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Brittelstand Symposium 2019 (Henley-on-Thames)

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Event information
Date 17 September 2019
Time 7:30-16:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
Event types:
Alumni events

We are delighted to inform you about the fourth annual Brittelstand Symposium and to invite you to register your interest to attend our biggest event of the calendar year, the Brittelstand Symposium, which is to be held on 18th September 2019 at Henley Business School's Greenlands campus.

Co-hosted by Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business United, the Brittelstand Symposium is an invitation-only forum where business leaders of mid-sized companies learn about and discuss the pressing issues facing businesses today. The Symposium features an impressive line-up of high profile keynote and breakout session panel speakers.

Delegates can choose to attend four of the eight 40 minute breakout sessions across the day, with each one will covering topics including:

  • Developing leadership capabilities for business success
  • Driving digital transformation
  • Creating a culture of innovation to flourish
  • Embracing active business coaching to grow your business
  • Know how AI can grow your business
  • Building customer loyalty and maximising lifetime value
  • Investing in content marketing to grow your business
  • Rebalancing technical and soft skills for digital age

Confirmed Keynotes:

We have assembled over 30 senior executives to speak at the Symposium and are particularly thrilled to have already secured four high profile keynote speakers, Rain Newton-Smith (Chief Economist, CBI), Sean Taylor DL (CEO, Redwood Technologies), Scot Gardener (Chief Executive, Cisco UK and Ireland) and Alan Coad (MD, UK and Ireland Google Cloud).

Confirmed Chairs:

Prof Moira Clark (Professor of Strategic Marketing and Director, The Henley Centre for Customer Management)

Sharon Curry (Partner and Executive Leadership Coach, The Trusted Executive Foundation)

Chris Dodson OBE (Chairman and Founder, Torftech)

Kim Gelling (Head of Friends, Marketing Director, Ella's Kitchen)

Keith Harrington (Partner and South East Region Chair, PwC)

Sotiris Kroustis (Private Business Leader, Partner at PwC)

Rob McCargow (Director of AI, PwC)

Ben Neville (Head of Group Marketing, Prodrive)

Asim Siddiqi (Partner, PwC)

Jurek Sikorski (Executive Director, Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship)

Sean Taylor DL (CEO, Redwood Technologies)

Prof Bernd Vogel (Director, Henley Centre for Leadership)

Confirmed Speakers:

Gemma Alvaraz (Global Lead AI Chatbot, Vodafone)

Richard Baxendale (MD, AO World)

William Bird MBE (CEO and Founder, Intelligent Health)

Tim Brownstone (CEO and Founder, KYMIRA)

Alan Coad (MD, Google Cloud UK and Ireland)

Ian Day (Co-author, Challenging Coaching book)

Mike Dunn (Founder and CEO, Rokami)

Sara El-Hanfy (Innovation Technologist, Innovate UK)

Dave Floyd (Co-Founder and CEO, Bullitt Group)

Matt Franklin (CEO, Roc Technologies)

Rod Gammons (Co-Founder and MD, Rotolight)

Scott Gardner (CEO, Cisco UK and Ireland)

David Griffiths (CEO, Fiscal Technologies)

Jeremy Harford (MD, Mestec)

Rachel Lockwood (Marketing Director, SAS)

Jim Malone (VP Sales, Opsview)

Rain Newton-Smith (Chief Economist, CBI)

Harry Novic (CEO and Co-Founder, Rocky.AI)

Sharon Pursey (CEO, SafeToNet)

Anna Rasmussen (CEO and Founder, Open Blend)

Mike Revell (MD, Activereach)

Tracey Sanderson (MD, Sensory Dimensions)

Aboodi Shabi (Leadership Coach and Lecturer, Henley Business School)

Chris Sykes (CEO, Volume AI)

David Taylor (MD, Prodrive Advanced Technologies)

Sean Taylor DL (CEO, Redwood Technologies)

Andrew Try (MD, Comxo)

Andrew Yates (CEO and Founder, Artesian Solutions)


By attending, you will make business connections amongst your peers, explore opportunities of mutual interest, find out how others are embracing innovation, share insights and good practices, learn from the speakers, find out how your peers have accessed funds for growth and many other relevant benefits.

Early Bird: £225.00 per delegate Sold Out

Standard: £275.00 per delegate

Rising Star: 50% OFF - Do you know someone in your company who has displayed exceptional potential recently? Invite them along for half price.


If you would like any further information on this event please message Frazer George, Events Officer at

*Please note that requests to attend can only be made by company representatives (leaders or shareholders) attaining greater than £1m turnover of wealth creating businesses. Your request will be submitted to an approvals process before tickets to the event can be purchased.

We thank our headline sponsor, PwC, for their contributions and support for the Brittelstand Symposium 2019.


We also thank our key supporters who have played a vital role in promoting and advertising the Brittelstand Symposium 2019.


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