The Programme

Thursday 29th November 2012

08.00 - 08.35

Breakfast & Registration

08.35 - 08.40

Welcome from Simon Walker, Director General, Institute of Directors

08.40 - 9.00

Opening remarks from Khoi Tu, Founder, Inverstar and Author, 'Superteams'

09.00 - 10.15

Talent Today: how to make today’s top talent more productive
Discussion will cover innovative ideas and practical programmes that are running to ensure access, skilling and investment in the future workforce.

Chair: Ravi Mattu, Business Life Editor, Financial Times
Panel: Andy Doyle, Group HR Director, ITV; Professor Joseph Lampel, Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Cass Business School; Karen Mattison MBE, Founder, Timewise Jobs; Simon North, Co-Founder, Position Ignition

10.15 - 10.45

Alistair Cox, Chief Executive, Hays in conversation with Julia Hobsbawm, Chair & CEO, Editorial Intelligence & Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking, Cass Business School

10.45 - 11.00

Refreshment Break

11.00 - 11.30

Chair: Brian Groom, UK Business & Employment Editor, Financial Times
1) Alex Swallow, Founder, Young Charity Trustees
2) Gareth Jones, Author,‘Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People’

11.30 - 12.45

Talent Tomorrow: Apprenticeships
Discussion will cover key areas of education, apprenticeships - where is the investment in skilling you people for the future?

Chair: Sarah Smith, Business Correspondent, Channel 4 News
Panel: Oli Barrett, Director CoSpA; Richard Hamer, Education Director, BAE Systems; Suzy Stride, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow and Manager at City Gateway.

12.45 - 13.30

Buffet Lunch

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