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Sharing key industry webinars and virtual workshops to support your business

SpeakEasy will share upcoming webinars and virtual workshops to help support the businesses behind the interior design industry and keep our community learning and connecting online through a series of digital tools and communications.

During these uncertain times, it is crucial businesses remain alert and agile to build resilience and mitigate the impact on future operations.

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LAPADA Leaders Webinar Series

THOUGHTS AND PREDICTIONS FROM LEADERS IN CULTURE AND DESIGN

A new webinar series featuring its LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms, in conversation with leading captains of culture. As Britain takes its first tentative steps out of lockdown, leading figures from the worlds of museums, design and curation will share their predictions for what the future holds for the art and cultural worlds as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

How will Covid-19 affect lifestyles, homes and design trends

27 May 2020  |  11:00 – 12:00

Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley will be in conversation on Wednesday 27 May at 1100 BST discussing the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.

Practicalities & Creative Strategies for Museums

3 June 2020  |  11:00 – 12:00

On Wednesday 3 June, former National Portrait Gallery Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne will be joined by The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell in a discussion around the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.

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E-commerce and selling opportunities in Singapore and ASEAN countries

27 May 2020  |  10:00 – 11:00

This webinar will highlight the untapped potential of Singapore for British e-commerce; how Singapore opens up access to the ASEAN region, a market of over 600m citizens; and give you actionable insights about e-commerce across South East Asia.

The webinar will introduce two of the region’s most popular e-commerce marketplaces, Shoppee and Sift & Pick, and the region’s leading logistics provider Janio. We will also be joined by Enterprise Singapore, who will talk about the environment for business in Singapore and its strong support for British companies to trade with Singapore.

How to make your retail workplace COVID-secure: shops and branches 

28 May 2020  |  11:00 – 12:00

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for businesses in England to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Join this free webinar to find out more about how to make your retail workplace COVID-secure.

This guidance covers shops that are currently open, such as shops selling food and chemists.

Managing agents and distributors during COVID-19 for experienced exporters

28 May 2020  |  14:30 – 15:30

A webinar about managing agents and distributors during COVID-19 for more experienced exporters. In this webinar you’ll learn what to include in an agreement, the effect of the bribery act, and simple ways of motivating, monitoring and measuring the performance of your partner.

Working safely during coronavirus: vehicles

28 May 2020  |  15:00 – 16:00

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for businesses in England, to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Join this free webinar to find out more about how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

This webinar is designed to be relevant for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.

Working safely during coronavirus: construction & other outdoor work

1 June 2020  |  11:00 – 12:00

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for businesses in England, to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Join this free webinar to find out more about how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

This webinar is designed to be relevant for people who run outdoor working environments.

Working safely during coronavirus: labs & research facilities

1 June 2020  |  15:00 – 16:00

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for businesses in England, to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Join this free webinar to find out more about how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

This webinar is designed to be relevant for people who run indoor research environments.

Working safely during coronavirus: offices & contact centres

2 June 2020  |  11:00 – 12:00

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for businesses in England, to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Join this free webinar to find out more about how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

This webinar is designed to be relevant for people who run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.

Working safely during coronavirus: other people’s homes

2 June 2020  |  15:00 – 16:00

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for businesses in England, to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Join this free webinar to find out more about how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

This webinar is designed to be relevant for those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments.

Selling services overseas – during and after COVID-19

10 June 2020  |  14:30 – 15:30

In this webinar we will look at formulating your international plan, including how to market your service, where in the world should you focus, developing effective relationships, and the top success factors.

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Concept to Construction: 3D Modelling & Interiors

Explore how to make the most of Vectorworks throughout your entire design process: from mood boards and space analysis, to creating 3D concept models and construction drawings. Interiors Specialist, Kesoon Chance will be guiding you through the different tools available to bring your designs to life. 

The Future of Kitchen Design in a Post COVID-19 World

Johnny Grey is one of the most iconic thinkers in kitchen design over the past half-century. Join Johnny Grey and Michael Wolf, publisher of The Spoon and creator of the Smart Kitchen Summit, in a free, interactive and virtual workshop as they discuss what kitchen design could look like in the post-COVID world and Johnny takes questions from the audience (and even invites viewers to share their kitchens on screen for Johnny to give live feedback).

How to get started on your Business Continuity Plan

05 May 2020  |  10:00 – 11:30

Andrew Griffiths, Australian business mogul with 13 bestselling books sold in over 65 countries will be delivering expert advice to help businesses future proof in a rapidly evolving world. This webinar focuses on helping businesses identify the risks and effects of COVID-19 and how to successfully move forward with a strategic business continuity and recovery strategy – it’s a small business webinar not to be missed.

Negotiating with your landlord and tenant protection

06 May 2020  |  14:00 – 15:30

Are you looking to continue your rental agreement at a lower price during COVID-19? This webinar is designed to help businesses plan an approach and negotiate rental terms with their landlords for the foreseeable future. Property experts from Travers Smith Real Estate Group will discuss the financial aid options available to support businesses and how the Coronavirus Act 2020 has impacted tenants legal rights. 

Access financial help through small business loans

07 May 2020  |  10:00 – 11:30

This highly informative webinar will discuss how your business can financially manage during this unprecedented time through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
Uncover expert tips on how to access the loan scheme, the application process, what eligibility criteria are they looking for and how to prepare and aid a faster response.

How to engage and retain your customers 

11 May 2020  |  10:00 – 11:30

Join this webinar to unpack your customer’s current wants and needs, find out how you can keep them engaged and explore the most effective communication strategies to cut through the noise.
Our expert speaker will help you understand the shifts and changes happening in the market and how to adapt your communication & tone to better interact with your audience and build brand loyalty.

Managing overseas agents and distributions during COVID-19

12 May 2020  |  14:30 – 15:30

In this webinar we will look at; routes to markets, establishing overseas contacts, the benefits of using agents and distributors.

Routes to market

14 May 2020  |  10:00 – 11:00

This webinar will provide you with guidance on potential routes to market and channel options for your target markets. We will look at how to review and evaluate these in the current operating conditions of COVID-19 and beyond

Access financial help through small business loans

14 May 2020  |  14:30 – 15:15

Join Simon Hall – previous BBC Television broadcaster – as he explains how your business can come back strongly from the recent crisis.
•How to cut through the noise and command attention
•The critical importance of character in your communications
•Structuring your story to keep a reader engaged
•Trick and tips to make your key messages memorable
•The beautiful art of brevity; less work for more impact

Logistics and movement of goods during COVID-19​

20 May 2020  |  10:00 – 11:00

Join this webinar with DIT and the British Freight Transport Association to receive expert advice on which routes to market, freight services and that costs still exist or are likely to change, to help you export during this time of uncertainty.

​Risk management when considering new markets

21 May 2020  |  10:00 – 11:00

This webinar is designed to provide you with practical steps on how you can create an export risk management plan to help you increase your resilience when exporting to new markets.

Managing disruption of supply chains during COVID-19

22 May 2020  |  14:30 – 15:30

This webinar with DIT and the Federation of Small Businesses will provide you with practical advice to help you respond to international supply chain disruptions during COVID-19.

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