Programme – 10th October 2018

CEO Breakfast Forum

7:15 – 9:00 am CEO Breakfast Forum

Featuring: Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, Sky Plc; Owen Brennan, Executive Chairman, Devenish Group; Angela McGowan, Regional Director, CBI Northern Ireland

  • Welcome and Introduction – Wendy Austin, BBC
  • Sponsor’s Address: Responsible Leadership and Futureproofing your Business  – Richard Donnan, Head of Ulster Bank
  • The Responsible Business Challenge – Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community
  • The Northern Ireland Economy: How Sustainable? – Angela McGowan, Regional Director, CBI Northern Ireland
  • The Importance of Innovation – Owen Brennan, Executive Chairman, Devenish Group
  • Futureproofing your Business – Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, Sky plc
  • Panel Discussion: Angela McGowan; Kirsty Britz, Director of Sustainable Banking, RBS Group; Owen Brennan; Jeremy Darroch

Responsible Business Summit 2018

8:30 – 9:00 am Business Expo/Tea and coffee

9:15 – 11:00 am Plenary: What is the Future for Business?

  • Welcome and Introduction – Wendy Austin, BBC
  • Sponsor’s Address: Is sustainability for business a reality? – Kirsty Britz, Director of Sustainable Banking, RBS Group
  • Share your views
  • A key for futureproofing your business: Education – Joysy John, Director of Education, NESTA
  • Futureproofing your Business – Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, Sky plc
  • Question & Answers – Panel: Kirsty Britz; Joysy John; Jeremy Darroch; and Owen Brennan, Executive Chairman, Devenish Group
  • Concluding Comments – Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community

11:00 am Networking Break and Business Expo

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Workshops (delegates can choose one)

The Changing Face of Communication
Embracing user-generated Content

The Future of Work and Education
Investigating how the world of work will change and helping business understand the skills in demand, technological impact and other megatrends

The Problem with Plastics
How can we protect our planet? How does the Circular Economy play its part?

Listening in the Workplace
Exploring this undervalued and underused mental health tool

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Business Expo

1:30 – 2:30 pm The Big Communities Debate

Understanding and tackling the issue of social mobility – how business can generate equality of opportunity for all, regardless of where someone is born. An interactive session with lively debate and polling for opinion

  • Welcome and Introduction – Wendy Austin, BBC
  • Sponsor’s Address: Tech Know-How – the new way to get ahead for the next generation – Liz Williams, Director, Digital Society, BT
  • Skills, employability, productivity and inclusive growth – Mark Huddleston, Managing Director, jheSOLUTIONS Limited
  • Social Mobility and the Professions – David Armstrong, Partner, PWC
  • Does Success Depend on Where You Live?  – Denise Cranston, Head of Community Programmes, Business in the Community
  • How to Futureproof and Disrupt your Business – The Business Case for Social Mobility – Rioch Edwards-Brown, Founder, So You Wanna Be in TV?
  • Debate and Discussion – Panel: Made up of all speakers
  • Five Key Steps to Futureproof your Business to ensure Social Mobility and Inclusion – Rioch Edwards-Brown, Founder, So You Wanna Be in TV?

2:30 – 3:00 pm Networking Break and Business Expo

3:00 – 4:00 pm Workshops (delegates can choose one)

Technology: Friend or Foe in futureproofing your business
The pros and cons of technology in business

Developing your Flagship Education/Skills Programme
Why do some employers develop their own programme; how they’ve done it; and what have been the successes and pitfalls along the way?

Two-degrees economy
How science-based targets can futureproof your business

Engage, Include, Succeed
Tools for futureproofing your business

4:00 – 4:15 pm Networking