Speakers and Programme

There will be an exciting programme of motivating and entertaining speakers ready to share their inspiring stories with you.  We are excited to confirm the following speakers for the 2018 Conference:

  • Chris Tarrant, Broadcaster and Purple4Polio Ambassador.
  • Angela Rippon CBE, Broadcaster, journalist and presenter. (Tentative).
  • 2017/18 Rotary International President, Ian Riseley.
  • 2017/18 Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland President, Denis Spiller.
  • 2017/18 Inner Wheel President, Liz Thomas,
  • Liz Johnson  The Paralympic swimmer tells her truly inspiring story.
  • Pam Rhodes - BBC’s Songs of Praise joins us on Sunday morning.
  • Michel Zaffran – Director of Polio Eradication at WHO.
  • Lydia Slack - “An Awkward Age”.  A hilarious and charming insight into life on the farm.
  • Alex Leger - The former Blue Peter director and producer reveals all in his talk “Behind the Badge”..
  • Shaun Sawyer – Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall.
  • Phil Bennett OBE – Former Welsh International Rugby Union.
  • Janice Langley - The National Federation of Women’s Institutes
  • Cyber Fraud Expert

Plus, attend workshops tackling current issues on Dementia, Multimedia, Cyber Fraud and Rotary Membership.

 

Below is the 2018 programme.  Please note this is subject to change and is not final.

Friday 6th April 2018

08.30 Conference Office opens Conference Office
09.00 Delegate pack collections open Delegate Reception
09.00 – 17.00 Onsite registration open Delegate Reception
09.30 – 17.00 Credentials open for voting delegates The Rosetor Room
11.00 – 18.00 Conference Exhibition open Arena Balcony
 
14.30 – 16.45 First Session

  • Announcements
  • Welcome and opening of Conference
  • 2017/18 Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland President Denis Spiller
  • Mayor of Torbay
  • 2017/18 Rotary International President Ian Riseley
  • 2017/18 Inner Wheel President Liz Thomas
  • Janice Langley – Women’s Institute
  • RIBI trophy and awards presentation
  • Shaun Sawyer – Chief Constable Devon & Cornwall
  • Phil Bennett OBE
  • Announcements
Forum
17.30 Conference Office closes
18.30 – 20.00 Pre concert Dinner The Grand Hotel
 
20.30 - 23.00 Rotary Music Night on the Riviera Forum, Riviera Centre

Saturday 7th April 2018

08.30 Conference Office opens Conference Offce
08.30 – 14.00 Credentials open for voting delegates Rosetor Room
08.30 – 17.00 Conference Exhibition Arena Balcony
09.00 – 11.00 Second Session

  • Announcements
  • Liz Johnson – Paralympic Swimmer
  • Rotary Technology Tournament
  • Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland Chairman
  • Alex Leger – Behind the Badge
  • Rotary Young Citizen Awards
Forum
11.00 – 11.30 Tea/coffee break  Arena
11.30 – 13.00 Second Session continues

  • Young Musician
  • Cyber Fraud
  • Angela Rippon CBE
  • Announcements and close of session
Forum
13.00 – 14.00 Foundation Lunches Rosetor Room and Torre Abbey Spanish Barn
14.15 – 16.15 Kent’s Cavern Tours (coaches leave from 13:45pm) Kent’s Cavern Caves
14.15 – 17.00 Annual Business Meeting Forum
14.30 – 16.30 Workshops – Dementia, Multimedia, Computer Fraud, Membership  Grace Murrell Suites and Burdett Room
19.15 – 21.00 Beach Party Dinner  Arena
 21.00 – 23.30  The A-Listers Live music  Forum

Sunday 8th April 2018

09.00 Conference Office opens Conference Office
08.30 – 11.30 Conference Exhibition Arena Balcony
09.30 – 10.25 Final Session

  • Announcements
  • Pam Rhodes
  • 2017/18 Rotary International President Ian Riseley
  • Chris Tarrant
  • Michel Zaffran – WHO
Forum
10.45 – 11.15 Tea/coffee break  Arena
11.15 – 12.55 Final Session continues

  • 2019 RI Convention
  • 2019 Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Conference
  • Presentation of Cule Lewis Award
  • International projects
  • Lydia Slack – An Awkward Age
  • Close and Announcements
Forum
12.55 Farewell and thanks  

Please note: This programme is a draft and is subject to changes at any time.  Timings are estimates. All main sessions are taking place at the Riviera Conference Centre.

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