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Unified commitment to provide
services to lower customer costs


24 Mar’13 (Complete)
The top class presenters at the 9th BREAKTHROUGH marketing conference delivered excellent guidance on Unified Communications, M-Commerce and managed services. A new 'direction to perfection' in driving a 'personal productivity services' future. 

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Marketing Conference

Marketing 6 Pack

for Post-OP era

Thursday 21 March 2013

at Kempton Park, near London


20 Mar'13

Just 1 day and counting down the hours to the 9th Annual BREAKTHROUGH Marketing Conference to be held on Thursday 21 March 2013 at the Kempton Park Conference Centre. Full programme and profiles completed here:....Book now!

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Disconnected dealers alert!

Put mobile first!

“Sally won’t buy via mobile”
Yes, but Lucy will and wants to.
Women in business love Amazon.


11 Nov’12

Confusion over buyer and user definitions is rife. Dealers only reach the diminished buyer Sally Saver. Lucy, the most valuable user-chooser is unknown to dealers and wants to ‘browse n’ buy’ via mobile. M-commerce expert James Pimentel-Pinto will speak at BREAKTHROUGH conference on how you can get started…

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Marketing Conference

Nearby Hotels


20 Oct'13

Here is a selection of local hotels within easy distance of Kempton Park, Sunbury on Thames, the venue of the BREAKTHROUGH Marketing Conference.on Wednesday 28th November 2013.


Conference arrivals and coffee from 0830; conference starts at 09:00 through to 16:00 including buffet lunch between 1230 and 1330.

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breakthrough12-speakersBREAKTHROUGH’12 Report

Customers ‘expect response, relief, (cost) reduction’

61% users buy business supplies;
68% don’t know you! Act now!


13 Dec’11 (Complete)

BREAKTHROUGH’s trailblazing cast of speakers took delegates on a journey from austerity to prosperity by advocating personalised productivity services agenda. The leadership lessons were electric! Full report and pictures here...

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Breakthrough12-brilliantBREAKTHROUGH’12 Conference

7 Dec'11, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Innovative leaders

on show at Ricoh

Gear everything for OPS success


5 Dec'11 (Updated)

Just 2 days to go before the brilliant BREAKTHROUGH Marketing Conference which precedes the spectacular Spicers ‘Everything for the Office’ show at the Ricoh. We feature the most successful, the fastest growing independents in the Office Productivity Services (OPS) industry. Reserve your place today... FREE ACCESS to view the programme here...

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Brown-Michael-breakthrough1Your Office Productivity
Services future is NOW!

brilliant champions

Record ratings for cast endorsing

'Everywhere Commerce'


4 May’11 (Refreshed and Complete)

“Absolutely scintillating… stellar… brilliant... superb... inspirational… excellent… best ever attended” were just some of the quotes from delegates at the 6th Annual BREAKTHROUGH Marketing Conference at Kempton Park (UK) yesterday. Here is the full report (FREE) on the record equalling 84% approval rated event….


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Marketing Conference:

The Programme

Top new speakers added


15 Apr'11

Only 5 days to go! The world's #1 online marketer Amazon and mobile-webstore  specialists One-iota, join the top class line up of presenters helping you accelerate growth up to 2020

Book Now and take advantage

of the 3 delegate places for the price of 2 offer

View full programme below

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Breakthrough11-speakers6th BREAKTHROUGH

Marketing Conference

Your productivity

services future!

Wed 20 Apr'11 at Kempton Park, Sunbury on Thames, UK


15 Apr'11

What a terrific line up we’ve assembled for the 6th Annual BREAKTHROUGH Conference. Only 19 days to go to the top marketing event of the year. Check out the full agenda and speaker line up with mini-profiles here...
Book your place now...click here

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Marketing Conference

Nearby Hotels


27 March 11 (Updated)

Here is a selection of local hotels within easy distance of Kempton Park, Sunbury on Thames, the venue of the BREAKTHROUGH Marketing Conference.on Wednesday 20th April 2011.


Arrivals and coffee from 0830; conference starts at 0900 through to 1610 including buffet lunch between 1230 and 1330.

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