The Ripple Effect Conference 8th October

“The Ripple Effect” Conference which focuses on the challenges that companies face in creating stronger cultures, productivity as well as attracting the brightest and best talents. With Brexit, there is a need for new thinking and solutions to combat the challenges that will be.

We are delighted to be joined by some exceptional speakers who have some thought provoking insights to share


8.00am – 8.30am: Arrival and Breakfast

8.30am – 8.40am: Welcome

Chris Sheppardson – Founder, EP.

8.40am – 9.10am: Industry overview. With Brexit what is the scale of the challenges we face?

Kate Nicholls – CEO, UK Hospitality

9.10am – 9.30am: People are our greatest asset

Michael Gray – National Delegate UK and Ireland, European Hotel Managers Association

Gioele Camarlinghi – Director, European Hotel Managers Association

9.30am – 9.50am: Overcoming adversity  

Crista Cullen – Olympic Gold Medalist and Founder Tofauti Foundation

9.50am – 10.05am – Break

10.05am – 10.25am – Break-out Sessions

(L+E ) x (T+Ed ) = (Ey + F + D)2.

(Leadership + Ethics) x (TalenT + Education) = (Enjoyment + Fulfilment + Diversity)2

Professor Peter Jones – Director, eHotelier


Food brings people together

Stuart Sunderland – Founder, City Pantry

Felicity Barnes – HR Manager, Fooditude

10.30am – 10.50am: What made the England side of 91 World Cup contenders?

Simon Halliday – Chair European Professional Club Rugby and ex England Player

10.55 – 11.15am: Growing up and building a career with Dyslexia

Adam Virgo – Former Professional Footballer and BT Sport Commentator

11.15am – 11.30am: Break – Innovation Showcase

11.30am – 11.50am: “Better managers, better business”.

Pete Fullard – CEO, UpSkill People

11.50am – 12.10pm: What made Manchester United stand apart?

Andy Cole – Former Manchester United and England Footballer

12.15pm – 12.35pm: Break-out Sessions

“7 Ways To Inspire Your Team

Mark Pitcher – Founder, Smash The Box


Enabling People to Succeed Together: Developing the Fundamental Skills of Human Co-operation and a Culture of High Performance

Mark Jenkins – Managing Director, Coverdale

12.35pm – 12.50pm: Break

12.50pm – 1.10pm: Importance of improving engagement and communication for mobile-first workforce?

Korawad Chearavanant – CEO, eko app

Robert Darling – COO, eko app

1.15pm – 1.35pm: Break-out Sessions

It’s a mad mad world!

Simon Berger – Founder, MadWorld

Nick Taylor – Co-Founder and CEO, Unwind


Food reflects our society

Donald Sloan – Chair and Founder, Oxford Cultural Collective

1.40pm – 2.00pm: The positive alliance of business and social initiative – it works for all

Cemal Ezel – Founder, Change Please

2.00pm – 2.20pm: The cool running’s story of hospitality

UK Curry Connect

2.20pm – 3.00pm Networking Lunch