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Breakthrough10-sponsor-sqYour new decade agenda:

Provide personalised
productivity services!

Thursday 27 May 2010 at Kempton Park
Conference Centre, Sunbury on Thames

Full Speaker Programme:
Timings, Topics and Bios

08:30-09:00 Arrivals, Welcome and Coffee

 

09:00 – 09:30 Peter Frost, CEO, Proficiency Group

BREAKTHROUGH marketing trends for the new decade
2009 Market Review - Top Performers - Megatrends 2010-14...
The intro theme - The personalised productivity services future

gale-laura209:30-10:10 Laura Gale VP Marketing, United Stationers

Innovative marketing services from the US #1business supply wholesaler


United is the US #1 OP wholesaler and dealer services provider including marketing, brand and innovative range support.

 

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break

 

Adams-George1030 – 1100: George Adams, CEO of Spicers,

The value added services future from Spicers

The new chief of Europe’s #1 OP wholesaler provides an insight into the changes made in his 9 month stewardship.

The lessons learned, the dealer feedback and the future strategy.


Alan Ball, Spicers new UK MD will make a cameo appearance highlighting his  findings and  the UK specific market plans

 

Butler-Adrian11:00 – 11:30 Adrian Butler, MD of VOW,

Facilities management services from VOW


The UK’s #2 OP wholesaler has undergone major changes over the past 2 years following a period of rapid growth. Adrian VOW’s new MD, will describe the recovery process and outline his vision and strategy for supporting the growth of independent dealers in the expanding business supply market.


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11:30 – 12:00 Chris Madaus, VP marketing Staples Europe,

The ‘Easy’ value added services route for Staples.


The #1 global OP reseller clear focus on customer oriented marketing and services development  has enabled them to introduce copy/print. tech and managed print services with positive effects.


12:00 – 12:30 Glen Mason, Samsung

The mighty Managed Print Services opportunity

 

12:30 – 13:30 Buffet Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:00 Steve Harrop, Office Friendly,

Aggregating dealers competitive advantage... and how

 

moate-simon214:00 – 14:30 Simon Moate, CEO office2office

Transformational leadership - from contract stationery to office productivity services -  a dynamic case study


In just 2 years Simon has used his facilities management skills and experience The UK’s #1 business services provider 


14:30 – 15:00 Mark Heath, MD of Bluefish,

How Bluefish one of the UK’s leading independent dealers plans to deliver productivity services to clients in a personalised and eco friendly way


Bluefish based in Northampton is one of the most productive dealers on the planet and is clearly focused as a ‘low-cost office provider’

 

15:00 – 15:20 Afternoon Tea

 

Donnelly-Paddy15:20 - 15:50 Paddy Donnelly, Evolution Software

Probably the best webstore experience in the world - an appreciation

 

15:50 – 16:15: Peter Frost,

SUMMARY & BREAKTHROUGH'10 Marketing Awards - Top Dealer marketer...Top Marketing Manager...Top Manufacturer Marketer presented by Laura Gale, VP marketing at United Stationers.


1615 Close

*****For those wish an evening at Kempton Park Races


 

Breakthrough10-programme.pdf

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