Future-proof your training business

March 17th, 2020 – Manchester, UK – [CANCELLED] 

Future-proof your training business


The live event is now cancelled due to the corona virus threat. We intend to bring the event online on another date. Please register if you are interested in receiving more information when it becomes available.

The live event is now cancelled, we intend to bring the event online on another date.

The live event is now cancelled due to the corona virus threat. We intend to bring the event online on another date, you can still read the event information below if you want to know what the event entails.

Please register for our event updates if you are interested in receiving more information when it becomes available.

Following several successful editions in Manchester and London ‘Future-proof your training business’, is coming back to the northwest.

This event is aimed at owners and directors of training organisations, including senior managers/directors of organisations that deliver training to their customers or their members. It will be an afternoon where you can learn from the speakers and each other. Take a look at our write-up of the previous edition to get more insight.

As a bonus we organised a free session from 4:30pm to analyse your golf swing.
There is limited availability for this, so please register your interest on your arrival.

What can I expect?

The aim of ‘Future-Proof Your Training Business’ is for attendees to gather clear insights into market trends in the learning industry and have a better understanding of what technologies, skills, and resources can be valuable for training businesses.

At this edition, there will be contributions by Philip Bourne, president of CEDMA and former senior director of Symantec Training, who will be talking about Operational Excellence in a training business. Jan van Delsen, Managing Director aNewSpring UK, will cover how to drive innovation in training companies. And Jos Berden from aNewSpring will talk about improving learning quality. Below, you’ll find a more detailed program.

The afternoon will be interactive, and there will be enough opportunity to share experiences and ask your specific questions. There is a networking lunch to start the afternoon, and throughout the afternoon you will have time to meet the speakers and your fellow participants

The event is organised in partnership with the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network (GMLPN).

The speakers

Philip Bourne


Jos Berden

Blended learning pro

Matthew Leigh

Project Manager

Jan Jilis van Delsen

Managing Director UK
aNewSpring UK

Why attend?

The event is relevant for owners / CEO’s / directors / senior managers of training organisations and for associations or membership organisations that deliver training to their members or customer

Why should you come?

  • Understand what is needed to stay relevant and competitive in the training industry.
  • Better understand what technologies, skills and resources you need and how others adopted this and learned from the experience.
  • Learn a model to drive innovation
  • Get new insights on improving learning quality
  • Great networking possibilities with the speakers and other peers.

Blackley Golf Club, Victoria Avenue East, Middleton, Manchester, M9 7HW.
(Sat nav 360 Victoria Avenue, M9 7SS)

Registration and lunch start at 1:30pm. The programme finishes at 4:30pm, followed by networking drinks till 6:00pm.

The event is free to attend


Networking lunch

Introduction and overview of aNewSpring
by Jan van Delsen

Overview of GMLPN
by Matthew Leigh

A model for driving innovation
by Jan van Delsen

Refreshment break

Operational excellence
by Philip Bourne

Improving training quality
by Jos Berden

Closing remarks

Networking drinks + Golf Swing Studio