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Unconventional Swedish economist and dynamic "funky" business thinker

Dr. Kjell A. Nordström has been described as the "enfant terrible of the new world of business". Known the world over for his books, articles and unconventional business concepts, he is also a highly gifted and much sought-after speaker. Over the past 20 years he has delivered dynamic, interactive and thought-provoking presentations around the globe.

Rower, Three-time Olympic Silver Medalist & Six-time World Champion

Rowing champion Katherine Grainger achieved her dream of winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and is Britain's most successful female rower. As passionate about helping motivate others to achieve their goals as she is about rowing, Katherine Grainger is a truly inspiring speaker.

An idea DJ, who remixes ideas cross-industry.

Ramon delivers engaging keynotes, in which he challenges industry borders and conventional thinking to show there is so much more to learn from outside, not only on product and service-level, yet also on process and business model and even on strategy and culture-level.

Referee Extraordinaire, named FIFA's 'Best Referee of the Year' six years running, Collina can speak on self-motivation and leadership and provide a passionate and engaging presentation.

Named FIFA's 'Best Referee of the Year' six times in a row, it is no exaggeration to call Collina the most talented of his generation and a living legend of football refereeing

Author of The Chimp Paradox and optimum performance coach, working with champion cyclists like Victoria Pendleton, Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins.

Dr Steve Peters is the man behind Team GB's extraordinary success in cycling at the London 2012 Olympics. A Consultant Psychiatrist and University Senior Clinical Lecturer

Bring the outside world in. Sharpen your business strategy with Thimon De Jong, a strategic foresight expert and passionate, interactive speaker

Examining how human behaviour and culture influence business has never been more important. Syncing a business strategy with rapid societal changes and dynamic human behaviour is a challenge. Luckily, a new style of expert has emerged, with De Jong proving one of the most successful. Able to use socio-economic and cultural change to meet the strategic needs of different industries, it is little wonder he is becoming one of the most sought after speakers of his generation.

Inspirational speaker and author of Taming Tigers.

Inspirational and energetic, Jim Lawless is a speaker who is not afraid to put his theories into practice to prove that ordinary people can do amazing things. His talks, workshops and conference keynotes transform attitudes and encourage people to take the calculated risks that create positive change.

A popular TV presenter for the BBC and S4C in Wales, Grey-Thompson has won 11 gold Paralympic medals and the London Wheelchair Marathon 6 times.

One of the most successful British Paralympians of all time! Awarded a Damehood for her contribution to sport, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is among the most accomplished Paralympic athletes Britain has ever seen. During her career she held more than 30 world records, won eleven gold Paralympic medals and won the London Wheelchair Marathon six times. Since retiring from professional sport in 2007, she has devoted her time to helping others and is a sought after motivational speaker whose experience and enthusiasm inspires listeners of all ages.

Statistics Boring? Never when Hans Rosling is the Presenter!

Hans Rosling is a statistician and global health expert whose exciting and dynamic way with data has turned him into a world- wide superstar.

Next generation business guru and thought leader
Coach to many of the world’s top CEOs, philanthropists, and entertainers, Tom Oliver has shared his secrets on leadership, innovation and creativity with Bono, the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, and Richard Branson.
Tom has worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world, the world´s most notable business leaders and the best global brands from Johnson & Johnson to Pepsi and Google.


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