The 2017 European Conference & Trade Show will be held in Barcelona, October 17 & 18.
Below are a sample of the speakers at this year’s European Conference & Trade Show:
Ken Hughes is Europe’s leading Consumer & Shopper behaviouralist. With interest as broad as neuromarketing and behavioural economics, with particular focus on their application to shopper motivation theory, Ken has spent over a decade as CEO of Glacier Consulting, which he founded in order to pioneer developments in shopper behaviour insight, particularly in biometric shopper research.
His clients mainly include large international blue-chips such as Heineken, Kraft Foods/Mondelez, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Walmart, IKEA, Nivea, 3M, Nielsen, AXA, Unilever, Mars Masterfoods and European organizations such as GS1, ECR and many other national FMCG associations.
From flat beds on BA flights to the turnaround of Eurostar and Sainsbury's Bank, Hamish Taylor drives innovation in businesses, successfully leading them through times of change or challenge by putting the customer at the heart of any brand or offering. As a keynote speaker, he provides business insight at all levels—from Prime Ministers and CEOs to front-line staff—inspiring audiences with his humorous stories, practical tools and infectious enthusiasm to look outside their current environment.
Hamish was trained in Brand management at Procter and Gamble, a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse, Head of Brands at British Airways, CEO of Eurostar, and CEO of Sainsburys Bank – all before he was 40! In each case, he left behind a record of significant growth/turnaround triggered by a willingness to challenge industry/organisation norms and place the customer at the core of all activities.
He has also been dubbed the “master thief” by the Inspired Leaders Network due to his record of “stealing” ideas from one environment to use in another (including Yacht designers for aircraft interiors, Disney to help with airport queuing, and rugby referees for new approaches to risk/compliance).
Professor Joe Nellis is Professor of Global Economy specialising in global macroeconomics, business environmental analysis, strategic thinking and management development.
He is also Deputy Director of the School and Director of the Policy, Sustainability &
Performance Academic Community. He is the longest serving member of the School of Management's Executive Board. From 1st January 2014 until 31st January 2015 he
served as Interim Director of Cranfield School of Management.
He also holds Visiting Professorial appointments at various universities in Germany, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary, USA, and Ghana. Joe has published 19
research and subject-based books and over 200 academic and practitioner journal articles.
His research encompasses analysis of business developments in a changing world in terms of the macroeconomy, the role of government, the impact of technology, societal and demographic trends.
Chief Operating Officer, National Storage
After 15 years with one of Australia’s largest banks Peter started his self storage journey with the purchase of 2 small self storage sites in the North East of Australia. He soon completed a joint venture with another operator to grow their combined portfolio to 16 sites.
20 years on and Peter has worked side by side with his business partner Andrew Catsoulis to grow National Storage into the largest self storage business in Australia and NZ. They are the only publicly listed self storage business in the region, floating in December 2013 when they had 60 stores. Since the listing the business has grown to 110 stores, the shares have increased in value by 50% (peaking at a 90% increase) and are paying an average dividend yield of over 6%.
Peter remains a key factor to the success of the business with his focus on operations, human resource management, strategic business planning and day-to-day operational management. He is a former board member of the Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA), including a term as the President and is a regular speaker at the national SSAA conference.