Workshops and Roundtables at MSDUK Business Show

This year’s programme of roundtables and workshops will address a diverse range of topics covering current trends and emerging issues and will be delivered by top business and industry experts.

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14:30 – 15:20- AVAILABLE | 15:40 – 16:30- AVAILABLE

Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Business people from all walks of life and backgrounds can come under immense stress and pressure. We all face challenges in leading individuals and leading teams towards achieving greater business results and staying ahead of the competition.

At this powerful roundtable join Motivational Speaker and Leadership Coach Hiten Bhatt to explore the power of Self-Mastery as a tool for greater results in business and more fulfilment in life.

This is an engaging, fun and very informative roundtable that will make you think and reflect and how you can overcome some of the mental blocks that may be holding you back from achieving your full potential in your business or career.

You will learn how you can become a better leader in your professional and personal life, you will also learn some principles of changing habits and thinking patterns. Everything begins in the mind so find out how you can harness the power of your mind to achieve the results that you are seeking.

Hiten regularly coaches and trains leaders in businesses and multi-national corporations throughout the UK and internationally, he is the Director of BE GREAT Training.





14:30 – 15:20- FULL | 15:40 – 16:30- FULL

How does GDPR affect your business? An open discussion on the way that personal data is processed by your organisation currently.

How can you start protecting your business and become GDPR compliant?

An open forum summary discussion will then be held where you can ask any questions you may have regarding GDPR compliance and regarding the security of your data.

Twitter: @PunamTiwari4




14:30 – 15:20- FULL | 15:40 – 16:30- FULL

We would all love to win that big contract with a large corporate, but do we really understand how to catch that whale?  The best clients are not always the easiest to get.

In this session we will look at the challenges and common pitfalls of selling in to large companies and discuss some of the best practices, hints and tips for navigating your way through the corporate minefield and working successfully with the corporate buyer.




14:30 – 15:20- FULL | 15:40 – 16:30- FULL

Harish will facilitate this session to provide an overview of this exciting new tool developed by MSDUK in conjunction with Accenture.

Harish, and Ben Ngobi from Accenture, will share their perspectives on how members can make best use of the tool and its many facets to travel their Supplier Diversity journey with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

Following an introductory session, breakout groups will explore specific aspects of the benchmarking process to capture and share the insights of all attending corporate members.

Twitter: @PRMDiversity 




14:30 – 15:20- FULL | 15:40 – 16:30- FULL

This engaging roundtable will consist of  three elements:

  1. Threat Landscape– Explore the types of security threats that are common place for companies. Held in a presentation format
  2. Hackers Handbook-understand what approach hackers use to gain access to a company/or individual information. Held in a presentation format
  3. Lessons learnt– spot the hack. Held in group quiz format




14:30 – 15:20- FULL | 15:40 – 16:30- FULL

We’ll discuss the challenges and obstacles that can be faced when working with a global corporation. From being invited to a RFP to tips & tricks for doing business and how to keep a long term relationship.







15:40 – 16:30 AVAILABLE

The topic of Unconscious Bias is one of the most interesting conversations and considerations on the minds of corporate leaders and companies in the 21st century.

Some of the critical questions to reflect on would be:

Could we be inadvertently missing out on attracting, promoting the best talent?
Do we have individual and corporate blind spots that show that we are missing out on tapping into the full potential of our human capital and the marketplace?
Are we hiring in our image and encouraging groupthink?
By reducing our Bias, how can we improve our customer orientation employee satisfaction and enhance our decision making so we can achieve a return on our investment?

These are some of the questions this session will address and raise. It is through these queries that we can realise what unconscious bias is and how we can recognise it in ourselves.

Additionally, the session will demystify the nature of bias, how we recognise it in ourselves, its impact on individual and group attitudes, behaviours and decision-making processes. Other topics will include:
• Understanding the business imperative for Diversity and inclusion
• Raising awareness of tips and techniques to mitigate and manage bias and most of all;
• Be inspired to practice Inclusive Leadership.

Twitter: @FarrahGDP 



14:30 – 15:20 AVAILABLE

The nature of work is changing and so is the modern workplace. Technology is creating the ability to work anywhere and anytime, and is changing the role and purpose of the modern workplace.

In this workshop we will discuss some of the changes taking place to the modern workplace and share some of the challenges faced by organisations. Group discussions will be run to discuss these challenges and explore ideas to develop solutions, with ideas presented back to the group.

The discussions will be themed around Smart buildings, Sustainability and the rise of the Wellbeing agenda.