08:30     Delegate Registration – choice of 3 breakout sessions (Passion, Performance, Power)
09:30     WelcomeJude Kelly, CBE (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, Creative Director IFB2016)
09:35     Tech Demystified Session with BT            

How does BT keep innovating :

The “office of the future” and how we all are going to be working
(delivered by Dr. Nicola Millard)

How we innovate to make that a reality for businesses
(delivered by Nathan Eden)


10:15     Breakout Sessions


Presented by Wayne Hemingway, MBE – Hemingway Design

PASSION – is the inspiration for many businesses.  What’s at the heart of its customers should be at the heart of business.  ACCELERATE 2016 has selected a speaker who understands the value of passion in business. The session will inject drive and determination into the audience to fuel their success.


Presented by Sarah Wood – Unruly         

PERFORMANCE – the ACCELERATE 2016 speaker will talk about how to become agents of change and promote the mind-set of “know no limits” as we create new, better ways of living and working.   Aiming to inspire and make a radical difference to people and organisations across the globe.  They will advocate the strengths of performance and how it can result in reaching the best life and work balance.


Presented by Josh Valman – RPD International   

POWER – knowledge is power a leading businesses has to have the right information at its fingertips.  Starting a business is a big step, but what about growing your business so you’re recognised worldwide ?  This year’s ACCELERATE 2016 speaker have their own experiences and knowledge, inspiring the audience to think smarter, overcome challenges and empower their business for market domination. .


11:00     Coffee and Networking


 11:30     Google – Get stuck into Digital Session

Learn about the importance of digital for businesses and your own career, and get top tips from Google on how to build a business online. This Masterclass from the Digital Garage Team will include advice on how to build websites that work for all audiences, help you understand search and the customer purchase journey, and show you how to tell your story online, through social media and meaningful content
(delivered by Dr. Jayne Rodgers – Lead Digital Garage Trainer)


 12:15     Lunch                                                                  

Including Blue Skies lunchtime activities in the Main Hall

As part of HSBC’s commitment to young people it has enabled 150 people from IFB2016’s youth programme to attend ACCELERATE 2016 today and will be hosting them for lunch on the HSBC Deck.


13:30     Panel Discussion – Hosted by Wayne Hemingway, MBE (Designer & Entrepreneur)

Bringing together speakers and key guests to discuss learnings from the day

Panellists :
Rory Sutherland (Executive Creative Director -Ogilvy Group)

Brian Henderson (PwC’s Fast Growth Leader)

Heather Townsend (Networking Expert)
Sarah Wood (CEO & Co-Founder)

Josh Valman (CEO & Founder – RPD International)

Jude Kelly, CBE (Artistic Director of Southbank Centre & IFB2016 Creative Director)


14:10     Key Note Speaker Johnny Earle (aka Johnny Cupcakes)

Founder of Johnny Cupcakes, grew his business from a ”joke” to a multimillion dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand with a cult-like following. Johnny will share his story how to start, grow or reinvent your business or ideas with little to no money.  Johnny has been named Americas #1 Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek, one of the top innovative people in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe and has been recognised four years in a row for making it into the INC 500/5000 fastest growing independent companies in America.


14:55     Closing Remarks Jude Kelly, CBE (Artistic Director of Southbank Centre & IFB2016 Creative Director)
15:00     Event close