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Bett 2013: insight, innovations and practical ideas for the workplace

30 January to 2 February 2013 – Excel London

Bett, the world’s leading event for learning technology is returning from 30 January to 2 February 2013 and has expanded to cover workplace development.

Learning in the workplace is changing. If implemented in the right way, a successful learning and development programme can support and even encourage the growth of an organisation as a whole. But with increasing pressure on learning and development departments to deliver organisation-changing results, the barriers of time and cost have never been more essential to overcome.

To remain competitive in a global economy and develop a strong workforce, improving learning and training opportunities for the workforce is crucial. Bett 2013 brings industry-leading training and development experts together to discuss their experiences, offering visitors the opportunity to gain insight into the innovative training techniques and approaches used by leading organisations around the world.

At the Learning at Work Summit at Bett 2013, more than 35 learning and development practitioners, including experts from FTSE 100 companies, will be speaking about how they balance professional development and training needs with the restrictions posed by time and cost. Across three days of free-to-attend seminars, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from their peers in some of the country’s most inspiring and successful businesses and take back examples of good practice to their own workplaces.

As the UK Government continues to focus on growing the digital economy and improving training and development across a number of industries, more businesses will be seeking learning technology solutions to support their workforce. Throughout the four days at Bett, a programme of features, seminars and events will take place in and around the show, including a brand new conference for learning and training professionals in large enterprises and public sector organisations.

The Learning at Work conference welcomes those visitors looking to accelerate the development of any improved learning and development programmes and will offer transferable lessons from the experience of leading FTSE 100 companies.

Why attend Learning at Work?
• Sharpen your focus on aligning L&D as a key component of your organisation's growth and innovation strategy
• Accelerate the development of your improved L&D programmes
• Draw transferable lessons from the experiences of leading FTSE 100 companies
• Refine your understanding of the newest insights and technologies
• Develop diverse learning strategies and tools in driving increased workforce performance

To give an example of the quality and diversity of some of the speakers, and their sessions:

Wednesday 30 January
• 11:10-11:30 – Jane Daly, head of learning and development, Marks and Spencer Head Office – Creating a long term workforce learning and development plan
• 12:30-13:00 – Alison Young, management development director, Pearson; Richard Waters, head of group leadership, training and development, Hays Accountancy and Finance; Sam Taylor, eLearning manager, Barclaycard and director, eLearning Network; Maggie Bolger, lead learning and development commissioner, National Offender Management Service – Developing people to support business innovation and growth in your organisation
• 14:00-14:25 – Myles Runham, head of online, BBC Academy – Advocating web-based solutions: Why working on the web is better than eLearning
• 15:20-15:40 – Nick Shackleton-Jones, group head of e-Learning, leadership development & talent, BP – How can e-Learning best support your organisation?

Thursday 31 January
10:00-10:20 – Donna Hamilton, group head of learning, Royal Bank of Scotland Group – Keeping costs low as L&D demand grows
• 11:40-12:00 – Jan Rijken, European head of learning and development, KPMG – The 70/20/10 model: Changing focus and aligning resources to support natural learning
• 12:40-13:00 – Jonathan Cormack, head of organisation effectiveness, Standard Chartered Bank – Using effective learning and development to guide your business through organisational change
• 16.00-16:20 – Caroline Curtis, head of talent, development and performance, Santander – Broadening the scope of future leader development
• 15:20-16:00 – Jan Rijken, European head of learning and development, KPMG; Ronald van der Molen, European academy director, human resources, Canon Europe; Stephanie Peskett, global learning manager – leadership development, Unilever; Thomas Atterstam, group head of talent and leadership development, Prudential – Creating the next generation of leaders

Friday 1 February
• 14:20-14:40 – Susannah Anfield, head of development, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPRaelene Kaminski, EMEA head of professional and organisational development, Morgan Stanley – Integrate Learning: cost effective, learning effective or both?
• 12:20-13:00 – Boyd Glover, head of skills, training and development, Dixons Retail; Jennifer Howard, head of learning and development – BT Innovate and Design, British Telecommunications; Scott McStay, vice president of learning, leadership & talent, Barclays; Olivia Wormald, international head of learning and development, Herbert Smith LLP – Formal learning vs informal learning
• 14:40-15:00 – Ross Coxon, learning and development manager, Islamic Relief – Less can be more: L&D for a global workforce that doesn’t cost the earth

Attendees to the conference can refine their understanding of the newest insights and technologies and can use it as an opportunity to develop diverse learning strategies and tools to drive increased workforce performance.

Bett 2013 will take place on 30 January – 2 February 2013, at ExCeL London and is free to attend. For further information, a full agenda and to register attendance for the show and its conferences, please visit

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