The Programme

Thursday 7th April 2011

08.00 - 08.45

Registration and Breakfast

08.45 - 09.00

Welcome and Introduction: Michael Skapinker, Columnist and Editor, FT's Special Reports, and Assistant Editor, Financial Times

09.00 - 09.30

'Enterprise' - Keynote: Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

09.30 - 10.45

The Enterprise Economy: The Skills Agenda
Chair: Martin Vander Weyer, Business Editor, Spectator.
Panel: Simon Jewell, Director, Strategic Capability Solutions, BAE Systems; Martin Bright, Founder and Chief Executive, New Deal of the Mind; Professor Steven Haberman, Director and Deputy Dean, Cass Business School; Shirley Soskin, Managing Partner and Founder, Silverhawk Partners

10.45 - 11.15


11.15 - 12.30

Women in Enterprise: always the winner?
Chair: Julia Hobsbawm, CEO and Chair, Editorial Intelligence
Panel: Dinah Bennett, Director, International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise; Katie Hopkins, Owner and Founder, Katie Hopkins Ltd; Rachel Krys, Director, Inclusive Employers; Gita Patel, Director and Fund Manager, Stargate Capital Management Limited.

12.45 - 13.15

‘Skills for a New Era of Great British Enterprise’ - Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, the John Lewis Partnership in conversation with Faisal Islam, Economics Editor, Channel 4 News

13.15 - 14.30

Lunch and travel to next venue

14.30 - 15.45

Chair: Luke Johnson, Commentator, FT and Chairman, Risk Capital Partners
Panel: Oli Barrett, Founder, Make Your Mark with a Tenner; Stephan Chambers, Director, MBA and EMBA, Said Business School and Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepeneurship, Skoll Foundation; Peter Higgins, Chairman, Charles Tyrwhitt, Joe Brown and Schneider and former Chairman, Cath Kidston; Sam Roddick, Founder, Coco De Mer

15.45 - 16.15

Tea Break

16.15 - 16.45

'Thought for the Day'
Julie Meyer
, Chief Executive, Ariadne Capital
Giles Gibbons, Partner, Good Business
Chaired by James Crabtree, Comment Editor, Financial Times

16.45 - 18.00

Closing Panel: Takeouts from Today
Chair: Matthew Gwyther, Editor, Management Today
Panel: Stephan Chambers, Director of the MBA and EMBA, Said Business School and Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Skoll Foundation; Inmaculada Martinez, Partner, Opus Corporate Finance LLP; Donald Steel, Former Chief Media Spokesman, BBC & Specialist in Reputation and Crisis Management; Stefan Stern, Director of Strategy, Edelman; Derek Wyatt, Digital Consultant and Founder, Oxford Internet Institute and Internet Policy Institute

18.00 - 19.00

Evening Drinks Reception

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