MGI World mgi-area-uki-map

MGI UK Ireland Conference

13th November 2012

MGI World MGI Worldwide UK & Ireland Area news item, folded newspapers image

In the last newswire, I announced that the theme of this year’s MGI UK & Ireland Partners Conference would be ‘Collaboration – The Business Driver’, writes Paul Winder.

I can now confirm the full agenda for what promises to be a packed and highly enjoyable conference which I hope you will all find extremely useful. This year’s conference takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, in Meriden, West Midlands, from 3pm on Thursday 29 November to noon on Saturday 1 December.

In addition to this, we have organised a round of golf for delegates on the morning of Thursday 29 November. We will be playing on the championship Arden Golf Course at the hotel.

The golf is open to anyone attending the conference, with the cost to play being £30 per person, including VAT. We have arranged six tee times – at 8.57am, 9.06am, 9.15am, 9.24am, 9.33am and 9.42am, and more will be made available subject to demand. If you wish to take part and require accommodation for the night of 28 November, this can be arranged through MGI at a cost of £115 for bed and breakfast.


Thursday, 29th November 2012
3.00 pm Conference registration and sponsor time
4.00 pm Conference introduction by Paul Winder
4.10 pm Collaborating with the Accounting CommunitySpeaker: Simon Crompton, Principal Sponsor Wolters Kluwer
5.00 pm Keynote address: “Collaboration”
6.00 pm Conference session closes
7.00 pm Pre-dinner drinks
7.30 pm Dinner


Friday, 30th November 2012
9.00 am Conference session opens
9.05 am Presentation and Conference facilitationSpeaker: Nick Jankel, Chief Executive of WECREATE and leadership and collaboration expert
10.45 am Coffee break and sponsor time
11.30 am Conference facilitation continuesSpeaker: Nick Jankel
1.00 pm Lunch and sponsor time
2.00 pm MGI UpdateSpeaker: Thierry Delvaux, MGI International Director
2.45 pm MediationSpeaker: Michael Lind, solicitor and experienced conflict management professional
3.15 pm The Power of CollaborationSpeaker: Andrew Turner
3.45 pm Tea and sponsor time
4.30 pm Panel Session – How can we encourage collaboration in MGI?
5.00 pm Launch of “The MGI Apprentice”
6.00 pm Conference session closes
7.00 pm Pre-dinner drinks
7.30 pm Dinner


Saturday, 1st December 2012
9.00 am “The MGI Apprentice” – preparation of group pitches
10.30 am Coffee break
10.45 am “The MGI Apprentice” pitches
12 noon “The MGI Apprentice” – presentation to winner and conference closes

If you have not yet booked your place, then you can do so by clicking here.