JLA’s Speakers Breakfasts give event organisers and producers a free opportunity to see speakers in action before making a booking. Each year we host a Spring and Autumn season to showcase motivators, trends experts and business leaders – as well as the latest ‘movers and shakers’ and exciting new names to join the circuit.
SHOWING ALL 2008
Credited as the first to draw the public’s attention to the problems at Northern Rock, BBC Business Editor Robert Peston analyses the causes and effects of the Credit Crunch. What measures does the Chancellor have at his disposal? Should the priority be interest rates or inflation? What will it take for financial institutions to stabilise and restore profits? What is the outlook for UK plc?
LOCATION 28 Portland Place
DATE DECEMBER 9 2008
Which speakers can help prepare your people for the leadership challenges ahead? Who is best placed to steady nerves and set out the ground rules?
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller was Director General of MI5 until 2007. She led the Security Service through substantial change in the wake of 9/11 and the growing threat from Al Qaida. In the midst of these pressures, MI5 doubled in size and dramatically altered its approach to the professional development of staff. Eliza talks about leadership under pressure, and building trust.
PY Gerbeau has taken on 12 turnarounds and corporate rescues, including The Dome. He is now at the helm of X-Leisure and Chair of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College. PY explains how the recession will require management to be adaptable, agile, accountable, able to prioritise and to balance risks. It is about protecting your customers, your people, your brand and your business.
LOCATION The Landsdowne Club
DATE NOVEMBER 27 2008
Jack Perkowski, US investment banker turned Beijing business leader and author of Managing the Dragon explains how to navigate the vast new power and understand their two markets for any product. Sir Richard Needham, the former Trade Minister and now International & Commercial Director of Dyson, talks about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in China.
LOCATION 28 Portland Place
DATE AUGUST 29 2008
Tim Smit, Founder of the Eden Project, demonstrates hisleadership skills and combines business sense with a common sense approach to sustainability. Gabrielle Walker, author of The Hot Topic, explores the scientific, technological, economic and political aspects of climate change. Leo Johnson, a specialist in environmental and social risk management (and brother of Mayor Boris), shows why businesses need 'future-proofing.’
LOCATION The Lansdowne Club
DATE APRIL 16 2008