FCS Business Radio '17

Thursday 16th November 2017


This year, the FCS' market-leading Business Radio event is being extended and the format changed (as requested by you) to have a more flexible conference area, better exhibition space and further derived value from the seminar facilities.  Our market is moving more towards data as part of integrated solutions that we may not yet be fully prepared to exploit.  The FCS is also now creating sales support material for members that address Site Engineering and the vital “Gotcha” we have over other solutions – real Resilience.  At the same time, we still face many challenges and these now include new market regulation such as the Radio Equipment Directive.  The FCS Business Radio '17 conference is the one place you can go to find out the latest news, get briefings on all the topics and network with colleagues. 

Many BR members fit equipment in vehicles as a vital part of the services they provide to their customers.  The FCS has therefore decided to co-site the new Vehicle Technology Installer Event to allow BR members to conveniently take advantage of that synergy.

With the impressive Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa as our backdrop, we are looking forward to creating a rich programme of events and bringing together innovative leaders in the industry. 



When: Thursday 16th November 2017

Where: Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0BN (Directions)


To Register if an FCS Member: This event is free to FCS Members or invited guests, simply email the team or call: 020 7186 5432 to confirm your membership or special discount code.

To Register if NOT an FCS Member:  Early Bird tickets are priced at £250+VAT and are available until 13th October. Thereafter, prices will be £450+VAT and can be purchased via Eventbrite or from the FCS office directly via email or by calling: 020 7186 5432. 


Full Programme


BR17 Gallery Room

10.00 - 10.20  Chris Pateman, FCS CEO - Conference Opening & Introduction

10.20 - 10.50  Tim Cull, FCS Head of Business Radio - BR17 Keynote

10.50 - 11.20  Dan Faulkner, Motorola Solutions - Connecting Beyond The Core

Networking Break

12.00 - 12.40  Paul Wilkes, FORS

12.40 - 13.10  Andrew Gill, Tait Europe

Networking Lunch

14.30 - 15.00  Stuart Revell, 5GIC - PTT Over LTE & 5G

15.00 - 15.30  Chris Cant, Hytera

15.30 - 15.45  Chris Pateman, FCS CEO - Summary & Conference Conclusion

15.45 - 16.00  Champagne Draw


After the conference and exhibition comes the sumptuous Gala Dinner. With our live jazz band Jitterbug and after dinner entertainment by Steve Owen-Williams, the FCS Gala Dinner is the Business Radio industry's biggest night out and the perfect way to make new contacts, renew relationships and reward your staff.

The award ceremony for the 2017 competition for the Gerald David OBE Award for Innovation in Business Radio will take place during the dinner.

Read all about our 2016 Business Radio & Gala Dinner including presentations from the conference, photos of the day and the winner of the 2016 Gerald David OBE Award for Innovation in Business Radio.

The 2017 FCS Business Radio Conference and Exhibition #fcsBR17 is proudly sponsored by:






















If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 FCS Business Radio Conference and Exhibition OR The Gala Dinner, please contact Laura for further information.