UNLOCKING INNOVATIONTHROUGH DIVERSITY

Schedule & Speakers

HEADLINE SPONSORS


INTERNATIONAL DAY

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY DAY

TECHNOLOGY

KNOWLEDGE FORUM

EXHIBITION

AND TRADE SHOW

WORKSHOPS

AND SEMINARS

INNOVATION

CHALLENGE

C-SUITE

SPEAKERS

AWARDS

SPEAKERS

DAY 1 – MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER


INTERNATION DAYS (PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT) BY INVITATION ONLY

Shakespeare’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon


8:30: Group departs from Genting Hotel


09.30: Registration


10:15: Seminars/ Panel Sessions

  • Global Supplier Diversity – different countries, different context: Panel Discussion with GSDA Founders
  • Redefining Supplier Diversity across Europe: Introducing MSD-DE
  • Local issues, complexities and the US legacy of Supplier Diversity: Thinking outside the box to succeed in global efforts. Panel Discussion with US, UK & South African SD managers

13.00: Lunch


13.45: Seminar

  • Economic Outlook while UK prepares for Brexit
  • Question time with Global MBEs

15.30: High Tea

  • Opportunity for 121 meetings

17.15: Depart for Genting Hotel

DAY 2 – TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY DAY


08.30: Registration


09.30: Official Opening

  • Sponsors Welcome & Keynote Address

10:15 – 13:00: Business Exhibition


11.00 – 11.30: Silent Workshop

  • Fiona to update

11.45 – 12.30: Silent Workshop 2

  • Agile Methodology

13.00: Lunch


14.00 – 16.30: Business Exhibition


14.45 – 15.45: Meet The Buyer

  • Opportunity to have pre-selected 121 meetings

16.00 – 16.30: Silent Workshop 3

  • Fiona to update

16.30: Close

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER


KNOWLEDGE FORUM & AWARDS DINNER

KNOWLEDGE FORUM HOSTED BY AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST & TV NEWSREADER, KRISHNAN GURUMURTHY


07.00 – 08.00: Morning Yoga With Smoothie Bar


08.30: Registration


09.30: Official Opening By Krishnan Guru-Murthy


09.45: Sponsor’s Address


10.00 – 11.00: C-Suite Panel

  • Going beyond spend to embed diversity in business through innovation- A panel session with CPOs, CFOs, CTOs from global corporations

11.00: Break


11.30: MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge Round 1

  • First 5 of 10 finalists pitch their ideas on main stage

11.30: Workshop 1 – Global Approaches To Supplier Inclusion

  • Supply Chain workshop Business Hub

11.30: Workshop 2 – Scaling Up While Embracing Change To Meet Business And Customer Demands

  • Hear from business leaders sharing how they have approached these tough challenges while sustaining / growing their business

12.30: Lunch


13.30: Conversation With Entrepreneurs

  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy in conversation with 5 successful entrepreneurs sharing their journey

14.30: MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge Round 2

  • Final 5 of 10 finalists pitch their ideas on main stage

14.30: Workshop 1 – Addressing Disruption In The Professional & Legal Service Industry

  • Join this session as leaders in strategy, skill, and workforce development share their experiences that allow employers to grow their business and develop their workforce

14.30: Workshop 2 – Face To Face With Supply Chain Disruption & Innovation Across Diverse Industries

  • Join this workshop as we talk about change, disruption and innovative advancements to understand the impacts to the supply chain of today and tomorrow in energy, real estate, and financial services industry

15.45: Closing Plenary

  • Launch of MSDUK Innovation & Knowledge Hub: Rising to the changing needs of the industry & preparing minority businesses for the future

16.15: Close

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER (EVENING)


MSDUK 2018 BUSINESS AWARDS DINNER

HOSTED BY BRITISH STAND-UP COMEDIAN, AVA VIDAL


18:00: Pre-Awards Reception


19:30: Awards Ceremony Commences


23.30: Carriages

With thanks to our 2018 Sponsors and Partners