Programme - subject to change

Chair: Siobhán Géhin, Partner, Kurt Salmon opening remarks;
09:00  -  09:15
Siobhán Géhin. Conference Chair and Partner . Kurt Salmon.
Speech: Ensuring your brand has that competitive edge for longer term sustainability
09:15  -  09:40
Panel: The strategic considerations when developing an international strategy – a look at brands that have made the journey and the criteria they considered
09:40  -  10:20
Michael Baglieri. Head of Franchise Operations. Burger & Lobster.
Pauline Chisholm. Head of New Business Development. Jacques Vert.
Rosie Stringer. Head of International Development. Phase Eight.
Speech: Identify, Attract & Recruit the Right Franchise Partners
10:20  -  10:50
Johan Isacson. Head of Business Area Franchise. AB Lindex.
Morning break and networking
10:50  -  11:20
Discussion: How to ensure successful partnerships through difficult times – A conversation with Franchisees
11:20  -  12:00
Arnoud Bakker. Head of Lease Group. IKEA Centres Russia.
Marlene Seychell. Director. Cyka Ltd.
Isak Halfon. International VP Expansion Manager. Al-Hokair Group.
Siobhán Géhin. Conference Chair and Partner . Kurt Salmon.
Moderated Discussion:    The many franchise agreements and how to avoid litigation over system changes
12:25  -  13:00
Graeme Payne. Partner. Bird & Bird.
Siobhán Géhin. Conference Chair and Partner . Kurt Salmon.
Cheryl Clifford. Head of International. Hobbs.
Lunch and networking
13:00  -  14:00
Panel Discussion: Build High Performing People and Processes
14:00  -  14:45
Lee Braid. International Franchise Director. M&Co.
Sarah Pavlou. Managing Director. KyclO.
Kate Smedley. Talent Acquisition Specialist.
Nick Carnes. Franchise Consultant. EE.
Case Study: A Travel Retail Experience
14:45  -  15:15
Andy Thomas. Head of Business Development - Europe and America . WHSmith.
Afternoon break and networking
15:15  -  15:45
Panel Discussion: eCommerce vs physical stores - exploring all options for building your international presence in new markets in an omnichannel world
15:45  -  16:30
Sarah Pavlou. Managing Director. KyclO.
Simon Taylor. International Director. Mim.
John Scott. Director of International Business Development . Debenhams.
Panel: Future proof your franchise model
16:30  -  17:15
Miles Young. Chief Operating Officer. Landmark International.
Ben Alba. formerly George ASDA and per una at Marks & Spencer. 44 Cats Fashion retail.
Ali Aliev. Corporate Development Director. Regus.
Closing Remarks
17:30  -  17:40
Siobhán Géhin. Conference Chair and Partner . Kurt Salmon.
Cocktail Party
17:40  -  19:30