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LeadersIn Business Nov 20 2012

20 Nov 2012, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, London

Welcome to LeadersIn Business Nov 20 an event with Neil Berkett the CEO of Virgin Media and Olaf Swantee the CEO of EE.

At this event you will hear Neil and Olaf share with us some great insights as to what it takes to be a world class organisation and a world class leader.  Let us tell you a little more, see below:

  • Agenda
  • 2:30pm - Registration, welcome and coffee
  • 3:00pm - Welcome and introduction by Anthony Gell
  • 3:05pm - Neil Berkett, CEO, Virgin Media speaks on

    - Creating an entrepreneurial spirit in large organisations – getting that Virgin feeling

    - Ethics and values for the changing consumer

    - Purpose beyond profit – how corporations can make a difference

    In this presentation you will hear some key insights as to his thoughts on what makes great leaders and winning organizations. 

    Followed by an interview and moderated Q&A with Anthony Gell including topics such as: 

    - Leadership 'styles' when to use 'command and control' vs 'empowering' leadership 

    - For both leaders and organisations winning is about focusing on your strengths and core competencies - how to achieve this in practice 

    Neil is one of the most widely recognized CEOs in the UK.  He has turned around the fortunes of Virgin Media since he took office in March 2008. 

    Neil has over 25 years experience in a wide range of highly competitive customer-facing industries. His experience has centred around significant change in business strategy including turnaround and mergers. Before joining Virgin Media he was Managing Director, Distribution, at Lloyds TSB plc (UK).

    His previous roles include: Chief Operating Officer at Prudential Assurance Company Ltd UK; Head of Retail at St George Bank; Senior General Manager at the Australian division of Citibank Limited; Chief Executive at Eastwest Airlines Australia and Financial Controller at ICL Australia.

    Neil Berkett
    Virgin Media
    To view Neil's profile, please click here.
  • 4:05pm - Coffee break

    Caffeine and networking

  • 4:30pm - Olaf Swantee the CEO of EE speaks on

    - How to create and run a successful joint venture

    - Creating a business that excels in execution

    - Leading an organisation through a downturn

    -  Followed by an interview and moderated Q&A with Anthony Gell
    As well as being the CEO of the company that operates both T-Mobile and Orange, Olaf has had significant experience with many other brands including Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and other world class companies.  Tapping into this expertise he will share with us some key messages for you and your organization. 

    Olaf Swantee is the CEO of EE prior to this, Olaf was a member of Orange France-Telecom’s executive board.

    Before joining Orange-France Telecom, Olaf had 17 years' experience in the IT industry in Europe and the United States, having  worked at country, European and global levels.

    Olaf Swantee
    To view Olaf's profile, please click here.
  • 5:30pm - Canapes and drinks with speakers and attendees

    Wine and networking

Price: £125.00 + VAT per person.

Discounts are available at this event: 

The price to attend this event is £125 + VAT however you and your team can attend for £100 per person if

You're able to book before October 12th 2012

Just like everybody else - we want you to book early! - So register by October 12th and book for just £100 per person - please just enter the code EARLY1 into the discount code space when registering.

You send a group (after all it's a cliche but business is a team sport)

At our events people come in teams, why?... because leadership is a team sport and our events are great value (great speakers for an accessible price).  So if you'd like to come as a team, then if you register more than 3 people then you can attend for £100 per person.  Just enter the code GRP3 in to the discount code when registering. 

You attend our other November event too

We have two world class events in November.  If you're intending to book on both then just use the code BOTH and you'll be able to book for each event for £100 per person.  

You're one of our much loved LeadersIn Members (free to join)

As a thank you to our very cool members for getting involved you can book for just £100.  Just enter MEM into the discount code space when registering.

Please note we can't give it to you for free, so you can only use one of the above discount codes per person. 

Register for this event - click here
or call us on 0800 955 7888 (+44 800 955 7888 outside the UK)

About the venue:

This event will be held in the theatre at the Soho Hotel with drinks there too. 

Soho Hotel 

4 Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH 

For those of you who haven't been to the Soho Hotel, it's easy to find and only 10 minute walk from Oxford Circus or Picadilly Circus.  The Soho Hotel is situated in a quiet street between Dean and Wardour Streets in the heart of London's entertainment neighbourhood.  So to get there: 

By tube 

The nearest Underground station is Oxford Circus on the Central Line (Zone 1) or Picadilly Circus (note Totenham Court Road is also near).  

By car - parking

The nearest NCP car parks are Brewer Street and Poland Street. There are no parking facilities available at the Soho Hotel. 

By Helicopter

The best place to land is at the Barclays London Helliport, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RE. 


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