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Cranfield University VentureDay 2019

Venue: The Vincent Building

Address: Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL

Date & Time: Thursday 16th May 2019, 8:30 - 18:30


Getting ahead of the curve: Strategies and Tactics for the next Industrial Revolution

VentureDay is our one-day annual conference and networking event for entrepreneurs, investors and all those interested in cutting-edge entrepreneurial performance.

Throughout the day, we will be exploring the changes that every industry is likely to encounter as we enter the next Industrial Revolution. The programme comprises of a range of relevant talks and plenary sessions, all developed with the intention of equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge required as we enter this period of change.

This is a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded, high-profile professionals from across a range of industries. On the day, delegates will have the opportunity to use interactive electronic badges, allowing them to connect seamlessly with others using a simple tap.

In addition to this, we are thrilled to announce that our two inspiring Keynote speakers will be:

  • Hermann Hauser: serial entrepreneur investor, founder of Acorn Computers Amadeus Capital Partner.
  • Jamie Waller: Cranfield School of Management Entrepreneur of the Year, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor and author of ‘Unsexy Business’.


The event will be fully catered and tea and coffee will be provided at specific intervals throughout the programme. We hope that delegates will find this an enjoyable and insightful day


0830 – Registration Cranfield University, Vincent Building

0900 – Welcome and introduction to Entrepreneurship at Cranfield

0930 – Panel: The future of business: Where will we be by 2030?

1030 – Tea and coffee: Networking and exhibition stands

1100 – Parallel sessions: The big changes coming our way

1: Cyber security: Today’s fear, tomorrow’s threat (Cyber, fake news, GDPR…)

2: Future of supply chain: What does it mean for business?

3: The robots are coming: the changing world of work

1200 – Keynote address: The 4th industrial revolution: Hermann Hauser, serial entrepreneur investor, founder of Acorn Computers Amadeus Capital Partner.

1250 – Lunch and Networking

1350 – Parallel sessions: Resourcing for Growth I

1: Alternative finance landscape: Funding moonshots

2: How to find top people in the current climate: Thinking outside the box

3: EMW Law session

1440 – Parallel sessions: Resourcing for Growth II

1: Giving something back or paying it forward

2: How to keep people and build a resilient culture

3: Smith & Williamson session

1530 – Tea and coffee: Networking and exhibition stands

1600 – Parallel sessions: Resourcing for Growth III

1: The global entrepreneur: taking your business international

2: The importance of humanity in a digital world

3: Barclays session

1650 – Keynote address: Jamie Waller Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Unsexy business

1730 – Closing followed by drinks reception

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