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20 November This week the SiP team will be journeying up to Harrogate for the annual RSMR Conference and Awards Dinner. Dominic O'Connell, presenter on the Radio 4 Today Programme, will be moderating a series of deep-dive panel sessions, examining some of the key issues affecting investors today. And in the evening, we'll be joined by local entrepreneur Sir Gary Verity, current CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire. Simultaneously, the team in London will be preparing for the Brewin Dolphin Investment Training Conference. Taking place across two full days, this packed agenda will feature a panel debate between Lord Norman Lamont and the Right Honorable Kenneth Clarke, as well as a keynote speech from an old SiP favourite, Lucy Kellaway.
13 November This week will witness the return of the Aviva Investors Conference. Once again we'll be joined by Dr Pippa Malmgren, as well as Martina Navratilova, broadcaster and international tennis champion. Both our speakers will provide their perspective on the importance of resilience, and preparing for the long-term, in today's society.
6 November This week kicks-off the annual European Symposiums hosted by Vanguard. The team will travel to Geneva, Zurich and Amsterdam, as well as hosting their annual London conference, to discuss how "the Future Began Yesterday". Along the way they'll be joined by Professor Robert Ruttmann, highlighting the nine trends shaping the future of asset management, author and statistician David McCandless who will examine the stories lurking behind the data, and journalist Matthew Parris who will be on hand to help unravel the growing complexities within UK politics.
16 October 2017 Last week BMO held their annual London Conference, and were joined by journalist and broadcaster Andrew Marr for the third consecutive year. A well-known face at the BBC, Andrew engrossed our audience with his perspective on everything from Trump to Russia, and the UK's future beyond Brexit.
9 October 2017 We're very excited to be working with Janus Henderson Investors on their upcoming Knowledge Exchange conferences, taking place all across Europe. At tomorrow's event, Professor Jan Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, will join the team in Amsterdam to discuss the future of Europe. In November we'll be visiting Paris and Zurich, and Dany Cohn Bendit, the former MEP and leader of the Green Party in France, will provide his insights into the increasingly complex European situation.
2 October We're all looking ahead to a hectic few days here in London. Wednesday morning will kick off with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny hosting the latest in the Schroders Live series, updating clients live with key market developments. Later in the day the FT's Tim Harford will discuss how unexpected obstacles can often make us more creative individuals at the Legg Mason Investment Forum. And then on Thursday, we'll be onsite at the Aviva Investors Institutional Conference, discussing the importance of resilience with Dr Pippa Malmgren, and tennis legend Martina Navratilova.
28 September This week we have been at the Savoy with the Schroders team. On Tuesday Andrea Catherwood expertly moderated an investment panel focusing on the new opportunities for investors within the private asset space. Then on Wednesday and Thursday, Professor Robert Winston delighted the audience with his keynote speech, highlighting how uncertainty is the only thing we can be sure of in this age of rapid technological advancement.
20 September The annual State Street Pan European Conference is well-known for its excellent speaker line-up, and this year certainly didn't disappoint. Throughout the day we were joined by several leading academics and experts including Ian Goldin, Pascal Lamy, Marcel Fratzscher, Joanna Shields and Zennon Kapron. Topics ranged from digital finance, to the future of Europe, and the importance of growth in these turbulent times.
14 September This morning saw the second annual It's The Consumer Stupid Conference, and we were lucky enough to be joined by Jeremy White, Gear and Product Editor at WIRED UK. Jeremy talked our audience through all the latest tech trends, such as robo advice, and how this will impact the financial industry.
16 August We're all looking ahead to the BNY Mellon Northern Investment Conference, taking place in Edinburgh at the end of August. As well as representatives from BNY Mellon's boutique companies, the speaker line-up will also include the BBC's Andrew Neil, as well as Rory Percival, formerly of the FCA. Andrew will be providing his insights into the current UK political scene, whilst Rory can enlighten our audience with is regulatory expertise.
6 July Last event today before the summer gets underway. Susan Peacock, founder of LiveWorkWell, will be chatting to the BNY Mellon team this afternoon. Susan will discuss the benefits of mindfulness, and how this can give corporate organisations an advantage over their competitors.
30 June Earlier this week the team were down in Hampshire for the Select South Conference. As well as SiP favourites Paul Redmond and Martin Elliott, this year's agenda also included Iain Martin, Times columnist and founder of Reaction.
9 June Today SiP was lucky enough to be involved in two fantastic Schroders' events. The first was the latest in the Schroders Live series, hosted by Andrea Catherwood. Andrea moderated a panel focusing on the General Election results, discussing what this means for both the markets and investors. Later on in the day, The Economist's Kenn Cukier took to the stage at the team's Latin America Conference, emphasizing the disruption caused by fintech within the final services sector.
1 June We're all looking ahead to next week, which will kick-start with the UK and Europe Equity Forum on Monday. As well as a full day of equity-focused panel sessions and workshops, our audience will be joined by Peter Frankopan, director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, who will discuss his bestselling book The Silk Roads over lunch, and Sweden's former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who will be sharing his opinions on the future of Europe and the Brexit negotiations.
25 May Fabulous speech by Steve Bull, expert psychologist, speaker and high performance consultant. Steve joined HSBC at their Annual Mental Health Awareness Event, where his eye-opening keynote focused on coping with stress and building resilience. Steve then returned to the stage later in the afternoon, to participate in a discussion on how to remove the stigma of mental health within the workpalce.
10 May Today saw the return of the annual Henderson Institutional Conference. The day was held together by the BBC's Lucy Hockings, who moderated a number of key investment panels, as well as the CEO interview to discuss the upcoming merger with Janus Capital. Additionally, The Times' Matthew Syed joined the group for dinner to discuss the research for his latest book, Black Box Thinking.
4 May Earlier this morning Mark Stevenson spoke at the annual GAM London Investment Conference. A well-known futurist and trends expert, Mark's speech took a look at the big ideas which will shape the world over the next few years, taking into account all the many factors at play.
28 April What a week it's been for SiP! Our expert external speakers have certainly given us something to think about over the last few days, whether it be the latest geopolitical insights from Anne Applebaum and Sir Christopher Meyer, out of the box ideas with Matthew Syed, or our evening keynote with Martin Elliot, formerly the Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital. And let's not forget Paul Redmond and Suzanne Mustacich, our superb fringe speakers at this year's Joint Investment Conference.
19 April The final touches are now in place for the BNY Mellon UK Investment Conference. Taking place at the Rosewood Hotel, this is the team's annual flagship event and so always includes an exciting range of external speakers - and this year's agenda certainly wont disappoint! We're thrilled to be joined by not only the BBC's Andrew Marr, but also Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO and Prime Minister of Denmark. Whilst Andrew will get our audience up to date on the UK political situation, Mr. Rasmussen will end the day with a global overview, and both will participate in a Q&A session hosted by none other than Bloomberg's Judith Bogner. Not one to miss.
2 April Today marks the 2017 annual Boat Race. For the first time the event will be hosted by Cancer Research UK, and both the men's and women's races will be rowed on the same infamous course. Thanks goodness that broadcaster and journalist Jill Douglas is onsite to keep us updated as the day's events unfold.
23 March Today we've been part of a fabulous and thought-provoking agenda, which included two top-draw panel sessions, featuring the latest insights into all things Europe. On hand to guide us were Sir Michael Arthur (former Ambassador to Germany), Liam Halligan (economist for The Sunday Telegraph), and Gideon Rachman (Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the FT), on this morning's Brexit Panel. Later in the day we were joined by Bill Emmott (former Editor at The Economist), Wolfgang Munchau (Associate Editor at the FT), and Radek Sikorski (former Polish foreign minister), discussing the upcoming European elections.
13 March We're all looking forward to the upcoming RSMR Investment Conference. Traditionally held in the company's native Yorkshire, 2017 marks the event's first visit to London. Dominic O'Connell. former Business Editor of the Sunday Times, now with the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, will be our expert moderator for the day.
1 March Today saw the second in a trio of conferences hosted by Premier Asset Management. At today's multi asset special, the BBC's Kamal Ahmed moderated the team's investment panel debate, helping shed light some tricky investment topics. Later in the day, The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes treated us all to an insightful look at what's going on behind the scenes of the world stage.
3 February At the first Schroders Investment Conference of 2017, thrilled that Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, and fellow journalist and bestselling author Matthew Syed, were able to be our Keynote Speakers.
20 January Fabulous few days at the Old Mutual Wealth conference at The Lowry. We investigated customer-centricity on the stage and in workshops, with a range of experts speakers including Sir Stuart Hampson, former Chairman of John Lewis, and Dr Steve Peters, author of The Chimp Paradox.
10 January Hugely excited to be working on an event at the DLD conference in Munich this Sunday, where Ji Hae Park, the TED sensation and world-class violinist, will be giving us her story and playing the Petrus Guarnerius 1735, Venedig, which has been on loan to her from the German Foundation since 2003.
9 January Our 2017 conferences begin this week with the annual Henderson Global Investors New Year conference. We're thrilled that the FT's Gideon Rachman and Tim Harford will be joining us for the day as guest speakers.
December 1 Back from a fabulous JiC at Gleneagles, with Wired's Jeremy White talking on AI, VR and all things future and ITN's Matt Frei talking us through the outlook for Trumpland in 2017.
November 22 An exciting week coming up, with our multi-sponsor events for Brewin Dolphin and RSMR, plus conferences for Aviva Investors and Aberdeen. We've booked a host of external commentators including high-profile politicians, news presenters, a former spy, an astronaut, a futurist and even a robot ! Meanwhile, the Power of 3 roadshows continue to go well, with good attendance at venues around the country.
November 16 Over the next few days, we have amazing experts in exponential technologies flying in for a conference on transforming megatrends including: Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist at Twitter; Jeremy Bailenson, founder of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab; Jacob Corn, Director of the Innovative Genome Institute and Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman of the X Prize Foundation, and the co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University.
14 November We're off for a whirlwind tour of Zurich and Amsterdam for the annual Vanguard Symposiums, with our guest speakers Dr Reiner Eichenberger, a world expert on Swiss interest rates, and Joris Luyendijk, the Guardian journalist whose articles on the Brexit result have become compulsive reading to many.
3 November Brilliant afternoon at the BNY Mellon's offices for their last Adviser Assembly for the year, which featured Will Higham, a consumer futurist, talking about global consumption trends in the future.
31 October Headed to an LME week dinner this evening with Sir Peter Westmacott, the most recently departed British Ambassador to the USA, who will be sharing his insights into US domestic politics and the presidential election next week.
11 October From Edinburgh at the end of last week, we've been winding our way back to London. Firstly a stop in Harrogate for a BNY Mellon conference where Ben Page, CEO of Ispos Mori was speaking; then to Manchester where Holly McKay of Boring Money was sharing insights into how to be customer-centric at the SLI adviser event; and finally to London with Baroness Ros Altmann, the most recent former Pensions Minister, for a lunch in the City.
3 October After a busy month working with everyone from Katherine Grainger to Lord Mervyn King, Pippa Malmgrem and Sir Richard Shireff, we're getting ready for some pretty spectacular events next week. On Monday, we've booked a former UK Prime Minister for an event in London, as well as demographer Clint Laurent.
1 September We're in final preparation mode for the Morningstar Awards Dinner next week. Delighted that Emily Maitlis, broadcaster and journalist, will be joining a long list of fabulous dinner speakers who we have hosted over the years here including Sir Christopher Meyer, Nick Robinson, John Bishop, Jeremy Vine and Lucy Kellaway.
10 August 2016 Really excited that the agenda for October's Fixed Income Forum is now finalised. This year we will be joined by former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major, and Clint Laurent, one of the world's leading demographers. Lucy Hockings from BBC World will be moderating the day.
19 July 2016 We're in summer planning mode and finalising lots of agendas for the autumn. Looking forward to kicking off September with the Morningstar Dinner, before getting into some serious conference content with Sir Richard Shirreff and Pippa Malmgren at the Jupiter Investment conference.
24 June 2016 Today saw the latest edition of the popular Schroders Live panel sessions, moderated by Andrea Catherwood. Andrea, a former news anchor for Bloomberg Television, oversaw a discussion between four senior members of the Schroders team, focusing on the effects on the market in the wake of this morning's shock Brexit decision.
23 June 2016 The Select conference this week included performance strategist Gary Leboff, consumer expert Will Higham, and Professor Richard Scase, a forecaster. All three speakers imparted their expertise upon our delegates, providing useful tips on key themes such as improving client relationships, corporate team building, and how to navigate the future global environment.
17 June The latest in a series of podcasts organized by Brewin Dolphin is now available to listen to. In this edition, Guy Foster speaks with Jose Manuel Barroso, the former EU President and ex-Portuguese Prime Minister, at our UK Equity Forum.
17 June A full week of conferences, speakers and new insights! This week, we have really concentrated on the markets, the new normal for returns, and the short-term effects of a Brexit result with Martin Wolf of the FT, Stephen King, HSBC's Chief Economic Adviser and Paul Craven of Paul Craven Partners.
14 June A Brexit discussion today in the City with Lord Lamont and Alastair Campbell.
7 June We have had amazing feedback from the first UK Equity Forum yesterday where the Power Close was a discussion on the future of Europe with Jose Manuel Barroso, Dame Fiona Woolf and John Longworth.
26 May Up to Gleneagles for the BNY Mellon Northern Investment Conference, where Mark Stevenson, author of The Optimist's Guide to the Future, and rugby hero Ian Robertson will both be taking to the stage.
17 May Fabulous and thought-provoking Brexit panel at the State Street Research Retreat today with Ed Balls arguing the case to Remain, and Lord Lamont the case to Leave.
13 May Lord Digby Jones did a brilliant podcast with Guy Foster, Brewin's Head of Research, at the investment training conference a few weeks ago. Listen to it here!
5 May Everyone's talking politics! Over the next few months we are working on a huge range of agendas covering Brexit and the US elections. Contributors sharing their views include former UK Chancellors Lord Norman Lamont & Ed Balls, the FT's Martin Wolf & Ed Luce, Jose Manuel Barroso, John Longworth and Sir Peter Westmacott.
27 April Looking forward to a morning with Linda Yueh talking about Asia & the New World Economy at the Schroders Real Estate Conference.
21 April A day spent thinking about the future at a conference on robotics and AI with Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots, Julien Seret of Aldebaran and James Kuffner, CTO at the Toyota Research Institute.
20 April Great debate between Sir Digby Jones and Stanley Johnson at JIC last night, beautifully moderated by Andrea Catherwood. We look forward to working with Sir Digby again at the Brewin Dolphin conference in Scotland and at the upcoming Select event.
5 April As the Easter break draws to a close, we look forward to a busy April of conferences! This week, we are already in Nassau, Bahamas with John McCarthy, the journalist who was taken hostage during the Lebanon crisis, who will be talking about the skills and techniques he learnt to cope with his ordeal.
17 March A fabulous day at the 2nd BNY Mellon UKIC. The morning's agenda included a conversation with Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and the former CEO of BP. Lord Browne shared his thoughts upon how oil prices typically trade within the markets, and the potential impact renewable energy sources will have in the future. In the last session of the day, Jigsaw's Jared Cohen took to the stage to examine how new technological developments will disrupt our daily lives, relaying anecdotes from his many overseas experiences.
10 March The Old Mutual Global Investors Conference took place at the Corinthia today. The theme of the day was "the debate continues", highlighting some of the key dilemmas facing the investment industry. Dr. Sarah Harper from the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, kicked off the day's proceedings with a keynote speech, wowing the audience with some mind-blowing statistical data. Later in the day, journalist and broadcaster Mishal Husain moderated the investment panel debate, covering a wide range of macroeconomic and prominent political themes.
9 March We were at the first Premier Investment Summit today. BBC's Kamal Ahmed moderated this morning's investment panel debate, providing delegates with some expert insider views, discussing what lies in store for the markets in the months ahead. This was followed by a keynote speech from Gavin Hewitt (an SiP favourite!), who discussed the implications of Brexit - a topic on everyone's mind.
25 February Two days in North America with Gavin Hewitt, the BBC's former Europe Editor, talking to US-based institutional investors about the implications of Brexit. The timing could not have been more pertinent with the negotiation completed last week and the date now set.
5 February SiP has spent the latter part of the week at Schroders bi-annual intermediary conference with our speakers Willis Sparks of Eurasia Group talking on the geopolitical risk flashpoints for 2016, and Dan Cobley, ex Google Vice President, on how the finance industry is on the cusp of a complete digital disruption. Dan suggests we look at examples of other industries like travel and retail to really understand the monumental change we cannot predict at the moment.
29 January A really immersive day yesterday at the first Digital Investor thinking about and listening to thought-leaders in the digital investment space.
27 January We are midst a 4 day conference for Old Mutual Wealth International at The Oval, where their sales teams have flown in from all over the world. Today opened with behavioural economist and magician Paul Craven, who was followed by Jim Lawless sharing his story of how he became a jockey in onl 12 months using his 12 Taming Tiger principles.
26 January Today started with a live market outlook at Schroders Head Office, where Manus Cranny of Bloomberg moderated a live-streamed discussion with Keith Wade and Johanna Kyrklund , and finished at The Langham for M&G Investment's AIF with Andrew Neil as the guest speaker.
22 January A memorable few days in Manchester at the Old Mutual Wealth UK conference with a host of fabulous speakers and entertainment who all fitted into the theme of collaboration. Bill Turnbull moderated the day superbly, Francois Pienaar shared an unforgettable account of his friendship with Nelson Mandela, and we ended the conference on a high with music from Jazzbomb and magic from Dan Alexander.
11 January We kick off the conference year with the annual Henderson New Year Conference on Thursday, where Gideon Rachman, the FT's Foreign Affairs Editor, and Leo Johnson, Founder of Sustainable Finance, will be joining us as the keynote speakers. Content also includes a panel discussion with managers Simon Ward, Alex Crooke and Phil Apel and boardroom sessions with John Bennett and others.
4 January 2016 We start the year with lots to look forward to in the first quarter! We have the pleasure of working with esteemed economists and policymakers Lord King, Olivier Blanchard and Angus Deaton, fabulous journalists Andrew Neil, David Pilling and Lucy Kellaway, and thought-leading professors Sarah Harper, Hans Rosling and Brian Cox amongst many others.
30 November JiCA kicks off at midday today in Gleneagles. As well as a geopolitical discussion with Bronwen Maddox and two former Intelligence Chiefs, we have put together a Fringe programme with the BBC's Gavin Hewitt, psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton and record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont.
24 November Our jam-packed November continues at the Aberdeen Investment Conference today where they will be addressing global governance with a fabulous array of speakers and experts including Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Christine Ockrent, David Miliband and Michael Woodford. #aamgovernance
20 November A wonderful way to end the week with a content-rich morning spent thinking about global megatrends with Dr Hans Rosling, Andreas Weigend who was Chief Scientist at Amazon, Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure on cybersecurity and JB Straubel, CTO of Tesla Motors. A real brain workout before the weekend!
5 November Fabulous day spent in the City listening to global experts and speakers including Lord William Hague, Daniel Buettner, Anders Fogh Rasmussen of NATO, Professor Sarah Harper and Sir Ronald Cohen.
29 October The crazy month of November conferences is almost upon us and we have spent all week on the phone and in meetings briefing speakers involved in our events over the next 30 days. Though most conferences are London-based, we will be travelling to Edinburgh, Zurich, Geneva, Stockholm and Paris twice, with world-renowned economists, entrepreneurs, diplomats, politicians, magicians and more!
19 October Today we hit the road for the Old Mutual Wealth Retirement Conference, starting in Newport and ending in Glasgow on Friday. Will Whitehorn, former President of Virgin Galactic, is part of our travelling group and will be giving a keynote at each venue on the importance of customer-centricity.
16 October A really fun way to end the week at the BNY Mellon Think Brilliant event at City Golf, where pro golfer Sam Torrance and pro sport and business coach Gary LeBoff will be examining the core of a champion. Julia Hartley-Brewer will be moderating this final event of the 2015 series.
13 October We popped into the Mayfair Hotel this afternoon, where Andrew Marr was speaking at the BMOAM Global Matters Conference. Andrew spoke on big geopolitical issues of the day including migration, China and Europe.
12 October We are excited about attending a dinner this evening at the National Portrait Gallery with guest speaker Dr Fan Gang, former MPC member of the Bank of China, as part of London Metal Exchange week.
9 October We bumped into the BBC's Andrew Marr outside the Royal Court Theatre this morning, who will be our guest speaker at the BMO Global Asset Management conference next Tuesday. Andrew will be talking on megacities and what they look like in the future.
22 September Kevin Warsh spoke for us today, at the London Fixed Income Forum. As usual, Kevin kept the audience enthralled with his views on interest rates, QE and monetary policy. We were also delighted to book Gavin Hewitt and Simon Jack from the BBC, as well as Lord Finkelstein and Oliver Kamm from the Times, for the same event. Tomorrow we're working with SiP regular Patrick Dixon, who is hosting five presentations in Paris.
16 September We are interviewing and filiming Michael Woodford today for some pre-event content for the upcoming Aberdeen Asset Managers conference. Michael is the first ever whistleblower CEO - he uncovered the biggest corporate scandal in Japanese history at Olympus in 2011.
11 September Last night saw the 8th annual Morningstar Awards Dinner, which has become a must-attend event for senior influences in the asset management industry. This year's external speaker was Lucy Kellaway, novelist and columnist at the FT. Lucy delighted the audience with her insider knowledge, regaling us with tales from her 25 years in the business. Needless to say that a wonderful time was had by all, and we can't wait to start planning next year's event!
10 September We are all very excited for the Morningstar Awards dinner tonight, taking place at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Lucy Kellaway, Associate Editor and management columnist at the FT, will be speaking during the dinner, celebrating the ups and owns of office life. No doubt that Lucy's many anecdotes, collected during her 25 years at the Financial Times, will enthral and delight our guests.
1 September We're working on a new client conference, taking place towards the end of November. Alongside some superb speakers from their internal team, the day's agenda will also feature an exciting range of external speakers. Each speaker will provide their unique perspective on the definition of governance, and the line-up will include Lord Mark Malloch-Brown (former UN Chief of Staff), Tessla Motor's CTO JB Straubel, David Miliband (current CEO of the International Rescue Committee), Michael Woodford (former CEO of the Olympus Corporation, turned whistleblower), and Christine Ockrent from the ECFR.
20 August The second annual R Awards will be taking place at Rudding Park in Harrogate on Wednesday 25th November. Whilst the daytime agenda will feature a series of panel debates with leading fund managers, Newsnight's Andrew Neil will be speaking during the evening portion of the event. Andrew is a tried and tested SiP favourite, who's charismatic approach and unlimited political knowledge never fail to wow our delegates.
12 August Over the summer, we have been kept very busy, sourcing speakers and experts for the autumn period. In the second half of the year, we will have the opportunity to work with some of the most famous faces from inside the UK, from the worlds of finance, journalism and government, including the Federal Reserve's Kevin Warsh, pensions expert Steve Bee, the BBC's Emily Maitlis, Andrew Marr and Simon Jack, former Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta and Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2007-2010.
3 August We're thrilled that Lucy Kellaway, Associate Editor and management columnist for the Financial Times, will be our guest speaker at this year's Morningstar Awards. During her 25 years at the FT, Lucy has been energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent, a Lex writer, and an interviewer for the Lunch with the FT series. Her wealth of experience and industry insights will no doubt captivate our audience, perfectly rounding off what is considered to be one of the must-attend events in the financial calendar.
24 July Speakers in Partnership is delighted to confirm the speakers for the upcoming JIC Autumn conference, taking place at Gleneagles Hotel later this year. In a change of pace from previous events, as well the traditional after dinner speakers, this year's conference will also include a number of optional fringe sessions, where the hosts will provide an in-depth view into a number of value-added topics. Cyclist Mark Beaumont will enthrall guests with his motivational tales, including his latest record-breaking adventure, in which he successfully cycled the length of Africa in just 41 days. Additionally, the BBC's Gavin Hewitt will provide delegates with a unique insight into the continuing European debt crisis, examining the current geopolitical situation in-depth. In conjunction with these fringe sessions, the two-day agenda will also include a discussion between Sir Iain Lobban and Sir John Sawers, the recently departed chiefs of GCHQ and MI6 respectively. This fantastic pairing will discuss the importance of security in the modern age, particularly in the face of rising cyber-crime and escalating geopolitical tensions.
11 July We are pleased to announce the speaker-line up for the first ever Fixed Income Forum, taking place at the Rosewood Hotel on the 21-22 September 2015. As well as a number of insightful sponsor participants, the agenda will also feature an exciting range of external speakers, each providing their unique perspective into this complicated and topical asset class. One such speaker is Gavin Hewitt, Chief Correspondent at the BBC. Throughout his career as both the Special and Europe Correspondent, Gavin has covered key world events including the 2008 Obama campaign, 9/11 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Additionally, Gavin has been a leading figure in the global reporting of the European debt crisis, and has completed extensive research into both the macro and micro problems that the ongoing Eurozone crisis has created.
2 July Today witnessed the final Events-Hub conference before the summer break. In a change from our usual routine, today's event included a presentation from guest speaker Peter Mann, formerly the Vice Chairman of Old Mutual Wealth. Peter's presentation focused on the recent changes in pension legislation, and discussed what the ongoing liberalization of the UK's pension regime means of investors and advisers.
25 June The Select South conference got off to a great start yesterday, with a keynote speech from Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos Mori. As the dinner was an informal affair, we booked a close-up magician who wowed the audience. This evening, we hear from Radio 4 Small Talk presenter, Guy Browning.
9 June SiP is at Think Tank today with a fabulous group of speakers: Steve Bee, the Pensions Guru, opens proceedings with a discussion on the UK pensions landscape; Simon Jack, the Today Programme's business presenter, joins us this afternoon to lead a markets panel, and Caspar Berry and Philip Calvert are headlining our after-hours Fringe programme.
1 June June starts with a bang as we commence a very busy conference month. Today we are in Scotland at the Trump Turnberry resort for a global leadership conference with Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP and Mark Beaumont, who has just returned from Africa where he broke the world record time for the Cairo to Cape Town cycle.
15 May Zanny Minton Beddoes, the new Editor of the Economist, was our keynote speaker at the Old Mutual Global Investors Conference yesterday where she stole the show on the main platform. She was joined by James Landale and Mishal Husain — who gave brilliant insights into what goes on behind the scenes in the BBC's newsroom during election night — and Sir Christopher Meyer, who gave us an explanation of the European re-negotiation process peppered with his signature wit and career anecdotes.
11 May We have various speakers at the OMGI conference this week: Mishal Husain will moderate the fund management panel on the main platform, and James Landale will interview Sir Christopher Meyer at the gala dinner. At the sister event in Scotland next week, Anatole Kaletsky takes the stage. We're also pleased to be using one of our new speakers, Peter Mann, at the Multi Manager Insights roadshow later this week.
30 April SiP regular Andrew Neil delivered another powerful speech for us at tonight’s Brewin Dolphin conference in Edinburgh. Andrew can always be relied upon to challenge, entertain and spark a lively conversation over dinner.
13 April We're looking forward to JIC next week, where we have 12 leading fund managers as well as a host of exciting external speakers: Ben Page, Patrick Dixon, Malcolm Rifkind, Andrea Catherwood, Matthew Parris, Alan West, Andrew Clare and more!
8 April The Womenomics event takes place at Ham Yard today, with Sir Chris Hoy, Jacqui Oatley, Clare Connor, Chrissie Wellington and Simon Green, amongst others. Looks to be an insightful day.
27 March SiP has been everywhere this week, in what is our busiest week of the year so far. We have seen some wonderful speakers and learnt a lot, particularly about the upcoming election. This week we have seen Dr Nouriel Roubini, Paddy Ashdown, Alistair Darling, Danny Finkelstein, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Professor Andrew Clare, Lord Malloch-Brown and AC Grayling – just to name a few!
26 March Next week sees the return of the annual BNY Mellon Investment Conference and, as always, the event will play host to an outstanding range of external speakers. Former UN Deputy Secretary General Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will share his insights into the current geopolitical risks and outline key political flash points around the globe. Additionally there will be an exciting election debate between the three main political parties, moderated by Newsnight's Emily Maitlis. Panelists will include Paddy Ashdown, Daniel Finkelstein and Alistair Darling, all sharing their thoughts on the upcoming General Election.
13 February The agenda for the US Markets Conference is now complete, and we are really excited by the line-up for the keynote speaker day. Speakers include Kevin Warsh of the Federal Reserve, Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, JB Straubel, Tesla CTO, and Tom Donilson, former National Security Advisor.
9 February After a fabulous day at Aberdeen's conference on Wednesday, SiP spent Thursday and Friday at the Rosewood Hotel at an international investment conference. Lord Malloch-Brown gave a fabulous keynote and Daniel Alexander, our new favourite magician, entertained at dinner. We also did a pitstop at the Jumeirah in Knightsbridge with Lord Patten talking about how China will look in ten years' time.
27 January Final plans are underway for the Aberdeen conference next week, where we have an incredible array of speakers. Contributors as diverse as Katherine Grainger, Ian Goldin, Linda Yueh and Kirsty Wark will share their insights, linking to the overall conference theme of TIME and its resonance in financial markets.
23 January An unusual combination at dinner last night - Patrick Dixon, a futurist, and Daniel Alexander, a magician - who came together at the end to create a brilliant illusion on the ‘magic of business'.
22 January The marvellous Admiral McConnell, former US Director of National Intelligence and a senior adviser to Booz Allen, joined us in Davos last night for a small CEO dinner, where he led a discussion surrounding world security.
7 January Happy New Year! We are very much looking forward to a busy 2015 with more exciting speakers than ever before. We are starting the year with a bang at the Henderson Investment Conference on 14 January, where delegates will hear from Andrew Neil, well-known BBC broadcaster, publisher and writer as well as Simon Jack, Business and Economics Presenter on BBC 4's Today programme. The event will be rounded off with an exciting after-dinner speaker: Ken Clarke, Conservative MP and UK politics stalwart for over 40 years.
22 December We are delighted to announce a fascinating line-up of speakers who have been confirmed for JIC Spring 2015, being held again at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire from 20–22nd April. Dr Patrick Dixon, one of the most influential business thinkers and futurists in the world today, will open the conference with a challenging, visionary, dynamic and provocative speech looking at growth opportunities and future trends. We also offer delegates the opportunity to hear from The Numbers Guy – Alex Bellos – a celebrated mathematician who can hold an audience's interest with amazing maths as well as talk eloquently about Brazilian Football. Roger Steare, The Corporate Philosopher, also joins the list of speakers to discuss Moral DNA and ethics in business. To round off proceedings on 21st April, Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind will host The Big Election Discussion during dinner. And all that in 1 day! We'll announce more speakers for the rest of the conferece in due course.
11 December Yesterday saw our very last event of 2014. It was an evening in a private room at Lutyens Restaurant with Sir Malcolm Rifkind, for a small senior group from the insurance industry. We start again on 14 January with the Henderson New Year Conference, where we have Ken Clarke, former Deputy Prime Minister, as well as the BBC's Simon Jack and Andrew Neil to give us insights into the election year ahead.
5 December As we draw towards the end of the year, we are in our final run of events before the Christmas party season starts. This week we have been all over the country – Harrogate, Scotland and London – with our speakers. Highlights include Sugata Mitra, Ed Stafford, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Professor Andrew Clare and Steve Bee! We also managed to fit in one of our Comedy Clubs, MC'd by the marvellous Stephen Grant as always, including new rapper extraordinaire Chris Turner.
21 November Really looking forward to next Tuesday when we will be switching between two conferences in the West End - the Brewin Dolphin conference where Lord Heseltine is joining us and a dinner in Mayfair with Fatima Bhutto.
14 November A mega speaker week! Highlights included Apple founder Steve Wozniak, futurists Ian Goldin and Patrick Dixon, economists Dambisa Moyo, Moises Naim and Marvin Zonis and a performance by Harmony, an amazing group of aerialists!
5 November Fascinating afternoon at the GAM Charities Seminar, where Zac Goldsmith gave a brilliant speech on the environment, politics and charities - despite the fact he was feeling terribly unwell!
27 October Looking forward to the Institutional Investor conference 2 weeks today - 2 packed days with 6 exciting speakers on different aspects of globalisation: The economist Dambisa Moyo; Marvin Zonis, global political economist and expert on Middle Eastern politics and Dr Moises Naim, former executive Director of the World Bank, are just a few of the agenda highlights!
14 October A fabulous breakfast at the new Ham Yard Hotel at at the Yahoo Upfront event. Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos Mori, was talking about trends for next year. He is a great speaker for insights in the lead up to the General Election next year.
12 October We have just returned from the Legg Mason conference in Washington DC where Marvin Zonis was our guest speaker. The conference was taking place the same week as the annual IMF meeting, so Washington was at its busiest point of the year! Looking forward to seeing Marvin again in November in London at the Institutional Investor conference.
10 October 2 lunches with fashion and luxury experts taking place this week. Frances Card, who was COO of Matches and re-launched the iconic Libertys of London brand, and Muriel Zingraff who spearheaded the renovations of Heathrow Terminals 2 and 5 from simply airport terminals into new shopping destinations.
3 October 3 days with Dr Steve Peters, author of the Chimp Paradox, at 3 different conferences - all in the Savoy! Hopefully we now know our inner chimps better than most!
1 October A brilliant morning with Simon Jack, the Business Commentator for Radio 4's Today, moderating a fixed income panel. Simon was previously in finance, so is a brilliant facilitator for industry-specific panels.
24 September Yesterday, SiP was at the Jupiter inaugural conference at the Rosewood, with Lords Lamont and Ashdown in conversation. The feedback on this 'one-off' has been incredible. As one delegate said - "Lords Ashdown and Lamont - an undoubted privilege".
19 September We are in Prague today with Ambassador Michael McFaul, US Ambassador to Russia until earlier this year. Michael will be speaking on the crisis in the Ukraine and its effect on other foreign policy issues.
12 September We spent an unforgettable morning with Francois Pienaar, former South African Rugby Captain, whose life was made into the Hollywood Film Invictus, at a conference at The Savoy this week. He received the most heartfelt standing ovation SiP has ever witnessed!
7 September Dr Moran Cerf jetted over from Chicago for a risk leadership conference in London, to give another pitch perfect speech, on unconscious bias. Moran can turn his behavioural knowledge to many different themes, and is incredibly versatile.
3 September Dr Moran Cerf, professor of Neuroscience at Kellogg Business School, is jetting over from Chicago today to join us at a leadership conference talking on risk and unconscious bias. Moran is an unbelievably professional speaker, who weaves stories and research with precision. He has won the Moth Storytelling Prize in the States for his prowess in speech making.
15 August We are really excited to have such a stellar group of UK political leaders joining us at autumn conferences: Lord Lamont, Lord Ashdown, Lord Heseltine and Sir Malcolm Rifkind will all be sharing their views with us at some point over the coming months!
18 July John Simpson, the BBC's World Affairs Editor, will be flying back to be the Guest Speaker at this year's Morningstar OBSR dinner on 4 September. Now in its seventh year, we have had a whole array of speakers in past years - from Michael Portillo to Jeremy Vine to John Bishop!
4 July We are delighted to have finalised what we think is our strongest JIC Autumn speaker line-up to date. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Ed "Amazon Man" Stafford, and Sugata Mitra, instigator of the Hole in the Wall experiment will all be presenting, along with a few surprise guest speakers as well! For further details on JIC, see the website here.
30 June We are thrilled that Hans Rosling, founder of the Gapminder Foundation, will be joining us for a conference in November. Hans's diary is phenomenally complicated, so we are feeling inordinately lucky to have been able to secure him. Hans's TED talks are world-famous. If you haven't seen one, check out this link
25 June Two days spent in glorious weather in Hampshire, for the third Select South event. Mark Stevenson, author of The Optimist's Guide to the Future, gave another flawless speech and gave us all much to think about, and Chris Dugdale, magician to the Queen, left everyone speechless with his array of card tricks and mind-reading.
24 June An amazing morning at Old Billingsgate, where Emily Maitlis was moderating a mid-cap conference. The whole morning was fascinating but some highlights were her interview of Lionel Barber, Editor of the FT, where they discussed everything from politics, to innovation in publishing to meeting Prince Charles, and an inspiring technology panel with Will Whitehorn, former CEO of Virgin Galatic, Rohan Silva and Ajay Choudhury.
19 June We were lucky enough to secure Martin Wolf for the closing speech at an inflation conference this afternoon. Martin had just flown in from Washington, but you wouldn't have known, he was his signature honest and provocative self, and looked at empirical lessons of inflation from the last 200 years.
12 June We were at the Lancaster Hotel first thing with David Blakeley, author of Pathfinder, whose task was to wake us and inspire us at 8.30 in the morning before a long day of finance! Then up to Edinburgh with charming Tim Waterstone, founder and former Chairman of Waterstones, who spoke about entrepreneurship and business over a dinner at the Balmoral.
10 June A brilliant few days at Think Tank addressing investment management issues with Daniel Enskat. Daniel brilliantly facilitated the day's panel sessions, and gave us great insights into the US market. Daniel is the founder of Enskat Associates, which provides strategic advice and expansion implementation for asset management companies.
4 June Our busiest day of the year - 6 speakers at 2 events in one day! We started the day at Legg Mason's Investment Solutions conference and ended at the annual WEB Forum. From Moran Cerf to Joanna Lumley to Mishal Husain to Luke Johnson to Nio, the next big magician, and the marvellous Joe Stilgoe, we have definitely covered all bases of the speaker spectrum!
23 May We were up early today with Kenneth Cukier, The Economist's Data Editor and author of best-selling "Big Data", who gave a fascinating presentation at an annual Board Meeting, explaining how big data will affect financial services.
22 May A fabulous evening at a senior leadership conference listening to Moran Cerf on the science behind decision making! Moran is also researching the key elements to happiness: apparently the top 2 are sleep and exercise!
20 May SiP returns to Helsinki for the second time this month with Professor Steve Rayner, who leads the Oxford Future of Cities programme. Steve is an expert on the future of megacities and tier 2 cities, and is speaking to a global property investment audience.
16 May
An unbelievably informative morning at FundsNetwork Investment Forum today. Natasha Kaplinsky facilitated proceedings, charming all the panellists and fund managers into revealing all their secrets, including Neil Woodford, who agreed to come and talk about his new fund.
13 May
What a day at the first European Ideas Summit, where we covered economics, demographics, China, education, technology, investment techniques, security and much more! Sugata Mitra, Eliza Manningham-Buller, Joanna Shields, Sarah Harper and Mario Monti all joined us for the day to share their views.
9 May
Brilliant day yesterday at the Old Mutual Global Investors annual conference with speakers Sir Jonathan Evans, former Head of MI5, the BBC's Mishal Husain and Time journalist and Africa expert Alex Perry.
7 May 2014
SiP is in Helsinki twice this month. Our first trip started yesterday with guest speakers Martin Wolf and Ian Goldin doing a Nordic tour, taking in Helsinki & Copenhagen, talking on globalisation to institutional investors.
25 April 2014
SiP is spending the beginning of next week at the tenth anniversary of JiC with a whole team of brilliant speakers including Ambassador Howard Gutman, the longest serving US Ambassador to Belgium in history, Mark Stevenson, author of An Optimist's Guide to the Future, Greg Whyte, best known for training Eddie Izzard to undergo 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief, and world-famous demographer Clint Laurent.
11 April 2014
We spent the morning with Dr Steve Peters at the International Sales and Investment Seminar in the City, who gave us another brilliant and funny insight into his Chimp Paradox theory. Everyone now talking about our inner chimps!
27 March 2014
What a day at the BNY Mellon European Global Investment Conference at The Savoy yesterday! The morning was spent with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web, who inspired us all with his continued enthusiasm and work in web innovation. This March marks the 25th anniversary of the worldwide web, so it was a great time to reflect on how it has changed the world. The evening saw entertainment in the form of shadow dancing and duelling pianos, with a bespoke song about the day written by Joe Stilgoe.
25 March 2014
Final preparations for the BNY Mellon Boat Race Gala Dinner at the Tate Modern tomorrow. It is a packed agenda with the rowers for this year's race, Anna Watkins interviewing the respective coaches, Ed Stafford 'Amazon Man' giving a post-dinner speech, and 3 acts from La Cirque closing the evening. The stage is 'in the round', so final practice with everyone today!
6 March 2014
A tale of two cities today! We start the morning in London at the Intercontinental with a former British Prime Minister (can you guess which one?!) , and then race up to Birmingham with Jeremy Vine of the BBC for a dinner at the Town Hall. Jeremy is a brilliant after-dinner speaker, who has an amazing knack with large rooms of people (this dinner will be over 400 people!).
24 February 2014
Today we are heading up to Mottram Hall in Cheshire for the Select North conference. Opening the conference is Bronwen Maddox, Editor of Prospect Magazine, who will be talking on '2014: a year of big ideas'. In the evening, we have a northern incarnation of our signature Comedy Club, and looking forward to seeing the wonderful Stephen Grant, our recurring MC, again..
14 February 2014
Joseph Gagnon of the Peterson Institute, who spent many years at the Federal Reserve, is joining MiP's New York Research Conference for a working breakfast today, to impart his expert knowledge of US banking policy to our delegates.
6 February 2014
Today, SiP is at the newly-opened Rosewood Hotel in London, with Jamie P Rubin, who was Assistant Secretary of State for President Clinton, and Christine Ockrent, former COO of France 24.
30 January 2014
Wow, what an evening last night! Derren Brown drew gasps from everyone with his unfathomable feats of mind-reading at an industry dinner. It was the only talking point last night, and we are still talking about it today!
23 January 2014
Gavin Hewitt, BBC Europe Editor, did a star turn as the moderator at a Market Outlook Benelux event in Belgium yesterday.
22 January 2014
A great speech by Katie-Jane L'Herpiniere yesterday, a new find of ours! Katie-Jane is a model turned adventurer, who was the first person, with her husband Tarka, to walk the entire Great Wall of China.
20 January 2014
Twelve panellists, three panels, and lots of lively debates Daniel Finkelstein took the helm of Standard Life's Investment Summit earlier this month, and made the role of moderator appear effortless. Drawing on his years of experience at the sharp end of politics and journalism, he facilitated a series of entertaining and thought-provoking discussions that captivated the audience.
20 January 2014
We are thrilled to have booked Sir Tim Berners Lee for the BNY Mellon Global Investment Conference in March. David Miliband's speech was a talking point last year; a speech from the inventor of the World Wide Web is sure to be another hit.
09 January 2014
Michael Hesletine served up a truly memorable speech that managed to somehow cover the very early years of his introduction into the world of business with comments on keeping competitive in a modern technologically driven society. Interspersed with witty anecdotes and political references, it's easy to see why this man has been near the reigns of power for so many years. He continues to demonstrate his sharp and insightful mind in a humble and self-deprecating manner.
09 January 2014
A busy couple of days: Michael Heseltine, Daniel Finkelstein, Dr Steve Peters and Andrew Neil are all speaking at various engagements for us today. We've also got four comedians entertaining our audiences this evening. The year is definitely off to an interesting start !
20 November 2013
SiP has just returned from 3 days at JIC Autumn at Gleneagles. We unveiled our new 4x15 format, where 4 speakers take to the stage for 15 minutes in turn to show different viewpoints on the same topic; Daniel Franklin wowed us with his very positive outlook for 2014, and as a finale we had the marvellous Joe Stilgoe and Anthony Strong duelling on their pianos - everyone was clamouring for encore after encore.
15 November 2013
Another stellar turn from Ranulph Fiennes, who gave another brilliant speech at the International Media conference today. He has the most brilliant ability to get all nationalities laughing!
12 November 2013
We are at a very exclusive summit at Cliveden House for the next two days, discussing and debating long term investment themes with Carmen Reinhart, David Blanchflower, Lucas Papademos & Nouriel Roubini.
1 November 2013
And our busiest month of the year begins! We have a completely eclectic mix of speakers, experts & entertainers lined up to speak: everyone and everything from former Presidents to Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Duelling Piano.! We can't wait!
29 October 2013
We are very excited that Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy at Oxford University, will be speaking at an EMD & Commodities event in Amsterdam today.
25 October 2013
Matthew Syed, author of Bounce, is one of our recurring star speakers, and he gave another star turn at a multi-asset team event last night.
16 October 2013
SiP was at a client breakfast this morning with Nick Robinson, the BBC's political editor, who was a fabulous addition to the morning's proceedings, explaining to us what really goes on behind the scenes at Westminster.
02 October 2013
We have had excellent feedback on Ambassador Nick Burns, who spoke in Athens on Thursday, giving a geopolitical outlook for the next 6 months. Nick kindly flew all the way from Washington DC for us. Nick was former Ambassador to Greece and to the EU, as well as being an expert on the Middle East, so he has a broad knowledge base from which to draw his conclusions.
18 September 2013
Today, SiP is in Stockholm with Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Wolfgang Munchau, who are both speaking in a debate about the UK 's position within the EU. If the briefing was anything to go by, we are looking forward to some real theatre from the two of them later!
6 September 2013
Another brilliant evening at the Morningstar OBSR Awards & Dinner, with two star speaker turns on the night from Richard Buxton, Head of Equities at OMGI, and marvellous Michael Portillo.
27 August 2013
We are thrilled to announce our exciting speaker line-up for JiC this year. Full details can be seen here .
9 July 2013
We are now well and truly into the autumn booking season, and lots of brave and interesting speaker choices are being made. We are sourcing speakers from all ends of the spectrum: from Ambassador Nick Burns, a former US Undersecretary of State, to Sugata Mitra, creator of the famous 'Hole in the Wall' experiment, to Attraction, the winners of Britain's Got Talent this year!
24 June 2013
This week, SiP is at Select South, at the Four Seasons, Hampshire. Last night, we had the second incarnation of our comedy club with 3 fabulous comedians Paul Zerdin, Sean Collins and Alun Cochrane. Today we look forward to after dinner speaker extraordinaire, the journalist Julia Hartley Brewer.
13th June 2013
A week today SiP will be at the Allianz Global Investors Client Forum at the Saatchi Gallery, listening to Dr Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute, talking about financial repression in Europe.
29 May 2013
Looking forward to Think Tank next week at the Vineyard, Stockcross, where Matthew Syed, author of Bounce, will be playing table tennis with delegates to illustrate his theory that all of us can become experts with the right amount of practice.
21 May 2013
We are incredibly excited that Dynamo will be making an appearance at Legg Mason's post-conference drinks reception this evening, and wowing the room with his close-up magic. Here's a sneak preview of what to expect!
17 May 2013
Emily Maitlis did an absolutely sterling job moderating the FundsNetwork Forum at The Brewery today. She managed to keep 400 guests in order and managed the Q&A sessions (with 6 roving mics needed to cover everyone!) superbly - a serious pro!
13 May 2013
It seems to be busiest week of the year for events. This week, SiP has speakers in Paris, Lausanne, London, Copenhagen and Cape Cod. In Europe, the Eurozone is still the hot topic and Jacques de Larosière, Peter Bofinger and George Papandreou will be giving their perspectives on its future. In Cape Cod, Niall Ferguson and Misha Glenny are the guest speakers.
8 May 2013
Tomorrow, Gillian Tett of the FT will be opening OMGI's inaugural conference, and Jon Culshaw, impressionist extraordinaire, will be closing the day post dinner.
24 April 2013
SiP has just spent a brilliant few days at JIC Spring, learning from our fabulous keynote speakers Dr Ian Goldin and Dr Steve Peters, and being entertained by The Noise Next Door and charming Jeremy Vine.
18 April 2013
We are looking forward to watching Sir Ranulph Fiennes round off an internal conference tomorrow. Ran has been giving inspirational talks for nearly 40 years, and he still has the ability to leave audiences buzzing!
4 April 2013
Just under 3 weeks to the JIC Spring and we have our most exciting speaker line-up yet: Ian Goldin, Steve Peters, Jeremy Vine and a full comedy night line-up as well!
25 March 2013
Our hot speaker of the moment is Steve Peters, the psychiatrist for Team Sky and behind Team GB's cycling success, who will be speaking at 3 different internal conferences for us in the next fortnight. Steve talks about his theory 'the Chimp paradox', and how to activate the parts of your brain that achieve peak performance.
20 March 2013
A day-to-look-forward-to today, with 4 brilliant speakers at the BNY Mellon Global Investment conference: Paul Saffo, the US-based futurist, David Miliband, global advisor to Oxford Analytica, Matthew Pinsent, record-breaking Olympian rower, and Michael McIntyre (who needs no introduction!) will be speaking during the course of the day.
11 March 2013
SiP is off to Paris this week for the European Research Visit. Our speakers for the conference are Paris-based experts on the European political situation: on Wednesday we are listening to Christine Ockrent, one of France's best-known political commentators, and on Thursday, Thomas Klau, Head of the Paris office of the Council of Foreign Relations.
5 March 2013
We are having a Greek moment at SiP having just booked two former prime ministers of Greece: George Papandreou, who served from 2009 to 2011, and Lucas Papademos, from 2011 to 2012. Both speak beautiful English and are brilliantly honest about the Eurozone's future in Southern Europe.
22 February 2013
Really looking forward to Select North on Tuesday of next week where Simon Jack, Today's Business Commentator, will be opening the day, and Times Columnist Robert Crampton will be entertaining delegates at dinner.
18 February 2013
We have just booked the wonderful Niall Ferguson to speak at a 2 day conference in Cape Cod in May. Niall is a professor at Harvard, who is best known for his bestselling books The Ascent Of Money and The West And The Rest, and their accompanying documentaries. He is unbelievably charismatic and versatile as a speaker, and audiences are constantly wowed by him.
12 February 2013
Fabulous feedback for Dr Jurgen Stark's speech on Thursday at the Intermediary Conference at the Langham Hotel. He got a record-breaking 70 audience questions asked on the interactive voting system! Dr Stark was a member of the European Central Bank until December 2011, and has very forthright views on the Eurozone.
11 February 2013
We heard 2 fabulous speakers on the US yesterday on both sides of the Atlantic: Sir Christopher Meyer, former Ambassador to Washington, spoke in London, and Matt Frei, US Correspondent for Channel 4, spoke in New York.
6 February 2013
We are thrilled to have booked a fabulous array of speakers for the upcoming BNY Mellon conference: Paul Saffo and David Miliband will both speak during the day. In the evening, we'll hear from Olympic hero Matthew Pinsent before dinner and comedian Michael McIntyre will ensure we finish the evening with a smile!
30 January 2013
We're very much looking forward to hearing Matt Frei update us on the latest in US politics during the New York Investment Conference this week. Matt always shares fascinating insights and is sure to give us the inside track on the second Obama administration.
29 January 2013
Our clients are gearing up for a busy year, with bookings for a wide range of speakers. We've booked everyone from Lord Coe to Michael McIntyre; Gillian Tett to Dynamo. Some interesting events coming up!
28 January 2013
We booked Beverley Knight for an event at the Dorchester this week and she put on an exceptional show - a real crowd-pleaser. Thanks to all involved.
4 January 2013
In January we look forward to hearing amongst others, 4 fabulous speakers on current affairs: John Micklethwait, Editor of The Economist, Martin Wolf, the FT's economics commentator, Gavin Hewitt, BBC's Europe Editor and Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist.
21 December 2012
With lots of clients looking to confirm speakers for 2013, SiP will be working between Christmas and New Year. Don't hesitate to call if you need urgent speaker help.
16 December 2012
There is a prospect that SiP might be working with Nicolas Sarkozy in the near future. All very exciting!
10 December 2012
Simon Jack and Robert Crampton will be speaking at Select North in February 2013. Not too far away now!
28 November 2012
We are very excited that the FT's Martin Wolf will be joining for lunch at Real Reaturn on 16 January 2013.
21 November 2012
A resounding success on the speaker front at JiC Autumn, Gleneagles. David Millar, Team GB cycling captain, Philip Coggan, Buttonwood columnist at The Economist, author and cricketer Ed Smith and Gavin Esler of Newsnight all took to the floor this year.
16 November 2012
Another look at the US election result today. Justin Webb will be speaking this afternoon at our Events-Hub US Special Focus. The first external speaker to speak at Events-Hub.
14 November 2012
Matt Frei, Channel 4's Washington correspondent, is a jack of all trades on the speaking front. At the LGi conference, Matt did a serious 60 minute review of the US election result and then a witty 10 minute after-dinner speech with lots of White House anecdotes. He got the highest ranking feedback ever for an SiP speaker.
5 November 2012
A diverse week at SiP. Amongst others, we look forward to The 3 Waiters and to Simon Jack of the Today Programme at the IQ roadshow.
22 October 2012
We start the week with the wonderful Wolfgang Munchau, associate editor of the FT and founder of, at a multi-asset conference. Wolfgang is an absolute expert on the Euro, and always has new insights on what is going on in the Eurozone.
16 October 2012
Katherine Grainger got a standing ovation today at Skandia Key Partners Conference. Not a dry eye in the house!
12 October 2012
Today we look forward to hearing former Olympian Roger Black at the Architas Partnerships conference. Roger Black starts off a week of Olympian speakers at events. Matthew Pinsent, Matthew Syed & Katherine Grainger will all also be speaking over the next couple of days.
25 September 2012
Tonight we have Quentin Letts, the Daily Mail's Parliamentary Sketchwriter, giving an after-dinner speech at Kames Capital conference. Quentin is a superstar when it comes to giving a funny after-dinner speech.
10 September 2012
Julia Hartley Brewer di d a star turn at the Morningstar OBSR dinner last night. Calls and emails pouring in today saying how fabulous she was.
31 August 2012
Looking forward to Julia Hartley Brewer, LBC radio host, speaking at the Morningstar OBSR Dinner and Awards a week today.
23 August 2012
Justin Webb, BBC's Today Presenter, has kindly agreed to share his post-US election insights at the Events-Hub roadshow in London on 16 November.
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