Featured events

Expat Academy Around the world in 80 ways

Around the world in 80 ways

The Global Mobility event of the year where we bring the entire Expat Academy community together for a jam packed day of training and networking, one not to be missed!

VENUE: London
TIME: 9.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: £675 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
24
Sep
2018
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Venue / London
etc. venues - St Pauls

200 Aldersgate, St Pauls

London EC1A 4HD

What YOU have to say about us and the conference:

"The Expat Academy conference is the most worthwhile day you’ll spend away from your desk all year; industry updates, networking opportunities, a key note speaker and a chance to have all your questions answered by people actually working in GM. I came away with renewed enthusiasm for my role and a whole toolkit of practical solutions to my most immediate issues."

Jean-Claire Flanagan, ERM


"Expat Academy has provided me with straightforward, practical advice on how to drive, influence and market our global mobility function."

Samantha Thorne, University of Nottingham


"Anybody coming through the door doesn’t feel as if they’re attending a conference where they’re going to get a dozen business cards shoved into their face. It’s really about networking, about asking questions and learning."

Gordon Walsh, Topia

Expat Academy Amsterdam - Network Huddle

Amsterdam – Network Huddle

Our Amsterdam Network Huddle is for Global Mobility professionals to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: Amsterdam
TIME: 10.00am - 4.30pm
INVESTMENT: Members only
02
Oct
2018
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Venue / Amsterdam
Philips

Amstelplein 2, 1096 BC Amsterdam

Netherlands

 

 

There will be a chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development, maintain your specialist Global Mobility knowledge and offer the chance for you to network.

Sponsors

Expat Academy Expat Academy Surgery

Expat Academy Surgery

Relevant to senior GM professionals, this half-day surgery gives you direct access to the knowledge and expertise of selected technical partners – all wrapped up in a fun speed-dating style afternoon.

VENUE: London
TIME: 12.45pm - 4.30pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
10
Oct
2018
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Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

These surgeries – a new initiative in 2018 – are the solution for the Global Mobility challenges that you, your team and assignees are facing.

Five experts, five tables of small groups of Global Mobility professionals, and 30 minutes at each table to get an update on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of:

  1. Immigration (by Newland Chase)
  2. Expatriate taxation (by BDO)
  3. Global Mobility technology (by Equus Software)
  4. International healthcare (by BUPA)
  5. Relocation Supply Chain and insurance (by Rel-i)
You will be given the opportunity to submit your burning questions in advance so the experts give you their best and considered advice on the day.  Do you have challenges around: Brexit planning, Posted Worker Notifications, tax, social security, technology solutions, addressing the healthcare needs of employees on the ground, delivering efficiencies in your healthcare provision, the relocation supply chain and relocation insurance. Have a think about the problems you are facing and get the solution at our Surgery.

 

What our members have to say:

An incredibly informative event - every session raised interesting and topical issues. It was very well organised and 30 minutes was a sufficient amount of time for each session.

Ayesha Malik, Rothschild & Co


"This offered a really useful insight into some very technical situations. I also got valuable information about how to approach some challenges we are facing."

Sarah Duncan-Cannons, Mott Macdonald

Places are restricted to ensure delegates get a valuable amount of time with the experts.
Expat Academy Bristol - Network Huddle

Bristol – Network Huddle

Our Bristol Network Huddle is for Global Mobility professionals to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: Bristol
TIME: 9.00am - 2.00pm
INVESTMENT:
18
Oct
2018
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Venue / Bristol
BDO

Bridgewater House,
Counterslip, Bristol BS1 6BX

There will be a chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development, maintain your specialist Global Mobility knowledge and offer the chance for you to network.

Sponsors

Expat Academy GloMo Training - Presentation Skills

GloMo Training – Presentation Skills

Equip yourself with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

VENUE: London
TIME: 9.45am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS) (EARLY BIRD RATE = £420 + VAT UNTIL 28TH SEPTEMBER)
22
Oct
2018
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Venue / London
Equus Software

1 Norton Folgate

London E1 6DB

 Course Outline

Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A
What our attendees have to say:

  

"This was a really great training course to attend as we all have to present ourselves everyday in different ways. I will definitely recommend it to others in my company."

Sangeeta Shetty, JP Morgan Chase


"My ability to present my work to colleagues in the business in a relatable way is so important. This course will help me be at my best at those times."

Natasha Howlett, Deloitte

Expat Academy Banking Network Meeting

Banking Network Meeting

If you are a Global Mobility manager working in the banking industry, this meeting is the perfect forum to learn, connect and share with your peers.  This meeting is facilitated by the Expat Academy team and the agenda is set by the participants.  If you would like to be invited to this meeting, please get in touch

VENUE: London
TIME: 8.30am - 10.30am
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
23
Oct
2018
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Venue / London

Sponsors

Expat Academy GloMo Training - Presentation Skills - For Service Providers

GloMo Training – Presentation Skills – For Service Providers

Equip yourself with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

VENUE: London
TIME: 9:45am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (Early bird rate = £420 + VAT until 28th September)
26
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

One New Ludgate, 60 Ludgate Hill
London EC4M 7AW

 Course Outline

Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A
What our attendees have to say:

"The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can."

Davina Fernandes, Magrath Sheldrick LLP

 

Expat Academy Suppliers Networking Event

Suppliers Networking Event

Hear all the latest news and trends from the Global Mobility Industry. Find out what the real issues and challenges are from our network of over 2,000 in-house Global Mobility professionals.

VENUE: London
TIME: 4.30pm - 7.00pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
26
Oct
2018
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Venue / London
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

One New Ludgate, 60 Ludgate Hill
London EC4M 7AW

A great opportunity to get yourself up-to-date with the latest Global Mobility trends from industry experts. This event will also allow you to expand your Global Mobility Network and learn how you can get more connected with the Expat Academy community.

Hear what Suppliers have to say about the Expat Academy:

"The in-house Global Mobility Function course has given me a better understanding of the issues that Global Mobility managers must face and I now feel that I can approach them much more easily. I would recommend this course to anyone who deals with GM people on a day-to-day basis, specifically those working in sales."

Rob Carrick, Silverdoor

Expat Academy GloMo Training - Intermediate Course

GloMo Training – Intermediate Course

This one-day technical course for in-house Global Mobility professionals with a minimum of three years experience covers immigration, tax, employment law and assignee compensation methodology.  Using numerous case studies you will have the opportunity to delve into each area to build on your global mobility knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
29
Oct
2018
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Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Tier 2 sponsorship compliance

We will guide you through the key aspects of preparing for a Home Office compliance visit using a case study to highlight common sponsor duty pitfalls.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patten Boggs

Tax

Working through three case studies to highlight the more complex issues arising in relation to tax, social security and reporting implications from both UK and European headquartered companies.  Zoe Cuthbert, BDO

AIRINC

With the use of case studies, AIRINC will look at spendable income, clarifying what it is and what it is not, look at it in the context of a balance sheet and give an overview of how home/host spendable income is calculated and the factors that impact it. They will cover COLA and provide guidance on how to articulate COLA changes to assignees. They will also cover location allowance and when it should be paid. Emily Stewart and Michael Joyce, AIRINC

Saying Goodbye

We will look at the employment law elements of ending expat relationships in the UK including a case study addressing both practical issues and documentary requirements.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patton Boggs

Expat Academy Symposium Network Huddle

Symposium Network Huddle

Our Symposium Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing medium to large sized expatriate populations to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
30
Oct
2018
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Venue / London
HSBC Bank plc

Level 26, 8 Canada Square

London E14 5HQ

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Symposium Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing a medium to large expat population. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

"This offered a really useful insight into some very technical situations. I also got valuable information about how to approach some challenges we are facing."

Sarah Duncan-Cannons, Mott Macdonald


"You are allowed to be as vocal as you want and never pushed into it."

Claire McDonagh, UBS


"This is the most fun and friendly industry event I have been to. The format is simple but perfect."

Stuart Ferguson, Deloitte


"Symposium is like being part of a family. I feel that the group and facilitators listen and support without judgement, and offer solutions-focused support. It is also very reassuring to hear that we are not alone and that many others have had, at one time or another, similar experiences!"

Rebecca Prebble, XL Catlin

Expat Academy Club 100 Network Huddle

Club 100 Network Huddle

Our Club 100 Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing expatriate populations of less than 100 to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
01
Nov
2018
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Venue / London
PwC

1 Embankment Place,
London, WC2N 6DX

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Club 100 Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing an expat population of 100 or less. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“I am in a stand-alone role so the opportunity to hear from other mobility professionals and find out what other mobility teams are up to is invaluable.  Being able to benchmark/cross-check mobility issues with other organisations in the Club 100 Network gives me credibility as a trusted advisor in my own organisation.”

Dominique Dee, Eversheds Sutherland


"I really enjoyed the pace and content of today’s session and thought that the roundtable format worked really well for networking. I would like to thank the Expat Academy team for taking the time to introduce me to other members of the group. I’m looking forward to the next club 100 session."

Fedra Nicholls, Debenhams


"The forum to find out what other mobility teams are doing is fantastic”

Steve Hawkins, AB AGRI Ltd

Expat Academy Birmingham - Network Huddle

Birmingham – Network Huddle

Our Birmingham Network Huddle is for Global Mobility professionals to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: Birmingham
TIME: 9.45am - 4.30pm
INVESTMENT: Members only
13
Nov
2018
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Venue / Birmingham
BDO LLP

Two Snowhill,
Birmingham, B4 6GA

There will be a chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development, maintain your specialist Global Mobility knowledge and offer the chance for you to network.

Sponsors

Expat Academy Global Heads Network Meeting

Global Heads Network Meeting

This full day meeting for the Expat Academy Global Heads Network will focus on the key strategic challenges for the most senior Global Mobility Professionals in Europe. By invitation only..

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.30pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
21
Nov
2018
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Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

The aim of the Global Head Network is to facilitate shared learning, connect on current issues and provide the platform for thought leadership within the Global Mobility Industry.

Attendees submit agenda points and topics are categorised and circulated ahead of the meeting to ensure the facilitated discussion is as strategic as possible on the day.

Expat Academy GloMo Training - Essential Global Mobility

GloMo Training – Essential Global Mobility

This course will provide you with an insight into Global Mobility jargon, acronyms and the assignment life cycle.  Plus an overview of the tax and immigration considerations when managing globally mobile employees helping you piece together the complicated jigsaw that is GM. Relevant to those reasonably new to GM or who work in a specialist area and are keen to broaden their knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
26
Nov
2018
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Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Course Outline
Global Mobility jargon busting

We will review commonly used terminology used by Global Mobility Managers and explain what they mean.

What is Global Mobility?

An overview of the international assignment lifecycle.

The essentials about tax planning and compliance

An overview of why tax is so important in an international assignment.

To tax equalise or not? That is the question!

An introduction to the concept of tax equalisation.

The sugar dip

An opportunity to check your learning from the course so far.

The essentials about immigration

A high level review of immigration considerations for a globally mobile population.

Looking after the assignee and family

A whistle stop tour of some of the ways organisations support their employees and families whilst overseas.

Global Mobility trends and predictions

Insights from the Expat Academy community.

What our members have to say:

"This course covered all the Global Mobility basics and allowed me to consolidate my knowledge in key areas such as tax and immigration. I would recommend this course not only to those new to Global Mobility but also to professionals who wish to refresh and update their knowledge.  I am really looking forward to continuing with the next course."

Jorge Capella, Deloitte


"The course gives you a greater appreciation for how complex the world of Global Mobility is. It will certainly help in the way we approach and engage with GM Managers. It was great and makes me even more determined to promote the value of some of the support services. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience!"

Teresa Wighton, BUPA


"In one day I have learnt what I could have in shadowing for a month. I have come away with lots and lots of knowledge and the handout will be really useful."

Chloe Freedman, Brambles


"Immigration responsibilities are transferring to the GM team so the training today will help hugely.  The training booklet will be really helpful when relaying the information to the rest of the team"

Amy Farricker, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Expat Academy Bite Size Briefing

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
04
Dec
2018
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

What our members have to say:

"A very good mix of topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it's good to know how others are faring with current key issues."

Lizzie Boddington, Capco


"Some great technological content, pitched at the right level."

Sonal Wadher, Tesco


"I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session."

Claire Gladstone, Legal and General Investment Management


"An excellent day as always - this is the one organisation where I will always try and attend the events as they are all well run. Perfect amount of information, relevant topics, excellent speakers. Really like the targeted, technical topics. Thank you!"

Beth Griffiths, Mott Macdonald


"The Bite Size Briefings are a great opportunity to find out what’s going on, what’s new and share with other people what’s happening in their industry.
It’s the sharing part of Expat Academy that I find really valuable.
Expat Academy come from an industry background so know exactly what topics we are interested in."

Louise Worbey, Deloitte

Expat Academy Symposium Network Huddle

Symposium Network Huddle

Our Symposium Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing medium to large sized expatriate populations to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

There is space on each agenda for you to raise questions on the hot topics and issues that you are currently facing and to get input from your peers. This often leads to a lively discussion on Global Mobility trends and the Expat Academy team will share with you their latest insights. We are extremely privileged to have access to hundreds of Global Mobility professionals who link in with us daily to benchmark policy and strategy. This gives us an unrivalled perspective on the latest trends in the marketplace.

 

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
08
Jan
2019
More Info
Venue / London
PwC

1 Embankment Place

London, WC2N 6RH

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Symposium Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing a medium to large expat population. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

"This offered a really useful insight into some very technical situations. I also got valuable information about how to approach some challenges we are facing."

Sarah Duncan-Cannons, Mott Macdonald


"You are allowed to be as vocal as you want and never pushed into it."

Claire McDonagh, UBS


"This is the most fun and friendly industry event I have been to. The format is simple but perfect."

Stuart Ferguson, Deloitte


"Symposium is like being part of a family. I feel that the group and facilitators listen and support without judgement, and offer solutions-focused support. It is also very reassuring to hear that we are not alone and that many others have had, at one time or another, similar experiences!"

Rebecca Prebble, XL Catlin

Sponsors

Expat Academy Club 100 Network Huddle

Club 100 Network Huddle

Our Club 100 Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing expatriate populations of less than 100 to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

There is space on each agenda for you to raise questions on the hot topics and issues that you are currently facing and to get input from your peers. This often leads to a lively discussion on Global Mobility trends and the Expat Academy team will share with you their latest insights. We are extremely privileged to have access to hundreds of Global Mobility professionals who link in with us daily to benchmark policy and strategy. This gives us an unrivalled perspective on the latest trends in the marketplace.

 

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
10
Jan
2019
More Info
Venue / London
PwC

1 Embankment Place

London, WC2N 6RH

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Club 100 Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing an expat population of 100 or less. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“I am in a stand-alone role so the opportunity to hear from other mobility professionals and find out what other mobility teams are up to is invaluable.  Being able to benchmark/cross-check mobility issues with other organisations in the Club 100 Network gives me credibility as a trusted advisor in my own organisation.”

Dominique Dee, Eversheds Sutherland


"I really enjoyed the pace and content of today’s session and thought that the roundtable format worked really well for networking. I would like to thank the Expat Academy team for taking the time to introduce me to other members of the group. I’m looking forward to the next club 100 session."

Fedra Nicholls, Debenhams


"The forum to find out what other mobility teams are doing is fantastic”

Steve Hawkins, AB AGRI Ltd


 

Sponsors

Expat Academy Bite Size Briefing

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am-5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
05
Mar
2019
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

What our members have to say:

"A very good mix of topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it's good to know how others are faring with current key issues."

Lizzie Boddington, Capco


"Some great technological content, pitched at the right level."

Sonal Wadher, Tesco


"I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session."

Claire Gladstone, Legal and General Investment Management


"An excellent day as always - this is the one organisation where I will always try and attend the events as they are all well run. Perfect amount of information, relevant topics, excellent speakers. Really like the targeted, technical topics. Thank you!"

Beth Griffiths, Mott Macdonald


"The Bite Size Briefings are a great opportunity to find out what’s going on, what’s new and share with other people what’s happening in their industry.
It’s the sharing part of Expat Academy that I find really valuable.
Expat Academy come from an industry background so know exactly what topics we are interested in."

Louise Worbey, Deloitte

Will you be there on 24th September?

The entire Expat Academy community will get together for the Global Mobility collaboration event of the year at our Annual Conference on 24th September.  The day is packed full of opportunities to be inspired, learn about the latest trends and gain valuable industry insights.

Read the day’s agenda

Book your place

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