Event

BESA SME Business Conference 2019

23 October 2019

We are delighted to share with you our plans for our annual BESA SME Business Conference (formerly Launchpad Conference) taking place on 23 October 2019. 

When

9:30am - 4:30pm

Where

The Westminster Conference Centre
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET View Map

Price

Free

We are delighted to share with you our plans for our annual BESA SME Business Conference (formerly Launchpad Conference) taking place on 23 October 2019. 

 

This is a free event aimed at BESA Launchpad subscribers as well as SME BESA members.

This full day conference will feature many brilliant speakers from organisations including DIT and EDUCATE.

You can now find the full agenda below:

 

10.00: Coffee and registration 

 

10.30: Introduction and welcome

 

10.40: Business support and export advice:

Steve Whitley

Vipul Bhargava (DiT)

Yasmin Barnett (BESA)

John Nichols (Get my Grades) 

 

11:20: Exploring new frontiers: the post-Brexit landscape explained – Alexander Shea 

 

Comfort break

 

12.00: Securing investment: where to begin, what to expect and what to avoid

Patrick Hayes (Chair)

Frank Suttie (Education Legals)

Melody Lang (MPAEducation)

Manjit Sareen (Natterhub)

Justin Smith (Educational App Store)

 

12.45: Lunch

 

13.30: Marketing and social media guidance:  Julia Garvey

 

13.50: Coming up from BESA: William Prieto Parra

 

14.00: Lessons from start-ups who win awards
Nina Iles (Chair)

Murray Morrison (Tassomai)

Ahrani Logan (Peapodicity)

Patrick Hayes (BESA)

Stella James (Gooseberry Planet)

 

14.45: SpeakerGeoff Gladding, DIT

 

15.00: Tea and coffee break

 

15.30: The power of the eco-system:

Nina Iles (Chair)

Cleo Fatoorehchi (UCL EDUCATE)

Nancy Wilkinson (Nesta)

Remi Toyobo (Bett Futures)

David Angrave (Twinkl) 

 

Sign up below to avoid missing out! 

Please note: Due to this being a free event we do over sell tickets to account for drop outs. Please arrive on time to ensure admittance. Registering for a ticket may not equal entry. 

 

New: As you may have seen we are hosting an after event networking drinks at The Loosebox, a bar close to the event from 16:30 onward. These networking drinks will now include a Brexit Troubleshooting Surgery for SMEs. This reception will allow companies the opportunity to meet with experts, ask questions to and share experiences and advice with fellow UK education suppliers on Brexit planning.

By signing up for the BESA SME Business Conference 2019, you will automatically be registered for the networking drinks and Brexit Trouble Shooting Surgery for SMEs. If you do not wish to attend this section of the day, please email roisin@besa.org.uk.