EOA Annual Conference 2017

The EOA Annual Conference is now in its 12th year and continues to grow as we expect more than 700 attendees to assemble on the 27 and 28 November.

Held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC, the EOA Annual Conference is the UK event where employee ownership meets to share, support and celebrate business excellence in employee owned businesses.

The conference, sponsored for a third year by EOA member Capital for Colleagues, is growing in line with the sector which now employs more than 200,000 employee owners across the UK.

This year’s conference will showcase the significant contribution of employee owned businesses on the UK economy as they deliver increased productivity,  growth and resilience and better corporate behaviours.

It’s the place where delegates  hear from, network with and share best practice with SMEs and global businesses that are employee owned or exploring employee ownership as well as meeting experts in subjects linked to employee ownership, from funding finance to engagement.

For the first time the conference will be hosted over a full two-day programme where delegates  will be able to get involved, become better informed and leave inspired.

The two-day programme offers:

  • 5 Dedicated networking sessions
  • 4 Engaging keynote speakers
  • 27 Themed seminars and workshops
  • 4 ‘Best in Class’ sessions featuring 2016 UK Employee Ownership Award Winners
  • Gala Dinner and UK Employee Ownership Awards 2017

For a full schedule of activity download the conference brochure.


Book one-to-one appointments with our expert exhibitors

You can now book your one-to-one appointments for during the conference with our expert exhibitors who can support you on your employee ownership business journey including in the areas of law, tax, finance and engagement.

See our exhibitor directory for booking details

Download the conference brochure

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Keynote speakers

Mark Constantine

Owner Founder, Lush
At the beginning of 2017 Mark announced the business’ intentions to bring an element of employee ownership to its structure Mark will talk about the reasons as part of Lush’s focus on employee engagement and investing in its workforce.

Hisham Mahmoud

Delivering a sustainable employee ownership model in a global business - Hisham will give a view of delivering leadership in an employee owned business while building ownership into and around the business strategy and leveraging employee ownership.

Loren Rogers

With over 10 million employee owners in the United States, a “crash course” on their experiences will provide thought-provoking insights for counterparts in the UK.

Gala Dinner and UK Employee Ownership Awards

The EOA Conference Gala Dinner will be hosted on the evening of first day of the conference (November 27) and is a celebration of employee ownership excellence, including the presentation of the UK Employee Ownership Awards, sponsored by management consultancy and investment specialists Baxendale.

The Dinner is preceded by a drinks reception, this year sponsored for the first time by Unity Trust Bank.

Applications for the UK Employee Ownership Awards have now closed – Good Luck!

Delegate package and costs

New Full Two Day Conference Programme Pass package includes:

Monday 27 November

  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Buffet lunch and afternoon refreshments
  • Pre dinner Drinks Reception
  • 4 course Gala Dinner with wine
  • 4* on-site, bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Full use of leisure facilities (spa, healthclub, pool)

Tuesday 28 November

  • Full English/continental breakfast or ‘Grab & Go’ breakfast
  • Buffet lunch and refreshment breaks

For full details of sessions and workshops download our conference brochure.

Download the conference brochure

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COST PER DELEGATE (first 250 tickets)
EOA members
1-4 delegates £439 + vat £459 + vat
5-9 delegates £359 + vat £379 + vat
10 + delegates £340+ vat £360+ vat
Non EOA members
Non members £479 + vat £499 + vat
Non members (Public Sector) £459 + vat £479 + vat

To book your delegate places at the EOA Annual Conference 2017:

Call Jane Osborne Price: 01823 362800
Email: jane.osborneprice@prospects.co.uk

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