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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

Explorer, Balloonist & President of the Solar Impulse Project

Bertrand Piccard is the awe inspiring adventurer and scientist behind an on-going attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in a revolutionary solar powered plane. He was also the first to fly round the world nonstop in a balloon..

Specialist in Improving Company Performance Through the People Working There

A highly in-demand motivational speaker, Marcus Buckingham gets across his message with great conviction and charm, that by focusing on strengths you will bring out the best in your employees. A sparkling performer, Buckingham is both appealing and accessible whether he is addressing a room full of academics or a TV show audience.

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

Global authority on people, leadership and the future of work.

What is the future of work, how are we shaped by it and what are the implications of our longer lives? Lynda Gratton works with major multi-national companies to answer these questions and is the co-author of "The 100 Year Life" which seeks to prepare individuals, companies and governments for the challenges of an ageing population.

Fabled Actor, Comedian, Writer & Film Producer

The fabled John Cleese is internationally famed for his black comedy sketches and is a sought after motivational speaker

Rock Star, Humanitarian & Outspoken Global Development Activist - hugely inspiring

Rock star, humanitarian and outspoken global development activist, Sir Bob Geldof is above all an influencer who knows how to shape opinion and get things done. Sir Bob is a world class speaker, a charismatic and masterful storyteller and a highly entertaining presenter.

Heralds Africa as the coming economic giant.

Designing Success

British designer Thomas Heatherwick combines elements of architecture, daring design and soaring sculpture to create dramatic works of passion quite unlike any other. He is the creator of some of the most arresting sights of recent times, from the stunning Seed Cathedral at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai to the towering and flaming cauldron of the London Olympics two years later to a sparkling redesign of London's famous Routemaster red buses.

Most Successful Olympic Sailor of all Time

Sir Ben Ainslie has described his recent knighthood as the proudest moment of his life. One of the world's best sailors, he has succeeded in becoming Olympic sailing champion four times, World Champion eleven times and European Champion nine times. His dedication, enthusiasm and indomitable spirit have set him apart in the world of sport and have enabled him to change sailing class from Laser to Finn part way through his career - and then to become the most successful Finn sailor of all time.

The 21st century business designer

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. His clients include global Fortune 500 companies and, as a sought-after keynote speaker he shares the stage with world leaders and business icons.


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