Birmingham Made Me and SmART Mart Expo 2014

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Meet our Makers: Produce Your Future

This year’s Expo follows two successful years promoting Birmingham’s world beating brands, designers and makers at Birmingham Made Me Design Expos 2012 and 2013. In 2014, our focus is on how we are “Making our Way” into more sustainable, better connected and Smarter futures. We are inviting everyone to join us at the Millennium Point, for an exciting Agenda in place!

Reserve you place for the largest Expo of its kind outside the capital. Signing up for a Seminar & Workshops entitles you to a FREE ticket to the Expo!

To exhibit please contact the bipteam on 07010 712178 or email

Birmingham Made Me SmArt Mart Expo & Awards Agenda

MILAN ROOM (Cinema Foyer) – Meet the Makers Agenda 

 Agenda Item  Time  Speakers
Meet The Maker Agenda 9.00 – 9.30 Registration, Coffee & Breakfast.
Meet the Innovators 9.30 – 10.15 Hugo Russell, Project Manager, Innovation Engine Project, Professor Mark Hart; Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School, Aston University, Dr Steve McCabe, Director Research Degrees, Birmingham City Business School, Birmingham City University
Meet the Women Makers 10.15 – 11.00 Panel Discussion: Pushpa Alexander, Owner, Headz Up Business; Rebecca Simkiss, Joint MD, Simkiss Guy Recruitment and Deputy Chair, BPS Birmingham Future; Daniella Genas, Founder Director, Aspire4U; Olga Militsi, Marketing Consultant, 2KM Group
Break 11.00 – 11.15
Meet the Smart City Social Innovators 11.15 – 12.00 Theo Cosmora, The People’s Vision; James Murphy; P3 Global Management
Coffee Break & Cutting Ceremony 12.00 – 12.30 Lord Mayor of Birmingham – Councillor Shafique Shah, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony commencing 12.10
Meet the Media Makers 12.30 – 13.00 Marc Reeves, Publishing Director, Trinity Mirror Group
Lunch Break 13.00 – 13.45  Lunch and Networking
Meet the Makers 13-45 – 14.15 Jonathan Sandys, Principal Design Manager, Jaguar Land Rover, Tony Sartorius, Chairman, Alucast
Meet the Makers 14.15 – 14.45 Simon Topman, MD, J Hudson Acme Whistles; James Plant, Director, Plant & Moss Design, Rebecca and Craig Struthers, Struthers London
Meet the Makers 14.45 – 15.15 Launch – Midlands Powerhouse Manifesto: Economist, Vicky Pryce, Visiting Professor, BCU; Paul Forrest, University Economist; West  Midlands Economic Forum Ltd, Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate Affairs, BCU
Meet the Knowledge Makers 15.15 – 15.45 Dr Shane Walker, Director, Knowledge Transfer Partnership,Mack Stevens,  KEEN Affiliate, Rose Dunne, KTP Associate, Angela Burman, Director, Burman Bears.
Networking Reception 16:00 – 18:00 Schools Design Competition –  Atrium
 Global Announcement  16.30 – 17.00 Beverley Nielsen, Corporate Affairs Director BCU, James Murphy, P3 Global Management Inc, Iain Acton Meet Living Labs, Iron Bowl Competition, Call to USA, Birmingham, Alabama
Maker Awards 17.00 – 17.30 Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

FRANKFURT ROOM (Atrium below stairs)- Enterprise Support Agenda/ Smart City

Agenda Item Time Speakers
Registration 9.00 – 9.30 All Attendees
Meet Living Labs                9.30 – 10:00 Iain Acton, Director, Disruptive Lemon
Meet the Business Enablers 10.00-10.30 Ron Brown, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager  BSEEN, BCU
Meet the Money Lenders 10.30-11.00 Dr Steve Walker, Aston Reinvestment Trust; Ian French, Finance Birmingham, Anup Sirichand, Regional Sales Manager FEXCO
Break 11.00 – 11.30
Meet the Global Makers 11.30- 12.00 Sunny Claire, Enterprise Europe Network, Amandeep Mangat, Europe Direct, Helen Grice, British American Trade Council
Lord Mayor –  Ribbon Cutting 12.10-12.20 Atrium
Meet the IP Office 12:30 – 13:00 Dave Hopkins, Intellectual Property Office & Birmingham Library
Lunch Break 13:00 – 13:45
Meet the Entrepreneur Sparkies 13:45 – 14.15 Jim Duffy, CEO of Entrepreneurial Spark, Lee Currier, Entrepreneurial Spark NATWEST
Meet the Smart City Evangelists 14.15- 14.45 Nicola Bryant, BDM, Digital Birmingham, Stuart Allbut, Director of Operations, Cloud 9
Meet the Future IoT 14.45- 15.15 Ron Austin Senior Lecturer, BCU; Claire Hellier, Collaboration Regional Manager Cisco
Meet the Social Media Gurus 15:15 – 15:45 Warren Cass,  Business Scene; Paul House, Head of Digital Media Sales, Trinity Mirror Group
Reception/Networking 16:00 – 18;00 Atrium
Global/Schools Competition 16:30 – 17:00 Beverley Nielsen, Corporate Affairs Director BCU, James Murphy, P3 Global Management Inc, Iain Action Meet Living Labs
Maker Awards 17:00 – 17:30 Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive  Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
End Time 18:00

CHICAGO ROOM – (Board Room) Fringe Events 

Agenda Item Time Speakers
Meet Skanska – The Construction Giants 10:00 – 10:30 David Dowson, Environmental Advisor, Skanska
Meet the Hot 500 10:30 – 11:00 Joel Blake, Founder, The Entrepreneurial Journey, Hot 500
Meet the  Ultimate Networker 11:00 – 11:30 Pushpa Alexander, How to network effectively online and offline, Headz Up Business
Meet the Speed Networker 11:30 – 12:00 Mark Linton, The power of Networking, The Business Growth Show
Lunch Break 13:30 – 14:15
Ministerial Round Table 14:15 – 15:15 Smart City Vision & Development, Online Conference: Suvi Linden (former Minister of Communications Finland) Round Table Coordinator Ivo Ivanovski. Minister of ICT Macedonia and member of the Broadband Commission Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of ICT & Youth, Rwanda
Meet the Open Data Specialist 18.00 – 20.00 Data Divers data dating, Pauline Roche

LYON ROOM (Giant Screen Cinema) Media & Production

Agenda Item Time Speakers
The Eco Project 09:30 – 10:00 Student Union Fringe Event Project Eco, Harinder Matharu
How to Choreograph fight scenes in Movies (Batman, Mission Impossible, Jack Reacher) 10.00- 10.30 Richard Portman, Defence Lab
How to break into the Media business. 10.30 – 11.00 Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network

Follow our progress updates on facebook and twitter. Get involved in the the campaign and celebrate the skills, innovation and creativity that drives the UK’s premier manufacturing region!