The National Children's Activities Conference
Wednesday 29th November 2017 hosted by NatWest at RBS Bishopsgate, London

2017 Draft Conference Programme*

Inspiring Your Business Growth & Excellence #ChildrensActivitiesConf

Welcome coffee, registration
and Early Bird Networking from 9.15am

Conference Closes at 4.15pm followed by
Networking Reception until 5.30pm*

Draft Programme

09:15 – 09:45 Registration, welcome tea & coffee and Early Bird networking

Welcome Address
Mike Dodd, CAA Chairman

10:00 A Year in the Life of the CAA
Review of achievements, challenges and plans
Sam Willoughby, CAA General Manager

10:30 "I can get inside your customers' heads"
Susannah Schofield OBE, Editor-in-Chief, Key Women in Business & CEO, Dice Matrix

11:00 Coffee Break


11:20 -11:50 Breakout Session 1


Room A: Reducing the risk, saving you money
Gary Harrison, Group Scheme Manager,         
Morton Michel


Room B: Augmented Reality:
Marketing to Millennials

Mike Peates, Director, Owow Innovations

11:55 -12:25 Breakout Session 2


Room A: Your statutory responsibility to
refer individuals to the Disclosure and Barring Service -
What this means and how it is done
Lyn Gavin,
Safeguarding Engagement Lead,
Disclosure and Barring Service

B: Your key stakeholder: your team
g, motivating and
growing your business with your team

Sally-Ann Hall-Jones, Director, Reality HR

 12:30 -13:00 Breakout Session 3

Room A:
"Let's Grow Together"

The easy guide to everything financial
you need to grow your business

Emma Austin FCMA CTA, Managing Director,
Enterprise Accountancy


Room B: "Your Hidden Revenue"
Adding value to your customers
whilst earning extra income by working
with major family brands
Jessica Jacklin, MD, Blackcurrant Babies

13:00 Networking Lunch & Business Open House Exhibitor Showcase

14:00 Conference Reconvenes

Afternoon Session Chair
Sally-Ann Hall-Jones, Director, Reality HR

14:00 Funding  for Business Expansion
through Franchising and other Business Models

Nick Howe, NatWest Regional Enterprise Manager

14:30 The Great Venue Debate
Finding and working with schools, nurseries, playcentres and community venues
With Chris Irwin, Director, EdStart, Anne-Marie Martin, Director, diddi dance and Under1Roof
and other panel members to be announced
as facilitated by Mark Rasche, Director, Sport and Activity Professionals

Ages and Stages of Child Development
Dr Amanda Gummer PhD, Fundamentally Children

  15:30 Inspiring Keynote Address
To Be Confirmed

16:00 Reflections on the Day and Closing Remarks
Nick Howe, NatWest Regional Enterprise Manager
Mike Dodd, CAA Chairman

16:15 Conference closes

16:15 - 17:30 Networking Reception and CAA Accreditation Certificate Presentations

* Please note the organisers reserve the right to make any amends to the above content, timings, speaker line up and format, with no notice. Registration and attending this event is confirmation that delegates have read and accepted the terms and conditions – see here for more.

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