Grosvenor Square, London

07:30 – 08:45

Breakfast Briefing - London 2012 Business Opportunities

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games represents an enormous opportunity for UK PLC. Businesses of all sizes and from a range of sectors will benefit directly from the tens of thousands of procurement opportunities created by the Games.

This session offers delegates the opportunity to hear from Mike Mulvey Chief Executive of the London Business Network, on how you can get involved in London 2012 and become part of the Olympic supply chain. The session will look specifically at:

* The business opportunities created by London 2012 – there is still £1.7 billion worth of contracts available from London 2012 and its supply chain
* CompeteFor- a free web-based service providing access to thousands of 2012-related business contracts
* The variety of contracts available – London 2012 and its supply chainare looking to procure a range of goods and services

Mike Mulvey, Chief Executive, London Business Network

Join Mike for a Full English or Continental Breakfast to learn more about the direct business opportunities the Olympics can offer within this informal pre conference session.

Once your conference registration has been processed, you will be officered the opportunity to register for this additional session at no extra cost.
08:30 – 09:00
Registration, Tea & Coffee will be served
09:00 – 09:15
Chair’s welcome - Jo Ankier
Jo is a former international elite athlete who has competed at World and Commonwealth level, now working as a Sports Reporter she has appeared on Chelsea TV, Sky Sports and BBC Radio among others.
09:15 – 09:30
Conference opening remarks
09:30 – 10:00
What it all means – Dalton Grant, 2012 Ambassador
Team GB Olympic high jumper and current veteran world record holder, Dalton Grant is excited and proud that the 2012 Games will take place in London. From Hackney, Dalton is actively involved ensuring that the opportunity is maximized not just in his home borough but also in Britain as a whole. Dalton will share with the audience what it’s like to be an athlete at the Olympics, the build-up, competition days and what happens when the Games close. He will also give insight into what the fans in the venues, London and general population will taste and revel in. He will be open and honest with his thoughts and at times will be critical, but overall will leave the audience with a feel for how retailers and the wider public can enjoy and make the most of London 2012.
Dalton Grant, GB High Jumper, World Veteran Record Holder
10:00 – 10:30
Under Starter’s Orders – the Olympic City: Westfield Stratford City

Progress on the development
Regeneration of East London
Market research
Transport and Access
Opportunities for retail and catering
Retail Academy
Small Business opportunities
Supporting residential and commercial development

John Burton, Director of Development, Stratford (Westfield Ltd)
10:30 – 11:00
Tea & coffee served
11:00 – 11:30
With more than 25 years experience in delivering business solutions, K3 have grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of Microsoft Dynamics in retail. Customers that have benefited from a K3 retail solution include: Agent Provocateur, American Golf, Booths Supermarkets, Carpetright, Dobbies Garden Centres, Dreams, Gamestation, Gieves & Hawkes, GIVe, Jigsaw, Kiddicare, Ryman the Stationers, Shoon, Smyths Toys, Space NK, Steinhoff and The White Company
Speaker TBC, K3
11:30 – 12:00

Commander Morris will give the Metropolitan Police’s unique view of the 2012 games, with leave cancelled already the Olympics will present the police with the equivalent of a Notting Hill carnival running for 100 days straight (the normal 3 days of the carnival is in itself the largest policing operation the force undertakes each year)

Commander Morris will also give delegates some unique insights and facts as the Metropolitan Police prepare for the largest public event ever held in the UK.

* How an operation of this size will impact on London
* What unique challenges the Olympics will present for both London and the Met
* Anticipated criminal activity and how retailers need to prepare themselves
* How the retail community can do their bit to help the police
* What help and programmes are available to ensure business and the police work together

Commander Richard Morris, CO12 Olympics Operational Command Unit, Metropolitan Police
12:00 – 12:30
The State of Play
As official professional services provider to London 2012, Deloitte is playing
a key role in the successful delivery of the Games. Heather will provide an
update on Deloitte’s involvement and take an inside look at the overall
progress towards London 2012 and beyond.
Heather Hancock, Lead Partner for London 2012, Deloitte
12:30 – 12:45
Summary of the mornings proceedings
Jo Ankier, Conference chair
12:45 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
Ahead of the Game

International jeweller Birks and Mayor (http://www.birks.com )knows how to be a winner when comes to creating business opportunities during the Games. This presentation will look at:

* Sponsorship and licensing
* Distribution channels: Retail, Wholesale, Corporate Sales and Ecommerce
* Benefits and challenges

Niccolo Rossi will deliver an overview of Birks involvement with the Olympic Games and will provide some insight on benefits, branding, sales, traffic - and challenges of inventory management and manufacturing
Niccolo Rossi, Director, Birks & Mayor
14:00 – 14:45
Retailer View - 2012 Retailer Round table chaired by Jo Ankier

Mike Henderson, Deputy Chairman, Gieves and Hawkes
Richard Hyman, Founder of Verdict Research and Strategic Adviser to the Retail Practice, Deloitte
Niccolo Rossi, Director, Birks and Mayor
John Burton, Director of Development, Stratford (Westfield Ltd)

14:45 – 15:15
Importance of the 2012 Games to the UK economy
VisitBritain is Britain's national tourism agency responsible for marketing Britain overseas. Working in partnership with thousands of organisations in the UK and overseas, the Olympic Games of 2012 is one key activity closely aligned with the organisation's strategy of seeking to ensure that Britain is marketed in an inspirational and appropriate way in 35 markets around the world. The Games presents an opportunity to showcase Britain to a TV and online audience of billions, and will attract many visitors and spectators with considerable spending power. The event provides a raft of commercial opportunities that the UK may not see again for a generation. Sandie Dawe, CEO of VisitBritain will explore those opportunities and give an insight into the strategic importance of the 2012 Games to the UK visitor economy.
Sandie Dawe, Chief Executive, VisitBritian
15:15– 15:45
Tea & coffee served
15:45 – 16:15
Keeping London 2012 on the right tracks
London will be a magnet for millions of national and international visitors during the 2012 Olympics. Retailers will be among the first to benefit from the massive spending power that will be concentrated on the Capital. Transport for London has been handed the baton of keeping the Capital moving, the heart beat of the Games. Graham Stephens, TfL’s Games Co-ordination Manager will share the Olympian transport strategy
Graham Stephens, TfL’s Games Coordination Manager
16:15 – 16:45
Making sense of it all
Richard Lloyd-Owen will discuss the impact of London 2012 on retailers as well as explore the opportunities and pit falls that this world class event will bring. Furthermore he will share his insights on what retailers should be doing in order to prepare for the games as well as actions that must be implemented to maximise the potential return from London 2012 and beyond.
Richard Lloyd-Owen, Global Retail Partner, Deloitte
16:45 -17.00 Chairman’s summary and closing remarks - Jo Ankier, Conference chair
Close followed by open bar and networking
Bar closes, conference ends

Added by Kim Partridge on February 11, 2010

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