Agenda

Choose a 30-minute discussion from across all three streams and learn from the experience of the discussion leader, your fellow delegates, and share your own perspective. Each discussion group is limited to seven participants. Take a look at our 2018 agenda below.

8.30 am

Coffee and Registration


9.30 am

Chairman’s Welcome

Speakers:
Ravi Gidoomal photo
Ravi GidoomalSenior Council, Hennik Edge

9.40 am

Keynote: Managing FX and Commodity Risk

Speakers:
Callum Macpherson photo
Callum MacphersonCommodities Expert, Investec

9.55 am

Panel 1: Risk is a risky business. What is technology’s role is mitigating financial risk?

There are many unknowns we must face in our sector, today more than ever. Technology has a key role in reducing these uncertainties. From predictive analytics to mitigating insurance liabilities this panel looks at the role technology has to play in stripping out cost from your back office.

Speakers:
Belinda Smith photo
Belinda SmithFinance Director, Agrimech
Oliver Conger photo
Oliver CongerManaging Director, Rototherm Group
Elaine Pointon photo
Elaine PointonFinance Director - Northern Europe, RS Components

10.20 am

Discussion Table Discussion Session 1

Choose a discussion group to join from across all three conference streams – click the tabs to see the available discussion groups in each stream. Each discussion group lasts 30 minutes and is limited to 7 delegates. All discussion groups are concurrent, allowing you to work your way through the discussion groups that matter most to you over the course of the day.

Neil Anderson photoNeil AndersonManaging Director, Caterpillar - Skinningrove
Elaine Pointon photoElaine PointonFinance Director - Northern Europe, RS Components
Allan Dowie photoAllan DowieChief Financial Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Tony Hague photoTony HagueManaging Director, PP Control & Automation
Greg Rowe photoGreg RoweManaging Director, Greg Rowe Ltd
Ryan McCormick photoRyan McCormickDirector of Manufacturing, Xaar Plc
Jan Ward photoJan WardChief Executive Officer, Millers Oils
Belinda Smith photoBelinda SmithFinance Director, Agrimech
Bob Eastoe photoBob EastoeChief Operating Officer, Hypnos Beds
Ian Chammings photoIan ChammingsFinancial Director, TVR
James Dyson photoJames DysonTools & Methods Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Mike Houghton photoMike HoughtonManaging Director, Siemens
Grant Harley photoGrant HarleyFinance Transformation Operations Director, De La Rue

10.50 am

Coffee break and networking


11.10 am

Discussion Table Discussion Session 2

Neil Anderson photoNeil AndersonManaging Director, Caterpillar - Skinningrove
Elaine Pointon photoElaine PointonFinance Director - Northern Europe, RS Components
Allan Dowie photoAllan DowieChief Financial Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Tony Hague photoTony HagueManaging Director, PP Control & Automation
Greg Rowe photoGreg RoweManaging Director, Greg Rowe Ltd
Ryan McCormick photoRyan McCormickDirector of Manufacturing, Xaar Plc
Jan Ward photoJan WardChief Executive Officer, Millers Oils
Belinda Smith photoBelinda SmithFinance Director, Agrimech
Bob Eastoe photoBob EastoeChief Operating Officer, Hypnos Beds
Ian Chammings photoIan ChammingsFinancial Director, TVR
James Dyson photoJames DysonTools & Methods Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Mike Houghton photoMike HoughtonManaging Director, Siemens
Grant Harley photoGrant HarleyFinance Transformation Operations Director, De La Rue

11.40 am

Discussion Table Discussion Session 3

Neil Anderson photoNeil AndersonManaging Director, Caterpillar - Skinningrove
Elaine Pointon photoElaine PointonFinance Director - Northern Europe, RS Components
Allan Dowie photoAllan DowieChief Financial Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Tony Hague photoTony HagueManaging Director, PP Control & Automation
Greg Rowe photoGreg RoweManaging Director, Greg Rowe Ltd
Ryan McCormick photoRyan McCormickDirector of Manufacturing, Xaar Plc
Jan Ward photoJan WardChief Executive Officer, Millers Oils
Belinda Smith photoBelinda SmithFinance Director, Agrimech
Bob Eastoe photoBob EastoeChief Operating Officer, Hypnos Beds
Ian Chammings photoIan ChammingsFinancial Director, TVR
James Dyson photoJames DysonTools & Methods Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Mike Houghton photoMike HoughtonManaging Director, Siemens
Grant Harley photoGrant HarleyFinance Transformation Operations Director, De La Rue

12.10 pm

Lunch


13.10 pm

Lunchtime keynote: Win, Fulfill and Get Paid for Export Contracts

Speakers:
Richard Simon-Lewis photo
Richard Simon-LewisHead of Origination, UK Export Finance

13.25 pm

Panel 2: What are the quick wins to improve a working capital ratio?

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business and technology and novel techniques are now allowing businesses to be more agile, retain less stock and be more responsive to ever shifting consumer demands. Hear the lessons learned from our experts on this subject during this  panel debate.

Speakers:
Neil Anderson photo
Neil AndersonManaging Director, Caterpillar - Skinningrove
Allan Dowie photo
Allan DowieChief Financial Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Greg Rowe photo
Greg RoweManaging Director, Greg Rowe Ltd

13.45 pm

Discussion Table Discussion Session 4

Neil Anderson photoNeil AndersonManaging Director, Caterpillar - Skinningrove
Elaine Pointon photoElaine PointonFinance Director - Northern Europe, RS Components
Allan Dowie photoAllan DowieChief Financial Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Tony Hague photoTony HagueManaging Director, PP Control & Automation
Greg Rowe photoGreg RoweManaging Director, Greg Rowe Ltd
Ryan McCormick photoRyan McCormickDirector of Manufacturing, Xaar Plc
Jan Ward photoJan WardChief Executive Officer, Millers Oils
Belinda Smith photoBelinda SmithFinance Director, Agrimech
Bob Eastoe photoBob EastoeChief Operating Officer, Hypnos Beds
Ian Chammings photoIan ChammingsFinancial Director, TVR
James Dyson photoJames DysonTools & Methods Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Mike Houghton photoMike HoughtonManaging Director, Siemens
Grant Harley photoGrant HarleyFinance Transformation Operations Director, De La Rue

14.15 pm

Discussion Table Discussion Session 5

Neil Anderson photoNeil AndersonManaging Director, Caterpillar - Skinningrove
Elaine Pointon photoElaine PointonFinance Director - Northern Europe, RS Components
Allan Dowie photoAllan DowieChief Financial Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Tony Hague photoTony HagueManaging Director, PP Control & Automation
Greg Rowe photoGreg RoweManaging Director, Greg Rowe Ltd
Ryan McCormick photoRyan McCormickDirector of Manufacturing, Xaar Plc
Jan Ward photoJan WardChief Executive Officer, Millers Oils
Belinda Smith photoBelinda SmithFinance Director, Agrimech
Bob Eastoe photoBob EastoeChief Operating Officer, Hypnos Beds
Ian Chammings photoIan ChammingsFinancial Director, TVR
James Dyson photoJames DysonTools & Methods Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Mike Houghton photoMike HoughtonManaging Director, Siemens
Grant Harley photoGrant HarleyFinance Transformation Operations Director, De La Rue

14.45 pm

Afternoon keynote: Pricing for CFOs: Your Route to Higher Profits

Speakers:
Peter Colman photo
Peter ColmanPartner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

15.00 pm

Coffee break and networking


15.30 pm

Panel 3: What does best practice back office innovation look like?

Disruptive innovation is pervasive within our sector, but little time is dedicated to highlighting innovation projects beyond the factory. Where do you start? Who owns what? How do you sustain these back off ice innovation projects? These are a few of the issues addressed during this session.

Speakers:
Grant Harley photo
Grant HarleyFinance Transformation Operations Director, De La Rue
Martin Leeming photo
Martin LeemingChief Executive Officer, TrakRap
James Dyson photo
James DysonTools & Methods Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

15.50 pm

Chairman’s Notes

Speakers:
Ravi Gidoomal photo
Ravi GidoomalSenior Council, Hennik Edge

16.00 pm

Close of Summit