UNLOCKING INNOVATION THROUGH DIVERSITY

Schedule of Events

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


INTERNATIONAL DAY (PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT) BY INVITATION ONLY

Headline Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Venue: Shakespeare’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon


8:30: Coach departs from Genting Hotel for Stratford-Upon-Avon


09.30: Registration


10:00: Sponsor’s Welcome- Increasing relevance of supplier diversity globally-An Introduction

Rondu Vincent, Bristol-Myers Squibb


10:15: Global Supplier Diversity – different countries, different context: Panel Discussion with GSDA Founders

Adrienne Trimble, NMSDC | Cassandra Dorrington, CAMSC | Mayank Shah, MSDUK | Gary Joseph, SASDC


11:15: Status Update on Germany: MSD-DE

Michael Bruggemann, TaylorWessing | Surja Bose, MSD-DE


12:00: 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

Brendon Raju, Cummins | Ben Ngobi, Accenture | Megan Stowe, Intel | Kiruba Sankar, Royal Bank of Canada | Colette Holt, Colette Holt & Associates | Nedra Dickson, Accenture


13.00: Networking Lunch


14:00: Economic Outlook and Contribution of EMBs to the Economy

Prof. Mark Hart, Aston Business School


14:45: Question time with Global MBEs: Pains and Gains of taking your business global

Reshma Moorthy, FTI USA | Rod Robinson, ConnXus | Farida Gibbs, Gibbs Hybrid | Sug Sahadevan, Testhouse |   Prof. Mark Hart, Aston Business School | Oz Kemal, AgileOne


15:30: Closing Remarks

Mayank Shah, MSDUK


15.30: B2B Meetings, High Tea, performance by Shakespeare Trust actors and a tour of the Shakespeare House


17.30: Coach departs for Genting Hotel

DAY 2 – TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY DAY 

Headline Sponsor: MSD

Venue: The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham


08.30: Registration


09:30: Sponsor’s Welcome

Will Holmes, MSD


09:40: Official Opening & Keynote Address

Andy Street, Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority


10:15: Business Exhibition


11:00: Silent Workshop 1

Delivering a Winning Pitch – David McQueen


11:30: Silent Workshop 2

Agile Methodology – Claire Barratt, IBM


13.00: Lunch


14:00: Business Exhibition


14:45 : Meet The Buyer

  • Opportunity to have pre-selected 121 meetings

15:30: Break


16.00: Silent Workshop 3

Blockchain – Surrey University


16.30: Close

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 


KNOWLEDGE FORUM

Headline Sponsor: Accenture

Hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Broadcast journalist and specialists news presenter

Venue: The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham


06:45: Fun Yoga With Smoothie Bar

Delivered by Dynamyk Yoga


08.30: Registration


09.30: Welcome and Opening Comments

Krishnan Guru-Murthy


09.45: Sponsor’s Address

Kai Nowosel, Accenture


10.00: CPO Panel – Showcasing innovation in business delivered through supplier diversity and inclusion

James K. Gruwell, Cummins | Kai Nowosel, Accenture | Jami Bliss, GlaxoSmithKline | Alastair Eadie, Bristol-Myers Squibb | Nandini Basuthakur, Procurement Leaders | Krishnan Guru-Murthy


11.00: Break


11.30: MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge Round 1- Sponsored by Cummins

  • First 6 of 12 finalists pitch their ideas on main stage

BREAKOUT SESSIONS- 11:30

 Workshop 1 – Glocal Approaches To Supplier Inclusion

Stephanie Boudart, Bristol-Myers Squibb | Vanessa Moore, Enterprise Rent-A-Car | Brendan Raju, Cummins | Mark Lomas, HS2 | Harish Bhayani, PRM Diversity Consultants


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

Farida Gibbs, Gibbs Hybrid | Chaithanya Kumar, Incepteo | Joel Blake OBE, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership | Amir Hashmi, ZSah | Cassandra Dorrington, CAMSC


12.30: Lunch


13.30: Guftugu 

Krishnan Guru-Murthy in conversation with Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO, AgileOne


14.30: MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge Round 2 – Sponsored by Cummins

  • Final 6 of 12 finalists pitch their ideas on main stage

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – 14:30

Workshop 3 – Industry Insights: Addressing Disruption In The Healthcare, Professional & Legal Service Industry

Will Holmes, MSD | Paul Harvey,  Marsh & McLennan Companies | David Halliwell, Pinsent Masons | Pardeep Johal, Barclays


14.30: Workshop 4 – Face To Face With Supply Chain Disruption & Innovation Across Banking, Real Estate & Tech ndustry

Justin Carty, CBRE Capital Advisory  | Megan Stowe, Intel | Michael Robinson, IBM | Theresa Harrison, EY


15:30: Break


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

Mayank Shah, MSDUK | Nedra Dickson, Accenture | Theresa Harrison, EY


16.15: Close

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 


MSDUK 2018 BUSINESS AWARDS DINNER

Headline Sponsor: Barclays

Hosted by British stand-up comedian Ava Vidal

Venue: The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham


18:00: Pre-Awards Reception – Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

Live Street Food counter- tastes from Mexico, the Medittereanen and Jamaica.


19:45: Hosts Welcome

Ava Vidal, British stand-up comedian


20:05: Sponsor’s Welcome and Address

Michael McKenna, Barclays


20:15: Dance Performance, Carnival Theme


20:30: Awards Ceremony, Part 1

Scale Up | Inclusive Procurement | Innovation | Supplier Diversity Advocate


20:55: Dinner and Desserts served


21:45: Keynote Address

Dinesh Dhamija, Founder, ebookers.com


22:30: Awards Ceremony, Part 2

Supplier Diversity Excellence | Entrepreneur of the Year | Businesswoman of the Year | Special Award


22:35 Vote of Thanks

Mayank Shah, CEO, MSDUK

Ava Vidal, British stand-up comedian

With thanks to our 2018 Sponsors and Partners