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9 July 2021

BPIF Members' Day 2021

BPIF Members' Day 2021

A big thank you to everyone who attended BPIF Members’ Day 2021! 

For those who could not make it, not to worry, we have recorded the sessions for you to watch back. You can find the sessions under the webinars section of the BPIF website here.

We would also really appreciate your feedback, so if you did attend, we'd be grateful if you could take 5 minutes to fill out our feedback survey by clicking here

A summary of the day

The day started with a welcome from Charles Jarrold, CEO, BPIF. He expressed welcome and thanks to all attendees, followed by an introduction of our first speaker, Kevin Hard. Kevin’s session explored the theme "managing to leading", and what it takes to become a leader.

Key topics in Kevin’s session included exploring emotional intelligence, and how employees are likely to maintain engagement, and positive mental health in an organisation. “Engaged employees are less likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression”. He went on to explore how it is important to reframe negative to positives and that being kind and curious is how we should all aim to treat people. To support his presentation around emotional intelligence, Kevin has also provided members with a downloadable self-assessment questionnaire, designed to get individuals thinking about their levels of Emotional Intelligence.

The day continued with the BPIF Annual Review, kicking off with a warm welcome from Ian Wilton, BPIF President, and presented by Charles Jarrold, CEO, Peter Allen, Finance Director, and Karly Lattimore, Managing Director of Training, all from the BPIF. Charles touched on the latest services that the BPIF are working on – the recently launched Health and Safety and HR platform, the Communities of Interest, and upcoming events including the Visual Media Conference (VMC) and the British Book Design and Production Awards (BBDPA). Peter covered the current finances of the BPIF, before Karly went on to talk about the latest apprenticeship vacancies, courses and the new training website being launched.

After lunch, Morten Gammelgard, Rasmus Baekgaard and Scott Anderson, all from BullWall, experts in cyber security and a ransomware provider, showed the importance of cyber security and methods to prevent this happening to our members. Advice included making sure cyber security is a priority and they informed us on what criminals are currently doing, which may stop organisations from being hacked and be more vigilant.

We received our political update, from Carys Davis, Public Affairs Adviser, BPIF, and Alan Dick, Policy Adviser, Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Topics include how the Government have worked with trade associations throughout the pandemic, and how they will continue to do so. What are the Governments priorities as the pandemic appears to be getting more under control with the vaccination process and testing strategies, and how can members get involved further with lobbying.

Finally, we closed the day, with Charles once again thanking everyone for their time, before heading over to the virtual Red Lion Pub. He went on to add "I’m very much hoping that we’ll be able to show how we continue to support the sector and our members next year, face to face!"

The event was a success, and we hope to welcome everyone back to London this time next year for an in-person event. For more information and to re-watch any of the sessions again, please click here.

If you have any questions on the event, please email [email protected].


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