Business Theatre

Learn from  expert speakers who will host sessions on topics that will help you grow and improve your business.

 

Agenda: Tuesday 28th March

11:00 - 12:00

More money, more customers, more focus

Join our panel of experts to learn how your business can differentiate itself, add value to customers, work in new and innovative ways and understand how to demonstrate a clear ROI to customers. Differentiation – In an industry where supply outstrips demand, differentiation is a critical factor when trying to increase or even maintain profit margins. It also helps with...
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12:30 - 13:15

How the Philips EnabLED & Philips EnabLED signage programs may be relevant to you, your suppliers and your customers

How may the Philips EnabLED and Philips EnabLED signage programs be relevant to you, your suppliers and your customers when you make or sell Signage based upon LED technologies? If you make or sell illuminated signs that use LEDs, this presentation is vital to your awareness of how Philips Lighting Patents may be relevant to you.  Sign Companies can and...
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13:45 - 14:30

Franchise opportunities – benefits and practicalities

Being part of a franchise provides access to marketing knowledge, product and technology experience, brand visibility/recognition, national buying power and business support, which allows companies do better business and grow. Hear from the experts about the benefits and practicalities of becoming a franchisee (whilst remaining an independently owned and operated business.) This seminar will provide first hand experiences from the...
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15:00 - 15:30

Accessing equipment to build your business – what are the options?

There are many ways to access new or used equipment for your business, from operating leases, finance leases to hire purchase.  This seminar will explain routes for businesses to access expensive items required to take your business to the next level by exploring the benefits of the available options for a range of budgets.

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15:45 - 16:15

Cover maintenance & service contract agreements

In this informative presentation, Lawrence Hebron, RolandCare, Business Manager at Roland DG, will explain the importance of machine maintenance – both in-house cleaning processes and preventative maintenance by a service provider. Lawrence will go onto explore the variety of service contract agreements in the market place and what level of service you can expect to receive within your contract; meaning...
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Agenda: Wednesday 29th March

11:00 - 12:00

Where are the opportunities in wide format?

Combining a high level picture of the current and future mix of applications with real world insight from wide format printers, this session will help attendees forge their own path to future prosperity. Learn what the market drivers are, what customers want and how they want it; along with advice on the skills, equipment and materials to deliver. Chair: Simon...
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12:30 - 13:15

A toolkit for growing your business

Growing a business from scratch Speaker: Ed Currer, Founder, Vinyl Impression Ed Currer is the founder and managing director of Vinyl Impression, a creative surface graphics company specialising in vinyl graphic solutions for work spaces. Ed grew his successful business from scratch from his bedroom over 4 years ago and now employs 13 staff. Ed will provide an overview of...
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13:30 - 14:30
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Business Diversification: temporary pop-up and retail structures

In association with the Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) Pop-up shops and retail displays are temporary spaces selling products of any kind. Pop-ups are exciting, short-term spaces that are creative and engaging. They come in all shapes and sizes and deliver contact with customers, the ability to build brand awareness and allow new markets to be tested without long...
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  • Judith Kelly_photoJudith Kelly senior project manager - retail development - Land Securities
  • Ian ScottIan Scott business development manager - Unibox
  • Antony Behiels_photoAntony Behiels director - Shop and Display Equipment Association
15:00 - 16:00

Where digital meets traditional – signage solutions for 2017

An introduction to digital signage solutions for 2017 and how SME signage companies are using hard and soft signage to complement this new technology. This short workshop will showcase some of the latest digital technology and highlight some of the traditional signage methods that can be used to make this supplement your current services. Speaker Michael Gietzen, Managing Director, Identity...
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  • michael-gietzen-photo2017Michael Gietzen managing director - Identity Signage & Printing part of the Identity Group

Agenda: Thursday 30th March

11:30 - 12:00
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Sign maintenance and planning regulation

Sign Companies are having to raise standards and not just understand, but meet their obligations when supplying, installing and maintaining signs. This short presentation gives sign makers a glimpse of the expectations customers are now expressing as their minimum requirements. If you want a successful and prosperous future for your business, you should be aware of what your obligations are...
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12:30 - 13:00

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest

Benjamin Franklin famously said “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” but the word ‘training’ can, for many, conjure up school time nightmares. Joe Wigzell, Roland DG Academy & Creative Centre Manager presents the wide variety of training options available; webinars, online courses, practical experience and mentoring being some of the alternative formats to classroom-learning. And Franklin wasn’t wrong...
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  • Joe Wigzell_ONLINEJoe Wigzell academy and creative centre manager - Roland DG
13:30 - 14:00
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Making the apprenticeship levy work for you

In association with the BPIF Any business which pays more than £3m in wages and salaries will, from April 2017, pay a 0.5% apprenticeship levy on its total wage bill. This will be offset by an annual allowance of £15,000 to spend on training. This levy aims to encourage the creation of 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and raise the...
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14:15 - 15:15

Business Diversification: soft signage

Soft signage (printing display graphics to textile substrates to create flags, banners and displays) is fast becoming a growth sector for the print and sign making industry. Soft signage is lightweight, can be easier to store, transport and install, and can be more durable than PVC, paper and vinyl. Companies considering moving into soft signage or increasing their capabilities in...
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