Enterprise Week 2016 – 13th-20th May

13/05/2016 — 20/05/2016

Opening Seminar

Jersey’s Past, Present & Future, Ice Age to 2030 – Friday 13th May, 8am, The Royal Yacht Hotel

Launching Enterprise Week this seminar will discuss Jersey’s journey from its Ice Age beginnings to the present day and the imperative to now proactively shape the islands future. The recent experience of how Iceland has redeveloped itself following the global meltdown will illustrate the value of an island vision and plan. This seminar will also give participant the opportunity to directly input their views into Jersey’s evolving vision framework.

From Traditional to Digital – What’s the future for business?-Monday 16th May, 8am, Grand Hotel

Formerly the CEO of Selfridges and a non-executive director of ASOS, current Chairman of Boohoo.com and Mister Spex, there is not much that Peter Williams doesn’t know about retailing and satisfying your customer. Peter will talk about his experience of running customer centric businesses and how the digital revolution is shaping business models not just in retail.

Chamber of Commerce – Monday 16th May, 12.30pm, The Royal Yacht

Building new businesses, could the e-spark incubator be the model for Jersey?

Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by NatWest, has established Hatcheries across the UK where early stage and growing businesses collaborate and develop the entrepreneurial mindset and behaviours needed to accelerate their businesses. Join this Chamber of Commerce lunch to hear how Entrepreneurial Spark works and how companies like The Lost Distillery benefit from being involved. Give your view of whether this model could work in Jersey.


Entrepreneurial Bootcamp – Radisson Hotel

Monday 16th May 2.30pm-5.30pm

Tuesday 17th May 9am-12noon

Tuesday 17th May 1pm-4pm

A practical workshop led by experienced Entrepreneurial Spark Enablers who will challenge your thinking and help you to develop a pitch for the funding and support you need to take your business to the next level. Do you think like an entrepreneur and have a growth mindset? Do you have the ambition to scale your business globally? Looking for funding? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then this condensed bootcamp is for you.

Register now to attend one of these workshops.

Practical Solutions for your Marketing Challenges-Tuesday 17th

The hospitality sector is changing rapidly as travellers change the way they research and book their holiday activities. This practical session will give you real tools and techniques that you can start applying immediately so you can continue to attract visitors to your hospitality business. This session will explain how visitors of all ages use online sites to choose their holiday destinations and will explore how TripAdvisor is used by your visitor and can benefit your business.

FinTech for Finance Conference 2016, – Wednesday 18th May, 9am, Hotel De France

FinTech is fast becoming a hot topic within the finance industry. This conference aims to provide an insight into the current opportunities available to exploit FinTech, as well as analysing the potential risks facing industry as emerging technologies evolve. This conference will be suitable for financial services professionals needing to understand what FinTech is and how it can be utilised to benefit their organisation.

Combined Breakfast Clubs – Thursday 19th May, 8am, Pomme D’or Hotel

Dr Ian Skinner will be speaking to the breakfast club members about the islands strategy framework in order that they can input their views directly to the future vision.

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Creating your technology strategy for the future-Thursday 19th May, 5pm, Digital Jersey Hub

Every business uses technology of some sort these days, but are you getting the most out of it? Do you know what else you could do to improve the way you work? Do you know what technology will ultimately increase your profitability? Join us at this interactive session where you will get an understanding of how technology can change your business and how to build this into a practical implementation plan. If you need it, you will be able to apply for support from a technology mentor who will be willing to help you develop your plan over the coming months.


The Future of Work – Friday, 20th May – 8.30am to 4.30pm, Hotel de France

With keynote speakers discussing the trends shaping the workplace of tomorrow, this conference will explore the knowledge and skills Jersey needs for a sustainable future.  Focusing on employee health and wellbeing; the multi-generational workforce; benefits and pitfalls of technological advances; and the importance of diversity in the workplace (with scientific evidence as to why this is the case), the event will provide valuable insight into what the best working environments of the future will look like.  Essential participation for all forward thinking leaders, change managers and HR professionals.



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