Day of Disruption

, 10.30 - 16.00 FREE
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A free day of talks and insight for businesses seeking to shake things up and challenge the status quo.

In recent years, ‘disruption’ has become an important business buzzword. Meaning to question an accepted way of doing things, challenge the status quo and create exciting opportunities in emerging new markets, being ‘disruptive’ gives ambitious entrepreneurs the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and get ahead of their competitors. And it’s not just confined to tech businesses: SMEs in all sectors can get ahead by embracing change and forging new, creative solutions to existing problems.

Ahead of our Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital Disruptors event, we’re helping businesses shake things up by hosting a day of expert-led business talks and advice, designed to help SMEs harness the power of disruption and think outside the box.

Hear from experts such as Mintel, Bang Creations, UnderTheDoormat and Fluxx on how you can develop an innovation mind-set and help future-proof your business through embracing – and exploiting –change at a range of talks including:

How to spot and exploit future trends: industry experts at Mintel give us a run-down of the upcoming sector trends to look out for. Using consumer data, find out how you can hunt for new ideas, capitalise on change, remain focussed on the bigger picture and – crucially – stay one step ahead of your competitors by finding out what upcoming developments you need to know to stay on top in your sector.

The Plan Sucks: Fluxx helps realise untapped potential, transform businesses and they don’t believe in lengthy planning. Plans aren’t necessarily bad, but they assume we can do the impossible – predict the future – when evidence suggests the future will be vastly different from today! Join the Fluxx Team for this session on how you can gain the business mind-set to make change and uncertainty work for you.

Professionalising a disruptive marketplace: Airbnb were a force for considerable change in the tourist accommodation market, creating a peer to peer marketplace for spare rooms and later whole homes. With any new market, there are space for different business models. High-end accommodation firm UnderTheDoormat provides short term rentals focussed on enabling tourists to ‘live like a local’ while allowing homeowners to earn extra income with piece of mind. Join the company’s inspirational founder and CEO Merilee Karr to hear how she took her corporate experience to a new sector to redefine industry standards and create an opportunity in an emerging new sector worth £52 billion in the UK alone by 2025.

How to re-create the obvious: Bang Creations are leading product architects with a long history of helping inventors and innovators take award winning ideas to global markets. Join the company’s inspirational Founder and CEO Stefan Knox for this masterclass in the art of questioning the obvious, finding better solutions and bringing creativity, innovation and originality to every stage of the design process, helping ensure your products stand out.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, reinvigorate your purpose, embrace change and develop a disruptive and productive business mind-set at our first ever Day of Disruption.

This event is free to attend and lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

Please note that tickets to the evening event Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital Disruptors are not included in registration, and need to be purchased separately.


Name: Day of Disruption
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 10.30 - 16.00
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
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