LeaderFest 2024

Supporting you to future proof your business

Join us for this inspiring whole day event on Tuesday 15th October

As MD2MD celebrates 20 years of empowering leaders, LeaderFest is a chance to experience a conference that is different from the rest, with a focus on pragmatic action, providing the tools and strategies you need to succeed.
LeaderFest is a conference created for business leaders and their senior leadership team, to learn from and connect with other like minded leaders.
Whether you’re a current MD2MD member or leading a company of tens to hundreds of employees across any sector, you’ll find a valuable community at LeaderFest. We welcome both MD2MD members and non members to participate in this dynamic event

Here’s what awaits you:

Interactive sessions: We ditch the one-way lectures, instead experienced business leaders share their insights through interviews on stage, where attendees can engage through Q&A from the stage, as well as private conversations throughout the day.
Structured networking: Engage with everyone in the room, through thought provoking, entertaining and enjoyable networking activities.
Collaboration is key Connect with your peers and leverage the collective wisdom of the MD2MD community. We foster an environment of collaborations, problem solving and shared ingenuity.
Leave LeaderFest inspired, equipped, and ready to take action!


Using experience and collaborative thinking to secure your future


A captivating lineup of interviewees will share their wisdom as we delve into leadership insights and experiences, with an emphasis on future planning. The floor will be open to the room to engage directly.


Networking and Speakers

A range of future focused activities to challenge your thinking while expanding your network and an interactive speaker session to help turn plans into life-changing actions.
Networking and speakers


Forward thinking, engaging and ready to share their expertise.  LeaderFest is made possible in part by the generous support of our sponsors.


Feedback from last years LeaderFest conference:

  • Always good to catch up with like minded business leaders and guest speakers, this is my personal development and thinking time.
  • Great to network with so many people and to hear such insightful lessons from business leaders.
  • A room full of MDs with soul! Thanks for great speakers.
  • Great group of diverse leaders. Liked the structure with good mix of interviewees. George kept the energy high all day.
  • Great to meet people I’ve only previously known online. Good to meet new people.
  • Very much enjoyed the day. It opened my eyes to some of the challenges that others face and also similarities and common things.
  • Fascinating stories and insights into business and owners’ journeys. Many things to think about that may be otherwise taken for granted.
  • Excellent event with good speakers. Good value too.
  • Helps me with where I am right now in developing the business.
  • Excellent day, very useful and supportive. Thank you.
  • All panellists showed a common trait – passion for what they did.
  • Allowed me to consider my own direction and purpose for me to be able to sell myself and my values to others.

Taking place at:

Green Park Conference Centre, 100 Longwater Ave, Reading RG2 6GP

Transport & Parking:

Green Park offers excellent travel access by road, rail and bus.  With direct access from the M4 at Junction 11 or catch a bus or train from Reading Station.


Travel information

Places to stay nearby:

If you are looking to stop over then check out the link below for hotels dotted around the surrounding area. Please do reach out to the team if you have any questions or if there is anything else we can help you with.


Hotels nearby

A portal will be available to all attendees with full details of the day, including an attendee list and extra activities.