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International Business Festival 2018 Announces Six New Speakers

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Fri, 9 Mar. 2018
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Big names. Essential themes. Revolutionary ideas. Our Festival is on course to welcome more than 200 speakers from 12-28 June 2018.

Men and women who are using technology, innovation and collaboration to make business smarter, faster and more profitable, all over the world.

Read about a small selection of just six of the speakers below. Soak up knowledge, steal ideas and chart a new course for business success with the International Business Festival this summer.

SIMON SEGARS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ARM HOLDINGS

Powering devices, computers, phones, lifts and just about any modern machine, microchips keep the world running in an immeasurable way.

Simon Segars’ company is on course to produce designs for more than 100bn advanced microchips over the next four years.

Want an incomparable insight into the bright future of technology and what it means for business? Simon Segars is your man.

 

CAROLYN FAIRBAIRN

DIRECTOR-GENERAL, CBI

Carolyn is the woman in charge of the UK’s premier business-facing organisation, the Confederation of British Industry.

Former Director of Strategy for BBC Worldwide, Carolyn is an international business leader and global authority on tackling the issues that face business today.

Looking to plan ahead and gain the insight you need to grow? Carolyn is a surefire, safe bet.

 

DR ALAN JAMES

VICE-PRESIDENT, VIRGIN HYPERLOOP ONE

Space-age capsules that fly humans and freight around at super-fast speeds are moving closer to reality thanks to people like Dr Alan James.

Alan is the primary worldwide point of contact at Virgin Hyperloop One for countries seeking to revolutionise their transport system.

Prepare for a new dawn of transport, and let the good doctor reveal the extraordinary opportunities this technology could present to businesses.

 

SIMON JACK

BUSINESS EDITOR, BBC

BBC Radio 4. The Today Programme. BBC Breakfast and The Six and Ten O’Clock news.

Leading business and finance journalist, and author, Simon Jack has been reporting on global business matters for more than 15 years.

Expect to gain a highly informed and analytical view of the world of business today, when Simon hosts our Manufacturing Day.

 

JENNY TOOTH OBE

CEO, UK BUSINESS ANGELS ASSOCIATION

Getting business ideas off the ground and helping them to reach new heights is what drives UK Business Angels Association.

‘Archangel’ Jenny Tooth heads up the organisation, representing more than 15,000 investors.

Looking for new ways to finance your business dreams? Jenny might just answer your prayers.

 

ARANCHA GONZÁLEZ

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ITC

#MeToo. #TimesUp. What’s next? It’s no secret that the world is failing its female entrepreneurs.

SheTrades is tackling this issue with a radical new movement, led by International Trade Centre’s Arancha González.

Hear why women hold the key to achieving greater global business success and increased future wealth and prosperity for all.

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