Thu 25 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians, London


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*Industry suppliers - £400 +VAT per delegate

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Speakers 2017

India_roundIndia Ford
Internationally - renowned body language expert

India Ford is an internationally renowned body language expert, considered by many to be one of the best in the industry. Her highly prestigious clientele include a Fortune 500 company chairman, CEOs, MDs, global advertising and media companies and high profile V VIPs.

Her numerous articles on body language have been published by Forbes,The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Independent.

India also regularly appears on major international TV networks including SKY and Russia's NTV.

Tony_kentonTony Kenton
Strategic and marketing director
It Has To Be Brilliant

Tony is one of the most experienced and exciting hands on industry leaders. As an international consultant, Tony has worked for some of world's leading organisations with more than 600 interventions. His focus has been on helping ignite business growth through marketing, sales and new technologies such as social media and personalised print. All of which he has the unique ability to translate into tangible bottom line results. 

Having established his own print business at 19, he then went on to become the youngest industry leader (Head of UK Trade Association at 29). Tony knows what it takes to lead a successful organisation and he was one of the original founders of IPN - the world's most successful graphic arts networks.

Today Tony positively continues to ripple with new ideas and concepts and is now with It Has To Be Brilliant, helping them deliver multi-channel media and objective marketing. Tony's expertise in branding, strategy and sales has helped Brilliant more than double in size and revenue whilst building a reputation for being a leader in the industry.

Marian_SMarian Stefani

Marian started her print industry career as one of the first to deliver photo gifts direct to consumer. From there she built a commercial digital print business almost entirely on the internet and launched "RedTie" W2P software in 2007.

She left RedTie in 2011 and started a consultancy that worked with print companies to improve their sales and business strategy. Her approach has always been hands on and very practical, working with business owners and directors to deliver results.

She was appointed as IPIA CEO in May 2015.

Marian is passionate about print, often controversial as she challenges some of the things she feels hold back growth for the industry and is always entertaining and thought provoking as a speaker.

Simon_cooperSimon Cooper
Managing director

Simon Cooper has spent 22 years in the print industry, initially learning how to optimise and manage manufacturing processes (DG3 and Precision Printing) and latterly focused on growing businesses through a combination of strategic marketing techniques, creativity and grit (Precision, Pureprint, Exaprint and Tradeprint).

This industry has been through massive change and the role of a printing business has had to continually innovate to keep its services relevant. Keeping pace with those changes and working out how to disrupt outdated methodologies is my primary objective.

Adam_CarnellAdam Carnell
Managing director
Route1Print/Bluetree Group

 Adam Carnell has directed the growth of Bluetree Group's trade-print arm, Route1Print, from a once eBay store into a 265-staff, £30m turnover business, scoring it a place on the Virgin Sunday Times Fast Track 100 two years in a row. Adam's approach to excellence, quality and leadership has catapulted the business to a 62% average growth in the past four years, making for an insightful and interesting analysis of the ever-changing print landscape. With over 30 years of experience, Bluetree Group has an adamant belief that investment in cutting-edge machinery, systems and people has driven the rapid growth of the company.

Lesley_gLesley Graham
General manager

Lesley has been general manager at the trade print company Wirralco for 29 years and has extensive knowledge of print production. 

She has been the driving force behind the strategy Wirralco has taken to diversify its portfolio of products and services, helping the company to survive and thrive in the most competitive of markets: trade print.

Lesley has a natural flair for marketing and understands how it supports sales. She is passionate about the role of trade print and about supporting her clients with innovation and excellent customer service.


Keith Hanson
Country manager &
head of operations UK

Online commercial print specialist FLYERALARM appointed Keith Hanson to head up its UK business with a brief to launch a host of exciting new products, offers and services for commercial printers, businesses and consumers and put the brand front of mind with UK customers.

A graduate of Liverpool John Moores University where he gained a BA (Hons) in International Business Studies, Mr Hanson started his career with Honda, where he totally restructured the UK distribution network and developed dealer performance.

Prior to joining FLYERALARM, Mr Hanson spent more than six years with Dutch-owned Albumprinter where he was responsible for turning the company's UK e-commerce brand portfolio into a multi-million
pound success.

Married with two children, he lives in the Warwickshire countryside. In his spare time he is chairman of his village's junior football club and has acted as a consultant for Environmental Protection UK.

Roger_ChristiansenRoger Christiansen
Marketing consultant

Roger Christiansen has spent most of his career as a marketing professional working in hi-tech companies big and small; from start-ups like Research Machines to global brands IBM and Ricoh. His main interest is in transforming business through better marketing - looking beyond the tactical to seek strategic, long term solutions. 

In his career, Mr Christiansen has often been involved in taking new technologies to market, such as one of the first global e-learning solutions to high speed print on demand colour inkjet in the books market. 

New Business development - especially new business and customers - is also another key focus. Mr Christiansen has devised and led a number of initiatives to reach new markets such as publishing and vocational training solutions. 

He is now looking to build a new career as a freelance consultant.


Fraser Church
Head of creative development,
Paragon Customer Communications

Fraser has a customer focussed role at Paragon, one of the industry's foremost Customer Communication service providers. His considerable industry knowledge and channel agnostic approach helps clients produce effective, seamless and engaging communication experiences; making it easy for them to send the right message, via the right channel at the right time.

Having previously worked as both a client and a director of a Direct Marketing agency, Fraser's focus on the end customer ensures DST and its clients keep ahead in an evolving and complex customer communication landscape.

Jon_BaileyJon Bailey

Jon Bailey has over 20 years' experience of cutting edge digital print technology and is dedicated to keeping print relevant. He sits on the global board of DSCOOP, one of the world's largest digital print user groups with over 7,000 members where he continues his mission to show people why it really is better, printed. Jon's passion for print combined with his approach to leadership and culture make for an engaging and interesting look at the world of marketing operations. Once a local traditional print company in Sheffield, ProCo has been transformed into a 140-strong, dual site marketing operations business which is recognised as one of the world's most innovative print and direct mail production facilities.