London Conference: 24-25 Apr 2018

The popularity of our London conferences means you should book early to avoid disappointment

In April 2018 RAG will return to London and to the spectacular auditorium at BT’s headquarters, which was also home to popular RAG conferences in 2016 and 2017. Like all RAG conferences, telcos and regulators can come for free!

New information will be regularly added to this page, so keep coming back for updates. Alternatively, you can join RAG and receive our regular e-newsletters, telling you all about progress with the agenda for RAG London in addition to highlighting global developments in telecoms risk and assurance.

Agenda

The agenda for RAG London will cover fraud management, revenue assurance, other kinds of business assurance, enterprise risk management, security and credit risk. Unlike other conferences we want to avoid promising speakers until we are confident they can take part, so we share the draft of our agendas as we keep adding new speakers to it. The draft agenda can be seen below. Click the speaker’s name to review his or her profile, or else see the profiles of all the confirmed speakers by looking here.

Click here to open the working agenda in a new window

 

Location, Evening Entertainment and Hotels

The venue for our conference will be BT Centre. The prestigious headquarters of BT are situated right in the historic heart of London. Their address is:

BT Centre
81 Newgate St
London
EC1A 7AJ

The nearest London Underground station is St. Paul’s, a very short walk from BT Centre.

We will negotiate discounted rates for recommended hotels nearby. More details will follow soon.

The conference will be held in a stunning 170-seat auditorium. There is a dedicated breakout area alongside, with convenient cloakroom and toilet facilities. See here for more information and photographs of the auditorium.

As well as providing lunch and refreshments during each day, attendees are also welcome to join us for a free evening buffet and drinks at a nearby restaurant. The venues for our evening social activities will be confirmed soon.

Brochure

We know that some telco managers like to see a printed brochure before they agree to approve the travel costs to attend our free conferences. But we think that can be a mistake – why trust a brochure that lists the titles of presentations before the organisers have found a speaker who is competent to talk about that subject? RAG likes to be fully transparent, which means updating the online agenda every time we confirm an additional speaker. However, we will offer a printable PDF brochure for RAG London when the agenda is half-complete. In the meantime, here is a generic brochure that explains what RAG conferences are like, giving examples of the speakers at our 2017 conferences.

Click here to download the generic RAG conference brochure

 

Free Registration for Telcos AND Regulators

Managers and staff employed by telcos and regulators will be able to attend RAG London for free by registering in advance using the official email address of their employer.

RAG will reject registrations for free seats that come from individuals who are not employed by a telco or a regulator, or who use an email address not associated with the organisation they work for. We may permanently ban individuals who provide false information when registering.

Click here if you work for a telco or regulator and want to register for RAG London.

Attendance Options for Sponsors and Invited Guests

Sponsoring businesses may also send their representatives to RAG London. RAG receives ongoing support from several market-leading suppliers, but there are opportunities to sponsor individual conferences. If your business is interested in participating in RAG London then please make your initial query through our contact form.

RAG allocates a limited number of complimentary seats for freelance consultants, subject matter experts, and other industry leaders. To ensure we maintain the right balance for RAG London, these seats will only be made available by invitation to specific named individuals. Guest list invitations to RAG London will be emailed in due course. The best way to be added to the guest list is by making a direct enquiry to a member of the RAG Committee or to relevant contacts working for our hosts, BT, or one of the event sponsors.

One of the most important aspects of our conferences is what we call the ‘RAG Spirit’. We want attendees to feel relaxed and have the freedom to talk openly about the challenges they face. To protect the RAG Spirit, we aim for balanced audiences of reputable professionals with a relevant interest. We also keep sales talk to a minimum, so we can focus on ideas rather than products. With that in mind, RAG reserves the right to decide who may attend on a case-by-case basis.