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Apr 03 2017

Jim Stengel

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President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company

Jim StengelJim Stengel is the former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble.In 2008, Jim left his prestigious role at P&G. This bold move was Jim’s first step on a new mission and he founded of The Jim Stengel Company, both a think tank and a consultancy.

“One of the world’s most respected business executives”


In detail

P&G sales doubled during Jim’s tenure as GMO. Highly regarded, his leadership was recognised when P&G was honoured as the 2008 Cannes International Advertising Festival Advertiser of the Year for the first time in company history. He was recognised in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007 by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing. In 2005, he was recognised as Grand Marketer of the Year by Brandweek magazine, the same year P&G was named Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age magazine. Jim was named to the first-ever Fortune Executive Dream Team in 2011.Jim loves building capability with business leaders, especially the next generation. In 2009, he was appointed adjunct professor of marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


What he offers you

Jim Stengel reveals the secrets to sustainable growth by connecting brands and people on a global scale. Groups of all sizes have benefited from his insights on leadership, marketing, innovation, disruption, and the role of the CMO and CEO.He shares his passion for growing business through a focus on higher ideals.


How he presents

Jim’s presentations are inspirational, interactive and engaging, drawing high marks from participants. He tailors his talks to the occasion and takes any requirements needed for his clients into careful consideration.

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Feb 22 2017

Nick Robertson

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Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Asos

Nick RobertsonNick Robertson is the founder of Britain’s largest fashion e-tailer, ASOS. ASOS has been credited for pioneering on line fashion in the UK and now increasingly on the International stage. The online juggernaut ships to over 160 countries and has seven country specific websites. ASOS also achieved the status as the most visited global apparel website on the planet for daily visitors. ASOS is quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Nick was awarded and OBE in 2011 for his achievements in the world of fashion retailing.

“We see our customers and ourselves as being part of the same worldwide fashion community”


In detail

Nick’s career began in 1987 at the advertising agency Young and Rubicam. In 1991 he moved to Carat, the UK’s largest media planning and buying agency. In 1995 he co-founded Entertainment Marketing, a marketing service business. He co-founded Asos.com in 2000 under the name of asseenonscreen.com. As the name suggests, the original business model focused on sourcing like or similar products worn by celebrities on television.


What he offers you

Hailed as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the Twentieth century, Nick shares with his audiences the benefit of an online market, particularly in the current economic climate. With a background in advertising, Nick also shows how to position business around the customer.


How he presents

Nick Robertson is a highly motivating and articulate speaker. His enlightening presentations are always well received. He not only inspires but also presents his clients with actionable solutions that can be implemented immediately.

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Feb 20 2017

Niklas Östberg

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CEO and Co-Founder of Delivery Hero

niklas-ostbergNiklasÖstberg, a Swedish entrepreneur who is the Co-founder and CEO of Delivery Hero. He was responsible for building up the clear market leaders in online food ordering companiesin Poland, Finland and Austria.Today Delivery Hero is a worldwide network of online food ordering sites with more than 200,000 restaurants connected to its service.10 million orders are processed via their platforms globally each month. Delivery Hero has 2,500 employees in 34 countries, including 700 in its Berlin headquarters. Its mission is to provide better takeaway food to the people globallyCurrent valuation of the company is $3.1bn.

“From Zero to Hero”


In detail

Niklas holds a Master of Industrial Engineering & Management from Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm & ETH Zurich.He has been involved in the start-up scene since the late 90’s after spending several years in banking and consultancy.Following five years as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, he co-founded Pizza.nu (later OnlinePizza.se) where he served as the full-time chairman.


What he offers you

Based on his vast experience in start-ups, Niklas offers his entrepreneurial vision of what it takes pioneers to build sustainable and valuable internet companies. In his presentations he shows what it really takes to become a global market leader.


How he presents

A charismatic, experienced and engaging speaker, Niklas is renowned for his clear and fluent speaking style and is in great demand by corporate clients the world over.

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Sep 07 2016

Geoff Ramm

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Inspirational Marketing Expert and Author

Geoff RammGeoff Ramm is the creator of ‘Celebrity Service’ and ‘Observational Marketing’. He is also the author of ‘OMG (Observational Marketing Greats)’ and a multi-award winning keynote speaker who has inspired audiences across five continents. Geoff sees the stand out service and marketing ideas from all over the world that others simply miss. Renowned as the ‘Billy Connolly’ of marketing, he receives rave reviews from corporate clients and associations as well as entrepreneurial audiences for his fast-paced, highly interactive keynotes and master classes.

“The ‘Billy Connolly’ of marketing”


In detail

Working with high profile clients across industries Geoff has launched start-up enterprises without a budget, created marketing ideas which have become legend, and marketed global giants including Honda, TATA, Toyota, SAGE, Tiger Brands and Chrysler. He’s the youngest ever President of the Professional Speaking Association UK, is a member of the Global Speakers Federation as well as a UK Enterprise Ambassador.


What he offers you

Geoff takes audiences on a journey of memorable real life marketing and customer service observations that not only enthral and enthuse, but leave their minds buzzing with new ideas which will help them to gain and retain more customers by standing out from the competition.


How he presents

Geoff is a genuinely world class speaker. His presentations are not just educational and thought-provoking but also funny and entertaining. With hundreds of observations, ideas, images, videos and stories, Geoff’s presentations are personalised to ensure a lasting impact and high takeaway value.

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May 15 2015

Pietro Beccari

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Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton

Pietro BeccariPietro Beccari is the Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton, in charge of Marketing and Communication. He has been responsible for the company’s product development – everything from leather goods, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories through to the ready-to-wear collections – along with advertising, press relationships, key events and the overall image of the Louis Vuitton brand.

“Pietro Beccari redefined the concept of luxury”


In detail

Pietro Beccari, himself is the ultimate traveller and a man who lives and breathes his brand. He points out that when the brand was born in 1854, it targeted mostly the adventurous men of the world, with a 150-year tradition of craftsmanship and savoir-faire. He joined the French company in 2006 after a career with high-profile multinationals the likes of Benckiser, Parmalat and Henkel. He was also a very good footballer (trained by Arrigo Sacchi), a fact that helped him bring together Pelè, Maradona and Zidane for Louis Vuitton’s World Cup ad campaign.


What he offers you

Having garnered experience in numerous multinational companies, Pietro Beccari takes a stylish, worldly approach to business. He provides captivating speeches emphasises the importance of travel, exploration and experience, which he believes are what make this international empire tick. He conveys the sense of being part of a pioneering experience and that’s absolutely paramount to what is done at Louis Vuitton and shares fascinating insights into his first-hand experience of driving global messages.


How he presents

Pietro Beccari is most definitely a very thought-provoking and memorable speaker.

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Apr 10 2015

Mary Portas

Leading Expert on Fashion Retail & Brand Communication

Mary PortasMary is one of the UK’s foremost authorities on retail and brand communication and is credited with turning Harvey Nichols into the modern fashion powerhouse that it is today. Her first book, ‘Windows – the Art of Retail Display’, was published in five languages and quickly became the worldwide authority on the subject. Mary is one of the most respected figures in the fashion industry, acting as a retail consultant to huge brands around the world. She has worked with a huge number of stores including Oasis, Patek Phillipe and Harvey Nichols.

“Inspiration can strike at anytime, anywhere, anyhow”


In detail

As well as starring in a new BBC television series, Mary also writes a weekly column, reviewing fashion shops across the country. She is founder and creative director of Yellowdoor, one of London’s leading creative communications agencies with publicity, advertising, retail marketing and events and brand strategy divisions.


What she offers you

Mary Portas shares the knowledge she has gained from her years at the leading edge of fashion retailing, giving the ultimate insider’s guide. She regularly travels around the world advising on retail strategy and frequently lectures on the theme of brands and retail.


How she presents

Mary is globally recognised as a leading authority on the future trends of fashion retail, brand communication and on the development of effective people and culture within organisations. Her presentations are inspirational and highly motivating.

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Mar 30 2015

Andrea Zappia

Marketing Director, SKY Italia, Former Commercial Director Ferrari, & Group Vice President Marketing FILA

Andrea ZappiaAndrea Zappia is Marketing Director, SKY Italia and Vice President Global Marketing at FILA Holding S.p.A., one of the leading companies in the field of footwear and apparel for sports and leisure-wear. He was appointed to this position in 2001 after five years in leading management positions with Ferrari S.p.A.

“A marketing expert”


In detail

Andrea Zappia commenced his illustrious career with Procter & Gamble Italy in 1988. Five years later he became Marketing Manager for the Health and Beauty/Cosmetics and Fragrances Division, followed by a year as Key Accounts Manager National Chains and Euro Marketing Manager/Strategic Planning for Procter & Gamble ETC (Brussels). In 1996, he moved to Ferrari S.p.A as Director of Sales Ferrari. He became Director of Sales Ferrari and Maserati, when the two companies joined forces in 1997 and at the end of 1998 he advanced further up the corporate ladder as Director of Sales and Marketing Ferrari and Maserati Worldwide.


What he offers you

Andrea’s wealth of experience in respect of customer relationships, marketing mix and the placing and development of products proves invaluable to companies wishing to progress in the commercial industry.


How he presents

A brilliant and enthusiastic speaker Andrea Zappia reveals the secrets of his phenomenal commercial successes with his audiences.

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Nov 26 2014

John Luff

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Former Head of Global Brand and Global Corporate Social Responsibility at BT

John LuffJohn founded ‘Sustainable Marketing’ after leaving BT. John specializes in helping business; government bodies and NGO’s identify and communicate their CSR credentials. He has been Communications Coach to the Young Manager Programme for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and he has recently been appointed to the Associate Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

‘It really was quite inspirational. and such great feedback at the end! That was quite the best presentation ever’
Young Professional’s Association


In detail

John is skilled at combating the misconceptions between the specialists in Brand Marketing and those involved with Corporate Social Responsibility. The key to John’s approach is finding creative ways of bringing together Marketing and CSR specialists so that myths are debunked and communication is re-established.


What he offers you

John is able to draw on his extensive experience that spans managing the BT Global Challenge to being an advisor on brand to the fashion industry. John excels at explaining marketing to the non-specialists.


How he presents

John’s experience, creativity, professionalism and world-view ensure an entertaining and thought-provoking presentation.

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Sep 22 2014

Andreas Henke

General Manager Marketing Services at Porsche

Andreas HenkeAndreas Henke is the General Manager Marketing Services at Porsche Germany GmbH. In early 2005 he was appointed Head of Marketing Services and was responsible for worldwide trade shows, dealer launch events, the driving experience programs such as the Porsche Sport Driving School, Road Show and World Travel Club. During the launch, in 2000, of the Porsche Cayenne, the new 911 and the new Boxster, he acted as a ghost writer for the board of directors and the distribution organisations.

“Porsche is responsible for many of the most traditional Sports car manufacturer in the world”


In detail

Andreas studied economics and politics with a focus on marketing. Since 1999, he worked in the marketing department at Porsche and was responsible for the marketing concepts and strategic projects. In 2002 he was appointed Head of Marketing Communications Strategy. In this role he was responsible for the development of global communications strategies, budget planning, marketing and key account partnerships.


What he offers you

Andreas explains how the product portfolio of Porsche has developed and changed during the course of the company history. Henke illustrates to audiences the insights into the marketing at Porsche and details the philosophy of the sports car industry.


How he presents

Henke is renowned for his clear and fluent speaking style and continues to be in great demand by clients worldwide.

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Sep 15 2014

Tim Wallace

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Photographer

Tim WallacePhotographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life. A global award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic. Tim works internationally with many high clients across the globe such as Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes and Morgan as well as shooting some of the world’s most iconic brands such as Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ferrari in the UK and Europe to Chevrolet and Mustang in the US.

“Photography is not a career, its an obsession, the desire to create something inspiring is very important to me, being out there shooting is where things happen…”


In detail

Recently named as one of the UK’s most creative photographers whilst in the US, Scott Kelby described Tim as one of the ten most influential photographers in the World today. At the age of 15 Tim ran away from home and lived for some time on the streets of London, later joining the Marines he suffered a climbing accident that left him in hospital for 9 months where he was brought back to life 3 times. His drive and passion for life and achieving his ambitions are fuelled by his amazing life experience have taken him on a truly amazing journey of success.


What he offers you

Tim describes photography as his creative passion with the ability to use light to capture a single moment that can be be all inspiring. His view of life and his background expereinces lead him to both be creative and also be a truly driven individual to achieve and also understand the world around him. For Tim there are no barriers, only opportunities and adventures to enrich both his own and others lives


How he presents

Recognised within the automotive industry for his amazing passion and creativity, Tim is considered one of the leading photographers in the world today and has a unique style that inspires people and clients around the world.

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