Anatole Kaletsky, a former Economics Editor and current Editor-at-Large at The Times is an impressive keynote speaker and conference facilitator. With his provocative yet articulate and charming style few are better qualified to offer expert analysis of current market trends and precise economic forecasts.
Lord Giddens is one of the most prominent modern contributors in the field of sociology and is the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanities, according to analysts Thomson Reuters. His advice has been sought by political leaders the world over and he is in great demand as a speaker by corporate clients.
An esteemed and respected economist Prof. Weder di Mauro is a proven visionary of the global economy who has worked with the world’s leading institutions. Her deep knowledge, astute observations and shrewd analysis of contemporary critical issues never fail to provoke thoughtful discussion long after the event has ended.
Bill Emmott is an independent writer and one of the world’s most informed and articulate voices on business, globalization and political economy. This well-respected journalist and writer was Editor of The Economist, the world’s leading weekly magazine on current affairs and business, from 1993 until 2006.
Bob Pritchard is one of the most in demand business/marketing speakers in the world renowned for being a highly motivating leader who inspires success in business and sales teams. He has shared the platform with international business leaders including Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Bob has been named the ‘International Marketer of the Year’.
Bob Seelert is the worldwide Chairman for Saatchi & Saatchi and the man responsible for rescuing it and several US firms from collapse. His corporate credentials are exemplaar. Author of Start with the Answer he reveals transformative insights and practical instruction for anyone who wants to succeed as an executive, business leader, or entrepreneur.
Børge Ousland once described by National Geographic as ‘the most accomplished polar explorer alive’, is a popular international speaker who draws on more than 20 years’ experience with record-breaking expeditions to inspire audiences to reach for their own goals, professional and private. Truly one of the greatest adventurers/explorers of our time.
Carl Bildt the former Swedish Prime Minister (until 1997) and High Representative for peace negotiations in Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently Swedish Foreign Minister. An informative and charismatic keynote speaker, who is a skilled negotiator and commenter on political and economic integration in Europe, offers an insight to businesses who want to give themselves an advantage for the future.
Carl Lewis is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals (9 gold), 10 World Championships (8 gold) in a career that spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. A truly inspiring and motivational speaker whose “I Can Do That” attitude shows audiences how they “Can Do That” too.
Chantal Cuer a communications expert and facilitator fluent in French and English is an established authority on cultural differences. An experienced chair whose charming personality, wit and wisdom makes for a relaxed yet forthright presence for senior executive meetings for multinational corporations, international conferences, as well as for the European Commission.
Chris Brogan uses social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations and individuals. His speaking style is vibrant and energetic with every presentation customized to address the audience at hand. In addition to writing articles and making media of all kinds he has a blog in the top 10 of the Advertising Age Power150 and in the top 100 on Technorati.
Christiane Amanpour the anchor of ABC’s Sunday morning political affairs programme is one of the world’s most respected journalists. Having covered many of the world’s most dangerous conflicts and interviewed the world’s top leaders, Christiane speaks about her own life experience and perspective. An informative, objective and insightful speaker.
Christine Loh co-founder and CEO of Civic Exchange was named Time Magazines ‘Hero of the Environment’ in 2007 and ‘Woman Who Makes A Difference’ in 2009 by RBS Coutts/Financial Times Women in Asia Awards. She is a regular speaker at academic and international forums all over the world on politics, economics, urban planning, air quality and climate change.
Christine Ockrent a highly experienced professional and media commentator has a wealth of national and international experience in broadcasting and journalism. An excellent communicator with an astute insight into the effects of global economics and politics she is able to use her experience to advise and guide decision makers in corporate organisations.
Clay Shirky is a writer, consultant, teacher and provocative new voice on all things Internet; social networks, media, economics, culture, connected communities and the open-source movement. A captivating, highly informative and eloquent speaker who sees new technologies as a new way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere; an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting.
Pierluigi Collina has one of the most recognizable faces in the world of football and is regarded as the best referee of all time. A highly professional and inspirational speaker who offers audiences a glimpse of what it takes to be the best in your trade and stay the best through anecdotes and humour.
Dame Stella Rimington former Director General of the Security Service (MI5) has proven capability of gathering intelligence whilst balancing risk and security. Her absorbing experiences delivered in a straightforward, friendly and humorous way make for tremendous business analogies for corporate audiences to draw from.
Dame Stephanie Shirley is a highly successful entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist. She was appointed the first British Government’s Honorary Ambassador for Philanthropy in 2009. Dame Shirley provides her audience with an inspirational insight into her own personal life and the important role philanthropy plays in making a difference to local charities. A much in demand keynote speaker at international conferences
Dr Daniel Thorniley is a leading authority on global emerging markets, in particular Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Formerly Senior Vice President with the Economist Intelligence Unit where he ran CEEMEA operations, he delivers in-house briefings to the boards of major US and European companies.
David Ulrich professor, author, speaker, management coach and all round HR Guru who believes that “HR must give value or give notice”. A well-traveled speaker, who received the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking 2010, known for engaging participants and helping translate ideas into actions that work.
David Kirkpatrick Best-Selling Author of The Facebook Effect is ranked one of the most influential tech journalists in the world. Specializing in the computer and technology industries as well as the impact of the Internet on business and society, David thinks that technology and the empowerment of the individual is the biggest transformational force in the economy today.
Deborah Meaden is a highly successful business woman and entrepreneur, who is best known for her appearances on the BBC2 edition of Dragons' Den. A highly sought after speaker on topics such as business leadership, entrepreneurship and women in business, she inspires audiences to achieve success in their own companies.
Dee Caffari is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times. One of Britain’s most inspirational women she is an experienced, popular international speaker whose warm delivery alongside images and footage brings the drama and challenges of her world-record-setting voyages alive.
Esther Dyson, named by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in American business is an acknowledged luminary in the technology industry. She has been highly influential in her field for the past 20 years, with a state-of-the-art knowledge of the online information technology industry worldwide and the emerging computer markets of Central and Eastern Europe.
Frank-Jürgen Richter is one of the world's most significant voices on corporate globalisation. With a thorough understanding of how the world functions today with a strong focus on Asia, he encourages organisations to grow globally in order to thrive. A gifted thinker, informative speaker and highly respected analyst of international business and emerging economies.
Frank Seiji Sanda founded Japan Communications, Inc., in 1996 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer, President and Managing Director. Dr. Sanda served as Chief Executive Officer of Apple Computer Japan. He served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Japan Cellular Subscriber Division at Motorola Inc. from January 1990 to July 1994. Dr. Sanda has extensive experience in finance, having filled senior officer positions at Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the United States.
Professor Gareth Jones is a keynote speaker whose career has spanned both the academic and business worlds. His research interests are in organisational design, culture, leadership and change. His insightful talks on business change and turnaround are fascinating, talking about the attributes that make a good leader and explaining why good leadership is "what works for you".
Garry Kasparov is a former world chess champion who is considered to be one of the greatest players in history. A forceful, compelling and knowledgeable speaker whose subject matter ranges from Strategy, Tactics and Logical thinking to Politics. A regular speaker for large multi-national corporations and financial institutions who customizes his speeches to include local facts and items of interest.
Senator George Mitchell, Global Diplomat, Peace Negotiator and Leadership Expert who has an established reputation for skillful negotiation, patience, wise counsel and resilience and who successfully helped broker the Northern Ireland peace deal. Named by Time Magazine in 2008 as one of the “100 most influential persons in the world.”
Gerard Houllier, technical manager of the French Football Association and former Manager of Liverpool Football Club and Olympique Lyonnais, is renowned as one of the most knowledgable people in the game. His experience in the high pressure world of football, coaching high level teams and what makes a winning team is truly enthralling.
Sir Gerry Robinson one of the foremost business leaders in the U.K. is an industry veteran and turnaround specialist who has led some of the largest consumer facing businesses in Europe over the past three decades. His speeches exude warmth and good humour along with his fierce sense of discipline and resolve that forms the core of his management technique.
Gideon Rachman – chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, authoritative speaker on global political trends and international relations. Equally at home as keynoter or event chair, his popular FT columns on these issues have demonstrated an ability to provoke and to lead the debate.
James K. Galbraith teaches economics and a variety of other subjects at the LBJ School. He holds degrees from Harvard (B.A. magna cum laude, 1974) and Yale (Ph.D. in economics, 1981). He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge in 1974-1975, and then served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee.
Jamie Anderson is Professor of Strategic Management at Antwerp Management School. Recently named as a "management guru" by the Financial Times, he has also been included on a list of the world's "top 25 management thinkers" by the journal Business Strategy Review. Excellent speaker on 'Learning from Lady Gaga'.
Javier Solana High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU (1999 -2009) & Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999) is a respected voice in European politics. An experienced and skilled communicator whose presentations engage worldwide audiences keen to hear his unique perspective on a variety of current issues including but not limited to: diplomacy, trade, security, defense and international relations.
Jeremy Rifkin economist, writer, political advisor, activist and the founder and president of the Foundation On Economic Trends. Rifkin’s work explores the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. Author of seventeen bestselling books translated into more than thirty languages.
Jim Rogers author, financial commentator, adventurer, and international investor who successfully completed two round the world trips and visited 116 countries. An experienced speaker on future trends in economics and politics with a wealth of hilarious anecdotes, he grips audiences with his incredible tales of adventure whilst at the same time offering invaluable advise and useful tips on market trends around the globe.
Jody Williams Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1997 and Chairman of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, inspires audiences to stand and fight for causes that are important to them. Her own passionate fight for an international ban on landmines and the establishment of a mine victim assistance program together with her efforts for the advancement of peace, justice and equality for women is truly moving and inspirational.
John Bruton Former Taoiseach of Ireland and EU Ambassador to Washington is an outspoken and engaging voice on the issues facing the Irish economic, business and political sectors. Now chairman of IFSC Ireland, he has been representing Ireland both home and abroad during a difficult period for the country’s reputation.
John Elkington who has been described by Business Week as ‘a dean of the corporate social responsibility movement for three decades’ is the founding partner and executive chairman of sustainability think tank Volans Ventures and is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development.
John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of Leadership and Change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations actually achieve successful transformations. When John Kotter speaks to an audience he speaks with one and only one goal: to motivate action that gets better results.
Joichi "Joi" Ito is an influential thinker, speaker and writer on innovation, global technology policy and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. In 2008, BusinessWeek named him one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Web.” In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute.
Jose Antonio Abreu economist, musician and reformer is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system ‘El Sistema’ that has transformed thousands of kids’ lives in Venezuela. 30 years on, El Sistema has seeded 102 youth orchestras and many happy lives. A truly amazing and inspirational speaker.
Joseph Stiglitz Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences, Professor of Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Former World Bank Chief Economist is known for his critical view of the management of globalization, free-market economists and international institutes such as the International Monetary Fund. He is one of the most frequently cited economists in the world and is one of the most sought-after thinkers about the future of the world economy.
Joschka Fischer Germany’s Former Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor and leading political figure and expert in current affairs and crisis management. Greatly admired for his personal integrity, charisma, leadership and outstanding oratory qualities, he is one of the most requested political speakers across the globe.
Karren Brady is one of the UK’s Leading Business Women and Vice Chairman at West Ham United FC. Voted “One of the 100 most powerful women in the world” by Cosmopolitan she is an excellent keynote and after dinner speaker who offers audiences practical advice on what it really takes to transform dreams of great wealth and success in a high pressure results driven world into reality.
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is the enfant terrible of the new world of business. He writes books and articles and reads everything from Playboy to Architectural Digest to Pinter. His performances are high touch, dynamic, highly interactive, thought provoking and always in line with the times. The 36 business thinker in the world (along with Jonas Ridderstråle) in 2011 in ‘Thinkers50’, his dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker throughout the world.
Klaus Töpfer, former Under Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is one of the most renowned environmental politicians in the world, knowing internationally for his personal commitment to promote environment and sustainable development and to fight for the cause of the developing world.
Mara Yamauchi is a top British marathon runner who has achieved the qualifying time for the London Olympics and holds the second fastest time by a British woman in 2011.
Mara was a latecomer by today’s standards to marathons running her first marathon at the age of 30. At the age of 34, she won the Osaka International Ladies’ marathon. In September 2007 she finished 9th in the World Athletics championships marathon, and in 2006 and 2007 she finished 6th in the Flora London marathon and she came 6th at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Marc Hogan a sales & communications trainer became an Edinburgh Festival comic in less than 12 months - all to win a £1 bet. An ex-sales and marketing professional with over 14 years experience, Marc’s Funny Business, S.A.L.E.S. and Inspirational Communication programmes have inspired audiences to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges and improve their communication and influencing skills.
Mark Gallagher is a Grand Prix Expert and business and motivational speaker. Mark gives a fascinating insight into topics that range from the importance of teamwork through to the development of environmental technologies and the globalisation of sport. With a relaxed, humorous and anecdotal style Mark has spoken to hundreds of clients in the last ten years, ranging from major conferences to after dinner engagements.
Martin Lindstrom recipient of TIME Magazine's "World's 100 Most Influential People" in 2009 is an author, speaker, advisor and master brand builder who has carved out an entirely unique niche as a global expert in the related fields of consumerism, marketing, brands, and of late, neuro-scientific research.
Martin Roll is a world-renowned thought-leader on value creation through brand equity driven by tremendous global experience and insights. He facilitates business leaders and organizations to think bold for future strategies. By focusing on building and managing successful businesses through iconic brands, Martin Roll helps boardrooms to enhance shareholder value and create sustainable competitive advantage.
Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur and founder of seven companies in the past 20 years. A sought-after speaker around the world Martin draws upon his experiences as a highly successful businessman to show audiences how to use new technologies, innovation and creativity to develop business potential.
Marvin Zonis is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. A best-selling author with an acute awareness of the intersection of politics, economics and emerging technologies, he offers decision makers the tools to be able to decide what they must do to stay competitive in the global market.
Matt Biondi is recognized as one of the fastest human beings in the water and, with eleven Olympic medals (8 gold), is tied with Mark Spitz as the most decorated US Olympian in history. His competitive career, which spanned three Olympiads, garnered him not only his eleven medals, but also countless world and U.S. records.
Miles Hilton-Barber has been blind for over twenty-five years but has not let that stop him from challenging barriers. He is an exceptional storyteller and corporate motivational speaker. He has set numerous world records and he uses these experiences as an adventurer to motivate and to inspire others to achieve their potential.
Misha Glenny is one of the world’s leading experts on cybercrime and global mafia networks. An award winning investigative journalist, historian, author, political commentator and broadcaster whose clear and frank speaking style provides audiences with a deeper understanding of the real life of international criminals.
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Professor Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Winner is internationally recognized for his work in poverty alleviation and the empowerment of poor women. An emotive speaker, with a wealth of innovative ideas, he talks passionately about his goals and dreams and leaves audiences inspired with his simple yet effective ideas.
Nando Parrado Andes Airplane Crash Survivor talks candidly about his experiences in the Andes and how it has affected him. He captivates and amazes audiences with his personal account of the events after the crash and explains how camaraderie and relationships is the key to survival. A truly emotional and inspiring speaker.
Nick Leeson the rogue trader whose unchecked risk-taking caused the biggest financial scandal of the 20th century is one of the world's most sought-after speakers within the financial sector. Nick talks frankly about what happened with Barings, the lack of accounting safeguards, his capture and confinement for 9 months in a Frankfurt prison and being sentenced to 6 years by the Singapore court for forgery and cheating.
Nirmalya Kumar is professor of marketing and co-director of the Aditya Birla India Center at London Business School, Europe's top-ranked business school. He is one of the world’s leading thinkers on strategy and marketing (voted 26 in 2011 Thinkers50) with a strong focus on the rise of India as an economic force.
Nisha Pillai current presenter of ‘Asia Today’ for BBC World News uses her vast media experience as a motivational speaker, corporate facilitator and coach to senior executives at the London Business School. Her engaging style links her own skills and knowledge to her audience leaving you motivated and inspired.
Nouriel Roubini is a Professor of Economics & International Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Named in Fortune magazine’s 2010 list of “10 new gurus you should know”, Roubini is a world-class economist who predicted the current financial crisis and speaks on the global economic outlook and its implications for financial markets.
Otmar Issing Former Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank is a knowledgeable and respected economist. In his highly informative presentations, he shows his audience how to respond effectively to the challenges of globalization with his critical view on economic and monetary issues and their impact on the global economy.
Paco Underhill best selling author, and CEO of Envirosell has spent more than thirty years researching and studying consumer behavior. His presentations to Fortune 500 companies, conferences and universities are packed with surprising details, important lessons and insider observations on modern consumerism.
Pete Goss is the ultimate competitor. He is a sailor, adventurer and former Royal Marine, who has had numerous seafaring adventures and is perhaps best known for his heroic rescue in horrendous conditions of a fellow competitor in the 1996/7 Vendee Globe round the world race. A natural communicator with a dynamic but informal style, Pete never ceases to amuse, entertain and inform with his presentations.
Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an economist and environmental scientist of immense repute who is renowned for his work in the areas of energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources to government departments, institutions and corporate organizations worldwide.
Ranulph Fiennes is The World's Greatest Living Explorer who has led more than twenty expeditions to the remotest regions of the world. He has climbed Mt. Everest, ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents and was the first man to cross both the polar ice-caps. A true legend and inspirational figure of our time, he is a highly sought after speaker.
Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School and a fellow of the Strategic Management Society (an honour given to those who have had a significant impact on the field), Rita McGrath is a globally recognized management thinker and one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and growth in uncertain and volatile business environments. She is renowned for her ability to help organisations achieve transformational growth in uncertain and volatile times.
Robbert Dijkgraaf is Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Amsterdam and as a string theorist is one of the best physical and mathematical specialists in the world. A superb speaker who is known for his crystal clear descriptions of complex mathematical and physical concepts and who inspires listeners on all levels.
Roger Black is one of the U.K’s most successful sportsmen having represented his country for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Roger inspires and motivates audiences throughout the UK and Europe, as he understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and fulfill ones potential.
Roger Bootle one of the UK’s best-known economists and respected voices of the current turmoil is currently in huge demand as a keynote and conference speaker at business gatherings and conferences around the world. An engaging, informative and witty speaker, Roger uses his wealth of experience to give audiences valuable insights into the current state of global economics.
Rohit Talwar is a global futurist. The founder of Fast Future Research and an award winning speaker with the reputation for inspiring audiences, he leads a team researching the ideas, people and organisations shaping the future, and works with leaders in business and governments to help them respond to future opportunities and challenges.
Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions.
Stéphane Garelli is a Professor at both the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), one of the world's leading business schools, and at the University of Lausanne. He is also a director of IMD's World Competitiveness Center where his research focuses on how nations and enterprises compete on International markets.
Stephen Sackur is the presenter of BBC HARDtalk which is broadcast on BBC News 24 and BBC World. Prior to this, he spent 15 years as foreign correspondent covering the first Gulf war to 9/11. Stephen offers a world of experience in U.S. and foreign affairs news coverage and his warm, yet no nonsense style is highly valued in the corporate market.
Tim Smit is a Dutch-born British businessman, famous for his work on the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, both in Cornwall, Britain. He shows audiences how he has achieved incredible success against all odds combining vision, inspirational leadership, great marketing and brilliant planning to create a unique experience.