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Future Focus brought to you by VMC, BOSS and BPIF is a one day online event for the business supplies, printing and creative digital industries driven by the immediate concerns of coping with the current challenges of emerging from lockdown and planning the way ahead.
 
The COVID -19 pandemic has drastically altered the business landscape and each industry while facing individual challenges is experiencing the effect of generic trends which have been accelerated by this crisis. The future of work, a greater focus on health and a completely digital native, socially distanced, mass consumer.
 
As a collective we have gathered the best speakers cross sector to share inspirational ideas and practical foresight. Case studies of innovation throughout COVID-19 will combine tangible business solutions with examples of inspiring leadership. Panel sessions to debate the way forward for each sector are featured and we encourage our audience to join this debate.

Schedule

· Expo
Exhibition
Visit the Exhibition area to view live booths and explore exhibitor offerings. Register your interest or message directly on the Hopin platform.
· Networking
Networking
Speed networking at its best. Chat to other attendees and make new connections.
· Stage
Welcome and Hopin Platform Briefing
An introduction to the Future Focus conference from the Organisers
amy hutchinson charles jarrold Robert McClements
· Sessions
Digital Re-imagining
First hand accounts from Creative England, Leeds LEP, NP11, Bradford and Leeds Councils, organisations making an impact in the creative and digital industries.
Robert McClements Mehjabeen Patrick Roger Marsh Eve Roodhouse Nicola Greenan
· Stage
Jonathan Geldart, Director General, IoD
A discussion of global trends COVID-19 has amplified, survival techniques from the board room to an Arctic trek and the importance of Generation Alpha.
Jon Geldart
· Sessions
BPIF Members' Annual Review
A session championing BPIF members, print and demonstrating the support and collaboration of the sector in COVID-19.
C John Eaton Jon Bailey charles jarrold Karly Lattimore Gary Peeling Richard Boon
· Sessions
Pimento - What can we learn from past elections to predict the future?
Andrew Cooper, Lord Cooper of Windrush, provides insights into how political beliefs relate to consumer behaviours and how these have changed due to COVID-19
Andrew Cooper Stephen Knight
· Sessions
The Future of UK Business Supplies post COVID-19
Simon Drakeford will chair a discussion with industry leaders on the future of the UK business supplies sector.
Richard  Coulson Simon Drakeford amy hutchinson Steve Haworth Alex Tatham anna chalmers Darren Lloyd
· Stage
Felicity Burch, Director Innovation and Digital, CBI
Perfectly placed to comment on COVID-19’s impact on the acceleration of technology adoption. Learn how to embrace this, come up with new ideas & invest in R&D.
Felicity Burch
· Stage
James Sommerville, Founder, Known Unknown (former VP Global Design, The Coca-Cola Company)
Calling in from Atlanta to share a unique perspective of how brands and companies can differentiate themselves in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Sommerville
· Stage
Adrian Odds, Director of Strategy & Market Propositions, Communisis
How to use Artificial Intelligence to cut through the noise ensuring the optimum customer experience for increased revenue growth.
Adrian Odds
· Sessions
Intergraf International Panel Session..in Europe and the US
Intergraf will host a global panel considering the effects of the pandemic on the printing industry and what the future is for the sector in Europe and beyond.
Sabine Geldermann Michael Makin Beatrice Klose charles jarrold
· Sessions
COVID-19 and its global impact on business supplies
A global panel, hosted by OPI, will consider the impact of the pandemic on the business supplies industry and make future predictions.
amy hutchinson Beth Wright Steve Hilleard Brad O'Brien Kenneth Borup
· Stage
Is XR the End or the Beginning?
Live demonstrations of Virtual, Mixed and XR realities from the US and nearer to home.
Jasper Patterson Anna Goldson Graham Thorne Mark  Mon-Williams Robert McClements

Speakers

C John Eaton
C John Eaton

Master of Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards

James Sommerville
James Sommerville

Founder of ’Known Unknown’ – former VP Global Design, The Coca-Cola Company

Jon Bailey
Jon Bailey

COO, Precision ProCO

Sabine Geldermann
Sabine Geldermann

Director drupa and Print Technologies

Richard  Coulson
Richard Coulson

Chief Executive - Complete Office Solutions

Simon Drakeford
Simon Drakeford

CEO EOG Group / BOSS CHAIRMAN

Stephen Knight
Stephen Knight

Co-founder, Pimento

Robert McClements
Robert McClements

President CDi

Mark  Mon-Williams
Mark Mon-Williams

Director of the Centre for Immersive Technology, University of Leeds

Graham Thorne
Graham Thorne

Course Leader Live Visual Design and Production, Backstage Academy

Richard Boon
Richard Boon

Managing Director, Webmart

Gary Peeling
Gary Peeling

CEO, Precision ProCO

Kenneth Borup
Kenneth Borup

CEO, Lomax

Darren Lloyd
Darren Lloyd

CEO, United

Anna Goldson
Anna Goldson

President, Leeds XR Society

Karly Lattimore
Karly Lattimore

Managing Director of BPIF Training

charles jarrold
charles jarrold

Chief Executive, BPIF

Brad O'Brien
Brad O'Brien

CEO, Office Choice

anna chalmers
anna chalmers

Supplies and Transactional Print Channel Sales Director, HP Inc

Nicola Greenan
Nicola Greenan

Cultural Partnerships Lead at Bradford City Council

Eve Roodhouse
Eve Roodhouse

Chief Officer Economic Development, Leeds City Council

Roger Marsh
Roger Marsh

Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and NP11

Mehjabeen Patrick
Mehjabeen Patrick

Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Creative England

Beatrice Klose
Beatrice Klose

Secretary General, Intergraf

Michael Makin
Michael Makin

Executive Vice President, PRINTING United Alliance

Steve Hilleard
Steve Hilleard

Chief Executive Officer, Office Products International (OPI)

Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper

Lord Cooper of Windrush, presented by Pimento

Alex Tatham
Alex Tatham

Managing Director - Westcoast Limited

Jasper Patterson
Jasper Patterson

Consultant

Beth Wright
Beth Wright

Vice President of Sales, Americas - Fellowes Brands

Steve Haworth
Steve Haworth

CEO, EVO Group

Adrian Odds
Adrian Odds

Director of Strategy & Market Propositions, Communisis

amy hutchinson
amy hutchinson

BOSS CEO

Jon Geldart
Jon Geldart

Director General, IOD

Felicity Burch
Felicity Burch

Director Innovation and Digital, CBI

The event is over

Hosted by

Future Focus

Booths

HP

HP

Sustainable Impact is at the heart of HP’s Reinvention Journey

Precision Proco

Precision Proco

Print Different

Creative England

Creative England

Advance

Antalis

Antalis

A Future Focussed Partner You Can Trust

AD:VENTURE

AD:VENTURE

AD:VENTURE Business Support Programme

The Retail Institute

The Retail Institute

The Retail Institute

VOW Wholesale

VOW Wholesale

Fulfilling reseller needs since 1852

Westcoast

Westcoast

Westcoast Distribution

Garbutt + Elliott

Garbutt + Elliott

‘No one can care as much about your business as you do – but we come a close second’

Force24

Force24

Force24 Marketing Automation

CyanX Ltd

CyanX Ltd

The Print Support Specialist

Centre for Immersive Technologies

Centre for Immersive Technologies

The Centre for Immersive Technologies

Pimento

Pimento

Bespoke Marketing Solutions from Pimento

ECI

ECI

Horizon® ERP software for Office Equipment Suppliers

NorthWolds Printers

NorthWolds Printers

NorthWolds - Delivering Beautiful Print Solutions Since 1978

drupa 2021

drupa 2021

Embrace the future. 20 – 28 April 2021

Intergraf

Intergraf

Intergraf: your voice in Brussels

Leeds Arts University

Leeds Arts University

Leeds Arts University – The only specialist arts university in the North of England

Tribal3D

Tribal3D

Lenticular & Holographic Printing Services

British Office Supplies and Services (BOSS)

British Office Supplies and Services (BOSS)

The UK Trade Association for business supplies industry. Connecting those in the industry to a network of leading ideas, insight and business support.

CDI

CDI

CDI is here to help you achieve more

One to One Development Trust

One to One Development Trust

Engaging communities through arts and digital media

The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)

The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)

The UK's leading trade association for print, printed packaging and graphic communications.

BOSS Leaders of the Future

BOSS Leaders of the Future

Join to expand your horizons

BOSS Business Supplies Charity

BOSS Business Supplies Charity

Supporting those in the business supplies sector who are in need