We have two events that we think you may find interesting as a business leader.  If you do decide the events are of interest you will be in good company as our very own UK MD Gordon Frazer will be speaking at one of these events along with a range of inspiring and highly strategic business leaders.  If you do go, let us know what you think either on Twitter or on our Facebook page as we’re always interested in hearing what events you find useful.

Event: Business 2012

Date: 18-20 March 2012

Venue: O2 London

Find out more: http://www.business2012.com/

Business 2012 is the key event for all type of businesses. Whether you have just started up, have been operating for a year or two or are an already established larger organisation, the three day Business 2012 event will help you drive your business to the next level. Help will be on hand to advise you if you are interested in expanding, developing ecommerce solutions or looking for growth tips – you name it and it’ll be on show either through an exhibitor or through an interactive feature or workshops.

With dedicated keynotes from individuals including Lord Sugar and Richard Branson, Business 2012 has some of the best keynote speakers on stage who will give you insights into their business experiences and pitfalls whilst guiding you into the next stage of your business. Almost every business sector will be covered with workshops being operated by some of the greatest businesses in the country – all passing on their services and knowledge to you for free.

All of the workshops and seminars are free to attend – but spaces are limited over the 3 days.

Seminar topics include:

· Business planning

· Raising finance

· Marketing

· Brand building

· Social media

· Business coaching

Event: Digital Digital London Summit & Showcase

Date: 13th-14th March 2012

Find out more: http://www.digitallon.com/

Offer: Register at http://register.maven-cast.com/SelectProduct.aspx?source=microsoft using Discount code: MS025  for 20% discount OR MC022  for Public Sector ticket at only £260+VAT

The summit features 60+ sessions across two days discussing the adoption of technology as an enabler to remain competitive, innovative and exist in the digital age.

There is also CEO level support of some of the largest technology companies in the industry, including a session from Gordon Frazer, Managing Director UK, International VP, Microsoft on ‘Future Skills for the Revolution in Digital Technology’ taking place on 14th March at 11.50. 

Some of the key topics being discussed include:

· Social collaboration & innovation platforms

· Big data and analytics to drive new insight

· Mobile delivery & the App Internet

· The future of work and Next Gen customer experiences

· The emergence of smart cities and environments