gdb Diamond Experts Conference

gdb Diamond Experts Conference


Join us on the 9th June for 2023's Diamond Experts Conference, in partnership with Storm12 and Roffey Park Institute. This is a special, purpose-designed event to bring businesses within the Gatwick Diamond region together to learn and network.


What to expect:

  • Full speaker schedule of carefully selected hot topics relevant to local businesses with Q&A sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Expert Exhibitor stands
  • The chance to enjoy the famous Roffey Park hospitality with a delicious lunch included.


Venue: Roffey Park Institute , Forest Rd, Horsham, RH12 4TB

Date: Friday 9 June

Time: 08:45-14:00


£15+VAT for Members & Guests of Roffey Park

£25+VAT for Non-Members






Speakers & Presentations:



"Managing in a Hybrid Workplace"

Dr Arlene Egan - Roffey Park Institute


"Social media for SMEs - how to get results from your channels"

Mark Scholefield & Alicja Gaszynski - Storm12



"Replace your Urgent with the IMPORTANT"

Amanda Beechey - The 80/20 Consultancy


"Bring It On"- How to stand up and present with greater confidence!

Joe Cheal - Imaginarium Learning and Development



"Creating the Ideal Learning Environment"

Ben Baginsky - Roffey Park Institute


"Social media and the law - think before you tweet"

Penina Shepherd - Acumen Business Law



"ESG explained - what is it and is it relevant to me?"

John Battersby - Metro Bank


"Changing the perception of Sales"

Claudio De Freitas & Jerry Meldrum - Sales Geek


During this half day conference there will also be a limited number of 1-2-1 clinic sessions available with an Innovation Specialist from the University of Brighton, to explore your new product, service, process, or business model ideas.


In addition, we are very excited to be able to extend an exclusive offer from the University of Brighton's Help to Grow initiative. Fully funded places are available for attendees of the gdb Diamond Experts Conference. Join the September Crawley/Gatwick Help to Grow course and benefit from online and face-to-face workshops, mentoring, and business network development and create your customized Growth Action Plan with the University of Brighton. For more information and to register your place visit the Help to Grow stand at the conference.


And, if you are looking to raise funds for your businesses, charity, CIC or Social Enterprise pre-book a chat with The Company Connector, Jeremy Taylor. He can offer 1-2-1 support and advice on grant and funding opportunities. These sessions will be by appointment on a first come first served basis, once you have registered for the main event.


Please note that photography may take place at this event for promotional purposes, if you do not wish to be photographed please let a member of the gdb team know.

Cancellations can not be accepted after the 02/06/2023. After this date, your booking is transferable to another person, but there are no refunds.

gdb Diamond Experts Conference

Roffey Park Institute

9 June, 2023

09:45 - 09:45

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We carefully curate a wide-reaching event programme designed to bring together like minded businesspeople to share insights. Our events are all about meaningful conversations and giving you the chance to rub shoulders with the region's best businesses.


Choose events which match your target audience and business objectives and measure which yield the best results. We have such a diverse range of events that you're sure to find something which delivers.


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Want to become a Member?

Want to become a Member?

If you are considering joining Gatwick Diamond Business, you are welcome, as a one-off opportunity, to attend one of our Monthly Members Meetings as a guest.


These events always attract an impressive turnout and places are limited.

Please contact Mandi if you would like to be considered.


The fee is £25 (+ VAT) and is payable in advance.


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