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Visit and lecture by Minister Iida

Commissioned by Sam Johnson, Manchester University








Minister Mr  Shinichi Iida from the Embassy of Japan (Public Diplomacy and Media), will be visiting Manchester on Friday 17 March, to deliver a lecture about the “Brexit and Japan-UK relationship,”

Friday 17 March 2017, 5:00pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, University Place, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9QQ

To RSVP please contact Mrs Yuko Howes, Vice-Chairman of Japan Society North West:



MIDAS will be at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum in Mumbai from the 15-17 February 2017.

If you’re attending, why not come along and meet MIDAS’ India desk to find out more about how Manchester, Europe’s 2nd largest digital and creative hub, has been leading the future of innovation for over 300 years.

As the city that split the atom, gave birth to world’s first stored-program computer and where the revolutionary material graphene was first isolated – Manchester has a global reputation for science and innovation.  Today, the city is recognised as a top 20 European digital city and is home to the likes of Google, BBC, Cisco and IBM, as well as a fast growing business services and BPO cluster which hosts Aegis and Convergys.

The team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about running your business operations from Manchester, UK.

Find out how Manchester is poised to shape the digital future – book a meeting.

Innovations in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Delivering Success

The Innovations in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Delivering Success to hear how industry leaders are meeting these difficulties head on, harnessing the latest technologies and predicting the challenges of the future.

Why attend?

Benefit from insights into the latest developments in supply chain management and how these changes could impact on the future of the industryHave your questions answered by leading experts in logistics and planningExplore the latest technology and see how it could help you deliver a better serviceConnect with other high quality delegates from across the supply chain sector and discuss potential solutions to shared problemsPlan ahead and anticipate what changes in Government policy could mean for your business

The Innovations in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Delivering Success boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from the supply chain and logistics sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations.

Is There A Manual For Modernisation?

transformation event speakers

In a fast moving digital world, most organisations struggle to keep up with the rate and pace of change. For those tasked with transformation, practical support can be thin on the ground.

Our exclusive event for senior leaders will uncover the more practical aspects of sustained business evolution that are seldom covered in corporate literature.

Are you looking to digital innovation to drive new revenues and reduce costs?

Do you want to move past vision and strategy and consider more practical steps?

Are you unsure where to start?

Are you doing all you can to protect your organisation from Internet-era risks?

Over the course of the day a number of industry experts will share their true-to-life experiences covering subjects such as culture, content, psychology, workplace enablement as well as examples of those that have undertaken digital transformation initiatives within their organisation and lessons to be learnt.

Join us as we press re-set on the topic of transformation – highlighting practical ways we can re-shape and re-tool for life in the ‘new normal’.

Presentation topics include:

‘What is digital? What is transformation?’ – David Edmonson-Bird, associate director for digital innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘Unlocking organisational agility with Talent Mindset’ – Tim Sparkes, solutions director, Hudson Talent Management

‘10 lessons learned helping organisations get fit for digital’ – Alex Butler, IT & digital transformation strategy consultant

‘Never assume the obvious is true’ - Allie Johns, Freelance brand planner, media psychologist & associate lecturer

‘Setting out a business driven digital strategy’ - Paul Fennemore, digital strategy & customer experience consultant, Sitecore

‘Securing your digital transformation’ – Paul Vlissidis, director, NCC Group

Confirmed speakers:

  • Abi Reynolds, UserVision
  • Alex Butler – Freelance Consultant
  • Allie Johns
  • Emma Kirk, UserVision
  • Greg Verdino - Verdino & Co.
  • Paul Fennemore – Sitecore
  • Paul Vlissidis – NCC Group
  • Ian Patterson, NCC Group
  • Tim Sparkes – Hudson Group
  • Tony Wood, NCC Group

To find out more information about speakers and to book your free place, click here.

CoStar CRE Investment Breakfast Briefing



CoStar is delighted to invite you to attend this complimentary breakfast briefing in collaboration with MIDAS.

2016 was a rollercoaster year: CoStar reviews the twists and turns in UK CRE

We will review our real-time data to identify trends in investment and occupier markets across the UK, and discuss what this might mean for 2017. The seminar will cover the following themes:

  • Investment volumes slowed in 2016: But which regions and sectors outperformed, and who were the winners and losers?
  • 2017 is likely to be a year of further uncertainty: What will be the main challenges for occupiers and investors?
  • What are conditions like in the Manchester market as we approach this brave new world?
  • What is the outlook for Manchester?  Panel discussion with leading industry figures.

The panel is made up of:

Tim Newns, MIDAS
Mark Williams, WHR
Richard Wharton, JLL

Harry Humble, Hunter Real Estate Managers

To confirm your attendance please email: