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Wednesday 17th May

Thursday 18th May


11.00 - 11.30

Charlie Mullins

Employment law reform

Why employment legislation urgently needs to be reformed in a post Brexit Britain – and what Matthew Taylor should include in his review on working practices.


11.45 - 12.15

Rajendran Dandapani

Conceiving, Nurturing, and Marketing a Software Product - Some unusual approaches

Every amazing idea you come up with, seven others seem to have already thought it up. Hardly ever does an application end up the way it was originally conceived. Encouraging the fickle user to adapt their business workflows is easier said than done. Zoho, in its 20 years of crafting software, has perfected some unusual approaches to handle these dilemmas. Learn from its success stories and take home lessons for your own product team.


12.30 - 13.00

Darren Stanton

Would I Lie To You?

Former British Police Officer, turned Psychologist and Deception Detection expert, Darren Stanton, knows a thing or too about telling porkies. Believe it or not we can be told up to 200 white lies in an average day. In any ten minutes of conversation, the average person will tell at least 3 white lies and on average, 20% of your new recruits will have committed blatant CV fraud to gain that competitive edge over their peers. In this fascinating and entertaining talk, Darren will be demystifying the truth about lying and demonstrating the common signs and signals in which to look out for in order to minimise the risk of falling foul amongst the corporate fibsters.


13.15 - 13.45

James Meekings

Starting small, thinking big

Funding Circle was set up in 2010 with the aim of revolutionising the outdated banking system. By connecting established businesses directly with investors, businesses can access fast, flexible finance to help them grow. The business has grown rapidly, hitting £2 billion in lending to UK companies in just 6 years. Come and hear James discuss the highs and lows of growing a small business into an international success, and the common challenges faced by entrepreneurs.


14.00 - 14.30

Lauren Pope

Q and A

Lauren is an entrepreneur whose success in the UK is down to hard work and passion for what she loves doing. She runs her own hair extension business, Hair Rehab London, designs her clothing collection, DJ’s all round the world, releases hit compilation albums, is the face of her own accessory range, signed to top modeling agency Elite and stars in a high profile TV show.


14.45 - 15.15


My Story

Being one of the most photographed women in the world having appeared on over 350 magazine covers across the globe and over 200 TV shows, we are proud to present, Caprice Bourret, Chief Executive of By Caprice products. Caprice started By Caprice Products in 2006 which she fully finances, designs, models and markets, and she talks openly to The Business Show about how she developed and built her hugely successfully brand ''By Caprice’ from scratch”


15.30 - 16.00

Brad Burton

Now What?

Through a series of stories, advice and thought provoking lessons, the UK's no 1 motivational business speaker Brad Burton will help you suss out your next steps in both life and in business. So will you manage to grab a seat at the hottest seminar of the show? Like everything in life, the decision is yours. See you there? Dont miss it!


16.15 - 16.45

Thomas Power

Navigating the Cloud for Start-Up Success

Small businesses and start-ups around the globe are realising the benefits of using cloud based apps to get their business moving - saving them time and keeping them ahead of the game. Learn from Thomas Power how to get the most out of the world of apps, social media and technology to make your business thrive.


17.00 - 17.30

Rafael dos Santos

How to Run a Digital Marketing Campaign

Rafael will be sharing his story on how he managed to raise £100k to launch his coworking space,, a migrant-friendly shared office space in East London. Rafael is multi award-winning entrepreneur with 14 years of experience running businesses in London.