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Main Stage Programme

Surface Design Show 2024


Opening Night Debate

06 Feb 2024

Human Capital, Risk and Retention

The retention of talent has been cited as the single greatest risk to businesses at the moment, it is also widely considered as the hardest issue to solve, yet there is only one answer - create businesses and environments that people want to be part of and feel happy in, which would be easy if everyone’s needs were the same. In this talk Louis and his guests will discuss the moving parts around creating environments which inspire a diverse range of employees.

Louis Wustemann, Freelance writer, editor and speaker
Dr. Petrina Carmody, Chief Change Officer - Great Place To Work
Mark Shayler, Owner - Ape
Gill Parker, Non Exec Chair - Informare
Nicola Osborn, Creative Director - Basha - Franklin





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  • "A brilliant variety of materials, Surface Design Show is always a great show to spot trends and see how they are evolving"
    Hamish Kilburn
    Editor, Hotel Designs
  • "Surface Design show is an incredible show for the sector, it has so many different materials and new ideas"
    Justine Fox
    Founder, Studio Justine Fox
  • "Surface Design Show has been a fantastic show for us, this year has been a busy show, and we have connected with lots of architects and interior designers. We will be back for Surface Design Show 2024"
    Matt Robb
    Digital Media Executive, Stone Federation Great Britain
  • "It has been a very good year for the show, creating a good opportunity to meet key players in the industry and for them to get to know our product"
    Guy Whitehead
    Group CEO, Armourcoat, Exhibitor 2023
  • "Surface Design Show 2023 has been especially good for us. It has been extremely busy with a good quality audience and very innovative materials on display"
    Laura Brown
    Rough Old Glass, Exhibitor 2023
  • "A very busy show which has given us multiple different enquiries this year. We will be leaving with lots of new inspiration!"
    Ka Shing Man
    Ritec, Exhibitor 2023



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