‘Business Agility in a Disruptive World’

Posted On 21 Sep 2016
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events_hta_ball_colegrave_plant_retailing2THEALE, UK: PY Gerbeau, Ibrahim Ibrahim and Leonard Diepenbrock are just three of the speakers announced for the HTA Garden Futures conference and dinner which takes place on Wednesday 12 October at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire.

With the theme of ‘Business Agility is a Disruptive World’ this one-day strategic business conference will look at the key business disrupters facing the garden industry from the economy, the state of the economy, the impact of Brexit on consumer behaviour, external trends and retail design to smart homes and technology, future proofing, staying agile and responding to environmental challenges.

Sponsored by Hozelock and Scotts Miracle-Gro, HTA Garden Futures will bring together key players from across the supply chain to hear from business leaders and experts with impactful and thought-provoking business focused content to inspire and energise.

Keynote speaker, French businessman and former Captain of the French Ice Hockey team, PY Gerbeau, is credited with turning around both Euro Disney and the Millennium Dome. Now, as CEO of X-Leisure, PY will talk about the challenges and opportunities presented by the various roles he has held.

Other topics/speakers include:

The future of retail – Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director, Portland Design Associates

Smart Homes and technology – Leonard Diepenbrock, TOX-Dubel-Technik GmbH

Future proofing and staying agile – Paul Pleydell, Pleydell Smithyman

The economy and the impact of Brexit on consumer behaviour – Future Foundation

There will also be a panel session involving representatives from across the industry looking at how best to deal with and plan for the challenges faced by the garden retail sector.

Throughout the event there will be plenty of time for networking with your peers from across the industry. The Garden Futures dinner will include the presentation of the HTA Pearson Medal and the GTN Greatest Awards.

Make sure you don’t miss out! Book your place now at www.hta.org.uk/gardenfutures

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