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Raconteur and storyteller whose life has orbited around so many great political events. Creator of House of Cards, now a massive Netflix series.
columnist for The Times and founder of ConservativeHome . Writes for The Spectator, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent & the FT.
Former First Minister of Scotland, now SNP spokesperson for International Affairs and Europe. Elected to Westminster in May 2015 as MP for Gordon. His referendum diary The Dream Shall Never Die became
Iain is one of Britain’s leading political and current affairs commentators, on Radio, online and through his regular columns in the press.
Hailed as the ‘new rival to Robert Peston’, and highly regarded for her informed, lively and brilliant analysis of economics and financial markets.
Charistmatic former Greek Finance Minister and one of the driving forces behind the Syriza party's anti-austerity policies. An important figure in current debates around the European financial crisis.
Played a key role in bringing Saddam Hussein, Chemical Ali and other international criminals to justice. Leading war crimes investigator & criminalist.
Author, thinker, broadcaster and Professor of Art History and History. Creator of the landmark TV series History of Britain.
FT principal political columnist and author of the biography 'George Osbourne: The Austerity Chancellor'. One of the most influential figures in British society.
One of the strongest personalities in British and European politics. A lawyer with a powerful advocacy record and very significant foreign policy experience.
Internationally renowned Danish economist, founder of Markets and Money Advisory and of Market Monetarist. Author of Milton Friedman – a pragmatic revolutionary.
Innovation and organisational change guru who helps organisations to solve impossible problems and find profitable solutions.
Steve Richards is Chief Political Columnist for the Independent, Contributing Editor of the New Statesman and host of BBC R4’s Week in Westminster.
BBC Head of Religion and Ethics. He has an outstanding record in promoting public debate on leading subjects of ethical and policy interest.
Succeeded Founder Sir Richard Branson as Group Chief Executive of Virgin; he re-shaped the group and increased its diversification.
Europe expert and political insider specialising in penetrating analysis. Offers frank insight into how ministers and politicians arrive at decisions.
Leading European expert on public policy issues, demographic and economic trends, pension schemes and public health related to ageing population.
Leads award-winning think-tank ResPublica. Internationally recognised thinker whose work has enormous policy & practical impact across European politics.
Business Business - Trends and Futures Cities & Urbanism Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters Culture and Society Education Media North of England & Northern Powerhouse Politics and Political Public Sector Religion and Ethics
Former Ambassador, worked to end apartheid, dealt with the Soviet Union as communism collapsed & finally as HM Ambassador in Sarajevo after the war.
Brexit, Britain and the EU Coaching and Development Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters Corporate diplomacy Diplomacy Dispute Resolution Russia and Ukraine Speechwriting War Crimes Yugoslavia / Jugoslavia
Has helped a generation of leaders navigate through the turbulence that erupts when their established industry maps and models no longer work.
Automotive & Motorsport Banking & Financial Services Business Business - Trends and Futures Coaching and Development Corporate diplomacy Dispute Resolution Education Energy Sector Management and Leadership Mentoring Sustainability Venture Capital
Speaker Sir Richard Needham was Deputy Chairman of Dyson for four years, now senior independent Director. A former Minister of Trade and the visionary architect of Northern Ireland's reconstruction an
Global branding, marketing communications authority, educator, societal and consumer psychologist and author of 14 benchmark books.
Consumer research and social technology entrepreneur. Formerly CEO of Face & Pulsar a global, tech driven insight consultancy with offices in London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong .
Global entrepreneur, philanthropist, adviser to world leaders and youngest on the Sunday Times Rich List and Carter Anderson’s Power 100 list.
Banking & Financial Services Business Business - Trends and Futures Culture and Society Education Global Politics Management and Leadership Media Motivational Politics and Political Scotland politics Venture Capital World Wide Web / E-Commerce / IT
As Secretary of State for Defence, directed the UK’s NATO intervention role in Libya and negotiated the UK-France Defence Co-operation Treaty.
One of the most globally respected analysts and consultants in the field of geopolitical risk. He is head of business research at Oxford Economics.
Leading researcher, economist, and entrepreneur. Her approach of understanding economic growth and trends through a trade lens has made her an innovator in the field of economics and business.
Exec Director of UN's Office for Partnerships, blazed a trail for investment in programmes for child health, women’s issues, climate & biodiversity.
Leading technical analyst and architect of economic and structural developments in the financial markets of Europe.
Director of Economics at CBI. Former Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics and advisor to the IMF. Honoured as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Prolific writer and speaker on economics, finance and monetary policy. Formerly with Nat West, RBS and SBC Warburg, now a highly regarded commentator, and expert on finance and risk. Co-founder of Pie
Former Editor of the FT. Held roles including Chief Leader-Writer, Banking Editor, Consumer Industries Editor and latterly UK Business Editor.
Renowned PR guru, master media manipulator and publicist. An authority on comms, innovation, brand and the multi channel landscape.
Writer, broadcaster and stand-up comedian. Viv writes for the Guardian, Observer and the Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Financial Times.
One of Britain's most controversial broadcasters, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, founder of the West London Free School.
Editorial Director of The Sunday Times and one of Britain’s most high profile commentators.
A renowned entrepreneur & businesswoman, she speaks on issues including branding, business leadership & what they don't teach you at business school.
One of the top five most influential people working in social media in the UK. Chief Engagement Officer of international PR firm Ketchum and author of five books including Brand Anarchy and #BrandVand
Leading European economist with Reuters. His bestselling book Economics 2.0 has become a handbook for post global crisis economic thinking.
Author of Breaking the Code of History, talks about the great theme of our times – the shifting balance of power in favour of Asia and Africa.
Author of “Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the internet”, a former technology editor and expert commentator on the business battles in technology.
An award winning technology innovator, creative, entrepreneur and commentator on tech future.
A medical futurist and self confessed geek, Bertalan is passionate about improving healthcare through digital solutions combined with the human touch.
Creative strategist, startup founder, multimedia producer, tech innovator and TEDx Ambassador.
Served in senior Cabinet positions from 1997 to 2010 and took a leading part in momentous political decisions in national and international politics.
Professor of Finance at London Business School and MIT Sloan Fulbright Scholar. Expert in corporate and behavioural finance.
BJ Cunningham possesses a rare combination of business and creative credentials. He is a successful entrepreneur, charismatic business speaker and acknowledged thought leader in the field of branding,
Former Director General of the CBI, Chairman of Kingfisher Group, National Power, NatWest Bank, Whitbread and Johnson Matthey Plc among others.
Former BBC Russian Affairs Analyst and Director of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Worked with Russia as a military analyst, political commentator.
President of Boeing UK and Ireland and former top diplomat. Led the Maastricht Treaty negotiating team. Ambassador postings included Africa, Paris, Washington, India, Germany and as Director General
Internationally recognised advocate and voice for the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Uncovered phone-hacking by News International and fought the first case in a scandal which went to the heart of Government, Police and the Press.
Paris based Rachel Marsden is a political and international affairs commentator, analyst, journalist and broadcaster. She has presented for Fox News and as a weekly columnist with Sun Media, and the
Gaby is a Guardian columnist, political columnist and interviewer for Grazia, a prolific writer and blogger with an inside track on the exercise of power and the development of policy.
Sir William is one of the world’s leading experts on the Middle East after frontline diplomatic postings in Sudan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and finally Afghanistan. He advises businesses working in the Mi
Her career is seen by many as a brilliant example of how exemplary women attain powerful positions and influence through talent, integrity and virtue across both public and private sector.
Liz Mackean was best known on Newsnight for her coverage of Northern Ireland issues. She also won the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigation for a series of exclusive reports o
Irishman William Crawley is a BBC broadcaster, journalist and blogger. His many programmes broadcast across the UK and investigate contemporary moral debates and Irish culture and society.
Bob is a former Defence & Armed Forces Minister. His experience within Whitehall is extensive, he speaks at both day conference and after dinner events with equal knowledge, enthusiasm and wit.
Photographer and filmmaker who speaks on creativity, photography, video and fame with wit and wisdom on the business of managing creative processes, budgets and people.
Respected BBC documentary maker Michael Cockerell has interviewed 8 Prime Ministers, including Tony Blair just prior to the invasion of Iraq. Michael has won numerous broadcasting awards and written t
Soldier, lawyer, author, journalist, sporting enthusiast; Roger Field is a sometimes adventurer and raconteur.
Professor Peter Sommer is a globally recognised expert in the field of cybersecurity, cyberwar, cybercrime, hacking, Internet futures, risk analysis and computer forensics. He is a well-established ex
Shane Greer is a political writer, commentator, the editor of the political magazine Total Politics and an advocate of small state and low tax.
Consumer Affairs Correspondent, former Business and Economics for Sky News and banking correspondent for Bloomberg.
Leading British mediator, trainer and writer whose work uses a subtle focus on the psychology of conflict and conflict management.
Michael has served the British Government overseas in Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Poland and Pakistan and has worked on global issues, the Middle East, proliferation, terrorism and security in London
Founder of YouGov, PoliticsHome & the first political internet TV station. Inspiring innovator & highly influential in modern political communication.
Director and founder of think tank, the Adam Smith Institute. Eamonn is a broadcaster and writer on issues of economy and social policy.
David Pritchard is known to many as the creator of TV chefs Keith Floyd and Rick Stein. An excellent speaker and raconteur, his book, 'Shooting the Cook' describes his often hilarious experiences in t
Dubbed in the press as “The HBOS Whistleblower”, Paul Moore was the only senior risk and compliance executive in UK banking sector to speak out publicly in the aftermath of the financial crisis ab
A distinguished and outspoken Parliamentary expert on the UK banking system. In 2010 he was created a life peer as Baron McFall of Alcluith of Dumbarton on Dumbartonshire. He has remained at the foref
Design researcher, author and consultant, developing research and teaching projects in the area of human-computer-interaction.
The first lawyer in England to write on electronic signatures, electronic evidence and electronic disclosure (discovery).
Former Marketing Director of Sears, EMAP plc, Standard Life plc and Group Marketing Director for Barclays plc. A globally significant figure in marketing and business development.
The author of The Origin of Financial Crises and Money, Blood & Revolution. Cooper explains how and why the very ‘science of Economics’ is wrong.
World-leading expert on inspiring and building people’s creativity and innovation capacity and embracing pessimism and flexible thinking. He is author of eight bestselling books and is the creator
Nigel Waterson is a former lawyer, Member for Parliament and Shadow Pensions Minister. He is a recognised expert on pensions and issues relating to ageing; as well as financial services more generall
Award winning leader and Woman of the Year. Author and philanthropist
Former UK Ambassador and an experienced and capable facilitator between business and governments, particularly in the international oil & gas industry.
Becky Walsh is a leading authority on intuition. She is the author of the bestselling book ‘You DO Know – Learning to act on intuition instantly' and has hosted and produced her own award winning
Trusted authority on etiquette & manners. He works with VIP households, diplomats, businessmen and has advised multi-national brands.
Sir David Madden's career has included leading negotiations on a Cyprus settlement and EU accession. As British Ambassador to Greece 1999-2004, he helped the Greek government achieve a break-through a
Animal Welfare Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters Corporate diplomacy Diplomacy Dispute Resolution Geo-political Risk Global Politics Greece Greece & Grexit Organised Crime Public Sector Yugoslavia / Jugoslavia
Gary Duncan is the former Times Economics Editor and one of the UK's leading financial commentators. During his career he has been Economics Editor for The Scotsman, covering UK and Scottish economic
Tarique Ghaffur spent over three decades in UK policing diligently and passionately working towards making communities safe within Greater Manchester, Leicestershire and London. He found it a persona
Sir Ivor Roberts is one of the most experienced and highly respected British diplomats alive today. He first entered Her Majesty's diplomatic service in the West African Department in 1968. Since then
Dai Davies is one of the world’s foremost experts in Security and Investigation, a Former Head of Royal Protection and Chief Superintendent (Divisional Commander) Metropolitan Police Service.
Jens Hagendorff is a Professor of Finance & Investment at The University of Edinburgh, a leading expert on banking, central banking, executive compensation, investment strategies and bank risk. He wor
Former CEO of Chartered Institute of Public Relations, commentator on PR issues, committee member of the Prince's Trust Women's Leadership Group.
Professor Roger Steare is a leading practitioner in the development and delivery of Leadership, Culture and Ethics programs globally. He helps people develop good thinking, positive dialogue and ethic