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Former Group CEO of BMW GB, Former CEO of Porsche GB, and Former CEO of Lamborghini GB

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As CEO of four successful world class brands, and as a serial entrepreneur who has built international companies from nothing more than ‘a good idea,’ Kevin has created over $5 billion in shareholder value and yet has still found time to climb the world’s highest mountains, walk to both North and South Poles, compete in international sport and play in a rock band. His energy and leadership has helped companies including Porsche GB, BMW GB, Lamborghini GB, epyx and EurotaxGlass’s to achieve world class levels of customer service and financial performance. A highly motivational and engaging speaker, he passionately believes that ordinary people can deliver extraordinary results given the invitation to believe in the goal and the opportunity to contribute towards its achievement.

Best-Selling Author, Professor, Expert on the Future of Marketing and Customer Relationships

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Steven Van Belleghem is a thought leader on the transformation of customer relations and the future of marketing. In 2012, Steven founded the inspiration company B-Conversational. He gives strategic advice to companies around the globe, helping them better understand the world of conversations, social media and digital marketing. In addition, he also helps clients set up long-term inspirational programs to change the mindset and enrich the knowledge of their teams. Steven started his professional career in 2000 as a research assistant at the Vlerick Business School, where he remains a guest marketing professor to this day. He is an expert in guiding companies through the smart usage of technology in the customer relationship, without forgetting the human side of business. In 2001, Steven became one of the first employees to join InSites Consulting, an innovative start-up in the online research industry. Over the next eleven years, he worked his way up to become one of the company’s managing partners and shareholders. During this period, the company grew from just 8 staff to 130 with branches in 5 countries. Steven is a best-selling author of business books. His latest, titled “When Digital becomes Human” (2014), describes the need to digitise the customer relationship without forgetting the human aspect. He believes that today’s world not only needs a digital transformation; the human side of business is also in need of a makeover. His two previous books, “The Conversation Manager” (2010) and “The Conversation Company” (2012), are award-winning best-sellers with more than 50,000 copies sold.

Innovation Expert & CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence

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Kate Ancketill is the brains and driving force behind GDR Creative Intelligence, a globally recognised consultancy focused on innovation and emerging trends in retail, leisure and hospitality around the world. World-renowned, dynamic and commercially successful, Ancketill won the Jennifer d’Abo Memorial Scholarship for female entrepreneurs in 2007 and was selected as one of the UK’s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2009.

News Presenter and Journalist

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She joined the business team at the BBC in 2002 and has been presenting the early morning edition of World Business Report on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News for the past 10 years. Sally has also recently launched the BBC’s flagship business programme, Business Live which airs every week day at 0830 on BBC News Channel and BBC World News. It’s a packed 30 minute programme that covers all the key business stories and gets the inside track from the world’s leading CEOs. In 2014 Sally was named as one of the UK’s 50 most powerful part-timers on the third annual Power Part Time List compiled by both Timewise and the Financial Times. Sally is now a part of the judging panel working with Timewise.

Chief Foreign Correspondent for ABC News

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Terry Moran is ABC News award-winning chief foreign correspondent and anchor. He has reported from all over the world and covered all forms of breaking news – political, legal, geopolitical/military, and entertainment, leading the program’s distinguished coverage of major stories. He addresses current events, politics, and contemporary issues and offers a behind-the-scenes look at what happens after the cameras stop rolling during his legendary interviews. A brilliant writer and storyteller, he sees the stories no one else does and explains their importance in a stylish and compelling way.

Former Leader of the Conservative Party and Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Iain Duncan Smith MP is the Chairman of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), and former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (DWP). He was elected Member of Parliament for Chingford in 1992, and re-elected in 1997 as Member of Parliament for the re-drawn constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green.

CNN Anchor and Correspondent, Leadership Writer

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Max Foster plays a pivotal role in CNN’s international coverage, often anchoring live from the scene of major breaking news and landmark events. He led programming on multiple European terror attacks, the Brexit referendum and marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. His flexible, approachable style has made him one of CNN’s most popular international faces. Joining CNN from the BBC where he was a business a reporter and presenter, Max has more than 30 years’ broadcast experience. He currently hosts the pioneering daily global debate show CNN Talk with Max Foster where he explores the big news issue of the moment with a panel of guests and interaction from CNN’s digital audience. He is also CNN’s London and Royal Correspondent, delivering a string of high profile exclusives with the likes of The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and The Queen of Denmark. Max also runs masterclasses in news anchoring and reporting for CNN’s international affiliates and has moderated events on behalf of a diverse range of organisations including the United Nations, Google and London Business School. In his book It’s All About Clout, Max draws on his privileged access to the world’s most prominent people to assess how they gained their clout and what readers can do to develop theirs. He blogs on the topic at cloutology.com.

Political Editor of the Sunday Times

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Tim Shipman has been a national newspaper journalist for sixteen years and has more than a decade of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations. Currently the Political Editor of the Sunday Times, Tim was previously the Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Mail, Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph and held several posts, both Political and Foreign, at the Daily and Sunday Express. Tim’s experience is diverse and has seen him coordinate a wide range of news, from the war in Kosovo to Bill Clinton's impeachment, as well as writing extensively on security issues

The Rt. Hon Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom

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Lord (James) Arbuthnot is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Thales (UK) and of Neuro-Bio Ltd, a director of SC Strategy Ltd , Gusbourne Estates Ltd, Astutus Strategy Ltd and an adviser to Babcock International, Pure Storage and other companies. He has a long history of involvement at the top of UK defence and political life, having been a Conservative MP for 28 years, Minister of State for Defence Procurement (1995-7), Conservative Chief Whip (1997-2001), and Chairman of the Defence Select Committee (2005-2014) and is a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute.

Economics Editor, The Sunday Times

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Alongside Sunday Times responsibilities and columns in Professional Investor and Industrial Review, David is a prolific book-writer. In speeches David likens low oil prices to a major tax cut, and distinguishes between good (UK) and possibly bad (Eurozone) deflation. He might also reveal the latest findings of his own Skip Index, a reliable indicator of the state of the domestic economy.

Independent Writer, Commentator and Economic Expert

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Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed thinker and communicator with high-level policy experience. He is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, the founder of Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), an international think-tank, and a columnist for Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy and other international media outlets. Previously, he was economic adviser and the head of the team providing strategic policy advice to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, special adviser to World Trade Organisation Director-General Mike Moore and trade and economist correspondent for The Economist. His four best-selling books include European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right, which was among the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2014.

Lecturer of Business Psychology

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Dr Gorkan Ahmetoglu is a Lecturer of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL). He has previously held the positions of Director of Management and Entrepreneurship, Director of Digital Entrepreneurship, and Director of Consumer Behaviour at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has also taught at London’s City University and Heythrop University. The UK Governments Economic and Social Research Council sponsored Gorkans research for four years, and he has published numerous articles and reviews in leading academic journals, as well as a book on the science of personality and psychological assessment (Personality 101). Dr Ahmetoglu is a leading expert in psychological profiling and assessment and a business adviser and speaker in the areas of consumer decision-making and marketing strategy. He is also the co-founder of Meta Profiling Ltd., a digital start-up that enables organisations to identify individuals with entrepreneurial talent, and an associate to Harvard’s EFL Global. Gorkan consults to global organisations and the UK government, and frequently appears in media as expert adviser. His clients include HSBC, LVMH, ABF, Google, Ford, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Mars, McKinsey & Co, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, The Edrington Group, the Office of Fair Trading, the Intellectual Property Office, the British Brand Groups, Government Social Research, The Grocer, The Marketing Magazine, and KPMG.