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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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Dec 21 2017

Sarwar A Kashmeri

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Adjunct Professor of Political Science & Applied Research Fellow, Peace & War Center

Sarwar A KashmeriSarwar A Kashmeri is a specialist and commentator on US-European business and political relations and has been publicly cited by the US Commerce Department for his work in assisting American exporters to understand the threats and opportunities presented by the European Union.

“A brilliant policy analyst and thought leader with exceptional credentials”


In detail

Part of the information technology business for over 30 years, Sarwar founded and ran two technology companies in New York prior to setting up his own communications practice. He also served as the founding chairman of Accounting Systems International, the first global consortium of accounting systems integrators. He has written for several well-known publications including The New York Times/International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, The Hill, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He is the host of Global Currents for the Foreign Policy Association, a program of conversations with global leaders to explore the intersection of globalisation, international business, and foreign policy.


What he offers you

Sarwarspeaks frequently before business, foreign policy, and military audiences using his geopolitical observations and analysis. He sits on panels and moderates speeches by global and business leaders.


How he presents

With a wealth of experience SarwarKashmeri is an eloquent speaker with a great energy whether giving a speech or moderating a discussion instantly engages all audiences.

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Nov 27 2017

Alexander Betts

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Authority on Refugees & Human Migration

Alexander BettsAlexander Betts is Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and a Fellow of Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, where he was previously the Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations. Alexander has been listed on the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list.

“Top emerging business influencer.”
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In detail

Alexander has worked for UNHCR and as a consultant to the Council of Europe, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, and his work has been funded by, amongst others, the MacArthur Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) and has held teaching and research positions at UniversiteLibre de Bruxelles, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stanford University.He received his MPhil (in Development Studies, with Distinction) and DPhil (in International Relations) from the University of Oxford.


What he offers you

Alexander’s research focuses on the international politics of asylum, migration and humanitarianism with a geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Refugees are routinely portrayed as a burden. Alexander Betts explores ways societies might empower refugees rather than pushing them to the margins and provides actionable solutions proven to benefit refugees as well as host countries and businesses.


How he presents

Alexander Betts informs and advises audiences at prestigious conferences around the globe with his well-researched and detailed presentations.

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Jul 21 2017

Belinda Parmar

CEO of The Empathy Business, Founder of the Little Miss Geek Campaign

Belinda ParmarBelinda Parmar is the founder and CEO of The Empathy Business, the company behind the world’s first Empathy Index, supported by The World Economic Forum.Belinda leads a team of empathy geeks that measures and embeds empathy into businesses to make them more profitable.

“More empathic companies are more profitable”


In detail

Belinda puts thecase for businesses to be more empathic, drawing on tangible ‘nudges’that companies can implement to improve their empathy levels to driveprofit. All of her talks are based on real changes that she has made working with some of the biggest globalbusinesses which have impacted company performance and increased empathy levels.She has worked with one of the biggest banks in Europe affecting more than 40,000 staff.Belinda has written for the Harvard Business Review, The Guardian and theWorld Economic Forum.Belinda was chosen as a Young Global Leader in 2014 by The World Economic Forum and was appointed an OBE for services to the UK’s technology industry in the 2014 Birthday Honours.


What she offers you

Belinda Parmar is making waves with her words as a keynote speaker, from highlighting why empathy matters in business in both money and motivational terms, to the contradiction of new technologies and explores what the workforce of tomorrow will look like and the skills we all need in the empathy revolution.


How she presents

Belinda prepares each presentation to perfectly suit each event and offers audiences a wealth of useful actionable information with real life examples honed from her own business successes.Her exuberant personality is as compelling as her innovative and unique brand.

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Jul 17 2017

Adam Rutherford

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Science Writer, Geneticist and Broadcaster

Adam RutherfordAdam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. A former geneticist at University College London, where he studied the development of the eye, he now presents the weekly BBC Radio 4 science programme, Inside Science, as well as many award-winning television and radio series, also for the BBC.

“Renowned expert on the origin of life, genetic engineering and synthetic biology”


In detail

Adam lectures extensively at UCL, where he has an Honorary Fellowship, and in public all around the world, including prestigious events such as the Douglas Adam’s Memorial Lecture, the British Humanist Association’s Darwin Day Lecture, The BFI, the Hay Festival, and the Cheltenham Literary and Science Festivals. He co-authored a study on the effects of video games on adolescents and violence in 2016.Adam’s background is in genetics and evolution. He did a PhD at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond St Hospital, studying the role of genes involved in the development of the eye. He worked at the science journal Nature, during which time he launched and presented the award-winning Nature Podcast.


What he offers you

Adam’s latest book, ‘A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived’ is the story of the whole of human history, retold with DNA as a text, everyone and everything from Neanderthals to serial killers, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics. Richard Dawkins described it as ‘well-written, stimulating and entertaining. What’s more important, he consistently gets it right.’


How he presents

Adam is an engaging speaker who always tailors his talks to ensure client’s needs.

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Feb 13 2017

Ranulph Fiennes

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The World’s Greatest Living Explorer

ranulph-fiennesRanulph Fiennes has led over twenty expeditions to remote parts of the world. In 2009 he reached the summit of Mount Everest, succeeding after two previous attempts ended in failure. He is the first man to cross both the polar ice-caps and climb 8,850 metres (29,035ft) to the world’s highest peak. In 2003, he undertook the ultimate endurance test completing 7 marathons in 7 days, in 7 different countries. What’s more he did this just 4 months after suffering a heart attack. In 2007 he successfully climbed the North Face of the Eiger.

‘The world’s greatest living explorer’ Guinness Book of Records


In detail

His expeditions have raised vast sums for charity, so not surprisingly he has been awarded an OBE for human endeavour and charitable services and in 2007 he was awarded The Greatest Britons 2007 Sport Award. In 1993, he and Dr. Mike Stroud completed the first entirely unassisted polar journey across the Antarctic Continent, the longest polar journey in history. He has and continues to truly live up to his family motto ‘Look for a brave spirit’.


What he offers you

An innate planner, he illustrates what it takes to achieve outstanding goals. Not the solitary achiever that you might think he is, his experiences reinforce the power of determination. The world’s most celebrated contemporary adventurer and explorer, he is a man of astonishing force who has been voted one of the world’s top ten speakers.


How he presents

His breathtaking story is brought to you in the most modest and subtly humorous way. He is a rare talent on all fronts.

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Nov 18 2016

Gavin Ingham

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“Mental Toughness” Expert, Inspirational Speaker and Executive Coach

Gavin InghamGavin Ingham is a leading global business speaker. His passion is to help people to “Be More”, “Do More” & “Have More” in their businesses and their lives. He is an expert in knowing what makes high performance teams and individuals tick and has given over 1,000 paid talks to over 100,000 audiences and reached a worldwide audience through his online blogs, videos and articles. He has appeared on The Brian Tracy TV Show shown on ABC, CBS, NBC& Fox in the USA.

“Gavin Ingham will empower your teams to take action”


In detail

Gavin Ingham is the author of three books and numerous multi-media programmes including the ground-breaking Sales Juice. His expertise has been sought out by multi-nationals that include: UBS, The Royal Bank of Canada, Microsoft and Renault Trucks. His insights, tips and motivational strategies are shared by high-performing professionals, business leaders and organisations around the world to achieve commercial success.


What he offers you

Gavin’s presentations combine high level commercial intelligence, inspirational tips, killer success strategies and powerful stories. Your teams will not only enjoy your event but will leave with their heads buzzing with practical tactics that they can use right away to help them be more, do more and achieve more.


How he presents

Gavin’s high energy keynote talks have inspired thousands of professionals to understand how they can use ‘mental toughness’ to be more successful in today’s competitive markets, starting NOW. He acts as a catalyst for change by using real-world stories.He has an engaging style with a great ability to change the energy in a room, encouraging everyone to participate, not only by listening by doing.

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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 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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Jul 15 2016

Amy Cuddy

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Social Psychologist, Associate Professor Harvard Business School

Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy is Associate Professor and Hellman Faculty Fellow in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is a social psychologist and her work has looked at how we perceive and are seen by others. Her research reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions and even our own body chemistry simply by changing body positions. Her recent work also focuses on how we embody and express competence and warmth, linking our body language to our feelings, physiology and behaviour.

“Amy is ranked in the 2015 Thinkers 50 list”


In detail

Amy holds a PhD in Psychology from Princeton University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado. She was an Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. At Harvard, Amy teaches MBA, executive education and doctoral courses on influence & persuasion, leadership and decision making. In 2014, she was named WEF Young Global Leader and Business Insider chose her in 2013 as one of the 50 Women Who Are Changing The World. Her article Connect, Then Lead was one of Harvard Business Review’s ideas that Shaped Management in 2013.


What she offers you

Researching social judgements, emotions, nonverbal behaviours and hormones, Amy explains to audiences the role these variables play in shaping our emotions, intentions and behaviours in business and society. She demonstrates that physical posture not only affects how others see you, but also how you see yourself and shows how to become self-assured in high-pressure moments.


How she presents

Comprehensive in her vision and clear in her guidance, Amy Cuddy’s presentations are invaluable for business leaders around the world.

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