Wednesday 8th November 2023
Thursday 9th November 2023
Friday 10th November 2023

Day One - 8th November 2023

9:00 - 10:45

Coach Transfers from Edinburgh Airport

9:00 - 10:45

Coach Transfers from Glasgow Airport

10:00 - 11:30

Event Registration: The Ballroom

12:00 - 12:45

Networking Lunch: Strathearn Restaurant


Conference - Henry Hall

Opening & Welcome

13:05 - 13:30

Platinum Sponsor Introductions

13:30 - 14:30

Panel Session One

Leadership priorities to build your competitive advantage

Having a differentiated competitive advantage is essential for business success, especially in a challenging economy. But do you truly understand your competitive qualities and how to balance out the drive for growth with purposeful customer and differentiation-led objectives? In this session, our invited speaker will explore why many organisations are only scratching the surface of their competitive potential, and share insights into what is required to forge a long-term edge over competitors.

Panellists to follow

14:30 - 15:00

Guest Keynote Scotty Mills, Performance coach and former Royal Marine

Scotty is the highest-ranking black officer in the history of the Royal Marines and led Britain’s Commandos around the world. Scotty works with executive leadership teams and the nation's top sports teams and Olympic teams to develop innovative leadership, team cohesion and peak performance. In this session, he will share practical examples of leadership and resilience working as a performance coach in the world of elite sport and business.

15:00 - 15:05

Closing Remarks

15:15 - 18:00

1-to-1 Networking and Boardroom Sessions


Delegate Hotel Check-in


Pre-dinner Drinks Reception: Century Bar


Dinner: The Ballroom

Day Two - 9th November 2023

07:00 - 08:45

Breakfast: Strathearn Restaurant

09:00 - 09:30

Guest Keynote - Cally beaton

09:30 - 10:15

Panel Session Two

Fire up your cultural enablers, build your competitive advantage

Based on the findings of unique Comms Vision research this Session will provide insights into the cultural enablers underpinning competitive advantage and the extent to which business leaders need to amplify them. We will also identify leadership attitudes and approaches towards culture and whether the most important cultural enablers that strengthen and differentiate an organisation, and its people, are being leveraged, also emphasising how and why culture can weaken businesses when not prioritised.

Panellists to follow

10:20 - 10:50

Guest Keynote - Dan Cobley

10:50 - 11:35

Panel Session Three

Gaining an advantage in technology, trends and markets Panellists to follow

In this session, Comms Vision research will form the basis of a delve into the technology factors that will deliver a competitive advantage across today's and tomorrow's ICT channel marketplace. The discussion will also explore the channel's go-to-market strengths and weaknesses, ask whether we are getting the most from today's technology solutions, whether more value add should underpin partnerships, identify untapped and underserved opportunities and unearth where we need to pay closer attention if we are to maximise and accelerate growth across a range of existing technologies and markets.

This session will also provide an understanding of new and emerging markets requiring our attention, the challenges and opportunities they will present, while exploring channel readiness and looking closely at the levers of competitive advantage and whether reseller/MSP awareness and preparedness is aligned with vendor developments and roadmaps - also assessing the possible impact of new and disruptive market players - and how culture and leadership could be key to adaptability and success as part of a systematic approach to harnessing emerging opportunities as they arise.

Panellists to follow

12:00 - 13:00

1-to-1 Networking and Boardroom Sessions

12.45 - 13:30

Lunch: Strathearn Restaurant

Welcome back to Conference - The Henry Hall

13:45 - 14:30

Panel Session Four

Securing your competitive advantage through partnerships and collaboration

Rising strategic business needs and pressing societal imperatives can only be met though industry collaborations and partnerships that accelerate change, bring more agility to the supply chain and respond to opportunities quicker. Whether pooling resources to work together on software development, combining with strategically aligned resellers with differing skill sets (like security for example), meeting net zero commitments or addressing societal challenges around 360 degree digital inclusion, it is within the channel's grasp to collaborate to innovate, create more value, empower Digital Britain and deliver an improved performance that raises the bar and elevates our under appreciated sector head and shoulders above other industries. In this Comms Vision session, and drawing on unique research, we will explore the most important challenges and opportunities that can be solved through game changing collaborations within the channel, how combining ingenuity and strategic intent can be achieved and supported in practice - and how best to drive the collaboration agenda for a competitive advantage.

Panellists to follow

14:30 - 15:00

Guest Keynote - Mandy Hickson

15:30 - 18:15

1-to-1 Networking and Boardroom Sessions


Drinks Reception: Century Bar


Gala Dinner: The Ballroom

Day Three - 10th November 2023

07:00 - 08:45

Networking Breakfast: Strathearn Restaurant

08:30 onwards

Sports Activities: Golf & Clay Pigeon Shooting

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch: Strathearn Restaurant

12:30 and 15:00

Coach Transfers to Edinburgh Airport

12:30 and 15:00

Coach Transfers to Glasgow Airport


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