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Aug 26 2016

Cate Trotter

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‘Expert on Retail Trends and the Future of Retail’

Cate TrotterCate Trotter is the Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, a London- based retail trend consultancy that helps global brands create world-leading and profitable retail spaces. Cate also launched two successful businesses, leading to her being named a Future 100 and Startup 100 entrepreneur. Her entrepreneurial background means she is able to talk from experience in her presentations.

“Cate helps retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail concepts”


In detail

Cate regularly presents to small and large groups, including brands such as Unilever, Chanel, Absolut Vodka, Marks and Spencer, Philips, B&Q, DeLonghi and Lego. She is also used to presenting to senior team members, CEO’s, MD’s, GM’s and Presidents of global companies. Her first-hand experience of the latest trends, her personal connections and experiences have given Cate in-depth understanding of new business strategies. By drawing on these insights in her talks, Cate’s presentations are made highly relevant and timely.


What she offers you

Cate pinpoints what is coming next in the world of retail to help clients gain sales, grab headlines and get ahead of their competitors. She specialises in navigating complicated subjects and boiling them down into a handful of powerful takeaways.


How she presents

Cate Trotter is an experienced and engaging speaker who leaves her audiences inspired and energised. Her presentations stand out by making great content and powerful insights.

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Aug 24 2016

Mads Ryder

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CEO of IC Group &Memberof the Board of Directors at Ballingsløv International

Mads RyderMads Ryder is one of Denmark’s most renowned managers. In December 2015 he was elected Member of the Board of Directors atBallingsløv International and in 2013 he joined premium fashion group IC Group as their CEO.From 2009 to 2013 he served as CEO and President of Royal Copenhagen, one of Denmark’s historical and superior manufacturers of hand-painted porcelain founded in 1775.In addition, he served as a Non-Executive Board Member of Jensen’s Bøfhus and MLA Gruppen.

“One of Denmark’s leading managers”


In detail

Mads holds a Master of Business Law from Aarhus University. A former Captain of the Danish Army, Mads has served as Senior Vice Presidentof Weightwatchersfor Continental Europe and the UK and has spent most of his career with LEGO Groupas Global Head of HR and as CEO of LEGOLAND parks. Besides UK, he has worked and lived in Japan, Korea, and Germany. Mads is also a member of the Board of Directors of Designers Remix A/S.


What he offers you

In his presentations Mads explains how companies can ‘grow with the time’ without losing their values. He enables decision makers to make the right decisions in order to stay modern and competitive.


How he presents

His excellent leadership skills andinspiring presentations make Mads Ryder a sought after speaker at conferences around the globe.

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Aug 22 2016

Safia Minney

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Sustainable and Ethical Business Expert, Founder and Director of People Tree

Safia MinneySafia Minney MBE, FRSA is Founder and Director of People Tree, the pioneering Fair Trade and sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand. She developed the first organic and Fair Trade clothing supply chain and is recognised by the World Economic Forum as an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur.

“Safia is a proven and effective thought leader and campaigner for social justice and environmental impact”


In detail

After working for Creative Review magazine in London, Safia’s travels in Asia brought the reality of social injustice and environmental devastation front of mind. She decided to use her experience in marketing and publishing to promote social, arts and environmental publications and organisations. In 1989,Safia launched People Tree, the highest profile Fair Trade company in Japan, with over 1,500 stockists and three flagship stores. In 2000, Safia launched People Tree in London and today the company sells throughout Europe in over 200 stores. Safia drove the business as CEO, Creative Director, Head of Fair Trade supply chain development and led its promotion through marketing and PR in Europe and Japan.


What she offers you

Safia focuses on promoting the ethical fashion cause beyond People Tree. In her presentations, Safia shares her knowledge and experience with audiences who want to put social impact and sustainability at the heart of their commercial or social business.


How she presents

Safia’s engaging and powerful message makes her a perfect choice to address audiences around the globe.

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Aug 19 2016

Philippe Petit

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French High Wire Artist

Philippe PetitPhilippe Petit is a French High Wire Artist, Street Performer, Magician, Visual Artist, Lecturer and the author of 10 books. He electrified New York City and the world with his early morning high wire walk between the twin towers in 1974. This was no spur-of-the-moment fluke, but the result of six years of globetrotting preparation abetted by a motley crew of accomplices. Philippe’s memoir, ‘To Reach the Clouds’, recounting the “coup” is the basis for the Academy Award-winning documentary Man on Wire as well as the recent 3-D feature film, The Walk, directed by Robert Zemeckis.

“I, like everybody else, have a certain fear of heights”


In detail

Since his clandestine walk between the Twin Towers, Philippe Petit has performed more than 80 high wire-walks around the world including Tokyo, Jerusalem, Paris, Sydney and New York City, many of which are high wire plays uniquely, conceived, directed and performed by Philippe on the high wire. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine – the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world – in New York City for more than 30 years.


What he offers you

Philippe reveals fresh and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavour and has a unique way to share with the audience his singular creativity process. His strategies and insights will resonate with performers of every stripe, practitioners of the non-performing arts and professionals in search of new ways of meeting challenges.


How he presents

Philippe Petit twinkles in front of his audiences, exuding such voluble Gallic esprit that he is able to hold us in his spell on his own. In a visual and dynamic style, he combines storytelling, drawings, audience participation and even magic tricks to address topics often neglected in today’s world: passion, tenacity, intuition, faith, dealing with mistakes, problem solving and cheating the impossible.

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Aug 17 2016

Richard Mullender

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Former Hostage Negotiator

Richard MullenderRichard Mullender is a former Lead Trainer at the National Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit at Scotland Yard. He has more than 25 years experience working in the London Metropolitan Police. As a hostage negotiator, Richard has built his career on developing elite-level listening skills. At Scotland Yard, he was responsible for designing and delivering the ‘National Negotiators Course’ for experienced crisis negotiators. He also designed the latest Advanced Interviewing course for detectives. He is currently retained as an adviser to a new television series portraying hostage negotiations and murder investigations.

“An expert in elite-level listening”


In detail

In addition to extensive crisis negotiation field experience in the UK, Richard was also deployed to Afghanistan and has been active across a wide range of international negotiation assignments. Outside the world of policing, Richard has delivered programmes for teams at Shell, BAE, IMI, Oracle, Cambridge University, BNP Paribas, SAS Software, the Tate Gallery, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has also delivered a succession of highly successful 4-day public courses for executives in the Gulf region over the past five years.


What he offers you

With his unique background in the techniques of witness/suspect interviewing and hostage negotiation, Richard brings the challenges of communication into the world of business. He provides audiences with highly effective listening and communication skills which can be applied to all areas in business to gain trust, exert influence more effectively and to help successfully manage any situation.


How he presents

Richard delivers his captivating presentations in a refreshingly direct, no-nonsense style with plenty of humour. Charming and engaging, Richard is highly sought-after as a speaker or workshop presenter.

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Aug 15 2016

Luís Figo

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Former Midfielder for Real Madrid & Chairman of the Luís Figo Foundation

Luís FigoLuís Figo is one of the greatest soccer players of all-time. Renowned for his creativity and ability to get past defenders, he played for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale and won a record 127 caps for the Portuguese national football team. He is the Chairman of the Luís Figo Foundation which he set up in 2003 to help underprivileged children and youngsters. In addition, he is an Ambassador of the Laureus Foundation Spain and an Ambassador of the Play Safe Project, promoted by Fundación Mapfre. He retired from football in 2009.

“One of the greatest footballers of all time and an Ambassador for social projects around the globe”


In detail

Luís was a member of the teams that won four La Liga titles, four Serie A title and a UEFA Champions League. He led Portugal to their best World Cup finish since 1966 in 2006. Luís works now closely with Internazionale, serving as an ambassador at functions across Europe. He is also a board member of the Inter Campus charity project run by Internazionale.


What he offers you

Football, which is passion, became a language in itself, and is now probably one of the most powerful languages in the world. In his presentations Luis Figo shares his passion for football as well as his commitment for social projects and solidarity towards those in the world who are in the need.


How he presents

Highly charismatic with an impressive sports career and an immense social commitment, Luís Figo is a sought after commentator and guest at the most prestigious events around the globe.

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Aug 12 2016

Jordan Soles

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Technology & Visual Effects Expert

Jordan SolesJordan Soles is a respected technology expert. As the CTO of Rodeo FX, he oversees all technological aspects of the company, from IT infrastructure decisions, to software and pipeline design, through production management. In recognition of his skills, Jordan was given the honour of participating on the VES Tech Council in 2012 and became a consultant for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their Colour and Encoding system.

“Jordan’s work ethic and integrity translate to tremendous leadership”


In detail

Jordan has a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science from the University of Toronto. He held a variety of visual effects positions which include Digital Production Manager with a special focus on digital resource management, director of technology and R&D to finally his current position overseeing all aspects of VFX technology. Jordan’s strong technological skills have allowed him to find new and interesting ways to utilise software to improve both, companies’ efficiency and functionality.


What he offers you

In his presentations, Jordan brings a creative and innovative approach to solving technological problems. He helps decision makers to improve workflow and the final product.


How he presents

His logical and creative approach and his extensive work experience make Jordan Soles a sought after commentator on technology and innovation.

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Aug 10 2016

James Lyne

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Cyber Security Specialist

James LyneJames Lyne is the Global Head of Security Research for Sophos, one of the world’s largest security companies, trying to defend against malicious code. He is a self-professed ‘massive geek’ and has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security. In an ever-expanding world of networked mobile devices, security threats are more widespread than ever, James believes that if we continue to ignore basic best practices, security is on a trajectory of failure.

“An expert on developments in technology and security challenges”


In detail

James is also a Certified Instructor and Director, EMEA for the SANS Institute where he teaches a variety of subjects including incident handling and ethical hacking. For the past 10 years he has researched malware, hacking and cryptography. He has worked with many of the world’s largest organisations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He has given multiple TED talks, including at the main TED event. He’s also appeared on a long list of national TV programs including CNN, NBC and BBC News.


What he offers you

James is a firm believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the Security Industry. As a result, he makes the most of every opportunity he can to educate audiences about security threats using incredible live demonstrations to show exactly how the cyber criminals do it.


How he presents

James exposes technology’s vulnerabilities while elevating the security awareness of everyday users. His gift lies in his ability to explain complicated concepts and abstract threats to diverse audiences around the world in a clear and easy to understand format.

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Aug 08 2016

Ivanka Trump

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Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization, Entrepreneur & Advisor to The Apprentice

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump has expanded the Trump Organization’s interests internationally, bringing the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower brand to the global market. As one of today’s most influential style and social icons, she has appeared on the covers of Forbes Magazine, Golf for Women, Arena Magazine and The Evening Standard / UK, among many others, as well as numerous appearances as an advisor on NBC’s The Apprentice. She has recently gone into the diamond business with her own Ivanka Trump diamond jewellery line and Madison Avenue boutique.

Ivanka holds the distinction of being the youngest director among U.S. public boards


In detail

Ivanka Trump received her Bachelor’s degree in real estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a magna cum laude graduate. She joined The Trump Organization in 2005 as a member of the development team. She is currently involved in over 30 national and international real estate projects. She actively participates in all aspects of real estate development from deal evaluation, analysis and pre-development planning to construction, marketing, operations, sales and leasing. Prior to joining The Trump Organization, she was a Project Manager in the Retail Development division of Forest City Ratner Companies.


What she offers you

An accomplished speaker and jet-setting world traveller, Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, makes appearances on behalf of the Trump Organization as one of the leading women in commercial real estate. Her high global profile means she has been able to appear and be featured in various worldwide media. Known as one of the haute-marketers of our time, she discusses what it means to take control of, and maintain brand integrity.


How she presents

Ivanka Trump has a style and glamour together with business savvy. She openly shares life experiences, as well as providing valuable insights into how to be positioned to take advantage of great business opportunities.

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Aug 05 2016

Helen Morris-Brown

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Founder of Really Responsible Training & Expert in Personal Development and Responsible Business Practice

Helen Morris-BrownHelen Morris-Brown is a straight-talking business speaker, adviser and coach. Helen’s client list includes TV presenters, major football clubs and leading executives from private, public and third sector organisations. She advises on becoming a Really Responsible Business, helping people to recognise and address unethical behaviour. She is an expert moderator and speaker on how to be a high-performing individual while maintaining psychological and emotional health. Her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach is welcomed by her clients and sets her apart from many of the more conventional business speakers on the circuit.

“I wish I had the same personality when delivering a presentation”
Kerry Adams, London Fire Brigade


In detail

She left school with nothing, but quickly secured a place at one of the UK’s leading drama schools, going on to work extensively in theatre and film production. Five years later she relocated to the USA, where she specialised in sports coaching and personal training, before realising her true vocation and returning home to qualify as a business psychologist. She went on to achieve a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology eventually becoming the founder of Really Responsible Training, Helen has helped hundreds of business leaders, teams and CEOs of charities understand how to embrace change and optimise their performance.


What she offers you

Helen shares her knowledge of the psychology of human behaviour, translating scientific theory into practical solutions for people at work. She helps audiences understand emotional and physiological responses to everyday situations, raising awareness of why we behave in certain ways: such as communicating effectively in a digital world, when we have evolved to deal only with face-to-face interactions. Audiences leave her presentations motivated to behave differently and perform better as a result.


How she presents

Having worked in the entertainment industry, Helen knows how to bring psychology and neuroscience to life in her presentations. She keeps the audience engaged by combining comedy, sleight of hand and real-life stories to ensure that all the key points are memorable. She astonishes with illusions that challenge the way we think and enable people to see how the knowledge of neuroscience and psychology can benefit them at home and at work.

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