Speakers share an insight into what’s going on behind the headlines. Highlights have included Seb Coe preparing the bid for London 2012; Lord Stevens on risks to national security, after his departure as Commissioner of the Met; Digby Jones on the skills shortage; Col Tim Collins on leadership lessons from Iraq; and Richard Reed on the secrets of his success with Innocent Drinks.
The Spring season of Speakers Breakfasts included an innovation event with Wayne Hemingway and Hamish McRae, and a post-election look at the economy with Justin Urquhart-Stewart, Sir John Gieve and Anthony Hilton. We also showcased one of the most influential speakers on all things digital, Josh Spear.
According to The Stage, "JLA's Real Variety Show is known throughout the entertainment industry as being the best in the business.” It has uncovered dozens of stand-ups, musical comedians and visual acts from around the world, and provided an industry ‘premiere’ for the likes of Bill Bailey, Dara O Briain, Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert and Kevin Bridges.
Next Showcase September 2011
JLA has hosted showcases since 1991, when The Real Variety Show first opened its doors to the event industry. The idea was to demonstrate that alternative comedians had become the new mainstream, that many understood the corporate rules and represented far better value than household name entertainers.
Whilst establishment figures now often appear at JLA Speakers Breakfasts and Lunches, we still keep to the original principle of giving corporate audiences an opportunity to see who’s new to the circuit. Our free showcases allow you to preview motivators, business leaders and experts, raconteurs, performers and even politicians before making a booking.