Meik Wiking

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  • A leading world expert on happiness science and the Scandinavian ‘hygge’ concept
  • CEO of the think tank the Institute For Happiness and founding member of the Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies
  • Research associate at the World Database of Happiness
  • Internationally renowned best-selling author of ‘The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living’

A leading world expert on the concept of happiness science, Meik Wiking understands why some people are happier than others and how to measure happiness. He understands what it takes to make a good life and achieve a sense of well-being not only at work but in your home life too.

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Institute For Happiness. The think tank is a leader in its kind with a focus on happiness, wellbeing, and quality of life. He is also a Danish research associate at the World Database of Happiness, and a founding member of the Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies.

An internationally renowned author, he is the author of the New York Times best-seller ‘The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living’. The Danish concept of ‘hygge’ roughly translates to happiness. His works have been translated into over thirty-five languages spanning the globe.

Meik Wiking also has wide exposure in various media. He has, thus far, been interviewed by over 500 media outlets across the globe. These include, amongst others, China Daily, BBC, CNN, The New York Times, and many more.

Meik Wiking – Speaker

As a speaker of note, Meik Wiking is known for his ability to convey complex theories and ideas to audiences. His over 200 public speaking engagements thus far have seen him address audiences in over 40 countries. Amongst these, he includes his TEDx talks in Copenhagen, Google Talks in New York, and his appearance at the Global Dialogue for Happiness during the World Government Summit in Dubai. He lives in Denmark and presents in both English and Danish.

Speaking Topics

  • Why Are Some People Happier Than Others? Taking off from the most interesting results in happiness science, Meik Wiking presents a thought-provoking keynote on happiness, quality of life, and the good life.

The audience will learn why Denmark is often crowned as one of the happiest nations in the world and how factors such as income, genes, relations, social media, age, marriage, children, and work influence our feelings and our level of happiness. And how do you even measure something as abstract as happiness anyway?

  • What do happy people have in common?

Meik Wiking also talks about how to create better surroundings for the good life. Why are some people happier than others? And what creates better job satisfaction?

In his keynotes, speaker Meik Wiking manages to combine a professional insight with lots of humour, vitality, and presence.

Viktor Meier

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  • Entrepreneur, innovator, and adventurer
  • Made a success of Glice® within five years despite a tight start-up budget
  • A polyglot that speaks five languages and travels the world as the mood takes him
  • Runs a paperless office on the Cloud without fixed business premises

Although his initial aim was to become a diplomat, Viktor Meier, a former karate champion, realized that neither embassy nor corporate life would suit him. Instead, he wanted one that fulfilled his need for innovation and adventure.

His break came after discovering a Spanish inventor on television who had invented an ecological alternative to conventional ice-skating rinks. After meeting up, the two founded Glice®, a Swiss-based company that builds artificial ice skating rinks.

Although they had a tight start-up budget, Viktor Meier traveled to thirty countries a year, finding new distribution partners and clients. He often stayed in hostels and took only a carry-on bag with him. But his perseverance paid off. It took Viktor Meier and his partner only five years to have Glice® rinks in eighty countries across the globe. These include Canada, the USA, Russia, Sweden Egypt, Singapore, and various others.

Unlike conventional businesses, Glice® does not operate from an office. This paperless company is instead run from the Cloud. It is not unusual to find Viktor Meier conducting business over the internet in an Asian Coffee shop or from a hammock in Mexico.

Viktor Meier – Speaker

As a conference speaker, Viktor Meier, with his direct, unconventional methods, is living proof that living your dreams is a possibility, and that one does not have to stay in one place to do so. He currently resides in Bali, Asia, and is a true polyglot that speaks five languages, i.e., German, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Speaking Topics

  • Innovation
  • Motivation / Strategy
  • Start-Ups
  • Entrepreneurship

 

Lorenzo Fioramonti

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  • Former Italian Minister of Education, University, and Research
  • Full Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria and Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University’s School of Public Leadership in South Africa
  • Founding director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation
  • Widely recognised author on political and economic matters

Currently entrenched in academia, Lorenzo Fioramonti was the Italian Minister of Public Education. Leaving his position in 2019, he went on to become a political scientist and professor of political economy at the University of Pretoria and an Extraordinary Professor at the School of Public Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is also an associate fellow of the Centre for the Study of Governance and Innovation, a fellow of the Centre for Social Investment at the University of Heidelberg, as well as at the Hertie School of Governance and of the United Nations University.

A highly respected author whose books have received wide acclaim, Lorenzo Fioramonti has seen his articles appear in various media, including amongst many others, South Africa’s leading financial newspaper Business Day, Die Presse, the Mail & Guardian, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Der Freitag. His work has been endorsed by acclaimed authors like Raj Patel, Susan George, and Johan Galtung as well as leading economists that include the likes of Tim Jackson, Enrico Giovanni, and Robert Costanza.

The founder of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa and Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, Lorenzo Fioramonti is also a member of the Alliance for sustainability and Prosperity. He is also the first and only Jean Monnet Chair in Africa. This prestigious recognition was awarded by the European Commission to distinguished academics. He  holds the UNESCO-UN Chair in Regional Integration, Migration, and Free Movement of People.

Lorenzo Fioramonti received the UP Exceptional Young Researcher Award in 2012, and, two years later, became the first president of the European Union Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Lorenzo Fioramonti – Speaker

A sought-after speaker on global politics and finances, Lorenzo Fioramonti is widely regarded as an expert in politics and the political economy. Spending most of his time in South Africa due to his academic commitments, he is fluent in both Italian and English.

 Speaking Topics

  • New economic paradigms
  • Rethinking development
  • Knowledge economy and sustainability education
  • Responsible and sustainable business

Boyd Cohen

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  • PhD, an urban strategist helping to lead communities, cities and companies on the journey towards the smart innovative and low carbon economy
  • Expert in urban innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and urban mobility
  • CEO and co-founder of iomob, a global mobility demand platform for enterprise
  • Co-author of climate capitalism: Capitalism in the age of climate change
  • Currently director of Innovation and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Smart Cities at the University of Chile
  • Presents in English and Spanish

A highly regarded urban strategist, Boyd Cohen focuses on urban innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and urban mobility. A professor at EADA Business School and Universitat de Vic, he is the co-founder of the Sharing Accelerator Barcelona dedicated to the acceleration of responsible sharing economy startups. He is also the CEO and co-founder of iomob. His work at the latter sees him head a team of mobility and technology experts aiming to deploy the world’s first Mobility on Demand platform for enterprise with clients spanning Europe, North America, and Asia.

The entrepreneur obtained his Ph.D. in strategy and enterprise at the University of Colorado in 2001. Since then, Boyd Cohen has spent the past twenty-plus years focused on accelerating the path to smart cities and a low-carbon sustainable economy. He has also taught MBA courses in sustainability at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain, the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina, La Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile, and at INCAE in Costa Rica.

Besides publishing three bestsellers to date, Boyd Cohen has multiple peer-reviewed articles under his belt. His work has thus far been translated into multiple languages, including Hebrew, Dutch, Swedish, and Spanish.

An advisor to green developments that include, amongst others, Vancouver’s Athlete’s Village and cities like Buenos Aires and Beaverton, Oregon, Boyd Cohen, a successful entrepreneur, has started numerous ventures in the smart cities and sustainability genre.

Boyd Cohen – Speaker

As a speaker, Boyd Cohen is an urban strategist focusing on entrepreneurship and all aspects of urban innovation. He resides in the United States and is equally fluent in English and Spanish.

Speaking Topics

  • Climate Capitalism
  • Indie Entrepreneurship
  • Sharing Cities
  • Smart Cities
  • Urban & Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Urban Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

 

Mark Millar

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  • An acknowledged leader in supply chain and logistics throughout Asia
  • Author of the highly acclaimed Global Supply Chain Ecosystems
  • Visiting guest lecturer at various universities across the globe
  • Advises on navigating the complex business landscape easier

Considered a leader in Asia on supply chain ecosystems, Mark Millar’s knowledgeable insights and independent perspectives help his clients make better-informed business decisions. He has, throughout his public career, either been a speaker, moderator, master of ceremonies, or conference chairman at over 500 events in over 30 countries spanning across five continents.

The author of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems, Mark Millar has seen his book sell in over fifty countries and receive praise from experts and academics across the world. In it, he provides invaluable advice on developing supply chain strategies for competitive advantage in a complex, connected world.

Due to his 35 years’ global experience in his field, his expertise is sought-after as it impacts all business fields. His briefings, consultations, and seminars, filled with practical knowledge and educational insights, make navigating the complex business landscape so much easier.

A visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2012, Mark Millar has also been a guest lecturer at various other universities. Amongst these, he includes Warwick University EMG in the UK, Georgia Tech in Atlanta USA, SP Jain in Dubai and Singapore, and HKU SPACE in Hong Kong.

Mark Millar has led many business development initiatives in ten Asian countries. He has eld extensive executive positions at diverse companies that include UPS Supply Chain Solutions, ModusLink, RR Donnelley, Thorn MI, and Platinum Logistix, to name but a few.

With regards to his qualifications, Mark Millar is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and APICS SCO-P certified supply chain professional, and a chartered marketer and former Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He achieved his MBA with distinction from the University of the West of England, is a graduate of the Charted Institute of Marketing, and holds a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Mark Millar has, during his career, lived and worked in many countries. These include the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, USA, Ireland, mainland China, and more recently, Hong Kong.

Amongst his numerous accolades, Mark Millar includes the Queen’s Award for Exports from Thorn Secure Science, the Supply Chain Top 20 in 2019 for leadership, that of Thought Leader Champion in 2020, and Asia’s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics in 2015, to name but a few.

Besides keeping up with his hectic work schedule, Mark Millar is an active, enthusiastic, and influential industry leader who serves as a council member for various institutions in Hong Kong. It includes his role as a council member for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, an advisory board member of the Institute for Supply Management, chairman of the Logistics Committee for the Chamber of Commerce, and the chairman of the International Relations Committee. He is also an advisory board member of Singapore’s Logistics Chain Management Society.

Mark Millar, Conference Speaker And Moderator

One of Asia’s foremost speakers and conference moderators, Mark Millar delivers knowledge that empowers business professionals. In so doing, he helps them make informed decisions. Regarded as an informative, memorable, energetic, and inspiring stage personality, he lives in Hong Kong and presents in English.

Speaking Topics

  • Beyond Globalisation
  • E-Commerce Frenzy
  • Digital Disruption
  • The Asian Century
  • Supply Chain 101
  • Leadership Learnings

Olivier Ezratty

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  • French high-tech industry marketing and business development expert
  • Passionate about helping startups and innovation communities
  • Successful author of various constantly updated eBooks
  • Speaker on a wide range of subjects relating to technology

Olivier Ezratty advises and trains businesses and public services in the development of innovative strategies in deep tech, with a particular focus on quantum technologies. He brings to them an in-depth understanding of scientific, technological, marketing, and ecosystem development. This role is often referred to as that of technology strategist, a label Olivier Ezratty is not comfortable with.

His role has seen him, since 2005, work for various organisations across a span of industries, including the media, telecoms, finance, insurance, and the public sector, amongst various others.  Olivier Ezratty has taken on the role of quantum computing and artificial intelligence trainer at the Capgemini Institute, and that of a member of the Scientific Council of ARCEP. He is also an expert with regards to Bpfrance, particularly with regards to quantum technologies’ projects due diligence.

One of his passions is helping startups and innovation communities through coaching and doing startup due diligence for investors.

A highly successful author of various eBooks that receive regular updates, Olivier Ezratty also takes on the role of lecturer at various universities. Amongst these, he includes CentraleSupelec, Telecom Paristech, HEC, Neoma Rouen, and SciencesPro. He delivers his lectures in either French or English.

As the co-founder of Quelques Femmes du Numerique, i.e., Some Digital Women, Olivier Ezratty aims at increasing gender balance in digital professions. This he aims to do by raising awareness about the various options within these professions.

With regards to his prior experience, Olivier Ezratty is a qualified software engineer and developer who started his working career at Sogitec, a Dassault group subsidiary, in 1985. From there he was promoted to Software Engineer and then Head of the Research Department in the Communication Division. He joined Microsoft in France in 1990. His time there saw him gain experience in various marketing areas, going on to launch the first version of Visual Basic in 1991, quickly followed by Windows NT in 1993.

In 1998 Olivier Ezratty became the Marketing and Communication Director for Microsoft France, followed in 2001 as Director of the Develop Division which he created to launch the .NET platform.

Olivier Ezratty – Speaker

As a keynote speaker, Olivier Ezratty regularly appears at corporate and trade events where he talks about a wide range of topics that include healthcare, entrepreneurship, and many more. He lives in France and presents in English and French.

Speaking Topics

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health

Jose Quisocala Condori

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  • Founder and CEO of Bartselana Student Bank – the youngest person to start a bank
  • A Peruvian youth who has received multiple awards for his work on climate and environmental issues
  • The topic of the documentary “The Future Is Ours” by the Walt Disney Company
  • Promotes financial independence in underprivileged children

The youngest person to ever start a bank, the Peruvian Jose Quisocala Condori managed this feat at the tender age of seven years. He undertook this initiative intending to reduce poverty, reduce the school dropout rate, eradicate child labor, and protect the environment in his home country Peru.

The young entrepreneur founded Bartselana Student Bank, an innovative Children’s Eco-Bank, to allow children to become economically and financially independent while at the same time helping the environment. This they do by banking recyclable solid waste and getting paid for it. These days, he is working on turning his initiative into a model of Digital Social Banking.

Once the waste is deposited and paid for, the over 2,000 children banking with Bartselana Student Bank, can withdraw their money or leave it to grow. The boy banker, because of his successful initiative, has attended numerous big carpet events. His life story is also featured in a documentary titled “The Future Is Ours” by the Walt Disney Company.

Jose Quisocala Condori, a recognized student entrepreneur and eco-activist, has received several national and international awards for his project. Amongst these, he includes the prestigious Children’s Climate Prize given to a child or youth who has accomplished an extraordinary feat for the environment or climate. He was also awarded the National Prize for Volunteers by the Peruvian Government, as well as receiving an award from the United Nations.

Jose Quisocala Condori – Speaker

As a speaker, Jose Quisocala Condori focuses on a mix of environmental education and financial inclusion for young people. He lives in Peru and speaks Spanish.

Speaking Topics

  • Education for sustainable development
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Issues
  • Reducing poverty and inequality

 

Ivan Vallejo

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  • One of five people to reach the top of Everest without the use of artificial oxygen – a feat he accomplished twice
  • Completed Challenge 14, climbing 14 of the highest mountains in the world without using artificial oxygen
  • Qualified chemical engineer with a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology
  • Successful author

One of only five people on the globe to scale Mount Everest without the use of artificial oxygen, Ivan Vallejo has addressed audiences since 1999. A high-performance athlete of note, he not only accomplished this feat twice but scaled the mountain’s heights via two different routes.

Although a qualified chemical engineer who for twelve years taught mathematics at the Institute of Sciences at Ecuador’s National Polytechnic School in Quito, mountain climbing has always been his passion. His mountain climbing dreams were awakened at the tender age of seven while staring at the peaks of a volcano near his home and wishing he could climb it. Soon after, Ivan Vallejo started learning how to achieve his dreams.

Ivan Vallejo started his climbing career in earnest after completing his university studies. It took him twelve years to complete ‘Challenge 14’. The objective was to climb to the summit of fourteen of the highest mountains in the world without the use of artificial oxygen. These mountains were all higher than eight thousand feet. Ivan Vallejo achieved this feat in 2008, becoming but one of fourteen people in the world to do so.

Despite meeting the challenge he set himself, Ivan Vallejo still climbs. He has also completed a Masters’ Degree in Transpersonal Psychology at the EPTI in Mendoza and travels the world giving lectures on the experiences gathered during his career as a high-performance athlete. He is also the author of two well-received books, i.e., My Encounter with the Himalayas and My Own Everest.

Ivan Vallejo – Speaker

A respected and sought-after speaker and motivator, Ivan Vallejo imparts his knowledge gained during his climbing career on various aspects of leadership, teamwork, and various other themes. He lives in Ecuador and presents in both Spanish and English.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Motivation
  • Decision making
  • Entrepreneurship

 

Javier Iriondo

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  • Bestselling international author of ‘Where Your Dreams Take You’
  • Human need psychology (HNP) expert
  • Consultant specialising in strategic intervention coaching
  • A former professional athlete in the USA

Javier Iriondo began his professional career and marketing, commercialisation, and personal growth while still a professional athlete in the USA. This was the period 1987 to 1990. He has, since then, moved back to Spain where he hails from. A human toughness expert, he is the perfect speaker at conferences dealing with overcoming the pandemic and its limitations in both a personal and business situation.

Someone who specializes in strategic intervention coaching, Javier Iriondo is well-versed in using one of the most advanced psychological techniques, i.e., human needs psychology (HNP) to help people and organisations achieve rapid changes, personal progress, and internal and emotional conflict resolution. This he does in both individual and business environments.

A successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in diverse business areas, he has addressed audiences in more than ten countries across the globe, in addition to offering courses and programs on personal transformation and management development. Javier Iriondo is also a strategic intervention coach.

Besides his business success, talks, and coaching, Javier Iriondo is also a bestselling author. His book, Where Your Dreams Take You, has sold over 100,000 copies across the globe. It is a hybrid between a novel and self-help book aimed at personal transformation.

Javier Iriondo – Speaker

A sought-after conference speaker, Javier Iriondo believes investing in emotional wellbeing and personal development creates a healthier work environment and commitment amongst employees. This, in turn, increases productivity. An organisation’s ability to adapt to change is vital when working in a competitive market, while an organisation’s health depends on its ability to define objectives and create a common vision.

Javier Iriondo lives in Spain and presents in both Spanish and English.

Speaking Topics

  • Mental Toughness: Our mental states determine everything in our life: behaviour, attitude, expectations, and decisions … Mental strength is essential in the professional and personal sphere.
  • Emotional Wellbeing: Investing in the emotional wellbeing and personal development of teams continues to grow. It generates a healthier work environment, greater commitment and is a key factor in productivity.
  • The Change: Flexibility and the ability to adapt to change is vital to being competitive. The health of an organization depends on it to define objectives and create a common vision. Transform change into an opportunity.
  • Leadership: A leader is measured by his ability to influence. The leadership does not reach a position, but by a series of skills to be acquired. For this reason, you should keep learning and growing.

Emilio Duró

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  • Spanish entrepreneur, consultant, and trainer in business issues
  • Founding partner of ITER Consultants
  • Widely printed in various media
  • Focuses on proactive business- and self-development

A Spanish businessman, consultant, and trainer in business issues, Emilio Duró has collaborated with multinational companies for over thirty years. He has served on various boards of directors over the expanse of his career. He is also a founding partner of ITER Consultants.

With regards to his education, Emilio Duró graduated in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Higher School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE) where he gained his Master In Business Administration degree.

Although extraordinarily successful in his career, Emilio Duró developed personal problems and embarked on a quest to study what was wrong. He was not satisfied with his life. His investigation showed that for each positive emotion a person experiences, they suffer approximately twenty-one negative emotions. According to him: “We really live in a sad world, in which negativity weighs on positivity.”

Since gaining this insight, Emilio Duró has made it his mission to share his insight in the media. He is the author of multiple articles printed in both general and business publications. His appearances on television, radio and social media have gained him a large following.

With regards to his speaking, his topics focus on the development of proactive attitudes. He believes your attitude may affect your life expectancy and your time management needs to take this into consideration. Furthermore, facing your fears and challenges and taking responsibility for your decisions allows you to design your own life roadmap.

Emilio Duró – Speaker

Emilio Duró is an interactive speaker who uses words that resonate with his audience. Using scientific facts and theories, he leaves audiences with doable takeaways. He lives in Spain and presents in Spanish.

Speaking Topics

  • The proper management of values:
  • Character development: genetic part and part learned
  • The ability to learn and adapt constantly
  • The development of the coefficient of optimism, emotional intelligence, resilience, and the proactive management of change.
  • The new requirements to be successful at work:
  • Optimism is understood as the management of the present and not of the past. The responsibility in the face of guilt. The error management.
  • Passion towards life and work. Is it born or made?
  • Hard work. Easy learning leads to a difficult life.
  • The importance of the ability to adapt and learn
  • Quadrants that contribute to happiness:
  • Physical quadrant: the need to keep fit, eat well, and play sports.
  • Emotional quadrant: the management and communication of emotions, the influence of personal and professional balance, and the importance of the emotional quotient.
  • Intellectual quadrant: the ability to learn, the development of knowledge, and the influence of our intellectual quotient.
  • Spiritual quadrant: the meaning of life, cultivating the spirit, the importance of love, positive and constructive values.

 

Wayne Barnes

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  • World Rugby Referee of the Year and criminal law barrister
  • Founding member of Fulcrum Chambers in London
  • Specialises in compliance, bribery, corruption, and serious fraud investigations
  • Sought-after media personality

A leading international sports official and World Rugby referee, Wayne Barnes is also a criminal barrister, public speaker, and sought-after sports media personality. Equally comfortable in both the boardroom and on the pitch, he has been involved with numerous high-profile legal cases and blue-chip clients throughout his law career.

His career as an international referee has seen Wayne Barnes referee ninety international tests and oversee more Rugby World Cup matches than any other official. He started out officiating while still at school, but his vast experience over the years has seen him rise to the top of the game.

Wayne Barnes, besides his rugby career, has been a criminal barrister since 2003. He has managed to balance law with his rugby commitments and is a founding Director at Fulcrum Chambers, London. Heading up the sports law section, he advises National Governing Bodies, sports institutions, sponsors, and rights holders on various aspects of sports law, governance, ethics, and safeguarding. Specialising in compliance, bribery, corruption, and serious fraud investigation, he has represented many multinationals prosecuted by the largest international law enforcement agencies. He has also conducted complex internal company investigations and delivers training to both companies and individuals to help them avoid regulator intervention. In addition to this, Wayne Barnes also has experience in mediation and arbitration.

Someone regularly seen on media as a rugby pundit and commentator on the UK’s main broadcast channels, Wayne Barnes is uniquely placed to explain the technicalities of law and global game nuances, drawing on his own experiences to do so.

Wayne Barnes – Speaker

As a sought-after, well-established speaker, Wayne Barnes draws on both his lengthy sports career and legal background to deliver interactive talks. He has hundreds of corporate and fundraising events under his belt. He lives in the UK and presents in English.

Speaking Topics

  • Leading to the top: Workshop format exploring how strong leadership means being a true part of your team
  • The fine art of navigating (and working with) your competition: When your peers are all competing for the same accolades, Wayne sheds light on how building up those around you elevates everybody
  • Thriving through adversity and building resilience: Preparing for the nuclear scenario, how to deal with pressure with a clear head, and techniques for surviving the fall-out of failure and come back stronger
  • Review, review, review: How a learning culture is relevant every day, not just when looking back. Hear how laying it all out publicly and developing an honest – and sometimes brutal – review culture from the top to the bottom of an organisation sounds scary, but it is the only way to truly improve

Jason Leonard

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  • Rugby World Cup Winner with a record-breaking 114 caps for England
  • Current British and Irish Lions Chairman
  • Atlas Foundation founder and chairman
  • Currently a Senior Advisor for Besso Group, a leading Lloyd’s broker

His 14-year international rugby career has seen Jason Leonard play in four Rugby World Cups for England. England, during this time, became World Champions in 2003 and won four Six Nations Grand Slams. He has also been on three British & Irish Lions tours with five test appearances. These include two in the 1997 series win in South Africa. His rugby career has also seen him play for the Barbarians six times while making 290 appearances for his club, Harlequins.

In 2002, Jason Leonard became the recipient of an MBE for services in sport. This later became an OBE after England’s Rugby World Cup success. He was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014.

Although Jason Leonard has retired from the game, he remains a global presence on the rugby scene. He is very active in governance and is the current Chairman of the British & Irish Lions. He was also RFU President in 2015 and 2016 when England hosted the Rugby World Cup and is a Six Nations board member.

Someone very involved in charity, Jason Leonard is the founder and chairman of the Atlas Foundation. The foundation aims to help deprived children all over the globe work towards a better future through rugby communities and initiatives. Over 50,000 children have been helped through this initiative thus far. He also works hard on behalf of other charities in support of fundraising and raising awareness for their causes.

Besides being greatly admired in the sports world, Jason Leonard is also highly respected in business and networks at the highest levels. He brokers introductions and consults for various brands and organisations. He is currently a Senior Advisor for Besso Group, a leading Lloyd’s broker.

Jason Leonard – Speaker

While Jason Leonard is a highly entertaining speaker who can speak about all things related to rugby, he is also a sought-after corporate speaker, talking about various leadership themes. He lives in England and presents in English.

Speaking Topics

  • Success Planning
  • Mental Strength
  • Resilience
  • Pressure Management
  • Dealing with Adversity
  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Outward Thinking
  • Team Psychology

Luca Solari

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  • Internationally recognised thought leader and influencer on the future of work
  • Full Professor of Business Organisation at the University of Milan
  • Founder of OrgTech which focuses on innovation-based organizational transformation

Besides being a sought-after speaker, Luca Solari is also a Full Professor of Business Organisation, while serving as President of the Unimi Foundation and acting as a Director at the University of Milan’s Walter Tobago School of Journalism. The Unimi Foundation is a start-up accelerator. His academic career has seen him teach in France and the USA. He has also been a faculty member of the two main MBA programs at the SDA Bocconi and MIP.

Luca Solari joined EY MED, a company that helps its clients capitalise on transformative opportunities, in 2015. His role was to create a new organisational change practice. In 2017, however, he went on to create OrgTech, a company focused on innovation-based organizational transformation. Luca Solari is widely regarded as an expert in organisational transformation, whether pertaining to large companies, start-ups, or SMEs.

With regards to international recognition, the Thinkers360 international programme included him on their Top 20 Global Thought Leaders and influencers list in their Future of Work section.

Luca Solari – Speaker

A widely recognised leader and sought-after speaker in his field, Luca Solari focuses on transformation in the workplace using technology while remaining people-centric. He lives in Spain and speaks Spanish and English.

Speaking Topics

  • Well-being and freedom in organizations
  • Artificial intelligence and organizations
  • The digital transformation
  • New models of organization
  • The spirit of start-ups in organizations
  • How to free performance in organizations
  • The use of data in the management of people
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Robotics and organization: what opportunities?

Lluis Soldevila

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  • Digital transformation leader
  • Expert in high performance, motivation, and digital leadership
  • ESADE Business School Professor and Director of the EAE Business School Innovation program
  • Creator of Personal SWOT™ and Acktitude CEO

Lluis Soldevila is a man who wears many hats. Most of his professional career was spent working for the Deutsche Bank Group where he held various positions in seven countries spanning Europe and the Americas. His last assignment for the group was the opening of their technology subsidiary in New York.

These days a professor at ESADE Business School and Director of EAE Business School’s Master’s program in innovation, Lluis Soldevila is also a successful author and frequently appears in different media.

As the creator of Personal SWOT™, Lluis Soldevila, strives to transform people and generate digital leaders during his conference appearances and workshops. He is also the CEO of Acktitude. This people-based digital transformation consultancy operates in Europe and America.

Lluis Soldevila – Speaker

A much sought-after speaker on digital transformation and leadership, Lluis Soldevila has a people-based approach devoted to personal transformation both in your personal life and the workplace. He lives in Spain and speaks Spanish and English.

Speaker Topics

  • Digital thinking – Digital mindset beyond technology: Digital transformation requires a change in mindset. Technology is especially important, but we cannot forget that people must also transform to successfully undertake this paradigm shift. Most organizations focus on the toolset, while some advance and focus efforts on the skill set. Very few pay attention to the mindset. With Digital Thinking, Lluís introduces us to the ten traits that a digital leader should have. And it does so with storytelling based on Star Wars that guarantees the impact on the audience.
  • Bite the ice – The changes that drive high performance: Based on his eponymous book, this lecture is intended as a eulogy for change. In his obsession for inspiration based on replicable methods, Lluís presents the three types of change: internal, external, and unforeseen. With a multitude of examples based on real events, he manages to instil in the audience the need to embrace change as the best option to move forward. As in all his lectures, the rhythm is frenetic and gets laughter and tears from the public, in a millimetrically calculated emotional impact to fix the exposed concepts.
  • Success is written with ‘A’ – A journey through the three ‘A’ of the Law of Action: Undoubtedly the star conference that receives the most requests for company events, congresses, or sectoral events. Based on his first book of the same title, it goes through the three ‘A’s on which The Law of Action is based: self-knowledge, attitude, and action. Inspiration based on methodology, techniques, and formulas to take the step to High Performance. Motivation in its purest form with fast-paced storytelling leaving the audience in a state of shock.
  • InnovAction – The trigger for a culture of innovation: Mix of motivational lecture and business school class, it places the audience in a perfect position to approach innovation and transform any reality. Lluís combines his 20 years; teaching experience at ESADE Business School with his role as an international speaker to give a masterclass on Innovation based on Action. This milestone of combining motivation and relevant content has led Lluís to be considered one of the TOP10 speakers in motivation and digital leadership in the Spanish language.

Javier Goyeneche

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  • Entrepreneur specializing in recycling and business transformation
  • Founder of ECOALF, a sustainable fashion brand that uses recycled products
  • Founder of the ECOALF Foundation that drives the removal of waste products from the Mediterranean Sea
  • A member of the New Economy and Social Innovation forum

Spanish entrepreneur Javier Goyeneche is the founder of ECOALF. The company specializes in producing sustainable fashion using recycled products.

Javier Goyeneche, who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the European Business School and a postgraduate Masters in International Marketing Strategies at Northwestern University Chicago, believes that to achieve success you first need to learn from your mistakes.

His first successful adventure, Fun & Basics, was followed by ECOALF. He founded the latter in 2009, with the company’s name inspired by the initials of his son. The company’s aim is to create fashion based on sustainability and innovation. As a businessman, he was frustrated by the indiscriminate use of natural resources and the resulting waste, especially as is found in industrialised countries.

ECOALF, with the aim of reducing the amount of waste in the world, uses recycled materials to produce fashionable consumer goods. These include swimwear, shoes, accessories, and outerwear.

Besides running a successful business, Javier Goyeneche is also a member of NESI. This is the Global Forum on New Economy and Social Innovation that, he believes, will bring together international representatives of the New Economic Movement. He is also the founder of the ECOALF Foundation that helps clean the Mediterranean with the help of the fishermen of Levante. Collected materials are transformed into various products, including fabric and yarn. The initiative started in 2017, has thus far removed over 250 tons of trash from the seafloor.

Javier Goyeneche – Speaker

A much sought-after speaker on sustainability and business transformation, Javier Goyeneche brings valuable insights into the businesses of the future. He lives in Spain and presents in both Spanish and English.

Speaking Topics

  • Creativity and Innovation in Business
  • Business Transformation
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Undertake without fear
  • Innova or bankruptcy

Iñigo de la Serna

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  • Expert in sustainable development, infrastructure, and technology
  • Former Spanish Minister of Development and Mayor of Santander
  • A civil engineer who merged his working experience with public service
  • Promotes the use of infrastructure and technology to raise living standards

Iñigo de la Serna, an experienced Spanish politician, served as the country’s Minister of Transport and Public Works from 2016-2018. Before this, he took on the role of Santander Mayor and served as a member of several international bodies and organisations. He managed to merge his professional engineer as a Civil Engineer with public service. His main focus was the improvement of Spain’s infrastructure.

Serving as the Santander Mayor for two terms he developed an interest in the development of cities and their relevance in terms of country and regional development. This interest was further flamed when Iñigo de la Serna became the President of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces. He became eager to promote further cooperation between the private and public sectors regarding the development of sustainable, modern cities. This led to his founding of the Spanish Network of small Cities where he held the presidency for four years.

On an international level, Iñigo de la Serna held the Presidency of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions and has been a member of several international organisations. He has taken on the roles of Councilor for the Environment, Water, and Beaches, and that of Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Environmental and Territorial Planning of the Cantabrian Government. He was also a deputy Cantabrian Parliament in two legislatures.

Before embarking on his political career, Iñigo de la Serna worked in the private sector. He gained his degree in civil engineering from the University of Cantabria, he was head of the department of hydraulics at APIA XXI, an engineering consulting company.

Iñigo de la Serna – Speaker

As a conference speaker, Iñigo de la Serna shares his expertise on cities and innovation. By combining his experience in politics and as a civil engineer, he addresses areas that include regional development with a focus on smart cities and promotes using infrastructure and technology to raise living standards. He lives in Spain and speaks both Spanish and English.

Speaking Topics

  • Smart cities
  • Infrastructure and technology
  • Economics and politics
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental policy

Luigi Mazzola

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  • Expert in high performance and emotional intelligence
  • His time at Ferrari saw the team win 14 Formula 1 world titles
  • Founder of Luigi Mazzola Consulting

Luigi Mazzola is driven by a passion for increased performance. This has been a guiding factor in his own life, both in a personal and professional capacity. This has led to his success in a career spanning twenty years in the sports industry as well as his coaching practices of today.

Someone synonymous with Ferrari, his twenty years with the company have encouraged him to improve, deal with constant strain, stress, and commitment, all while reaching for maximum performance and achieving certain goals. This background, where success hinges on good teamwork, was, according to Luigi Mazzola, what made him such a success at what he did. His time with Ferrari and Formula 1 racing saw the team win 14 world titles.

Someone who comes from a background that sees constant cutting-edge developments, Luigi Mazzola is in a unique position to understand the importance of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, according to him, allows people to live in the present, make changes to their thought processes in keeping with technological advancements, and deal with stress and other issues.

The founder of Luigi Mazzola Consulting, his latest career path sees him as an executive coach and trainer who helps companies change in order to progress while always staying person-centric through the development of new skills.

Luigi Mazzola – Speaker

As a speaker, Luigi Mazzola focuses on his journey of discovery regarding the development of the human mind, the unconscious, and spirituality. His alternative mental training models focus on excellence in performance and change. He lives in Italy and speaks Italian.

Topics

  • What is the secret of performance?
  • The importance of our values.
  • Team play.
  • What is emotional intelligence and how important is it?
  • The journey from fear to courage.

Massimo Tammaro

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  • Business strategy and management expert
  • Former Italian Aerobatic Team commander
  • Former Ferrari S.p.A. consultant
  • Founder of MT – Meta Thinking

Business strategy and management expert Massimo Tammaro started his professional career at the AIR Force Academy in the USA where he completed his military pilot training. After a stint as an operational fighter pilot and instructor, he went on to join the Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolor, becoming the team commander in 2006. His military and aerobatic career have seen him the recipient of various accolades. These include the NATO Medal for operations in former Yugoslavia, the Silver War Badge for Allied Force and Deliberate Force operations, the Syrian Arab Republic 1st degree Training Medal, the Russian Silver Medal for Aeronautical Merit, and the Silver Military Medal for Long Air Navigation.

Going from airplanes to sports cars, he became the Executive Consultant for Ferrari S.p.A in 2011. He worked in Formula 1, proceeded to HR, and then went on to create the ERM function that included a business continuity project. Massimo Tammaro went on to become the company’s business corporate risk management, a position he held until 2017.

In 2015, Massimo Tammaro founded MT – Meta Thinking, “Thinking above, beyond, behind”. He is an advisor, mentor, executive coach, and global speaker. Besides this entrepreneurial venture, he has also joined the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Leadership faculty and works as an academic board member and Capstone Director.

Massimo Tammaro has also, since 2020, taken on the role of CEP of ALPI Aviation, a company also connected to the space industry. He also became a board member of Italiana Assicurazioni later in the same year.

Massimo Tammaro – Speaker

Massimo Tammaro has always worked in international, multicultural contexts. A dynamic speaker with a love of art, he likes new challenges and implementing his ideas. His extraordinary experiences allow him to offer educational, motivational speeches based on real stories. He lives in Italy and speaks Italian and English.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership
  • High-Performance Team Management
  • Change Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Business Continuity & Crisis Management
  • Disruptive Thinking & Innovation.

Paolo Scaroni

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  • Italian businessman and leading expert in global energy
  • Deputy Chairman of the Rothschild Group Board of Directors
  • Former CEO of the Spanish energy company Enel
  • The current chairman of AC Milan

Paolo Scaroni is the current deputy chairman of the Rothschild Group. He is also the current chairman of AC Milan. He took over the helm at the club and is eager to return it to its former glory.

Regarded as one of the most influential Italian businessmen, he is a board member at Columbia Business School in New York, as well as at Ingostrakh. The latter is a major Russian insurance company.

With regards to his education, Paolo Scaroni graduated with a degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan. After completing his degree, he worked at Chevron before obtaining his MBA from Columbia University in New York. He continued his degree at McKinsey before, in 1973, joining Saint Gobain where he held several management positions. The period 1985 to 1996 saw him as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Techint before joining Pilkington as Chief Executive Officer. He followed this by a stint as the Chairman of Alliance Unichem.

Upon returning to Italy, Paolo Scaroni took up the position of CEO at Enel, the Spanish energy company. He was appointed to the position in the hopes he would have the same success as he had at Pilkington.

In 2014, he joined the Rothschild Group, serving as a Deputy Director on the Board of Directors. He still holds this position. Amongst other positions held, includes that of Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Board of Directors and was a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Assicurazioni Generali and Veolia Environnement. He also serves on the board of the Fondazione Teatro alla Scala and was made a commander of the French Legion of Honour in 2013.

Paolo Scaroni – Speaker

As a speaker, Paolo Scaroni shares innovative operating strategies implemented throughout his career. An inspiring speaker, he uses rhetoric that makes him an in-demand speaker across the globe. He lives in Spain and is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French, and English.

Speaking Topics

  • Managing multinational companies
  • The global gas, energy, and electricity industry
  • Constructing a career in management
  • Geopolitics
  • Corporate strategy
  • Corporate governance
  • Change management
  • Attracting international investments