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Marketing Manager Meets

mmmMarketing Manager Meets is a safe space for marketers. Put simply, it’s where senior, in-house marketers from around the North West get together for an afternoon of drinks and networking. It’s a great chance to meet peers from across the region and discuss the hot topics and issues we’re facing as marketers. Not only that, but it’s completely free!

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Times: 16.00 – 18.00pm
Venue: The Refinery

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Grappling with Gratuities

A business’s approach to gratuity contributions for their staff is fast becoming a way to set operators apart as an employer. But with many struggling with the lack of definitive legal guidance surrounding the issue, it is creating an uneven and confusing playing field. Join pro-manchester and their newly formed hospitality sector taskforce as they come together to address the hot topic of gratuities with a power panel made up of some of the city’s industry leaders and big movers in hospitality.

Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Times: 17.30 – 19.00pm
Venue: Kuits Solicitors

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Football Finance Review

Please join us for the next Sports Industry Group event, where we will be discussing the newly released Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance.

The Review – born in Manchester and now in its 26th year – has become an established fixture in the football business calendar.

Timothy Bridge from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte will provide unique insights about football’s financial results here in the North West

Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Times: 8.00 – 9.30am
Venue: Deloitte

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#BeeAuthentic

Join creative pro-manchester on 30th June 12:00 – 17:00, for this year’s #BeeAuthentic conference which will examine the importance of authenticity in business. This year’s conference will focus on helping businesses understand the vital elements required for authentic communication, in order to stay competitive in today’s modern market.
Date: Friday 30th June 2017
Times: 12:00 – 17:00
Venue: The Studio

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Tech in Retail

Technology has transformed the retail sector. Online shopping has taken over from bricks and mortar retail but tech is continuing to drive changes in the retail sector. The need for speed has raised the bar in terms of what customers want and when they want it.

Next day delivery has been followed by Amazon’s one hour delivery service and now the talk is of drones delivering goods within 30 minutes or less. Companies are investing huge sums of money into customers buying habits and better analytics. Where will it end?

BusinessCloud has joined pro-manchester to look at how technology continues to change the face of retail and what  we can expect next in the world of retail.

Date: Thursday 29th June
Times: 7.30 – 9.30
Venue: Seventy7
In Partnership with Business Cloud

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Manchester’s New Proton Beam Facility

Modern medicine is changing. The rapid advances in research and their application to practical clinical practices creates a wide range of challenges, not just for health professionals, but also those tasked with creating suitable environments within which to accommodate these ground breaking technologies.

The Christie Hospital knows better than most just how challenging it can be to provide a twenty first century medicine, having been chosen as one of just a handful of sites to capitalise on the advances in treatment offered by “Proton Beam Therapy”. Our panel of speakers have first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by client and contractor and the effort required to create a successful outcome. Why not join us for an illuminating discussion relevant to all professionals involved in the procurement of world class healthcare?

Date: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Time: 8.00 – 9.30am
Venue: Alberts Chop House, Alberts Square

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Addressing Homelessness: Reducing, Preventing, Ending

openforum homelessness

Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending conference agenda will seek to share understanding and strategic thinking of the homeless situation in the UK and will highlight issues of particular concern such as; the increasing occurrence of youth homelessness, the risks and consequences of modern day slavery and the factors impacting on health in the homeless community. The programme will feature plenary addresses from those at the forefront of tackling homelessness covering the evidence, causes and impacts, whilst examples of successful interventions and projects will be showcased as possible long term solutions which delegates’ own organisations may benefit from adopting.

Some of the confirmed and Invited Speakers

  • Mark McPherson, Director of Strategy, Partnership and Innovation, Homeless Link (confirmed)
  • Clive Betts, Chair, Communities and Local Government Select Committee (invited)
  • Martin Gill, Director of Housing and Support, Centrepoint (confirmed)
  • David Parker-Radford, Homeless Health Project Manager, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (confirmed)
  • Laura Dodge, Marketing and Communications Manager, Streetwise Opera (confirmed)
  • Jeff Endean, Housing Strategy & Programmes Manager, London Borough of Lewisham (invited)
  • Mick Clarke, CEO, The Passage (confirmed)
  • Deborah Garvie, Policy Manager, Shelter (confirmed)
  • Amanda Croome, CEO and Jo Wilson, Volunteer, Booth Centre (confirmed)
  • Brian Robson, Policy & Research Programme Manager at Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) (invited)

When: September 19, 2017 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
At: The Studio, Manchester

For more information and to book or reserve a spot please visit this website.