AGENDA

There is something for everyone, whether you want to listen to engaging keynote talks, attend intimate seminar and presentation sessions or connect with useful contacts through informal and formal networking opportunities.

BIO remains true to its mission of raising Oxfordshire’s profile as an excellent place for business and acting as a catalyst for collaboration.

Morning

Room: Cotswold
8:00 - 10:00
Breakfast Buffet
Room: Cotswold
8:30 - 9:15 Speed Networking Sponsored by Carter Jonas
Grab a coffee and a doughnut and increase your connections and business contacts. BIO Speed networking lasts for 45 minutes and enables you to make up to 20 new connections in a fun and relaxed way.
Room: Thames
09.15 - 10.15
Opening Ceremony
We will hear from:

Nigel Tipple
Chief Executive, Oxfordshire LEP
Richard Rosser,
CEO, The In Oxford Group
Councillor Bob Price,
Leader of Oxford City Council
Eliot Forster,
Immunocore

Refreshment Break

Room: Cotswold
Seminar: "Doing Business in an Ever-Changing World "
Peter Arnold, EY “UK Economic and Regional Outlook”
David Rutherford, EY “Market Observations and New Research Designed to Facilitate Debate”
James Ward, MyClientSpace “Building a Business In Oxford”
Josie Cluer, EY “Talent “Talent - The Opportunity from The Apprenticeship Levy”
Room: Thames
Seminar: "Establishing a Strong Brand Presence in Today's Crowded Business Landscape"
John Kennedy, Wildbore & Gibbons "The Challenges for Brands in a Changing Landscape"
Mark Beard, Beard Construction “Building trust, People and Customer Service”
Alun Williams, Luna Branding "Branding Essentials for Business Growth"
Marios Papadopolous Oxford Philharmonic “How to run an Orchestra like a Business”
Room: Cherwell
Seminar: "Know your Business with Google Analytics"
Abbey Oladapo, Google Digital Garage
Room: Hinksey
Seminar: "Elevate Your Business"
Trevor French, Barclays “Supporting your Business in a new Trading Landscape”
Nik Powell, National Film & Television School “10 Lessons of an Entrepreneur”
Joy Le Fevre, Haiku Consulting “Powering up your PR”
Carl Selby, Hedges Law Taking your professional advice to the next level
Room: Vale
Seminar: "Oxford - A Dynamic Economy"
Dr Eliot Forster, Immunocore "Working together to grow our Innovation Economy"
Cllr Bob Price, Oxford City Council “New Areas for Economic Development”
Richard Venables, VSL & Partners “Future commercial development in Oxfordshire and innovations in property development”
Room: Ridgeway
Seminar: "Employability: Inspiring and Training Tomorrow's Workforce"
Ryan Johnson, National Citizen Service “Engaging the Next Generation”
Alistair Fitt, Oxford Brookes University “How to deliver the Industrial Strategy”
Liam Tothill, SUPA Academy “How do we best prepare people for the workplace of tomorrow?”
Laura-Jane Rawlings, Youth Employment UK “What it takes to be a Youth Friendly Employer”
Room: Wytham
City Mazes Interactive Experience
Workshop Description Would you like to play a game...? Here's your chance to test your wits, and challenge your mind!  Your objective is to work together as a team, to solve puzzles and clues that are in front of you inside the game room, to figure out what you need to do, and hopefully escape within an hour. You need to work together, and use all the minds in the room, so this is a great way to have fun, but also work on your teamwork and communication skills! Come and try our CPD games... and let us lock you up! 
Room: Cotswold
The Cocktail Service
Workshop Description: Learn to make cocktails like a professional with The Cocktail Service! Our fully interactive cocktail making sessions will not just give you industry tips and techniques, but show you how to create cocktails like a professional Mixologist!

Refreshment Break

Room: Cotswold
Seminar: "The Secret Formula For Sales Success"
Samuel Boateng, BBC Apprentice "The Secret Art of Sales Unveiled"
Nick Coleman, Snaffling Pig "Yes, this is a Talk about Pork Scratchings"
Mike Clare, Clarenco “Perseverance, People and Passion”
James White – InTouch CRM “TRACKFARE – The Foundations you MUST have in place to obtain Sales Success”
Room: Thames
Seminar: "Running a Family Business: The Issues and Solutions"
Sue Staunton, James Cowper Kreston
James Pitt, Hook Norton Brewery
Toby Walker, Hedges Law
Room: Cherwell
Seminar: "How to stay ahead as Digital Transforms Your World"
Paul Wood, Indulge Media “Intelligent Website Management”
Jennifer Esty, Sharp Ahead “How to generate 200 new sales leads in 3 months with no additional staff”
Karen Bonnett, Vodafone “Understanding the role of Technology in Improving Productivity"
Richard March, CIS “Are you ready for GDPR?”
Room: Hinksey
Seminar: Winning Team: Moving from High Potential to High Performance
Annabel Chaffey, Team GB “How to Achieve Success”
Jeremy Mohammed, Payrolls Direct “Ultimate Productivity Hacks”
Paul Avins, Paul Avins Enterprises Ltd “Team Dynamics: Secrets of High Performing Teams that Deliver Growth in Competitive Times“
Room: Vale
Seminar: "Financial Muscle for Your Business"
Simon Smith, Wellers “How to shift your start-up into growth”
Christina Nawrocki, Wellers “The business tax reliefs you need to explore”
Ifty Nasir, VESTD “Why Cash isn’t your only option for Growth”
Room: Ridgeway
Seminar: "Wellness"
Helen Money Nutrition “Eating for Workplace Performance”
TLA Fitness “The benefits to individuals and companies of starting and following a training plan, plus how best to get started”
Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity “Increasing productivity and reducing absenteeism through workplace health initiatives”
Aston & James “Workplace and Wellness Connected”
Complete Massage Oxford “Self massage and stretching to do at work”
Room: Wytham
City Mazes Interactive Experience
Workshop Description Would you like to play a game...? Here's your chance to test your wits, and challenge your mind!  Your objective is to work together as a team, to solve puzzles and clues that are in front of you inside the game room, to figure out what you need to do, and hopefully escape within an hour. You need to work together, and use all the minds in the room, so this is a great way to have fun, but also work on your teamwork and communication skills! Come and try our CPD games... and let us lock you up! 
Room: Cotswold
The Cocktail Service
Workshop Description: Learn to make cocktails like a professional with The Cocktail Service! Our fully interactive cocktail making sessions will not just give you industry tips and techniques, but show you how to create cocktails like a professional Mixologist!

Afternoon

Room: Cotswold
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch
Room: Cotswold
13:00 - 13:45 Speed Networking Sponsored by Carter Jonas
Grab a coffee and a doughnut and increase your connections and business contacts. BIO Speed networking lasts for 45 minutes and enables you to make up to 20 new connections in a fun and relaxed way.
Room: Wytham
City Mazes Interactive Experience
Workshop Description Would you like to play a game...? Here's your chance to test your wits, and challenge your mind!  Your objective is to work together as a team, to solve puzzles and clues that are in front of you inside the game room, to figure out what you need to do, and hopefully escape within an hour. You need to work together, and use all the minds in the room, so this is a great way to have fun, but also work on your teamwork and communication skills! Come and try our CPD games... and let us lock you up! 
Room: Cotswold
The Cocktail Service
Workshop Description “Learn to make cocktails like a professional with The Cocktail Service! Our fully interactive cocktail making sessions will not just give you industry tips and techniques, but show you how to create cocktails like a professional Mixologist!”  
Room: Cotswold
Seminar: "Business in the Community (csr)"
Frank Nigriello, Unipart “A brief introduction to Unipart’s strategy for Responsible Business”
Celine Gagnon, The Funding Network “Corporate Crowdfunding & The Funding Network Oxford”
Imran Malik, Imran Malik PR“Diversity within the Creative Industry”
Jayne Woodley, Oxfordshire Community Foundation“Reciprocate - Achieving Profit with Purpose”
Room: Thames
Seminar: "Innovation in Oxford"
Jo Willett, Oxford Innovation “Supporting Oxford’s innovations through three decades”
Mike Lawton, Oxford Space Systems “From Ideas to Orbit: The Challenges of Developing Technology in the New Space Race”
Claire Jacques, Brookstreet des Roches “Safeguarding your data in a digital world – Data and cyber security legal update”
Room: Cherwell
Seminar: "Global Markets, Creative industries, & UK innovation"
Professor Katrin Kohl, University of Oxford “Multilingual advantages in international markets and creative industries”
Professor Rajinder Dudrah, Birmingham City University “Multilingual advantages in international markets and creative industries”
Matthew Smart, University of Oxford “Informing national strategic investment through the Oxfordshire Transformative Technologies Alliance Science and Innovation Audit”
Room: Hinksey
Seminar: "Tell your Story Online"
Abbey Oladapo, Google Digital Garage -
Room: Vale
Seminar: "The Building Blocks of Oxford"
David Dunne, Savvy Construction Future “Future-Proofing the City with Maintenance and Renovations”
Lycia Lobo, Ashmolean Museum “Ashmolean Museum: A financially sustainable model?”
Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, Oxford Science Park“The Ingredients for Successful Place-making”
Mike Naworynsky, Conference OxfordFrom B&B to Rocket Science – The challenge of finding unique venues for meetings, conferences and events in Oxford
Room: Wytham
City Mazes Interactive Experience
Workshop Description: Would you like to play a game...? Here's your chance to test your wits, and challenge your mind!

Your objective is to work together as a team, to solve puzzles and clues that are in front of you inside the game room, to figure out what you need to do, and hopefully escape within an hour. You need to work together, and use all the minds in the room, so this is a great way to have fun, but also work on your teamwork and communication skills! Come and try our CPD games... and let us lock you up! 
Room: Cotswold
The Cocktail Service
Workshop Description: Learn to make cocktails like a professional with The Cocktail Service! Our fully interactive cocktail making sessions will not just give you industry tips and techniques, but show you how to create cocktails like a professional Mixologist!

Refreshment Break

Room: Cotswold
Seminar: "The Vision of Smart Oxford: The Living Lab and Learning City"
Sebastian Johnson, Oxford City Council & Smart Oxford “Improving the city through innovation, technology and creativity”
Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company “Innovate to Survive”
Llewelyn Morgan, Oxfordshire County Council “Innovating to tackle transport challenges”
Room: Thames
Seminar: "Fit for Business: How to achieve an effective Work Life Balance"
Hussain Manawer “Mental Health Matters”
You HR
Richard Hart – Oxford City Athletics Club"Volunteering and participating in sport as an essential part of the work/life balance"
Room: Cherwell
Seminar: "The Future of the Digital Economy"
Tim Killeen, Complete IT “The Prolific Rise in Ransomware”
Antony David, MD of SSL and Co-Founder of The Oxford Technology and Media Network “Technology & Media in Oxford”
Aaron Rudman-Hawkins, The Evergreen Agency “Empowering Small Businesses”
Jacob Wedderburn-Day & Anthony Collias , City Stashers “How the Digital Economy Shapes Marketplaces”
Room: Hinksey
Seminar: "Leadership"
Dr. Paul Jackson, Oxford Brookes University “Why digital matters – and what you can do about it”
Alison Haill, Oxford Professional Consulting“The Neuroscience of Engagement”
Chris Gardener, Strategic Mentors “Less Busyness More Leadership”
Bob Price, Oxford City Council “Can a City be led?”
Room: Wytham
City Mazes Interactive Experience
Workshop Description: Would you like to play a game...? Here's your chance to test your wits, and challenge your mind!

Your objective is to work together as a team, to solve puzzles and clues that are in front of you inside the game room, to figure out what you need to do, and hopefully escape within an hour. You need to work together, and use all the minds in the room, so this is a great way to have fun, but also work on your teamwork and communication skills! Come and try our CPD games... and let us lock you up! 
Room: Cotswold
The Cocktail Service
Workshop Description: Learn to make cocktails like a professional with The Cocktail Service! Our fully interactive cocktail making sessions will not just give you industry tips and techniques, but show you how to create cocktails like a professional Mixologist!
Room: Thames
Closing Ceremony Join us for the BIO closing ceremony where you'll hear from Tom Nicholson of The Oxford Artisan Distillery, complimented by a refreshing Gin and Tonic courtesy of The Cocktail Service.

Closing Drinks

Relax and unwind after a thought provoking day with Live Music courtesy of The Jazz Trio, accompanied with Fine Wine and tasty Nibbles.

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