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LIVERPOOL JUNE-JULY 2014

SANTANDER SME SUMMIT 3 JULY LIVERPOOL

As part of Santander and The Times commitment to fast-growth businesses Santander are hosting a major summit in Liverpool to help SMEs learn from SME leaders and share experiences with their peers.

The event will take place on Thursday 3 July as part of IFB 2014, of which Santander are a proud sponsor.

Speakers and topics will provide insight on ‘International Business Growth’ and link into the IFB themed week of ‘Professional & Financial Services. Keynote speakers include Ron Dennis, CBE Chair and CEO McLaren Group and a Senior Cabinet Minister.

Attendance is by invitation only so if you are interested in attending; please contact us at rsvp@santander.co.uk.

 

Event Schedule:

Registration and Networking

10.00am Chair: John Williams, Head of the Breakthrough Programme, Santander UK plc

10.45am Welcome address: Ana Botín, Chief Executive, Santander UK plc and Richard Fletcher, Business Editor, The Times

11.00am Keynote: Senior Cabinet Minister

11.30am Panel session: Bringing a Great Idea to Market
Chaired by Richard Fletcher, Business Editor, The Times
Panellists: Ana Botín; Ron Dennis CBE, Chairman and CEO, McLaren Group and Executive Chairman, McLaren Automotive; Stuart Marks, Partner & Investor, JLab

12.30pm Keynote: Ron Dennis CBE, Chairman and CEO, McLaren Group and Executive Chairman, McLaren Automotive

1.00pm Networking lunch

2.15pm Interview and Interactive Q&A: Led by Richard Fletcher, Business Editor, The Times
Alastair Lukies, CEO, Monitise

3.00pm ‘How to’ session: Developing and managing a global business

3.30pm Networking break: Structured to give delegates the opportunity to mix with like-minded peers to discuss the challenges they face

4.15pm Panel session: Raising Finance for International Expansion
Chaired by Richard Fletcher, Business Editor, The Times
Panellists: John Carroll, Head of International; Simon Devonshire, Director, Wayra;

5.15pm Q&A and Wrap Up – John Williams

5.30pm Close of Summit and move to networking reception

Evening Reception

5.30pm Networking drinks reception

6.00pm Welcome address from Steve Pateman, Executive Director, Head of UK Banking, Santander UK plc

7.30pm Close