A virtual one day event to address the post COVID-19 environment.

Recovery, Strategy, Leadership.

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.

Adrian Odds – Director of Strategy & Market Propositions, Communisis

Felicity Burch, Director of Innovation and Digital, CBI
James Sommerville, Founder of ’Known Unknown’ – former VP Global Design, The Coca-Cola Company
Jonathan Geldart, Director General, IOD
Covid-19 and its global impact on business supplies

Panel speakers:

Beth Wright, Vice President of Sales, Americas - Fellowes Brands

Steve Hilleard, CEO, Office Products International, Chair

Brad O’Brien, CEO, Office Choice

Kenneth Borup, CEO, Lomax

Is XR the end or the beginning

Speakers includes: Professor Mark Mon Williams, Cognitive Psychology at the University of Leeds, & Professor of Psychology at the Bradford Institute of Health Research

Anna Goldson, President/Co-founder LXRS

Graham Thorne, Backstage Academy

Jasper Paterson

The Future of UK Business Supplies Post COVID-19

Panel speakers:

Simon Drakeford, CEO, EO Group , Chair

Darren Lloyd, CEO, United Managed Office Services

Steve Haworth, CEO, EVO Group

Alex Tatham, Managing Director - Westcoast Ltd

Richard Coulson, Chief Executive, Complete Office Solutions

Anna Chalmers, Supplies and Transactional Print Channel Sales Director, HP Inc

Digital Re-imagining Session

Panel speakers: Robert McClements, President, CDI

Mehjabeen Patrick, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Creative England

Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and NP11

Eve Roodhouse, Chief Officer Economic Development, Leeds City Council

Intergraf International Panel - in Europe and the USA

Panel speakers:

Charles Jarrold, Chief Executive, BPIF Michael Makin, Executive Vice President, PRINTING United Alliance Sabine Geldermann, Director, drupa Beatrice Klose, Secretary General, Intergraf    
What we can learn from past elections to predict the future?
Speakers: Andrew Cooper, Pimento Stephen Knight, Pimento  
BPIF Members’ Day Review
Speakers: Charles Jarrold, Chief Executive, BPIF Karly Lattimore, Managing Director of Training, BPIF Gary Peeling, CEO, Precision Proco Group Jon Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Precision Proco Group Master John Eaton, The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards Richard Boon, Managing Director, Webmart