EDF Energy | Nedra Dickson, Managing Director, Global Supplier Includion & Sustainability, Accenture | Marta De Nardin, Supplier Diversity EMEA Coordinator, Eaton | Arnab Dutt OBE, National Policy Lead BAME Business, FSB | Tim Ruddell, Supplier Diversity Manager, Sony Pictures Entertainment

10.45 - 11.30 | Fire-side chat with entrepreneurs - Making profit with purpose

Moderator: Barbara Armstrong OBE, MSDUK.

Panel: Gill Thorpe, Founder & CEO,The Sourcing Group | Dana Denis-Smith, CEO, Obelisk Support | Elle McIntosh, Co-Founder, Twipes | Mursal Hedayat, Co-Founder & CEO, Chatterbox

11.30 - 11.50 | Break

11.50 - 13.10 | Corporate Workshop: Better Ideas for an inclusive supply chain - Interactive group discussion

Facilitator: Barbara Armstrong OBE, Head of Membership, MSDUK

Topics: Business Case | Leadership Engagement | Infrastructure | Policy & Process | Tools & Training | Measuring Outputs | Tier 2 | Marketing & Comms | Advocacy & Engagement | Supplier Development

13.10 - 14.00 | Networking Lunch

14.00 - 14.30 | MSDUK Benchmarking Survery - 2019 Results

Presenting the outcome of 2019 MSDUK Benchmarking Survey

Host: Mayank Shah, CEO, MSDUK

14.30 - 15.00 | Closing plenary

Maggie Berry OBE, Executive Director, WEConnect International | Mayank Shah, CEO, MSDUK | Theresa Harrison, EY




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MSDUK is the UK's leading non-profit organisation bringing together innovative high-growth businesses led by ethnic-minority founders with global brands and enterprises. Our mission is to drive socio-economic impact in underrepresented groups and communities. We do this by helping minority-owned businesses bring new innovations to market, provide business education, expanding their networks, facilitating access to investors and much more. Our network is industry agnostic and includes startups, small or established businesses, universities, investors, corporates and more.


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45 Prescot Street

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E1 8GP

United Kingdom

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