LIVEstream #BI21.4

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#BI21.4 International Trade – Food & Drink

Wednesday 9th June | 11:45am

Lead Participant: Roger Mackrill, Sabre UK Ltd

Following an extensive career in automotive, aerospace, nuclear power engineering and senior management in US, UK, Europe, India and China, Roger is the director and founder of Sabre UK Ltd. Founded in 2007.

With abundant experience as Quality Director, Managing Director in a wide range of global corporations, including GM, Rolls Royce, SKF, ISMT India, Kalyani Group India and Changan Group China, Roger is an experienced professional guiding clients through strategic direction and planning to enter and establish presence in Asian markets.

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Internationally,  the hospitality industry. The land based agricultural economy and the international trade sector are massively linked.

As we start thinking about business re-starting after the Covid pandemic and with different parts of the world in dramatically different stages of dealing with and overcoming its effects, our panel will be looking at how we can most effectively ensure that international trading plays the best part we can make it to support the recovery.

Whether business or leisure travel, international events and the cultural offering that a country has to attract overseas visitors, or import and export of food and drink that each country acn offer on a global basis,  the opportunities created by trading internationally are an important part of our economic recovery.

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#BI21.4 Agri-tech, innovation, Global Collaboration Global Opportunity

Wednesday 9th June | 13:45pm

Lead Participant: Chair: Daniela Andrian, Positive Impact Consulting

After an Engineering and Masters in Telecom, Daniela held technical responsibilities in a research centre and international consultants before developing transversal programs, strategy and coaching within an international group.

She leads people and projects in multicultural environments and understands the relational mechanics of leaders.

Daniela puts her 20 years of experience at the service of clients through consulting, coaching and training.

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Global Collaboration – Global Opportunity

With a Climate emergency on the horizon and following a difficult pandemic year, there has never been a more important time for developing new and innovative solutions to allow the world to drive for more equitable and sustainable ways to feed the global population.

It’s not just about volume and efficiency, but about being better stewards of global resources. We need collaborative thinking to protect the environment and provide a more balanced approach to agriculture in a world with fast depreciating resources.

How do we promote collaboration and opportunities for businesses with new thinking and shared international development?

Our panel will look at developments, innovation, and the future of agri-tech business as we recover from the Pandemic.

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#BI21.4 Visitor Economy – The Recovery Story So Far

Wednesday 9th June | 14:00pm

Lead Participant: Steve Gardner-Collins, Director Visit Gloucestershire

Steve is an experienced and highly motivated tourism & hospitality Sales Director with the drive, passion and enthusiasm to inspire and lead others.

He enjoys leading a sales culture throughout business and is a marketer with experience across design, digital and social platforms in multifaceted environments in local, domestic and international markets.

Steve describes himself as an Organiser, a team player and a champion for well-being, diversity and inclusivity.

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To say that 2020 was a disastrous year for the visitor economy – wherever you look on the planet – would be an understatement, we are all hoping 2021 will bring a way forward and options for recovery that will be very welcome.

How have the businesses weathered the tough times so far?  What has changed? What can be recovered? and what new thinking has emerged that will bring a whole new way of doing things?

Our panel of professionals involved in the visitor economy from across different countries and continents continue the conversation from January 2021 and reflect on how things are going, how they are looking at recovery and the future prospects for the sector.

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#BI21.4 Solution Storming – How can a community truly effect change to fight the climate crisis?

Wednesday 9th June | 16:30pm

Lead Participant: Sandra Baer, CEO, Personal Cities

Sandra Baer is the CEO of Personal Cities based in Washington DC

She is focused on building trusted relationships, creating new collaborations, and uncovering the skills to navigate bigger, bolder city transformations. Personal Cities works to inspire cities to make better, faster decisions around innovation, to enrich and improve their identity and to create a sense of belonging in every community.

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“How can a community truly effect change to fight the climate crisis?”

A facilitated discussion will follow the Question Storming event. We will tackle the most revealing questions and expand the dialogue toward potential solutions.

With complex issues, enduring solutions will require more time, conversation, analysis and work. However we can get some immediate insights, ideas, & innovative solutions that had never come to mind before.

There are no definitive answers about “how” to accomplish effective actions following the question storming. The questions developed will create new thinking about the drivers and priorities for next steps.

Our panel picks up the discussion from the difficult questions and looks for conclusions and recommendations to better create the workplaces and business communities that we aspire to.

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#BI21.4 Business Risk & Resilience

Thursday 10th June | 12:15pm

Lead Participant: Steve Gardner-Collins, Director Visit Gloucestershire

Steve is an experienced and highly motivated tourism & hospitality Sales Director with the drive, passion and enthusiasm to inspire and lead others.

He enjoys leading a sales culture throughout business and is a marketer with experience across design, digital and social platforms in multifaceted environments in local, domestic and international markets.

Steve describes himself as an Organiser, a team player and a champion for well-being, diversity and inclusivity.

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Following our recent Business Risk and Resilience LIVEstream panel discussions, the panel take a look at the international comparisons for Businesses that want to build resilience and a robust trading base and position.

A really difficult 15 months of trading through a pandemic and at the same time brexit creating a major shift in the UK’s international trading relationships, no one can be quite sure what the future holds.

Climate and environmental emergencies are bringing urgent and long-term changes through which every business will be affected

How does this play out across different cultures, nationalities and continents?  Our panel opens up an international dialogue to ask how we should be looking at Risk and Resilience in our businesses going forward.

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#BI21.4 Business, The Arts – inspiring creative thinking

Thursday 10th June | 14:00pm

Lead Participant: Chair: Helena Mitchell, Voiceover Artist

Helena is an intuitive performer having worked in live and recorded performance from TV commercials and voiceovers to UK tours and choreography.

She loves comedy and thrives off improvisation and stand up and improvised shows.

Helena likes to share her passion for the creative industry with other creatives on and off set.

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Understanding the relationship between  Business and the creative arts.

From innovation to creativity and design, from mental health to well being and the place we live, culture and the arts are a critical part of how a business community functions.

Can we teach creative thinking? Can we ensure our businesses are embracing creative innovation?

With mental health, well being, attracting and retaining the right staff and placemaking, business support for the arts and culture is important and in turn, culture and the arts create a space and environment to foster strong, inclusive and innovative workforces

How do we ensure better engagement  between business and the arts? How do we let the arts make a positive impact in our businesses?

Our international panel explores the possibilities

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#BI21.4 Re imagined Workplaces – Place and Built environment, Cultural Differences

Thursday 10th June | 14:45pm

Lead Participant: Sandra Baer, CEO, Personal Cities

Sandra Baer is the CEO of Personal Cities based in Washington DC

She is focused on building trusted relationships, creating new collaborations, and uncovering the skills to navigate bigger, bolder city transformations. Personal Cities works to inspire cities to make better, faster decisions around innovation, to enrich and improve their identity and to create a sense of belonging in every community.

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Following a very difficult year, there is an opportunity for change everywhere in the world.

Businesses that are thinking about smaller workforces, those who have grown while their workforce has been based at home.

How do businesses in different cultures, different countries and different sectors look at this?  With a Climate emergency looming a greater understanding of Mental Health, Equality, Diversity and inclusion issues increasingly something we are all aware of, we have an opportunity to reimagine workspaces everywhere to build a better society.

There’s never been such a time to look at business with a clean sheet.  we see three pillars of thinking:

  • Re-evaluating supply chains
  • Re-evaluating Environmental processes and values
  • Re-evaluating workplaces, working environment and staff wellbeing

It’s a work in progress and a discussion affecting everyone.

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