ISE Project: Cross-Border

Innovation Conference 

Tuesday 4th December 2018 | 12.00pm - 7.00pm Ville de Calais, Town Hall, Calais, France, 62100 

Travel will be provided free of charge

About

How will we be doing business in the future and what will work actually look like?

This event will bring together companies from Kent, East & West Flanders, Hauts-de-France and the South West of the Netherlands to hear from inspirational speakers from the four different countries.  

We are also partnering with the CITC's 'IOT Week' in Hauts-de-France to include a section on the potential for Internet of Things technology in business.

Agenda

12.00PM Registration and Buffet

12.45PM Welcome Natacha Bouchart & Jo James

1.00PM Speaker: Roger Williams "Customers of the future"

1.30PM Speaker: Adam Henderson "Workforce of the future" 

2.00PM Networking Opportunity

2.30PM Speaker: Pierrick Mirabel "IoT workplace of the future"

3.00PM Speaker: Gerrie Smits "Transactions in the future"

3.40PM Networking Opportunity  

4.15PM Keynote Dean Van Leeuwen "Doing Business in the future"

5.30PM Networking, Wine and Snacks

7.00PM Close

Please note that the event will take place in English.

Networking

Come and network with other businesses on this one-day trip

Speakers

Hear from a number of world-class speakers

Learn

Learn about the modern workplace and the influence of new technology

Headline Speakers

Keynote: Dean Van Leeuwen

"DOING BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE" KEYNOTE 

In everything Dean does, he believes in challenging people to use the power of business to do remarkable things.  

He believes that the most amazing innovations of the 21st century are yet to be invented. But a remarkable century will not just happen, we have to create it.  

So, Dean is on a quest to challenge audiences to unlearn and relearn, mobilising them to forge innovative solutions for the new Age of Discovery.

Roger Williams

"CUSTOMERS OF THE FUTURE" 1.00PM

Roger has extensive experience in the design, development and implementation of customer strategies that deliver tangible results.

He has worked with clients across a wide range of public and private sector organisations, and has led national and international research programmes.  

Roger has a passion to help his clients deliver the best possible outcomes and solutions for their customers and has dedicated much of his career to helping businesses and economies to grow.

Adam Henderson

"WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE" 1.30PM

Adam enables businesses to adapt to the needs of a Modern Workforce by helping them understand the mindset of a new generation of employees and use this to change their ways of working to be more successful.  

This is needed as businesses all over the world are witnessing a growing disconnect between the ways they currently operate vs how their employees want and can work.

A large part is due to business leaders not understanding a new generation of employees growing in number within their business, but also the inability or fear to reflect the way the world *is* and not the way the world *was*.  

Pierrick Mirabel

"IoT WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE" 2.30PM

Pierrick is a graduate of the Créacity Master's degree. This master's degree aims to train engineers with dual skills: urban engineering and ICT.

Since then, Pierrick is an R & D engineer at CITC-EuraRFID and works mainly on projects around smart building (demonstrator of the house of tomorrow, Terril project combining bigdata & energy efficiency).

Gerrie Smits

"THE NEED TO INNOVATE FOR THE FUTURE" 3.00PM 

People have called Gerrie enthusiastic, result-focused, creative and good at making people think differently.  

He's fascinated by the impact digital and technology has: on our products, our brands, communications, our organisations…  

Throughout his 20-odd years of professional experience, he's worked in industries that got seriously challenged by the internet... TV, publishing, music industry, marketing and the Government.

Natacha Bouchart and Jo James

"MAYOR OF CALAIS" WELCOME ADDRESS 12.45PM

 Natacha is a French politician and member of The Republicans. She has served as Mayor of Calais since 2008 and was elected to represent Pas-de-Calais in the French Senate from 2011 to 2016. She is also vice-presidente of the Hauts-de-France since 2016.

"CEO, KENT INVICTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE" CHAIRPERSON

Working with and representing the needs of the County's business community. Board member of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership and the Kent and Medway Economic Partnership and Kent Business Advisory Board.

Location and Travel

FREE travel will be provided for this one-day conference.

Ville de Calais Town Hall, Calais, France, 62100 

The city hall in Calais is quite a modern building.

It was built in the early 20th Century, from the concrete on the site of the old city hall. The three-story building was erected in the Flemish style by architect Louis Debrouwer and inaugurated in 1925. The municipality is located on the square of the Unknown soldier.  

This is a very recognisable building, as close to the building is the tower-belfry with a height of 74 meters.

Crowning the tower is a Carillon and a clock, the four dials which are turned to each of the cardinal directions.

Contact Us

Telelephone: 01233 503838

Website: www.iseproject.eu Website: www.kentinvictachamber.co.uk 

Email: events@kentinvictachamber.co.uk