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REC National Convention: more speakers added to distinguished line-up

REC National Convention: more speakers added to distinguished line-up
Two more high profile names have now been confirmed for the RECs second National Convention being staged on Tuesday October 26.
Angela OConnor, Chief People Officer at the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) will be co-presenting one of the master classes Win More Business with Jayne Mee, Group HR Director for Barratt Homes. The session they are hosting will focus on what employers want from recruitment agencies over the next five years.
Paul Venables, Hays Financial Director has been added to a high profile panel in a discussion on The Future of Recruitment, Challenge or Crisis. He will join Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive, John Cowling, Chief Executive of Jobserve, Peter Searle, Chief Executive of Spring Group plc and Sue O'Brien, Chief Executive at Norman Broadbent. 
The panel discussion will be chaired by Dr James Bellini, the leading futurologist and author who is also the Conventions opening plenary speaker and will take as his subject, The Future of Recruitment which is the main theme of the Convention.
Second plenary speaker is Paul Harrison, Managing Partner of leading social media networks company, Carve Consulting, who was one of the contributors to the REC's Social Media in Recruitment report published earlier this year and is a renowned expert on how best to make most of the new opportunities social networking offers to the industry.
One of the events other master classes will be presented by Edward Oakden, Managing Director of UK Trade and Industry whose new role is to assist the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister boost and support British trade. He will be talking about how to access international markets.
Bringing the convention to a close will be Guardian columnist, Guy Browning, the self- confessed David Attenborough of the business jungle who will be imparting his own brand of wit and wisdom to the final plenary, The Personal Revolution.
The National Convention is designed to will provide a platform for recruiters to hear about the key challenges and opportunities which now face the industry and will give new and exciting perspectives on ways to develop their businesses to meet the demands of the future.
The venue for the National Convention is The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, and will be followed in the evening by the glittering IRP Awards.  Sponsors for the Convention this year are Bond International Software, Broadbean Technology, Bullhorn Software, Dynistics, Giles Insurance, Innovate CV,, QX Accounting Services, Thomas International and Zeel Solutions.


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