Thursday 18th November 2021 at The British Motor Museum.

Come join us

Join us for a bumper day full of insights, tips and tricks, the latest from Kevin Dherman – SYSPRO, some fantastic keynote speakers, and a great platform for networking where you can come together with other SYSPRO customers, partners and product experts.

We will be running a series of sessions on key subjects where we’ll present the solutions from a real world business perspective from people like you. Showing you what works, what doesn’t and why. With plenty of time for questions and discussion.

That’s just a taste of what we have in store. See the agenda below – drop in sessions on the day… no need to book.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back and hope that you can spare the time to attend. If you haven’t attended before, it would be great to see you, and we can promise you an insightful day with a great atmosphere.

Register here

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Why attend

This event will provide you with a platform for networking and to learn about the latest trends and technologies available to the manufacturing and distribution industries.

  • Engage with SYSPRO customers, partners and product experts
  • Get inspired by the thought-provoking keynote speakers
  • Understand how the latest technology trends are transforming business
  • Hear from business leaders as they share real-world experiences and success stories
  • Engage one-on-one with our technical support experts
  • Network together with SYSPRO leaders and experts

What some of our past attendees say

Fast Fixes

“It was nice to have very simple and fast fixes that could be implemented straight away. Also the seminar that Adrian Ratcliffe ran was very insightful and interesting.”

Well Curated

“Well put together, and all streams were linked together to follow processes on Syspro.”


“Good to catch up with K3 staff I do not see very often. More time to talk to other delegates can help to seed ideas and share experiences.”

The Future

“The presentation on where SYSPRO is heading was first class. It is so valuable to see the future from the key people in Syspro South Africa – thank you.”


“A unique opportunity to open your eyes on how to get more out of SYSPRO and hear about future developments from the software authors.”


“Interesting, informative event to keep customers up to date with new concepts and an opportunity to engage with both SYSPRO personnel and other Companies using SYSPRO.”

Presentation Skills

“The morning presentation from the South African office was absolutely amazing! I couldn’t fault their presentation skills, and it really got me excited about the future and what we can expect over the next few years.”


“This is a must attend event, and the only place where it is possible to meet with such a diverse group of K3 staff at the same time as networking with fellow SYSPRO users.”

User Experience

“It was very interesting to learn about the future of SYSPRO and I really enjoyed listening to a user and getting his perspective on how the system has helped improve his business.”


  • 8:15 - 9:00am

    Early Bird breakfast – meet the team.

  • 9:00 - 9:15am

    Registration opens – Sky Suite.

  • 9:15 - 9:30am

    Welcome – K3 Syspro Managing Director | Nick McGrane & Lauren Brown.

  • 9:30 - 10:20am

    Industry keynote speaker – Sean Culey, Innovation in Manufacturing

    In this thought-provoking session, Sean will explore the causes and implications of this period of social and technological change and discuss how companies can develop the approaches and mindsets needed to thrive during this time.

    He will discuss:

    • Why everything is so disruptive right now
    • The changing needs and expectations of digital customers
    • How technology is transforming every aspect of every business
    • The rise of the self-driving, self-learning, digital organisation
    • Why the future business is Personal, Automated and Local
    • Why customer-centric business models are critical, and what this really means
    • How to think and act like Amazon
    • Developing a digital age mindset
    • Winning in a human + machine future.
  • 10:20 - 10:35am


  • 10:35 - 11:35am

    The Sky's the Limit with SYSPRO - SYSPRO Chief Innovation Officer | Kevin Dherman & Darshnee Shah

    Prepare for an exploration of SYSPRO’s roadmap and a sneak peek at the next cool thing on the horizon. Be the first to learn about ERP innovations and how they will benefit you.

  • 11:35 - 11:55am

    Customer Presentation: Leveraging Information – Europa Managing Director | Sonia Freed

  • 11:55 - 12:00pm

    Morning wrap up and overview of afternoon sessions | Lauren Brown.

  • 12:00 - 1:00pm

    Lunch and networking.

  • 1:00 - 1:40pm

    Productivity: 20 tips in 40 mins - quick business wins

    Back by popular demand: Ever wondered if there was a quicker way to do something in SYSPRO? Ever had a K3 Syspro consultant show you a simpler way to do something, saving you minutes per transaction? Join this session to learn easy to use tips and tricks K3 Syspro consultants use every day that will help you increase your overall productivity and effectiveness.

    Power of Digitalisation: Digitalising the factory floor to reach for the sky

    Manufacturers in Britain have demonstrated remarkable agility in responding to recent changing market demands. Doing so without increasing costs and waste or sacrificing efficiency can still be improved and the sky-high goal of digitalisation brought within reach. Learn how we have worked with customers using SYSPRO’s Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) with automation and scanning tools to automate and digitise production. Join this session to learn ways you can automate your shopfloor management.

    Art of the Possible: Leveraging SYSPRO to reach for the sky

    Already embarked on the SYSPRO 8 journey, or still thinking about embracing the latest SYSPRO has to offer? Either way, join this session to learn about new improvements added to help you and your company achieve even more as you reach for your sky.

  • 1:45 - 2:25pm

    Productivity: 20 tips in 40 mins - quick business wins (repeat session)

    Back by popular demand (note: this is a repeat session, so you don’t miss out on it): Ever wondered if there was a quicker way to do something in SYSPRO? Ever had a K3 Syspro consultant show you a simpler way to do something, saving you minutes per transaction? Join this session to learn easy to use tips and tricks K3 Syspro consultants use every day that will help you increase your overall productivity and effectiveness.

    Power of Digitalisation: Deeper dive into SYSPRO's Innovation Lab

    Join Kevin Dherman, SYSPRO’s Chief Innovation Officer, for a glimpse into the Innovation Lab. The innovation team at SYSPRO are always keeping an eye on up and coming technology trends to see how they might provide our customers with the next competitive advantage. Come see what they’ve been tinkering with and have a guess at what you might see in SYSPRO in the future.

    Art of the Possible: How we've already reached for the sky

    Customers have worked closely with K3 Syspro consultants to solve everyday business problems. Join this session to hear how they’ve cleverly put together solutions using their existing toolkit to make the day-to-day simpler, so they can reach for the sky

  • 2:25 - 2:45pm


  • 2:45 - 3:25pm

    Interactive workshop: 5C’s, balancing the challenges of Cost, Customer Service, Capacity, tied up Capital and Culture - Manufacturing Alliance | Chris Russell

    As we emerge from the disruption caused by Covid 19, manufacturers are uniquely placed to leverage a series of opportunities, some of which are familiar, and some of which are new situations requiring a change in approach. Many businesses are fortunate to have abundant orders, which means they’re looking at managing capacity, whilst others are focusing on managing costs to cater for demand fluctuations. Maintaining high customer service levels with shifting staff availability has required agility and creative thinking. Cash flow that may have been enriched with government support that has eased means companies must revisit Capital needs. All this whilst ensure we protect and nurture the organisational Culture.

    During this workshop we’ll be exploring how to strike the right balance across the 5Cs, and when it’s appropriate to create an imbalance, based on business priorities. We’ll share learnings from other SMEs, explore different approaches to fit your circumstances, and we’ll be giving delegates the opportunity to discuss their own challenges and compare notes with their peers.

  • 3:25pm

    Drinks & Networking.


Kevin Dherman

Chief Innovation Officer | SYSPRO Corporate

A technology strategist at heart, Kevin is an expert on the tech trends impacting the ERP industry, the rise of robotics, and the impact of AI and IOT on manufacturing and distribution.

Kevin has been with SYSPRO since 1999 and has been the driving force behind the company’s emerging technology strategy. He has been critical to the development of the Industry 4.0 capabilities in SYSPRO’s latest ERP release. He believes that research and development are key components of innovation and together with his team devotes much time to investigating new technologies, integration strategies and development.

Kevin often works closely with the Microsoft development team in Redmond, whilst in the RND stages of a new project. He is regularly invited to lecture at Microsoft Tech‐Ed and Microsoft developer Days.

Sean Culey

Business Transformation Expert

Sean Culey is an award-winning keynote speaker and advisor on supply chain transformation and disruptive technologies. He is also the author of ‘Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity’, an in-depth examination of the causes of technological progress and how the current wave of change will disrupt our business models, economy and society at large.

He has 25 years of experience in supply chain and business transformation, including 10 years as the Design Authority on a $600m global SAP implementation, 6 years as CEO of a boutique business consultancy and VP of Marketing for a supply chain analytics company. He has worked with a diverse range of organisations across multiple industry verticals, including BAE Systems, Cadbury Schweppes, the United Nations, Amgen, Saint Gobain and Warburtons.

Sean is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), and a Transformation Advisor for the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM). He is also the UK’s only certified SCOR Master Instructor.

Chris Russell

The Manufacturers Alliance | Chairperson

As regional Chair for The Manufacturers Alliance, Chris supports SMEs across a wide range of industries to be the very best they can.

Chris has extensive experience in lean manufacturing having managed several large manufacturing plants. Chris ran Baxi’s components division as well as managing their lean manufacturing programme. Chris has managed an automotive assembly plant in Ireland for Eurocoach and an aluminium extrusion plant for Alcoa.

He holds an MBA from the University of Wales and has studied advanced management at Warwick Business School. He also has a post graduate certificate in delivering quality excellence and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics.

Sonia Freed

Managing Director | Europa Components

Since 2015 Sonia has been the Managing Director at Europa, an importer and distributor of electrical products and solutions into the UK market.  She is a keen believer that, in addition to having the right people, the key to success is leveraging information and IT systems to drive efficiencies and achieve strategic objectives.  Providing the right information at the decision-making point achieves this and empowers employees.

Sonia has a Computer Science degree and an MBA from Henley Business School.  Since starting at Europa, Sonia has introduced a number of IT systems including Syspro in 2019.  Syspro is now integrated with a range of other systems collectively driving improved efficiencies and better decision-making which together results in increased customer satisfaction.

How to find us


Banbury Road, Gaydon,
Warwickshire. CV35 0BJ.

Sat Nav

If using a Sat Nav for directions, we recommend you enter the British Motor Museum as a point of interest rather than using the postcode.


The British Motor Museum is five minutes from Junction 12 of the M40, on the B4100 near the village of Gaydon. It is signed locally with brown Motor Museum road signs. Exit the M40 at Junction 12 and turn left, following the brown Motor Museum signs. Continue for approximately 1 mile and the entrance to the British Motor Museum is on your left.

Electric Vehicles

There are 4 charging points at the Conference Entrance and 6 charging points to the rear of the Museum visitor car park, each with 7kw charging socket, located at the back of the Museum building. You can charge your electric vehicle using the NewMotion app or ad-hoc using a QR code.

Charging Costs

You can charge your electric vehicle for 28p/kwh when using the NewMotion app.

For ad-hoc charging, there is a small surcharge of 10% in addition to the regular charging tariff above. The 10% extra costs are included in the charging fee displayed on the first screen after scanning the QR-code. Always check that you are happy with the charging tariff before you begin.

Hilton Warwick

Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6RE
Telephone: 01926 499555
Distance: 10.1 miles, 15-minute drive

Mecure Warwickshire
Walton Hall Hotel & Spa

Walton, Wellesbourne, CV35 9HG
Telephone: 01789 824424
Distance: 8.9 miles, 17-minute drive

Mallory Court Hotel & Spa

Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QB
Telephone: 01926 330214
Distance: 6.8 miles, 13-minute drive



The British Motor Museum aims to be fully accessible and user-friendly for disabled visitors.

Who should attend the event?

The event is for C-Suite Executives, managers from across your business including IT, operations, supply chain, manufacturing and sales. Delegates that attend want to keep abreast of the latest trends and innovations shaping their industries, make valuable contacts and exchange experiences with the SYSPRO’s ecosystem of experts, partners and customers.

Is there a charge to attend the event?

No, this event is free for our customers and partners

When and where will the event be held?

British Motor Museum, Thursday 18th November.

What is the COVID safe policy at the event?

Please visit the venue’s website here for their safe space commitment


How do I register?

Register by completing the form above.  Alternatively you can contact Kelly Fleming, kelly.fleming@k3btg.com

Where do I find the agenda?

Information regarding the agenda and speakers is available under the ‘Agenda’ tab above.

Is there an opportunity for drinks and discussions after the event?

Yes, when the event finishes you will have the chance to catch up with anybody who you didn’t get chance to during the day

What is the dress code?

Come how you wish, no strict dress code

Can I bring a colleague?

Yes the more, the merrier, please make sure he / she registers prior to the event, so that we can accommodate him or her appropriately.

If I have a technical question who can help me at the event?

We will have technical support resources at the event to answer your questions. To make sure that you get your questions answered, you can submit a question via Kelly Fleming, Kelly.fleming@k3btg.com  so that we can ensure somebody is available to help you during the day.

What hotels are available nearby?

Please see hotels list

Will there be food?

Yes, we will be providing a buffet lunch to guests and refreshments throughout the day.

Do I need to book on the sessions?

No, you can decide on the day what sessions you would like to attend

Who do I contact regarding the event?

You can contact Kelly Fleming, Kelly.fleming@k3btg.com, 07785 617 909

Parking at the venue

There is free parking at the event

How do I download the NewMotion app

For iOS – App Store

For Android – Google Play