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Michael Dobbs

Raconteur and storyteller whose life has orbited around so many great political events. Creator of House of Cards, now a massive Netflix series.

 

After Dinner   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Entertainment   Media   Politics

Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Warsi

One of the strongest personalities in British and European politics. A lawyer with a powerful advocacy record and very significant foreign policy experience.

 

Business   Female speaker   Global Politics   Human rights   Law and legal   Politics

Phillip Blond

Phillip Blond

Leads award-winning think-tank ResPublica. Internationally recognised thinker whose work has great policy & practical impact across European politics.

 

Business   Cultural Issues   Education   Media   Politics   Public sector

Tim Montgomerie

Tim Montgomerie

columnist for The Times and founder of ConservativeHome . Writes for The Spectator, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent & the FT.

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Economics   Global Politics   Politics   Public sector

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Louise Cooper

Hailed as the ‘new rival to Robert Peston’, and highly regarded for her informed, lively and brilliant analysis of economics and financial markets.

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Economics   Eurozone   Female speaker   Financial Services / Banking

Jonathan Gabay

Jonathan Gabay

Global branding, marketing communications authority, educator to over 6,000 marketers - author of 14 benchmark books.

 

Business and trade   Coaching and Development   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Marketing / Branding / PR   Media

Paul Birch

Paul Birch

Innovation and organisational change guru who helps organisations to solve impossible problems and find profitable solutions.

 

Business   Coaching and Development   Leadership and Management   Mentoring

Steve Richards

Steve Richards

Steve Richards is Chief Political Columnist for the Independent, Contributing Editor of the New Statesman and host of BBC R4’s Week in Westminster.

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Media   Politics

Aaqil Ahmed

Aaqil Ahmed

BBC Head of Religion and Ethics. He has an outstanding record in promoting public debate on leading subjects of ethical and policy interest.

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Education   Leadership and Management   Media   Religion and ethics

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Stephen Murphy

Succeeded Founder Sir Richard Branson as Group Chief Executive of Virgin; he re-shaped the group and increased its diversification.

 

Business   Leadership and Management   Marketing / Branding / PR   Motivational

Denis MacShane

Dr Denis MacShane

Europe expert and political insider specialising in penetrating analysis. Offers frank insight into how ministers and politicians arrive at decisions.

 

After Dinner   Eurozone   Global Politics   Politics

Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson

Former CEO of Chartered Institute of Public Relations, commentator on PR issues, committee member of the Prince's Trust Women's Leadership Group.

 

Female speaker   Marketing / Branding / PR   Media

Lord John Hutton

Baron Hutton of Furness

Leading European expert on public policy issues, demographic and economic trends, pension schemes and public health related to ageing population.

 

Financial Services / Banking   Politics   Public sector

Charles Crawford

Charles Crawford

Former Ambassador, worked to end apartheid, dealt with the Soviet Union as communism collapsed & finally as HM Ambassador in Sarajevo after the war.

 

Coaching and Development   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Corporate diplomacy   Diplomacy   Dispute resolution   Russia and Ukraine   Speechwriting   War crimes   Yugoslavia

Andrew Garner

Andrew Garner

Has helped a generation of leaders navigate through the turbulence that erupts when their established industry maps and models no longer work.

 

Business   Business and trade   Coaching and Development   Corporate diplomacy   Dispute resolution   Education   Financial Services / Banking   Leadership and Management   Mentoring

Jonathan-Tait-Harris

Jonathan Tait-Harris

Played a key role in bringing Saddam Hussein, Chemical Ali and other international criminals to justice. Leading war crimes investigator & criminalist.

 

After Dinner   Coaching and Development   Cultural Issues   Iraq   Leadership and Management   Middle East   Motivational   Organised crime   Terrorism   War crimes   Yugoslavia

Azeem Ibrahim

Azeem Ibrahim

Global entrepreneur, philanthropist, adviser to world leaders and youngest on the Sunday Times Rich List and Carter Anderson’s Power 100 list.

 

Business   Business and trade   Cultural Issues   Education   Financial Services / Banking   Global Politics   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Leadership and Management   Media   Motivational   Politics

Liam Fox

Rt. Hon Dr Liam Fox MP

As Secretary of State for Defence, directed the UK’s NATO intervention role in Libya and negotiated the UK-France Defence Co-operation Treaty.

 

Diplomacy   Geo-political risk   Global Politics   Terrorism

Sam Wilkin

Sam Wilkin

One of the most globally respected commentators and consultants in the field of geopolitical risk. He is head of business research at Oxford Economics.

 

Business   Business and trade   Economics   Eurozone   Financial Services / Banking   Geo-political risk   Global Politics   Media

David Murrin

David Murrin

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.

 

Environment   Geo-political risk   History   Leadership and Management   Military history   Oil Exploration   Sustainability

Dr Rebecca Harding

Dr Rebecca Harding

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.

 

Business   Economics

Amir Dossal

Amir Dossal

Exec Director of UN's Office for Partnerships, blazed a trail for investment in programmes for child health, women’s issues, climate & biodiversity.

 

Diplomacy   Global Politics   Health and Wellbeing   Human rights   Leadership and Management   United Nations

Graham Bishop

Graham Bishop

Leading technical analyst and architect of economic and structural developments in the financial markets of Europe.

 

Business and trade   Economics   Eurozone   Financial Services / Banking   Global Politics   Media

Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos

One of the best-known technology and media commentators in Europe. In 2011, he founded online tabloid magazine The Kernel.

 

Cultural Issues   Digital   Media

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Rain Newton-Smith

Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics. Former advisor to the IMF. Honoured as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012.

 

Economics   Female speaker   Geo-political risk   Macroeconomics

Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance at London Business School and MIT Sloan Fulbright Scholar. Expert in corporate and behavioural finance.

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Economics   Financial Services / Banking   Macroeconomics

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John Willman

Former Editor of the FT. Held roles including Chief Leader-Writer, Banking Editor, Consumer Industries Editor and latterly UK Business Editor.

 

Business   Business and trade   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Economics   Media   Public sector

Mark Borkowski

Mark Borkowski

Renowned PR guru, master media manipulator and publicist. An authority on comms, innovation, brand and multi channel landscape..

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Creativity   Digital   Marketing / Branding / PR   Media

Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop

Writer, broadcaster and stand-up comedian. Viv writes for the Guardian, Observer and the Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Financial Times.

 

After Dinner   Awards hosts   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Cultural Issues   Entertainment   Female speaker

Toby Young

Toby Young

One of Britain's most controversial broadcasters, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, founder of the West London Free School.

 

After Dinner   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Education   Media   Politics

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

Editorial Director of The Sunday Times and one of Britain’s most high profile commentators.

 

After Dinner   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Cultural Issues   Education   Female speaker   Media

Maria Kempinska

Maria Kempinska

A renowned entrepreneur & businesswoman, she speaks on issues including branding, business leadership & what they don't teach you at business school.

 

After Dinner   Business   Celebrity   Customer Service   Female speaker   Leadership and Management   Marketing / Branding / PR   Motivational

Stephen Waddington

Stephen Waddington

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

 

Digital   Marketing / Branding / PR

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Olaf Storbeck

Leading European economist with Reuters. His bestselling book Economics 2.0 has become a handbook for post global crisis economic thinking.

 

Economics   Eurozone   Germany   Macroeconomics

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

An award winning technology innovator, creative, entrepreneur and commentator on tech future.

 

Creativity   Digital   IT /Web / E-Commerce

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Ralph Talmont

Creative strategist, startup founder, multimedia producer, tech innovator and TEDx Ambassador.

 

Creativity   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Media

Sir John Banham

Sir John Banham DL

Former Director General of the CBI, Chairman of Kingfisher Group, National Power, NatWest Bank, Whitbread and Johnson Matthey Plc among others.

 

Business   Environment   Financial Services / Banking   Leadership and Management   Public sector

Iain Dale

Iain Dale

Iain is one of Britain’s leading political and current affairs commentators, on Radio, online and through his regular columns in the press.

 

After Dinner   Business   Media   Politics

Stephen Dalziel

Stephen Dalziel

Former BBC Russian Affairs Analyst and Director of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Worked with Russia as a military analyst, political commentator.

 

After Dinner   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Corporate diplomacy   Cultural Issues   Global Politics   Russia and Ukraine

Sir Michael Arthur

Sir Michael Arthur

Sir Michael Arthur’s career as a British diplomat started in 1972, with a posting to the UN in New York. His career subsequently took him to Africa, but his main specialty has been Europe and Br

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Corporate diplomacy   Diplomacy   Dispute resolution   Economics   Eurozone   Germany   Global Politics   Public sector

Sophia Cannon

Sophia Cannon

Internationally recognised advocate and voice for the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

 

Cultural Issues   Dispute resolution   Female speaker   Law and legal

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

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.

 

After Dinner   Law and legal   Leveson enquiry   Media

Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden

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

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Disaster and crisis management   Female speaker   Global Politics   Media   Politics

Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby is a writer, blogger and former political editor of The Observer, she has an inside track on the exercise of power and the development of policy.

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Female speaker   Health and Wellbeing   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Media   Politics

Alice Perkins

Alice Perkins

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.

 

Business   Coaching and Development   Female speaker   Leadership and Management   Mentoring   Public sector

Jack Straw

Rt. Hon Jack Straw MP

Served in senior Cabinet positions from 1997 to 2010 and took a leading part in momentous political decisions in national and international politics.

 

Business   Diplomacy   Economics   Eurozone   Global Politics   Iraq   Law and legal   Middle East   Politics   Terrorism

Liz Mackean

Liz Mackean

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

 

After Dinner   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Female speaker   Media

William Crawley

William Crawley

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.

 

After Dinner   Business   Cultural Issues   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Media

Sir William Patey

Sir William Patey

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

 

After Dinner   Corporate diplomacy   Diplomacy   Dispute resolution   Geo-political risk   Global Politics   Iraq   Middle East   Terrorism

Bob Ainsworth

Rt. Hon Bob Ainsworth MP

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.

 

After Dinner   Politics   Public sector

Chris Floyd

Chris Floyd

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.

 

Creativity   Digital   Media

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Michael Cockerell

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

 

After Dinner   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Global Politics   Media   Politics

Shane Greer

Shane Greer

Shane Greer is a political writer, commentator, the editor of the political magazine Total Politics and an advocate of small state and low tax.

 

Cultural Issues   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Media   Politics

Poppy Trowbridge

Poppy Trowbridge

Consumer Affairs Correspondent, former Business and Economics for Sky News and banking correspondent for Bloomberg.

 

Business   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Economics   Female speaker   Financial Services / Banking

Prof. Peter Sommer

Professor Peter Sommer

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

 

Digital   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Law and legal

Paul Randolph

Paul Randolph

Leading British mediator, trainer and writer whose work uses a subtle focus on the psychology of conflict and conflict management.

 

Corporate diplomacy   Diplomacy   Dispute resolution   Law and legal

Michael Crawford CMG

Michael Crawford CMG

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

 

Diplomacy   Geo-political risk   Global Politics   Middle East   Terrorism

Stephan Shakespeare

Stephan Shakespeare

Founder of YouGov, PoliticsHome & the first political internet TV station. Inspiring innovator & highly influential in modern political communication.

 

Business   Cultural Issues   Education   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Marketing / Branding / PR   Media   Politics   Public sector

Eamonn Butler

Eamonn Butler

Director and founder of think tank, the Adam Smith Institute. Eamonn is a broadcaster and writer on issues of economy and social policy.

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Cultural Issues   Economics   Politics   Public sector

Tarique Ghaffur

Tarique Ghaffur QPM,CBE

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

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Public sector   Terrorism

Ambassador Sir Ivor Roberts

Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG

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

 

After Dinner   Business   Corporate diplomacy   Cultural Issues   Diplomacy   Dispute resolution   Geo-political risk   Global Politics   Yugoslavia

David Davies

Dai Davies

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.

 

Coaching and Development   Disaster and crisis management   Organised crime   Royal family   Terrorism

David Pritchard & Rick Stein

David Pritchard

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

 

After Dinner   Creativity   Entertainment   Health and Wellbeing   Media

Paul Moore former HBOS Head of Regulatory Risk

Paul Moore

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

 

Business   Financial Services / Banking   Leadership and Management

Gary Duncan

Gary Duncan

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

 

Business   Business and trade   Economics   Financial Services / Banking   Global Politics   Politics

Lord McFall

Lord McFall of Alcluith

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

 

Financial Services / Banking   Politics

Tom Bieling

Tom Bieling

Design researcher, author and consultant, developing research and teaching projects in the area of human-computer-interaction.

 

Digital   IT /Web / E-Commerce

Nigel Waterson

Nigel Waterson

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

 

After Dinner   Financial Services / Banking   Health and Wellbeing   Politics

George Cooper

Dr George Cooper

The author of The Origin of Financial Crises and Money, Blood & Revolution. Cooper explains how and why the very ‘science of Economics’ is wrong.

 

Economics

John Buck

John Buck

Former UK Ambassador and an experienced and capable facilitator between business and governments, particularly in the international oil & gas industry.

 

Coaching and Development   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Corporate diplomacy   Diplomacy   Dispute resolution   Environment   Eurozone   Global Politics   Oil Exploration   Public sector

Simon Gulliford

Simon Gulliford

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.

 

Marketing / Branding / PR   Media

Stephen Mason

Stephen Mason

Stephen Mason is a internationally respected barrister, mediator, author and consultant specialising in the complex field of electronic law and compliance. As a former bomb disposal expert his experie

 

Digital   IT /Web / E-Commerce   Law and legal

Sir David Madden

Sir David Madden KCMG

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   Organised crime   Public sector   Yugoslavia

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Ania Lichota

Award winning leader and Woman of the Year. Author and philanthropist

 

Business   Coaching and Development   Female speaker   Leadership and Management   Motivational

Becky Walsh

Becky Walsh

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

 

Coaching and Development   Education   Female speaker   Health and Wellbeing   Motivational

William Hanson

William Hanson

Trusted authority on etiquette & manners. He works with VIP households, diplomats, businessmen and has advised multi-national brands.

 

After Dinner   Coaching and Development   Cultural Issues

Andy Green

Andy Green

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

 

Coaching and Development   Creativity   Marketing / Branding / PR   Mentoring   Motivational

Jens Hagendorff

Jens Hagendorff

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

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Economics   Eurozone   Financial Services / Banking   Macroeconomics

Ali May

Ali May

Ali May is a broadcaster and an award-winning writer. He is a natural communicator and known for his dynamic, creative and interactive presenting style. He has worked as UK correspondent for Europe’

 

Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Media   Middle East   Politics

Roger Steare

Prof Roger Steare

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

 

After Dinner   Business   Conference Chairs / Facilitators / Presenters   Cultural Issues   Human rights   Leadership and Management   Media   Politics

 
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