National Conference 2019
New Horizons — build a better future with SYNAXON

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Agenda

08.00−09.00

Registration and 1-2-1 meetings begin
Welcome to Hinckley! Start into the day and make use of your 1-2-1 meeting opportunities throughout the day.

09.00−09.15

Introduction and Welcome Address by Non-Exec Chairman
Simon Meredith and Derek Jones

09.15−09.35

SYNAXON Update

Frank Roebers
CEO - SYNAXON AG

09.35−10.00

SYNAXON Product Manager Introductions

SYNAXON IT.Partner - Jan Schwarzenberger, Head of Purchasing
iTeam UK - Christian Krüger, Assistant to the MD
SYNAXON Managed Service - Bastian Volberg, Head of Sales
SYNAXON Academy - Friedrich Pollert, Head of Academy
SynMSP - Stephen Dykes, Head of Sales UK

10.00−10.45

Keynote Headline Sponsor
Why Data Matters

Tim Suhling
Vice President, Global Business Intelligence Ingram Micro

10.45−11.00

Workshop 1-Minute Elevator Pitch

Moderator: Mike Barron

11.00−11.15

Comfort Break

11.15−13.10

16 x Workshop Sessions

Designed to give members the greatest access to the leaders in the technology sector, our workshops will be split across 4 rooms with each workshop running at least twice throughout the day. In addition to the sponsor workshops from companies such as Microsoft, Avast, TechData and Databeat, we will be running a number of workshops talking about the exciting new developments happening within SYNAXON UK and the opportunities this presents to our members as we gear up to adding much more value to the IT Channel and Dealer community.

13.10−14.00

Lunch | Networking in Exhibitor Area

14.00−16.15

16 x Workshop Sessions

Designed to give members the greatest access to the leaders in the technology sector, our workshops will be split across 4 rooms with each workshop running at least twice throughout the day. In addition to the sponsor workshops from companies such as Microsoft, Avast, TechData and Databeat, we will be running a number of workshops talking about the exciting new developments happening within SYNAXON UK and the opportunities this presents to our members as we gear up to adding much more value to the IT Channel and Dealer community.

16.15−17.00

VIP Guest Speaker
The riches to rags and back to riches

Gerald Ratner
Motivational speaker - Former Chairman and CEO of Ratners Jewellers

17.00

Closing Address
Derek Jones
Non-Exec Chairman

19.00−late

Gala Dinner

19.00 - Gala Dinner Reception Drinks
19.30 - Gala Dinner & Entertainment

08.00-12.00

1-2-1 meetings continue
Make further use of your 1-2-1 meetings and meet all relevant vendors and distributors.

Floor Plans/Room Capacities

Show plan

Subject to change

Speakers

Tim Suhling, Keynote Headline Sponsor

Vice President, Global Business Intelligence

Tim Suhling serves as Ingram Micro Inc.'s Vice President of Global Business Intelligence. In this role he is responsible for Ingram Micro’s global demand generation solutions, data driven digital experience, Ingram Micro’s data science practice, big data analytics and pricing analytics. He was named to this position in November 2016 and is based in Irvine, California. Before joining Ingram Micro, Tim Suhling served as Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence at Acosta Sales and Marketing, an international sales agency serving global manufacturers in the consumer package goods industry. While at Acosta, he partnered with a wide range of clients regarding advanced analytic modeling, data supported strategy creation and the design of analytic go to market strategies. Tim Suhling holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Gerald Ratner, VIP Guest Speaker

Motivational speaker - Former Chairman and CEO of Ratners Jewellers

The riches to rags and back to riches entrepreneur talks with typical candour and a great deal of humour about the rollercoaster journey. He even raises a smile when he produces The Sun’s list of the ‘50 biggest mistakes of all time’ - in which his is ranked top! Gerald’s comments at an IOD conference ranked top of The Sun’s list of the ‘50 biggest mistakes of all time.’ He now says that comparing his product to M&S prawn sandwiches (which cost the same but lasted much longer) cost him a billion pounds – “which in those days was a lot of money.” Gerald Ratner took over the family jewellery chain in the mid-80s, becoming one of Britain's best-known businessmen. He transformed it from 130 stores with sales of £13m to a public company with 2,500 stores and sales of over £1.2bn. By 1990, Ratner’s was the world's largest jewellery retailer with profits in excess of £120m. Following a widely reported gaffe in which he compared his products to M&S prawn sandwiches, Gerald was forced to sell the business. Reduced to virtually nothing and shunned by banks and prospective employers, he eventually picked himself up and clawed his way back - first with a health club then with geraldonline. The internet jewellery business is now the largest in the sector, perhaps presaging a return to the high street.

Frank Roebers

Derek Jones

Bastian Volberg

Christian Krüger

Friedrich Pollert

Jan Schwarzenberger

Stephen Dykes

Venue

National Conference
20th - 21st June 2019


Jurys Inn Hinckley Island
Watling Street
Hinckley, LE10 3JA


Selected for the intimacy and Jury's Inn at Hinckley Island in Leicestershire, is a 4-star hotel and offers a stylish and modern venue which following an £11 million investment programme in 2016 has been completely transformed. The meetings rooms have seen the greatest transformation and can comfortably accommodate 1,000 delegates. The combination of space, updated product, ample parking and central and accessible location make it one of the UK’s most convenient conference venues.

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Your contact persons

Carolyn Arthur

Carolyn Arthur

Events Organiser

+44300 304 7844Carolyn.Arthur@synaxon.co.uk
Adam Fox

Adam Fox

Marketing Contact

+44300 304 7844Adam.Fox@synaxon.co.uk
Stephen Dykes

Stephen Dykes

Member Contact

+44300 304 7844Stephen.Dykes@synaxon.de