International Speakers lined up for Jersey Business Enterprise Week 2015


A programme of exciting and stimulating events has been developed for Jersey Business Enterprise Week 2015 with high profile, international speakers involved in every session. The business world is changing faster than ever but what opportunities and challenges does this present for Jersey’s economy and society? This year’s Enterprise Week events have been designed to provoke business leaders and practitioners across Jersey to join in the conversation about what the future holds and how to shape it.

Tuesday 12th May 2015

The Future of Enterprise, 09.00 – 12.30, Hotel de France

This opening seminar will provide explain how global megatrends are reshaping the economic and commercial landscape and will question what opportunities and challenges arise for Jersey as a result. Jersey Business and PwC are pleased to welcome Will Day to Jersey to present the keynote speech followed by discussion and debate about the actions that Jersey needs to take to stay relevant. Will Day is Sustainability Advisor to the PwC UK Executive Board and works with international businesses and governments focusing on the identification, analysis and communication of the impact of global trends on economies and societies.

 Smart Cities Smart Island, 14.00 – 17.00, Hotel de France

Smart cities are developing across the world as people move towards urban centres. But what are the characteristics of smart cities that can be applied to Jersey to make the quality of life of the island’s residents better? Richard Zaltzman, Business Operations Director, Microsoft UK, is responsible for delivering Microsoft products into all UK public sector organisations from schools and charities to national departments. In partnership with Prosperity 24.7 and Digital Jersey.

Your Workplace of the Future, 14.00 – 17.00, Hotel de France

Following on from the ‘Skills Jersey Taking Jersey Forward’ conference, this seminar will offer practical tools to effectively implement management & leadership development in your company.  Romerils Development Programme members will talk about how they have aligned MLD to their corporate strategy and Dr Jeremy Cross, Marbral will offer tools so you can start creating a coaching culture in your organisation. In partnership with Skills Jersey.


Thursday 14th May 2015

Technology: Answers to Tomorrow’s Healthcare Challenges, 07.45 – 09.15, Digital Jersey HUB

Scott Andrew, Head of Health, Samsung Electronics and Paul White, Formerly CEO, Barts Hospital will reflect on the role of technology in helping consumers and healthcare professionals to improve health, and the business opportunities this presents for Jersey. Scott will also present the Samsung Alliance Programme, giving Jersey’s digital sector a unique opportunity to present ideas and hear more about this support. In partnership with ci-Changes, Total Solutions Group and Digital Jersey.

Global Economics: How and Where Jersey Fits In, 12.30 – 14.30, The Radisson Hotel

The world is changing and, with some economies now growing and others still shrinking, these shifts in economic power are reshaping the global landscape. Economies across the world are reacting to these changes in different ways and Jersey too must respond. This is a rare opportunity to hear from Marcus Wright, Economic Advisor at Royal Bank of Scotland who will speak at this Chamber of Commerce lunch about the current economic outlook and global environment with an additional focus on the local economic themes and issues affecting Jersey.


Friday 15th May 2015

The Brave New World of Business Funding, 07.30 – 09.30, The Royal Yacht Hotel

Looking for funding for your business? You’ll know that we are now living in a new era of business funding as traditional finance providers are playing by new rules. But all is not lost. Join a conversation with a panel of Jersey’s finance providers to discuss what the new approaches to funding mean for your company and Jersey’s business landscape. In partnership with Moore Stephens and Close Finance.

Awards for Enterprise Gala Evening, 19.00–00.30, Royal Jersey Showground

The 2015 Jersey Business Awards for Enterprise will be held on Friday 15th May at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society headquarters in Trinity. The gala evening is a showcase of the best of Jersey business, with seven awards being presented on the night. The new venue will feature state-of-the-art staging and technology giving guests a spectacular night of celebration.

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