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Marketing Conference

Your new decade agenda:

Provide personalised

productivity services!

Wednesday 21 April 2010 at Kempton Park

Conference Centre, Sunbury on Thames, UK

18 March ‘10

What a terrific line up we’ve assembled for the 5th Annual BREAKTHROUGH Marketing Conference to be held on Wednesday 21 April 2010. After 3 years in the Midlands we’ve moved the venue closer to London and Heathrow Airport.

We’ve chosen the new prestigious and highly accessible Kempton Park Conference Centre in Sunbury on Thames. (Junction 1 on the M3 out of London).


Last year’s conference was acknowledged as our best yet with a global brand leader cast of office reseller champions including Staples, Lyreco and WBMason. This year promises to match the content and beat yhe take-away value.


Headline speakers are all champions of marketing and providers of value added services. They are all progressive and improved the profitability of long term customer relationships:


  • CodyCody Phipps (pic right) president of United Stationers, US #1 business supply wholesaler including brand, marketing, IT support services. The most innovative wholesaler on the planet
  • George Adams new CEO of Spicers, Europe’s #1 OP wholesaler
  • Adrian Butler new MD of VOW, UK’s #2 OP wholesaler
  • Rob Vale, European chief of Staples, Europe and global #1 OP reseller.
  • John Moore, MD of Office Depot the UK’s #1 OP reseller
  • Simon Moate CEO of office2office the UK’s #1 business services provider
  • Mark Heath, MD of Bluefish, the low-cost office provider
  • Jasmine MontgomeryMD, VII the brand and marketing to women guru
  • Tony Ellison CEO Shoplet.comprobably the best webstore experience in the world.

We are awaiting confirmation on one more champion and will announce details shortly. We will be holding a Wholesaler FORUM too to discuss the future role of OP wholesaling.


To attend the Breakthrough 10 conference please go to subscrition and select the Breakthough option you require.

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