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When: 2nd September 2013
09:00 - 16:30
Where: Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7UT
United Kingdom
Contact: Reka Lenart
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The ALTO Board has put together a great professional development event for members in London this year. The whole day event includes a fantastic fast paced morning seminar by John Knell and an afternoon session with a specially selected panel of senior industry figures:

Date: Monday 2nd September (The Monday between ALPHE London and Study World)

Time: This will be an all-day event from 09:00 - 16:30. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided as will time for networking with your fellow members.

Location: Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel

Event tickets: ALTO members can delegate their Primary and Secondary members for free, additional staff members would be charged 390 EUR/ person. The event is open to non-members for 430 EUR/ person. 

SCHEDULE (More information and schedule for participants here)

09:00 - 12:30 Professional Development Seminar

Keynote Title: The 80 minute MBA

Keynote Speaker: John Knell

Brief: The 80 Minute MBA is for anyone in business who wants to get ahead without going back to school. It will wake up your mind with fresh ideas and save you a bundle on getting ahead in business.
You too can learn to think like an MBA graduate without attending two years of seminars, thanks to this frenetic but profoundly useful event. John Knell is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on the changing face of work and organisations, and a bestselling business author. He’s also a skilled entertainer, able to distil key MBA concepts into morsels of learning that are easy to digest, memorise and apply. From the latest thinking in leadership, strategy, social media and sustainability to mastering the fundamentals of financial accounting in eight minutes, this is a fat-free helping of essential business knowledge. John will present a 2 x 90 minute version of his keynote to ALTO members and promises not to waste a single minute of your time.
Introducing John Knell: 

John Knell is one of the UK's leading thinkers on the changing face of work and organisations. He is co-founder of Intelligence Agency which works with corporate and public sector clients on issues of leadership, employee engagement and the future of work. Prior to launching Intelligence Agency, John was Director of Research and Advocacy at The Work Foundation, where he played a key role in transforming that organisation into an authority on work issues. He has authored numerous reports on work, organisational change, and public policy, and is also a frequent commentator on workplace and public policy issues.

John is the co-author of The 80 Minute MBA (with Richard Reeves) which has become one of the best-selling business books of all time. His remarkable ability to convey knowledge and insight into the major business issues of the day means that he is in great demand as a speaker both at keynote conference level and for seminars. He acclaimed for his speech-making which is not only packed with insight but delivered with charm, grace and humour. John’s messages help with innovation, breaking the bullshit of business, and changing the face of work and organisations.

Read John's full bio here 
12:30 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 16:30 Industry Panel
Based on ideas and suggestions from ALTO members please find below the topics the Board would like to put forward at the panel discussion and the guest we have invited:
Our panel guests are:
Susan GOLDSTEIN – ALTO Honorary member
Barbara JAESCHKE – GLS, Germany
Torsten PANKOK – Travelplus Group, Germany 
Panel moderator:
Andrew MANGION- EC, Malta and ALTO Board member
Questions and topics:

1., Does the panel feel there is still a place for individual agents and schools or do they see consolidation as inevitable over the next 5 years?
2., Global data: finding a standard, simple way to pool data so that we all have a better idea of the trends and value of our industry
3., Do Agencies/Schools still need printed brochures?
Back-up question: Challenge of Social Media for Agencies/Schools 
16:45 bus transfer to Hilton Metropole

Please note that ALTO offers a free bus transfer service to the Hilton London Metropole (Study World hotel) at the end of the seminar. You have to reserve a seat during registration if you wish to use this service, thank you.