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2024

Save the date in your calendars for Barn to Boardroom 2024!

Thursday 11th July 2024

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B2B

2024

Thur 11th July 2024

Save the date in your calendars for Barn to Boardroom 2024!

Now in its ninth year, our Barn to Boardroom (B2B) networking event is a fabulous chance to get all us IC and engagement professionals together in one (big barn) room to share our challenges and experiences. B2B is the place to be to hear from our line up of IC pros who have been there and done that and have got the t-shirt to prove it.

The event takes place in our beautiful corner of the West Sussex countryside which gives everyone the time, space, and freedom they need to breathe in and think creatively.

At B2B you’ll bump into old friends and make new ones as well as getting the low-down from our speakers. We’re a friendly bunch and get five star reviews every year so come along for a chat and some fun (we’ll even throw in a few drinks and a bit of dinner!)

See you there!

99%

say it’s a relaxing and friendly environment

97%

say it has interesting and varied talks

93%

say there is the chance to connect with peers

90%

say there are fresh ideas

89%

say there is the chance to share challenges

Our agenda for this year

01

12:00 – 12:30

Introduction

Arrival and registration with drinks and snacks

02

12:30 – 12:45

Welcome

Welcome from The Surgery

Carly Murray, Internal Communications Director, The Surgery

03

12:45 – 13:00

Speaker

Sarah Meurer

Barn to Boardroom Co-Founder & VP Global Internal Communications, Elsevier

04

13:00 – 13:15

Breakout

In conversation with Sarah

05

13:15 – 13:45

Networking

A Do-Si-Do!

A chance to get to know your IC peers better

06

13:45 – 14:00

Speaker

Amy Ellis

Head of Internal Communications, PHS Group

07

14:00 – 14:15

Breakout

In conversation with Amy

08

14:15 – 14:30

Speaker

Howard Krais & Mike Pounsford

Co-authors of Leading the Listening Organisation

09

14:30 – 14:45

Breakout

In conversation with Howard & Mike

10

15:30 – 15:45

Speaker

Kathryn Kendall

Chief People Officer, Saltus

11

15:45 – 16:30

Networking

The Farmyard Treasure Hunt

12

15:45 – 16:00

Breakout

In conversation with Kathryn

13

16:00 – 16:05

Speaker

Final thoughts from Carly

14

16:05 – 17:30

BBQ

Tipple Tasting & HamburgerBarn®

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Our speakers for 2024

Our speakers this year will all focus on leadership and listening – more speakers will be announced soon!

Carly Murray

Carly Murray

Internal Communications Director, The Surgery


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Sarah Meurer

Sarah Meurer

Vice President Global Communications, Elsevier


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Amy Ellis

Amy Ellis

Head of Internal Communications, PHS Group


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Howard Krais

Howard Krais

Co-Founder, True


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Kathryn Kendall

Kathryn Kendall

Chief People Officer, Saltus


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Get to know Barn to Boardroom a little better

B2B 2023

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Sarah Meurer

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B2B 2022

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Carly Murray

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2022 Gallery

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Hear from our attendees

Lisa Pantelli

Internal Communication Director – A&G & Technology

I was having too much of a good time yesterday at Barn to Boardroom with the some of the A team Sarah Meurer, BA. MA and Richard Etienne (Kevin Ferneyhough Catherine Adenle and Melody Smith – you were missed!) sharing our learnings from our Elsevier Experience programme.

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Duncan Mills

Group Internal Communications

Well what a lovely way to spend a sunny summer’s afternoon. ☀️ Great to attend The Surgery’s Barn to Boardroom event in the heart of the Sussex countryside, with the chance to meet and catch up with IC folks from companies big and small.

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Sarah Meurer, BA. MA

Vice President Global Communications at Elsevier

Employee Experience (EX) is alive and kicking at Elsevier and yesterday myself and the team shared Ten Top Tips to making EX a reality in your business at this year’s Barn to Boardroom IC event. Thanks to the amazing work of colleagues from around our business Lisa Pantelli (She/ Her) Richard Etienne Nicole…

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Sam Bleazard

Storytelling at Fortnum & Mason

👨‍🌾 Yesterday was a day of learning – so here’s just a flavour of the insights I picked up at the fantastic Barn to Boardroom event hosted by Carly Murray and her team yesterday afternoon. 👨‍🌾

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Lois Baily

Internal Communications Specialist at GBG

Great to catch up with our friends at The Surgery today for their annual Barn to Boardroom internal comms event. 💕 #barntoboardroom

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Sarah Meurer, BA. MA

Vice President Global Communications at Elsevier

Really looking forward to attending and speaking at Barn to Boardroom this Wednesday on the topic of Disruption with Carly Murray Sam Bleazard Laura Campbell (Bean) and Kate Hughes. #barntoboardroom #internalcommunications

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