November 12, 2019  | London

Bloomberg
Breakaway CEO
Summit

The summit brings together global CEOs and founders for inspirational interviews and peer-group discussions, designed to put our members at the center of the event. The program addresses opportunities and challenges with actionable insights that help scale your company, inspire your teams, and incorporate innovative thinking into your business strategy.

Overview

Bloomberg Breakaway is a global peer network of CEOs and founders of fast-growing companies who are focused on growing and scaling-up their businesses through continuous innovation, industry disruption and dynamic leadership.

The Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit in London will bring together global members and will feature a dynamic array of keynotes, panels, presentations and group discussions focused on four key areas — Talent, Innovation, Markets and Growth.

Membership grants exclusive access to this summit, to a wealth of other events and to results-focused networking opportunities.

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November 12 - Tuesday

8:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome remarks

Scaling Up and Gazelles founder and CEO Verne Harnish and Bloomberg’s Carol Massar introduce the themes and focus areas of the London Breakaway Summit through a series of audience polls and an interactive Q&A session with our all-CEO audience.

Presenters:

  • Verne Harnish

    Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

9:15 am

TALENT Member Panel: It All Comes Down to People

Our panel of Breakaway CEOs tackles best practices for recruiting, retaining and upskilling top talent, and cultivating a corporate culture that supports a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Speakers:

Moderator:

9:45 am

TALENT Workshop: Diversity, Recruitment & Retention

Furthering the theme, members will build on the TALENT conversation and work through a particular problem set in their small groups during this workshop led by Verne Harnish.

Facilitators:

  • Verne Harnish

    Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

10:20 am

TALENT Keynote: Diversity, Recruitment & Retention

MasterCard Executive Vice Chairman and 30% Club Global Co-Chair Ann Cairns sits down with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar for a discussion of the challenges businesses face in attracting and retaining top talent, and why building a diverse, inclusive and supportive company culture is paramount.

Speaker:

Moderator:

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

10:40 am

Morning Networking Break

11:10 am

MARKETS Keynote: Macroeconomics, Brexit and Building Strategic Flexibility into Leadership

The Cambridge Satchel Company founder and CEO Julie Deane joins Bloomberg’s Carol Massar to discuss how founders can best lead through uncertain times, building a business that is flexible enough to withstand the unexpected.

Speaker:

Moderator:

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

11:30 am

MARKETS Member Panel: Leading through Crisis and Planning for the Unexpected

Our panel of Breakaway CEOs focuses on planning for the unexpected, and their strategies for demonstrating leadership in the face of macroeconomic events upon which they have little control.

Speakers:

Moderator:

12:00 pm

MARKETS Workshop: Leading through Crisis and Planning for the Unexpected

Breakaway members will build on the MARKETS conversation and work through a particular problem set in their small groups during this workshop led by Verne Harnish.

Speaker:

  • Andrew Harfoot

    UK Representative, Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Facilitators:

  • Verne Harnish

    Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

INNOVATION Keynote: Making Innovation and Creativity King

Humam Sakhnini, President of King, the interactive entertainment company behind mobile gaming sensation Candy Crush Saga, tells Bloomberg’s Nate Lanxon about the importance of advancing a culture that places innovation and creativity at its core. 

Speaker:

Moderator:

  • Nate Lanxon

    European Technology Reporter and Editor, Bloomberg

1:50 pm

INNOVATION Member Panel: Building a Culture of Innovation

Our panel of Breakaway CEOs discusses how they apply innovative thinking to the technology, process and culture of their businesses, in order to drive efficient and sustainable growth.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Russ Shaw

    Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

2:20 pm

INNOVATION Workshop: Technology, Process & Culture

Breakaway members will continue the INNOVATION conversation in their small groups during this workshop led by Verne Harnish.

Facilitators:

  • Verne Harnish

    Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 pm

GROWTH Keynote: Investing in Culture and People to Drive Sustainable Growth

InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Keith Barr sits down with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar for a conversation about how strategic investments in IHG’s culture and people are helping the company to grow, both organically and through acquisition.

Speaker:

  • Keith Barr

    Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group

Moderator:

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

3:50 pm

GROWTH Member Panel: Breaking Away

Our panel of CEOs shares their “Breakaway” moments, and discusses the strategic insights learned that were key in helping them scale up successfully.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Verne Harnish

    Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

4:20 pm

GROWTH Presentation: Verne Harnish on Scaling Up

The CEO and founder of Gazelles and Scaling Up shares his insights on how leaders can take their companies to the next level of growth.

Presenter:

  • Verne Harnish

    Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

4:40 pm

GROWTH Workshop: Your Turn

Breakaway members expand on the GROWTH theme through small group discussions during this workshop led by Verne Harnish.

Facilitators:

  • Verne Harnish

    Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

5:15 pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

Speakers

Birgitte Andersen

CEO Big Innovation Centre

Keith Barr

Chief Executive Officer InterContinental Hotels Group

Ann Cairns

Executive Vice Chairman Mastercard

Angela Crouch

Managing Director Resident Home UK

Julie Deane

Founder and CEO The Cambridge Satchel Company

Andrew Harfoot

UK Representative Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Verne Harnish

Founder and CEO, Scaling Up // Founder, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Author, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

Margaret Heffernan

Writer, Entrepreneur

Clive Jackson

CEO & Founder Victor

Pip Jamieson

Founder & CEO The Dots

Naomi Kerbel

Reporter Bloomberg Television

Nate Lanxon

European Technology Reporter and Editor Bloomberg

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Eric Partaker

CEO and Co-Founder Chilango; High Performance CEO Coach

Sasha Qadri

Senior Programming Director Bloomberg Live

Sean Ramsden

Founder and CEO Ramsden International

Heidi Khashabi Ridley

CEO Rosenberg Equities, AXA Investment Managers

David Roberts

President and CEO Verra Mobility

Humam Sakhnini

President King

Russ Shaw

Founder Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

Kalyana Sivagnanam

Managing Director Nissan Motors GB

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy Officer Somo

Catherine Wines

Non-Executive Director & Co-Founder WorldRemit
Jo Malone on Tapping Into Your Determination
Dayne Turbitt on Diversity, Recruitment, & Retention
Markets: In Conversation with Martin Gilbert

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Sponsors

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

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