Tuesday 24 April
07:30 - 09:30
Strategy Live: Why Some Products Fly and Others Flop
Andrew Hill, FT Management will chair this workshop-style session with Allyson Stewart-Allen, founder and chief executive of International Marketing Partners, and Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan’s European Director for Electric Vehicles. They will take live examples of brands or products that failed to fly - and a few that soared - as the starting point for a wider audience discussion about what companies can do to increase the chances of taking promising innovations through development to launch in the market. How important is the geographical or market context for the product? When should executives urge innovators on and when should they pull the plug? And how far should they persist with products and brands that do not meet early expectations of success?
Thursday 24 May
08:30 - 11:00
Hosted by John Thornhill, FT Innovation Editor.
Tuesday 05 June
18:30 - 20:30
Political Risk in the Age of Brexit and Trump
Roula Khalaf, FT Deputy Editor moderates an all-FT panel with Gideon Rachman, FT Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Rana Foroohar, FT Global Business Columnist and Martin Sandbu, FT Economics Commentator.
Tuesday 12 June
18:30 - 20:30
Maximising the Performance Potential of Your Workforce
Gemma Tetlow, FT Economics Correspondent will be joined by Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership and Tony Danker, Chief Executive, Productivity Leadership Group.
Thursday 21 June
12:30 - 14:30
The 125 & Women's Forum
Chief HR Officers' Network Lunch: Guiding Talent from Mid-Career to Senior Leadership
Discussion led by Michael Skapinker, FT Contributing Editor and Columnist with Candice Cross, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusive Culture, BT and Pilita Clark, FT Associate Editor and Business Columnist.
(Chief HR Officers to attend)
Wednesday 27 June
19:00 - 21:00
Beyond Brexit: The Impact on Business with Jacob Rees-Mogg
Conservative MP for North East Somerset in conversation with George Parker, FT Political Editor.