Date: Friday 1st July 2016
Venue: Exhibition Centre Liverpool
As a flagship event of Great Britain’s International Festival for Business (IFB2016) ACCELERATE has gained a reputation for a business event that really delivers. Big name speakers, 800 delegates and bespoke and genuinely inspirational workshops give you the perfect opportunity to recharge and accelerate your business into its new phase.
Now in its fourth year ACCELERATE’s ambition is simple. Build more successful business. How do we do this? By equipping you with the right tools and connecting you with the right entrepreneurs.
ACCELERATE helps to clearly see your business, where you want to go and how you can get there, through a day of insight, inspiration and networking. As part of IFB2016 the event will focus on establishing lasting connections and identifying clear, achievable actions that will grow your business. Forget the usual suspects, ACCELERATE’s lively international line-up of speakers are forward thinking, thoroughly interesting and pioneering business people, illuminating today’s business world with exciting stories and advice that can apply to all. Encouraging innovative thinking and offering strategic choices, ACCELERATE will help push your business to the next level.
08:30 Delegate Registration starts – choice of 3 breakout sessions (Passion, Performance, Power)
09:30 Welcome in Main Hall – by Jude Kelly, CBE– Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, Creative Director IFB2016
09:35 BT Tech Demystified Session
How does BT keep innovating ;
The “office of the future” and how we all are going to be working
(session run by Dr. Nicola Millard)
How we innovate to make that a reality for businesses
(session run by Nathan Eden)
10:15 Breakout Sessions
PASSION – is the inspiration for many businesses. What’s at the heart of its customers should be at the heart of business. ACCELERATE 2016 has selected a speaker who understands the value of passion in business. The session will inject drive and determination into the audience to fuel their success.
PERFORMANCE – the ACCELERATE 2016 speaker will talk about how to become agents of change and promote the mind-set of “know no limits” as we create new, better ways of living and working. Aiming to inspire and make a radical difference to people and organisations across the globe. They will advocate the strengths of performance and how it can result in reaching the best life and work balance.
POWER – knowledge is power a leading businesses has to have the right information at its fingertips. Starting a business is a big step, but what about growing your business so you’re recognised worldwide ? This year’s ACCELERATE 2016 speaker have their own experiences and knowledge, inspiring the audience to think smarter, overcome challenges and empower their business for market domination. .
11:00 Coffee & Networking
11:30 Google – Get Stuck Into Digital Session :
Learn about the importance of digital for businesses and your own career, and get top tips from Google on how to build a business online. This Masterclass from the Digital Garage Team will include advice on how to build websites that work for all audiences, help you understand search and the customer purchase journey, and show you how to tell your story online, through social media and meaningful content
(delivered by Dr. Jayne Rodgers – Lead Digital Garage Trainer)
12:15 Lunch & Networking
Including Blue Skies lunchtime activities
13:30 Panel Discussion – Hosted by Wayne Hemingway
Bringing together speakers and key guests to discuss – learnings from the day
- Rory Sutherland (Executive Creative Director -Ogilvy Group)
- Brian Henderson (PwC’s Fast Growth Leader)
- Heather Townsend (Networking Expert)
- Sarah Wood (CEO & Co-founder – Unruly)
- Josh Valman (CEO & Founder – RPD International)
- Jude Kelly, CBE (Artistic Director of Southbank Centre & IFB2016 Creative Director)
14:10 Key Note Speaker – Johnny Earle (aka Johnny Cupcakes)
14:55 Closing Remarks – Jude Kelly
15:00 Event close