Is your Business Model ready for 2018?

WHERE: The Malmaison, Central Birmingham


WHEN: January 30th, 6pm

About the Event

The 360° Club meets quarterly to bring together senior decision makers to discuss and debate the initiatives that must be driven to ensure fast-growth and a competitive edge. We meet in private locations for an exclusive invitation-only networking and discussion evening.


On 30th January, we’re meeting in central Birmingham to discussion and debate for the first time in 2018. If you’re a senior business leader of a small or medium company we’d be delighted to welcome you.

Why Attend?

  • Topics are chosen based on the interests of our existing members, industry-wide disruptions and fascinating topics broached at prior events.
  • Attendance is strictly by invitation only, and aimed toward senior business leaders, and other top-executives, including industry-wide thought leaders.
  • Our guests gain exclusive insights on trending business topics through networking discussions with their peers.

Topic: Is your Business Model ready for 2018?

In 2017 we learned just how important it was to have an innovative, digital business model is paramount, not only to ensure fast-growth and a competitive edge, but for survival.


Indeed, new research by the World Economic Forum, found that failure to adopt a digitally orientated business model was the primary reason why over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since 2000.


The digital revolution is here, and no industry is safe.


Indeed, a joint IMD and Cisco initiative, found over seventy-five percent of executives now believe the impact of disruption on their industries will be “major” and “transformative.” This is a huge increase from 2015, when less than one percent of executives agreed.


The difference in two years is great, and shows how your business’s survival is centred around having an innovative business model that can adapt and confront new digital competition.


So, have you bridged the gap between acknowledging the need to transform, and actually achieving transformation? Is your business model ready?


With change on the horizon, the opportunities for agile and pioneering SMEs are huge.


There are countless examples of innovative business models disrupting industries, securing fast-growth and a competitive advantage in the market.


AirBnb has reinvented hospitality and is now more valuable than Hilton. Skyscanner and Uber have disrupted the transportation industry, Netflix the entertainment industry, and Deliveroo the food industry. All have displaced industry giants, with their business models of agile services, flexible subscriptions, digital application, and proactive engagement. And your business has the potential to emulate the success of these businesses.  


Digital transformation by SMEs in other industries is inevitable. New digital technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and block chain make it possible every day. Seeking the initiative and innovating your business model in today’s digital world will secure fast-growth and a competitive edge. Complacency is not an option.  


Join the 360° Club on Tuesday 30th January at 6pm for our first event of 2018. We’ll be turning to this topic, alongside drinks, networking and canapes. We’ll be asking:


  • Is your business model ready for 2018?
  • Is your business well positioned to maximise the opportunities presented by new technology for driving future growth and competitiveness?
  • And how can you, as a senior business leader, drive a successful digital strategy?

When and Where?

6pm Guests arrive for networking drinks


6:30pm Keynote speaker followed by questions


7:15pm Break for drinks, networking and canapes


7:40pm “Question time” expert panel session.


8:15pm Break for drinks, canapes and networking

Guest List

Chief Executive Officer at Crowd Technologies
Chief Operating Officer at Vanti
Chief Technology Officer at Sales-I
Chief Executive Officer at Aztec Solar Energy
Chief Executive Officer at School Compass
Director at Rimilia
Director at RSM
Director at Pacevolve
Director at 3D Reid
Director at Jumar IT Solutions
Director at Gowling WLG
Partner at Mazars
Director at Click Travel Ltd
Managing Director at Forcam UK
Director at Ecclesiastical
Director at Gemini People
Managing Director at Alliance Best Practice
Director at Ivy Blu
Managing Director at Tompkins International
Director at Pathway Group
Chief Executive Officer at Prestige Prive

So join us at the next 360° Club’s networking evening on the 30th January 2018. We will be uniting senior leaders to evaluate best practices and exchange insights via a panel of expert speakers and guests.