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Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit 2019

5 September @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£449.00 – £499.00

Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf



Do you agree that attracting the right talent to your organisation is not enough and that you should take a more strategic approach when planning your future workforce?

Do you feel that your employees have lots of potential that needs to be identified, strengthened and continually developed?

Are you wondering how your organisation may benefit from putting more effort into talent retention and leadership development?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then the 13th annual Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit is designed to give you solutions to your biggest challenges when creating and enhancing a truly complex and robust HR strategy at your organisation.

We are still finalising the details for this conference - so speakers, programmes and dates are subject to change.

Conference Attendee Questions

Will I get the event presentations?


Download detailed instructions here.

For environmental reasons, we do not print conference presentations.  They become available as a download in your account on this site, shortly before the event.

When your order is completed online, an account it automatically created for you.

Please remember the account login and password you created during the event registration process.  You will need this to access the presentations.

The event presentations are added to this account shortly before the seminar and can then be downloaded. We will notify you when they are available.



In order for people to get the presentations they have to download them from an account on this website. 

If you made the booking, you can download them for your colleague as you already have an account – or they can create their own account.

To create an account, the attendee will need to purchase the documentation directly from the site.  Don’t worry – we will email them a “Coupon Code” to input which makes the purchase free of charge. 

Normally we email all attendees to notify them when the documentation is available online about one week before the event.  We include account set up instructions and the Coupon Code with that email. 



You can find the LOST PASSWORD screen under “MY ACCOUNT” on the top menu of our site or by clicking HERE.


What food and refreshments are provided?

Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

Sorry, but suppliers may not attend as delegates.

We do allow a strictly limited number of suppliers to exhibit.  Further exhibitor information can be found here or by calling our sales team on 020 7231 5100.

How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

Payment can be made by credit card when you book, or you can specify cheque, bank transfer or invoice etc. once you complete the registration form.

An invoice or receipt is automatically sent once booking is completed online.

For cheque and BACS payments, our account details can be downloaded here.

Credit card details can be taken by telephone, please call our account department on +44 (0)20 7231 5100. We do not store any credit card details used for payment.

Online credit card payments are transacted via Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use this facility.

How do I book an event?

You can book online
Simply scroll down the page to the “Tickets” section. Select the number of places you wish to book and then click “Add to Cart”. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can confirm your purchase details, enter any discount or special offer coupon codes you may have, and arrange payment.

You can book by telephone
Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

Event Date Changes

Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

Please see our full terms and conditions here .

  • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

Event Sponsors

cut-e an Aon company

In May 2017, global professional services firm Aon plc acquired cut-e and integrated the company into its global talent solution.

Cut-e and Aon undertake 30 million assessments each year in 90 countries and 40 languages. They deeply believe that psychometrics can create personal and organisational benefits that no other means can deliver.

They focus on creating innovative approaches to manifest these benefits for their clients and the people they assess.


Group GTI

Group GTI is the leading early careers business in the UK providing an unrivalled range of products and services to the early careers market, including the leading job boards TARGETjobs.co.uk and TARGETcareers.co.uk, trendence research and TARGETrecruit, the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business.

They are passionate about early in careers recruitment and fully embedded in the early careers market - and it shows in their results. They bring the latest ideas, innovation and best practice to their clients’ campaigns, allowing them to recruit the highest calibre talent for their organisations.

Some of GTI's clients outsource their complete early careers recruitment campaigns to GTI, while others use them to support or develop specific elements of their recruitment process such as marketing & attraction, application screening, telephone & video interviewing, candidate management and assessment centre design.



If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site or contact our sales team at sales@symposium-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.



09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Chair's opening remarks

Ivan Wise, Recruitment Director, ThinkAhead

09:45 Digital Learning Transformation: Lessons from the frontline

  • Building a winning team and building the skills for a brave new world
  • Moving from courses, programmes and learning to resources, experiences and performance
  • Using data to drive decisions and demonstrate impact

Anthony Williams, Head of Global Learning, Costa Coffee

10:10 Buy rent grow robots

  • Reskilling and redeploying internal talent
  • How to own your agile career
  • Should we be worried about job automation?
  • The future of work and skills of the future

John Mclaughlin, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Aon's Assessment Solutions

10:35 Questions and discussion with speakers
10:45 Panel discussion

Focus: Exploring social leadership: leadership of groups v individuals

Jon Ingham, Strategic HR & Organisation Development Consultant, Author of The Social Organisation

Aimée Badcock, Head of HR, Personal Health, Philips UKI

11:10 Refreshments and networking
11:30 To be announced
11:55 To be announced
12:20 Questions and discussion with speakers
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Knowledge share networking session 

Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to key challenges

Focus: The most successful initiatives in your experience to develop talent with positive impact on business results

14:00 Real Business Benefits from Talent Development

  • How talent management can develop your business as well as your people
  • Using talent management to alleviate real business issues
  • How to reap pragmatic rewards from talent management that will engage your senior leaders

Michela Deegan, Learning and Development Manager, Johnsons Apparel

14:25 European emerging leaders programme: a case study

  • Remote assessment and evaluation across multiple markets
  • Logistics of the programme
  • Evidence of business impact

James Moffat, Head of Learning & Development UK, Kloeckner Metals

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers
15:00 Refreshments and networking
15:20 Driving L&D impact through professionalism of L&D

  • Sharing 2019 research evidence on knowledge and behaviour L&D need to successfully navigate the changing world of work
  • Explore the identified development needs of L&D professions
  • Highlight business benefits of building these skills for impactful learning strategies

Mel Green, Research Advisor, CIPD

15:45 To be announced
16:10 Question and discussion with speakers
16:20 Chair's closing remarks and end of conference


Some of our expert speakers include...

CHAIR - Ivan Wise, Recruitment Director, ThinkAhead

Ivan Wise is the Recruitment Director for Think Ahead, a charity which recruits and trains mental health social workers with a clear plan to develop graduates and career changers who have the potential to become excellent mental health social workers, and go on to lead change in their fields.

Think Ahead is ranked 42nd in the 2018-19 list of Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. He was previously Head of Staffing at The Challenge, recruiting thousands of students and graduates to work on residential and community projects as part of the NCS programme. Before that, he was Head of Volunteering Project Managers for WorldWide Volunteering, overseeing a series of projects which supported disadvantaged young people – including those from prisons and care homes - into voluntary work.

Anthony Williams, Global Learning Design Manager, Costa Coffee

Since 1999, Anthony has focused on providing L&D support to operational teams across the retail, hospitality and technology sectors. Believing that resources, experiences and conversations drive performance, Anthony now leads the Costa Coffee Global Learning Design Team.

This team blends digital media with real world experiences aligned to business KPIs. Prior to that he worked in the Mitchells &Butlers  team that won the 2018 Digital Learning Transformation Award for its innovative shift from face to face learning into an in-house, digital provision. A keen collaborator, Anthony is an advocate of active personal learning networks for all L&D professionals.

Melanie Green, Research Adviser, CIPD

Melanie joined the CIPD research team in 2017. She conducts research in a variety of areas, including learning and development and diversity and inclusion. Recent research includes evidence assessments on ethical behaviour at work, the case for diversity and inclusion and applying learning theory to digital learning.

Prior to the CIPD, Melanie worked as an HR practitioner, leading a wide variety of people projects, and as a researcher in a wellbeing and engagement consultancy. She holds a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from University of Surrey.

John McLaughlin, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Aon's Assessment Solutions

John has worked for cut-e, now Aon’s Assessment Solutions, for 11 years in a variety of roles and geographies across Europe, South America, and North America. His in-market experience combined with his current role as the global head of enterprise solutions for the group leads to an in-depth knowledge of global trends impacting talent strategies across all organisations.

John is motivated to leverage talent to deliver real business impact and his depth of product knowledge, global experience, and passion for all things digital means he is in the unique position to develop future-proofed solutions that not only deliver ROI in the shortterm, but can also tackle tomorrow’s challenges. John’s passion for digital readiness has seen him help organisations across the globe understand what digital means in their specific context and to design people strategies to help achieve their digital transformation goals.

Michela Deegan, Learning and Development Manager, Johnsons Workwear

Michela has over 20 years’ experience in Learning and Development within Manufacturing, Financial Services, Consultancy and has experience of working with talent development in a range of organisations in the private and public sector.

Talent development and the pragmatic business benefits of creating and developing an engaged internal talent pool is a key driver for Michela.

The real business and people benefit of effective talent management is the key driver for Michela.  Michela’s current talent development programme has been received wide accolades including winning Personnel Today Talent Management Award 2018 and currently being finalists for The Princess Royal Award for Training and HR Excellence award for Talent Management.

Aimée Badcock, Head of HR, Personal Health, Philips UKI

Aimée joined Philips in early 2014 and during this time has worked across the consumer and healthcare businesses focusing on employee engagement, talent management, organisational design and retention.

Aimée has over 15 years generalist experience gained across many different sectors supporting leaders meet challenging business goals, in an ever changing environment. However, her real passion lies in empowering employees to reach their full potential and drive their career through fostering a learning culture that supports employability, engagement and retention. 

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Talent and Leadership Development Summit 2019 - Standard Rate£499.00
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Talent and Leadership Development Summit 2019 - Charity Rate£449.00Rate for registered charities only


5 September
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£449.00 – £499.00
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Symposium Events
020 7231 5100


Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
South Quay, Marsh Wall
London, E14 9SH United Kingdom
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