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Book Before 17th May & Save £150! Europe’s Leading One-Day Driving Change Conference Returns To London With 26 Speakers Including Coca Cola, Sky, Debenhams, O2 & More…

Drive Next-Level, Sustained & Engaging Cultural & Organisational Change Strategies: Engage & Communicate With Diverse Employees & Leaders, Implement Agile, Positive Cultures & Harness New Technologies To Win Business Wide Buy-In & Measurably Boost Long-Term Change Success

Europe’s Leading One-Day, Practitioner-Led Driving Change Conference & Networking Event, 12th September 2018,  Lord's Cricket Ground, Central London

Join 26 Cross-Sector, Brand-Side Change Practitioners To Drive Next-Level, Sustained & Engaging Cultural & Organisational Change Strategies:

  1. Inspire Powerful & Sustained Employee Engagement: Boost motivation to win buy-in and truly embed long-term change business-wide
  2. Drive Long-Term Cultural Change: Maximise engagement and performance throughout the culture change journey
  3. Positive, Change-Ready Cultures & Behaviours: Successfully influence mindsets for engaged, motivated and change-ready colleagues
  4. Next-Level, Impactful Strategies & Models: Optimise project outcomes with flexible, collaborative change models and methods
  5. Critical Change Influencers – Adaptable Strategies For Uncertain Times… From Brexit and market change to changing expectations and diverse workforces to attracting generations of talent
  6. Empower & Engage Leaders To Drive Strong Communications: Best-practice approaches to ensure change messages are reaching and engaging colleagues and leaders
  7. Effective Digital Transformation & New Technology Opportunities: Overcome the challenges of transformational change and tech advancements to future-proof your change strategies
  8. Prove Impact, Win Buy-In, Drive Change Success: Effective techniques for demonstrating the positive outcomes and benefits of change
  9. Build Agile Organisational Capabilities: Meet the demands of changing organisational environments with agile, flexible, resilient workforces
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9 Advanced Sessions Focused On Your Toughest Challenges: People Engagement • Next-Level Strategies • Changing Cultures & Behaviours • Change-Ready Cultures • Communications & Leaders • Critical Change Influencers • Measuring Impact • Agile • Digital & Technology

Why Attend This Driving Change Conference?

  • Dedicated Innovative Case Studies & Lessons Learnt: One day featuring 26+ industry leaders presenting on your hottest organisational change challenges
  • Informal 1-2-1 Advice Clinics
  • Interactive Q&A - Quiz the panelists on Engagement, Culture & Critical Influencers
  • Best-Practice Experience Sharing
  • 5 Peer-To-Peer Networking Discussions
  • 2 Conference Chairpersons
  • PLUS - Lord's Afternoon Cream Team Networking

Can you help companies drive and deliver successful change? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@drivingchangeconference.com.

Book your exhibition stand and two delegate passes before 17th May for just £2,099+VAT (SAVE £700)Book your stand here. Please note that we have a limited amount of exhibition space available and stands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

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08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Jim Cockin, Head of Internal Communications, Sky


09.20 Powerful, Next-Level Approaches For Driving Strong, Sustained Employee Engagement To Maintain Performance & Embed Long-Term Change

Christian Tye, Director of Strategic Programmes, TUI Group


09.40 What Works & What Doesn’t When Engaging Employees Business-Wide During Times Of Change?

Natalie Adams, Head of Organisational Development, Holiday Extras

Catherine Allen, Head of Keeping People Happy, Ella’s Kitchen

Julie Gibson, Change/Programmes Director, Brakes Group

Michael Cashman, Business Change Management Director, HM Revenue & Customs

Rachel Ovington, HR Business, Partner Corporate & Commercial, KP Snacks Ltd

Silviu Miron, Director Business Transformation, Avon Cosmetics UK


10.10 Implementing Effective Change Strategies To Optimise Project Outcomes & Sustain Long-Term Change Goals

Wendy Macdonald, HR Director UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel

10.30 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


10.30 Answer your burning questions with one-to-one advice and insights – limited places available; first come, first served!

Natalie Adams, Head of Organisational Development, Holiday Extras

Carl Akintola-Davies, Head of Learning & Organisation Development, House of Commons

11.00 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. Can you help clients drive and deliver successful change? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email info@drivingchangeconference.com


11.30 Embedding Sustained Cultural & Behavioural Change To Improve Long-Term Performance & Outcomes

Mandeep Heer, Director of Strategic Partnering & People Transformation, O2 (Telefónica UK)


11.50 Inspiring & Maintaining Positive Cultures & Behaviours To Encourage Change-Ready Workforces & Drive Success

Betony Kelly, Head of Behaviour Change, Department for Education


12.10 15 Minutes’ Quick-Fire Joint Q&A With The Panellists Around Embedding Positive Cultures And Driving Cultural Change – What Is Best Practice When It Comes To Organisational Cultures?

Annette Swinburn, Director of Organisation Design & Development, Debenhams

Ben Hutchinson, Head of Business Change, Thales UK

Anita Cunningham, Head of HR, Development & Organisational Effectiveness, P&O Ferries


12.30 Empowering Leaders & Communicating Effectively To Build & Sustain Employee Engagement & Power Successful Organisational Change

Estelle Hollingsworth, Vice President Talent & Development, Virgin Atlantic Airways & Virgin Holidays

Myra Cooke, Head of Talent & Performance, Virgin Atlantic Airways

12.50 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners


13.30 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Process Transformation In A Digital World

Suzy Jearum, Associate Director, Continuous Improvement & Integration, Coca-Cola European Partners

B) Preparing Managers To Be Change-Ready Leaders

Nick Davies, Change Management Lead, Imperial Tobacco UK&I

C) Complex, Global Change

Mark Irwin, Global Head of Talent, Leadership & Organisational Development, Godiva Chocolatier

D) The Change Curve

Julie Gibson, Change/Programmes Director, Brakes Group

E) Continuous Improvement & Processes

Ursula Dolton, Director of IT & Business Change, British Heart Foundation

13.50 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Michael Cashman, Business Change Management Director, HM Revenue & Customs


14.00 Driving Change In A Changing World: Establishing Adaptable Strategies & Processes To Maintain Organisation Success In Times Of Uncertainty & Change

Catherine Hamilton, IT Business Performance Director, Post Office

Maria Lodetti, Business Change Senior Manager, Mars

Pauline Hogg, Senior Director UK HR, Arla Foods


14.30 Winning Long-Term Buy-In & Support With Effective Metrics & Techniques For Measuring & Proving The Impact & Benefits Of Change Programmes

Sam Ghotey, Head of Continuous Improvement & Projects (UK), PhotoBox

14.50 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. Can you help clients drive and deliver successful change? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email info@drivingchangeconference.com


15.20 Best-Practice Experience Sharing

Share your experiences and lessons learnt and harness the collective knowledge and experience of your peers in this informal 15-minute best practice sharing session.

15.35 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking & Lord's Afternoon Cream Tea


16.05 Leveraging Agile & Changing Workforce Behaviours To Meet The Demands Of A Changing Business Environment

Francis Lake, Head of Organisation Development, CYBG PLC


16.25 Successfully Adapt To The Changing Workplace & Harness New Digital, Technology & Automation Opportunities To Facilitate Efective Organisational Transformation

Guest Speaker TBC; Please Check The Website For Details

16.45 Chair’s Closing Remarks

Michael Cashman, Business Change Management Director, HM Revenue & Customs

17.00 Official Close Of Conference

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Driving Change Conference, please email info@drivingchangeconference.com or call us on +44 (0)20 3479 2299.