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Innovate for Growth - Integra 2018 National Conference

Integra’s National Conference this year will focus on Innovation for Growth and how by introducing innovation within your business, you can reduce costs, improve productivity and be more competitive in a challenging industry.

  • Thought provoking keynotes
  • Establishing new partnerships and opportunities
  • Discovering the best recipe for successful innovation & growth
  • Best practices for email marketing
  • Discover innovative solutions for your customers
  • Industry leading Supplier Exhibition

… and much more


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Innovate for Growth

Aidan McDonough, CEO, Integra Business Solutions Ltd

Aidan McDonough, Integra’s CEO, will start the day with an overview of the market, sharing his views on the dynamically changing industry and the impact on the independent dealer channel.  He will explore the theme, ‘Innovate for Growth’, how it is fundamental to economic prosperity and how, by introducing innovation within your business, you can reduce cost, improve productivity and be more competitive in a challenging industry.

Opportunities for Re-Seller Growth
Adrian Butler, Managing Director, VOW Europe

In this session, Adrian Butler, Managing Director of VOW’s UK wholesale business since 2010, will focus on growth opportunities for resellers, how to drive innovation through new products and diversification into new categories and how increased business efficiencies can lead to growth.  Adrian will also be looking at the opportunity for resellers to benefit through developments in technology.

From Innovation to Growth:  What’s the best recipe?

Professor Stephen Roper, Director, Enterprise Research Centre

Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School and Director of the Enterprise research Centre.  Stephen has over 30 years’ experience of researching issues related to innovation in the UK and internationally.

Stephen will provide an insight into business innovation and how it comes in different shapes and sizes.  He will explain what types of innovation make the biggest contribution to growth and profitability and will suggest some recipes for success

The Importance of Digital Marketing

Simon Wallis, Business Development Director, Incontrol Marketing

Simon has worked in the Business Supplies channel for over 20 years resulting in a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping dealers to communicate to consumers.

In this session, Simon will demonstrate the importance of Digital Marketing with a focus on email and its relevance at every stage of the consumer lifecycle and how it helps the dealer to proactively communicate services.  You will learn best practice, including personalisation and quality data, how to improve on deliverability and also useful hints and tips for future trends.

Supplier Exhibition

This is a networking opportunity not to be missed!  Meet with over 60 suppliers at the ‘Innovate for Growth’ Supplier Exhibition and b ring along additional members of staff at no additional cost to gain valuable knowledge from the experts!

Our key partners and service providers will be  presenting innovative products and solutions to help you innovate and grow.  Benefit from event only special offers together with exclusive Initiative promotions to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.


Drop in to our Social Media and Marketing Zone where the team will be on hand to provide lots of useful hints, tips and advice on managing your social media platforms and more.  There will also be a demonstration of our NEW Intouch marketing solution which has many new feature and which provides you with a low cost, effective way of communication directly with your customers.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and entertainment with our suprise celebrity guest.  Further details to follow!

Gala Dinner

Join us for our action packed Gala Dinner where we will be celebrating the Initiative brand’s 20th Anniversary.  Find out the winners of this year’s Member and Supplier awards, then sit back and enjoy an evening of fantastic after dinner entertainment.

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