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IoD South Online: Kent and Medway Business Summit 2021

15 Jan 2021
Online webinar, Online
IoD South and Kent Business School have the pleasure of inviting you to the fourth Kent and Medway Business Summit.

Over 400 Kent businesses, decision-makers and academic experts are expected to attend the summit to work together, discuss regional challenges and to promote Kent and Medway as a sustainable, innovative, forward-thinking and outward-looking region.

Throughout the event, you will have the chance to hear from a number of high-profile speakers including:

Prof Anand Menon – Director UK in a Changing Europe: Business impact of Brexit
Dr Roger Barker – Head of policy Institute of Directors: Government Covid-19 response
Phil Eckersley – Bank of England: The latest economic forecast for Kent and Medway

More speakers and keynotes are to be added with updates on the latest developments from Locate in Kent, Kent County Council and Medway Council. For the latest agenda see below.

Most importantly, however, the summit gives you, the business community, a voice and platform to share your experiences with those who matter and to network with each other, sharing best practice and making new contacts.

This virtual space offers superb opportunities to network with digital business cards ensuring making connections is easy.

The Kent Business Summit 2021 offers you the chance to have your say in collaborative workshops in four key areas:

Creating a sustainable, green infrastructure for the region
The future of our high streets, towns and city centres
Food and drink sector productivity post Covid-19
Skills development for our cultural, creative and digital future

In collaborative workshops led by a variety of academic experts, industry heads and government representatives, you are encouraged to share good practice, promote successful projects and pitch new initiatives to potential partners in the room.


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Key details

Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 09:30 - 14:15
Location: Online webinar, Online
CPD Hours:

Prices from

10.00 GBP + VAT - Members & Non-Members

Event manager:
Ms Lesley Bennett
Contact phone:
02080783128

Agenda

Time

 

09:30-09:50

Conference opens for networking
09:50-10:05

Welcome

10:05-10:40The latest economic overview, Phil Eckersley, Bank of England and Q&A.
10:40-11:00Networking
11:00-12:00

Lecture Theatre

11:00-11:20
Business opportunities from major regional projects and development, Locate in Kent

11:20-11:40
Roadmap to Renewal: Kent and Medway councils update on regional strategy for business renewal

11:40-12:00
Business impact of Brexit, Prof Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe.

11:00-12:00Workshops 1&2:

1. Necessity is the mother of invention: innovation and productivity in Kent's local independent sector - lessons learnt and next steps.

2. New-collar jobs: skilling Kent and Medway for our cultural/creative/digital future.
12:00-12:35Lunch and networking
12:35-13:35

Lecture Theatre

12:35-13:00
The Business impact of Covid-19 - Dr Roger Barker, Head of Policy, Institute of Directors, Q&A

13:00-13:30
Final keynote (TBA)

12:35-13:35Workshops 3&4:

3. Placemaking for Kent and Medway: shaping our future high streets

4. A green economy: Building a sustainable infrastructure for Kent and Medway
13:35-13:40Comfort Break
13:40-13:45

Closing remarks

13:45-14:15Networking

Speakers

Prof Anand Menon – Director UK in a Changing Europe: Business impact of Brexit



Dr Roger Barker – Head of policy Institute of Directors

Dr. Roger Barker is Director of Policy and Corporate Governance at the Institute of Directors (since September 2020). He is also Honorary Associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London, and a regular speaker on corporate governance issues at a variety of leading universities and business schools.

Previously, Dr. Barker was Managing Director of Governomics Ltd, a corporate governance advisory firm. And during an earlier stint at the IoD, he served as Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards (2008-2016).

Dr. Barker is the author of numerous books and articles on corporate governance and board effectiveness, including a new co-edited volume: ‘The Law and Governance of Decentralised Business Models: Between Hierarchies and Markets’ (Routledge, 2020). Previous books include: ‘Corporate Governance and Investment Management: The Promises and Limitations of the New Financial Economy’ (Edward Elgar, 2017), ‘The Effective Board: Building Individual and Board Success’ (Kogan Page, 2010), and ‘Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe’ (Oxford University Press, 2010). 

A former investment banker, Dr. Barker spent almost 15 years in a variety of equity research and senior management roles at UBS and Bank Vontobel, both in the UK and Switzerland. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and taught Politics at Merton College, Oxford (2005-2008). Until January 2020, he served as a UK Member of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.

 
Phil Eckersley – Bank of England: The latest economic forecast for Kent and Medway

Phil started with the Bank of England in 1987 having spent three years teaching economics and mathematics in SE London.
 
After four years working as a statistician on money supply data, Phil moved to the management's accounts office in the Bank, providing detailed cost briefing to Governors and Directors.
 
In 1994 Phil joined the Bank of England's agency network, between 1994 and 2002 acting as Deputy Agent in the South East & East Anglia moving on in 2002 to become Agent for Northern Ireland; then in October 2008 he was appointed to be the Agent in the South East & East Anglia.   

Rana el Kaliouby

Forbes recently included Rana in their list of America’s ‘Top 50 Women in Tech’, Fortune Magazine included her in their 2018 ’40 Under 40′ and she was named one of the three Global Business pioneers by Bloomberg in 2017.

As one of few women leading a disruptive global AI company, she speaks about innovation, women in technology, ethics in AI and leadership.

Affectiva’s award-winning Emotion AI technology is deployed in over 90 countries and sectors including automotive, education and healthcare to measure emotional responses to digital content.

             
                           
More speakers and keynotes are to be added with updates on the latest developments from Locate in Kent, Kent County Council and Medway Council.

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