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Local Keynote Speakers In London

Interested in hiring a keynote speaker for your event in or around London? London is a popular destination for sales kick-offs, corporate meetings, annual summits, conventions, and special events, and speakers from the area are likely to have greater flexibility in their schedule and be available at an affordable, local rate. You don't have to go far to find a high-caliber keynote speaker in the London area. From professors and CEOs to explorers and cyber security experts, London is home to some of the world’s most innovative minds and inspirational figures. 

Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau represents many great event speakers from the London, England area, on topics ranging from technology and cyber security to motivation and inspiration, and from geopolitics and business to adventure and leadership. 

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Ben Saunders, World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer

Record-Breaking Explorer & Repeat TED Speaker

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  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
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World-record breaking polar explorer and three-time TED speaker, Ben Saunders fuses the spirit of adventure with impressive technical ingenuity. He has five North Pole expeditions under his belt and is best known for leading one of the most ambitious expeditions in a century. Humble and self-effacing, he is an explorer of limits and his message is one of inspiration, empowerment, and boundless potential. He explores the dichotomy between ideas and action and urges audiences to consider carefully how to spend the “tiny amount of time we each have on this planet.”

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AdventureInnovationInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceTeamworkOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsTED Speakers
Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine
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  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Greg Williams is a leading authority on technology trends and how those impact business and society. As Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, Greg meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world and writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity and ideas. As a journalist and author of five novels, Greg possesses a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology and entrepreneurship. This enables him to transform complex information into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next.
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Cyber SecurityFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechMedia
Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service
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  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
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  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE served as chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) from 2004–2009. Over his more than 20 years at MI6, he served in Nairobi, Paris, and twice in Moscow, as well as several assignments in London covering the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. In 2001 he retired from SIS on appointment as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the Cabinet Office. He rejoined SIS as head of the service in 2004. Scarlett is an expert on geopolitics as well as crisis management, global security, and leadership.
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Cyber SecurityGeopolitics
Pippa Malmgren, Founder, DRPM Group, Co-Founder H Robotics

Founder, DRPM Group

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  • US East: $55,001 - $75,000*
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Dr. Pippa Malmgren is a trend spotter who advises investors and governments about economic policy and investment strategy. She anticipated the Financial Crisis in 2007, the slowdown in China, Brexit, Trump and the return of inflation. She is also an economist who manufactures, having co-founded), H Robotics which makes commercial-use aerial platforms (drones). She was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential Economists by Richtopia and one of the Top 5 Women in Finance by Rise in 2017.
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationInternational BusinessBusiness StrategyFemale Speakers
Former Head of Online Marketing for Virgin Group
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  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Alex Hunter is a branding expert, angel investor and company incubator, as well as the former head of online marketing for virgin group. He is also the creator and host of Attaché, a new style of online travel show, aimed at showing business travellers all they need to know in a very short film before visiting a city on company business. Alex is a highly regarded public speaker, appearing all over the world at major industry events such as ad:tech, Future of Web Apps (London, Las Vegas, Dublin, and Miami) and Thinking Digital. Other clients include Cisco, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, O2, CapitalOne and the BBC.
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BrandingCustomer ExperienceMarketingRetailBusiness StrategyGrowthConsumer Behavior
The Man who Rowed Across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco
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  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: Under $10,000*
  • Asia: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Dawson achieved a world first in 2009 when he and his partner, Chris Martin, became the first and only people ever to successfully row the 7,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco. After multiple voyages and attempts across both the Pacific and Atlantic, Dawson knows what it takes to face seemingly impossible odds, to overcome them and achieve in life's most difficult challenges. He draws on huge experience to discuss teamwork, determination to achieve something that has not been achieved before. And he applies these principles readily ot the professional environment. Funny, engaging and down-to-earth Mick is in his own words: "an ordinary man who achieved something extraordinary".
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AdventureInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersAthletes & Commentators
Olympic Gold Medalist and BBC Sports' Correspondent
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A 2000 Olympic gold medalist, Denise Lewis is one of the "golden girls" of British athletics, having established the British record of 6831 in 200 and has twice, in 1998 and 2000, been runner up in the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards. She was inducted into the UK Hall of Fame in 2011. Outside of her athletic endeavors, Denise is an accomplished television personality, working with BBC as a presenter, commentator, documentarian.
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Athletes & CommentatorsEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaFemale Speakers
Former Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces
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  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
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During his time as Chief of Defence he successfully concluded combat operations in Afghanistan. He was the prime military architect of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, helping to secure the 2% GDP financial settlement for UK Defence. He was also instrumental in the strategic recalibration of UK military commitment to meet the multiple demands of ideologically inspired terrorism, a more assertive Russia and a far less stable global context. In August 2016 General Houghton became the 160th Constable of the Tower of London, but he remains closely involved in Security and Defence issues.
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LeadershipGeopoliticsMilitary Leaders
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Thought Leader & Futurist, Transformation, Leadership & the Digital...
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  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
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After a successful spell at top ten ad agency TBWA, working on disruptive brand strategies for clients like PlayStation and Nike, at the age of 24, Nick decided to set up on his own. He founded a pioneering innovation consultancy, which has seen him work on numerous global launches including Xbox, Unilever’s 7 year future of laundry, the BBC’s most successful TV show of all time (Dancing with the Stars) and sustainable cities for the UK government.
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InnovationChange ManagementCreativityLeadershipDisruptionBusiness Authors/Strategists

Finding Your Ideal Keynote Speaker In London

Whether you need a double Olympic gold medalist to discuss and share personal experiences and stories with the importance of leadership and resilience or WIRED magazine’s editor-in-chief to speak on technology trends and the ways they impact business and society—our team of experts will work with you from start to finish to help you find the ideal keynote speaker and make sure all your needs are fully met throughout the process. We'll do research for you, talk with you about trending topics, make tailored speaker recommendations to fit your event and company, hunt down hard-to-find talent, quote fees, and handle travel and logistics so you can focus on the big picture.

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