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Board 2020 Conference - 23rd March

Written By Oliver Harrison - 7th February 2012





Who Cares Wins: Why Good Business is Better Business


Gain Competitive Edge by Harnessing the Connective Power of Social Media




We are proud to announce our latest seminar in the Board 2020 Series will be held at the University of the West of England on Friday 23rd March 2012. 

Hosted by Burges Salmon, Hotwire PR, Trinity Mirror, UWE, Strategic Value Partners and Moon Consulting, this is a free conference where leading experts in PR, Mainstream Media, Social Media, Intellectual Property and Employment Law will be speaking on a range of topics.


The theme of the conference is based on the bestselling David Jones book “Who Cares Wins: Why good business is better business.” We will explore the evolving and changing relationships between businesses, customers and their potential stakeholders and how social media facilitates and expands the audience to take advantage of these changing markets.



Keynote Speakers


Drew Benvie (UK Managing Director, Hotwire Public Relations)

Steve Anderson Dixon (Regional Managing Director, Trinity Mirror)

Roger Bull and Andrew Tibber (Employment & Intellectual Property Law, Burges Salmon)

Malcolm Lewis (Strategic Value Partners)


The conference will feature Video Clips from David Jones and selected extracts from his bestselling books. David has distinguished himself as an industry visionary and proponent of corporate responsibility and social change. He is the youngest global CEO in the history of advertising, heading both Havas and Euro RSCG Worldwide. He was the driving force behind Kofi Annan’s “tck tck tck” Campaign for Climate Justice, one of the most successful cause campaigns in history, and is co-founder of One Young World, a non-profit organisation that gives a voice to up-and-coming leaders around the globe. David worked closely with David Cameron and the UK Conservative Party from 2007 up to and including Cameron's election as Prime Minister in 2010.


The concept of Board 2020 is a conference with a difference. We engage world class speakers, as well as providing a valued interactive learning forum for business leaders through a range of facilitated group discussion platforms such as “World Café”, “Open Space” etc.


Led by Malcolm Lewis and Viri Chauhan (International Law & Compliance Partners), the facilitated group discussions offer excellent networking opportunities as well as strong dialogue around the issues that matter to you and the business community. You will freely interact with leading experts and share experiences and best practice with fellow board members and companies from other sectors. All discussions will be held in the strictest confidence with Chatham House rules. This event is aimed at Board members, Shareholders and Non Exec Directors of privately owned groups, FTSE listed and family businesses.

Event Details

Date: Friday 23rd March

Timings: 8.30am – 2pm

Venue: UWE Bristol Conference Centre


Cost: free of charge to attendees, lunch and refreshments will be served

Places are limited and Board 2020 events are extremely popular. To register, please contact Oliver Harrison via or telephone 01275 371200.




If you are a current Board 2020 delegate, please feel free to forward this invitation to business partners who may be interested in attending.


Click HERE for details of our previous Board 2020 Conference







Drew Benvie (UK Managing Director, Hotwire Public Relations)
Drew is a seasoned agency MD, and a communications and social media specialist. Drew was named #1 most respected individual in New Media Age's 2011 Reputation Online survey, one of PR Week magazine's 29 under 29, named in the PR Power Book, and has picked up numerous awards for his campaigns including PR Week, The Holmes Report and Reputation Online. He runs UK and global digital campaigns for brands including The FT, O2 Telefonica, Microsoft, HSBC and Premier Inn. Random fact: Drew also wrote the Wikipedia page on social media. Drew's background is in corporate, digital, technology and social media PR, having worked agency and client side since the late 1990’s. 


Steve Anderson Dixon (Regional Managing Director, Trinity Mirror)
Steve Anderson Dixon is Managing Director of Trinity Mirror Regional’s Media businesses across Wales, Huddersfield, Manchester and Liverpool. His previous experience includes being MD of Trinity Mirror Midlands, based in Birmingham and board Director of Northcliffe Media, operating across the South East, South Wales & the South West.

Steve has witnessed an enormous change in his sector and has been involved in the creation of new business models to provide a sustainable future for local media. This includes engineering a new cost base and working to provide a digital model to establish a multi-media business. Steve has also held Non-Executive (NED) roles with Teletext, A&N Digital and Regeneration UK.


Roger Bull (Employment Partner, Burges Salmon)
Roger is head of Employment Law at Burges Salmon. He deals with a full range of employment law related matters for employers in both the private and public sectors. His expertise includes tribunals, judicial mediation, injunctions, redundancy, executive severance, dispute resolution and insolvency.

Roger is also head of the firm's Education Sector group, as well as a director of @-Bristol, a local science learning centre. He is a frequent speaker at seminars (both internal and external) and provides training to many major clients on employment related matters.


Andrew Tibber (Intellectual Property Senior Associate, Burges Salmon)
Andrew joined Burges Salmon in 2001 having previously been electronic publishing manager of a leading UK legal publisher. Andrew is a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Team.
His work focuses on providing clients from a wide range of industries with practical, commercial advice on the exploitation, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property and technology rights. Andrew is a regular speaker on intellectual property and technology matters and a contributor to legal journals, and has recently been recommended in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession for his "technical knowledge and diligence in relation to technology-related disputes".


Malcolm Lewis (Principal, Strategic Value Partners)
Malcolm has run SVP for over 20 years around the world. Nowadays he facilitates, trains and coaches CEO’s, Boards and Senior Management Teams in ‘Strategic Leadership and Governance’, combining the ‘hard’ business skills of finance and strategy with the ‘softer’ behavioural skills of leadership and culture. Over the last 30 years, Malcolm has advised or personally invested in many companies and has industry experience as an FD. By profession a Chartered Accountant (KPMG) with a Masters in finance, he is also trained in many of the deeper ‘soft’ skills. Malcolm is actively involved academically with four major business schools in delivering Masters level business strategy, finance and leadership courses in the UK as well as Executive development worldwide. In the past golf he was England Golf Captain and played in the British Open.