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On 24 January 2017, the Travelers InstituteLondon & Partners, and The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a complimentary symposium at the London Science Museum exploring tools for small business success. This event, part of the Travelers Institute® Small Business - Big Opportunity series, featured an interactive discussion with industry leaders on solutions to today's most pressing small business challenges.

The program explored:

  • Strategies for accessing capital in today's lending environment
  • Advantages of technology for sales and marketing and how to manage the risks
  • Business continuity planning as a competitive advantage



8:30 a.m.     Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:30 a.m.     Welcome and Keynote
                       Keynote Address: Dr. Leah Totton,
Co-Owner, Dr. Leah Clinic

10:00 a.m.   Panel Discussion #1: "Ideas for Accessing Capital and Risk Management"
                       Moderator: Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice 
                  President, Public Policy; The Travelers Companies, Inc.
                       Richard Harrison, Head of Risk Control, The Travelers Insurance Company
                       Conrad Ford, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Funding Options
                       Matt Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer, Crowdcube
                       Saurav Chopra, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Perkbox

11:00 a.m.   Break

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion #2: "Expanding Your Marketing Reach Locally and Globally"
                       Moderator: Peter Bishop,
Deputy Chief Executive, London Chamber of 
                 Commerce and Industry
                       Nicola Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Cloud90
                       Guy Mucklow, President, PCA Predict
                       Geeta Sidhu-Robb, Chief Executive Officer, Nosh Detox

12:15 p.m.   Grab n' Go Lunch & Networking

London Science Museum
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD


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