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GC Leadership Summit

Date: Tuesday 29 June 2017

Venue: Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY

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Thursday 29 June 2017

Becoming an innovative GC during times of change


08:30: Registration and Coffee

09:15: Introduction from Thomson Reuters and Chairperson

09:30: Corporate governance and behaviour in a changing political landscape: The role of the GC

How to plan the next 2 years of your business

10:10: A practical guide to innovation

Hear from a group of GCs from different industries and differing sized teams what innovation means to them. Find out and what methods they have used to secure more effective results

What does the digital transformation mean for you, your team and your business

10:40: Preparing for and embracing GDPR to drive your business forward

The potential impact of Brexit on GDPR
May 2018 deadline – where should you be now if you want to be compliant?
Preparing the business to understand what it needs to do with its data to enable to move forward: Putting good structure around data
Managing cyber in light of GDPR
What makes your company a target for cyber crime

11:25: Morning coffee

11:55: Breakout sessions

A choice of one of the following options

The role of the innovative GC in setting up a future-proof and mobile legal infrastructure

The innovative GC ensures his team is fully empowered and able to continue the legacy of the team despite constant change. That means starting with an accurate assessment of the business needs and what it is looking for.

Ensuring there is sufficient information available at all times regardless of workforce demographics and geography

Enabling people to learn and develop efficiently

Communicating with internal clients and stakeholders

Managing a disparate workforce or more global workforce and how do you communicate a workforce of millennial to late 50s’s and 60s in a different ways

Managing succession planning and the departure of staff

Practical media training for GCs: Becoming a powerful communicator during times of crisis

NEW to our GC series, we have brought you the opportunity to attend this unique 1 hour workshop that will give you the confidence to cope when cameras and microphones are put in front of you. When news breaks, your sound bite counts and you need to get it right.

Exercises on good and poor communication

Learn how to handle enquiries and interviews skilfully

Structuring messages and dealing with emerging threats and crisis situations

Managing social media during times of crisis

Effective communication skills to influence across the business

This session will enable to you to:

Become a better leader and communicator who is more effective at dealing with a broad range of stakeholders and ready to handle a wider range of challenges

Asking the right questions to the right people

Understanding the interests, priorities, and goals of all parties

Dealing with irrational people and challenging relationships

12:55: Buffet lunch

13:40: Breakout sessions

A choice of one of the following options:

Getting the timing right: Shaking up and influencing government policy during times of change

When is it in my interest to influence government policy?

Providing an overview of how government is planning to engage with business as it shapes the path forward in light of Brexit

Do GCs have sufficient influence? What more should they be doing to make a difference?

How should GCs be setting up lobbying practice with limited funding?

Talking tech: Finding the right technology and opportunities to suit your business needs

What do some of today’s new market entrants have to teach us about everything from design to embracing the sharing economy to building a business around becoming the platform on which an entire industry ecosystem is built?

This session will enable you to better understand how you select the right technology for your business and understand the opportunities available.

Hear 5 minutes each from each tech providers who will:

Demystify what they do, describe where are they are in their customer journey and offer user case studies

14:40: Breakout sessions

A choice of one of the following options:

Innovation through effective insourcing versus outsourcing: how and what do you choose?

Legal departments are innovating – shifting some reliance away from outside counsel by deploying a combination of technology, alternative legal providers and bulked-up internal staff to meet the needs of their business

How will you take the work in house?
Off shoring? Can you rely on technology and outsourcing?
Do you know what services are available?
Examining law firms that have developed flexible working and peer point
How to get the most of your legal panel

The role of the GC in managing risk, compliance and regulation in order to facilitate sustainable growth

Embracing it and using it to your best advantage

Compliance perspective and how it is managed internally

The role of the GC in differentiating perceived risk and real risk in order to facilitate growth

15:30: Afternoon tea

16:00: Breakout sessions

A choice of one of the following options

Option 1 - Horizon scanning and planning on a global level to stay ahead of the game

Find out what you need to be doing to looking ahead and planning your activity.

What are the upcoming legal changes and developments in light of Brexit?
What should I be preparing for?
What are the early warnings?

Featuring Simon Rous of Ashfords LLPUrs Breitsprecher of Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and Shai Kuttner of BWK.

Options 2 - Developing your legal team strategy with limited resources

What is strategy and why is it relevant for a legal team?
How to define a legal strategy within the wider business strategy
How can the GC help define the wider business strategy
How do you measure it and refine it?
When to reach out to external advisors to supplement in-house talent and knowledge

17:15: Innovation round-up

 Summary from the Chair followed by canapés and networking

Description

IR Global are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring this years’ Thomson Reuters GC Leadership Summit on the 29th June in London. Throughout the conference day, Ross Nicholls (Business Development Director) and Rachel Finch (Channel Sales Manager) of IR Global will be on hand to promote the IR network and liaise with fellow sponsors and attendees. 

IR Global are pleased to be sharing this experience with our members who will be hosting a panel discussion on ‘Horizon scanning and planning on a global level to stay ahead of the game’. The members joining us are Simon Rous of Ashfords LLP - IR’s exclusive Corporate Law and M&A member in England, Urs Breitsprecher of Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - IR’s exclusive M&A member in Germany and Shai Kuttner of BWK - IR’s exclusive M&A member in the Netherlands.

About the event:
General counsels are making new work environments and technology central to how they work, and are often more willing to take risks. In-house lawyers are therefore not only adapting to the opportunities of emerging processes and technologies, but are creating them. From implementing agile and lean methods to physically changing work environments, in-house departments can become efficient and start focusing on the relevant skills to become at the forefront of their business.

Thomson Reuters is therefore delighted to bring you this year’s GC Leadership Summit. During the event there will be 9 interactive breakout sessions to encourage an open exchange of experiences, hear success stories and challenges faced from GCs who are walking the fine line between conventional lawyering and being true business advisers. The day has been structured so whatever size team you are a part of, there will be a session for you.

Throughout the event you will hear how to:
- Understand and drive innovation within your business
- Prepare for and embrace GDPR to drive your business forward
- Set up a future-proof and mobile legal infrastructure
- Develop your legal team strategy with limited resources
- Manage risk, compliance and regulation in order to facilitate sustainable growth
- React and communicate when the cameras are put on you during a crisis
- Shake up and influence government policy during times of change
- Find the right technology and opportunities to suit your business needs

For more information please use the following LINK 

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