The UK Innovation Summit

29th November, Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, Marylebone, London, W1G 9DT

The summit will provide companies with a practical, actionable guide to improving their productivity and growth through innovation, by helping them target their efforts, realising the potential of new technologies, developing ideas and making them a commercial success.

The programme has been developed in cooperation with Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and Chair of the Productivity Leadership Group, Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General of the CBI and McKinsey, who are our Knowledge Partner for the summit. We are delighted that Sir Charlie Mayfield, Carolyn Fairbairn and Vivian Hunt, Managing Partner, UK & Ireland, McKinsey, are all confirmed to speak at the summit.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership and Chair of the Productivity Leadership Group
  • Dr Ruth McKernan, CBE, Chief Executive, Innovate UK
  • Phil Smith, Chairman, Cisco UK and Ireland
  • Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI
  • Mike Cherry, National Chairman, The Federation of Small Businesses
  • Sir John Peace, Chairman of the Board, Midlands Engine
  • Alison Mitchell, Executive Director, Sensor City
  • Gary Woodman, CEO Worcestershire LEP
  • Tera Allas, Senior Fellow Fellow, McKinsey Center for Government
  • Jonathan Haskel, Professor of Economics, Imperial College
  • Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF
  • Paul Harris, Director of Economic Development, Rolls-Royce
  • Ben Morgan, Head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group, Factory 2050
  • Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy, The Institute of Directors
  • Tony Danker, Chief Executive, Productivity Leadership Group
  • Chris Blade, Managing Director, Cumbria Crystal
  • Vivian Hunt, Managing Partner, UK & Ireland, McKinsey & Company
  • Andy Page, CEO, Sharing in Growth UK Ltd

The expert speaker panel will examine a range of issues through a combination of case studies and highly interactive panel discussions:

• How to improve the impact of the UK’s investment in R&D, infrastructure and commercialisation
• Innovation diffusion and digital innovation as a driver
• The importance of becoming an export-led business and re-orienting trading strategies to the world outside Europe
• Workplace practices: productivity through people and the impact of effective leadership programmes
• How incremental change can generate huge improvements in productivity
• The importance of education, skills development and talent retention
• Measuring and benchmarking: end-to-end benchmarking, from corporate level metrics to front-line operations
• How to use benchmarking itself to improve productivity

Delegate Fees and Registration
Private Sector: £599.00 + VAT
Public Sector: £299.00 + VAT
Small Company: £199.00 + VAT (less than 50 employees)

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