Jan 31 2018

Sarah Begum

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Anthropologist, Explorer& Presenter

Sarah BegumSarah Begum is an Anthropologist-Explorer. In 2010 she became the youngest female documentarian at 21 years of age to produce her first film in the Amazon Rainforest. There, she lived with the Huaorani tribe, immersed in their culture; hunting and gathering with warriors.

“Explore the world adventure, investigate exciting stories & help people along the way”


In detail

Sarah has been exploring the world, studying tribes and their different ways of life whilst investigating the impacts of oil exploitation on their land and how modernity affected their way of life. In 2014, Sarah partnered with Russ Malkin to set up The Adventuress Club, a platform to connect, share, empower and encourage women through the world of adventure. Sarah’s achievements include winning the “Spirit of Adventure Award” from the Captain Scott Society 2014 for her next big expedition, finalist of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award 2014, highly commended by The Adventure Fund in association with Sidetracked magazine.


What she offers you

Sarah delivers ground breaking interesting content from her adventures around the world including documentaries, humanitarian missions, anthropological studies on indigenous tribes and surviving some of the most dangerous parts of the world.


How she presents

Sarah’s presentations inform, educate, entertain and inspire people about the world. She is in great demand as a speaker around the globe by audiences eager to hear her inspirational message.

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Jan 29 2018

John Beasley

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Innovative & Disruptive Marketer

John BeasleyJohn Beasley is an nnovative and disruptive marketer, who has spent the last 12 years at the cutting edge of industry progression, as Vice President at Monster Energy and at Red Bull.

“An expert on branding”


In detail

John played a central role in the Monster growth, taking the brand from 0.5m to 25m fans on Facebook, overtaking Red Bull on Twitter with higher engagement on both, whilst launching 20 new products and expanding from 5 markets to over 60. This has seen Monster grow to be the No.2 energy drink globally with annual double-digit growth, at No.7 on Forbes most innovative companies in the world and top 3 best performing stock of the last decade on the NASDAQ. John was Vice President of Marketing across EMEA for Monster Energy for 7 years, prior to that he spent 5 years at Red Bull heading up the brand team and sitting on the global interactive team. Before that he spent 7 years working for two of the world’s biggest Advertising Agencies: McCann-Erickson and Y&R and successfully transitioning Marks & Spencer’s to M&S.


What he offers you

John has a practical working knowledge of how to deliver disruptive, creative thinking to
solve business challenges. He is an expert in working with
influencers, content creation and syndication, using digital
and communications to acquire an engaged audience and build a lifestyle around your brand.


How he presents

John is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who keeps audiences entertained with his high performance presentations and exciting videos.

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Jan 26 2018

James Freedman

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Stealth Crime Expert

James FreedmanJames Freedman is an outstanding entertainer and an expert on stealth crime. He is the only person who has picked the pockets of the Mayor of London, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England.His one-man show, James Freedman: Man of Steal won critical acclaim at The Edinburgh Festival in 2015.

“He is widely considered one of the world’s greatest pickpockets”


In detail

In 2015, James was appointed as the UK Fraud Prevention Ambassador by the City of London Police and in this role works with police to raise awareness of modern fraud and stealth crime across the country. He presented a regular slot on the Channel 5 series Police 5 demonstrating the latest scams and how to avoid them. He has made many TV appearances including This Morning, CNN International, The Wright Stuff, BBC Breakfast, ITV News and Sky News. James also works as a specialist adviser behind the camera and has taught secrets of deception to actors. He was a special adviser on the hit BBC drama Hustle and his work won an Intermedia-Globe-Silver Award at the World Media Festival.


What he offers you

In the corporate world, James is in great demand as a speaker on the subjects of crime prevention, social engineering and fraud where he uses his performance skills and business knowledge to change employees’ awareness of risk and reduce company’s exposure to fraud.


How he presents

James is one of the most unusual and fascinating performers in the world today, using digital dexterity and mental agility to entertain and enlighten all kinds of audiences.

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Jan 24 2018

Laurent Haug

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Entrepreneur and Innovator

Laurent HaugLaurent Haug is an innovator, entrepreneur, observer, strategist, creative matchmaker and investor guiding industry leaders, start-ups and policy makers through the intricacies of emerging technologies and the larger social and economic changes that shape them.

“We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it”


In detail

Laurent is involved in projects from different domains – entrepreneurship, innovation, finance – and facilitates the sharing of ideas, experience and knowledge that lead to innovative action and new collaborative projects. He is a partner at MKS Alternative Investments, focusing on seed investment in Switzerland and internationally. He has worked at the coalface of many large organisations, designing, implementing and managing IT, online banking and web projects.Over many years, Laurent has worked with clients that include Allianz, IMD, Havas, McKinsey, UBS, Groupama, Mylan, Nespresso and Société Générale.Laurent has twice been honoured as one of the most influential person in Switzerland, won a Swiss ICT Award and has been named one of the top 20 Swiss young entrepreneurs in 2011.


What he offers you

Laurent helps fortune 500 companies and start-ups navigate the opportunities and challenges presented by the digital revolution. He explains how to anticipate disruptions using his experience and network to turn them into long term value for current and future digital native customers.


How he presents

Laurent brings perspective and concrete examples on how technology changes business. He inspires audiences worldwide with his calmness, curiosity and charisma.

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Jan 22 2018

Oliver Bierhoff

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Former International Footballer

Oliver BierhoffOliver Bierhoff was the Captain of the German National team and played professionally for AC Milan. Retired from active football, Oliver was one of the directors of the Organising Committee of the 2006 Football World Cup, the most successful World Cup ever and later became Manager of the German National Team.

“One of Germany’s most charismatic and engaging sports personalities”


In detail

Oliver Bierhoff has had an amazing career in football. As a junior player he was ranked amongst some of the game’s biggest talents, he played in the German Bundesliga, in Austria and in Italy. In the mid 90’s he shot to fame as one of the most successful players in international football. A highlight of his career was his debut for Germany in the 1996 European Cup, in which he scored ‘the golden goal’ for his home side thus ensuring their victory in the championship.


What he offers you

In his presentations he draws parallels between the winning edge required in sports and in the business and management arena. His strong inspirational message highlights the principles required for a successful business namely: leadership, teamwork and motivation.


How he presents

Oliver “wows” audiences with high energy presentations; using images and anecdotes from his highly successful playing career he always follows his talks with a lively and entertaining Q&A session with the audience.

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Jan 19 2018

Jeff Wallace

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Founder and CEO of Global Kinetics

Jeff WallaceJeff Wallace is the Founder and President of Global Kinetics Inc., a Bay Area based corporate advisor and market development accelerator partner to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish or expand operations within the U.S. marketplace as well as a long-standing enterprise mobility industry veteran.

“An acclaimed expert in Enterprise Mobility oriented to business”


In detail

Jeff is also the President and Co-Founder of HubSV as well asthe Founding Investor of The Batchery. In addition, Jeff is an Entrepreneur in Residence for SKTA Innopartners and a SkyAdvisor at the University of California at Berkeley’s startup incubator, SkyDeck. Prior to this, Jeff was a serial entrepreneur having founded several businesses since the mid-1990s. In fact, Jeff was awarded the prestigious BridgeGate 20 Award, recognising him as one of the top 20 business leaders and “difference makers” in Southern California’s information technology and new media community. In addition, Jeff serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Enterprise Mobility Exchange and is a mentor and advisor to several Bay Area/Silicon Valley technology accelerators.


What he offers you

Jeff’s presentation allows audiences worldwide to take a dive into the fundamental aspects of mobility in order to be at the forefront of new technologies, both personal and in business. He also has great insights on innovation and disruption and how we can think about bringing disruption to our work environment.His presentations very actionable, practical and relevant to their businesses.


How he presents

Preparing each presentation to ideally match the brief, Jeff’s lectures are thought provoking, very practical and applicable in the guidance that he offers to his audiences.

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Jan 17 2018

Chris Bonington

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World Renowned Climber and Adventurer

Sir Chris BoningtonSir Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in the world having led the teams that made the first ascents of the South Face of Annapurna and the South West Face of Everest. He has been at the cutting edge of climbing for several years making first ascents of twenty peaks in the greater ranges of the world.

“A Mountaineering Icon”


In detail

Chris is President of the British Mountaineering Council and President of the Council for National Parks. He is also Chairman of Berghaus, Britain’s most successful outdoors clothing brand. He has been awarded the prestigious Founders Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, been made a Commander of the British Empire and received a knighthood in 1996. His ascent of the Ogre with Doug Scott in 1978 was only repeated after twenty attempts in 2002. He still climbs actively and made a first ascent of an unclimbed peak in the Kulu range of the Indian Himalaya in 2003.


What he offers you


Chris Bonington is more than just a mountaineer, writer and lecturer. He is now one of the country’s leading motivational speakers for business. Chris talks you through his expeditions, making the links between what he does so successfully on the mountain with business today. Audiences are inspired, thrilled and more than ready to climb their own Everest.


How he presents


Leading the way with audio-visual presentations, Chris is now going digital. This enables him to use his stunning visuals, computer animation and video all together in his engaging presentations.

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Jan 15 2018

Jeffrey Archer

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Best-Selling Author and Former Politician

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer is a former politician, a serving Member of the House of Lords, and a worldwide bestselling writer. Jeffrey has written sixteen novels, six sets of short stories, three plays (all of which have been performed in London’s West End), three children’s book, two screenplays and a Gospel. He is published in more than 97 countries and 37 languages, and has international sales passing 250 million copies.


Jeffrey Archer is one of the world’s most successful storytellers


In detail

Jeffrey ran a successful campaign for Mayor of London for two and a half years, from 1997 and was selected as the official Conservative Party Candidate for London’s Mayor in October 1999 by an overwhelming majority; in November that same year, he withdrew his candidacy, having been charged with perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment, and was released in July 2003 having served two years.


What he offers you

Jeffrey is able to share his unique knowledge and experiences and inspire a crowd. His talks focus on his life, politics and the elements necessary to write a bestseller.


How he presents

With a wealth of anecdotes Jeffrey’s presentations are both entertaining and inspiring making him highly sought-after at events across the country.

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Jan 12 2018

Chi Wai Lai

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Paraplegic Rock Climber

Chi Wai LaiChi Wai Lai, was once the world’s No 8 Rock Climber, 4-time winner of the Asian Rock Climbing Championship, and world’s first Chinese winner of X-Game. At the age of 28, Lai met a devastating car accident that rendered him paraplegic in the lower part of his body. Instead of wallowing in misery, he decided he would not allow adversity to stop him from pursuing his dream.


“ The King of Lion Rock”


In detail

In 2016, the 5th anniversary of his terrible accident, strapping himself to his wheelchair, relying on the strength of his upper body and his unbeatable determination and endurance, Chi-Wai strived to climb up the Lion Rock, a symbol of Hong Kong’s spirit – persistence, resilience and unity. And, he did it! He fulfilled the promise he made to himself that he will be back to the peak of Lion Rock in five years. This meaningful and stunning act attracted a vast amount of local and overseas media coverage and swamped many influential social press and online media.Chi-Wai is the author of ‘Climbing over the High Wall of Life’.


What he offers you

During his journey of rehabilitation, Lai started to realize the power of his optimism. He started to see how his personal experience could ignite the hope of others who are at the lowest of ones’ life. Lai began to spread his story through large and small speaking events.


How he presents

Chi-Wai is well-known at delivering an impactful, touching and inspiring story in a light-hearted and captivating way. He likes using a down-to-earth approach with humorous analogies to engage the audience, and always touches the soul of the audience.

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Jan 11 2018

Rutger Bregman

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Journalist, Historian& Author

Rutger BregmanRutger Bregman is a journalist and one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His ‘History of Progress’ was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book. He has twice been nominated for the European Press Prize.

“The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas” – The Guardian


In detail



Who are the visionaries who drive human progress? The answer, as we all know, is the geeks, the free spirits and the crazy dreamers, who turn their noses up at authority. ‘Utopia for Realists’ originated on The Correspondent, an online journalism platform in Amsterdam that serves as an antidote to the daily news grind. The Correspondent got its start in the spring of 2013 with a record-breaking crowd funding campaign. Since then, members get to read and share quality pieces that provide context for interpreting other news stories and the world around us. Journalists in turn benefit from a ready network of member expertise.The stories emerging from this unique online collaboration are changing journalism.


What he offers you

Our day-to-day reality – life expectancy, health, wealth, and education were considered unrealistic and utopian in the eighteenth century. So, what’s next? Rutgerexplores how utopian ideals like a basic living income and a fifteen-hour work week could become a reality in our lifetime.


How he presents

Rutger’s transformational thinking bursts with hope and optimism, and will revolutionise your perspective on welfare, money, and society.

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