Purposeful Leader - Powering Life Changing Innovation

7th March 2019
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Location: Printworks


Only a few years ago executives rarely spoke of “purpose”, and when they did it was typically focused on maximising shareholder value, name dropping the word sustainability in the hope stakeholders would be satified this was a “good” business.

Today a company’s declaration that it has a purpose beyond profit is eagerly proclaimed in response to growing demands; demands from employees for work that is meaningful; from customers for brands and experiences that inspire, and from society for companies to be responsible.

New technologies, digitalisation and ongoing economic and political volatility are inspiring a collective searching of the corporate soul. A new idea – and ideal – of successful business in the 21st century is emerging: purposeful businesses who are driven by purposeful leaders.

It is easy for a company to adopt the rhetoric of a feel-good purpose that articulates an aspirational reason for being. But actually finding, creating and effectively demonstrating a commitment to the purpose is an infinitely larger task. Yet, for those who achieve this, we now know it can pay off substantially in our disrupted world and is now widely considered as the path to a truly successful business.

Join us on March 7th for a day of inspiring connections and conversations that will help you to lead life changing innovation within your business.



Session 1: Challenge

10:30 – 11:00 am – Arrivals, Registration and Networking
11:00 – 11:55 am – Meet and Greet and photo opportunity with special guest speaker
11:55 – 12:00 pm – Welcome – Host: Adam Burns, Meet the Boss
12:00 – 12:05 pm – How the world is changing – Jens Amail
12:05 – 12:35 pm – Q&A Discussion – Jens Amail and special guest speaker – “Overcoming challenges with a shared purpose, inspiring your team to succeed”
12:35 – 1:45 pm – Lunch and Discussions – 2 topics 2 courses – Connect and uncover shared challenges and business objectives.

1) Innovation with a purpose
What does purposeful innovation look like for your business?
Is your business set up to scale purposeful innovation?
What is the role of the leader in building a culture of innovation

2) Leadership with a purpose
Does your business know its purpose?
How are your communicating your purpose?
How can your purpose help chart a course through disruption?

Session 2: Explore

1:45 – 2:15 pm – Keynote presentation
2:20 – 3:15 pm – Panel Discussion: “Pillars of Purpose” – 5 purposeful leaders representing the 5 pillars of purpose highlighting challenges and opportunities they are leading and/or have experienced across Education, Environment, Society, Economy and Equality
3:20 – 3:45 pm – SAP Keynote Presenation – The art of the possible: how innovation drives new purpose
3:45 – 3:50 pm – Thank you and transition to Innovation X

Session 3: Envision

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Main keynote presentation – Innovation X
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Explore Innovation Showcase and Networking Drinks
5:00pm – Event Close





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